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“Stellar!”
Review of ORO Restaurant

ORO Restaurant
Ranked #59 of 8,648 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $16 - $32
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Bay Street
Transit: ORO is located just north of Dundas station on the Yonge subway line.
Description: Each day ORO's creative team pushes the boundaries of the culinary imagination with appetizers, entrees and desserts prepared neo-Italian style but subtly accented with hints from around the world. Add to this an award-winning wine list and it's no surprise ORO was selected one of Canada's Top 10 Restaurants by the Globe and Mail soon after its 1997 opening. Private rooms available for meeting/special occasions.
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Stellar!”
Reviewed July 9, 2014

Came here with some friends because we heard it was awesome. And it was!
Our server Ali asked what kind of food we liked and made recommendations based on
that.
We decided to go with his choices because he seemed so confident that he would
please us. Well, he did that and more.
Ali was also so enthusiastic about the local produce used in their foods and took
the time to explain to us what was in season. He also gave us local wine suggestions
too which tasted great with our food. Everything was cooked like you would expect
from a 5 star restaurant.
The owner Connie came down and met with us we felt like we were VIP guests. This is
a high ranked restaurant and it's nice to see owners come out to meet with you and
make sure your experience is to your liking. You don't see this anymore in Toronto.
We plan to come back and tell others.
Stellar experience!

  • Visited July 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best choice”
Reviewed July 9, 2014

My girl friend and me really like the food here, and we have great anniversary here. Our waiter Ali is a very friendly guy, the suggestion of the food and red wine from him are both really nice. We have really good night!!

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Tianhan Q
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Fantastic!!!”
Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

We came here based on the great reviews on tripadvisor and they exceeded our highest expectations!
Our server was Ali and when we told him we had a hard time deciding and wanted a bit of everything - he actually arranged a 4 course meal for us which was exactly that!
First of all - the quality of their food was impeccable. Everything cooked to perfection taking care to source from local ingredients in season.
He also made fantastic wine suggestions featuring local wines we wouldn't have ordered ourselves.
Everything from the service, decor, silverware, bread, olive oil, food was perfect.
We even expected the bill to be higher than it was given the way we were spoiled with our feast.
This place would be top of our list for recommendations!
I only wished we had leftovers. We practically licked our plates clean.

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2 Thank NOTL1973
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Toronto, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Fabulous food and outstanding service”
Reviewed July 6, 2014

We had dinner here and it was wonderful. The service by our waiter Ali could not have been better. My husband is not a fan of pasta, which was the side for the roasted chicken, so the waiter told him they could replace it with potatos, mushrooms and asparagus. He loved it. I wanted a pasta carbonara, which was not on the menu, but when I mentionned that it was my favorite, the waiter said that was not a problem, they could do it for me, and they did. It was delicious. Everything is freshly made and it shows. The portions are perfectly sized, although we did not have appetizers. The wine selection is quite extensive, broken down by regions in Italy. There is something about the decor that reminded me of when we were in Rome last year, with the gentle sound of opera in the background. The tables are very well spaced to allow conversation without any background noise. We will most definitely go back.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank BandDW
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Markham, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Impeccable Service and Food...Memorable Date Night!”
Reviewed July 1, 2014

We celebrated our 25th Wedding Anniversary at Oro. From the minute we came in, to the time we left, everything was perfection. Ali our waiter, was so very attentive to our needs and provided suggestions. The cocktails, wine, dinner, dessert and then the Italian Dessert Wine!!! Our time there was memorable and will definitely recommend this restaurant to all. Service, Food was incredible, ambiance...Five Star! Highly recommend.

  • Visited June 2014
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