EVOO

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426 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
Continuing on 20 years of personable service and gracious welcome, under the helm of Peter Catarino (formerly of Spuntini), EVOO Ristorante is ready to host you, offering the right mix of food & wine from Italy and Mediterranean. Nestled along flower shops at 138 Avenue Road, EVOO is steps away from some of Toronto's finest hotels (Park Hyatt, Intercontinental, Hazelton and Four Seasons) and the groove of Yorkville. The inviting atmosphere of EVOO plays host to couples on a romantic dinner, gathering of friends and family or corporate dinners. We look forward to welcoming you.
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TM
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a fantastic dinner here with my friend. The food was great and the service was excellent. Many thanks to our waiter Jorge. He was friendly, knowledgeable and showed us around the restaurant after dinner. The manager was friendly as well. I would absolutely come back here the next time I'm in town. They really took good care of my friend and me.

K
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place; food is outstanding, personnel is top of the line. The best Restaurant in town.

LB
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eco in Toronto has become a favourite spot for special occasion celebrations for our family! The ambiance, service and menu are exceptional. The valet parking out front, for $12, is worth every penny!

f
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fantastic and consistent - excellent food and service.

S
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Everything other than out server was very good. We found him not very helpful and very supercilious

W
Toronto
53 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Our dinner was okay but not special. Caesar salad had too much dressing but too little taste. Veal was mediocre but seafood pasta was quite good.

L
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

I am always honest, service was rated low because server did not have a full understanding of the language and was a little slow at reacting to a few requests. When the managers/owners helped there was a marked difference. Much better.

P
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently wonderful food and service. I have nothing but good things to say about EVOO!

B
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Edwin was ‘old world Italian’ and was one of the best servers I’ve had in a long time. Just a good guy, helpful, and very comfortable
Would definitely go back to try some of the other entrees and appetizers

MZ
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Real old world type Italian with excellent service and great food!

DM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Good service. Not very welcoming when we entered or left the restaurant! Good food.

MW
Toronto
78 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All the different meals were fabulous!! Served elegantly and beautiful presentation!!

OC
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

EVOO is one of those places where you are warmly welcomed and well looked after. The food features Italian staples and a fish/meat selection that is sure to make everyone happy. A regular haunt for a fantastic meal.

NB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I always love going to Evoo for dinner. The food, service and consistency makes it one of our "go to" places in the neighbourhood. The staff is friendly and attentive and try to accommodate you even when you are late making a reservation. The food never disappoints.

S
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My friend and I have eaten at EVOO before and that's why we return when we want a good Italian meal. I ordered the crab ravioli and although there were only 5 large pieces, it was absolutely delicious! My friend ordered the veal masala and it was tender and tasty. We split the dessert of the day which was a coconut cream pie and it was fantastic...generous with the coconut and not too sweet. We'll be back!

NB
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing experience at EVOO! Loved everything- the food, service, ambience.
I had a fish dinner special (it was cod) and it was really good, for appetizers we had the meat balls and they were made in house and very nice.
Their menu has a lot of options to choose from and also daily specials, which is great, too!
For dessert we had cheesecake and it was very nice.
I would definitely go back again and again! It is now one of our to go places for a special occasions. Thank you!

MD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We needed to identify another fine restaurant on our most recent visit to Toronto because our favorite was closed due to the owners' vacation in France. After checking out the usual guides we selected Evoo because of its location and reviews. Are we glad we did. Although the location is on a very busy main access and the front is not particularly attractive, once inside things changed completely. Instantly we were transported to a quiet intimate local family-owned restaurant in Rome. It had a little rat-pack aspects for those of you who remember Frank Sinatra and his cronies.
Even though we arrived 2.5 hours early for our reservation we were accommodated most graciously. Then we were shown a display of fresh whole fish that showed their emphasis -- at least that day. Our waiter carefully translated their Italian names and then shared useful details as to their taste, texture and preparation. Not typically ordering whole fish my wife and I took the leap of faith and picked one. Ans are we glad we did! but you have heard that from me before. The service was attentive, not stuffy, effective, and the food was prepared just right. It sounds so simple to say that but that is high praise indeed. We have never had such a perfectly prepared fish and we have enjoyed great restaurants around the world!. As the reader might guess, we became enamored by this restaurant and we will be back - no doubt. We now have two favorite restaurants in Toronto.

IB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to come back!
Food is delicious . Peter make us feel at home as always. Service is amazing.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. The food was delicious. We really enjoyed ourselves. Our favorite dinner so far on our week long trip through NY and Canada.

JH
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Our waiter was nice, but we felt very rushed. He reminded us twice that they were very busy ( for a Saturday night ) and that to make additions like adding a salad or app would take so long to get. The female owner was very nice and friendly. We had kids (12- his birthday, 9 and 8 year old), but they were quiet with no issues.

FR
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We are repeat customers, the place is charming, food is excellent, service depends on the waite. But we will go again.

MB
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Had veal which was only ok. Appetizer should have been hotter

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Easy, food is great, friendly service.

j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. Our must stop place when in Toronto

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our last night in Toronto. We’ve been here four (4) days and this was the best meal by far. EVERYTHING was excellent (food, service, ambience). It is a little further from the exclusive shops in Yorkville but is worth it. Great food!

SS
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always stupendous!

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

Classic Italian. Quality food and service.

JG
Toronto
173 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A very good restaurant usually uncrowded at lunch. Pastas are excellent, good bread, good beer on tap. What's not too like?!

B
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

Much too crowded loud and busy. Excellent food though.

KC
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow is about the best way to tell you what to expect!

r
Toronto
30 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always get a great meal. Lots of variety . Highly recommend

M
Miami
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was in town on business. Chose EVOO based on reviews. My entire party absolutely loved it. Food, service, decor, ambiance. And extremely affordable especially with currency exchange rate. We highly recommend this lovely place. Waiter and owner were very nice.

OC
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

EVOO is always consistent in its quality of food and attentive service. Rock solid. Great wine list and new display of fresh fish so that you can pick your own.

JA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

overall, excellent. The Sardines appetizer was very good Very good service.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful experience. Food and service were excellent. We will definitely return.

M
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we got there Peter and his staff looked after all our needs as if we were family. Special requests are never an issue as our total satisfaction was the only thing that mattered to them.

DJ
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a fabulous time. The greeter was very accommodating and choice of tables. The food was superb and the service was friendly and helpful.

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

-our waiter was fantastic-we would ask him for recommendations and he would ask us a bunch of questions and helped us choose our meals
-the food was delicious
-atmosphere great
-would highly recommend it for any occasion

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service. Nice atmostphere.

CG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I ate here for our anniversary. The food and service were excellent, as was the ambience. A great place for a special occasion.

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