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About Vagabondo Italian Ristorante & Lounge

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.

32 Wellington Street East
Toronto, ON M5E 1C6
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Yonge & Wellington

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(416) 862-1999

Website:
http://www.vagabondo.ca/

Entertainment:
Enjoy the sounds of our live DJ spinning downtempo dinner beats every Thursday & Friday & Saturday in the dining lounge from 6pm to 2am.

Catering:
Catering with Vagabondo is easy.

We take the thinking out of it and allow you to select the items you want to please your crowd. As long as you have 10 or more people to feed, it's as easy as knowing your budget per person, then selecting the flavours that fit into your budget. Really, it's that simple.

Parking Details:
Vagabondo is located at 32 Wellington Street East. We are one block East of Yonge street on the North side of Wellington. We offer Validated Parking (2hours for lunch & 3 hours for dinner) at Imperial Parking lot (26 Wellington) located on Colborne Street. Colborne is one street North of Wellington and runs East to West. The best way onto Colborne is from Church Street. The parking lot is underground, with an elevator coming up to the front courtyard where the restaurant is located.

Public Transit:
By subway, King street station is the closest walk to Vagabondo. Go south to Wellington and one block East to Vagabondo.

Executive Chef:
Marco Giovanni

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Halloween Party, NYE Party, Valentine's Menu, Mother's Day Brunch

Vagabondo Italian Ristorante & Lounge Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

3.9

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (6)
Cozy (6)
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Fit for Foodies (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Business Meals (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Romantic (2)
Authentic (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Toronto)·Dined 4 days ago

Would not go back. Bad food, bad service!! Don’t know how this restaurant has such high star rating?!?!

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

The food here was fantastic! Haven't been to a restaurant this good in a while, and our server was wonderful.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Hot Spot
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Food and drink was excellent and so was the service. Had a reservation so we were seated right away. Our table was in a nice little corner so we were able to talk and hear each other. Great staff.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Went for winterlicious, food was amazing, everyone was happy with what they ordered.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Food was excellent. Winterlicious menu was good. Service started off well and then fell off dramatically. Not enough servers -we felt forgotten. Wouldn’t go back for that reason. Too busy with take-out orders then with patrons at table. People next to us waited forever and then one meal was forgotten. They were not happy.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Went for Winterlicious. Nothing special, just average, although correct. Expecting more.

Tags: Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Service was good. The food was tasty and had a nice portion. I will go back again.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great- we told them we needed to be served and out quickly and they accommodated

Food was great as always- love the veal Marsala

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We enjoyed our meal but even though we were 1 of 2 diners the service was slow and the meal could have been warmer. The wait staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. It was a very pleasant anniversary meal.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The food was authentic and delicious. Worth the trip to Toronto and worth the price. Enjoyed it very much.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

I had heard good things about this restaurant from a friend some years ago but, as a person of Italian extraction, I rarely dine out at Italian restaurants for fear of being disappointed. Now I regret having waited this long to eat here.

The food is authentic, the portions are generous and the service is excellent. Definitely going in the regular rotation.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Thank you for a wonderful evening.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 14, 2017

There was another Large party at same time in our section and therefore our service suffered.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Very good. Outstanding service.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Initially the expletive laden hiphop was a complete turn off. It was quite loud, too.
The "rooms" were all strangely laid out and the food was not great. We started with
arugula salad and fried calamari which was passable. I ordered a pizza which was
pretty ordinary and my wife ordered risotto primavera and it was basically re-heated
rice. No moisture or creaminess and absolutely no tooth left in the kernels. Had to send
it back. Our waitress/bartender was delightful, attentive and accommodating.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Third time here, food was excellent as usual. Dessert and service were very poor.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 28, 2017

We had a wonderful time. Food was fresh and delicious. Martinis were great. Will for sure be going back 😋

Tags: Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Nice restaurant, quiet for a Saturday night but good service and great staff.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Italian kitchen is not spicy kitchen. We ordered penne arrabiata, and it was spiced with a crazy amount of JALAPEÑO! And almost no tomato sauce. also, restaurant was almost empty and food took an unusual amount of time to show up. To be avoided...

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 21, 2017

I took my team out for lunch on a Friday and sat at the patio as it was sunny. The food was decent and the patio is kind of nice in the summer. The service was really slow and we had to ask for water multiple times. It got really warm and the umbrella was broken, we asked to be moved inside as we were roasting in the sun, but it took forever for them to decide whether we could, so we just ate our dessert quickly and left. It didn't help that the server was really slow with getting us iced water.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 20, 2017

My friend and I were there for Summerlicious and it was DELICIOUS!! Good food, great price and the service was good and friendly. The appetizer and main course were hardy, the desert not so much. I would highly recommend the restaurant. Cheers.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Their summerlicious menu was awesome and the portion of the pizza was also awesome.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 4, 2017

Great food, everyone in our group was happy with their meal. The service was fantastic, went above and beyond! Nice patio, would for sure go back.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 7, 2017

The service was great. The staff was very accommodating.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 29, 2017

John was a superb waiter, catering pleasantly to all our requests and getting us out in time for our show without it seeming rushed. The food was excellent, the best veal I have ever tasted, and the smoked salmon appetizer was great as well. Highly recommend.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 10, 2017

This is my second time going to Vagabondo. I went 2 years ago for my birthday with friends and my husband took me again this year for my birthday. The menu is affordable and the food portions are very generous for the price you're paying. They also offer parking validation. I can't wait to go back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 20, 2017

I have been wanting to try Vagabondo out for a while. The website showed promise and without question, it lived up to the hype. The food was terrific, the service beyond expectation. I would recommend this downtown spot without hesitation.

Tags: Spicy, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 10, 2017

John looked after us and his service was exceptional!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Always great service and GREAT food.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 4, 2017

This is a lovely spot to dine or have a drink before or after a show. The food was delicious and the staff were all friendly and accommodating. The salmon was prepared to perfection and the lasagna was enjoyed. The salad was somewhat small, but very tasty. We enjoyed Winterlicious prices. It was a comfortable place to dine and I would come again.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Enjoyed our visit. Friday night dinner, was busy but not overly noisy. Arancini appetizer was excellent, bruschetta was good. Thin crust pizza was standard, but the Penne Lido was very good. Will definitely come back, as the menu was full of items that interested us.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Waitress spoilt meal completely by her rude and sirly manner. Refused to listen to my quest to omit items due to allergies, and just said no substitutions!

Will not be back!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 2, 2017

I went for Winterlicious. The food was pretty good and tasty. Service was good.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 2, 2017

Visited for Winterlicious. The chicken in my sister's dish was partially raw. When we told a staffer, it was taken away without an apology and simply replaced. It was not acknowledged again for the rest of the meal and we paid in full for everything. I've been before, but likely won't return. It's a shame considering the food and service are quite good overall.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 1, 2017

It was my wife's birthday and I took her to Vagabondo because the Winterlicious reviews are very good, we didn't get the winterlicious menu. I called to request a good seat and once seated we were surrounded by very noisy tables, John, saw that we weren't happy with the table and moved us to a nook where he closed the drapes and it was just us. Still loud guests but we are away from them and once the food came we totally forgot about the loud guests. The food was delicious! Every dish was better than the previous one! I was so impressed I gave nearly 30% tip.... And I'm a cheap guy... The experience there was one of the best I have ever had. I have recommended the restaurant numerous times already!

Tags: Organic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on February 1, 2017

This was our first time at Vaticano and suffice it to say that everyone in our group enjoyed the experience and plan to return.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 1, 2017

Our group of four went there for Winterlicious and for most of us, it was our first time at the Restaurant. Delicious food and great portion size. Excellent value for Winterlicious for sure! We'll be back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 31, 2017

We have eaten at Vagabondo many, many times over the years but always partaking of the "hot table". We decided with Winterlicious to be served and that was a wise decision. The food was even better than at the hot table --- and that is going some distance as that food has always been wonderful. The service was attentive but not intrusive. We particularly liked that we were in an alcove and it was NOT noisy. We had refused to go to some restaurants because the tables are too close together and the noise level does not make for pleasurable dining. Vagabondo is a keeper in our books. We will be back many times more.

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 30, 2017

thanks! I had never been and enjoyed it.
thanks! I had never been and enjoyed it.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 29, 2017

Nice environment, the food was good. But was small servings.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic
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