Mistura

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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
Fresh seasonal ingredients are on the Italian menu in this multi-award winning restaurant. Chef Silvio Mirenzi delights diners with his mastery of our classics and tempts taste buds further with his fresh contemporary take on traditional Italian dishes in the just-updated and modernized elegant dining room that flickers with candles set around the room. An extensive wine list, including wine from some of the world's finest vineyards, and an attentive, knowledgeable staff add to the appeal. Perhaps you prefer a more intimate, private setting. Mistura's private dining room holds 14 people, while the semi-private dining room holds up to 40, to cater to your more private functions.
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Miami
44 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for Summerlicious. The menu, the service were perfect. Portion sizes were not reduced and the appetizers and entrees were delicious. Too full to eat the deserts!

OT
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The owner, server and the food were amazing. Upsetting to know that they’re closing down, but I hope they’ll reopen in the future.

M
Orange County
61 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, great food, a wonderful evening!

SP
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredible but what made the experience even more over the top was our server Tamara, she is amazing and full of passion for what she does and the food she serves. Then there is Paolo his passion is over the top and having him drop by your table is an education in his food and food in general. We wanted to invite Tamara and Paolo to sit and join us at our table. Don't hesitate go to Mistura

S
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food (and portions) were exceptional for a Summerlicious menu. Our only disappointment was that Mistura was to be closed for a summer break in August; otherwise they would be our choice for an anniversary dinner.

P
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible Summerlicious evening. From Paolo the owner personally taking the time to chat, to Tamara our server, amazing experience. The Lasagna, the Veal and Salmon, just wow. Thank you for the booth, fun times!

k
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

great potion of dishes, tasty food, friendly serves

MC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was very good; service, food and wine. Thanks so much.

MM
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We arrived a little late for our reservation in our casual clothes from a fun day out and we were greeted so nicely as if we just arrived at our friend's house, so the night is off to a good start. It only gets better. We had the Summerlicious menu. I'd never heard of a calamari steak so decided to try it and I'm glad I did. The calamari itself had such a delicate flavour you know it was fresh and the toppings on the 'steak' enhanced it perfectly. Veal marsala was great, lasagna was great, the gnocchi was amazing. Our server, Tamara was very good. We'll be back before Summerlicious is over.

S
Palm Springs
17 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The evening was lovely. Appetizers and main courses were very good. I found the tiramisu disappointing this time - far too heavy. Everything else was great.

p
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Slim picking on the drinks menu. The calamari app was hidden underneath everything else ... if you’re going to have an app called calamari steak, the calamari should be the focal point... missed the mark!

The salmon main was good and dessert was basically whip cream with little pieces of lemon on top.

Not worth worth the value... even for summerlicious
Thumbs down

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Anniversary- 25 years married

J
10 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and excellent food.

Mistura
Responded on 27 June 2019

Hi, thank you for the review. We hope to see you again!

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F
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding cuisine and good service. Great restaurant for special event as is pricey.
Would love to be able to go more frequently.

Mistura
Responded on 27 June 2019

Thank you for your comments! We're happy that you enjoy the food and service at Mistura. You don't need a special occasion to come by. Stop in for a plate of pasta and a glass of wine or have a pizza and a beer! We look forward to seeing you.

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c
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Al ways the best service and the perfect food made with love from Nona (the lasagna is probably the best in town) Our server Tamara was just delightful and very knowledgeable with option and idea . Will be back

Thank you everyone for another amazing experience with Mistura

Mistura
Responded on 11 June 2019

Thank you! We appreciate you taking the time to write and for mentioning Tamara. Our team is an asset, as is the lasagna! lol. Mangia, Mangia. Hope to see you again soon.

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KN
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were visiting Toronto for the weekend and we loved this restaurant. Our server, Amber, was exceedingly helpful in every way! Friendly, knowledgeable, helpful and fun! The owner stopped by our table too and chatted! Very personable! And the food; the beet risotto and gnocchi were SO tasty and beautiful!

Mistura
Responded on 11 June 2019

Thank you so much for the review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your evening with us and the next time you're in Toronto we hope you'll come back. I'll pass your compliments on to Amber and the rest of the team here. Thanks again.

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LS
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent restaurant. From Monday to Thursday they feature a prix fixe for two for $99 that includes a glass of very good house wine. The tasting plate of appetizers that comes with this dinner is outstanding and the main course options a good selection of favourites from the regular menu . If I could change one thing, it would be to include a lighter dessert option...the tiramisu is very good, but a lot to finish with. Great service, food and ambiance.

Mistura
Responded on 11 June 2019

Thank you very much for the review. We're glad you enjoyed your evening and the Prix-Fixe menu. You may have a point about the dessert. We'll consider your suggestion for the next Prix-Fixe! Hope to see you again.

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l
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food consistently excellent. And the ambiance is absolutely perfection.

DP
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner last Thursday night! Our food was perfectly prepared and the presentation was well thought out and delivered hot! We had the veal Marsala and duck confit as our mains. Try them!
My guest and I will return. Grateful this is in our New Hood
D Playfair

BK
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Very “out of date”. Food totally bland and unsophisticated up to date menu.
Menu may not have changed in 21 years.
We will not return.

BB
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We did our corporation Christmas party there 2 years ago. 1st visit since. It remains exceptional. Asked for an off menu item. They happily obliged and it was terrific!

JA
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely, quiet restaurant with stellar service and delicious food at a reasonable price.

PA
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We walked by this restaurant many times and finally made a reservation. It was an outstanding evening for both food and service and we will definitely make it one of our favourites for repeat visits.

JI
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Not just the best lasagna in the city but the best lasagna ever!

DC
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food...awesome staff: Cant wait to go back

JG
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great overall experience, great service, warm, welcoming staff. excellent food. definitely reccomend.

M
London
15 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant for an evening with friends, background music is 'background' so don't have to shout and the food, service first class - wine was good too

SG
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place, friendly and efficient service with excellent food.

DG
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I first visited Mistura (actually Sopra) for a private party I held, over 11 years ago. Since then I have held a few Christmas parities in Sopra and have had countless dinners with friends / family and colleagues at Mistura. The food is always great. The staff and very friendly and really add to the experience. Paolo (owner) is so passionate about the food and the experience you have at Mistura, he is such a great person to talk about and ask questions - he makes the restaurant a fantastic experience. Definitely going back soon.

HK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Went out for a date with my hubby and had a great evening of apps, pizza, pasta and wine. This place had a great vibe. It's hard to find a casual authentic Italian restaurant in the city nowadays. It's either too upscale/too pricy or way too casual with subpar food. Mistura was such a great medium. I found the atmosphere to be warm and inviting, the service was great with attentive staff. Food was GREAT and reasonably priced. Will definitely be back again soon.

a
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Food was disappointing. My wife had lunch here previously and said that had been good. The chocolate mousse was good, as were the cocktail and wine, but appetizers and mains were substandard and definitely not worth the price. At least it was quiet so good for conversation.

OT
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had not been to Mistura in a couple of years and to be honest, we found it very good but not great. Service was very attentive and prompt , in fact a little too fast, likely because there were only about 4/5 tables filled this Tuesday night.
Three of us had the same appetizer special, and the four scallops in each dish were very nicely done, but the parsnip purée they rested on had no discernible parsnip flavouring. Then again, it is a mild vegetable.
The pasta special got a thumbs up and the spaghetti Bolognese was alright. Unfortunately the seafood linguine had so much heavy basil Pesto and oil that it was not good . The restaurant promptly offered a substitute which we appreciated and they took it off the bill. Also appreciated.
Desserts were very good and all portions of any dish are generous. ( you can get a half order of the pastas if you wish)
Our waitress was charming.

JR
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant. Love everything about it, ambiance, food, service. 10 our of 10

b
Toronto
209 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We didn't enjoy Mistura as much this time around. The food was good but not exceptional. We had the duck and veal marsala and our friends the two fish dishes. The biscotti plate was nothing special either. The service was ok--prompt and friendly enough, but our server seemed inexperienced.

M
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

As usual we had a lively dinner here. Just two of us. We split the fried artichoke hearts and they were great. One had branzino which was good and the other had the pasta with shrimp which was delicious.

MC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Loved it. This restaurant was the perfect choice for us on a Wednesday. It felt relaxed and comfortable and we needed a place to unwind after a stress filled day. The food was good, no complaints there, the menu isn't huge but there's enough to choose from and they have specials not on the menu. We ate, drank and were merry! Service was great too.

J
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food. Fantastic wine. Not pretentious. Just perfect.

DR
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was espectacular and the service was top notch! We will definitely come back.

f
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Very ordinary food and service. Nothing exceptional at all for what advertised as one of the best in the city.

JV
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 1

We ordered lamb lamb ($48$), artichoke ($18), I bones Orata fish ($36), tiramisu and creme brulee plus drinks. Food were all.good, the cream brulee we were charged for $8 for the toppings.
Customer service was worst. The server just kept on talking, flirting to my boyfriend and grabbed the menu from.my hands without asking my order. I told her I need the menu coz I have to order. She replied ”oh you are going to order?!? with her raised eyebrows then left.
When she came back it’s my boyfriend who ordered for me. We stayed because we don't want to totally ruin our date.

On the other hand, I have been in this place a couple of times and this is the worst experience I ever had not just in this restaurant, but my entire dining experience. She should be working there coz she is a liability.

But I love the restaurant and the food.

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