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Trattoria Taverniti

#141 of 6,796 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Little Italy
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591 College St, Toronto, Ontario M6G 1B2, Canada (College St & Clinton St)
+1 416-537-0078
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Wed - Mon 17:00 - 22:00
Fri 17:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Toronto, Canada
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325 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are familiar with South Italian cooking you may think this place is great. There are some very positive reviews and thats what brought me here. First interaction was awesome; friendly waitress/hostess, nice cozy booth for 2, immediate menus and water service, nice. The waitress was the highlight of our dinner. I didn't get her name but she was... More 

Thank Tony R
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So good that we went there two nights in a row. The best pizza we have ever had (seriously) and fantastic pasta. Nice staff and the owner's mom came out and said hi to us, she makes the pasta and does an amazing job. Everything we tried we absolutely loved. Plus the price was right - excellent value. Small place... More 

Thank PR N
Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yesterday evening my fiancé planned what was the best birthday party I have ever attended. With the support of Domenic Taverniti and his staff I was made to feel as if I was a dignitary. The staff which includes his own family and Manager Lisa B made my family feel very welcomed. This is not my first visit to this... More 

Thank Mario A
Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is another great italian family restaurant with mama in the kitchen serving her great tomato sauce, managed by her son who really cares about us customers. Pizza is the best in Little Italy. Smallest but cozy patio. Great fist date or romantic place.

Thank Bijoux032842
Seattle, Washington
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184 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

What a cozy, neat place to enjoy during dinnertime. We liked the atmosphere a lot, and the food was delicious. Highly recommend.

Thank Gabigabs
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Good pasta, I had it with an Alfredo sauce and my wife had a Funghi one. Not the best I've ever had (thus the 4 and not 5-star), but still a good option for changing a bit. The gelato-like dessert was delicious, but I didn't see in the menu -- so you might need to ask for it.

Thank Tyron S
Western Ireland, Ireland
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70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We had a very satisfying meal in this no nonsense, no gimmick, down to earth eatery. Everything was freshly cooked with the best of ingredients and in traditional fashion. Its local popularity was evident by the constant stream of customers, greeted warmly and seated at the earliest juncture. The service was constant and efficient - it had to be to... More 

Thank Brendan G
Sandton, South Africa
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70 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Real authentic atmosphere , cute little place and the food was really great . All of us were happy with our choices - we had the pappardelle bolognaise , lasagne and pizza funghi. Really delicious !

Thank Kim B
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

I had dinner here with three other people on a Saturday evening. I expected great Italian in Little Italy. If I am speaking to the food directly, it was good but not great. I had the gorgonzola pizza with pear. The taste was pretty good, the pear favour could have been stronger but it was hot. My mother hardly ate... More 

Thank Sarah R
Toronto, Canada
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

My husband and I went to Trattoria Tavertini for our wedding anniversary. We had been in the neighbourhood a few weeks prior and really wanted to eat there then, but it was a busy Saturday night and we didn't have a reservation. I'm really glad we made one for our special dinner, which was a Friday night. When we first... 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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$19
Italian, Healthy
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television
Dining Style
Home Style
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Kids
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 591 College St, Toronto, Ontario M6G 1B2, Canada
    (College St & Clinton St)
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Little Italy
  • Neighbourhood: Little Italy
  • Phone Number: +1 416-537-0078
Trattoria Taverniti serves authentic and homemade Italian cuisine in the heart of Toronto’s Little Italy. A true trattoria, this cozy little restaurant, features Rosina Taverniti's family recipes. Come try our house specialties: Gnocchi Venezia, Meat Lasagna, or Our Calabrese Pizza!

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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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