Modus Ristorante

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408 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
In the heart of the Finacial District, Modus Ristorante is Toronto's plush spot for refined Italian cuisine.

Modus might serve Italian food, but refreshingly, no one’s anxious to label it “rustic.” Modus’s menu takes recognizable Italian classics and re-creates them as fine-dining fares.

The restaurant offers an extensive 300-bottle wine program, with seasonally selected wine by the glass. A focus on Italian, Californian and South American wines provides excellent pairing for a fine dining experience.

Behind Modus is Sam Genkov, owner of the 23-year-old District favourite Bravi Ristorante.
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JL
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The seafood is always top notch and the service is first rate. It keeps me coming back on a regular basis.

PT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great time at Modus. Service and food are continually excellent. Thank you

d
Toronto
29 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The usual good food, my wife and I each had the swordfish which was grilled to perfection. The restaurant was busy early because of the hockey game and as a result noisier than usual. Easy location to get to and I would recommend for everyday dining.

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

I found the waiter to be very rude. It was as though it was a bother for him to wait on us. Quite embarrassing since I was hosting an out of town client. Have had lunch there many times and have had an enjoyable experience until yesterday.

KL
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The menu and the food were outstanding. My business guest and I are both big on seafood, which is why I choose Modus - and we were both very happy with the selection and the quality.

The service was also excellent - always seemed to come by at just the right time, and ask the right questions. They obviously knew what they were doing, and were very attentive to the cues at the table.

We had the perfect business lunch, and I will definitely bring clients back in the future.

JM
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service - never disappoints

DM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great lunch from every aspect. The service and food as usual were first class.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always love going to Modus for good food, service and surroundings.

D
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I went to Modus the other night night with two friends for dinner. We had a table on the patio. You would never know that York St is next to it as the traffic noise did not exist. A very nice summer dining experience. The staff was very attentive. One had the tuna, the other veal and me I had the mussels. All agreed that it was delicious. Wine selection was very good. Would I repeat a visit to Modus, especially on a beautiful summer evening on the patio, the answer is yes.

MC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

d
Toronto
30 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

My daughter and I enjoyed a quiet and delicious meal prior to going to a concert. Being a Monday in the summer Modus was not busy and the food and service was excellent. I would recommend the lobster pasta and my vegetarian daughter was well looked after with full plate.

CB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent place to host a business function meal. Had a group of 15, and staff was very attentive, food was excellent, and environment was fantastic.

JM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a table on the patio on a beautiful sunny day which contributed to our high rating for ambiance. We originally had a table reserved inside but when we asked they accommodated us on the patio which we really appreciated. Was a little pricier than expected/planned but quality of food and service justified it. Very pleasant location for our business lunch.

MK
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. The service was even better. The place was dead on a Friday night after 6, because everyone had gone home from downtown for the weekend. They are closed on weekends. The portion size was small for the price, but still very good food.

LS
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there for my friend. It was a very lovely evening. Ambiance- candles burning, white linen table cloths good lighting. Food delicious, service great.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love going to this restaurant as the food is great the service is fabulous, the location is super and it is never too loud I can’t hear the people I’m there to be with!

j
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good. Attentive service. Delicious food. A good location for business lunch.

GB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow, wow, wow! The service was so excellent it nearly blew us away. Our waiter was meticulous. When we said we wanted to split both entrées, he pulled over a second table so we could comfortably fit “share plates” and our dining table wouldn’t be crowded.

D
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Felt rushed to finish even though the restaurant was not busy. I was still busy with my salad when the main course arrived. This was then placed on a table next to me where it got cold whilst I finished my salad course.
It would have a much better experience all round if we were not so rushed by the staff

MM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We found the food kind of blah, especially given the prices. Service was great, though.

TA
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the quite ambience, great service, menu, wine and dessert selection. Perfect for a Business dinner.

IJ
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delightful supper. Our waiter, Brian, was extraordinary- pleasant, attentive, with several helpful food suggestions.
We shall return soon.
Thank you

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

Great atmosphere and awesome food. Excellent for business and special private celebrations.

AS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place for a large group. Friendly and attentive service.

H
Montreal
46 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Very noisy, expensive and slow. I don’t recommend for a business lunch

AO
7 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Overall was okay. Calamari app was exceptional. Would go back for that. The food was average. On the oily side. Not bang for your buck. Service was below average. Staff didn’t seem like they wanted to be there - could have been having a bad day.

JA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

We went to Modus prior to seeing Dear Evan Hansen. We are a family of three, our child being 10 years old. Our dinner of steak, spaghetti and meatballs and pasta pomodoro, arugula salad and 3 glasses of wine was over $300—and the food was not exceptional. The service was amazing!!

SB
Savannah
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Fast service pre show

NG
Milwaukee
19 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Wonderful restaurant. The food was excellent, but the service was a little slow.

JM
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for Valentines Day. The food and service was fantastic! Definitely a do over.

KD
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for celebrations or nice dinners with drinks

s
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best in Toronto for a business lunch. H

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Good service, average food.

MD
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

It was one of the most disapointing experiences I have had. I normally never foll up on these but feel compelled to do so because it was so extreme I took three clients for 12:15. Our food did not arrive until 1:45. We spent a good deal on lunch and not one offer was made to mitigate nor did management apologize for the unreasonable delay. We maintain lists at our office for recommended dining and we will taking Modus off the list .

B
Frankfurt Area
87 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 1food 4service 4ambience 1

I booked the restaurant but was seated in the “lounge”, which is a wide open noisy area which serves as the entry for the restaurant. Unacceptable. Never will go back and open table should insist on better treatment for its clients.

d
Toronto
30 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Warmly welcomed , chose to sit at a high top table near the bar, the quietest place in the restaurant. Good and service were great.

SS
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I didn't know who my waiter was, we kept seeing new faces every few minutes.

JL
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A favorite place for business lunches, always excellent food and service.

S
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Courteous wait staff knew just how much attention to direct our way given the nature of our business conversation.

KM
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

NYears Price Fix
only appetizers , drinks and music were GOOD
pasta was fine
entrees were HORRIBLE but what could we do w a price fix on New Year’s Eve ?
service was VERY attentive and pleasant
over $540 for 2 adults and 2children

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