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Enoteca Sociale

1288 Dundas St West, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1X7, Canada
(416) 534-1200
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Ranked #42 of 6,457 restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $26 - $28
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Coolmine Road
Transit: The #505 Dundas Streetcar stops at Dundas & Dovercourt, less than a 1 minute walk from our front door.
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
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English first
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

When I drove by at first I thought the outside very unassuming to the point I wasn't sure it was open. So glad I parked and walked in. Was greeted very quickly and led to my table. Our server was lovely, very knowledgeable about the menu and offered suggestions. Menu is small but had something for everyone. Servings were not... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

First a little background. My partner is Italian and I am French. We have traveled extensively in Italy, and France, and brag about being foodies. We were invited by two friends to dine last Saturday evening at Enoteca Sociale (ES) where we were served a five course tasting menu created by Kris Schlotzhauer, the Chef Di Cucina. The evening began... More

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Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We were a group of 4 and had made reservations ahead of time. Atmosphere is great - rustic, dimly lit and lots of overall charm. We started out with the cheese and charcuterie platter and loved the variety of delicious cheese. Entrees we were all pleased with. I had the gnocchi and found it to be so soft and fresh,... More

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
340 reviews 340 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Had a wonderful time with friends. Food was great and so was the service. The rice balls are delicious. Bread and olive olive fresh. The trout on beans was my favourite. Sheep milk spaghetti with black pepper was also terrific. Clam pasta hit a good amount of heat. Great selection of wines. Most on the expensive side.

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Newmarket, ON, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

We were a group of six who reserved an early table (5.30 PM) and settled in for a relaxing and very enjoyable night out. Reservations are highly recommended and I am guessing even moreso on a Saturday night. Walk-ins seemed to be waiting a while for a table. Even so, we never were rushed by staff and even when I... More

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

When this restaurant was called Centro, I had several bad dining experiences where the serving staff were incredibly arrogant and snotty, and had vowed never to return. Since the restaurant re-branded itself (same ownership I understand) and since it received relatively good reviews in the local media I thought it might be time to try it again. After going to... More

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Toronto, Canada
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114 reviews 114 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Went to Enoteca Sociale for a quiet birthday dinner with my wife. Overall, it was OK but it was nothing overly memorable. Service was very good, but food (the mains in particular) were very slow to come out. Especially for pasta. The salumi plate was boring (everything tasted the same). The arancini and beet salad were both quite tasty. The... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

So glad we took this recommendation from a friend as it was absolutely divine. The food was incredibly tasty and the portion sizes were perfect. We couldn't understand all of the menu so the lovely waitress explained all of the plates to us and even suggested specific wines with our order. Loved it!

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

I love to eat and I love homemade pasta!! Well enter Enoteca Sociale! The atmosphere was cozy and inviting but the gnocchi is what made my night. It was the softest, fluffiest most delicious gnocchi I've had in years!! It was so soft that I seriously doubt you need teeth to eat it! It normally comes with sausage but the... More

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Toronto
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Great house made pastas. Very friendly, efficient and knowledgable staff. Reasonable value. I would certainly return.

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