Il Ponte

4.4
340 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Italian
Join us Tuesdays for half price bottles of wine.
Ponte opens its doors in one of Toronto’s fastest growing, and most diverse neighbourhoods with a simple mission: To be a dependable local establishment that serves and grows with the families, businesses and residents of Riverside and Toronto proper. We invite you to join us in celebrating great food and culture at our new home at the eastern foot of the Queen St. Bridge. Our belief is that great service and delicious food is paramount to the dining experience. We hope to exceed your expectations. Il Ponte offers both a fast casual encounter as well as a leisurely affair.

Our fresh thinking on Italian cuisine is present in our seasonal menu dishes as well as in our many fresh made daily specials. By using local ingredients and importing authentic Italian products Il Ponte achieves our unique brand of ‘La Cucina Italiana’. Every dish aims to provide inspiration and palatial pleasure.
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Saul
Toronto
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Il Ponte is a great restaurant, Johnny takes care of us every time. I had a pasta with mushrooms and rupini that was the best pasta I ever had.
Great place, good wine, exceptional service.

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ADolly
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Meh.


I could say a lot more, but I think this says what you need to hear.

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FeliceM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed. Food is delicious and fresh. I usually go for apps and entrees. Service and owner Gian Carlo are amazing. My go to restaurant all the time

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was amazing! They made me a dish that wasn’t on the menu which was so delicious and appreciated how accommodating they were. Our server was great and made our overall experience that much better.

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vipalnbarthel
Toronto
61 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were so glad to be able to return to eating at Il Ponte! The staff are great! The food is both very delicious and well presented. Can't wait to be able to eat inside again!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall2food5service5ambience3

My server asked me if I “could read” and loudly corrected my pronunciation of a dish in front of other guests. He also reprimanded me for ordering said dish because it was from the lunch menu, when he was the one who gave us the lunch menu by accident. He assumed my friend and I were on a date due to the typical patronage of the establishment. Hence, because I was the one who was answering back to his misogynistic comments, he only addressed me, let me taste the wine, and gave me the whole bill at the end of the night without asking prior. He also wore his mask off one ear (as in, not covering his face AT ALL), while scoffing at my friend and I for enjoying a song he believed we were faking knowing due to our age. Overall, I could not believe the condescending manner in which my friend and I were addressed… Clearly due to the fact we are young women.

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Birch
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

One of our guests was late and the server told us immediately that he would have to flip our table in an hour, which wasn’t a great start to the meal. The food was just okay- was hoping for homemade pasta noodles. We ended up staying for two hours, so we weren’t rushed out after all.

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vipMikeF
Toronto
50 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, with great service on a very nice patio. Patio is nicely isolated from traffic and reasonably quiet for being right downtown.

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Gordon
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food, will go back

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SilviaT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my sisters birthday.
We enjoyed a lovely afternoon on the beautiful private patio. The service was outstanding. *

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was 10/10. All of the staff were so sweet and really accommodating. The food and wine were also amazing

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MARGARETB
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was wonderful to be back in a restaurant and looked after. The food was wonderful, service outstanding. They have really created a beautiful patio, with lots of lush plantings.

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FeliceM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We must support this business and owner. My fave italian restaurant on so many levels!!

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vipKamal
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great people

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vipComet
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a phenomenal experience. The service, food, atmosphere — everything — were all phenomenal. Customized to my celiac requirements, totally safe, and we felt truly cared for with warm, Italian hospitality. What a bright spot in a tough week. Can not recommend it highly enough.

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vipMarkM
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite italian joint in TO. The owner Giancarlo is a gracious host. Always feel welcome there and look forward to going back

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vipsmelly
Miami
37 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner and will go back

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torontotrish
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really cute patio on the side vs having to sit directly along Queen Street, so much more private. Service was great, really enjoyed the food. It was our first time back at a restaurant since COVID so not sure what to expect but we had a really nice dinner, would definitely recommend this place!

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vipsmelly
Miami
38 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well worth the visit.

KJ
KerenJ
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and just such a great little gem of a restaurant!!!

MB
vipMarionB
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious anniversary dinner. Very good service!

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vipBrunoRicardo
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for dinner last Friday. The patio tables are well distanced from one another. The service was great and the food awesome. The traffic on Queen E/DVP can be a bit loud at rush hour, but the food is well worth it.

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GordonN
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

First time back since winter to a favourite restaurant.
Better than last summers patio experience b/c so good to have a first dinner out since February on such a beautiful summer evening with my kids.
Excellent food as before.
Great to see that Il Ponte is BACK 👍🥳👌!

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vipAlex
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Great server, we had to be moved inside but there was no AC so it was a bit hot. Otherwise great service and food.

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charles
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy with everything but being told by Open Table that we had missed our reservation.

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JayC
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Looking forward to our next visit...lovely restaurant, food was terrific !

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LindaS
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yes. Always have been happy. Giancarlo is always welcoming

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was outstanding. Will definitely return.

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vipalnbarthel
Toronto
62 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Il Ponte which we enjoyed with a friend from England! In addition to wonderful food and an attentive staff the restaurant has fabulous views of downtown Toronto!

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Jpgadou
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual food is great and fresh, wine is excellent and service is the best

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joyced
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food A little overpriced for a bowl of Pasta $34
Friendly

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Everything was good. Did not like that the fact that the restaurant automatically included a 20% tip. There was no reason for that when we were two diners. I would have preferred to decide the gratuity amount and not have it decided for me.

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Marco
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Calamari app is amazing!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and the food was top notch.

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TomB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had lunch , so it was not that busy. The salads were very good, large for lunch.
The main menu, we had veal and pasta, which was very good. The pasta was a large serving so she did not finish it.
I would return, it was a very good meal.

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vipTorontonianTraveller
Toronto
145 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Great location and nice ambiance.

We had Winterlicious there on a Monday. It was pretty quiet.

The waiter offered some odd comments about how they don’t get much repeat business at the beginning of the meal. Was a strange start to the dining experience.

The food was good for the most part although they use a little too much oil for my taste (on salads etc).

It was a good place to have a conversation with table mates as the music is not to loud.

They rely on street parking which is free in the evening.

Not much else to say. I have mixed emotions about it all.

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Doug
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall this is a great place for “date night” the staff very friendly

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AnnM
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A treat as always....consistent good food and service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
30 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was actually really nice....service was great , very accommodating and the food was classic and hearty

FAQs

Il Ponte is rated 4.4 stars by 340 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.