La Vecchia - Yonge & Eglinton

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Italian
Take a trip to old world Italy without ever leaving Toronto.
Located in the fashionable area of Yonge and Eglinton, La Vecchia delivers the authentic taste of Italy with a genuine Italian ambiance. From the stone and stucco walls covered in Italian pictures and art, La Vecchia captures the essence of Italian dining with European flair and culinary excellence.
The menu is old world, with a strong focus on fresh, quality cuisine.
We look forward to seeing you.

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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Thank you for booking your New Year's Eve dinner with us. Please kindly note that reservations for the 6:00 - 6:30 seating are a maximum of 2-hours. We will require a credit card to confirm your reservation and cancellations received with less than 48-hours notice will be charged at $40 per person.

Tuesday, 31 December, 2019

What 802 People Are Saying
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HR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The place was packed which was expected given it’s a Saturday night but the manager got our table ready quickly, was was so good and the value to portion is very good

r
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very enjoyable meal. It was our 7th year anniversary. Our food was great. Our server was fabulous. The only issue was the gin martini was a bit watered down. B

TG
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very friendly, great service and delicious food

EJ
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Too busy...too slow...marguerita pizza barely so, so.

OT
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The restaurant is very lovely, however we had to wait a long time for our food to come. Food was delicious once it came in. Also we had a party of 9 and for some reason they decided to put everything on one bill. They assumed we’d split it equally. We had to spend some time dividing up the bill then.

DR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed everything! our waiter was areal pro, did not skip a beat when our daughter surprised us by joining us at the table.

DA
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Everything was great. We were seated at a tiny table by the closet but were moved as soon as a regular table was available. The music and overall chatter in the restaurant was very loud that we could not have a conversation while sitting across of each other. This is a restaurant and not a night club. That is the only con of our first time visit. Food and service was good

JH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Consistently great food! Good service. Tables can be a bit crowded at the front.

JG
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a perfect business lunch here. Good service, great food, and a central location. I'd go back again for sure.

MT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Service was excellent. Unfortunately my pasta meal was very dull. Not much flavour. Most important all 4 meals came to the table luke warm.
I've read and heard from others that complaning to the manager brings no
Posititive results.

RC
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went with a group of friends for dinner. Aside from the tight tables, everything was perfect!! Service and food was excellent and portions are good. The price was very reasonable also!

AS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is always top notch :)
Braised beef ravioli is out of this world.

W
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very good experience. Good atmosphere, good quality menú. Everything were extraordinary. We will be back soon, yo live another pleasant moment. Thank You.

J
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, service and love the ambience in the restaurant! We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner from start to finish.

R
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service are amazing. Tables are too close together.

P
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was unbelievably tasty, very well prepared, and portions were perfect. Staff was great. I'll be back sooner than later.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My daughter and I chose La Vecchia before a movie on a Saturday evening. We had an early reservation and were seated right away. Everyone was very attentive but servers changed between drinks and ordering dinner. It took an hour to get our main dishes which were both pasta and shouldn’t take an hour to prepare. The excuse was because the kitchen was busy although we had been seated at 5:45 just when service was getting underway. The pasta dishes were worth the wait but we felt a little rushed because we had a movie to catch.
The atmosphere is magical with the rustic brick, stone and strung twinkle lights overhead.
A pleasant evening but hopefully less rushed next time and we can enjoy a coffee or dessert.

C
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner with my family at La Vecchia last Saturday evening. It was a busy evening at the restaurant. We were able to get a 5:30 p.m. reservation and it worked out just fine as the restaurant was full by 6:00 p.m. Even though it was a busy evening for the restaurant, we never felt rushed. We had a lovely relaxing evening with a very attentive and friendly waiter. The food was good. The restaurant was a bit noisy, but we liked it as there were many families and friends dining. I don't know that I would recommend a Saturday evening, if you're a couple looking for a quiet evening, although it does have a cozy atmosphere. I highly recommend this restaurant.

HB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love to come to La Vecchia for a special lunch !

M
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience3

I have been to La Vecchia several times and I love the food. The service is good, I would say excellent under the circumstances. Both times they were so busy that it took more than 40 minutes after ordering to receive our food even though we only were given a 2 hour first seating. However, despite the fabulous food and the polite and attentive service staff the noise level was unbearable. It is difficult to enjoy a meal with friends when you have to yell to be heard. Additionally, this particular visit there were individuals standing near our table waiting to be seated throughout our meal, one of whom was so loud we thought perhaps he had a microphone on his person. I would recommend this restaurant simply on the basis of its delicious food and I would say if you want an active, loud and dare I say younger vibe this is the place for you.

SL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner with Friends who came from the States for a weekend visit. They found the food outstanding , comparing it favorably with restaurants they visit in New York, Boston and Raleigh.
We knew they would not be disappointed based on our continual visits to this restaurant.
Keep up the great work!!

S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Welcomed by manager as soon as we entered. Had our choice of seating. Servers were both very congenial and helpful. Food arrived promptly and was very very good. In particular the steak was done to perfection.

J
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal and drinks. Cozy atmosphere- great for dinner with friends or a date. Will definitely be returning soon!

W
Miami
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Have been many times but the service was very off this visit and the food was not up to par. Maybe a Sunday night? Not sure but disappointed this time. Service was sooooo slow and the food was very average. Three of us had the chicken and all of us said it tasted like it had been reheated in a microwave and dried to oblivion.

M
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food the service the ambience. Everything is fantastic

CL
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would definitely recommend La Vecchia. In fact, I am seriously considering my next private function at La Vecchia. our waiter was outstanding and the food was delicious and our table was perfect. wonderful first time experience. THANK YOU!

M
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the easiest way to get to Italy. Thanks for delightful evening. And yes, food was delicious!!!

D
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I’ve dined here many times and it is consistently great. Grilled calamari app is superb. The salmon, brisket ravioli and veal limone were also excellent. My only criticism is that the temperature of the veal could have been warmer. Our server was also terrific. Overall a wonderful evening. The restaurant was packed on a weeknight so I recommend a reservation.

MA
Toronto
31 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It seems to me that the quality of the food has gone downhill. I've tried some of their new menu items in the past and was disappointed, so I tend to stick to old favourites. However, I felt a bit disappointed in those too. I still LOVE the minestrone soup! The 4 cheese Gnocchi was also still a hit. But the frute di mare pasta tasted kind of fishy and the shrimp was overcooked. I'm sad because it used to be a solid choice for a nice meal out, but now I'm hesitant to bring people here if it's their first time.

JD
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

True Italian cuisine with an Italian dedication to perfection to match.

BB
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience1

The food was good, but unfortunately, we could not wait to get out of the restaurant. We were seated downstairs in a small dining room which was an echo chamber. TOO LOUD!!!!!!!!! We could not hold a conversation as the room was unbearably loud!!!!!!!!!
Despite open Table asking us if it was a special occasion at the time of booking, and it was my husband's birthday as stated, nothing was done by the restaurant to recognise this,despite me pointing it out to the waiter.
Expensive food and wine, and such a pity that we had to leave as could not communicate or enjoy our evening out!!!!!!

R
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cozy restaurant with good vibe and atmosphere. One of the best in midtown Toronto!

G
Toronto
27 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is always delicious, service is always on point, and the Ambiance of the old Italian feel is very lovely. I will always come to this restaurant when I crave Italian food. I did have my wedding here last year and would highly recommend it for private small weddings. The manager is super nice and accommodating as well. Thank you!

JS
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very unique authentic Italian experience

EL
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall a great place for all types of dining.

OT
Vancouver
26 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food. Always enjoyable
Thanks

N
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food is always well prepared and presented. Our server was very attentive, friendly and helpful. It is usually busy so the noise level is higher than I would like. One evening when the restaurant was full they turned on music which added to the din.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service, nice atmosphere

v
Orlando
62 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service is always stellar as is the food. We had issue with persistent flies inside on this occasion only. I’m sure they’ll be gone next visit.

N
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great taste, had the ravioli stuffed with ricotta and spinach in a rose sauce, and pizza margarita yum! A nice ambiance. Service was friendly and efficient. Quite busy for a Sunday night.