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901 Lawrence Ave. W, Toronto, Ontario M6A 1C3, Canada
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Ranked #397 of 6,457 restaurants in Toronto
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Apr 3, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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7 reviews from our community

100% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

No longer decorated in traditional Italian style, but an elegant dining room with a totally update decor. If you are lucky, you will find lamb shank on the menu. Five of us went for lunch and four of us (and many of the other patrons it seemed) thoroughly enjoyed the lamb shank special, served with potatoes and fresh veggies. The... More

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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

The food in this restaurant is incredible, the chef is amazing and puts together impeccable italian dishes. You get a sense of Italian culture and community because this restaurant is within the Columbus Centre. Definitely worth a try!!

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

It certainly seemed like an unusual location for a restaurant, tucked into the Columbus Centre. I had purchased a Groupon and it was my husband's birthday. We had a wonderful server, Andreas, who could have been mistaken for being Italian but he was from Colombia. Very personable and good sense of humour. For our appetizer, we shared a substantial dish... More

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Markham, Canada
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68 reviews 68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

We had no idea a little taste of Italy was waiting for us in a Community Centre at Dufferin and Lawrence. We only found out about this hidden gem after my son and future daughter-in-law looked at the wedding venue in another part of the Columbus Centre. We booked dinner reservations at the restaurant to check out the quality of... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

When I take people to this wonderful Italian restaurant, the joke is that I am inviting them to eat in an old folks' home. Then they see the restaurant, and taste the food, and get the great service, and somehow the venue is forgotten. Ristorante Boccaccio is not really in an old folks' home. It is at the bottom floor... More

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7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2010

Great from start to finish...Pasta always coked to perfection. Seafood dishes are exquisite. Meat dishes are hardy. Wine choices are plentiful. Waiters are old school but hip. You will return again and again. Oh! Just try to leave room for dessert...

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