Ascari

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CAN$51 and over
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Italian
Bringing the flavours and staple dishes that have made Ascari Enoteca in Leslieville special, to the west end of Toronto.

We love food. We love wine. We love racing. So we named Ascari 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 truly unique wine list.
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AS
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal, service, and atmosphere!

ND
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Pricey for the quality of the food. Service was a little confusing and over attentive, with at least four people coming to our table at various times. Very lovely interior and ambience.

JL
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our experience was fabulous.

We sat at a high top. I would have preferred to sit at a table but I reserved late and that was all that was available (my fault!). Our server Jessica was incredible. She was easily one of the best servers we've ever had.

Food was wonderful. Try a bit of everything!

We will be back 100%.

OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Excellent service! Great ambience.

AT
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Went there with a girlfriend for brunch. Gorgeous place, lots of light, and not too noisy inside. The vibe was upscale but cozy at the same time. Modern take on favourful Italian food. The average Toronto brunch prices, nothing surpising. Worth giving it a shot! I'll try dinner in Ascari next time.

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was extremely attentive and food and ambiance was incredible!

MR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent, creative food and wonderful service! One of my favourite restaurants.

M
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was an overall good experience

l
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Burritt’s salad was so good and was able to share among the three of us. Each of us had a different pasta and we all raved about each one- truly all dente too. Service was lovely.

BL
Toronto
28 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was good, we'll definitely return

SL
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The staff were accommodating and thoughtful with a focus on allergies

MB
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Mixed reviews... food was good but not spectacular. However price not line with ingredients and quality. Menu over-promised and over priced... including wine list. Service is mediocre and immature. My two cents... go below to Buca, same money for way better food and experience

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and delicious food! Can’t go wrong, loveliest people. Chicken liver app is to die for !

K
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mom and son spontaneous lunch.

S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

After going to the Leslieville location and loving it, I was a bit let down by the king street location. On a tuesday, the food arrived cold and took over 45 minutes.

T
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

First time for lunch at the King West Ascari. Host offered to stow our bags and was welcoming. The design offers much to look at and a comfortable experience. The food was terrific, pasta, meat and sides all prepared with care. the wine list full of interesting options. Will go again in the next 2 weeks

T
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely service in new restaurant to King West. The food was excellent - light buttered veggies in starters, excellent waitress who managed a diverse group including 6 month baby. We felt welcomed! Thank you

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Ascari a number of times and keep coming back. Service is always friendly and professional. The food is great , menu is easy to follow and well balanced and the cocktails are fantastic.

EC
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Must try the grilled octopus and the burrata salad. Amazing.

A
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I brought a friend for her birthday dinner and she said it was her favourtie meal of the year!

FE
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our anniversary here and we're glad that we chose Ascari for our special day. From the food, service, and even the restaurant ambiance - everything was perfect. The food was superb, the pasta is delicious! perfect firmness and tasty. Our favorite dishes were the burrata (Oh, I was so close to licking the plate), the agnolotti was simply amazing, and the cream puffs tasted like heaven! We are definitely coming back.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Happily surprised. We had no expectations ; great place!

n
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Very beautiful/modern restaurant. Manager was friendly. Servers were attentive and knew menu well. Food was delicious and presentation/plating was done well! The only issue would be that one of our dishes was ordered incorrectly. The dish was reordered, however we had to wait 15 minutes for it to arrive. In the end we were charged for both dishes. In my opinion working in the industry, dishes delivered to a table by fault of the restaurant shouldn't be charged to the customer. In the end after requesting, the dish was removed from our bill, however with some slight attitude from the server. Overall tho, this was a positive experience.

SC
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Daughter’s 16th birthday. Great environment. Vibrant, friendly. Excellent food, terrific service

F
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful space, great food and wine selection, very polite and knowledgeable server. We'll definitely go back!

BT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, drinks were amazing and the service was lovely!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ascari has done an amazing job with this west side sister restaurant to Ascari Enoteca in the East! On a Tuesday the ambiance was relaxing and spacious - 3 different dining areas, and an outdoor patio. Go early for the 4-6pm aperitivo (cocktail and antipasto) stay for the dinner! Portions are well suited to trying many options, finding your new favourite! The wine menu is fantastic, nothing that you’d find in Lcbo, ask the sommelier for a suggestion that you’ll be sure to love. Ascari is a must try!

KS
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Thank you Chef Lam, Jarrett and the entire team for an outstanding evening! Cannot wait to visit again sometime soon.

RI
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Superb cuisine, refined and creative presentations, excellent service

OT
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome - the food was incredible & the sommelier was very helpful.

JW
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great and food was outstanding.

OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service - attentive, professional and personable! Food is delicious with unexpected pairings! A little loud due to music and all tables filled.

MS
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great Italian food standout on King, with creative and classic tastes . Was impressed by the integration of all ingredients and whatever was in season.

L
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was great. Sat on the patio. Really fun get together!

SQ
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! The menu was creative and delicious. Very interesting wine selection. The staff went above and beyond to make sure that we were having a good time. Highly recommend!

OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service! Everyone was attentive and also made my friend’s birthday dinner very enjoyable. Would recommend and definitely will return in the future!

AS
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very impressed with everything, food and service was amazing. Must go!

OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Kitchen took too long between courses. Need to learn how to bring out dishes accordingly based on time ordered. Otherwise great food. Time is important though.

J
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We shared plates and enjoyed everything that was presented to us. Great for groups or date nights.

AC
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding and our server took excellent care of us.

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