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Enoteca Sociale

#69 of 6,578 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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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, 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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  • 86
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
Down to earth Italian

This is the place to go when you are craving Italian comfort food. I get the cacio e pepe pretty much every time I go, and it's worth the trip out just for that.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
UrbanNomad26
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Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This is the place to go when you are craving Italian comfort food. I get the cacio e pepe pretty much every time I go, and it's worth the trip out just for that.

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Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

What a wonderful time we had at Enoteca Sociale the other night. Everything from the service to the comfortable atmosphere was really great not to mention the delicious food. To top it off the bill at the end of our meal was under $100 for the 2 of us. We both had 2 cocktails each, an appetizer each as well... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

It have same taste of real Italy. Food ia good and the wine is excellent. Difficult to reserve and find a table. Friendly and good service. Little bit expensive.

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Colborne, Ontario, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We stumbled across this gem and would go back in a heartbeat! The sour dough bread was freshly baked in store and as an appetizer we had the (highly recommended) Pecorino Sausage grilled radicio and salsa, which melted in our mouth. Our main course was a homemade rigatoni with braised rabbit and pine nuts that wowed our palates, followed by... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Was looking for a place to grab a late meal with our friends on a Saturday night. No reservations, little bit of a wait but the staff and the food was great. Staff great personalities, really inviting, you don't always get that in Toronto. The food was real good, beyond my expectations, the pastas were delicious, fresh, made in hide.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I ordered the escarole salad, nicely flavoured and fresh but they overdid it on the dressing. I also ordered the gnocchi which was great. The pasta was pleasantly soft and the cheese was delicious, almost melt in your mouth. The tomato sauce with it was excellent too, very fresh tasting. My husband ordered the rabbit pasta. He really enjoyed it.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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73 reviews 73 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Waiter was great! Suggested an awesome Amarone. Duck egg sunny side up was solid Pork Belly main was a disaster. A polenta slurry with bits of rapini, Brussel sprouts and pork belly- really weird presentation and not good from a taste perspective. In fact mind blowingly bad for a resto of this calibre.

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We dined at enotical sociale about 3 weeks ago. We were a group of 6 and the service was excellent even though the place was pretty busy. The food was amazing and still reasonably priced. Would definitely recommend to anyone from or travelling to Toronto.

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Toronto, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

A group of 10 of us dined in Enoteca Sociale's private dinning room in the basement wine cellar. It was totally amazing. For $45/person (not including wine) we were served a wide variety of family style dishes to die for. From tuna to salads to sausage and 3 different types of pastas. Every bite was better than the next. The... More 

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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
  • Phone Number: (416) 534-1200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 23 - 25
  • 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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