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“Wonderful food, impeccable service”
Review of Splendido Bar & Grill - CLOSED

Splendido Bar & Grill
Price range: $81 - $162
Cuisines: Contemporary, Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Spadina
Transit: Bloor and Spadina
Description: With over 20 years of storied culinary history, it is no coincidence that Splendido is consistently ranked as one of Toronto's most sought-after dining destinations. Under the guidance of owner Chef Victor Barry, Splendido strives to provide our guests with an imaginative dining experience. We encourage our guests to place their trust in our creative kitchen brigade and polished service team for a superior gastronomic adventure. Expecting to see you soon.
Reviewed April 15, 2013

Our first visit to Splendido--thanks to a gift card--was extraordianry. A beautful, modern but warm space that could easily have been in New York. Food was excellent--pork belly salad pretty much perfect for example--drinks are amazing--wine, eevrything perfect. But what sets it apart is the warm and INFORMED service--they know their stuff--and tha tmakes for an amazing dining experience. Saw the private dining room downstairs--very beautiful too. No valet--and limited street parking--so take a cab or town car!

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Reviewed March 3, 2013

Romantic setting. The food was good, not great. The specialty drinks are delicious and creative. All of the waiters are polished, preppy boys...great uniforms and cute. They are friendly and try very hard to be professional & not smile too much. I wish these places that try so hard to be cool would teach their staff to have a bit of charm and personality. Everyone seems to try too hard to convey a persona or image thats just not real. It's one of those places where all of the staff seem to obviously be trained to behave a certain way, but it comes across phoney. Overall the food was decent, however it is overpriced. The restaurant and ambiance are nice. I'd give it a 6/10.

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Thank M M
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

As we only met once a year to catch up on lives happenings, we always try to chose a place a which will provide great ambience and a great meal. Splendido delivered both. Beautifully lite this place would be very romantic and impressive for a first date. When our server mentioned the risotto could come as an appetizer I jumped at the choice, wow glad I did it brought memories of Tuscany it was that delicious. My husband and I enjoyed the share sirlion plater, presentation and flavour was amazing. If driving to this restaurant best to enjoy the valet parking as limited street parking in the area makes fee the more economical option. Ladies be warned, restrooms located down a flight of stairs. Drinks are created in house, I tried the "all inclusive" it was amazing. Only down side is the two hour table maximum but I guess others need to experience and enjoy this restaurant too..

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Thank Here4aGoodtime
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Reviewed January 16, 2013

Been wanting to try this resto for years finally did and we should have gone before, great dining experience,pricey but well worth it
Heather is a wine rock star in the making, made the night most enjoyable for us 6 1/12/13

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Reviewed December 30, 2012

I have been to Splendido many times over the years. It is always consistent and over the top. At my last event at Splendido, we had a truffle tasting menu that was specifically paired with the wines we brought. The flavours were fantastic. The highlight was the pasta with truffle shaving. Splendido continues to outperform its competition. Carlo is very accommodating with those who bring their cellared wines. The chef visited our table a couple of times to check on his take with pairings of Super Tuscan and Bordeaux wines we had selected for our ultimate dining experience. Well worth the cost, do not hesitate, simply go for the truffle tasting menu every fall.

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