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ORO Restaurant - CLOSED

45 Elm St | Bay and Dundas Streets, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1H1, Canada
+1 416-597-0155
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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (34 reviews)
“venison” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
CUISINES
Contemporary, Italian, Mediterranean
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
45 Elm St | Bay and Dundas Streets, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1H1, Canada
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1 - 10 of 306 reviews

Reviewed January 19, 2018

After decades of great food, Oro has closed. Its last meal was lunch on 22 Dec 2017. Its owner has retired, and the venue is becoming a clothing store after reno. You leave behind a large community of grateful patrons, who got to experience classic...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank intrepid1406
Reviewed January 5, 2018

We really enjoyed the service and the food here. Everything was flavourful and well cooked. I probably won't visit this restaurant in winter again though. The fire is a beautiful touch but it doesn't ventilate very well and the smoke smell clung to my jacket...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank CalDorset
Reviewed January 3, 2018

It's an annual spot for our anniversary celebration. Excellent food! Year to year they never disappoint. Over the years we had lamb, fish, seafood pastas, I believe veal one year - its always simply excellent - taste, food temperature and service! The recommended wine pairings...More

Date of visit: July 2017
1  Thank 793lyudmilab
Reviewed December 15, 2017 via mobile

Celebrated my wife’s birthday here. We both had pasta dinners here along with appetizers. Both pasta meals affected had more than enough to fill us up. Very Romantic atmosphere, the interior of the restaurant is very nice. Unfortunately the restaurant closes after December 22, 2017....More

Date of visit: December 2017
1  Thank 462ronr
Reviewed December 10, 2017

We had my husband's office Christmas party in the back room. It was lovely with the fire blazing and the lovely decor. The waitress was very attentive without being intrusive. The food was great. The salad had a lot of options and they didn't overdo...More

Date of visit: December 2017
1  Thank famillehamilton
Reviewed December 5, 2017

I planned our work xmas party and had 22 people in attendance. The food was amazing and everything was perfect. Thank you for making our night a great one!

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Sillyg70
Reviewed December 3, 2017

My husband and I were in Toronto to see a show at the Mirvish Theatre so I looked on Travel Advisor for a restaurant that was close by, with good ambiance and an interesting menu. This restaurant did not disappoint. We were warmly welcomed and...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Monica W
Reviewed November 27, 2017 via mobile

For our last night in Toronto we want something a bit upscale. This fit the bill. Table cloths, candles and fine Italian food. Flavors were different and perfect. Bottles of wine on the high side which is why I guess they got the wine spectator...More

Date of visit: November 2017
1  Thank yysuzanne
Reviewed November 27, 2017

We were here for my brother's bachelor party. We booked a private room (the marble room) and it was a very classy room. Service was an 8/10 but overall fantastic. Food choices were great especially considering we had many vegetarians. Price was what you would...More

Date of visit: November 2017
1  Thank Pritesh B
Reviewed November 27, 2017

I've reviewed Oro before, but we had another recent meal there and it's still just as great as ever. When the weather's colder the fireplace is kept burning, and the gold glow and warmth add to the gold and warmth that the resto normally has....More

Date of visit: November 2017
1  Thank intrepid1406
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At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination
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and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with
a strong student influence from the Ryerson University
Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in
flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities,
with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to
Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Cuisine
Contemporary, Italian, Mediterranean
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 Elm St | Bay and Dundas Streets, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1H1, Canada
    (Bay Street)
  • Public Transportation: ORO is located just north of Dundas station on the Yonge subway line.
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Old Toronto
  • Neighbourhood: Old Toronto
  • Phone Number: +1 416-597-0155
  • E-mail
Description
Each day ORO's creative team pushes the boundaries of the culinary imagination with appetizers, entrees and desserts prepared neo-Italian style but subtly accented with hints from around the world. Add to this an award-winning wine list and it's no surprise ORO was selected one of Canada's Top 10 Restaurants by the Globe and Mail soon after its 1997 opening. Cozy, romantic booths, warm tables by the fireplace, and four private rooms available for meeting/special occasions.
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