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Bar Italia

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Little Italy
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582 College St, Toronto, Ontario M6G 1B3, Canada (Clinton)
+1 416-535-3621
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10:00 - 01:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 01:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat 10:00 - 02:00
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Toronto, Kansas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Thank Rod G
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136 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Paul N
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank yorkvilleg8
Toronto, Canada
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117 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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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274 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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110 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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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Thank Jordan C
Ashburn, Virginia
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256 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped by Bar Italia for Lunch with 2 friends and was pleasantly surprised. Place was empty inside but had a few tables occupied on their outdoor patio...it was a late lunch. Service was good, menu was simple but good, food preparation was good, and wine list was not overboard pricey. The inside decor it a little bland but it is... More 

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Thank BFLOMAN
toronto
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76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

I think that restaurant patrons are much like house guests. They can go 'off' quite quickly. Relatively quiet Sunday evening just after 8pm and we are on College St W in Toronto. There are a ton of places to eat, we choose Bar Italia because we've been in the past and it just seemed easy. Wrong. We were a party... More 

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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
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 01:00
Monday
11:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:00
Thursday
11:00 - 01:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
10:00 - 02:00
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

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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

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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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