Osteria Rialto

4.4
194 reviews
CAN$51 and over
Italian
Osteria Rialto takes its inspiration from Italy's intimate, singular restaurants and brings a thoughtful and ingredient-focused dining experience to Bloorcourt.

We are open for patio and indoor dining from 6pm-10pm, every Wednesday through Sunday.

We are located within the historic Paradise Theatre, located at Bloor Street West and Westmoreland Avenue.

Selected as one of Toronto Life’s Best New Restaurants of 2020.

WINNER of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.

Please note that beginning September 22nd, we will require all of our guests to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination - 2 doses plus 14 days - or proof of valid medical exemption. This condition will be applied whether guests are seated indoors or on our patios, as all guests enter through the same narrow doorway and share washroom facilities. We also require all guests to arrive wearing a mask or face-covering and this must be worn whenever guests rise from or leave their table.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 194 People Are Saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!!!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Really upset with the service, coming in I read reviews saying that the service was pretty bad but had an open mind about it. But sadly, I also received service that was upsetting especially for the price you pay. I had to even send a dish back because it was uneatable and yet no one came and checked in and see why I sent it back.

NF
NaschaF
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was charming and professional. Food was delicious. I really enjoyed one of their cocktails with sparkling wine. Very fitting for the season.

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Heeeha
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Small portions. Limited menu options. Not worth the price.

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RatibaH
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

I was not impressed by what I had . the ragout pasta had nothing special. Maybe you should add some wine to make it tastier. I am not sure I will bring my friend Geneviève!

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Stephs1
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, excellent service and great food. Lucky to have this in the neighborhood!

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AnaB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The so called « heated patio » is in fact a glassed extension, fully enclosed with less air circulation than being fully indoors. We asked if à corner could be accommodated and window opened ajar considering we had reserved for outdoor dining and the response was : «  no because other customers would be cold « …the very purpose of heated patio seating being to be outdoors, this reasoning hardly holds.
In conclusion extremely disappointing in the current circumstances that not only there was a misrepresentation on the heated patio concept but no attempt of accommodation whatsoever was proposed for our party of four.

LR
LisaR
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Restaurant is nice but service could use some work. Host seemed confused about our reservation. Got it worked out. Got seated, offered water and then server didn’t return for 30 mins. When he did return he wasn’t friendly or helpful. Asked for some limes for the sparkling water. Never got them. Didn’t ask follow up questions like how we wanted our steak done - maybe it was his first night? Didn’t come check on how the food was until we were done. Food was okay, nothing special. Ambience is good, maybe we just had a bad server. Nothing terrible, but nothing that would make me come back.

JL
JaneL
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great meal and service. Looking forward to returning soon.

KH
KarenH
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food and service. Service was slightly on the slow side.

BS
BrandonS
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing dinner! great service beautiful venue and the food was incredible.

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Zuzka
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The service and ambiance at this restaurant are amazing. However, the food was very disappointing. We ordered all three pasta dishes and two of them were actually disgusting. This is not something I would normally say, but it was really inedible. We forced ourselves to finish as we felt bad wasting the food, but in retrospect I wish I had just asked them to take it back. I would go back for drinks and appetizers (the burrata was very good), but would not recommend the pasta at all. The desserts were also underwhelming.

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lisap
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Service and ambiance we excellent. We loved our appetizers but were overall disappointed with our mains.

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SusanQ
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

The meal was wonderful and the kitchen was great in reducing the dairy in the sauces. We enjoying sampling 7 dishes as a tasting menu. The server Isabella was very kind and know her stuff. Well trained.

A lovely evening to celebrate our anniversary.

The restaurant was still a little too chilly even sitting indoors and I had a wrap.

The host was not very warm despite being the first impression. I felt he was more interested in informing us we had to leave in a 2 hour window than welcoming us back to indoor dining.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent, will be back!

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vipAmanda
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Delicious food as always! Great atmosphere for a date, dinner with friends etc.

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Excellent
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had a wonderful dinner as an anniversary celebration. The carbonara (homemade) was fabulous, and the pork cutlet was absolutely superb.

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ErikaW
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Service and food were good though not as great as they have been in past visits.

KB
KBinTO
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Adequate, bit inattentive service. Salad was forgotten--but ended up a highlight ast the end: and tries were also excellent. --meal was definitely overpriced.
It was nice to see what they're created out if the venue.

JL
JudyL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great to share. Loved the chocolate hazelnut dessert!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal - everything was delicious. Servers were well informed about the wine and beverage list as well as serving size. We had the focaccia and carpaccio to start. Then shared the spicy carbonara along with the fiorentina steak (perfectly cooked) with corn on the side (addictive!) and roasted broccolini. Finished with grappa and the chocolate torta. Would highly recommend this amazing restaurant!

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Janelle
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must go in the city. The ambiance is amazing. We had drinks and dessert, but that alone made me ready to go back for the full experience. Can't wait to come back.

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MaggyG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Perfect patio for cool fall nights

CW
CameronW
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible. The food was amazing. The service was fantastic and the ambiance phenomenal. Come hungry and come often. 11/10

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BjamminD
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, so was service.

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vipRyan
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Vibe was pretty nice but foods were pretty salty compared to traditional italian foods. Could give it a try but i don't think i would revisit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!!!

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SteveT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service on a beautiful patio. Definitely recommended.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic, but not many options for vegetarians.

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vipBman
Toronto
188 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great new find! Delicious food, attentive and friendly service and beautiful patio. We will definitely return

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Madd
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, go for the pasta. Good vibe. Amazing heated covered patio.

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Iamfull
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an amazing place to eat. I want to go back soon.

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vipAmanda
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lovely ambiance and tasty food! Menu is not extensive but changes seasonally. I highly recommend the Cotaletta di Maiale and the pesto pasta! Excellent chocolate torte on the dessert menu! Our table of 3 ordered 2 appetizers, 2 pastas, 3 mains, 1 side dish and 2 desserts (totalled to just under $90 per person before drinks). We left full, happy and look forward to returning when their Fall menu begins.

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vipAkilaD
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Our server was just terrible. She kept forgetting about us, we even had to ask the Sommelier for help twice . The food runners were more helpful. The Appetizers were BLAND, the main dishes were a but more bearable. In all actuality, I had the seafood pasta and it was quite delicious but the rice balls, I had to start lacked flavour. My friend had the bruschetta and it was overly saturated with too much balsamic vinegar. Add that to the terrible waitress & there’s definitely no need to return to this establishment. Why were there so many good reviews? Thank you to the sommelier for suggesting a good wine !

JO
vipJOHNA
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

another awesome dinner , food is simply amazing ,
fresh authentic italian food , foccacia out of this world

service was spot on , !!

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vipTarabull
Toronto
39 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I’ve been wanting to visit since they opened, so was happy to finally get a chance. I wanted to come back the second I tried the focaccia, salty, crispy, fluffy cloud of heaven. The pasta dish was simple, elegant and tasty. Everything was just nicely executed. The restaurant has a great view from the second floor and is comfortable and lovely. A really nice retrofit to the theatre. Great spot, I wished I lived closer.

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vipMonica
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favourite places in the city <3

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KrisK
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing experience. Great atmosphere

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James
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nicely put together dishes. A very hip and chill hangout.

PC
PaddyC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Tasty food and an elegant place to dine.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Osteria Rialto using the Order Online button. Osteria Rialto also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Osteria Rialto also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 306-8124.

Osteria Rialto is rated 4.4 stars by 194 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.