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Trattoria Taverniti

#149 of 6,803 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Little Italy
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591 College St, Toronto, Ontario M6G 1B2, Canada (College St & Clinton St)
+1 416-537-0078
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Wed - Mon 17:00 - 22:00
Fri 17:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were greeted warmly and service was wonderful. What a cozy and homey intimate place. The food is incredibly tasty. We had their risotto balls as an appetizer and they melt in your mouth. We shared their Lemon herbed salmon with linguini and their butternut squash ravioli. Both tasted great. Their salmon was the daily special and was our favourite.... More 

Thank MBSteev
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I went here for dinner this evening, as we explored little Italy. Service, food, venue were all 5/5; for a very affordable price. I recommend it to anyone looking to enjoy an authentic Italian experience!

Thank joelg406
Whitby, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I came in here with a reservation. We just found this small cute Italian restaurant online but instantly fell in love! Server and the owner was so kind and pleasant. Wine was affordable and great with many variety! Menu felt like a pure Italian meal set up. Everything tasted fresh and delicious! Food was quick and we... More 

Thank greekgal12
Toronto, Canada
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334 reviews
287 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

If you are familiar with South Italian cooking you may think this place is great. There are some very positive reviews and thats what brought me here. First interaction was awesome; friendly waitress/hostess, nice cozy booth for 2, immediate menus and water service, nice. The waitress was the highlight of our dinner. I didn't get her name but she was... More 

Thank Tony R
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

So good that we went there two nights in a row. The best pizza we have ever had (seriously) and fantastic pasta. Nice staff and the owner's mom came out and said hi to us, she makes the pasta and does an amazing job. Everything we tried we absolutely loved. Plus the price was right - excellent value. Small place... More 

Thank PR N
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Yesterday evening my fiancé planned what was the best birthday party I have ever attended. With the support of Domenic Taverniti and his staff I was made to feel as if I was a dignitary. The staff which includes his own family and Manager Lisa B made my family feel very welcomed. This is not my first visit to this... More 

Thank Mario A
Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is another great italian family restaurant with mama in the kitchen serving her great tomato sauce, managed by her son who really cares about us customers. Pizza is the best in Little Italy. Smallest but cozy patio. Great fist date or romantic place.

Thank Bijoux032842
Seattle, Washington
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187 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

What a cozy, neat place to enjoy during dinnertime. We liked the atmosphere a lot, and the food was delicious. Highly recommend.

Thank Gabigabs
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Good pasta, I had it with an Alfredo sauce and my wife had a Funghi one. Not the best I've ever had (thus the 4 and not 5-star), but still a good option for changing a bit. The gelato-like dessert was delicious, but I didn't see in the menu -- so you might need to ask for it.

Thank Tyron S
Western Ireland, Ireland
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76 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

We had a very satisfying meal in this no nonsense, no gimmick, down to earth eatery. Everything was freshly cooked with the best of ingredients and in traditional fashion. Its local popularity was evident by the constant stream of customers, greeted warmly and seated at the earliest juncture. The service was constant and efficient - it had to be to... More 

Thank Brendan G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$18
Italian, Healthy
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television
Dining Style
Home Style
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 591 College St, Toronto, Ontario M6G 1B2, Canada
    (College St & Clinton St)
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Little Italy
  • Neighbourhood: Little Italy
  • Phone Number: +1 416-537-0078
Trattoria Taverniti serves authentic and homemade Italian cuisine in the heart of Toronto’s Little Italy. A true trattoria, this cozy little restaurant, features Rosina Taverniti's family recipes. Come try our house specialties: Gnocchi Venezia, Meat Lasagna, or Our Calabrese Pizza!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Little Italy

Neighbourhood Profile
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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