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LaVinia Restaurant
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Ranked #15 of 8,439 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Etobicoke
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“We keep going back!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2013 via mobile

Great food, great service! This may be the best Spanish food in the city. We've been there 3of 4 times and it is reliably excellent. Look for the rabbit stew if its on special. It's the best I've had! We will continue to go back.

Visited April 2013
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English first
Mississauga,Ontario Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Perfect dinner experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

We have to say this was our first visit to this new restaurant and will not be our last. The food was one of the best meals. The service was excellent. Just Go and enjoy!!!!!! Ask for Fernando...his skills as chef have outdone excellence! We had wonderful tapas...probably the best salads ever and if you love paella or veal medallions....then WOW!!!! We cant wait to go back...I know it is a relatively new restaurant...but soon there will be lines or reservations only....As I left I took at least 20 business cards to hand out...Fernando...get ready we will be sending anyone we know...but don't forget us when it gets to the popularity we know it will when more people find this little gem......Thank you for such a special anniversary dinner....Joe and Naysan Mississauga.

  • Visited April 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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86 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“excellent authentic Spanish out in Mimico”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013

Excellent Spanish resto. I mean really good. Greeting was terrific. We arrived without a reservation, although if I'm right you will need to make one soon. Shown a good table, resto was about 3/4 full.

We ordered tapas to start. An excellent ceviche of langoustine and scallops. Terrific jamon Iberico , two types. The most meltingly tender octopus with potatoes I have ever had, including Milos in Montreal. a real goos cod corquettes. the thre of us were full but just had to soldier on with a black risotto makde with squid ink, squid and scallops. Unbelievable. Desert was excellent as well, a mango cheescake, very light and a chocalte flan so dense it might be called a mousse.

The wine list is solid. Lots of very unique wines. Service is attentive without being cloying.

Fernando and Auxi opened this place four months ago. They import a lot of ingridients and use the best local product.

I highly recommend this place. we will be going back and soon.

  • Visited March 2013
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toronto
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158 reviews
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“Highly recommended, so far my favorite restaurant. Outstanding service.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013

Atmosphere is lovely, food is awesome, service is great, and Fernando make you feel like your house from the very first moment.
We been there so far 3 times in less that two weeks, from the wine to the dessert everything is great.
Absolutely truly Spanish food, Fernando "the Chef" come to your table to check that the food is what you are expecting for.
The price is right for the service and the quality that you get there,
I will recommend all the plates .. but the paella ... Delicious, the best one in Toronto.

  • Visited February 2013
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Toronto Canada
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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“A Gem in the hood”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2013

Though Lavinia has only been opened a few months we have been there several times. It is absolutely deelish. The menu is truly Spanish and the tapas change so you never get bored. Guess because the Chef, Fernando, is truly Spanish ! The service is great, it is not overpriced, atmosphere lovely, & the food is outstanding. Highly recommend a trip to Mimico to check it out.

  • Visited February 2013
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