Ascari Enoteca

4.9
962 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Italian
Ascari Enoteca mirrors [Alberto] Ascari’s love for all things food and wine, bringing a rustic wine bar to Toronto’s east end with a simple philosophy of good, quality ingredients. It’s a neighbourhood locale where people come to linger over a simple, delicious meal washed down by a superb bottle of wine. Whether you’re solo, with friends or family, rest assured you’ll always leave here feeling like family.

Ascari has been awarded one of Canada's Neighbourhood Gems by OpenTable and Best Italian Restaurant in Now Magazine. We look forward to hosting you!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 962 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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sjm91
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Honestly the service was pretty awkward and there was miscommunication on out times. Our server told us the table ahead was a no show and we were welcome to stay however long we wanted. We proceeded to order take out as we were told we could stay longer. Then not 2 minutes later was told we had to leave as the next table arrived. No communication from the hosts or servers and when we expressed our displeasure we were met with silence.

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Mellyjogau
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was so good - great service- still my favourite restaurant!

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AmyH
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Delicious food and wine, and a gorgeous patio. We found that the 1.5 hour limit felt very rushed. Such a shame to gulp the last sips of excellent wine - hoping the management might consider lengthening this limit, especially for those still eating/drinking. Otherwise, a lovely evening. The mushroom pasta is incredible!

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MaddieF
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food , service and loved the patio.

The server was knowledgeable of the food and wine to make delightful recommendations

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience1

Too bad we had an unpleasant server, but I guess we went there for the food vs the service.

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KendalS
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely atmosphere with very tasty food. Knowledgable staff with wine and drink recommendations and very friendly service. the restaurant feels intimate and is great for a nice dinner out or date.

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Laura
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience2

Waiter was really unhelpful and lacklustre. Service declined significantly, didn't explain any of the dishes. Sat on the patio where there is zero ambiance or music plus uncomfortable chairs. Definitely better inside and perhaps there is new waitstaff due to COVID turnover. Food is always fantastic, but came very very late.

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vipLeslieW
Central Texas
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Quite pricey for pasta. Very small menu. Wine was priced at 4x retail which was extortion. Great service but we had to leave within 90 min so quite rushed.

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lindsayf
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service. We were very happy with our experience.

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Cayla
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was great. And felt safe and clean with all protocols in place.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, and service. Great pasta and wine selection.

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vipsilvenwolf
Toronto
34 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The menu was lacking in protein choices - even with a smaller menu due to pandemic, it would have been nice to see a pasta dish that had red meat in it as an option rather than two vegetarian options and one with guanciale in small bits sprinkled throughout.

All of our pasta dishes came out so salty that it was tough to eat. We ordered two of the carbonara, one of the funghi and one of the puttanesca. I do realize that guanciale and pecorino together can have a salty profile, but then balance the dish accordingly so that you don't feel like you're eating a block of salt.

Our server did his best to substitute a less salty dish for the funghi, but it was still over salted. He was knowledgable and accommodating to our many requests which was appreciated.

The appetizers were the best part of the meal and drinks were good. If you book this resturaunt, stick to the appetizers.

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Melissa
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were served by a woman who was absolutely wonderful, she went above and beyond to make us feel cared for from beginning to end, checked in often and was very kind and thoughtful. Lovely food, atmosphere and service as always.

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vipGayleT
Toronto
37 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All good! Noise level too high for a good conversation though.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for our anniversary during the beginning of stage 3 opening. The food was fantastic as always, and the service was impeccable.

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kcni
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just perfect. The tiramisu was especially knock-out!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience.

JM
JessicaM
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome service and the food is amazing as always!
Looking forward to when new menu items are added.

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NikkiM
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Other than the mushroom pasta, the food was really good! Our server was so kind, they even let us have our dog by us.

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JoannaS
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Ascari and all their restaurants are spectacular. It starts with great service and moves to creative wines and cocktails to the most yummiest of food.

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HollyM
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible meal. Staff are amazing, very kind and helpful. We can't wait to come back. Highly recommend! :)

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Raedog
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our beautiful server allowed us to try a couple of wines - both her reco - both amazing. Food was impeccable as always. The patio ambiance is lovely. Great night. Thx.

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AshleyC
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Thank you so much for being so great! So sorry we kinda lingered at the table. Really appreciated everything!

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MikeS
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic 👊

I’ve eaten all over the world and Ascsri is as good as any Michelin rated restaurant as far as food quality goes.

Perhaps better.

The chefs are top shelf

Could be the best Carbonara in Canada.

Enjoy

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RachL
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, incredible service, fantastic experience! They were so accommodating to dietary restrictions and careful with allergies. Can't wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish, everything was great. Server was very attentive and everything flowed smoothly. I’ll definitely be back.

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Smadar
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and great service

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Leah
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favourite restaurant! Wonderful service, delicious food and wine once again! Looking forward to coming again soon. :)

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Leah
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ascari Leslieville has been our favourite restaurant in Toronto since we started going there (~10yrs). Carbonara boxes and your cases of wine got us through the winter but we were so happy to get back and share the experience with the amazing team at Ascari Leslieville! Thank you for another fantastic meal!

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EmilyD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Italian food in a pleasant and COVID safe setting (tables are spaced apart nicely). Service was perfect - attentive but not overbearing. The carbonara never disappoints.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food amazing service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day

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JamesC
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service! We will definitely be back

MP
vipMatthewP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner for 3. COVID safe and amazing food and atmosphere!

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Waterskier
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Amazing to be able to still dine out during this crazy time. Food was great, Covid precautions in place and the patio heaters made it warm enough to be able to enjoy the meal.

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PatrickK
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well executed food, excellent service in an intimate setting. Very interesting selection of wines.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favourite local restaurants...never disappoints ❣️

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

outdoor dining was warm and safe. love this spot and they have done a great job accommodating during these tough times.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there to celebrate our 24th anniversary with our kids. The food was excellent and the ambiance was wonderful. The new roof and outdoor heaters kept us warm enough to enjoy a 3 course meal and after dinner drinks. The chef was swift and precise with bringing our food and describing the dishes mindful of the cold weather. Thank you Ascari for making our celebration so special 💕👍🏼

JB
JonB
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Given the circumstances we were very happy with our recent dinner at Ascari Enoteca. The food was delicious and every measure possible was taken to make our experience a good one - as we were dining outside on the patio in November!

FAQs

Ascari Enoteca offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 792-4157.

Ascari Enoteca is rated 4.9 stars by 962 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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