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“Thoroughly enjoyable!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Vagabondo Italian Ristorante & Lounge

Vagabondo Italian Ristorante & Lounge
32 Wellington Street East, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1C6, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
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Ranked #1,071 of 6,548 Restaurants in Toronto
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
Cross street: Yonge Street
Transit: By subway, King street station is the closest walk to Vagabondo. Go south to Wellington and one block East to Vagabondo.
Bath, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Thoroughly enjoyable!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Went with a work colleague on a drizzly Thursday night in June and had a thoroughly enjoyable meal.
We chose to sit in the bar and not in the dining room which was fine apart from the music which was a bit more 'nightclubby' than we'd have liked but it was no big deal.
We were served by Ryan who was friendly, helpful and attentive.
Food selection on the menu was very good and the items we chose were turned out to be really above average - very tasty, fresh and generous portions.
We had a bottle of house wine which was also very good.
If I ever came back to Toronto I would definitely eat there again and can whole-heartedly recommend it.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Timmins, Ontario Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Went for late dinner what great service... Our Waiter was Ryan and he was great....forgot to bring our appetizer (Ryan did not take our order someone else did) but no problem our waiter (Ryan)compensated us with free after dinner drink (alcohol beverage) because he felt bad... Meal was amazing wine was great I will definitely go back and I will let family and friends know where to get a great Italian meal in downtown Toronto. Hubby is Italian and his seafood Pasta dish was amazing...I had a spinach ravioli stuffed with ricotta and cream sauce with mushrooms, ordered chianti ruffino with it AMAZING.....
No dessert...meal was filling. Try this restaurant and make our own decision you will not be disappointed. Hopefully you will have the same sever as us and if you do ask him about his hometown of Chicago...he will provide you with great information if you are planning on travelling to Chicago. I hope you enjoy your meal as much as we did!

Visited June 2013
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Cornwall, Canada
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Great variety of Italian foods”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

Loved this restaurant. The staff is very friendly and attentive. There was a great variety of foods ranging from pizza, to pasta, to chicken, veal, etc... Will definitely be returning.

Visited May 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“Nice patio, mediocre food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

What a great place to sit outside on a warm spring evening! Centrally located, but sheltered from the hustle and bustle of a great city, their patio is the place to linger. When we arrived at the restaurant on Sunday night, everyone was seated outside and the inside part of the restaurant was empty, which is weird to see while many other restaurants are full.
The answer to that mystery is the food. The best way to describe it would be "uninspired". Also, when ordering a $42 steak, you would expect it to arrive as ordered - medium rare, not well done. The potatoes that come with the steak looked burned. The grilled calamari was fresh and good in texture, but bland. The eggplant parmesan was the highlight of the meal, the only dish we both liked.
The service is prompt and pleasant, but does not make up for the food and seems rushed, especially at the beginning when they almost nag you to choose your food faster.
I would not recommend this place, other than for its patio, which may be a good place to meet friends and share some appetizers and drinks - but don't expext much in terms of food.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Caveat Emptor!!! You are forewarned.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

We went here for a pre-theatre dinner. The restaurant was empty so we thought we can have a quick meal and go to theatre on time. Maybe we should have noted this is a yellow flag...

The decor was tired and service was inattentive. Even though the place was empty the waiter sat us near the door and stayed most of the time close to the bar area so it was hard to get service. Food was forgettable.

So you are forewarned. Caveat emptor!!! (buyer beware)

  • Visited October 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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