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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OT
Vancouver
21 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food. Always enjoyable
Thanks

N
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent service, nice atmosphere

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

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.

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

Always a great experience at this restaurant! Fantastic food, great service and a lovely atmosphere

TY
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

It is terrible experience at this restaurant. The manager's attitude is unprofessional. He pulled up the curtains without our consent even though it was strong sunlight. He rushed us to order food and gave the waiter the several reminders to us!

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

Thanks everyone from the owner to the manager to the entire staff for making the evening so memorable. 😊

R
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Waited 15 minutes for our reserved table. Found a hair in our food and we were blamed for it (even though it was IN the food not ON the food and clearly not our hair). Weird manager came to our table after sending the food back and continued to blame it on us in a sarcastic manner making us feel stupid. Spicy pasta was not spicy and staff, again, made it seem like it was our fault. Not one item on our bill was compensated by management. Terribly uncomfortable experience. Will never return. Would rather go to the 3 other Italian restaurants in the area.

K
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

A bit loud. Those in our party that where older could not heard much.

We went for brunch and the food was average. One of our group had pasta and the sauce was delicious but the pasta was nothing special. 3 of us had the Florentine Benedict with salmon and it was good but only had one small price of salmon per egg and the spinach was flavourless. Portions are perfectly sized do that you don’t have to stuff yourself to finish your plate. We also ordered the buffala mozzerella salad and while the tomatoes were a little under ripe, the cheese was melt in your mouth.

The service was unimpressive. It wasn’t busy inside but no one seemed focused whenever they interacted with you. They also didn’t try to make us feel welcome or check on us (except for a brief “you good” from 5 ft. away). They took one of our party’s plates before they were done and then forgot to get the cheque for us. Not unfriendly, just not attentive or caring.

The ambiance was great. It is a beautiful place and I couldn’t stop looking around.

I would consider going back possibly for dinner to see if they do better since I live so close by. Many restaurants do brunch as an after thought and don’t put their best foot forward so hopefully that’s the case here.

R
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was exceptional and ambiance was amazing. Will definitely come back.

Christine

t
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Third time and still enjoy this place. This time we sat near the front door and it was very crowded and noisy. The food and service was excellent.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

We were seated in the back corner surrounded by two tables celebrating birthdays and we couldn’t hear ourselves think! Yelling all night to converse. Quite unpleasant.

T
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our bartender was fantastic. He greeted ya promptly, Made great suggestions for food and drinks, was incredibly attentive throughout our meal, and even chased us down the street after we left our keys there ! La vecchia will continue to be one of our go-tos.

H
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was great, beautiful restaurant.
My penne alla vodka was a tad salty and too saucy. Maybe my own fault for misunderstanding the menu. Otherwise everything else was fantastic. Will definitely be coming back.

OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Unfortunately the service was slow. Normally service is very good . This time we were forgotten. Three times the server had to be called and twice he had to be asked to turn the music down. Food was good. The back area of the restaurant is hot and the air conditioners need to be installed.

B
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was great. Cocktails great. Only thing is I ordered a cocktail and the waitress accidentally took it while it was half full. I called over the waitress and said I thinks she made a small mistake. She thought I was calling her a liar and got defensive and asked if she wants me to bring back the empty glasses to see. It was so embarrassing. At $16 a cocktail for a small mistake they should have just given me another one.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were great and loved the ambiance

R
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, attentive service, at a reasonable price for what you get. While too expensive for us on a regular basis, this will likely become a new “special occasion” place for my partner and I. Extensive liquor list as well for those who enjoy a libation.

S
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

We have been dining here for years and are never disappointed with the service or food. Their prices are very reasonable for the portions served.

LD
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 1food 4service 3ambience 1

I had made a reservation  for September  14, 2019 for 6 people for 6pm. I arrived and was told to wait at the bar. I guess the table was not ready. That was ok as I was waiting for the rest of the party. This was a surprise birthday. At about 6:15 or 6:20 we got seated. It took some time for our drinks to arrive, then we ordered our appetizers and our mains. When we did get our appetizers there was a man just standing by our table staring at us. It was weird he did not say a word. We continued with our conversations etc. We knew it was busy and knew it would take some time for our orders to come out.

This man was still coming to our table watching us not saying a word and leaving. It was getting very uncomfortable. We asked our wait staff who he was and was told he was the owner. Well I got upset because any restaurants I have been too if the owner comes over they talk to the guests etc. We finished our mains and felt very rushed we just ordered our coffee and desserts, as he came over 6 times in 20 minutes to just stare.... We were more than ready to go after as it was very uncomfortable and felt as if he was syalking us. He came over again and moved a table close to us did not say a word. We were at an end table against a wall, with chairs on one side and a booth the other. How are people to get out now??? We had to move the table he just moved towards us. I am 7.5 months pregnant and was so upset I had to bite my tongue not to make a scene! On the way out my friend and I talked to the manager about our experience and was told I would get a phone call I gave my name and reservation time as they had my number. I never received that phone call!  On the way out the owner said Thank you and have a great night! Really now you talk??? After you rushed us out??? We spent well over $400! Never going back again! 
We did not have a problem with out waitress.

OT
London
17 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Very disappointing experience tonite. Looked like the staff was turned over and the chef too. Caesar salad and no dressing or Parmesan cheese, the minestrone soup was basically zucchini soup, the pasta was like lepages glue with canned sauce.

We have enjoyed many great dinners but tonite turned us right off.

BO
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Unfortunately I don’t remember the name of their waitress she was very good the best I wish I could remember her name

PS
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was impeccable!! The atmosphere and food were top notch. We went for brunch on a Sunday and really enjoyed it.

GZ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I have been several times and very much enjoy the food, service and ambiance. This was the first time they were out of the specials and as well as the pasta dish I wanted off the main menu which was very disappointing. It was also the first time that I found it to be too loud - music was blaring so I could barely hear my friend talking. But then it is also the first time I have sat at the back of the restaurant so maybe that noise level is normal for that location. I will certainly go back because all my other experiences have been great. I hope this was just an off night.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was a great date night. The food was good as well as the customer service.

CS
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was incredible and we even got an anniversary toast. The waiter was very considerate and kind.

MK
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

The seafood in my pasta was over cooked. Definitely disappointing however the rest of the meal was delicious

A
Vancouver
18 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service have always been outstanding. And lately the noise level has dropped a bit and the restaurant is a little better illuminated to better be able to read the menu.
Very friendly service, easy online booking (which is needed) and very authentic Italian fare with very fresh ingredients.

OT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Food was below average. Service was great though.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Warm, helpful and attentive service. Extensive menu with solid options for almost anyone. Great all around experience.

e
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

one of our favs but that night it was way too hot!! AC maybe not working
our pasta dishes were excellent but my bruschetta which I like there not up to usual standard
it was our anniversary so a bit of a disappointment

MS
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent and the food and wine was delicious. We invited another couple to go with us and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it

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

My husband and I went here for dinner tonight. From the moment we arrived, our experience was nothing short of excellent. The staff were friendly, warm, and made sure we left happy customers. The food was outstanding! Everything was fresh and tasted homemade. I rate the service, food, and ambiance 10 out of the 10. I will be recommending everyone I know to come here and will most definitely be returning. If you love authentic Italian food then this restaurant is a MUST TRY!! You will not regret it.

V
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was incredible!

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was good, especially broiled mushrooms with Gorgonzola cheese was the best. Veal Oso Buco was excellent as well.

The ambiance was intimate and comfortable.

CD
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Went there on Saturday night for my birthday. When I booked the reservation it asked if it was a special occasion and I said my birthday. The hostess asked who’s birthday it was when we arrived and I told her it was mine. And that was it...didn’t receive anything special for the occasion so why ask us???????

Asked for pepper for our appetizers never got the pepper until our main course and even then we had to ask again.

Not the best service and disappointed that Birthday was not acknowledged

A
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

We have been repeat customers for years. We asked for a patio when we reserved. We knew it would
Be your rush time and therefore loud and busy. Which is why we reserved the patio. A table outside was not made available. Moments after we sat down, a table right beside the window opened up and y was joy offered to us. Very disappointing.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You don’t come here to have a meal. You come here to go out.
The service makes this place top shelf in conjunction with finely executed food each and every time

TK
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was delicious and the service was great

DL
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Noise level was too high.

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