Locale - Aurora

4.6
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
Locale Aurora is the sister restaurant of Locale King City. Locale is an energetic neighbourhood restaurant/bar with a Chef led scratch kitchen that serves a quality driven, Italian focused menu and notable bar/wine program.

For earlier reservations (BEFORE 6:30) we allot a comfortable time limit as follows:
1 hour & 45 min for 1 -2 GUESTS
2 hours for 4-6 GUESTS
2.5 hours for 7 - 10 GUESTS
If you feel you will require more time than allotted, please let us know with your reservation request and we will be happy to accommodate if possible.
Thank you, we look forward to serving you.
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M
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Service as usual was great . The food quality was not perfect this time :
Pasta nerro was average , beef tartar was extremely salty. In the pasta with clams dish was mostly shells without mussels .
First time was disappointed in food .

DK
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Epic! I love this resto. Service was impeccable and the pasta was fabulous. Definitely recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great cocktails meal and divine dessert

CM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Everyone loved their food. I had the mushroom soup and the grilled squid with spinach. Both were exceptional. A bit more care should be taken to watch for allergy requests. our sever immediately recognized the error and had it dealt with quickly though.

NT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Was not impressed at all that we made reservations for two people for 7 o’clock on a Wednesday evening and we wanted to sit at the bar but the manager would not let us sit at the bar seats of our choice (even though they were all empty) I live in Los Angeles and have a cottage here in Newmarket Ontario and I do eat out quite a bit I have never been treated rudely about sitting at a bar when it’s completely empty ....:he said there was reservations for two certain chairs- anyway in my opinion when you make a reservation at the bar seats those are first come first served for sitting wherever you want!

m
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous!!! Highly recommend. Draughty if you sit near the door until the coming and going settles down. Did not deter us from a great evening with friends and will return!!!

T
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great lunch experience with my family and young niece. Everybody was kind and attentive- food was delicious and it was a great spot for lunch before the holidays. Love this spot for appetizers and cocktails after work or a quick casual lunch.

j
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lamb shank soooo great

KS
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious. Our server had us cracking up and made excellent recommendation. Over all service was very good. We will be back as there are a few other dishes we’d like to try. Perfect for date night or special occasions.

GA
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, food and ambience. I had been to the King City location a few weeks ago and was fabulous as well. I look forward to going back!

MP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently meets expectations. The branzino was perfectly cooked and the accompanying black rice was delicious. The pasta special was awesome. Highly recommend Locale Aurora.

OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabolouse , amazing ,delicious , great , service was the bomb , what else can I say . My favourite restaurant

b
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautifully decorated, quiet and intimate. The food was excellent. I would go back again.

BP
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service. Natasha is awesome! Always full of suggestions...extremely pleasant.

CB
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Unfortunately, it was not a positive experience. I came to take my boss out for lunch. They made an error ordering my lunch. my bosses lunch came first, and mine came later (but it was the wrong order),
then I had to wait another 10 to 15 minutes while my guest ate without me. Finally my order came,
and I notice it had yogurt on the bottom of the dish (and I'm allergic to milk), so there was another wait to get me another dish and I took off the salad and chicken that didn't touch the yogurt.
I thought the waitress would have given us a rebate for the mishap. But, nothing, they all seem distracted and not focused on customer satisfaction.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely the best dining experience in Aurora, especially for those concerned and particular about restaurant food.

Dishes are well portioned, well prepared and delicious.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely. Side front room was cold

w
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

On a Saturday night this restaurant is a zoo; there just is no other way to describe it. The crowd is young, energetic is another word for loud. This affects the service levels largely because they just don't have enough staff. When the food did arrive (and thank heaven we were not in a hurry) there was no follow up to see if we wanted cheese, pepper etc. and the table check was done when we almost finished. The waiter tried his best, but the just not the attentiveness you'd expect in a place like this. The hostess greeting was not friendly, "just wait a moment" was the greeting before going to the table (with a reservation and name attached to it) and while the waiter was initially attentive, once the evening wore on and he got overwhelmed, the service was gone. The food was what you'd expect in this restaurant but not exceptional by any means. and if you do try want to it, don't go on a Saturday!! There are lots of other places to go that are as good or better for sure!

PW
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always leave This place feeling completely satisfied and well looked after. We’ve come for a quick pizza and beer and also enjoyed many hours at Locale dining with friends and family. Always great!

MF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place. Not 5/5 like the last time we went though.
Last time our server was fantastic--she knew every detail of the dish we were enjoying and what made it special. She was able to help us choose from the menu and made the experience incredible.
This time, our server was still above average but just not exceptional.

a
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing!

OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful meal from start to conclusion

B
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food and atmosphere was fantastic however it is a bit noisy.
Service was a bit slow and took a while to order.

CF
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server we had was awesome. Great attitude and she really loved her job. Tanned skin shorter woman late 20s early 30s . Our food came out at the right times. Food was super good ! I had the blackened linguine and it honestly was one of the best pastas i have had in a long time.

LT
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Locale Aurora didn’t disappoint. Consistently delicious menu that changes multiple times a year. Each time making the decision on what to eat difficult as you want everything! Service impeccable! Looking forward to returning.

MC
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat at a small table in front of the bar and we fortunate to have the bar tender Jessica as our server, she was attentive, personable and made the evening a resounding success. The food was excellent and all the wait staff were friendly.

EB
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We frequent this local restaurant. I am yet to have a dish that I don’t enjoy. All the food is amazing. Appetizers are good portion size even for sharing. We had the best server yet, Matt was knowledgeable and a great personality.

OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and food delicious as usual . Locale is my place

LP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food was great but the service was horrible! We were there on Tuesday night for my daughters bday and our waitress seemed really “out of it” for a lack of better words. She seemed very confused! Not sure if we will be back anytime soon

TV
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall, the food was delicious, I just felt like it could have used a little more flavour or spices.

MI
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing , I’ve been almost 6 times the food has been consistent amazing

EA
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Overall the experience was a positive one. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to a friend. The only setback was our table location. They placed us on the second level by the stairs which became very distracting and noisy. I requested to be moved but the waiter stated the restaurant was booked up and couldn’t accommodate. I understood and continued with my evening.
My suggestion to the restaurant management would be to eliminate that table all together.

R
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third time, Love Locale, it’s a beautiful space but there is nothing stuffy or pretentious about it. Just a really great restaurant where you know the food is going to be delicious, if you enjoy Italian, and the servers are knowledgeable and welcoming. They should have live music more often, it was great in the upper level.

S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service is impeccable, the waitress made us feel like we were invited into her home. The food is amazing although I did expect a bit more from some of the plates. Overall a great restaurant and I would go again to try different things on the menu.

Z
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience

SF
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just can’t say enough about this restaurant. So far every experience has been stellar. The food ranges from modern Italian to the classics and we have enjoyed every meal. Service is top notch all the time, even when we have had an issue, they were on it so quickly and without a fuss. Prices and portions are fair for this type of place and there is something for everyone on the menu. My fiancé has gluten intolerance and has always been happy here. Highly highly recommend.

CS
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Locale one of my fav restaurants! Best York region dining hands down and certainly worth a drive from the city.

LL
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

I was disappointed as last time I was there with some friends it was one of our friends birthday and the waiter was amazing gave him a gift card and a piece a cake for his birthday. I brought my friend for her birthday and told the waiter but there was no attention at all when he was told very disappointed.

RK
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

One of the salads was not quite to our taste.

Main course (pastas) was excellent & desert & coffees were too

DK
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Been to this restaurant number of times and it never disappoints!