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US$31 - US$50
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Italian
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed October 4, 2022

Nice Italian restaurent, abel to seet 24 persons with relatively short notice. Arranged a semi fixed menu at fixed price. Food was delicius at well prepared. Staff was present but not to much.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 8, 2022

During a recent visit to Toronto I was with a friend and we were strolling back to our hotel from a day of sight seeing and visiting the sites. We were looking for a place to have dinner, but had not planned anything. Then we...happened upon the elegant Biagio Ristorante. The menu was appealing and there was a vegetarian option. We were dressed for sight seeing (jeans and T-shirts) rather than for dining. However, the impromptu nature of our arrival did not phase the friendly and talkative staff. We were seated in the garden - and this was perfect. The meal was delicious and our waiter, had detailed knowledge of the menu and shared this information willingly. The main course - ravioli was delicious and the desserts were attractively presented. It was a lovely closure for had been an unexpected day.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 23, 2022 via mobile

Biagio is a beautiful restaurant serving wonderful Italian dishes in the market area. It was salads and pasta for us, and Insalada Biagio was perfectly balanced between the radicchio, arugula, Romain, and the dressing. We also had Fettuccine con Porcini in a delicious creamy sauce....Better still was the impeccable service on an outdoor patio, where we were served on linen tablecloths under umbrellas. It was a perfect August night and most diners chose the al fresco option leaving the stunningly beautiful indoor dining room mostly empty. If we are fortunate to return to Toronto, we will eat inside!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 20, 2022

We went out for dinner here as part of Summerlicious and it did not disappoint. Great atmosphere, fantastic wait staff, and the food was outstanding! Husband had Zuppa de Pesce and I had the Veal chop. We will definitely be returning to this restaurant!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed April 3, 2022 via mobile

There are restaurants that get all the hype…which are great and then good and then gone. Biagio has staying power and has been here for years serving quite simply the best food in Toronto. For those who know food (and wine), this is the place...to visit. The service is impeccable and the quality of the ingredients is outstanding. You will have a similar experience whether visiting on a Tuesday or Saturday and I have yet to visit a restaurant that is so consistent in their preparation. Despite not being a steakhouse, their filet might be the best anywhere. My personal preference is that more people don’t learn about this food institution…I don’t want the hype!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed October 5, 2021 via mobile

This is an old school Italian Bistro owned by a veteran of the restaurant industry whose name he shares with the restaurant - Biagio. The owner, Biagio, and his staff make everyone feel like family. This is the best Italian food I have eaten outside...of Italy. They make their own pasta, sauces and Italian desserts from scratch. The staff and chefs have been with the owner for years which is the mark of consistent service and good food. I know my food and have eaten at highly rated places all over the world and I can tell you this is a spot we go back to frequently. We have taken friends and even had a party or two there (pre-Covid of course). I am surprised to read the review from September 2021 from DavidIQ8 which complained about price - the prices here are comparable to any other fine dining experience and you get what you pay for - high quality ingredients. Additionally, in case people don’t realize, there are real supply chain issues that have caused inflation over all industries including the restaurant industry. Also just to note that that reviewer, DavidIQ8, gave the Keg five stars so not sure if he knows what he is talking about if he would give this restaurant a one star and the Keg five stars (no offence to the Keg)! Great spot, great food, great people. A hidden gem in the city for the sophisticated and savvy who find it.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 26, 2021

Went here with another couple last night. Have been going here for years. This night was disgraceful. Had to send drinks back twice. They were unpalatable. How hard is it to make a simple cocktail. Portions have declined in size. We had a seafood dish...for $45. That is one shrimp, one small scallop, a small portion of branzino, (retail $10/ lb. ), small portion of salmon, two potatoes, two small peppers, nothing green. We were charged for a fettuccine appetizer for 14.95 that barely covered a small cereal bowl. Our friends had veal medallions and salmon. We have seen the medallions pre covid and there were only three very small medallions. $38. Nothing like before. The salmon was worth maybe $15 not $38. Staff refused to split the bill in two. Overcharged on bill and had to be corrected. Unfortunately despite past positive experiences we will never ever return. We have generously tipped the staff and were frankly embarrassed to take our friends there. You would be better spending your hard earned dollars elsewhere.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 23, 2021 via mobile

Rushed in for a late lunch. Greeted warmly by Italian maitre d' and staff. Spacious, bright, white linen, heavy cutlery, with the warmth of the hospitality and displays of impressive wine collection. We had risotto al funghi, gnocci gorgonzola and linguine scampi. All pastas to...perfection. I would have preferred a saltier stronger gorgonzola, but that's not really a complaint. Extensive international wine selection with older vintages, at sensible prices, a real treat. Finished off with fresh fruit, in filo basket with coulis. Delicious. Bravo!!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed June 28, 2021

We had a fantastic dinner here and would highly recommend this to anyone who is looking for a really nice night out. The service was some of the best we have ever had, sadly we did not catch his name. The veal chop was a...recommendation by the server and it was really great but the lobster taglionlini was even better!! This is an expensive place to eat, but worth it and the portions are great as well.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed February 11, 2020 via mobile

Excellent classy service and very good food in a warm charming atmosphere made for a fun evening out for the four of us. At over $40 for a 3 course dinner though, I personally did not find it good value. Would return but only on...special occasions.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 1, 2020 via mobile

Winterlicious brought us to this classy Italian restaurant. The lunch menu was varied. We both had the veal prosciutto entree and the mushroom feta salad and for dessert the panettone bread pudding. The meal was excellent . The service was efficient and professional yet friendly....I will definitely return. The setting was a lovely peaceful dining room overlooking a very busy Toronto street.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 31, 2019 via mobile

100% Italian! I loved the waiters they mostly speak Italian. It’s so old school and like the good old days. The food is sooo delicious. This is the best in Toronto! Must try the lamb and cheesecake!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 3, 2019

Very good, very rich, very italian. It even has sicilian waiters. We had a very rich, heavy lunch - nevertheless very italian and very tasty. The butternut squah raviolis were out of this world - extremely buttery but fantastic. The tiramiso is to die for....Overall, very good, ver italian, recomended for skinny people, you will gain weight.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 22, 2019 via mobile

We are in town for the weekend and wanted a cozy Italian restaurant for our first night in Toronto. We found the spot! Great food and atmosphere. Roberto our server was not only accommodating but one of the MOST friendly servers. He made our experience...memorable. We will be back for next time we’re in town. Thank you Roberto. sei uno dei più grandi! ♥️🥂More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed September 4, 2019

I had not had lunch at Biagio for years, but when a colleague suggested it for a retirement lunch - we all agreed. What a nice experience. Wonderful ambiance, really nice patio (although we were warned about the nearby construction noise) amazing personal service and...great food. We all 3 ordered exactly the same meal - caprese salad with lovely tomatoes, and sea bass. Great bread. While only one of us ordered desert- the tiramisu was big enough for all 3 of us, and we didn’t need to ask for extra forks - they came with desert. Now that I’ve been reminded what a nice place this is, I’ll be back soon.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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  • Food: 4.5
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  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4