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Enoteca Sociale

#56 of 6,656 Restaurants in Toronto
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1288 Dundas St West, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1X7, Canada (Coolmine Road)
The #505 Dundas Streetcar stops at Dundas & Dovercourt, less than a 1 minute walk from our front door.
(416) 534-1200
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Enoteca Sociale is a real Italian Wine-Bar in the west end of Toronto...
Enoteca Sociale is a real Italian Wine-Bar in the west end of Toronto. Sociale brings the concept of the Italian Enoteca to Toronto. Our value driven wine list focuses on hidden gems from various regions of Italy plus some of Ontario’s finest. We are proud to offer 80 wines under $80, available in tasting sizes thanks to our Enomatic system. Chef Rocco Agostino’s menu featurescad daily house made pasta with inspiration from classic Roman cuisine and local seasonal ingredients. Our very own cheese cave houses a selection of Ontario and Italian cheese. Simple, Honest and Natural.—Chef Rocco Agostino, Max Rimaldi & Daniel Clarke
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent food, wine and service!

We had a great evening. It was worth the short cab ride. The decor is rustic and while it is not a fine dining decor the food and service are incredible. Innovative dishes as well as traditional Italian. We tried both at our table and everyting was delicious. The server was a treat and made a great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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London, Ontario
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London, Ontario
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

We had a great evening. It was worth the short cab ride. The decor is rustic and while it is not a fine dining decor the food and service are incredible. Innovative dishes as well as traditional Italian. We tried both at our table and everyting was delicious. The server was a treat and made a great wine recommendation,the service... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

On a warm summer evening, the patio here is the place to be for a delicious meal, terrific wine and attentive service. Important to note that we are low carb eaters and you can have an amazing meal at this Italian restaurant - the menu offers so much more than pasta and risotto! Last night, we split 3 appetizers and... More 

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Woodbridge, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

What amazing Italian food in downtown Toronto. We have been here multiple times and YOU NEED RESERVATIONS because it is always busy and ALWAYS delicious!!!

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Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We were impressed with the venue, the service and advice provided by the waiter at our table and, last but not least, with the food we ordered. Whilst the serves are not huge they are in my opinion more than ample. It is quality rather than quantity which makes the food in this restaurant outstanding. There were seven of us... More 

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Start to finish, Enoteca Sociale created an incredible eating experience for my husband and I. We started with cocktails... they were delicious and fresh. For an appetizer, we ordered the cheese board and the charcuterie board. Our waiter was careful to ask what kinds of cheeses we enjoyed and he chose perfect compliments. But the star of the show was... More 

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Whitby, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Pasta was hand made to order and totally awesome, I had the ragu, almost ordered a second one... The plate of cured meat and cheese is all made in house, almost no restaurant does this still to this day... Wine was reasonably priced and they can make a great negroni... I'd recommend this place all day long... I'm abit of... More 

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Kiel, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Excellent place for a night our with friends or love love. Always very tasty fresh real Italian food - loved the asparagus and the desserts. The service is very present. smiling and professional - .. a bit like everywhere in Canada ... and the wine menu a large and pleasant journey mainly though Italian ones.

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Punta Cana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The atmosphere is mediocre but the lighting is soft and the bar tender Peter is the bomb. Nice selection of wine to accompany the delectable cheese and meat plate. You simply must order the arrabiatta. Sometimes simple is best and this humble meal packs a flavour punch. I've had it twice and it hasn't fallen short.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

One of the best pastas I've had. We ordered the following pastas to share and all of them were as good to the last string of pasta. Price was reasonable and good service as well. Portions could be a little more generous Bucatini all’Amatriciana - slightly spicy. This simple dish is a must try. Smoked Spaghetti, - first time having... More 

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Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Nice atmosphere but the food was average. I have been to Italy lots of times and personally it did not seem to reflect Italian cuisine. Very popular and the staff were friendly. My son, who has not been to Italy really liked this restaurant.

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Additional Information about Enoteca Sociale

Address: 1288 Dundas St West, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1X7, Canada
Phone Number: (416) 534-1200
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 22 to 24
Cuisine: Italian, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1288 Dundas St West, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1X7, Canada
    (Coolmine Road)
  • Public Transportation: The #505 Dundas Streetcar stops at Dundas & Dovercourt, less than a 1 minute walk from our front door.
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (416) 534-1200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 to 24
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

Enoteca Sociale is a real Italian Wine-Bar in the west end of Toronto. Sociale brings the concept of the Italian Enoteca to Toronto. Our value driven wine list focuses on hidden gems from various regions of Italy plus some of Ontario’s finest. We are proud to offer 80 wines under $80, available in tasting sizes thanks to our Enomatic system. Chef Rocco Agostino’s menu featurescad daily house made pasta with inspiration from classic Roman cuisine and local seasonal ingredients. Our very own cheese cave houses a selection of Ontario and Italian cheese. Simple, Honest and Natural.—Chef Rocco Agostino, Max Rimaldi & Daniel Clarke
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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