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HOLIDAYS & SPECIAL EVENTS: please see our website for current events and menus
PAYMENTS: We accept Cash or Canadian Debit only, no credit cards
PLEASE NOTE: Tables booked before 9PM may have dining time restrictions
EVERY MONDAY NIGHT --- 1/2 price bottles of wine
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!
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waiting staff wear masks
was okay but value for money is questionable given portion size
It was OK. I love this restaurant but this outdoor dining experience was average. Admittedly I ordered a starter and main that were both lemon-based in flavour (risotto balls and ricotta stuffed pasta). And I realize that the menu was a paired-down version of the regular menu. It was tasty but very average. Service was great, heater was nice but overall not as special as I remember Ascari being.
So happy to be able to eat at a restaurant at all these days. Ascari Enoteca is a great, casual neighbourhood gem with delicious food, wine, desserts and a lovely little deck to sit on with heaters!
I always have a fabulous time dining at enoteca ascari, and this time did not disappoint! Great service & fantastic food- loved the new additions to the menu. The heaters on the patio were a lovely touch as we did not feel the cold at all. Thank you so much!
We were celebrating my first job offer since graduating professional school. We chose Ascari as I had come across it one day while walking and was excited to try the pasta and wine! Everything was lovely about our experience. We had a larger group behind us that were very loud and obnoxious - but this is beyond restaurant control. I suppose more space from them would have been nice. Otherwise this was a lovely experience. Food was exceptional and the wine was a perfect pairing.
Best Italian restaurant in the city! The carbonara is heavenly!
Loved it! Great service, very friendly, and wonderful food. We are still talking about our meals that night.
This is an unfailingly good place. Great food and service. Always.
The food and service was spectacular! Loved the carbonara!
Great kitchen; you can't go wrong by dining here. Hoping for post-covid!
Considering we’re in the midst of a pandemic- the food, service, the overall atmosphere was very enjoyable.
The best! The food/drink is always A+++. Best team in the city!
Great place to enjoy a delicious meal
They take covid precautions very seriously so felt completely comfortable
The service was great, our server was fantastic and we had some nice conversation as I work in the industry too. Cocktails were good. We both had pastas that were ridiculously salty, and this is coming from someone who loves salty food. The portion was nice but the salt overpowered any other flavour.
ALSO. Bought a slice of the soft cheese to go. Opened it the next day at home. Smell was so disgusting I had to immediately throw it in the bin. I had to wash my hands twice to rid myself of the smell and the entire room smelled of human waste. I love all cheeses, especially the stinky variety, but this smell was not at all appetizing and I’m wondering if the cheese had gone rancid. The grocery items have no dates on them, I’m not sure why.
Fantastic on every level! Best restaurant in Toronto... hands down 👏👏👏
Wonderful food and and a perfect patio experience. Staff lovely.
Excellent food and service! Ascari Enoteca is taking precautions to keep clients and staff safe during COVID-19, and they're doing a great job of it.
One of the best Italian restaurants in the city!
We had a lovely experience and the food was exceptional.
We love this place!
They have proven to be champions through all the challenges of COVID.
Amazing service and fantastic food!
A total treat!
Amazing meal! Service was nice and fast. Food was incredible as was the wine selection. Will definitely be back!
Delicious! Vegetarian friendly. Would definitely recommend.
Perfect and good adherence to covid safety.
Excellent time for my girlfriends birthday! Our server was very knowledgable and polite! It would’ve been nice to have even a bit of low music while we ate, but I understand it was probably a COVID issue. Thanks again for everything!
Dinner was delicious as always. Service was knowledgeable and attentive. Recommend this place for anyone looking for a great dinner spot in Leslieville.
Great food, service and overall experience. We loved how the menu also had several delicious options for vegetarians. Our server was attentive and friendly. Highly recommended.
Good wine -nice server on the patio. We have passed it a hundred times and inside looks so charming. But outside was lovely too and Queen E was humming
Ascari never fails to delight! The food is amazing and the service is exceptional.
We we're dining outside and an unexpected summer shower doused everything. Once it was over both front and back of house jumped into action to dry everything off, get people seated again and redo all the plates that got rained on. Done with a smile and a laugh, this is the exact response you would expect from a great restaurant. They also have an awesome offering of wines for sale to take home.
Loved the food. Our table was Queen street side so a little noisy when a emergency vehicle or the garbage truck came by but still great otherwise.
Tremendous spot for local, house-made pasta, decadent wine and friendly staff.
Great food and service. Felt safe as lots of space between tables and all servers wearing masks.
They always deliver wonderful food with friendly and knowledgeable service. They are around when you need them but give you your privacy. Loved the patio. Exciting to get to have their food once again
Best and most underrated Italian restaurant in the city.
Food was outstanding. Been many times this time the chef knocked it our of the park. Best carbonara I’ve had anywhere in the world. Congrats Ascari Enoteca.
Wonderful staff and beautiful meals. Very respectful of distancing and safety measures.
Excellent experience. Enjoyed the patio and the service was wonderful
Was first time there, but definitely not the last. Loved everything we ordered. Nice being outside on side patio. All staff especially nice. Was our 50th (groan) anniversary and the glass of champagne was a perfect touch. Thanks so much!
My wife and I had a wonderful dinner at Ascari last Tuesday evening. The food was excellent, from our appetizer through to our dessert. All of the staff were friendly, accommodating and made helpful menu suggestions.
Overall it was an enjoyable, relaxed atmosphere which made for a very pleasant dining experience.
Ascari Enoteca is rated 4.8 stars by 915 OpenTable diners.
Ascari Enoteca does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.ascari.ca/shop.
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 bookings at the moment.