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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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Overall Rating

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4.0

service

4.2

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4.0

value

3.9

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Quiet

73% would recommend it to a friend

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Happy Hour (1)
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·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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 (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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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 28, 2017

We tried Vagabondo accidentally after we discovered it around the corner from out hotel. We we very glad we did. We ate off of the Winterlicious menu and were impressed with the food. Everything was fresh and delicious.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Food was excellent. Wished we didnt get shoved all the way to the back by the kitchen. But service was good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Pizza was fantastic! Authentic Italian thin-crust style.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 7, 2017

We visited this restaurant due to the proximity to the Sony Theatre. The quality of the food was very good as were the portion sizes. The service was friendly but it was not as attentive as it should be. After our meals were brought out, I do not recall the server coming over to ask if we needed anything else. We needed more water and I wanted some Parmesan for my pasta. Furthermore, I had asked my server for the drink menu in the middle of my meal and it never came. I recognize she was very busy and I would come back and give Vagabondo another try as I am aware that they were at full capacity due to the show across the street. But management should be on top of this and hire additional servers to handle the extra guests.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 7, 2017

Ambiance and food was great but our waitress was slow, and forgot about us. I had to ask for water, espressos, etc. she didn't remove dirty plates for a long time and only came to check on us once. And then we saw her taking shots with friends near the table behind us. I would go back in a heartbeat, but make sure we get another waitress.

Tags: Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 6, 2017

My husband and I made reservations for dinner as we had tickets to a show at the Sony Center later that night. We arrived at 7:10 and was promptly seated. The waitress was very friendly and took our orders quickly. We ordered the rice balls (which were absolutely delicious) as an appetizer, a bottle of wine and two pasta dishes. The wine and appetizer arrived fairly quickly. We were even provided complimentary bread. However, this is all we were able to enjoy as we waited over 1.5 hours for the main pasta dishes to arrive. We informed the staff on more than 3 occasions that we hadn't received our food and that we had to leave at 9:00 to catch our show. Still no food. The table behind us was also in the same boat and complained as well, but still did not receive their food. The manager eventually came out as we were all leaving to apologize and said that we didn't have to pay for the food we did receive since we waited so long. We went to the show hungry, which was unfortunate because the food we did eat was so delicious and we were really looking forward to the entrees.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 30, 2016

Food is great. Service even better.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 24, 2016

I took my family here for Christmas Eve, and it was an amazing experience. This restaurant is family owned and very welcoming. The food was great, the service was outstanding. One of my best dining experiences. I will definitely be back.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 16, 2016

loved it! will come again. food was delicious and authentic italian

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 15, 2016

The pasta and pizza options are incredible. Quality of food is superior. This is my favorite Italian restaurant in the city. You can always get a table and the service is very good.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Outstanding Value, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 14, 2016

I have eaten at Vagabondos previously and yet again it did not disappoint. The prosciutto and pear salad very refreshing. The minestrone soup so full of tasty vegetables and so good. The pasta with salmon delicious. The pasta was home made. Go there and enjoy the food with some friends and each of you try something different and have a taste of each. So worthwhile.

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Outstanding Value, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 10, 2016

There was no one in the front foyer for quite some time when we arrived. We actually had to walk ourselves into the restaurant to find service to get seated at our table. Once we were seated the service was great, but that initial first impression wasn't a great client experience

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Cozy, Authentic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 26, 2016

Out of the way, but worth the effort. Food was great and service was exceptional. Definitely coming back.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 16, 2016

Great Italian like Nona makes
Quality of meal prep and presentation is great
John the barkeep chipped in to help serve and had an outstanding knowledge of the meals and kitchen
Busy spot for theatre crowd, the team did an exceptional job of getting the crowd to the show on time

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Comfort Food, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Business Meals
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