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“I almost don't want to tell you about this jewel of a restaurant.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Camerini Ristorante

Camerini Ristorante
709 Mount Pleasant Rd, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
(416) 483-6784
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Ranked #1,676 of 6,781 Restaurants in Toronto
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Toronto
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65 reviews 65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“I almost don't want to tell you about this jewel of a restaurant.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2011

Mt partner and I discovered this place last autumn, and we were knocked out by the service, the food and the overall charm of this little place. Imagine our surprise when, more than a month later, we returned to find that our server recalled what we had ordered the first time we were there. The meals is always start with a complimentary serving of bruschetta. The house wine (red) was really very good (no, we don't recall the brand name). And having ordered something different every time we have been there, I am never disappointed in the quality of the food. When asked for whole wheat pasta, they promised that the next time we were in, they would have it for us. We have taken several friends there, and all have been delighted. You need reservations for the weekend and they are closed Sunday. But maybe you would like somewhere else better, thereby ensuring that we can always get a table.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Toronto
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Outstanding Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2011

We have been eating at Camerini for years now. The food is always outstanding and the number of regulars atests to that. The atmosphere is like eating at a friend's house or a Trattoria in Italy. We have never had anything that was not prepared to perfection. A very good wine list and excellent espresso round out the evening. If you want good food and a friendly atmosphere, then this is the place for you.

  • Visited June 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“Delicioso!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2011

A wonderful, small, authentic family run Italian restaurant. Food is very reasonably priced, always fresh, lovingly prepared and attention to detail is superb. Good selection of wines, great friendly and knowledgeable staff - what more could you want for a lovely evening out?

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Indianapolis
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“I'm glad I took the time to find this little gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2010

Never having been in the neighborhood I walked the area to try to find an interesting non-chain restaurant for dinner. My decision to eat here turned out to be a good one. Service in this eight-table, family-owned and operated restaurant couldn't have been better. The owner/chef was willing to open a new bottle to serve me the one glass of Chianti Antiche Vie I requested. It's a request I always make when ordering wine by the glass. The tasty Fettucini Fiorentina arrived nice and hot, and the salad, to my surprise, was accompanied by a complimentary bruschetta. The regular bread was so flavorful that the olive oil for dipping was superfluous. Given the size of the restaurant I strongly recommend making a reservation if you're planning to eat after 6 p.m. I think business casual dress is most appropriate.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Gravenhurst
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Lots of other options on the street”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2010

We ate here about a year ago so things may have improved, but we found it not very good. The service was slow, the food was lacking flavour or inspiration and the prices were average for the street.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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