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25 Bellair St, Toronto, ON M5R 3L3
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Rates:

  • $26 To $60 ($$$),
  • $26 To $60,
This elegant Yorkville original is home to true Italian cuisine made from the fresh ingredients. Executive Chef Felice Vacca liberally applies the lessons he learned in his upbringing on his grandparents' farm in Rome in this handsome restaurant, where the component parts of every tasty dish are purchased daily. Nothing is precooked at this neighbourhood darling, and all of the menu's options can be prepared according to personal preference. Whether in the warm, romance-inspiring dining room or on the pretty outdoor patio, service here is uniformly excellent. Vaticano also showcases a separate section with a full bar that seats up to 15 ppl featuring quality espresso, wines by the glass, beer on tap and four flat screen televisons to enjoy sporting events such as daily hockey or soccer games. Look for the charming photos of Felice and visiting celebrities that line the wall. more...

Opening Hours

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Restaurant type

  • Fine Dining,

Cuisine type

  • Italian,

Dishes

  • Antipasti,
  • Insalate,
  • Zuppe,
  • Seafood,
  • Pasta,
  • Pizza,

Features

  • Patio,
  • Restaurant With Terrace,
  • Restaurant With Catering Services,

Atmosphere

  • Upscale,
  • Casual,

Products and Services

  • Celebrity Spot,
  • Award Win,

Languages Spoken

  • English,

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  • Atmosphere: 4/5
  • Food: 4/5
  • Service: 4/5
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Kevin L
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Great food!.. Great service!.. Great atmosphere

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Restaurantica12
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It was ok

Not a bad experience at all, decent food, good service. My main knock on the place is that in the summer you can not enjoy the sun at Yorkvile as Vaticano has no patio and it is some steps down the street level.

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Restaurantica12
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dinner at Vaticano

went there for the first time last week with a group of friends. Beautiful atmosphere and lovely italian music in the background. THe food is very delicious and nice and fresh. we visit again

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Restaurantica12
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Great food and great ambience. Would definitely...

Great food and great ambience. Would definitely go back.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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July 18, 2016

Came for Summerlicious menu and all our orders were absolutely delicious and the service was excellent. Will definitely return again.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 22, 2016

Amazing service!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 22, 2016

We had a very enjoyable evening. The initial service/contact was slow but after that everything was very nice.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

February 16, 2016

We had a beautiful time at the restaurant on Valentine's Day. If we had any complaints it was that we wished the bread was warmed up before being brought out. Also, I ordered the 4 cheese gnocchi and it was so delicious but wished there was a bit more on the plate given it's $23 price. Otherwise we had a lovely time and look forward to coming back sometime. Thank you!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 14, 2016

Food was terrible and bread tasted stale as well Restuarant looked run down

Ambiance: 1/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 4/5

February 11, 2016

Wonderful dinner for Winterlicious 2016! Service and food were great!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 8, 2016

The appetizers (an intense spinach soup, mussels in a tasty tomato sauce, and a large, ultra-fresh salad) were all worth 5 stars, as were two of the three desserts (panna cotta and berry cheesecake), and the coffee (both regular and decaf). The let-down was the "calf" liver ordered by two of us: while the servings were generous, the liver was thickly sliced and mostly tough, which was disappointing. The veal tenderloin was good, as were the vegetables and sauces with both mains. The cookies we rated ho-hum might well be enjoyed more by others. Service was pleasant and competent. We were grateful to have been the first party to arrive, because as the restaurant filled up, the noise level became hard to take. On the other hand, it was evidence that people were having a good time!

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

February 7, 2016

We were seated in the bar area for dinner since our table which was reserved for us was not ready when we arrived. We choose to remain there just because it was easier not to move. We hadn't realized it was an area used for children, apparently belonging to staff to hang around in. Our food took 45 min to an hour to arrive. There was no one available to replenish our water. Wine was poured generously before our meal arriving. What really changed the tone of the dinner experience was when I observed a waiter blowing his nose with a large napkin and then continue with his work of touching glasses and plates and cutting bread without washing his hands! We certainly won't be returning and felt it important to write this review as well as alerting friends and family to our experience.

Ambiance: 2/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 2/5

January 21, 2016

Had a great evening, excellent service and food. We will be back!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 4, 2016

Beautiful restaurant. Beautiful food. Felice's passion for food comes through brilliantly. Authentic wholesome cooking. Thank you.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 1, 2016

Went for New Years Eve. We booked a reservation online and when we showed up they had no record of it. They were apologetic and very accommodating. The service was prompt and attentive. The food was delicious. Spaghetti carbonara was homemade and wonderful. It was a great night!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 14, 2015

Simply the best

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 4, 2015

Fabulous dinner and service. We'll be back!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 2, 2015

Always have great service and a delicious meal here.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 17, 2015

AMAZING!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 11, 2015

Everyone is so amazing and professional ? Food is excellent

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 28, 2015

Went back for the testy Sardines, which were in the Summerlicious Starters menu.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 3/5

July 25, 2015

Amazing service, was so happy to have a chance to dine at this restaurant. Great summerlicious menu! Very intimate and private atmosphere for a couple.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 25, 2015

This was our second visit and we were very pleased both times! This was the first year that we tried Summerlicious and the service at Vaticano was superb. The menu was very attractive and the food delicious. We will be back to enjoy Vaticano with their regular menu.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 22, 2015

Very disappointed in the service and quality of food. Waiter not knowledgeable. And slow. I had to pour my own wine. Hardly anyone was there.

Ambiance: 2/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 2/5

July 22, 2015

I had 3 courses lunch here and had to finished it quick. I know it was a chanllenge, however, the waitor was very corporated and helpful. He managed to get our meal very quick. So the service was excellent. For the food, the portion is really good. I like it how it has the combination of veggie, potatoes and steak. However, I ordered a medium rare steak, it came with a well done which I didn't really enjoy my main course. I would only give 2 stars for the food if there weren't appetizer and desert.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 5/5

July 19, 2015

The food was fine, but nothing special. They had the restaurant open to the outside even though it was the hottest day of the year so far. It was quite uncomfortable. The poor waiter was sweating buckets. The red wine was served at room temperature, which meant it was much too warm!

Ambiance: 2/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 5/5

July 14, 2015

Had sardine for appetizer. But I am really sure the fish was not fresh... I asked about the server, but he refused to admit it... Because all the fish came from one batch, but apparently chef didn't check the fish at all before cooking them. Instead of arguing with him in front of my friend, I decide to just finish my lunch and leave. I had dinner at Vaticano a while ago, it was really good. Not sure what's going on now...

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 3/5

July 13, 2015

Impeccable late night dinner service, food, and ambiance!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 12, 2015

Came for Summerlicious and everything was great! No complaints.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 12, 2015

Was there for Summerlicious. I ordered the rib eye steak. This was overcooked... I had asked for medium ... it was almost well done... minimal truffle flavour...the vegetables were lacking in taste and poorly cooked and the desserts for myself and my friend were horrible... we didn't finish either of them. Overall not worth the money and I will not be coming back.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 3/5

July 10, 2015

My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. The food was excellent as was the service. We will definitely be making a return visit.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 6, 2015

A very enjoyable evening. Great food, great table and great service. We were there on a Saturday night at 6pm. We were fortunate to ge tone of the table that seems half in the restaurant and half on the "patio". Thew service was top notich, with the full team providing an excellent dining experience.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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