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ORO Restaurant

) #57 of 7,022 Restaurants in Toronto $$$$ Italian, Mediterranean,
45 Elm Street, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1H1, Canada
+1 416-597-0155
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“calamari” (23 reviews)
“venison” (9 reviews)
“tiramisu” (8 reviews)
Closed
17:30 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
45 Elm Street, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1H1, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First and foremost, the food and wine was very delicious. I had the crab and scallop cake appetizer, followed by the linguini with shrimp. First rate on both (and I am very picky about my crabcakes--that to me is a make or break dish). Second,...More

1  Thank steveschrum
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dinner was excellent. We dined from the summerlicious menu. Our server was an experienced professional who recommended an Italian wine which was a good compliment to our meal. His service was attentive, and jovial but not too familiar or overbearing.

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bread and appetizers came fairly quickly but we were seated for an hour before we saw our entrees. Yes, something went wrong and we received two free glasses of wine. Seafood risotto entree was delicious but small and dull looking. Tiramisu was excellent as was...More

Thank jedcan
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Returned to Oro with my wife and experienced another wonderful dinner. As we are from out of town, I had forgotten it was Summelicious. Greeted warmly at the door and shown to our table and water provided. The Summerlicious menu look great so we ordered...More

1  Thank mschmitt255
Reviewed 23 June 2017

I don't know how many times I've been to Oro and every time, the food is excellent, the service attentive and the atmosphere pleasant. Had the soup, striploin (medium rare, paired with asparagus and potato gratin) and tiramisu- I couldn't think of a better dinner!...More

1  Thank Priscilla P
Reviewed 21 June 2017

The food at Oro was GREAT we were in the private room upstairs and the place was nice for a big group. The service was a little sloppy as one waiter dropped hot water on one of my friends while putting the tea on the...More

Thank Din777
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Have been eating at this downtown establishment for 25 years and it never disappoints. Most recently, for our 50th. anniversary, we celebrated with 30 friends in the private back room. The service was impeccable and the three-course dinner was superb. It's also a great spot...More

1  Thank Bob L
Reviewed 20 June 2017

A big thank you to the most charming staff at Oro. Connie worked with me to manage the details of our board/executive team meeting and lunch and together with her staff made the entire experience a success. Everyone involved was enthusiastic and ensured that our...More

1  Thank PaulainToronto
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Great food, great service. Had a "private" room setup for a business meeting / lunch and they took care of even the smallest details. Will definetly return. Connie at Oro arranged everything and overall it was a much better experience overall than expected. Would love...More

Thank TravelinJoe55
Reviewed 8 June 2017

I had dinner at Oro with a work colleagues. I was very pleased with the prompt, polite and professional service we received. Most of my meal was good. I had the lamb striploin and was disappointed how little taste it had. One of my colleagues...More

1  Thank wbsAlberta
Nearby
Downtown
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination
for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip
and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with
a strong student influence from the Ryerson University
Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in
flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities,
with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to
Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of
...More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$16 - US$32
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 Elm Street, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1H1, Canada
    (Bay Street)
  • Public Transportation: ORO is located just north of Dundas station on the Yonge subway line.
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-597-0155
  • E-mail
Description
Each day ORO's creative team pushes the boundaries of the culinary imagination with appetizers, entrees and desserts prepared neo-Italian style but subtly accented with hints from around the world. Add to this an award-winning wine list and it's no surprise ORO was selected one of Canada's Top 10 Restaurants by the Globe and Mail soon after its 1997 opening. Private rooms available for meeting/special occasions.
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