Scaramouche Pasta Bar

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CAN$51 and over
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Contemporary Italian
A perennial midtown favourite, The Pasta Bar & Grill is the more casual sibling of Scaramouche, a relaxed setting where the neighbourhood comes to dine. Whether celebrating with friends or family, or just dropping by for an impromptu bite and a drink at the bar, our fresh, seasonal menu, a far-flung yet affordable selection of wines, celebrated desserts and breezy ambience make it a vibrant and stylish destination. Join us for dinner soon.
What 297 People Are Saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an annual birthday dinner we’ve been having at Scaramouche for a few years. It never disappoints. Love it there.

s
Toronto
45 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening. Food and service excellent. Ambiance fantastic.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lively table excellent service they even wrote happy retirement

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

Dinner with a fabulous friend in the Pasta Bar
Brilliant evening, we requested and were given our preferred seat at the window
The food was amazing as always, it had been some time since my last visit, and I was not disappointed
My guest had never been to the restaurant and was so impressed with the food, ambiance and service.
A wonderful experience with no issues at all.!
Thank you Scaramouche for a fantastic evening!

TR
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The Pasta bar at Scaramouche never fails to please. Always dependable. Never had a meal there that I have not enjoyed. Highly recommend it.

SH
Toronto
42 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic dinner— excellent service, wonderful food in an elegant space. Remembered why I love the Pasta Bar so much.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and wine

c
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Scaramouche has been one of the best restaurants in Toronto for many years. My son, my wife an I were at the Scaramouche Pasta Bar to celebrate my wife's birthday. As always, excellent food and service -a wonderful way to celebrate. Although pricey, Scaramouche continues to live up to its reputation.

d
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food, service and ambience were very good as usual. The noise level on this occasion was terrible. I could not hear my husband across the table and I have excellent hearing. This made for an uncomfortable dining experience.

CF
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food, exceptional service, and a fantastic setting.

s
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding!

E
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great view of the CN Tower as we had a window seat

OT
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 1

Too noisy, too crowded, decor was dark & uninviting, service was impersonal-not friendly or welcoming, food took a long time to be served.
All in all-a very poor birthday celebration dinner!

RL
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good atmosphere with a great view of the city. Exceptional service & food was absolutely delicious. Will definitely return next time we visit Toronto.

RW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Been going there for almost forty years

a
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding meal. We shared 6 dishes between two of us. Decadent!! Mushroom soup, calves liver, ravioli, gnocchi etc. The best restaurant in the city for service ambience and food quality. Servers always discreet, knowledgeable and highly professional

NH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Don’t understand all the fuss. Our caprese and tuna tartare were excellent but the entrees were disappointing - the ravioli was very overcooked, sauce and filling lacked flavor; the gnocchi was served in tomato sauce - the menu noted tomato (as in pieces of tomato not sauce) and Parmesan sauce and there was just a very little bit of cheese sauce, the gnocchi was also over cooked, not caramelized but actually burnt. Don’t understand the fuss over the coconut cream pie either. The bread seemed to be reheated a few times before being served to us. Our server was great, and we had a fabulous table at the window.

IW
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

The owner is terrific - a great entrepreneur. However, the restaurant is noisy and somewhat tired looking. I agree with someone the other day who wonders why people go there anymore.
the wines are also very expensive for 6 oz - a comparable wine in many restaurants would be the same price for 9 oz. It also seemed that for $60, you could get a very very ordinary Australian low end wine. So we will return to Le Paradis where the value is high and the noise is low.

JM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was and is impeccable. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left they were excellent in their service. The food is incredible and highly recommend. Turned out to be one of the best experiences

f
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Everything from service to food was very good. Only slight ding would be took awhile to get the bill. Otherwise highly recommend!

AV
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Food was pretty good. Only issue was that we got moved - there was a large empty table to my right and two couples tables to my left. The host told us that a larger group wanted to move to the large empty table, and if we wanted more space and privacy, we were welcome to move two tables over. We obliged, leaving two couples tables between us and the large group. Within ten minutes, a couple came in and was sat directly next to us, rather than next to the larger group. It made it seem like we were asked to move to give the large group space and privacy, rather than us. I have never in my life been asked to move in a restaurant. Otherwise, pretty good spot.

BL
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food and service. Lovely ambiance. The perfect setting for a romantic getaway.

PD
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Filet mignon was delicious
Pasta was overly salty
Sommelier was good
Restaurant was rather loud for a Wednesday

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. Our favorite restaurant in the world!

JV
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very enjoyable birthday celebration for my lady. Waiter was excellent, as was the food. 3rd visit and it just keeps becoming more memorable.

MR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Scaramouche is a reliable, no fail Toronto staple. The Pasta Bar is the more affordable option, but both sides of the restaurant offer a wide range of imaginative cooking. Fresh flavours in innovative but not experimental approaches.

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

As usual, excellent meal, fine ambience; easy valet parking a bonus

M
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place never fails to impress us. Thank you to the host for making an exception of letting us order off the restaurant menu at the pasta bar. The food and service are top notch!

DC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beyond my expectations! It was fantastic on every level!! Can’t wait to go again 🥰

MB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Service and food were excellent and those are the most important areas. Great job! I’d definitely recommend it and be back. Delicious

SM
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Noise level for a late dinner at 9 pm was more than "energetic". At the beginning of the evening it was quite intolerable, but after the first hour of many table yelling across at each other it was very lovely
I would go again but not sure what might be a better time. Certainly not Saturday night with people on their phones and very loud "conversations"
Food and service was wonderful

m
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual the evening was enjoyable food was tasty service was better than any restraint I go to and not pushy over all excellent evening

NM
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and fantastic service.

r
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food, intimate room, first class all the way.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Celebrating a milestone birthday. The food was great and service too. All staff members thoughtfully gave their warm wishes.

LO
Toronto
31 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely incredible experience and am still talking to friends and colleagues about the rabbit!

JG
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This has been an outstanding Toronto restaurant for decades....and it still is one. The only glitch in the evening is that it's quite noisy when the restaurant is full. Not so noisy later in the evening.

KC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Date with my wife and daughter. Great evening with great service form Ryan.

CF
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The pasta and grill bar is excelente. The ambiance very relaxed, the food was perfect , very delight. I would come back no doubts!

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