Vagabondo Italian Ristorante & Lounge

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Vagabondo is serving up some of the best traditional Italian dishes in a modern and contemporary environment. The fusion of traditional Italian flavours served with the warm sounds of down-tempo beats and world music is the perfect combination. Come and experience the way we do it at Vagabondo.
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Des Moines
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our outside dining, the food was delicious and our waiter was quite helpful in explaining the dishes and giving his recommendations.

TH
Toronto
284 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Food and Excellent Service (By our Server, Becky).

Authentic Italian with special sauces that bring out those unique flavors.
Both, the Tilapia Fillets and the Veal Scaloppine are excellent and eventually
we will work our way through the menu.
Yes, we will be back !

Slainte.

EB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Last minute booking to celebrate a birthday. The greeting at the door was great, hostess knew how to validate parking. The reservation was for 6 people. The seating was adequate but not comfortable to move around if had to. A couple of our guests came late and it took 20 minutes for them to get a drink order in. The food was excellent can't complain however the service needs improvement.

We did ordered Chocolate Gelato and it wasn't real Gelato, more like Chapman ice-cream. Also our other desserts, Tiramisu and Chocolate cake were delivered before the ice-cream.

The floor smelled like it was mopped by dirty water. I understand it rained, but please instruct your staff to use some pine-sol.

The washrooms were in the back and blocked by boxes and chairs which required some maneuvering to get to.

I will love this place to flourish as the food made a lasting impression. Unfortunately the service, venue did as well negatively.

L
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for Summerlicious. Melon soup was very good. The salad was served without dressing even though a balsamic vinaigrette was indicated on the menu. We were brought a bottle of vinegar and one of oil and we added it to our salad. Our main course was a rigatoni vodka which was very good, and a pizza which was also good. Dessert was raspberry sorbet and blueberry cheesecake which was yummy although the presentation left something to be desired. It looked like they had trouble getting the cheesecake out of the pan. All-in-all, I would return for another occasion.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The service was poor, food ok. I got a pizza and one quarter was soggy. The salad was good.

SS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience5

The servers were super nice but needed some work. Maybe it was just because of summerlicious but I didn't feel like they cared that we were even there, it was like we were an afterthought. The food was decent but my meal was cold and my partners was mediocre. Overall wouldnt go back😕

MM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best experience we have ever had at a summerlicious restaurant and we have participating in the programme for over 8 years.

LT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The food was very good as they were a participant in Summerlicious. The service was extremely poor as the restaurant was not crowded at the time we went.

HP
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Not a good experience for first time. 12 o'clock reservation and waited till 1pm for food and waitress Gemma said, "we just finished serving another large table, now we will have yours ready soon". So since we are a bit smaller group of 7, we are a no priority group. The appetizer Bruchetta was good, but the main course pizza soprano and pastas were too salty. A vegetarian coworker requested no pepperoni on pizza, he was told that it can't be done. She said, "Take it out yourself or do whatever you want after you get the pizza". Oh and 18% gratuity was conveniently added to the bill already. Service and food like this doesn't deserve 18% gratuity.

AC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice patio in a quiet part of the city, but so close to Union! Thursday $6 martinis were awesome!

Q
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Three of us went for Summerlicious 2019. Good value for event. The starters were very good The rainbow trout was a bit over cooked but the pasta dishes was done well. The rigatoni with sausages was creamy and pasta al denté, and the spaghetti was good. The desserts were a bit disappointing: the panna cotta and tiramu was disappointing- not enough coffee flavour but the chocolate truffle cake was very good and all desserts were presented with a nice whipped cream and blueberries on the side b

JA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The meal was decent, and maybe we came at an odd time, but the staff were running up and down the restaurant while they prepped for dinner.

P
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

I read good reviews about Vagabondo so my friends and I came here to try out their summerlicious menu, except to be extremely disappointed the entire time. The food was okay but the service was really poor. I'm not sure if it is always like this or just so happens this one day we went they were understaffed? We came on a Sunday evening and the place was not even that busy. We sat down for 45+ minutes before our order was even taken and the entire time we only had our water refilled once (although we had asked 2 different servers a handful of times). No one even bothered to take away our appetizer plates or bread plates until after we finished our entrees. Our table was filled with plates of all sizes...we had 8 small plates and 4 huge entree plates! Our server even had the guts to say to us that we did not tip enough. I don't think I will be coming back here again nor do I recommend it.

KM
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great selection, large portions (we all brought half of our meal home) and warm, friendly service. Will go again!

U
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

I would not dine here again. We had horribnle service, and one of the hostesses was extremely rude. The food was not great. Horrible experience, would definitely not recommend !

OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food awesome place my wife and I loved it definitely going back.

Good portions calamari was a great appetizer

RF
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great time!

NP
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian in the city.

JN
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good restaurant in what will be a great location when/if they ever stop construction in the area. Food was good quality although a bit bland. They are accommodating with changing or adapting recipe (eg. penne used instead of linguine) House wine was good and entirely drinkable (had a red). Would recommend and go back.

AD
Toronto
41 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food wasn’t too bad but a little disappointed with the amount of fruit flies buzzing around as you eat.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The restaurant was empty which was surprising but understandable due to the construction outside the building. The service was slow even with no one there. With an unstable table to a spill that wasn’t cleaned until well into the meal. The food was tasty though which made the afternoon better.

OT
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing and the service was impeccable!

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Caprese Salad with Burrata and in-house made Tiramisu were the perfect start and end to a delicious meal... lasagna was excellent and the seafood pasta had plenty of seafood with lots of variety

OT
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so yummy and all the recommendations were really spot on!!

SH
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome service. Great food. Couldn't ask for more.

J
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was excellent. Very attentive and caring staff.
My sons said that it was the best dish that they had ever eaten (having ordered the same one elsewhere many times prior). My food was very good as well.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to enjoy amazing food and great service. Risotto de mare and pasta el salmons were just outstanding!

OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time at restaurant. Friendly and efficient service. Delicious martinis to kick the evening off. Bruschetta and home made meatballs as appetizers. Both were delicious. Lasagna, pizza blanca and spaghetti carbonara for mains. Pizza was wonerfully thin and tasty. My picky eater son devoured the lasagna. The carbonara was good but not great, couldn't quite put my finger on why but it was different to previous carbonara at other restaurants. Woukd happily go back as menu was varied and had many dishes we wanted to try

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! Fresh and delicious food! Great service!

PM
Montreal
35 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was ordinary. Overpriced for whats offered. Good portion but taste is blend on some items.

MW
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent and hot. Serve on the end was a bit slow. Great downtown dining spot.

L
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Pasta was very tasty...calamari was rubbery.
Was seated in bar area which was quite noisy

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

They were out of pretty much ever wine I selected. Had to go for a $160 bottle as all that was available was low end.

AR
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was delicious and the price was very fair. Excellent place to go before going to a show at the Sony Centre.

P
Melbourne / VIC
41 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good wholesome Italian pasta dishes and reasonably priced wine, a good pre theatre dinner

CN
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Whoever was in the kitchen was really hammering on the order bell whenever they had something ready to go out to a table. It was very distracting and really took away from the rest of the night.

KC
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Not sure if it was because we were early lunch guests - 2 of us ordered the same "penne" one was definitely from the day before and the other was fresher. It was so very obvious from the appearance of the same dish that looks so different.

TJ
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The Winterlicious meals were very enjoyable and the service was impressive as well! We'll definitely be back to try their full menu!

HC
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Winterlicious. It was a fine place. I will return.

OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We came with my friend for drinks after work and really enjoyed this place. We loved the pizza and the drinks were a good value for money

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