Baldini

4.7
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
Baldini Restaurant features cuisine from northern and southern Italy and is conveniently located on the Queen Street East strip. All of our ingredients are fresh from the market and the sauces, breads, and desserts are prepared in the finest Italian tradition right on the premises.



The atmosphere is casual and inviting, with jazz and Italian music softly serenading you in the background. Our prices are very welcoming as well. We are a family friendly restaurant.
What 264 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.6
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AV
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best dinner experiences I've had in Toronto. I highly recommend this restaurant. It's romantic, delicious, and timeless. The tiramisu is perfect.

SC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food, service, and ambience. Only shortcoming was a limited time of 1.5 hrs which we didn't understand until the next patron was waiting. (We were seated@ 17:35) Would have been OK, but they weren't quick to take our order initially. We hustled, and overall it was very good.

MM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My friend and I had dinner here for her birthday. It was really excellent. Our server was friendly, professional, very helpful regarding dinner choices and a pleasure to meet. The dishes including veal Piccata and veal marsala were perfect. The Caesar salad very good too as well as chocolate tartufo.

There will definitely be a return visit.

VE
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place! Super cute and intimate with an option of a prifix menu!

LZ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a very lovely evening spent with friends. Everyone enjoyed their meal and the service was great!

JV
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been Going to Baldini for 5 years.
Patrick is the best waiter in town.
Lovely place...great food.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and as good as the last time we came to the restaurant. The service was awesome. Patrick was very attentive and the flow of the meal was well timed.

f
San Diego
46 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful first experience at Baldini's prior to going to the Crow's nest theatre. Mussels in gorgonzola cream sauce delicious as well as beet salad and spinach gnocchi. Only comment would be the bread - it was too dense to sop up the wonderful sauces - perhaps ciabatta buns would be better?

LO
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second visit to Baldini and both times have been a great experience. Such a lovely atmosphere and Patrick is a wonderful server who makes everyone feel welcome. Baldini is a true gem in the east end.

j
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a gem. The food was 'lick the plate clean' delicious! Great ambience, and Patrick was the perfect complement to a fabulous meal. Made a reservation for a group of friends for the following Friday!

h
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely neighbourhood restaurant. Every aspect if the evening was thoroughly enjoyable. Food and wait staff excellent.

DS
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

the food was great

the service was very good

The seating was a little tight

B
Frankfurt Area
91 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A quiet gem. We have been several times and the low key setting conceals a restaurant serving wonderful food and offering great value.

AS
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Felt we were being rushed and my friends were disappointed with there meals. To much breading on the veal. One veal was burnt, Pasta was the wrong sauce as requested. Not asked if we wanted coffee or tea.
My dish was fine but everyone else was not happy. I’ll give it one more visit. If it is the same experience , I’ll stop going there. Sometimes we all have bad nights.

L
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Baldini...will definitely be back!!

B
Frankfurt Area
92 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a gem. Unassuming from the street view but the pleasant surprise was the delicious food. We had salads and pastas. Just fantastic. We are heading back soon.

AF
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Arrived and our reservation wasn’t ready. Otherwise everything was great.

f
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is a great neighbourhood restaurant that is worth going out of your way to visit. The food is very good and the ambience is perfect for a small group

DL
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The selection was great and the server was excellent

D
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service & food. Pasta is done just right - al dente

TM
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visitors but we will be back! Great waiter and food was all delicious 😋

n
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Definitely would return again and again and again....:)

DN
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Would absolutely recommend Baldini to friends and family. Provided they are looking for a beautiful restaurant with a lovely intimidate environment and yummy Italian cuisine.

Food is great, service is great! what more do you need?


DN

PA
Ottawa
13 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

We went to Baldini to celebrate my daughter's birthday. When I made the reservation it asked if there was a celebration and I put in that it was my daughter's birthday. I have no idea why they asked because when we ordered the one piece of cake for dessert (that was clearly for my daughter in celebration of her birthday) the waiter didn't say a thing - no candle, nothing. He just plopped it down in front of her. This was very disappointing. Why bother asking if we are there to celebrate if the restaurant isn't even going to acknowledge the celebration?

LB
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Baldinis is great! Patrick looks after your every need and the food is awesome!! Great place for an evening

BJ
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our book club, consisting of teachers and a principal, who all worked together at a neighbourhood school, loves everything about the restaurant. It's quiet, and we can hear ourselves in conversation. Both the food and service are excellent. The variety of offerings on the menu gave us plenty of choices. The food was delicious, and the price was right. We have come to Baldini's restaurant a few times in the past and will continue to come in the future. It was a lovely, tasty experience. Bob Jennings

SB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was excellent. Food was expertly prepared. Delicious.

M
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favourite Toronto restaurants. We have introduced many friends and family to it.
It never disappoints. Food is always excellent as are the servers.

LB
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my go to Italian neighbour restaurants. Great food. Patrick is awesome. 10+++

JW
Naples
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in all aspects. Truly enjoyable dinner. Service is exceptional.

JT
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect little gem of a restaurant. Great food great service great atmosphere.

KR
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

My wife and I have been to this place at least twice a year for the last 5 years or so and each time has been great....except the last time. Nothing major just a few little things. Prices went up but portions were smaller, forgot to bring bread to our table, I had to ask twice, and the seafood pasta which my wife always order, didn't taste as good. We'll see what happens next time we go.

D
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent ! Patrick is very attentive and pleasant !

PM
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for anniversary dinner, very reasonable prices for very good food, service was excellent, would definitely recommend.

GA
London
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Authentic Italian!
I lived in Italy for a few years and this just took me right back there. Authentic Italian cuisine, attentive service and intimate atmosphere. I will be back 100%.

MA
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was impeccable, especially at the doorway! There are two steps to the main restaurant and the wait staff helped to get my wheelchair in and safely out again! So excited to have tried this restaurant for lunch as there are not many options for semi-accessible lunch-time venues in Leslieville. The food was delicious and we'll be back again to try more dishes, a dinner or three in future. Club sandwich was the best I've had, ever. Reasonable prices, many food options (many courses, if desired), full linen service. Not very busy so enjoyed a leisurely lunch, with attentive staff.

CL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, as usual. Always good value and delicious. One of my favourite go-to always good dining choices.

GC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The food was okay; it didn't blow me away. The portions weren't that big either, and it was pricey for what you got. The decor and ambiance were 'tired' (to say the least). Our waiter was great, so the service was the saving grace. But, I probably wouldn't go back or recommend to a friend.

C
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was good for Gluten Free options, but overall fairly basic. Food was okay, wine was good.

MA
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We tried the special pasta dish, which had a veal sauce. Very deep rich flavour and quite yummy.
The wait staff was pleasant and refilled our water glasses regularly but never topped up our wine glasses.

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