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901 Lawrence Avenue West | Ontario, Toronto, Ontario M6A 1C3, Canada
+1 416-789-5555
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Ristorante Boccaccio is tucked inside the Columbus Centre and has been for...
Ristorante Boccaccio is tucked inside the Columbus Centre and has been for over 35 years. The difference now is that we're refreshed by a major renovation. Ristorante Boccaccio is a venerable place to visit for authentic Italian food. The authentic Italian menu is a reflection of Italian culture true to our Italian roots. The Italian wine list enhances the dining experience with an emphasis on affordable wine.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Top Notch Cuisine and Service

We had the opportunity of dining here last week and found the food excellent. In the newly renovated premises the menu has been upgraded and modernised to reflect the ambience. The serviced was attentive and friendly. Every one of the four diners had different appetizers and first or second... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2014
Joseph M
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
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9 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
172 reviews 172 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

You really wouldn't think to look for a great meal in the basement of a community centre. Even an Italian community centre, but Boccaccio will convince you otherwise. This is a bright, elegant room in the basement of the Columbus Centre on Lawrence West and it's well worth the trek. Order the tagliere di salumi while you look at the... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We had the opportunity of dining here last week and found the food excellent. In the newly renovated premises the menu has been upgraded and modernised to reflect the ambience. The serviced was attentive and friendly. Every one of the four diners had different appetizers and first or second courses followed by some of us with dessert and espresso. The... More 

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
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64 reviews 64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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Toronto
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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Toronto
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 901 Lawrence Avenue West | Ontario, Toronto, Ontario M6A 1C3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto
  • Phone Number: +1 416-789-5555

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 33
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

Ristorante Boccaccio is tucked inside the Columbus Centre and has been for over 35 years. The difference now is that we're refreshed by a major renovation. Ristorante Boccaccio is a venerable place to visit for authentic Italian food. The authentic Italian menu is a reflection of Italian culture true to our Italian roots. The Italian wine list enhances the dining experience with an emphasis on affordable wine.
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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