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582 College St, Toronto, ON M6G 1B3
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open now 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

Methods of Payment:

  • American Express
  • Mastercard
  • Visa
  • Traveler's Cheque

Rates:

  • $11 to $25,
Bar Italia has been a part of the College Street scene since Toronto has been a part of the Little Italy scene and that's a very long time. Take a stroll through the neighbourhood and enjoy the sights and sounds of this iconic area. Dine in modern Italian style and enjoy a menu that's aged as well as a fine Barolo with perfect pasta dishes, great grilled items and to finish your dining experience sit back and enjoy a cappuccino with dessert. If you're out for the evening you may want to move upstairs after dinner and join the live music crowd on Fridays in the upstairs lounge. Buon Appetito! more...

Opening Hours

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Restaurant type

  • Resto-bar,

Cuisine type

  • Italian,

Dishes

  • Pizza,
  • Pasta,

Features

  • Restaurant with party services,
  • Restaurant with private rooms,
  • Restaurant with terrace,

Atmosphere

  • Casual,

Products and Services

  • Comfortable booth,
  • Event,
  • Live music,
  • Open late hour,

Languages Spoken

  • English,

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  • Food: 3.5/5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5/5
  • Service: 3.5/5
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Restaurantica12
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You can't go wrong with $6 Martinis and a quality band! The whole night started by fluke. We were hanging out, watching television, talking... and someone said "let's go out". So, we all kind of went with it. We left the house and took a walk, which was when we found 'Bar Italia'. Gotta love College st! We waited a while at the door, then again, they were very busy (packed actually). Our server was pleasant and relaxed amongst the chaos inside. During dinner, our friend who remembered 'Shugga', made a point about them and how amazing that band is. It was a Friday night (and only 10:20 by the time we finished our food), so we all decided we'd head upstairs after and watch them. I personally liked the crustini and the calamari most as I am a big fan of cheese and seafood. Most everything was pretty good, but my friends much liked the bruschetta more. We didn't have to ask for water, and the food came out fast (15 minutes) which was good. It had begun getting busy upstairs as people left the dining area downstairs. We weren't really able to find a proper table, so we stood around, but once we heard them we realized it was a good thing we didn't have a table. Our night finished late after a hearty, affordable meal, plenty of martini's and many songs later. Great night out we loved it!

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Restaurantica12
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It was sooooo generic!!!! There was nothing...

It was sooooo generic!!!! There was nothing special or unique on the menu, NOTHING that stands out or distinguishes it from other places in the area. Save yourself the time and go somewhere else.

Atmosphere: 3/5
Food: 3/5
Service: 3/5
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Restaurantica12
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What ever you do, don't order the days' special...

What ever you do, don't order the days' special. You'll be hungry afterwards. Not that the food wasn't great, but for the price you should be taking leftovers home and this was not the case. Dessert was awesome, everything is baked fresh daily it made the experience worthwhile. Make sure to bring hearing aids with you because once the place fills up, you won't be able to hear the person sitting beside you. The food was alright but not good enough to say that I would rush back.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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March 20, 2017

Excellent, as always. Somewhat expensive, but this is that which one should expect from a quality restaurant.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 8, 2017

We have been many times to the restaurant and wanted to try the Winterlicious menu. Everything was really excellent, especially the risotto! The service was excellent and definitely go again.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 6, 2017

Enjoyable dining experience.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

February 5, 2017

Waiter was very strange and awkward other than that the food was great!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 2/5

January 29, 2017

The minestrone soup was a disappointment and the rice seafood pilaf was a bit hum drum but everything else was really good.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

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Winterlicious 2017: $28 dinners

Winterlicious 2017: $28 dinners

Overlooking College Street, Bar Italia has long been an institution in Little Italy. The contemporary decor, intimate atmosphere and classic Italian dishes make this neighbourhood gem a favourite for both fine and casual Italian dining. On the Winterlicious menu you’ll find a roasted beet salad; risotto di mare with shrimp, bay scallops, mussels and calamari in a lobster broth; and a lemon and strawberry ricotta cake with raspberry coulis.

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Winterlicious 2017: $18 lunches

Winterlicious 2017: $18 lunches

Overlooking College Street, Bar Italia has long been an institution in Little Italy. The contemporary decor, intimate atmosphere, and classic Italian dishes make this neighbourhood gem a favourite for both fine and casual Italian dining. This Winterlicious, enjoy Italian dishes like polenta grigliata, minestrone, penne pomodoro, homemade veal meatballs on a sourdough baguette, and tiramisu.

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