Baldini

4.6
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271 Reviews
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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.
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PiotrU
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food , excellent , friendly service, nice ambiance . Definitely we will be back .

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Review would have been better HOWEVER, food took a very long time. We were a group of 10, so expected a bit of a wait, but 3 course dinner took 3 hrs. Appetizers took 45 minutes (mainly salad) and mains another hour. Service was friendly and attended to water glasses which is good, but throughout the excessively long wait times, there was no communication of a delay and no offering of bread until we asked during our mains. To add insult to injury was an after tax autograt of 20%. If you’re billing above market on your tip, it better be exceptional. Overall it seemed like an unfortunate case of the server knowing they didn’t have to work for their tip. All in all the food was good and they got everything right. On the fence if I’d go back. I certainly wouldn’t recommend this place if you’re more than 4 people.

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vipDeValera
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food, great wine pricing, Patrick provided awesome service, well aware of our timing needs for theatre (Crow’s Nest - five minute walk away)

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NeilC
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Yummy Italian that feels home made. Cozy atmosphere with great service and value! Baldini’s never disappoints.

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Matt
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Went on valentines. Unfortunately understaffed for such a busy night. I’m guessing this place would be a lot better on a normal night. Food was good.

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Drew
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

We arrived on time for our Valentines Day reservation - behind four other couples with reservations at the same time. Restaurant was either understaffed or unprepared. There were no tables available, no one to greet us, and when I found a server he said we would have to wait until a table was available. 25 minutes later, we were seated. No one offered us a drink - not even water. Throughout the evening, we had to ask for everything. The main course came before we were finished with appetizers. My partner ordered Lobster Papardelle and was served over-salted Lobster with Fettucine. I ordered duck breast - was not asked how I wanted it - and it arrived well-done and dry. Supposedly this restaurant has been around for 17 years .... not sure how that could be possible!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were fortunate to get a table on Valentine’s Day. Since we were going to a performance we ordered a few small plates to share.

We appreciated the pleasant way we were treated in spite of not ordering the full special for the evening. Service was quick and friendly. Food was delicious and generous.

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AlexV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
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.

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StewartC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
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.

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MarieM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
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.

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VEzuc
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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LauraZ
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!

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JohnV
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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vipfoodie
San Diego
48 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?

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LindaO
Toronto
4 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.

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jillian
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!

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happydiner
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.

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DavidS
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

the food was great

the service was very good

The seating was a little tight

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vipBdavis64
Frankfurt Area
95 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.

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AileenS
Toronto
7 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.

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vipLuv2eat
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipBdavis64
Frankfurt Area
95 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.

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AlexF
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

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

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freedog16
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

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DianneL
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The selection was great and the server was excellent

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Doug
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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ToddM
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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nora
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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DannyN
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?


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PamA
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?

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LynnB
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

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BobJ
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

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StanB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was excellent. Food was expertly prepared. Delicious.

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Marla
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.

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LynnB
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JudithW
Naples
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JewelT
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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KnightRider
Toronto
3 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.

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Doug
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent ! Patrick is very attentive and pleasant !

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