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Rossini

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1988 Avenue Rd, Toronto, Ontario M5M 4A4, Canada (Avenue Raod / Wilson Avenue)
+1 416-481-1188
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12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Grimsby, Canada
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Here for lunch. Service was great, ambiance is quite pleasant, about 75% full. Food is old school Italian - comfort food and reasonably priced

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Thank Jollytar214
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

I have lived in North York my whole life and passed Rossini's thousands of times. Thought we should try it. Mistake. Food was just OK. Service? Waiter spilled an entire glass of water on one of our companions and threw a few napkins at us. Decor was dated even though it was just redone. The restaurant should have given us... More 

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Thank Gerry S
Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We have been going to this restaurant for two decades, and it continues to be my favorite. The restaurant has moved upstairs, following a complete upgrade. The 'new' restaurant is modern, bright and very comfortable. The menu has also undergone some positive changes. My favorites continue to be part of the menu (oso buco). The wine list has something for... More 

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Thank yyz_12
Toronto, Canada
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We went during the week 5 of us. It was empty , we live in the neighbourhood so we decided to give it a try . The type of food is kind of "comfort food " nothing spectacular but o.k . I ask for a Tiramisu as soon as it arrive front of me there was a very strong bad... More 

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Thank claudinewebster
Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

This restaurant has been around for almost 50 years and appeals to locals who appreciate being able to walk to and from dinner or the free on-site parking. The food is mediocre and priced high for the quality. Better options in the neighbourhood these days. Definitely not a destination choice.

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Thank Indigofellow
Fenelon Falls/ON/Canada
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43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015

Let me say first, the food here is and has always been superb. I discovered this little restaurant in 1970, I'm probably his oldest customer, and over the years I have watched it grow from a tiny pizzeria to a 3 floor restaurant. Unfortunatly his prices have expanded as well. Today he seems to cater to the "American Express "... More 

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Thank crackerssouth
Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015

we were there last friday.My GF had the lasagna and a cesar to start off with;I had the steak and everything was so yummy.Great service!

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Thank ann s
Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015

The food was mediocre, the prices were high and the waiter had attitude. Why would anyone want to pay the price for a restaurant that really has no redeeming qualities? I'll never go back!

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Thank Marty C
Toronto, Ontario
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2015 via mobile

I went there with my family for mother's day. The bruschetta was very good but the entrees were all lack Lustre. I had the seafood pasta which was okay. It had half a scallop, two shrimp and a few clams. For $25.00 I expected more. My husband had the chicken cutlet with vegetables and he was underwhelmed as well. For... More 

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Thank ginasuprema
Thornhill, Canada
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65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2015

I used to go to Rossini's back in the 70s and 80s. It has gone downhill from there. Both my wife and I found the food just ordinary. The Caesar salad was a bland bunch of Romaine lettuce leaves, the gluten free pasta dish was undercooked, a very small portion with no side dish. My wife's seabass was overcooked and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$31
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1988 Avenue Rd, Toronto, Ontario M5M 4A4, Canada
    (Avenue Raod / Wilson Avenue)
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > North York
  • Neighbourhood: North York
  • Phone Number: +1 416-481-1188
Description
Celebrating over 40 years, Rossini Restaurant continues to be a perfect setting for special occasions, romantic dinners and nights out with family and friends. Tables beautifully set with white linens exude elegance and yet the atmosphere is welcoming and comfortable enough for a weekday dinner or early Saturday night meal. The Italian Chef"s passion for fine dining is revealed in the specialty dishes, Lobster Gnocchi and unforgettable Lasagna. Choose from Traditional dishes on the menu or modern dishes from the specials. The three private party rooms together with well priced prix-fixe menus make any event memorable. During the summer season, relax on the patio for dinner and finish it off with homemade Tiramisu and an espresso coffee. Enjoy Rossini at home or in the office with take-out and catering services. Come share our Italian Passion for Fine Dining.

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North York
North York is one of Toronto's most culturally diverse neighborhoods. Home to a number of cultural events throughout the year that celebrate the city's varied ethnic communities, it's always worthwhile to see what's going on in the area. Its cross-section of inhabitants include students and long-time residents, giving North York an eclectic feeling of being both local and international. Extremely family-friendly, its rivers, arboretums, and parks cater to outdoor activities, while its historical villages paint Toronto's history in exciting shades. Bumper cars, mini golf, and inexpensive shopping also help cater to the inclusive family feel.
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