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Enoteca Sociale

#163 of 6,794 Restaurants in Toronto
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$$ - $$$
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1288 Dundas St W, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1X7, Canada (Coolmine Road)
+1 416-534-1200
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17:00 - 23:00
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014 via mobile

Chef Kris did it again! So much talent and creativity. We just came back from a five week trip to France and Barcelona and we did not miss our great dinners in Europe last evening. Not only does Leah offer exceptional service, she knows her wines and can recommend the one that will carry you throughout your meal. We just... More 

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Thank Laure H
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

My partner and I are regulars at Enoteca Sociale. The service (Thanks Leah!) is amazing and the food absolutely amazing! It's an added bonus that everything is so reasonably priced! We brought my family there last night and again never a disappointment! If your looking for good Italian in the city, this is the place to go!

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Thank Yosephine6
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

My boyfriend and I visited Enoteca Sociale later on a Friday night for a good bottle of red wine and some Italian munchies. We were not disappointed. It's a small restaurant, but full of personality. The wine list was large, with lots of options. We ordered the charcuterie board, a cheese selection and the arancini balls with our wine. Everything... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2014

When I drove by at first I thought the outside very unassuming to the point I wasn't sure it was open. So glad I parked and walked in. Was greeted very quickly and led to my table. Our server was lovely, very knowledgeable about the menu and offered suggestions. Menu is small but had something for everyone. Servings were not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2014

First a little background. My partner is Italian and I am French. We have traveled extensively in Italy, and France, and brag about being foodies. We were invited by two friends to dine last Saturday evening at Enoteca Sociale (ES) where we were served a five course tasting menu created by Kris Schlotzhauer, the Chef Di Cucina. The evening began... More 

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Thank Laure H
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2014

We were a group of 4 and had made reservations ahead of time. Atmosphere is great - rustic, dimly lit and lots of overall charm. We started out with the cheese and charcuterie platter and loved the variety of delicious cheese. Entrees we were all pleased with. I had the gnocchi and found it to be so soft and fresh,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2013 via mobile

Had a wonderful time with friends. Food was great and so was the service. The rice balls are delicious. Bread and olive olive fresh. The trout on beans was my favourite. Sheep milk spaghetti with black pepper was also terrific. Clam pasta hit a good amount of heat. Great selection of wines. Most on the expensive side.

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Newmarket, ON, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2013

We were a group of six who reserved an early table (5.30 PM) and settled in for a relaxing and very enjoyable night out. Reservations are highly recommended and I am guessing even moreso on a Saturday night. Walk-ins seemed to be waiting a while for a table. Even so, we never were rushed by staff and even when I... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2013

When this restaurant was called Centro, I had several bad dining experiences where the serving staff were incredibly arrogant and snotty, and had vowed never to return. Since the restaurant re-branded itself (same ownership I understand) and since it received relatively good reviews in the local media I thought it might be time to try it again. After going to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2013

Went to Enoteca Sociale for a quiet birthday dinner with my wife. Overall, it was OK but it was nothing overly memorable. Service was very good, but food (the mains in particular) were very slow to come out. Especially for pasta. The salumi plate was boring (everything tasted the same). The arancini and beet salad were both quite tasty. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$23
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 23:00
Monday
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1288 Dundas St W, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1X7, Canada
    (Coolmine Road)
  • Public Transportation: The #505 Dundas Streetcar stops at Dundas & Dovercourt, less than a 1 minute walk from our front door.
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-534-1200
Description
Enoteca Sociale is a real Italian Wine-Bar in the west end of Toronto. Sociale brings the concept of the Italian Enoteca to Toronto. Our value driven wine list focuses on hidden gems from various regions of Italy plus some of Ontario’s finest. We are proud to offer 80 wines under $80, available in tasting sizes thanks to our Enomatic system. Chef Rocco Agostino’s menu featurescad daily house made pasta with inspiration from classic Roman cuisine and local seasonal ingredients. Our very own cheese cave houses a selection of Ontario and Italian cheese. Simple, Honest and Natural.—Chef Rocco Agostino, Max Rimaldi & Daniel Clarke

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