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#85 of 6,792 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
Downtown West
Canadian, Italian
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181 Wellington St W | The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3G7, Canada
+1 416-585-2500
17:30 - 22:30
06:30 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 06:30 - 14:30
Sat - Sun 06:30 - 15:00
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New York City, New York
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153 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had two breakfasts and one lunch at TOCA. The restaurant is located inside the Ritz-Carlton so this is very convenient if you are staying at the hotel. The breakfast was very good (service too). The lunch menu is fairly reasonable in price and they serve mostly sandwiches. Overall a good place to have lunch / lunch meeting.

1 Thank 367PierreA
Toronto, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Better late than never; In October 2016 I reserved a private dining area at Toca Restaurant to celebrate a 60th birthday. The manager Tarun and his staff worked diligently and to the highest service standards to make the event a great success. The head chef Jitin, prepared a fantastic menu. I ordered an in-house made cake and it stands as... More 

1 Thank annag3030
Port Colborne, Canada
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Toca pre theatre at Royal Alex. The staff was great. The food was reasonable, maybe not as good as what was expected for a 4 star hotel. Our appetizer a caprese salad was onviously prepared ahead of time and refrigerated. The tomatoes were cold and had no flavour and the basil was dead, no flavour from being... More 

Thank Bberrie
Franck A, General Manager at Toca, responded to this review

Dear Bberrie, Thank you for your nice comments concerning the service you received at Toca. I am sorry to hear that you felt that the restaurant was overpriced and I will discuss your comments with the culinary team. Sincerely Franck More 

Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this restaurant- however, new years eve was a little disorganised. Ali our server was great and took good care of us. Ensured that all our dietary restricts were noted. We are very thankful for that. The manager however, was really rude and did not address any of the issues we had that evening...it was disappointing. He had no... More 

Thank bnigro
Franck A, General Manager at Toca, responded to this review

Dear Bnigro, Thank you for your kind comments regarding Toca and Ali your server. I am sorry for the way you feel about the Manager and I do apologize for that. Please contact Peter Muir directly at the restaurant so that he can discuss your concerns, and so that he can personally ensure that all your needs, requirements and expectations... More 

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136 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perhaps since it was a restaurant within the amazing Ritz –Carlton the expectations were huge. Service-wise top notch one of the best experiences I have had in Toronto. Food was (for this level of dining) very, very average. No real taste, nothing that made me go WOW! Very solid but not exceptional. The lobster Caprese was not overly creative (no... More 

1 Thank Pete D
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151 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I dined at Toca for the Sunday brunch on Boxing Day and had a lovely time. There was a nice variety of different cheeses, hot breakfast items, pastries, salads, seafood, prime rib and dessert. The restaurant has a beautiful atmosphere, nice seating as well as lovely placement of the dessert table and other food items. The service... More 

1 Thank talullyxo
Unionville, Canada
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The pre show meal was excellent. Little appetizer and bread are provided before your main dish. the soup was excellent and pasta with lamb meat balls also very well seasoned. No need to add anything. The desserts to complete the pre show were as well very good. We were all set to go see the show for 8pm.

3 Thank Normand H
Toronto, Canada
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We attended the restaurant as part of a night out. Dinner, play and apres play wine and cheese. The service was great, we explained we had a Gluten intolerance issue and were explained the options. We had a booth wtih lots of attention. From the menu I noticed a wine and cheese pairing item and I explained we were off... More 

2 Thank danniddery
Calgary, Canada
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88 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

I had the mista salad and the swordfish which perfectly melted in my mouth. The salad was amazing maybe a tad too much vinaigrette but it's italien after all! It was surprisingly seasoned to perfection. But what struck me the most was the service. My server was knowledgable and accommodating and gracious and non obtrusive. Knew when to leave us... More 

2 Thank turnbsy
Toronto, Canada
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

This restaurant has outstanding service. The quality of care is next level. I had an amazing experience and recommend this restaurant for small events or simply a dinner for two. 5/5!

2 Thank gloria_flowers3030

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$51
Canadian, Italian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:30
06:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
06:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
06:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
06:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
06:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
06:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
06:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 181 Wellington St W | The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3G7, Canada
  • Public Transportation: St. Andrew (King) Subway station
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown West
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown West
  • Phone Number: +1 416-585-2500
TOCA offers handcrafted Italian cuisine complemented by seasonal flavours and locally-sourced produce. Located in the heart of Toronto's Performing Arts & Theatre District, TOCA occupies the mezzanine level of The Ritz-Carlton hotel. TOCA is proud to collaborate with Chef Oliver Glowig, one of Rome's most celebrated culinary leaders.

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