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Cafe Diplomatico

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594 College St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
416-534-4637
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Today
8:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 30
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 12
    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
Most recent review
Awesome food, service and atmosphere!

We don't come to Toronto very often, but now we have a reason to! An incredible, affordable experience!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Lori691
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We don't come to Toronto very often, but now we have a reason to! An incredible, affordable experience!

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Bermuda
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is a great place to sit on the patio in the summer and watch a football match with a few beers and maybe some food. I would not recommend for a romantic date. The food is good, but you can get much better at Vivoli or Forchetta. The service is horrendous.

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Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I can see why this place would get a range of reviews - it's casual, not likely to get a Michelin rating, and looks like it's been around for a few generations ('cause it has...), so like all things in life if you go in with the right set of expectations you have the best chance to enjoy the experience.... More 

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We dined at Cafe Diplomatico on a suggestion which we now regret taking. Once we walked in We felt like we were in a pizza parlor, not an authentic Italian restaraunt. The chicken parm was average and the side of grilled shrimp were small, unseasoned and cold (not right off the grill as grilled shrimp should be). The Pasta Alla... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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204 reviews 204 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I remember coming down to Little Italy in University and Cafe Diplomatico was always a popular spot. Especially during World Cup soccer season. The deserts were good. I had not been in about 15 years but recently was in the area with a friend and he insisted I try the Tiramisu. It is easily the best I have ever had.... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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65 reviews 65 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I havent been back to Toronto in several years, so when thinking where to catch up with friends, I had 2 restaurants in mind. Diplomatico was definitely one of them. Its a very simple place, super in the summer or on a warm day to sit on the patio and watch College St walk by. On my recent visit it... More 

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Higham Ferrers, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

Ate here with a work colleague on a trip over from the UK. Good food informal atmosphere. Service was attentive without being overbearing. Value for money excellent.

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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Really looked foward to eating here but was sadly left disappointed. Went for lunch with my partner Service was terrible, wasn't acknowledged for 15 mins and even then I had to ask waiter to look after us. I ordered seafood linguini with white wine sauce but it came out with tomato sauce explained to waiter but couldnt care less. Id... More 

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Navarre, Ohio
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were on vacation with another couple and decided to stop here for dinner. Two of us had the chicken parmesan and it was overcooked and dry, sauce tasted like it was out of a jar. Our spouses had the lasagna and said it was the worst they've ever had. The service was poor. Our waitress was scarce, we had... More 

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Portimao, Portugal
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

Been there a couple of times while visiting beautiful Toronto!very nice surrounding and great to see how locals live!great pasta and cold Peroni!will return for sure!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza

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?