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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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CUISINES
Italian, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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156 Front St W, Toronto, Ontario M5J 2L6, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were in Toronto to go to the ROME and Castle Loma legend of horror tour. We needed somewhere to eat ...we never at are here before. It was nice that there is parking beside it 18.00 for 2 hours ...loved this because it's hard...More

Thank serenapoloni
Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't remember what I got here, but I do know that I went twice and both times the food was incredible!!!!! The second time I went, I had the opportunity to be greeted by Ella, Guest Experience Manager, who made the experience even more...More

Thank Simar S
Reviewed 1 week ago

open talbe to get to it walked from rogers/cn center in 9 minutes for 15 min reservation made ahead ot time was on thurs night, said 4 spots on OT available but lots of seats avail good gluten free options, great steak, pasta, break, desertr

Thank IAMCJS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good Italian. Very good staff who take note if you have an event to get to. Can be very busy. Reservations are best.

Thank MacRockwoodOntario
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a former Torontonian I always suggest Badali's Bar when we go downtown. The food is great and the Server Staff are friendly, knowledgeable and add to the experience. If you need a private party like a Birthday, John the owner will accommodate and the...More

Thank joeyjoejoe2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a friend over from Belgium and we were going to the Air Canada Centre. Badali is a great location. Green P Parking nearby. Walking distance to everything. Have been going to this restaurant for many years and it is always a pleasant experience. Great...More

1  Thank TorontoNanette
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We celebrated our anniversary with friends visiting from Boston. Our dining experience at this restaurant was simply amazing. Our server Kolos was incredibly knowledgeable and attentive. Each of us ordered different entrees and everything was great! We didn't realize that the restaurant had actually closed...More

2  Thank dianne129
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here after an afternoon matinee. Service was less than stellar...I had to ask for sparkling water three times. Normally the waiter takes the orders of the women first and then the men...our server just went round the table (and there were only 4...More

1  Thank Betty H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hi, I ordered a prosciutto pizza. It arrived not cooked (like out of the oven after 3'). I asked the lady to cook it again, and she brought it back after 2', with an ambiguous smile. She just put it in the microwave and threw...More

1  Thank VeromanuG
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was truly unbelievable. The best I've had in quite some time. Many flavours and GREAT wine. When you are here, ask for Medhat. Spectacular waiter!

Thank John & Cora Lee P
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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
...More
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Ronrich_10
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12 - US$28
Meals
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 156 Front St W, Toronto, Ontario M5J 2L6, Canada (Formerly Joe Badali's Ristorante Italiano & Bar)
    (University)
  • 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
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Description
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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