Trattoria Taverniti

4.6
522 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Italian
Trattoria Taverniti serves authentic and homemade Italian cuisine in the heart of Toronto’s Little Italy. A true trattoria, this cozy little restaurant, features Rosina Taverniti's family recipes. Come try our house specialties: Gnocchi Venezia, Meat Lasagna, or our Calabrese Pizza!
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vipwhamzoo
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Disappointed in the food. It was good, not great. Took two guests plus wife and me.
Service excellent. Only dish that was finished was the shrimp appetizer which was excellent. Not one of the four finished their dish, including two of the four that ordered food while we were out 2 hours later.

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brendam
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The restaurant felt very crowed. I was surprised at just how small this spot is. The service was very good except that my meal came about 10 minutes after our table of four. Not the fault of the pleasant waitress. The food was o.k. Our next visit we will Definitely try another spot. I wouldn’t scratch this spot off my list but I’m sure there are better in the area. I give it about a 5/10

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BillR
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went to Trattoria Taverniti to celebrate a family birthday. Decide to share most of the appetizers on the menu and a couple of pizzas. Complicated the server's role in delivery of the food, but they handled this with excellence. Perfect staggering of delivery so the table was never overwhelmed with food, but we never had to wait without food for another plate to arrive. Efficient and friendly. The food was excellent. Top quality ingredients combined/assembled in a straight forward no nonsense manner to please the taste buds. The only slight complaint was the calamari which was good, but have had better elsewhere. We did not order any "main" plates, so cannot specifically comment on these, but have little doubt these would be excellent as well.

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MattS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and the ambiance was perfect for a date! The gnocchi was magnifico

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JoanV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, delicious food and they carefully adhered to covid regulations. A lovely evening

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TimBo
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great time there. The food was delicious and the service was on point.
Will definitely dine there again.

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TonyS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little italian restaurant. Nonna still oversees the dining room. Southern Italy home made dishes. can't go wrong.

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Simpa
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were one hour late for our reservation and yet the staff was so understanding and accommodating. The food was very good although my pizza was not as moist as it normally is. I absolutely love this restaurant and it’s warm atmosphere but did find it a little on the noisy side and hence it was hard to hear my friend talking sometimes. Still one of my favourite Italian restaurants!

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Michael
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A place I go to on special occassions. Always enjoyable and consistent.

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MeaganM
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The truffle pasta is amazing, this place never disappoints!

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AdrienneR
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Cute space! But the music was tacky, too loud 80’s pop which was all wrong for the setting. They were 15 minutes late with our reservation leaving us to wait in the rain. They charged for sparkling water without warning ($6!!). And they don’t have real wine glasses? You drink wine out of a little cup, like for a child. And the pizza is better next door at Tav’s, their sister restaurant. Nice servers, though.

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ValerieM
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back to this restaurant since before COVID and it did not disappoint. Always a warm welcome, great food and ambiance - such a gem!

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MartinF
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always awesome here. Our favourite *authentic Italian place in Toronto.

Never fails.

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MargaretL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The place is small and cozy with staff that want to make your experience the best!

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pab8
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This place ruined my plans for my girlfriend’s birthday. Why on earth would you take a reservation and confirm it only to be closed? And it’s not an emergency closure or a last minute thing, they were always closed that day and didn’t bother to let me know. I used to brag about this place but I’m sincerely disappointed and likely never go back.

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Anastasia
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere. Thank you for one of the best birthday diners❤️

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MartinF
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place!! Thank you Rosina.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome gnocchi and pizza. Real authentic Italian restaurant. Loved meeting the mother of the owner who passed down her reciepes

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JanetC
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was very good though portions were a bit small. Service was extremely slow for a Sunday night. Took well over an hour to get our food. Marinara sauce was particularly good though salad was overdressed and oily.

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HilaryR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Showed up for our reservation and the store was closed. There was a sign in the doorway saying to try the food at the place next door.

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vipbrucea
Puerto Vallarta
9 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made my reservation on open table and trekked down to the restaurant only to find a sign outside saying they were closed. I understand things happen but the least they could have done is notify me since they have both mu phone number and email. Very unprofessional.

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AwseJ
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the ambiance

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Hungryhungryhippo
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, tastes so authentic. The customer service was outstanding as well, offering us water and checking on us. With a wide variety of choices from pasta to pizza, the food came i. so quick! Definitely would come again and try something new (or try the same dish again).

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PerryM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderfull small Trattoria, with homemade pasta. Delicious!

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JanD
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was just perfect. The food was amazing, the service fantastic.

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MartinK
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

One of the worst restaurant experiences I've had since living in Toronto. They made me wait an hour and 15 minutes to received my food. Pasta tasted like alphagetti I kid you not. My girlfriend said the exact thing and she's from Sicily.

Never coming back here again and I don't recommend anyone should.

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BASHEER
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food is amazing and the services is super, just if they could make the portion size a little bigger :)

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H2021
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! This place (and its sister restaurant "Rosina" on King) has the best pizza I've had in Toronto. Pasta is similarly delicious. Highly recommend the Penne Rosina, and the Venezia pizza (I swap gorgonzola for arugula and it's amazing!)

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KatherineN
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I booked a reservation for my friend's birthday. We were a group of 5 people and every single one of the dishes we ordered were delicious. This was our first visit but definitely won't be our last. Thank you for the great service and even better food.

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vipCuisine1art
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was superb! Unfortunately the kitchen was backed up so the service was very, very slow.

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Loli
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good specially the lasagna. The founder grandmother came out to greet us which was incredibly nice!

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Nicole
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Ordered a fetuccine Alfredo pasta; it was overpriced, a small portion and bland. The restaurant seemed understaffed and the service was poor and slow. Will not be returning.

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Aoife
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favourite Italian food in the city! It is authentic, fresh, and delicious. The restaurant is family run and this shines through in the service. You will not be disappointed!

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RichardG
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food and drink was wonderful. Eating on the patio under the umbrella was nice and lots of pretty lighting along College Street. Tables were well spaced. Service was slow and sporadic, our wait staff seemed to have a disproportionate number of tables.

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TeodoraP
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. The food is delicious and prices are super reasonable. Service is great and patio location is right in the middle of busy Little Italy.

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Erin
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time. The food was delicious, service was prompt and the staff were so friendly. Would HIGHLY recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and very attentive staff, a nice chat with Rosita

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful! We started with some meatballs and bread. Main courses lasagna and chicken parmesan. Both were excellent. The table were outside on a platform between the sidewalk and street. It was evening and could have used a little creative lighting. Also some fans to provide air movement. Other than that I was extremely pleased. I will definitely visit again the next time I'm in Toronto. The pomodoro fantastic!

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TanyaP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We make our own pasta and cook with fresh ingredients so we can be tough to please when it comes to Italian fare but you won’t be disappointed at Traverniti. The food is fantastic and service excellent. A no frills, great value establishment that we plan to visit again!!!

FAQs

Trattoria Taverniti does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Trattoria Taverniti also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 537-0078.

Trattoria Taverniti is rated 4.6 stars by 522 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.