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Il Ponte

625 Queen St E, Toronto, Ontario M4M 1G7, Canada
+1 416-778-0404
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“calamari” (12 reviews)
“crusty bread” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
625 Queen St E, Toronto, Ontario M4M 1G7, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had no idea what to expect going to this little Italian restaurant just a few minutes from our accommodation - and boy were we were not disappointed! The attenive service and knowledge of local Italian cuisine was excellent. It was proposed we go off...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 956gracee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an amazing experience! Was in Toronto for business and took a friend's recommendation to visit Il Ponte. So glad I did. I was greeted by the owner, John (Giancarlo) when I arrived. This man was born to be in the restaurant business. He seated...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jack F
Reviewed October 22, 2018

Giancarlo a BIG thank you to you and your amazing staff at Il PoNte for being part of our family's special day. We couldn't have picked a better venue for our daughter's Baptism. Everything from the warm hospitality shown by you and your staff to...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jacqueline N
Reviewed October 9, 2018

The best homemade Italian food ever!! John Carlo and his staff make you feel like you are family. The food is exceptional and made with love. From the homemade soups, pasta dishes, main entrees and desserts, you will NOT be disappointed. Make sure you make...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Dream304665
Reviewed August 9, 2018

Il Ponte serves up create and innovative Italian cuisine in a sleek, modern setting. The portions are on the large side (and the prices fair given the quality). My wife and son enjoyed the salads - the Cesare and Rucola - while I quite liked...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank T4232XIjohnb
Reviewed July 18, 2018

An attractive small-ish Italian restaurant serving authentic food. While the area is not yet up-market, the restaurant itself is, with relaxing but interesting decor, and food as tasty as it would be in an Italian family, but presented well also. The staff were courteous and...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Runcible1
Reviewed July 12, 2018

Lovely smaller restaurant just east of the Don River on the south side of Queen St. with a private dining room and an outdoor patio. Contemporary decor. Liquor licenced. Ordered the Summerlucious 3-course option...carpaccio—cured salmon on arugula, veal piccata and tiramisu. All delicious!! Meal served...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Connie654
Reviewed July 8, 2018

Our dining experience at Il Ponte this past week was fantastic. The restaurant itself is bright and comfortable, the tables spaced out well enough so that you can chat without hearing your neighbours. The pasta was the best we've had in Toronto (and better than...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank oneawesomelife
Reviewed June 24, 2018

Finally a nice, quiet Italian restaurant with tables spaced decently apart; no loud music and very friendly service. Every meal has been delicious. Very happy owner.

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank torontobiggs1
Reviewed April 29, 2018

A delicious meal in a nice relaxed, inviting environment. All the staff and especially our waiter (Renato) we attentive, helpful and so polite and friendly - smiling!! The olives and crusty bread were and excellent start to what was an excellent meal. The Il Ponte...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Ron M
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The East End is an eclectic amalgamation of areas that
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community hub, Gay Village is alive and pumping day or
night with friendly bars, nightclubs, and cafes – its
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relaxed day, the East End has the largest collection
of restored Victorian homes, and its stately streets,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$26 - US$37
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 625 Queen St E, Toronto, Ontario M4M 1G7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > East End
  • Neighbourhood: East End
  • Phone Number: +1 416-778-0404
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Il Ponte is an upscale Italian restaurant located in the lower east side of Riverdale. We serve authentic Italian dishes in a casual yet chic environment.
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