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The Badali Bar and Cucina

156 Front St W, Toronto, Ontario M5J 2L6, Canada
+1 416-977-3064
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
Italian, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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156 Front St W, Toronto, Ontario M5J 2L6, Canada
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Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

Excellent service, a lot of menu choices, and they made reservations for us (even on a game night) and had balloons at the table which was a fun surprise. We were recommended the restaurant by Canyon Creek when they couldn't accommodate a time change, and...More

Thank ShylaMay
Reviewed October 13, 2016

We had been to Badali's before and decided to go for an early dinner before heading to the Air Canada Centre. The location is perfect and located just a few minutes away from everything. The service was very friendly and we enjoyed the atmosphere. Their...More

Thank Olivia D
Reviewed October 13, 2016

What a find. Just along the street from the CN Tower and the Rogers Stadium, this was a real find. Great food, lovely wine and first-class service, this was a wonderful Italian diner in the New York style. Busy restaurant with wonderful vibe - well...More

Thank drjcd
Reviewed October 12, 2016

Looking for a good Italian restaurant downtown near our hotel, and found this gem. Great food, a good wine list ,good service and reasonable prices. The menu isn't large, but the wife and I each had pasta and a glass of wine, and it was...More

Thank Kentonmiller
Reviewed October 9, 2016

My girlfriend and I were there Friday evening and sat at the tall tables near the bar. Our waiter was so offputtingly unfriendly that I would never return. We ordered a couple of drinks and a charcuterie style appetizer for two with some olives. No...More

Thank Etchbee
Wube G, General Manager at The Badali Bar and Cucina, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2016

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our family owned and operated restaurant. As pleased as I ma that you enjoyed the salumi appetizer board and the cocktails ordered but I am equally disturbed to read that you felt your server was...More

Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

I met up with a friend here who was also on holiday in Toronto and spent a thoroughly enjoyable 4 hours drinking in this buzzing bar. We didn't order food but the drinks menu and service was excellent!

Thank LouMc273
Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

Kolos and the crew were great. Service great and the food had great variety and quality. 2nd visit this week.

Thank Grant D
Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is a must for anyone visiting Toronto. The mussels and pizza were amazing. Our fantastic server Kolos took the best care of us. We will definitely be back again!

Thank Lindsay M
Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

TA is almost never wrong. We hardly ever visit a restaurant that is less than a 4, and are rarely disappointed. Not so much this time. Food was average at best, and service was pretty slow. We started with two wedge salads - the lettuce...More

Thank Andy Z
Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

9-30-16 - found this on Trip Advisor and made it part of our bus/metro tour of Toronto. Service was very attentive - all wait staff cordial and welcoming. Calamari appetizer was very good - large, tender pieces in puttanesca sauce. Great ambiance - you will...More

Thank Linda L
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the cool contemporary pieces at the Power Plant, enjoy
the outdoor installations along Queen's Quay and Canoe
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Ronrich_10
August 4, 2016|
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Response from Wube G | Property representative |
I suggest using one of the many Green P municipal parking lots in the area. There is also a parking blog on the Badali website that is useful for both directions and parking in the vicinity.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$12 - $27
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 156 Front St W, Toronto, Ontario M5J 2L6, Canada (Formerly Joe Badali's Ristorante Italiano & Bar)
    (University)
  • Public Transportation: We"re located "kitty corner" to Toronto's Union Station on the north west corner of University and Front Street We are very close to both Union and St Andrews subway stations.
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown West
  • Neighborhood: Downtown West
  • Phone Number: +1 416-977-3064
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Description
The Badali Bar and Cucina brings the taste of Italy to the heart of Toronto's Entertainment District. We invite you to join us for fine Italian fare, sustainable seafood, in house made desserts and true Italian hospitality. Whether you join us for a hand crafted cocktail and a sample of our cicchetti menu at our 40 foot bar or for a sit down meal in our piazza grande with colleagues, friends or family, we will welcome you with open arms into our home. Situated just steps from the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, some outstanding downtown hotels and local sports arenas, we strive to exceed your every expectation form your first minute with us to your last. Located in a heritage building we would love nothing more than to host you in the splendour of our surroundings and show off our good fortune. From the exposed brick walls, original hardwood floors and 16' ceilings, to our outstanding wine list, craft beer selection, and hand stretched pizzas, there is much to enjoy in our home. Come spend some time with us in our family owned and operated restaurant and see for yourself the difference a little love can make.
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