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The Badali Bar and Cucina

156 Front St W, Toronto, Ontario M5J 2L6, Canada
+1 416-977-3064
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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12:00 - 23:00All hours
Italian, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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156 Front St W, Toronto, Ontario M5J 2L6, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I suggest lunch here - as I went for lunch and it was quite nice and a tasty treat if you're in the area looking for a more historic look and feel then your sandwich box restaurants that are near by. There are specials here...More

Thank lstigress
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great dishes are served in an attractive way, attentive staff. Salmon was my favorite. The decor brings a local and international ambiance. Last time I visited Joe Badali was for a retirement lunch in the company of 30 people. you can have a lunch for...More

Thank Teresa S
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you're looking for a restaurant in downtown Toronto, close to the Air Canada Centre and other major attractions, try the Badali Bar and Cucina. Cozy atmosphere, great for intimate dining or groups. The service was fantastic - attentive but not bothersome. Generous portions of...More

Thank Gloria S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were a group of 20 that got there at about 5:00 PM and kept going till a little after 9:00. And we had an excellent time. The ambience and decor is really very pleasant and sets the right mood, the service was quite prompt...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Office team lunch, a big group, prearranged menu, arrived on time 12.30, white wine served in room temperature, asked to add ice, did not get our appetizer until 1.30, and then another 50mins for the main, used 10mins to eat our main course, my brick...More

Thank violet d
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A food experience beyond my expectations! Service is great, food quality is unreal and the management is outstanding and always present on the floor. Best Italian in Toronto!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time here, won't be the last. Excellent attentive server. We began with the Arancina Mozzarella, lovely. My wife had their classic Badali Burger and loved it: what a burger should be. I am a risotto aficionado, and the chef outdid himself here, truly a...More

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first visit and we were pleasantly surprised. Great location, casual atmosphere, decent service (great service from busser Saleh, very attentive!), good food and good drink pours. We really enjoyed our dinner at Badali's and would visit again.

Thank TorontoANTo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great central location on Front St...large, very busy restaurant. Clean...decor was ok. Food was decent ...we had the calamari for an appetizer ...it was a huge portion easily feeding more than two! We both had pasta which we found decent..mine was a bit too salty....More

Thank xmasbaby25
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place to stop by for a drink at their beautiful "old style" bar or for dinner. A very good selection of dinner items and the location is fantastic if you're going to a ball game or hockey game. Very central area and close...More

Thank Mac0075
Downtown West
Downtown West is home to Toronto's gorgeous Inner
Harbor, and is a must-visit for lovers of art and the
outdoors. The area's rich cultural heritage is
celebrated by a number of monuments and museums,
giving the neighborhood a mature feel. As a premier
destination for modern art, people here stroll through
the cool contemporary pieces at the Power Plant, enjoy
the outdoor installations along Queen's Quay and Canoe
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4 August 2016|
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Response from Wube G | Property representative |
I suggest using one of the many Green P municipal parking lots in the area. There is also a parking blog on the Badali website that is useful for both directions and parking in the vicinity.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$27
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 156 Front St W, Toronto, Ontario M5J 2L6, Canada (Formerly Joe Badali's Ristorante Italiano & Bar)
  • Public Transportation: We"re located "kitty corner" to Toronto's Union Station on the north west corner of University and Front Street We are very close to both Union and St Andrews subway stations.
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown West
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown West
  • Phone Number: +1 416-977-3064
  • E-mail
The Badali Bar and Cucina brings the taste of Italy to the heart of Toronto's Entertainment District. We invite you to join us for fine Italian fare, sustainable seafood, in house made desserts and true Italian hospitality. Whether you join us for a hand crafted cocktail and a sample of our cicchetti menu at our 40 foot bar or for a sit down meal in our piazza grande with colleagues, friends or family, we will welcome you with open arms into our home. Situated just steps from the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, some outstanding downtown hotels and local sports arenas, we strive to exceed your every expectation form your first minute with us to your last. Located in a heritage building we would love nothing more than to host you in the splendour of our surroundings and show off our good fortune. From the exposed brick walls, original hardwood floors and 16' ceilings, to our outstanding wine list, craft beer selection, and hand stretched pizzas, there is much to enjoy in our home. Come spend some time with us in our family owned and operated restaurant and see for yourself the difference a little love can make.
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