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Bar Italia

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582 College St, Toronto, Ontario M6G 1B3, Canada (Clinton)
+1 416-535-3621
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10:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 01:00
Sat 10:00 - 01:00
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Toronto, Canada
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Went to Bar Italia for Winterlicious. Its a great way to try new restaurants. The service as great, the lone waiter was wonderful and attentive and also gave our party time to linger as well. We had the booth - the seats were a bit worn and not as comfortable as first thought. The Food - we had ministrone soup... More 

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190 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

I didn't realize this was the same spot where we had hosted a business dinner just a month before in their upstairs private room. One month later I'm here with a friend looking for some espresso and dessert on a weekend evening. Some of the best espresso on the strip,the waiter made a couple perfect recommendations for dessert. A perfect... More 

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Thank Paul N
Toronto, Kansas
1 review
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Bar Italia is my favourite Italian restaurant in Toronto! Both the food and customer service are unparalleled. The staff will go to any length to accommodate special requests and make guests feel special. I order from Bar Italia via the Foodora app atleast once a week and find the entire experience very easy. I have a soy allergy and the... More 

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Thank Kaitlin C
Keene, New Hampshire
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Our third time at Bar Italia this year; there's a level of comfort, familiarity, and consistency we really appreciate in the food, service, and atmosphere. Some of our favorites: pan seared calamari, pasta Bolognese, chicken parmigiana, and salmon; desserts -- lemon tart, tiramisu, gelato, and chocolate tart. Beer, wine, and cocktail selections are good. There's gluten free options for the... More 

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190 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We had a big group in the upper private room on business. We weren't too pleased at the timing as each course took a little long to come out however when it did it was exceptional. This is known as a Toronto staple and lives up to reputation.

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1 Thank Paul N
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Second trip here, I enjoyed more then my first. Food seemed fresher and service more efficient. We were greeted at the door, shown our seats and promptly had a server at our table, we had several bottles of wine and for a large group (15 ppl) was impressed that the appetizers got out to the tables so quickly. I would... More 

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Thank Nick C
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Ladies nite out was a blast at Bar italia. A charming server {Alan?} told us the specials while entertaining us at the same time. Two of us had the recommended rack of lamb ( note: its not on the menu so ask your server about it.) cooked to perfection. The other two had the Branzino, personal I cant eat anything... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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130 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

I visited Bar Italia with friends for a celebratory birthday dinner. Because it was a week night we didn't order drinks and when we received our soda's they tasted awful. I stuck with water while the others ordered something different. The servers were not great.......good.....or even OK. Our main server didn't seem like he wanted to be there and I... More 

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Thank RickToronto_Canada
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284 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016

We had a family dinner in the restaurant. The service was slow and not attentive, but the food is good

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Thank Haim V
Thornhill, Canada
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125 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Ate on the patio and what a treat. The food was great, the service excellent and felt like part of the College St. crowd If you're looking for a great College street restaurant then this is the place.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, European, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 582 College St, Toronto, Ontario M6G 1B3, Canada
    (Clinton)
  • Public Transportation: If travelling by Subway, exit at Bathurst station and take the streetcar southbound. Exit at College Street and transfer westbound to either Euclid or Clinton.
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Little Italy
  • Neighbourhood: Little Italy
  • Phone Number: +1 416-535-3621
Description
A landmark of Little Italy since 1996, "the chic" Bar Italia (New York Times) is the place to find the very best in upscale casual dining! You are sure to love our outstanding new world and Italian wines and diverse menu of classic Italian cuisine featuring delicious pastas, antipasto and delectable secondi. Devour an award winning Dolci - tiramisu, flourless chocolate truffle cake, tangy lemon tart or smooth gelato, all made in our bake shop! There's also a lot of excitement upstairs at Bar Italia, overlooking College Street in one of downtown Toronto's most colorful cityscapes and hosting some of the city's most exciting events! Our Private Dining Room and our Upstairs Lounge can work individually or combined for all kinds of special occasions, events and meetings, including weddings, corporate functions, birthdays, private dinners, cocktail socials, launch parties or networking events. With events held here regularly, you never know who you're going to run into next at this popular hot spot!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Little Italy

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Little Italy
Toronto's Little Italy is a city hotspot for cafe culture and nightlife. There's something for everyone in Little Italy, apparent from the cross-section of clubbers in glitzy dresses, and elderly couples arm-in-arm heading to their favorite wine or pasta spot. Cafes spill onto the wide sidewalks, pool lounges and bars are always teeming with noise and activity, and both outdoor and indoor marketplaces are packed with fresh fish, cured meats, and pungent cheeses. All of the activity makes it a perfect spot for people-watching, especially over a nice glass of red wine or a quick and sumptuous slice of pizza at one of the many eateries or trattorias in the area.
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