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US$9 - US$33
Italian, Pizza
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews polenta fries branzino pizza seafood salad feel like family italian food vaughan mills have eaten here wine list nice dinner friday night highly recommend this restaurant the wait staff patricia appetizers server
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been a 255 regular for over 20 years. I have hosted many of my company's Christmas Holiday parties with Alta Rosa as well as been a regular diner at their old address as well as at their new one. The food and service...are consistently wonderful. Yesterday we decided to do take out for our New Year's Eve dinner - everything was perfect - pizza, pasta, calamari, chicken parmesan. This is a family owned and run restaurant that knows their Italian cuisine.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed November 11, 2020 via mobile

Wonderful night out at an amazing authentic Italian restaurant! Thank you Pat for another fantastic dinner ! The service was exceptional and the food just perfect! Grilled Tuna & Zuppa di Pesce were both out of this world 😍😍Call and reserve a table today! Does...not disappoint 🥰More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed October 4, 2020

255 is mediocre at best. The quality of their "Italian" food, does not meet the standards of a true Italian Restaurant. I began my meal with an app of pizza and fried calamari. The pizza had a sour tasting tomato sauce -- not a nice...Italian sauce. The calamari were good if you like your food on the salty side. Most people probably would not appreciate the amount of salt used but for me they were o.k. My main of spaghetti carbonara was extremely disappointing. I make this dish at home and it is 10x better than that at 255. The pasta itself was overcooked and sticky while the carbonara aspect was not traditional at all. There was no true carbonara flavour but rather a heaping amount of black pepper. The atmosphere and service is good but the quality of food is not up to expectations.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed July 26, 2020

After many months of isolation we finally managed to get back with our very dear friends for dinner, 6 of us visited the patio of 255, the day was another record high but the patio was well covered (and so were all the staff! Thank...You) for anything Mother Nature could throw at us. We started with drinks of course to quickly be followed by a few more, the staff was very friendly and accommodating, we started with some amazing appetizers, grilled calamari- perfect!, polenta fries- by far the best, and a margarita pizza- mmmm buffalo mozzarella. Never at any time we’re we rushed, which is so nice too see today. Then we ordered our mains, ranging from there amazing pastas to there lamb chops and chicken parmigiana, you really can’t go wrong with any menu item. Now, if your in a rush I would suggest informing your server when you arrive as dining typically isn’t rushed which I personally totally agree. Thanks Patricia, amazingMore

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed March 30, 2020

I have eaten here 4-5 times on my own at the bar. Well decorated Dining room and food is excellent. Always at least a third full even early in the week. Service can be slow so if you need to eat and get going not...your spot but good value with Chicken Supreme, Stracciatella Soup and Caesar Salad all good. Good Wine list. I always go when I am in Vaughan.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 6, 2020 via mobile

I can’t remember such a delectable meal! Polenta fries, lobster spaghetti, calamari and chocolate molten lava cake with a nice bottle of red wine. It was all so delish! Our server was nice but the place was packed and he was rushed and somewhat abrupt....Talked really fast and just a little too frenzied for my liking which taints the experience on the whole. Perhaps they were simply short staffed. Not a deal breaker, we will be going back to try the truffle rigatoni.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed January 23, 2020 via mobile

Great food, excellent wine options on glass, truly Italians making Italian food, you can notice the quality of ingredients and the careful preparation of the meals. Salad was fantastic, fresh and tasty! Special thanks to Laura who was terrific, grazie and ciao!

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 5, 2020

Being Italian, quite picky on eating at Italian restaurants, this is on point with everything food very good ambiance not quite, waiters on point , wine selection very good , seating is comfortable, best fish I have had in a long time reservations recommended!

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed November 30, 2019 via mobile

It was a cold night in Vaughan when our friends from Barrie came down to take us to this restaurant—and we will definitely return! Polenta fries are a must, along with the deep fried calamari! At our table, the lobster pasta, mushroom gnocchi and orange/apricot...glazed salmon were a definite 10/10. Everything was just delicious and service was friendly and fast, but never rushed. We will definitely return!More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 5, 2019

My wife and I dined at 255 while visiting Vaughan, and it also happened to be my birthday. Both our dinners were amazing. My wife had the seafood spaghetti and I had the veal marsala. The pasta dish was very generous with the seafood and...seasoned beautifully. My veal melted in my mouth. We just can't get that quality of veal at the grocery store. The service was good but unobtrusive. It was a miserable rainy evening so the restaurant was not busy. Very good wine list as well. Will be back when we return to the area.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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