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“Excellent Food and Great Service”
Review of Bravi Ristorante

Bravi Ristorante
Ranked #868 of 9,303 Restaurants in Toronto
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Yonge Street
Transit: Steps from both King Street and Union Station subway stops
Reviewed January 29, 2012

Bravi has become over the years a reliable and trusted restaurant in Toronto. We usually go there before the theatre so we appreciate service that is efficient, helpful and insightful. However, the food is the real draw. Last night our party started with calamari, the romaine salad and the special soup- made even more "special" by limiting-by request- one of the elements. My husband reported that sopa di pesci to be delicious. The romaine salad with sun-dried tomatoes had the right amount of dressing so that it was not overwhelmed by too much dressing- a problem in most restaurants. If the appetizers were very good, the mains were outstanding. I ordered the risotto with duck and sour cherries, one element of the several well chosen ingredients to bring together the rice and duck among the many.The broth was exquisite and the tastes of each ingredient were recognizable, exploding with flavour yet adding to the overall taste of a well prepared risotto. The duck had been prepared separately so there were several individual pieces that again melded into the taste. I ate very slowly to savour each bite. I noted there was another risotto with sausage and again an interesting blend of ingredients that would set off the dish. At the table two others ordered frutti di mare that consisted of scallops and shrimp. Again, it was pronounced excellent. The fourth of our group ordered the special which was a pheasant. And yet again, the entree looked and tasted as if it had been carefully created by a thoughtful chef who knew how to complement the look with a great taste. A lovely gelato with aged balsamic vinegar completed a great meal. we did not have to ask repeatedly for the bill and there was no rush for the theatre. We really enjoyed our meal and look forward to an opportunity to return. We highly recommend Bravi.

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Reviewed January 13, 2012

We bought a dinner for 2 on travelzoo - amazing food and really good service. Would highly recommend trying this restaurant.

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Reviewed November 28, 2011

They did an amazing job!! We had about 55 people for our rehearsal dinner and had the restaurant privately. It was as good or better than our wedding! They were so easy to deal with- it was a pleasure- we told them what we wanted and they just made it happen! On the day of, they were prepared, the restaurant looked beautiful, they got everything right. We did a choice menu with appetizer, entree and dessert and they were organized and had it timed well. The food came out hot, well presented, good portions and was very good quality. I can not say enough good things about them, we had a fantastic experience and would highly recommend them.

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Reviewed November 13, 2011

I went to Bravi for the first time with 4 other friends and I would never go back. Our waiter was so obnoxious and rude, making rude remarks all night. first course was good, second course was not. 3 of the 5 people on the table complained that the food was too salty to the waiter and he looked at us and said "oh thanks for letting us know" and walked away. We ordered dessert, not bad. paid for our bill and the waiter came back to question us why we only left a $20 tip, what we thought was pretty generous for the way he treated us all night. We complained to the manager about our rude waiter and he said he was sorry we had a bad experience and that was it.

I would not go back to this place if they paid me. Rude snobby waiter and the food was way overpriced for what we were getting.

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2  Thank Cath155019
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Reviewed November 12, 2011

I went with work colleagues which was nice but the setting seemed more appropriate for a date. It's convenient to Bay Street which is nice. I had the butternut squash ravioli with a balsamic vinegar touch and it was lovely

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