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1012 Queen Street East. | Leslieville, Toronto, Ontario M4M1K1, Canada (The Beaches)
+1 416-849-1233
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Ranked #863 of 6,671 Restaurants in Toronto
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Price range: $15 - $25
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Neighborhood: The Beaches
Description: Baldini: a true Italian cuisine. A simple sub shop was bought and turned into a popular fine-dining restaurant, and since 2006 it has been an appealing addition to the Trendy Leslieville Gem. Baldini presents guests with a pan-regional selection of dishes from Northern and Southern Italy, along with home-made pastas, breads and sauces.Executive Chef Sal, the sole owner, with over 20 years of experience, ensures that ingredients are fresh from local markets and are prepared only in the finest Italian tradition to ensure the best possible flavour. Followed by homemade gnocchi and other savoury pastas, risotto, whole-wheat thin crust pizza, along with meat and seafood dishes; Baldini has a wide range of full-flavours of the herbs and spices, that creates the full-Italian experience.Gentle jazz sets the mood, as our diners unwind casually on the classic brick wall and the cozy dining atmosphere, enjoying their meals at the heart of the Leslieville Gem. Experience a rich selection of the best Italian wines, complemented by the soothing ambience along with our friendly staff, which makes your visit at Baldini, a memorable one!
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English first
Waterloo, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My partner and I enjoyed a lovely meal with great service. We purchased a Groupon (which wasn't as good of a deal as advertised based on our menu selections), but we both loved our meals (we highly recommend the Al forno fromaggio di capri and the penne with spicy sausage and chicken). We will be returning! We're looking forward to... More

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My wife and I had a Groupon which we always use with some trepidation but this time we hit a winner. For appetizers my wife had the grilled calamari and I had the baked cheese, both excellent. Entrees were veal marsala and veal piccata, again both excellent. The sides, potatoes and vegetables were also nicely done. Service was pleasant and... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My husband and I used a Groupon’s voucher for dinner at Baldini’s recently. Thinking they were in the neighborhood and had a big menu to choose from. We ordered Antipasto Misto all'Italiano for two – a big portion and good variety, the grilled calamari was nicely marinated and very tasty; Vitello di marsala (pan seared veal scaloppini with wild mushroom... More

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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I checked various reviews of newer restaurants in the up and coming Riverside area on Trip Advisor as we like to try new places. Many of the restaurants in this changing area are very highly rated on this site. We decided to try Baldini's as the menu on display offered great choices that were priced more reasonably... More

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Toronto, Canada
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant has an interesting and diverse menu. The service is excellent and they never rush you! Definately a comfortable and welcoming feel to a restaurant that offers a well priced diverse menu.

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Top Contributor
329 reviews 329 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We had dinner here some months ago and enjoyed ourselves. The missus was particularly impressed. The price point was just right and the service was friendly in a genuine kind of way. Folks here are trying hard to please and do so without attitude. They act professionally, and are aware of the competition in this emerging neighbourhood. We will return... More

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Baldini R, Owner at Baldini's, responded to this review

Thank you so much Zebec for taking the time to write the review. We are very pleased to know that you and your missus enjoyed dining at Baldini! That really means a lot to all of us. It’s nice to know that our work is paying off. We look forward to having you in again and serve you to our... More

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

I Went there with my boy-friend for Lunch the service it was good but the food not italian at all. I Didn't like the soup which it was in the special and the principal course. We got a grilled salmon and it was burned... I wasn't happy at all.

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Monday night: Tired of Danforth fare? Fed up with the ever longer Toronto winter weather? Where do you go? We found it! Baldini's... Our party of 7 was warmly welcomed and the service throughout the evening was great. Attentive without being overbearing. (Well done Rich.) The menu, supplemented by a daily specials board, is quite extensive without falling into the... More

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Baldini's offers a wide range of traditional Italian cuisine, with a choice between a la carte and four-course formats. Fine service and expert cooking contribute to assuring individuals the cuisine they prefer and sometimes require. Delectable sea bass is a house specialty. Meats and pastas are robust. The house red wine is excellent. Baldini's provides a fine atmosphere to relax... More

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Baldini is one of the best italian foods that I have ever tasted. This restaurant is so cozy which was topped off with the excellent food. I had the bruschetta and crostini with the crab cake which was simply amazing. I recommended this restaurant to all my friends because it was that amazing! I don't know how people put bad... More

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