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Reviewed December 9, 2019

Excellent food, the service was pleasant and attentive. The suggestions were what we tried and was tasty. The ingrdients were fresh. The chef came over for a chat and a digestive. Were are going back next week witha larger group.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed November 5, 2019

Nice local find- Chef Cory is a master chef and Anthony treats the guests great- this is where the locals eat and enjoy

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed December 19, 2018 via mobile

Spectacular dinner! Excellent atmosphere! The staff bent over backwards to satisfy you from the moment you walked in. My cell phone needed a charge and one of the waiters took it upon himself to get me his charger from his car. What!? The food was...exquisite and I like great food! Risotto was one of the best I have ever had, comparable to Joso’s risotto Nero and that is saying something! Highly recommended restaurant! An absolute gem.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed October 10, 2018

The restaurant is behind a gas station in Woodbridge, but the taste of the food and the great selection of food and wines will keep you coming back for more. The chef is very creative and comes up with a new dish to tempt you....Everything is fresh and delicious. The service is great. Give this place a try. You will be glad you did.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

They had an ownership change food is still ok was clearly better under previous owners. A bit overpriced and it is behind a gas station

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed July 17, 2018

To say this is a hidden gem is an understatement, tucked behind a gas station, the restaurant has been producing innovative Italian food for 10 years. Recently because of travel my wife and I had not been for a few months, we couldn't wait to...get back and the it didn't disappoint. The Bloody Caesar salad, new to the menu was excellent and the risotto was fabulous. Still great after all these years - hint, make reservations.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I booked reservations for our anniversary at Oca Nera after a family member highly recommended them. We were surprised of the location, which was nearby and yet we had never noticed. The restaurant is very nice inside and I believe they had...outside seating, as well. The food was great and we were both quite after appetizers and entrees. They have a fantastic wine list and choice of entrees. The only thing we weren’t impressed with was the lack of knowledge of the young waiters and the rather long wait for our entrees. We were greeted by the owner who was extremely pleasant. We highly recommend this restaurant. I believe it is quite busy as well and highly recommend a reservation. Truly a hidden gem in Woodbridge!More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed April 23, 2018

This is a small restaurant tucked away behind a gas station, but it is great. Great food and pleasant staff.

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed August 7, 2017

We've been here twice now & both times were incredible! Wally (owner/matre D) has a real knack for knowing what we like & want. He's always great at pairing drinks with our meal. We don't even ask, we just say bring us wine (white or...red) and he always brings us what we like. He takes great pride in his restaurant & has the largest wine & spirits collection I've seen in a restaurant anywhere in Vaughan. Food is delicious! We have tried the fried calamari with fried zucchini strings, the shrimps wrapped in pasta & fried, the squid ink pasta with seafood (my favourite), seabass, and other fish specials. First of all, this is the only restaurant that I have tried in MANY years that knows how to cook mussels. They are plump, juicy & not overcooked. Most restaurants cook them so much that they become tasteless and tiny. The whole squid ink dish is delicious & the mussels are yummy. Loved the calamari/zucchini dish. The chef puts love into the dishes & presents them perfectly. Everything we have had has been yummy and we were happy with the dish. The dessert at the end of the meal is a nice added touch & much appreciated. As for the decor, it's not your typical trying too hard decor in vaughan. This place is down to earth, clean and doesn't need to wow you with the decor, it does that with the food, drinks & ambiance. Thank you Wally & we'll be back!More

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed April 14, 2017

Oca Nera was that special go to place. Such a disappointing evening. Welcomed by stained and out of seasoned menu. Same "Winter" menu we experienced 4 years ago. Disappointing since we were well into the Spring season. Same obnoxious owner/maitre de serving side of sarcasm....Still great flavours but disappointing menu given the price point. Lost its originality. Such a shame.More

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed October 12, 2016

Oca Nera's service adjusts according to it's client. When dining with your wife, the staff create a romantic setting to perfection with little effort. Always cordial, friendly and attentive. Offering alternatives to the main menu and specials of the day. A quote from Walter "...Leave it with me". Having lunch with associates or friends leaves you satisfied from both the service as well as the food. Great food! Great wine! Great Restaurant! Well Done Gentlemen!More

Date of visit: September 2016
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Reviewed June 16, 2016

There is a little hidden secret in Woodbridge, we have a great restaurant that is the go to place to eat...Oca Nera. We were invited here years ago by some close friends who knew the Chef Cory well. We met our friends and sat for...dinner, our waiter came by introduced himself in a way that made me feel like I was part of their secret society I was in lol. We began eating and drinking and throughout the entire meal I could not believe I didnt know about this place, I have lived right around the corner for years. we feasted on the home made gnocchi in a wild boar ragu, still my person favourite. Shrimp wrapped in pasta and deep fried, another fav and the finally was the house made chocolate tortellini....you guessed it another fav. Since that day, we have celebrated my daughters confirmation, our birthdays and many many dinners there...the food, atmosphere and hospitality is superb. Do yourself a favour, book a night out, sit amongst the 'secret society' and enjoy what will probably be your best meal ever.More

Date of visit: May 2016
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Reviewed April 1, 2016

Great atmosphere, Wally and Mike are fantastic, knowledgeable and attentive. I love the Stragga shrimp and the wine selection here. It's my fav spot!

Date of visit: April 2016
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Reviewed February 15, 2016

My wife and I went there last night for Valentines dinner. The service was 6/10 the food was fair. The prices where from a different year. More like 2050 prices. The owner used the excuse of the U.S Dollar. I did not think 6 pieces...of ravioli were affected by the U.S Dollar. (To Funny) I ordered would arrive at least after desert. So the food would not be sitting on the table for 20 to 25 min. When I ask the owner how big the portion were, His answered this is not Desert plus? I knew the address to Oca Nera so why did he mention another Restaurant? Did he think I was lost? All I was trying to figure out was if I had to order more food. The 2 dishes I ordered for take out where different from the ones my wife and I had. When we got home the meat was raw and I had to cook it again for my kids. A real Joke!!!!2 dishes to go. They arrived at my table 20 min before I left.More

Date of visit: February 2016
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Reviewed February 9, 2016

Must visit foodie destination. It is in the upper range price wise, but completely worth it. Fantastic wine list as well. I know many people who came once and became regulars.

Date of visit: October 2015
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