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#148 of 6,768 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Little Italy
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640 College St., Toronto, Ontario M6G 1B4, Canada
+1 416-348-9200
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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Ottawa, Canada
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86 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This should be a great restaurant according to the hype. Mostly home made Italian dishes with some pasta imported form Italy. Osso Buca looks great but did not try it. The pasta that we tried just OK--a bit glutenous. The server did not know her wine. The cappuccino coffees were cold and the prices were upscale. I am unlikely to... More 

1 Thank Bernard S
Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With all the amazing atmosphere and food this cozy cafe is the best thing ever. Everyone is so friendly and kind. The food is top notch and every time you come it gets even better!!!!

Thank potqueen26496
Level Contributor
210 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for the first time this week and loved it. On College in the heart of Little Italy. Lovely modern but warm interior. Has the feel of a neighborhood restaurant. The food was fantastic. My seafood linguine was delicious with a creative blend of flavours and very fresh. Top notch!

Thank NCSteveT
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159 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I took a friend for dinner tonight and we were satisfied. The pasta did taste fresh and home made. Our friend and I had the pappardelle with the meatballs- hers al forno. Both were very good but the best was my husband's fettuccine funghi (mushroom). We also ordered the primavera pizza without cheese as appetizer. Service was... More 

Thank My_Aunt
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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112 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The family at Marinilla Simply Italian are just amazing. They go out of their way to make sure you are welcomed as part of their family. Never rushed, service is always top notch and well the food. I can go on for hours about how they prepare and how good the food is sourced from local hormone & antibiotic free... More 

Thank Dave A
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Nothing special, nothing new. Simply Italian is right. Waiter gives you the whole shpiel that the meals take a little longer to prepare because it's all made from scratch, blah,blah,blah... aren't most meals in a good restaurant made from scratch? It's a good but not great Italian restaurant. Marinella-verage.

Thank MG-lyfestyle
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Very nice restaurant, great food, great service. This was our first time there and will definitely go back.

Thank 30072013
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Marinella hits all the high spots as a family-run Italian restaurant with everything made on site from scratch. From the salumeria through to the bread and the pasta, the recipes are those of the family, and are freshly-made and executed with skill and love. No baked layers of pasta here; it's their regional cooking. The service was excellent, nothing was... More 

Thank BonnieEdmonton
Toronto, Canada
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258 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Family-owned establishment and the care they take shows. There are always interesting and varied specials. The pasta dishes were so fresh and perfectly textured and tasting in every way. Our server was attentive and knew his menu as well as his cocktail list. Desserts are also amazing. Just a great great find. Well worth a visit. We will return.

Thank Buchans79
Oshawa, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We went to Marinella's Tuesday night for dinner, it was excellent. The pasta was made on site and the house made Marinella sauce was very tasty. Waitress was open and explained everything we asked. She was very professional. The shrimp in Marinella sauce appetizer was excellent and the main course was awesome, I could not stop eating. I had the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$23
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 640 College St., Toronto, Ontario M6G 1B4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Little Italy
  • Neighbourhood: Little Italy
  • Phone Number: +1 416-348-9200

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

Staying in Little Italy

Neighbourhood Profile
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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