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1060 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, ON M6C 2C5
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Methods of Payment:

  • American Express
  • Interac
  • Mastercard
  • Visa

Rates:

  • $11 to $25,
Welcome to Il Mulino Italian Restaurant. Come enjoy authentic Italian and continental cuisine in an elegant and relaxing atmosphere. Our certified sommelier can assist you in choosing the ideal wine to complement your dinner. Their chefs are some of Toronto's finest and their traditional Italian dishes are second to none! more...

Opening Hours

Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Sunday - Private Functions

Restaurant type

  • Casual Fine Dining,

Cuisine type

  • Italian,
  • Mediterranean,

Dishes

  • Pasta,
  • Pizza,

Features

  • Group reservation,
  • Extensive wine list,
  • Take-out,
  • Alcohol served,
  • Online menu,
  • Restaurant with delivery services,

Atmosphere

  • Business,
  • Casual,
  • Romantic,
  • Trendy,
  • Intimate,
  • Upscale,

Book Your Private Function

  • Bar Mitzvah,
  • Bat Mitzvah,
  • First Communion,
  • Anniversaries,
  • Birthdays,
  • Wedding Receptions,
    • Business Meetings,
  • more...
  • less...

Products and Services

  • Organic food,
  • Fresh market,
  • Daily special,

Languages Spoken

  • English,

Getting There

  • Between Bathurst & The Allen Road,
  • On the North side of Eglinton Avenue West,

Meet the owner

Oscar Valverde is most comfortable at work, and it’s no wonder. The owner of the upscale Il Mulino Restaurant has been in the dining industry since 1979. Tucked into the north side of the Eglinton West strip in Forest Hill, the classic Italian hot spot is his home away from home.

After emigrating from Peru to Montreal to Chicago, Oscar landed in Toronto at age 18 and found work as a busboy at Bangkok Garden. Oscar quickly rose through the restaurant ranks. “Three months after being hired, I became waiter, and six months later, I was supervisor. A year after that, I was manager,” he recalls of his start in the biz.

Next came a string of fine dining stints over Toronto — Centro’s, Splendido, Aqua, Mistura and Sotto Sotto — where he worked alongside top chefs and restaurateurs such as Massimo Capra and Franco Prevedello.

The lessons he learned through each experience were invaluable when he bought Il Mulino in 2008 after falling for the high arched ceilings, fantastic food and upscale vibe. “Working alongside restaurant icons taught me the golden rule of fine dining,” Oscar says. And what is that? “The customer is king. Always.”

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  • Food: 5/5
  • Atmosphere: 5/5
  • Service: 5/5
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nehaquinn
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This is absolutel...

This is absolutely the best restaurant in Toronto. It is not as expensive as many believe, and the view is great! Service - impeccable. Good food.

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ypggal18
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Italian Excellence

Mother's Day dinner. Food was spectacular, service fabulous. What a beautiful evening for a special occasion. Amazing wine list, delicious food & totally personalized service. Lovely!

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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Need to fix the type of cusine on here...its not...

Need to fix the type of cusine on here...its not japanese. Should be changed to Italian/Spanish/etc. Youll probably drive right by it if you dont know where to look for it, but well worth the stop. Its on the pricey side but if your ready to pay the money, its a great spot to drop the dough. The waiters were all very genuine and personable. Good grappa too!

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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It was a rare treat to get such good and...

It was a rare treat to get such good and attentive service here in toronto. The food was awsome, and we plan to return... Often!

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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One of my favourite restaurants in Toronto...

One of my favourite restaurants in Toronto! Amazing Gnocci

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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You have to go to this place - run by a small...

You have to go to this place - run by a small family, great food, great feeling, overal great experience.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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February 15, 2017

Always good food and an enjoyable evening. Staff was very accommodating

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 12, 2017

The food is close to perfect, the service is wonderful, but the acoustics are terrible -- the walls and ceiling bounce the sounds around, rather than absorbing, so it gets noisy very quickly.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 25, 2016

Amazing experience! Visited here with my boyfriend on Xmas Eve! We are from NY and staff was lovely and food was amazing... He is still mentioning Il Mulino today lol!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 1, 2016

The service was excellent and most accommodating. The wine was also good. I enjoyed the fish. It was done just right- flaky and tasteful. There could have been a little less olive oil.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

November 19, 2016

We really enjoyed the personalized service. The presentation of the meal matched our expectations. Definitely recommend going here and yes, we will come back soon.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 4, 2016

Exellent service. Had a wonderful time and the meals were exellent.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 11, 2016

Service was very slow. They claimed it was because of Tiff so they were short on waiters. Food was good just took a long time to come. They were apologetic and offered us gratis drinks after dinner. Will go back to try again as it is one of my favorite special occasion restaurants.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

September 9, 2016

We had a lovely time celebrating my friend's birthday. Food was delicious, service was great!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 21, 2016

One of the best meals I have had in a while. Service was phenomenal!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 12, 2016

I had the feeling that the server was trying to turn the table in under one hour. The wine was poured very quickly. There were just four of us and one person had to wait a long time for his dinner. The restaurant wasn't all that busy so I don't understand this. The food, once all four of us had received it, was very good. I am not too enthusiastic about returning.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 3/5

June 5, 2016

Sid was absolutely accommodating! We had an AMAZING experience and the food was fresh and delicious! All of the staff went above and beyond for us, as we were visiting from the US. Totally recommended and definitely our favorite experience at a restaurant in Toronto.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 3, 2016

The waiter didn't give us a lot of attention and the sauce and presentation of my wife's main dish was not as good compared to 3 years ago.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 3/5

April 3, 2016

Always delicious

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 4, 2016

Always great. Jay

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 27, 2016

The service was not impress at all. Food are So slow, the waiter is so rushy . Our glasses were empty more than 20 mins and we need to ask for water. Take them another 10 mins to get the water filled . We ordered the dessert when we order the food and at the end the waiter told us the cook miscalculated the number of the Creme brûlée. Very disappointed , not impress at all. Not recommended . No wonder they need to change ownership. Good luck to the new owner

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 1/5

March 23, 2016

Food is excellent. Service is second to none.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 14, 2016

The restaurant was everything we thought from an ambiance POV. (Although the construction on Eg @ Allen was a little daunting) The service from Victor was outstanding!! The food though was a disappointment. I had Veal Parm, and although the portion size was great, the sauce was uninspired to say the least. My date had the Seafood Pasta and was equally disappointed. A positive dining experience overall, but food quality lower than we expected.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 5/5

March 7, 2016

It is always a pleasure to dine at this restaurant. A true gem.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 4, 2016

Our waiter Victor was amazing!!! He engaged us in conversation he made us laugh and we really enjoyed his company! I will return only if he is our waiter!! The food was ok a little overpriced but overall Victor made the evening probably one of the most enjoyable I have had in a long time!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 5/5

February 15, 2016

We were looking for a new Italian restaurant to go to after our favourite one closed, and I feel we have found it! They were well organized, taking care of everyone attending for Valentine's Day. Everything was delicious and they made my Manhattan perfectly. The waiter bringing the bread did give us more bread while we were waiting for dessert, but given that it was busy, can't fault him for it. We will definitely be back.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

February 15, 2016

Gnocchi was amazing! Extensive wine list. Lovely atmosphere and ambiance. Drake was right.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 16, 2016

Loved the owner and the vibe! Honestly, I have become a loyal customer after my first visit. My girlfriend and I enjoyed our time.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 13, 2016

I love this place. Been there a few times. Our waiter was great. Right out of a Sopranos episode. I highly recommend this place.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 13, 2016

Appreciated the fact that the music was not too loud, and quite pleasant - many restaurants destroy the dining atmosphere with loud contemporary music that really belongs in a bar. Thanks for keeping it enjoyable!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 11, 2016

Went for the winterlicious menu. Everything tasted amazing. The restaurant is small but it has a very nice, cozy atmosphere. First time here and won't be the last

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 8, 2016

Winterlicious Menu. My boyfriend and I have walked passed this restaurant many times, always saying we have to try someday. Winterlicious gave us the opportunity we've been putting off. Food was delicious, and we had a bottle of red from our favourite winery (not many places tend to carry, so what a treat). Was a bit loud, lots of people will do that. Service was exceptional, multiple servers stopping by to make sure our glasses were full and we were satisfied. Would definitely go back to try their normal menu on a normal night.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 7, 2016

The service was excellent but unobtrusive. Both meals were very good. The ambiance was perfect for a romantic dinner!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 6, 2016

I liked the design, and the fact that place is spacious and not noisy. The service was good, but a few times they took my plates before I actually finished. The food was very average. It wasn't bad, but nothing extraordinary. The fish was soggy and the tiramisu was dry.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 5/5

January 31, 2016

It was my first dining experience at Il Mulino and with Winterlicious I thought I would try it since I have only heard good things about this restaurant. I would like to start off by saying that the food was absolutely delicious! However, my experience as a whole was disappointing due to the service received. From the name on the receipt, Fernando, our server took our order shortly after we were seated and never returned to check up on us. Upon finishing our meal, he returned to stand right beside our table while processing the payment of another table's bill on the direct payment machine. He then followed to hand me the bill and had the audacity to say a gratuity of 20% was included. I thought it was extremely rude of him to stand by our table while he was completing a transaction and the fact that gratuity was included is UNHEARD of unless dining with the occasional large party of 6+. I understand that it must be a busy night due to Winterlicious , but I felt Fernando did not bother building rapport with our table since he knew he was going to make his 20% tip. I have been to countless restaurants in Toronto ranging from Jacobs to McDonald's for years, and I have never been so disappointed by the service especially from such a upscale restaurant such as Il Mulino.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 1/5

January 31, 2016

I was rather disappointed in the service that was provided for my reservation of 11. From the way the owner treated us from the moment we walked in to the end of the night was despicable. Considering the fact that we spent over $600, this service was was disgusting. Our food took about a hour and a half to come and many of my guests were dissatisfied with their food however, many did not want to wait for another meal so they just ate what they were given. I have never gone to a restaurant for my birthday and felt as though we were not welcomed. Considering, I'm quite the foodie for fine dining, this was definitely a horrible experience and I will never eat at this establishment again.

Ambiance: 2/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 1/5

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Summerlicious returns to Toronto July 8, running its smorgasbord of food-loving fun until July 24. If there's a restaurant you've had your eye on, this is the opportunity to give it a try. Restaurants tout three-course dinner in various price brackets for the two weeks of the festival. Here are the $48 spots! [Feature image: America; courtesy of the City of Toronto]

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