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1012 Queen Street East. | Leslieville, Toronto, Ontario M4M1K1, Canada
+1 416-849-1233
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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Description: Baldini: a true Italian cuisine. A simple sub shop was bought and turned...
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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Visitor rating
  • 19
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Defying the ratings and reviews

I booked a table at this little Italian diner for our 19th anniversary. I only read the first review which was favourable. The day of the reservation I read other reviews that were less than favourable and considered re-considering the reservation. The atmosphere was warm and cozy and there was a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 23, 2014
ClydeCoral
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Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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48 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Toronto, Canada
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I booked a table at this little Italian diner for our 19th anniversary. I only read the first review which was favourable. The day of the reservation I read other reviews that were less than favourable and considered re-considering the reservation. The atmosphere was warm and cozy and there was a young family celebrating a birthday of one of their... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

my first experience of eating Italian in Toronto was at Baldini's. Nice location on Queen Street, cozy interior, very attentive service, excellent food and very reasonable prices (compared to NYC!) Varied menu and nice wine list.

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Waterloo, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Toronto
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Toronto
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

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
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

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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Toronto
Top Contributor
393 reviews 393 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
201 helpful votes 201 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
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1012 Queen Street East. | Leslieville, Toronto, Ontario M4M1K1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > The Beaches
  • Neighborhood: The Beaches
  • Phone Number: +1 416-849-1233

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian

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!
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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