Trattoria Taverniti

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Italian
Trattoria Taverniti serves authentic and homemade Italian cuisine in the heart of Toronto’s Little Italy. A true trattoria, this cozy little restaurant, features Rosina Taverniti's family recipes. Come try our house specialties: Gnocchi Venezia, Meat Lasagna, or our Calabrese Pizza!
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JB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is our favourite Italian restaurant. Sitting there makes you feel like you’re in Europe again. Our pizzas were delicious and we loved our desserts and cappacino’s too! It’s such a romantic ambiance and the perfect place for a date :)

CF
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!!! The honey pizza is incredible, the staff are friendly, and the prices are very reasonable. Just makes sure you get a table!

d
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and wonderful service! The best!

VA
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The gnocchi are pillow soft, the other dishes I enjoy are excellent. A very unique feel, small, cozy, friendly staff, and Rosina has popped out the kitchen on some visits to ask guests how their food is.

J
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly this restaurant has the best Italian food served in a warm, rustic atmosphere. It's cozy and inviting and not very expensive. My table had allergies that the servers were very quick to check with the kitchen, ensuring there would be no issues with what we were ordering. I hope to go back soon, either for a casual dinner or a special occasion.

OT
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food (layers of flavour), warm and friendly staff, nice prices. One of our favourite places to dine!!!

CA
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I wish I spoke Italian. 😀
The weight staff and some of the customers were speaking their beautiful language. The atmosphere, excellent pasta, and great bottle of wine made for an authentic, delicious experience. Grazie.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food. Had to wait a little too long to be seated. Overall a good experience.

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best Italian food I have ever had. I am Italian so I am super picky and I can’t say enough good about this place. Such a special experience and even better food.

AB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great places as usual. Authentic and tasty Italian food

L
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The restaurant is very small,maximum 30 seats. It's imperative to make reservations . On a Monday night,they had to turn people away. The carbonara was very good. Highly recommend it

BD
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

A delightful neighborhood Italian eatery. Only issue is that the 'on line' menu does not match the actual menu in the restaurant!

AH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our sons dinner! Was amazing and fresh food, server really knew the food and made great recommendations!

DP
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

yummy snd amazing as always !! Grazie

D
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always. Great food, great service. Who could ask for more? Thank you!

CA
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This my second time here. I love this little restaurant. The food is delicious and the staff are always very accommodating.

BW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great time. Great food my grand daughter lived the pasta

S
Manitoba
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, felt like I was back in Italy!

MM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food EVER. Would eat here everyday if my pants never got tight from all the pasta and pizza

PA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great little find. Pizza was amazing. Quick service. Would definitely recommend this place

M
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down, THE best Italian food that I’ve had in Toronto. This family is amazing and I get so excited when I get to return. Make sure to book a reservation!

A
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this restaurant was amazing! The lasagna was beyond phenomenal. I just wish you got a little more of it! I need this restaurant closer to me in Michigan! :)

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The food is incredible but the service the past several times I’ve gone was not great at all.

b
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, great vibe, felt like a classic Italian restaurant. Will be going again.

AA
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great atmosphere! Sweet and classy corner for a date night out!

FD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great home cooking with friendly staff. I'd recommend this quaint Trattoria to anyone who wants delicious Italian fare. It's small and lively in relatively tight quarters - just like many restos in Italy "where the locals eat" !!

L
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was fresh, authentic and perfectly seasoned. Felt like a home cooked meal. Hands down the best Italian food I have had in the city. The service was a little slow as it was a weekday and there was only 2 servers working at the time but, the food made the wait worth it. I will 100% be recommending this place to everyone I know and I will be a returning guest for sure!

RC
Atlantic Canada
15 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Disappointing dining experience mainly due to attitude of the hostess - got the impression from her that customers were an inconvenience. Also no air conditioning which made the 20min wait for a glass of water even more uncomfortable.

L
Naples
19 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, lovely ambiance. Be sure to make a reservation if you are going there on the weekend. People were lined up onto the sidewalk and waited 45 minutes to get in....a testament to the quality of food. the owner and chef (Nona taverniti) is adorable and walks around to ensure the guests are happy.

C
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Was a very nice restaurant....excellent service from our server.

Food was good, pasta dishes do not include anything else (salad, etc). Coming from a city that has a lot of authentic Italian restaurants, we didn't find this one up to par with any of what we are used to.

The menu prices are also higher than the one shown online (maybe those are older menus). We enjoyed our meal but wouldn't go out of our way to go back.

C
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing, authentic Italian food. Will be back soon!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Birthday, no server for 10 minutes, no clearing of glasses, meals brought at different times, no bill for 20 minutes min, no attentiveness

MM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food on college with the most lovely staff, just booked my birthday dinner here and can’t wait to be back

SL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Notre deuxième visite et toujours très satisfaits. Les pizza et les pâtes sont excellentes et le service amical et attentionné! Nous y reviendrons à notre prochain séjour à Toronto.

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VM
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing - good, simple food, great ambience and friendly service. Never disappoints!

GE
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been going there with my father almost every weekend for a year. It’s a cosy place with incredible food. But the reason Taverniti became our favourite place in Toronto is the lovely ladies who work there. Amazing people.

g
Chicago
74 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Average Italian food. Limited menu. Ok service. No AC.

DD
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food packed into this wonderful neighborhood gem.

SV
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a favourite little spot of mine. Food, service, atmosphere are all wonderful.

WJ
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really enjoyed this restaurant the food was authentic Italian food! Will definitely come back here next time we are in Toronto!!