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901 Lawrence Ave W | Ontario, Toronto, Ontario M6A 1C3, Canada
+1 416-789-5555
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Toronto, Ontario
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48 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had lunch at Boccaccio in a large group, and it was excellent. Both the food and service exceeded my expectations. I especially enjoyed the deep friend artichoke.

Thank mrsgraph
King City, Canada
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

Have had lunch here numerous times and if you enjoy italian food with a bit of sicilian flair this place has never disappointed. Their daily specials are always tasty and the portions are good. Looking forward to trying this for dinner if we are ever in the area at dinner time.

Thank Leo C
BoccaccioRisto, General Manager at Boccaccio, responded to this review

Good afternoon Leo It was a pleasure having you at Ristorante Boccaccio with your group. We are happy your enjoyed your lunch and looking forward to having you join us for dinner. Best regards Sal Asmelash Director of Food and Beverage More 

Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

Staff from my wife's school organized a retirement dinner for my wife. Staff were amazingly helpful and accommodating. The various courses were very well prepared even offering seconds. After the meal and speeches, we were not rushed out. I would definitely recommend this venue for any special occasion.

Thank Ken K
BoccaccioRisto, General Manager at Boccaccio, responded to this review

Good afternoon Ken it was a pleasure hosting your wife's retirement party at Ristorante Boccaccio. We are glad to be a part of such a great day with her and her team. We look forward to hosting many more of your events in the future. Best regards Sal Asmelash Director of Food and Beverage More 

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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

Haven't been here for 3 years and was pleasantly surprised be the new appearance. Beautiful in creamy white shades, comfortable seating, wall hung artwork reflecting the Italian arts. Started with an attractively presented aragula green salad, followed by a slightly al dente Gnocci in a subtly flavoured & rich tomato sauce. Topped this off with a smooth red merlot. Unfortunately... More 

1 Thank Greg H
BoccaccioRisto, General Manager at Boccaccio, responded to this review

Good afternoon Greg It was a pleasure to meet you dine with us are Ristorante Boccaccio. We thank you for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you visit us again when you are not so rushed next time. Best regards Sal Asmelash Director of Food and Beverage More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

The food was excellent but the service left us feeling like our presence was an imposition. The maitre d' was busy helping potential clients organize an event and never lifted his head while we waited at the door. Another waiter escorted us to a table and abandoned us with a menu in hand. We only received service after another patron... More 

Thank Mary C
North York
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2016

Horrible service unless 'they know you' , the food is expensive and taste is very mediocre for what you are paying. Horrible horrible service did I mention that?

Thank Elena R
Toronto, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2016

The rest of the staff seemed more reasonable and friendly. When I asked if they served pizza, the maitre d seemed miffed and said that we could get pizza in the cafeteria and that he had just explained the nice special they had. We shared the artichoke dish which was good but the artichokes were canned not fresh. I had... More 

Thank Jo-Ann M
BoccaccioRisto, Manager at Boccaccio, responded to this review

Good afternoon Jo-Ann Thank you very much for your review. We at Boccaccio take pride in ensuring that all our clients have a memorable experience weather it be their first or repeat visit to us. We are sorry you did not have the same experience during your visit to our restaurant. Boccaccio Ristorante unfortunately does not serve pizza, however we... More 

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157 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2016

It was a nice place to have a working lunch, great customer service great food selection and wine choices were amazing, spacious and clean

Thank KittyToronto_Canada
Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2016

Boccaccio Ristorante is one of the lesser-known gems of authentic upscale Italian cuisine in Toronto,in part because of its slightly out-of-the-way location and lack of street frontage(it is located inside the Columbus Centre).But the quality of the food plus the ambiance and the service offer ample reward for the effort of finding it.Make sure you go on a night when... More 

Thank danjane19
Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2016

Had dinner at Boccaccio the other night with a friend. It was my first time at this restaurant and I chose it based on web reviews and the fact it was conveniently located for both my friend and I. While it was ok overall, I was hoping for a better experience. Firstly, the restaurant was virtually empty despite it being... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $30
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 901 Lawrence Ave W | Ontario, Toronto, Ontario M6A 1C3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > North York
  • Neighborhood: North York
  • Phone Number: +1 416-789-5555
Ristorante Boccaccio is tucked inside the Columbus Centre and has been for over 35 years. The difference now is that we're refreshed by a major renovation. Ristorante Boccaccio is a venerable place to visit for authentic Italian food. The authentic Italian menu is a reflection of+ Italian culture true to our Italian roots. The Italian wine list enhances the dining experience with an emphasis on affordable wine. We do private bookings on Sundays.

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North York
North York is one of Toronto's most culturally diverse neighborhoods. Home to a number of cultural events throughout the year that celebrate the city's varied ethnic communities, it's always worthwhile to see what's going on in the area. Its cross-section of inhabitants include students and long-time residents, giving North York an eclectic feeling of being both local and international. Extremely family-friendly, its rivers, arboretums, and parks cater to outdoor activities, while its historical villages paint Toronto's history in exciting shades. Bumper cars, mini golf, and inexpensive shopping also help cater to the inclusive family feel.
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