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“A memorable meal on a special occasion” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Toca

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Ranked #98 of 8,363 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$51
Cuisines: Canadian, Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Downtown West
Transit: St. Andrew (King) Subway station
Description: TOCA offers handcrafted Italian cuisine complemented by seasonal flavours and locally-sourced produce. Located in the heart of Toronto's Performing Arts & Theatre District, TOCA occupies the mezzanine level of The Ritz-Carlton hotel. TOCA is proud to collaborate with Chef Oliver Glowig, one of Rome's most celebrated culinary leaders.
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“A memorable meal on a special occasion”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Had dinner here on a special wedding anniversary. Have rarely had the level of service and care experienced here. The chef came out to greet us after the meal. We will certainly be back and have already recommended Toca to several friends.

Visited November 2016
1 Thank Polly Z
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Ontario, Canada
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Mazing breakfast buffet!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We stayed at The Ritz-Carlton and enjoyed breakfast at Toca. The staff was incredible and very attentive. The selection was fresh, tasty and very well presented. The ambiance is wonderful and I will come back again just for breakfast. We will return!!!

  • Visited March 2016
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
1 Thank iluvtravel1
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St. Barthelemy
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Amazing food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Stayed at the Ritz and wanted a quick dinner before a event at the Roger's centre, so we tried the restaurant at the hotel. It was AMAZING in all ways, Service a 10, food a 10, and portions just right! You cannot go wrong. Would return! Our son had pasta, I had the Halibut, and also the Lobster. It was all fresh and inviting. Great ambience as well.

Visited October 2016
1 Thank penny k
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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Way overrated”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

My in-laws were staying at the Ritz, so we decided to have dinner at Toca. My mother in law got the ravioli (which was basically a block of cheese covered with a soggy piece of pasta). My husband ordered the $20 appetizer portion of gnocchi and said it was average at best. I had the pork chop, but because of my nut allergy, I couldn't have the accompanying crust they usually put on it. So they served me a plain fried pork chop (side dish extra). I wish they'd gone the extra mile and either recommended something else for me to order or made a sauce or SOMETHING so I wasn't eating a dry pork chop. For fine dining, we were incredibly disappointed with the food. For my money, we'll go to Canoe next time, which is much, much better. If you're charging $40 for a pork chop without a side, it should be DELICIOUS. If you're charging $30 for five pieces of ravioli, it should be DELICIOUS.

I should say that the breakfast at Toca was much better than this, but I'm writing about the dinner.

  • Visited October 2016
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Nikkers123
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Franck A, General Manager at Toca, responded to this review, 7 October 2016
Dear Nikkers123

Thank you for your kind comments regarding breakfast at TOCA.

We are very sorry to hear that you did not equally enjoy your experience over dinner. The pork chop is indeed delicious with its crust and given your allergy, the waiter could have offfered to replace the crust by another element. Concerning the Ravioli Caprese they are one of our signature dishes. They are made with generous portions of Italian Caciotta cheese, fresh Italian and local tomatoes, fresh basil, and we always get great comments about them. Did you have a chance to express your disappointment with the restaurant server and manager? In the meantime, I will discuss your comments with the team.

Again, please accept our apologies for not meeting your expectations. I hope that we will have a chance to welcome you back to TOCA and change your perception of our service. Please do not hesitate to contact our Restaurant Manager Peter Muir on your next visit to TOCA.

Best wishes

Franck Arnold
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Motherwell, Scotland, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Delicious meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We are at the restaurant mid week and were able to get a table with no difficulty. We each had caprese (lobster, mozzarella, tomato and tomato gazpacho), filet mignon (served with wilted spinach, pine nuts and sultanas; market veg and roast potatoes on the side) and chocolate mousse. We had some beer and wine too.
The foot was delicious and beautifully presented.
The staff were very knowledgable about the menu and the wine - offering advice on the wine, the tasting menu, etc. They were very attentive too and friendly.
The restaurant itself is lovely - well-spaced allowing a degree of privacy, different designs on plates, gorgeous lights.
Our total bill was around $350, and was delivered with home made limoncello and biscotti.

  • Visited October 2016
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
1 Thank Beatties75
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