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Ascari Enoteca

4.8
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915 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
We love food. We love wine. We love racing. So we named Ascari Enoteca after one of our heroes, 1950's Italian racing legend, Alberto Ascari. He was as famous for his appetite for food and wine as he was for his talent for racing, earning him the nickname "ciccio" – Italian for 'chubby'. Here you'll find homemade pastas made fresh in house every single day, plus a unique wine list.

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!

Support Ascari Enoteca during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • 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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 915 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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rfree
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

was okay but value for money is questionable given portion size

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walnutwilson
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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.

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JasonC
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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!

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kael
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Bianca
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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NatalieS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian restaurant in the city! The carbonara is heavenly!

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brendam
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved it! Great service, very friendly, and wonderful food. We are still talking about our meals that night.

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vipDiscerningdiner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an unfailingly good place. Great food and service. Always.

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JosephineC
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was spectacular! Loved the carbonara!

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RobertB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great kitchen; you can't go wrong by dining here. Hoping for post-covid!

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AggieB
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Considering we’re in the midst of a pandemic- the food, service, the overall atmosphere was very enjoyable.

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Mamamamamamamamamamamama
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great.

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Victoria
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best! The food/drink is always A+++. Best team in the city!

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SonjaG
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to enjoy a delicious meal
They take covid precautions very seriously so felt completely comfortable

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JamieR
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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.

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AlexandreW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic on every level! Best restaurant in Toronto... hands down 👏👏👏

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vipDiscerningdiner
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and and a perfect patio experience. Staff lovely.

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SarahBD
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Italian restaurants in the city!

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LouiseG
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a lovely experience and the food was exceptional.

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kellyp
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place!
They have proven to be champions through all the challenges of COVID.
Amazing service and fantastic food!
A total treat!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal! Service was nice and fast. Food was incredible as was the wine selection. Will definitely be back!

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KylaD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Vegetarian friendly. Would definitely recommend.

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vipAllie1
Toronto
33 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect and good adherence to covid safety.

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KurtisW
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious as always. Service was knowledgeable and attentive. Recommend this place for anyone looking for a great dinner spot in Leslieville.

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Happy
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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JohnM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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JacqPC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ascari never fails to delight! The food is amazing and the service is exceptional.

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vipshark
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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NANG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipAndy
Toronto
27 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tremendous spot for local, house-made pasta, decadent wine and friendly staff.

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EmilyD
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Felt safe as lots of space between tables and all servers wearing masks.

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KatJ
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipxmtler
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best and most underrated Italian restaurant in the city.

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MikeS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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MichelleM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff and beautiful meals. Very respectful of distancing and safety measures.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Enjoyed the patio and the service was wonderful

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Wil1
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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MichaelG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

FAQs

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.

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