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Vaticano

#588 of 6,804 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Midtown
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25 Bellair St, Toronto, Ontario M5R 3L3, Canada
+1 416-924-4967
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12:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It started out promising. Service very attentive (too attentive?) atmosphere seemed oldie worldie (until I discovered the candles were fake - safe but fake). The minestrone soup was good - just like mama used to make. Not salty, full of goodness, just right. But my main pasta dish - rigatoni bolognese made with veal was overpowering. I think it was... More 

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Thank Charlene S
Toronto
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

walk down a few steps to this truly Italian restauant in Yorkville it looks and feels like Italy the fish is great-order the whole fish-they can debone if you want order a wine-nice selection the staff are friendly and atmosphere is lovely like being in Tuscany

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1 Thank rukruk
Ontario
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109 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We visited Vaticano Restaurant with our family after a fun afternoon out at the Museum and had a wonderful experience. They have no children's menu/portions on the menu which does make the meal a bit pricey for a family with children, but regardless - the food was excellent, the service top notch, and the atmosphere - fun! The kids listed... More 

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Thank JukeboxMama
Burlington, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This was our first time at Vaticano and will certainly not be our last. Toronto has no shortage of good Italian restaurants, but this one clearly stands out. My wife and I are Italian and takes some doing impressing us, but this is definitely one I will recommend when asked the question I get often asked "where is a good... More 

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Thank alocantore
Santa Monica, California
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Having just arrived in Toronto from Los Angeles, California, we searched for a restaurant with the best food. Vaticano Restaurant on 25 Bellair Street in Yorkville, is a jewel in the rough. From the moment you enter, it exudes the comfort and warmth of home. The staff are very friendly and happy to accommodate all your requests promptly. Celebrity Chef... More 

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Thank Josie D
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

This is our fourth year for our family Christmas dinner at Vaticano. Each time we have received excellent service and tasty food for our party of 9 to 11. This year Roshan was especially attentive and gave great advice for wine, entrees, and dessert. We definitely will reserve for next Christmas. Thank you Felice Vacca for your wonderful slice of... More 

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Thank Thomas S
Toronto, Canada
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197 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Vaticano may have its limitations for some, such as a very old-school Italian menu and above average prices – but for my daughter and I, who’ve been coming here for a decade now every Christmas, it’ll always be steeped in some of that Christmas magic. They're one of the few places open on the 25th and probably the best in... More 

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1 Thank Colin F
Toronto, Canada
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254 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016

Ultimately disappointing. The decor is dated, the lentil vegetable soup was over salted and the veal piccata came with 2 small pieces and one potato slice. Service was attentive but considering all the great Italian in Toronto will never go back.

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Thank Dany L
Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

On Saturday evening we were attending a special event near Yorkville. As we often do before heading out, we scouted several nearby restaurants, to find a nice restaurant where we could kick off the evening with a special dinner. We thought we had found such a place in Vaticano's - we were wrong. We were seated in a very small... More 

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TORONTO
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122 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Living in Toronto you tend to stick to restaurants that you're familiar with, but I've decided to change that and start going to new place that have existed for a very very long time!! Like for this place The Vaticano in Yorkville has been around for as long as I can remember. This placed has hosted some of the A... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:00
Monday
12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Bellair St, Toronto, Ontario M5R 3L3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-924-4967

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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 Midtown

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Midtown
Midtown is a dynamic part of Toronto with some of its most stylish high-rise residences and heritage buildings. The area sees busy shoppers with bag-laden arms balancing lattes in paper cups as they travel from one luxury brand to the next, taking advantage of the proximity of high-end shops. The reflecting pools, jogging trails, and nature treks of the Rosehill Revision are always a hub of outdoor activity, and after a workout from either running or splurging, many take advantage of the spas and massage parlors Midtown has to offer. Away from the bakeries, boutiques, and glamorous old theaters of the district's center, locals use the weekend to embrace the more suburban feel of Midtown's parks, tennis courts, outdoor markets, and the manicured grounds of Casa Loma, while families indulge the area's state-of-the-art playground and learning facilities. Of course, no high-brow district is complete without a healthy counter-culture: Midtown boasts some of the wildest street art and full-wall graffiti of any neighborhood in Toronto.
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