Caffino

4.5
148 reviews
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Italian

Caffino in Toronto offers an extravagant dining experience that reflects the pride that goes into each Italian dish that is prepared and served fresh for you to enjoy. Many of the restaurant’s famous dishes include the finest of ingredients, including parmigiano, prosciutto, fettucine and risotto. Caffino also has its own, famously known pasta CaFfinO. Savor the flavors of your dish and allow yourself to be transported to Italy with every bite.

When dining at this restaurant, you are most likely going to want to try the pescatore, penne alla vodka, la salute or the CaFfino lamb burger. There are also plenty of pizza and pasta options available as well desserts. Caffino also offers catering services for special events and is known to host wedding receptions within its classy location.

What 148 People Are Saying
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P
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

We used to love this restaurant. Revisited after many years to celebrate a birthday and were so disappointed. It's a lovely space but the service was terrible. We felt like we were inconveniencing them with our presence. The host treated my elderly mother very rudely. We weren't offered coffee or dessert - just presented with the bill. The server was annoyed when we asked for tea. We left after our mains to celebrate elsewhere.

t
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food and service were great. The atmosphere was wonderful, would definitely recommend this restaurant.

SC
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service great food great atmosphere . I would highly recommend it

S
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great patio - enjoyed the relaxed feel. The service was friendly and helpful. It was walking distance to the Budweiser Stage and we will return.

BB
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply marvellous! Caffino has outdone itself. Bon appetit!

CD
15 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome food, great service please get AC :).

J
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING FOOD! One of the best seafood pasta dishes I've ever had. Highly recommended!

C
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food, beautiful ambiance., great service. We will be back.

P
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Waitresses were very friendly and food was good

AG
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A huge thank you to Andre who made this occasion even more special! Choose this restaurant to celebrate my Husband’s birthday and it was perfect! The place it’s BEAUTIFUL, the food it’s AMAZING and all associates who work at the restaurant are kind and gentle! A special thank you to our server Andre, he was incredible!!

GS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Outstanding service. Only downfall was that there was no air conditioning on a sweltering, hot summer’s day. The windows were open, but no breeze. Very uncomfortable being in a restaurant without fresh air.

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

Amazing service & food!

JC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was great. Maybe we should have selected sitting outside. Indoors was warm, but that was our choice not Caffino's. Lovely. I always enjoy my time at Caffino's.

MM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Restaurant is beautiful and unique. Server was snarky and very short, rushing us when the place wasn’t busy. Food prices were decent, but portions were very small. Fish was over cooked, veal was tough and the mussels were so over cooked they’d shrivelled up to barely anything. Should have ordered the pizza.

RN
Manitoba
21 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous little hidden-gem in Parkdale. If you can get the patio on a summer night, it's fantastic!

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

Went there for our 34 anniversary after we sat down and ordered our appetizers 2 glasses of champagne arrived at our table much appreciated a nice touch. Ordered brunette which was fantastic and salad to share mains were penna arrabiatta for me. And risotto for my wife both arrived in a timely manner and were nice and hot. Flavour of both was fantastic pasta cooked just right not hard and not mushy risotto had great flavour will definitively go back and the outdoor patio was nice and quiet inside ambiance looked great also

RR
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A hidden gem with wonderful ambiance, delicious food and a quiet atmosphere. The wait staff was warm and efficient. It is good for a casual but nice evening out or for a special occasion. Thank you Caffino.

SJ
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Sorry to say, every time I eat in the really pretty restaurant any fish I order is over cooked. Tuna main course totally tough and grey every time. Salmon salad, fish hard and over cooked. Perch main course my friend had yesterday, bland, no flavour, over cooked, tasted like dirty water.

However the staff is amazing, the surroundings are really relaxing. Just not great food.

AV
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We got married here 3 years ago and celebrated our anniversary yesterday...and as always, had a wonderful meal and service was outstanding. So many memories. Thank you Rosa and staff for always welcoming us back. We’ll see you again soon!

GD
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Italian food, amazing location and old fashioned quality service. This place is a gem

JM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff were amazing and very attentive. There was a wedding that was going on outside and it was just so beautiful. I had no idea that the restaurant had that big outdoor premise, so definitely could be an ideal spot for an engagement party or so forth.

NT
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My second time at this place,at very different occasions, both were very enjoyable! Very cozy space, fancy but not pompous, attentive, polite, knowledgeable staff, delicious food, very adequately priced! Will be coming back more often

OT
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

We got sort of weird service there last time. Food is always really great though.

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

Such an awesome little gem! We had an amazing dining experience. Great selection of pasta and non pasta dishes. Food is good and the tiramisu is to die for. One of the best tiramisus I've had in my life. Our server Vincenzo was a lovely gentleman from Rome. He even suggested some places to visit in Rome. The restaurant has been there for 23 years but remain undiscovered because of its lack of street visibility. Go through the gate and down the corridor! You won't be disappointed.

BA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Perfect location for us once we found it, hidden behind a metal door just added to the overall experience. Food was excellent and the service very friendly plus a nice wine list.

AT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love going to Caffino any time and especially to celebrate a special occasion. The staff are very attentive, the ambiance cozy and comfortable and the food reminds me of the dishes my mom it’s fresh, savoury & plentiful 😋❤️

SD
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place, food is always great. Atmosphere is awesome, even getting into the restaurant you have to go through iron gates and it is tucked away making you feel like you have to know about this place to know about it.

N
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would highly recommend Caffino to anyone looking for a romantic spot with old world flare tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the Liberty village district.

The restaurant occupies an 18th century building and has a cool gated courtyard which seemed to transport us to another world. From the moment we walked inside, we were immediately greeted by our server named Andre. I must give credit where credit is due and applaud him for his attentive service. Andre brought a truly special and personal vibe to the whole evening, elevating each dish with his knowledge and impeccable service recommending some seriously delicious options from the simple and well curated menu of classic italian dishes. We ordered the bruschetta to start which was simply scrumptious and the black olives were an unexpected touch that elevated the crostini from the typical. Andre suggested the ossobuco which was braised to perfection and meltingly tender. truly the very best I’ve ever had. My girlfriend ordered the lamb chops, juicy and meaty served on a layer of spinach gnocchi with sautéed ripini and had a most luxurious herby/buttery flavour.

We completed our meal with the light as air Tiramisu, which was delightlfully chocolatey. Verdict: You can impress anyone with an evening spent here - plus it is quiet enough to hear what a date or associate is saying. Definitely our new favourite gem in the city. Truly delicious dishes that showcases a mastery of ingredients, presentation and service.

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

Great space awesome food

TG
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Caffino! Tucked away from the street I feel transported to a European cafe. And the food is hand-made delicious!

s
Toronto
45 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food and value for money. Lovely room. A bit noisy at lunch. Service could be a little friendlier.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was attentive, funny and quick. We were going to a show so we were limited for time. First time at Caffino... it was lovely and food was exceptional.
Thank you!

ST
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After living in Liberty Village for over 5 years I don’t know how I missed finding Caffino until now! Maybe because of the unobtrusive signage and the fact that it’s located through metal gates back from the road? A friend recommended it for our lunch date on Friday and it was amazing! I had the bacon and green peppercorn pasta and it was delicious! I was so impressed I went back for dinner the next day and it was just as good. We had the grilled calamari which was perfectly cooked and very flavourful. I then had a chicken pasta with sun-dried tomatoes, onions, spinach and white wine cream sauce and ate every bite! My dinner partner had the Arabiatta (it’s his favourite Italian dish) and said it was delicious and perfectly cooked...only comment was that it was a tiny bit too spicy even for an Arabiatta (I can vouch for that - I had a bite and love spicy food and it was definitely on the upper end of my threshold). We had the mini donuts and tiramisu for dessert which were both fantastic. The service was also excellent - our waiter was very attentive and the food came out pretty quickly despite it being a busy Saturday night. We will definitely be back.

DS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

It’s average food with above average prices. Beautiful room. Italian servers. Good ambience. But the more is nothing special about the food. It might be authentic but that’s all. Desserts very good though.

GK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific lunch well prepared. Pasta cooked a little softer than some restaurants; just the way my friend's Mom cooked pasta so he was very happy. I had the delicious Trio with potato and leek soup sprinkled with asiago cheese, a fresh tasting green salad with the right amount of dressing and the Dino Martino sandwich with the steak cooked medium as asked for.

J
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time visiting was a very pleasant experience. Food was great and the ambiance really nice.

P
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service was great

J
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food never disappoints......service is friendly, accurate and timely.

GK
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Well prepared. We shared the grilled calamari which can easily become tough and rubbery but our order was perfectly prepared. The pickerel dinner was delicious and again the fish was cooked just right. My wife raved about the seafood risotto.

KM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

3 of us had starters and mains then 1 tiramisu, all the food was delicious! Highly recommend

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