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Ascari King Street

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164 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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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. Please note that during this time our Patio is open for reservations and we are offering a limited menu until restrictions lift.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • 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 164 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly staff. Would definitely come back!

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Jules
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Italian restaurants in the city! We have been dining at Ascari Enoteca (Leslieville) many times but were happy to hear that another branch was opening on King St, closer to where I work. The food is always delicious and the menu changes often based on seasonal ingredients. Their pasta dishes are always amazing. They continually surprise us with their modern take on classic dishes like carbonara and cacio e pepe. We look forward to dining here as often as possible!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Service staff were attentive and professional. Food was competent. Fairly light on the portions for the price attached. We all felt that the menu was missing a page. it was alright but we wouldn’t rush back.

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CassandraT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience4

I did sunday sugo for my birthday! Loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service by servers, fairly quick with food and good recommendation would definitely go back

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LariF
New England
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Definitely not my favourite Italian in the city, but the ambiance & location is great.

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vipCamilleM
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was good - felt comfortable. The food was decent but not exceptional. Great spot

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anon
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Hated their wine selection. Because they don't serve anything you've heard before, you have no comparables to know what kind of wine you're getting. The food was good, but wouldn't say you are getting value for your money.

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vipEatie2
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Very pricey for the portion sizes. Delicious food.

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Matt
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a very good meal. Service was excellent. The food was very good but pasta portions were a little small. The space is very nice but our table was alongside the alley and lights from cars were a little distracting.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch - we all enjoyed our meals and the value for money with the prix fixe menu is great! Great ambience, excellent service, would definitely recommend.

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heatherM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

food was not what I was told and two people felt ill later on that evening

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! So happy we ate there and the ambience/service were perfect. Awesome date night

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Service was helpful, friendly and very quick. You can tell that the staff actually like working there.
We’ll definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good noise volume, tasty dishes and great service . My friend and I had a great time and will come back again

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JulianaS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for dinner with two girlfriends and we had an outstanding dinner. My friends wanted to try a white wine and the Pearl Morisette from Niagara Region, Chardonnay was recommended. Well, they loved it , so thank you to our excellent server for the recommendation. We adored every bite of food, including the Spaghetti Carbonara and the Burrata Salad. The ambience was upbeat and not ridiculously loud, so we were able to enjoy lively conversations and an exceptional meal. Highly Recommend for date night, friends dinner, or even on your own if you are looking for a lovely meal.

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eat4life
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and impeccable service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, waiter was awesome and had great recommendations.

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Kathryn
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely service, great ambiance for any occasion, fantastic cocktails, and exceptional dishes. Excited to return again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first night in our trip to Toronto and Ascari did not disappoint. The food was awesome and our waitress gave us awesome service and recommendations for the week!

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SamanthaH
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience2

At first arrival, service was terrible. Came in for a birthday dinner and almost left. Host and "helping server" was a nightmare as a guest. The woman who served us dinner was outstanding.
She overall made the whole night worth it. Food was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been to Ascari Enoteca Queen East so we really wanted to come try the King street location. It was amazing. My wife had the Carbonara and I had the polenta duck leg dish and it was outstanding. We loved everything and we’ve added this restaurant to our GO TO list! Highly recommended.

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NicholasP
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Valentines Day prefix menu was wonderful! Very satisfied.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience1

Service was extremely slow. Took 2 hours for every course to come out from Prix fixe not including dessert

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JacobL
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant itself is lovely inside, with lots of different seating options. We were seated near a window in the corner and it was very cozy, but not cramped like some downtown restaurants can feel.
Our server was incredibly knowledgeable and had some great recommendations on both food and cocktails.
All the dishes arrived in perfect timing and coursing was taken care of by the server to ensure the meal had a nice flow to it. With every dish you could tell that the Chef and the entire kitchen staff take great pride in their work. Colours, textures, acidity, fat, and seasoning, were all beautifully balanced.
The standout dishes were the Insalata di Burrata (burrata with beet salad), Orata (sea bream crudo), and the Polenta d’Anatra Affumicata (confit duck leg with polenta).

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LauraL
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service!

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vipJack
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Duck is a must have. Ask the sommelier for a pairing.

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MaryM
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic, the server was very knowledgeable about the menu and made some excellent suggestions, overall it was a very nice evening. Looking forward to another meal at Ascari!

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umerk
Montreal
9 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible experience.

Ordered a bunch of items and the Bisteca was the main attraction. They had just one piece left apparently, at 8:30pm, which should have been a warning sign of s poorly prepared restaurant. Regardless, we ordered ur medium.

The stake arrived with a lot of pomp and circumstance with sea salt, beef jus, and some other little condiment.

Worse stake ever. It was done now just well, bur the corner pieces were so hard that they were inedible. There was absolutely no taste, and throughout the stake was so overcooked that it was the colour if a leather shoe sole.

Music was also very loud - service slow and inattentive.

Ruined the night. Will never go back. If a chef cannot cook a steak, then they should not waste people’s night and charge them top $ for it. Instead try change of career to a flipping burgers kind of place, at an establishment with timers set for people cooking.

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Howard
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outstanding. Booked valentines already. Pasta dish was so, so but everything else (service, friend staff, other dishes) was amazing.

Make sure u save room for the lemon tarts.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! Thank you Jason! Had a great time & loved the ambience. The food is delicious and we’d definitely go back again.

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Sandrmom
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Most of our food was excellent. However, but the turnip appetizer was absolutely tasteless. I rarely send things back. This, we sent back. It was awful. While the other dishes were significantly better (I'd recommend the osso buco), the prices are pretty high. I've had equivalent quality in countless restaurants with equally nice decor/service/ambiance.

The service was seamless. Servers were perfectly attentive, helpful and appropriate. Food arrived in a timley manner. Great service is difficult to achieve and they've done it well.

But the kitchen fail - even on one dish - was shocking to us and the overall value just not there.

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vipJack
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food, great staff. Thanks for the hospitality.

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SpecialT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed the Sugo meal that we experienced. Everything was delicious. It was a great way to have dinner out with the family style meal. My only issue was with the meat dish. It was truly scrumptious but the lamb that we received was mainly large bones. It would have been nice to have more meat than bones for the lamb. Otherwise the portions were perfect.

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vipDocchef
Toronto
42 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice sugo supper. Very authentic food

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vipcindy
Toronto
92 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time at Ascari. Had a great seat. Emma our server was very patient with us since we took out time with drinks, and ordering our food. Great ambiance where we sat, food was great. Would go back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

From time we sat down to time the bill came was 50 mins. The food was forsure pre-made as it came out within 10 mins of ordering it.

Would not go back as felt rushed and pushy from wait staff

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vipJack
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and wine is always good here

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful cocktails, service, and dinner. Will definitely be back for the bigne!

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viphappydiner
Toronto
84 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Italian food in Toronto. Page (sommelier) was incredible.our sever very well informed and great to be here

FAQs

Ascari King Street is rated 4.5 stars by 164 OpenTable diners.

Ascari King Street does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.ascari.ca/shop.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.