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8354 Islington Avenue, Concord, Vaughan, Ontario L4L 1W8, Canada
905-660-7379
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food and service.

The location is a bit odd, behind a gas station, but the food is first rate and its a nice room. Solid wine list with lots of half bottle options. The risotto is good and there are nice touches like biscotti at the end of the meal. A recommend.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
jamesmorton
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Vancouver, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Came here for a business lunch serveral weeks back. The food was good. I ordered the fish but it seemed a little bit undercooked which made me a little nervous. Appetizers and service is pretty good.

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Vancouver, Canada
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260 restaurant reviews
215 helpful votes 215 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The location is a bit odd, behind a gas station, but the food is first rate and its a nice room. Solid wine list with lots of half bottle options. The risotto is good and there are nice touches like biscotti at the end of the meal. A recommend.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Must order the gnocchi with wild boar. Free chocolate ravioli for dessert. Kale salad to start. Excellent food!

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Woodbridge, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Everything about this restaurant in perfect. The food, the service, ( Wally, you are a true gem) the atmosphere, EVERYTHING. I brought my boyfriend here for a romantic birthday dinner and was not disappointed. We put ourselves in Wally's hands, and were incredibly happy with everything he suggested. I was really impressed with everything he recommended and the extensive wine... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

My friends and I had one of the best lunches ever at Oca Nera.. It was a leisurely Friday meal that went much past lunchtime and we felt welcomed and never rushed by owner Walter Di Ruscio and his staff. Creative and well plated, the food is simply delicious!! We each had something different; risotto, fish, orecchiette and gnocchi plus... More 

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Toronto
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96 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Located on Islington Avenue in Woodbridge, this friendly Italian restaurant is warm, contemporary on the inside, but a bit run down and dumpy on the outside. Adjacent and tucked behind a gas station doesn't help. The food was okay. Appetizers were good. We enjoyed the caprese salad and tuna starters. Not having a grilled fish choice was a surprise and... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

My friends and I had another wonderful meal at Oca Nera on Saturday night. I began with a wonderful "martini", generous and delicious!! The calamari were crispy and succulent and one of coolest presentation ever. We also had the elk carpaccio and the strega shrmp. The sauce on these shrimp is scrumptious. Our entrees were duck, lamb and a combo... More 

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

We have eaten many times at Oca Nera and have never been disappointed. Last night was no exception. Each visit is a unique experience as the menu changes seasonally and there are always 4 or 5 specials to choose from. The food is indeed the star here prepared with pride by chef Corrado. The stuffed rabbit we had was amazing... More 

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Vaughan, Canada
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Worst ever service and attitude... In short, based on the negative experience it’s not worth a long explanation. It was a dinner meeting I organized for business associates from Europe and the U.S. The attitude of our waiter set the tone of the evening… Once the orders were taken the wine was brought to the table. During the uncorking process,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Oca Nera is hidden away off a quiet neighbourhood. The staff, and head chef Corry are not only knowledgable in the restaurant business, you can see they truly love what they do. The menu rotates regularly with wonderful seasonal fare and delicious choices of game and seafood dishes. They are never pretentious and always gracious of your patronage- I have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8354 Islington Avenue, Concord, Vaughan, Ontario L4L 1W8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Vaughan  >  Concord
  • Phone Number: 905-660-7379

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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