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Cafe Diplomatico

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594 College St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
416-534-4637
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8:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great location, less than stellar food/service

Wonderful location; great view from the patio. Don't bother ordering breakfast though. Seriously - just don't. Customer service was horrendous, the toast/eggs on the cold side. If you go, go to drink and drink only.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Lisa B
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Toronto, Canada
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  • Dining on a budget
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Toronto, Canada
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33 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Wonderful location; great view from the patio. Don't bother ordering breakfast though. Seriously - just don't. Customer service was horrendous, the toast/eggs on the cold side. If you go, go to drink and drink only.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

A great place for a coffee or to meet with friends in the heat of the summer. Don't hesitate to stop here and have a drink or two. It is truly a beautiful patio in the heart of little italy.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Been here a few times for coffee, espresso, cappuccinos, breakfasts, and desserts but it wasn't that great. It has a decent patio but I don't really see what the hype is. I'm big on coffees and I would not buy coffee here again. It has a funky taste to it.

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Quebec City, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Really nice restaurant, we had pizza and pasta and it was delicious. Not the largest wine list but the essentials are there and at good price. Will be back next time that I'll be in town.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Stopped here after exploring Little Italy. It was mid afternoon and they were very busy so I found the service a little slow but in saying that the owner (?) was out going around checking on people. The pasta was nicely cooked and piping hot. I sat inside but the patio area is a fab place to sit and enjoy... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Getting a seat on the patio can be tough but inside is just as cool. It's almost like an italian style verion of a british pub. Food is good, pizza ok, good salad but I would not go here for much. Nice to hang out and just take time to eat. Some choices are a little too greasy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Great corner patio. Service and food - ok. Not expensive! Excellent spot for people watching and enjoying the Little Italy vibe.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

I decided to attend Toronto's Taste of Italy Festival for the first time and my friends and I walked the entire festival looking for a great sunny place to have lunch. Cafe Diplomatico had the best menu options (all places had special festival menus). We sat on their extended patio on the street in the sun. The servers were smiling... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This old neighborhood staple is a great patio spot with very average, slightly over-priced food. Service is always hit or miss.

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Aurora, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Located in Little Italy, Cafe Dip is a regular on our family circuit. Kid friendly and the people watching and the food is always good. Menu features standard Italian fare, pastas, pizza, salads etc.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 594 College St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Little Italy
  • Neighborhood: Little Italy
  • Phone Number: 416-534-4637

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 19
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Little Italy

Neighborhood Profile
Little Italy
Toronto's Little Italy is a city hotspot for cafe culture and nightlife. There's something for everyone in Little Italy, apparent from the cross-section of clubbers in glitzy dresses, and elderly couples arm-in-arm heading to their favorite wine or pasta spot. Cafes spill onto the wide sidewalks, pool lounges and bars are always teeming with noise and activity, and both outdoor and indoor marketplaces are packed with fresh fish, cured meats, and pungent cheeses. All of the activity makes it a perfect spot for people-watching, especially over a nice glass of red wine or a quick and sumptuous slice of pizza at one of the many eateries or trattorias in the area.
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