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Baldini's

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1012 Queen St E | Leslieville, Toronto, Ontario M4M 1K1, Canada
+1 416-849-1233
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11:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:30
Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I made a dinner reservation for 6 people for a birthday celebration. I called in and was hoping to add more guests. This person picked up and placed me on hold for over 20 mins while I can hear everything going on on the other side. I figure just be patience but I couldn't wait any longer. So I hung... More 

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1 Thank hangrygal5
canada
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180 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Great service. Nice wines. The calamari appetizer was sensational but the mains disappointed. I had one of the daily specials ....stuffed veal. Was ok but after such a strong opening it felt like a bit of a miss. My dining partner felt the same about her pasta. However the Desert we shared was very good. Perhaps an off night. Certainly... More 

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1 Thank yournamehereCanada
Toronto, Canada
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292 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We dined at Baldini's with visitors from Hilton Head, SC. Our server was amazing, as was the food, the ambience and the music. I highly recommend this quaint little spot on Queen East... and will go back as often as I can. Definitely a great spot.

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1 Thank TorontoOceanBaby
Peterborough, Canada
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We met friends and had a wonderful lunch here. Excellent food, service and at a good price. The you man waiting on us was charming and helpful.

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1 Thank Don M
Toronto, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We went to Baldini's on a Groupon and immediately told that we could not order the $27 prix fix because that was already discounted. We ordered instead the specials of the day that were $27 and $28 dollars. I also ordered coffee. My meal was small, and drenched in oil, One of my very small pieces of fish was also... More 

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Thank miriam7523
Toronto
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

My lady and I went here on Sat with a Groupon. Food was excellent, well presented and tasty. i had the Chick pennie with olive oil . Nice fresh. Servers were attentive and explained all of our choices clearly. Bruschetta was also fresh and toast was just right. not soggy. coffe completed the evening but they look like they had... More 

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Thank gregpToronto
Port Hope, Canada
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

First of all we were welcomed by a most pleasant–new from Italy–server who simply delightful. We picked Baldini's on a whim and so pleased that we did. I went with a fave of mine–Chicken Parm and the Faggioli Soup. Both we great but the Parm was so delicious and tender. I wondered if it may have sat in buttermilk for... More 

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Thank Limelight101
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Since my first visit I have returned on a number of occasions with friends and family and this place is still going strong. The quality of the fresh food remains great and the grilled squid is a must for any seafood lover. The portions continue to be generous and fairly priced. Reservations are a good insurance practice, as the place... More 

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Thank Nigel H
Toronto
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640 reviews
436 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 287 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016

and that's a good thing. Baldini's remains a great choice, with good food and good service. If you are hard of hearing like ourselves, consider coming right at opening (11:30) or be aware of the 3:00 lunch closing time and arrive for say, the last 70 minutes. This is not a large place and it comes by its noise volumes... More 

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1 Thank zebecToronto
Pickering, Canada
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Great little spot. Excellent service, delicious food. My only complaint was I came with a Groupon, forgetting it was Father's day and was told I could not use it, although there was nothing on the Groupon stating that you could not use it on a holiday.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$11 - US$22
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:30
Saturday
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1012 Queen St E | Leslieville, Toronto, Ontario M4M 1K1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > East End
  • Neighbourhood: East End
  • Phone Number: +1 416-849-1233
Description
Baldini: a true Italian cuisine. A simple sub shop was bought and turned into a popular fine-dining restaurant, and since 2006 it has been an appealing addition to the Trendy Leslieville Gem. Baldini presents guests with a pan-regional selection of dishes from Northern and Southern Italy, along with home-made pastas, breads and sauces.Executive Chef Sal, the sole owner, with over 20 years of experience, ensures that ingredients are fresh from local markets and are prepared only in the finest Italian tradition to ensure the best possible flavour. Followed by homemade gnocchi and other savoury pastas, risotto, whole-wheat thin crust pizza, along with meat and seafood dishes; Baldini has a wide range of full-flavours of the herbs and spices, that creates the full-Italian experience.Gentle jazz sets the mood, as our diners unwind casually on the classic brick wall and the cozy dining atmosphere, enjoying their meals at the heart of the Leslieville Gem. Experience a rich selection of the best Italian wines, complemented by the soothing ambience along with our friendly staff, which makes your visit at Baldini, a memorable one!

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East End
The East End is an eclectic amalgamation of areas that team up to make this district one of the most multi-faceted and alluring. Home to Toronto's LGBT community hub, Gay Village is alive and pumping day or night with friendly bars, nightclubs, and cafes – its thumb is on the pulse of excitement. For a more relaxed day, the East End has the largest collection of restored Victorian homes, and its stately streets, tree-lined and bursting at the seams with affluence, often sport farmers markets and street artists, epitomized by the effusive St. Lawrence Market. One of the most gorgeous of Toronto's neighborhoods, it also straddles Lake Ontario in an area called The Beach, where you'll find folks cycling and strolling along the sandy shorelines, getting some sun or enjoying shopping, dining, and pub options. For some fabulous food, the vivacious personalities running the restaurants in the East End's Greektown is only equaled by the fun and authenticity of the street stalls and restaurants at its expansive Indian Bazaar. 'Something for everyone' has never been so accurate.
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