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50 Prince Edward Island, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3
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Rates:

  • $11 To $25,

Opening Hours *Holiday hours

Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

Restaurant type

  • Fine Dining,

Cuisine type

  • Italian,

Dishes

  • Seafood,
  • Lamb,
  • Salad,
  • Pasta,
  • Pizza,
  • Dessert,

Features

  • Wheelchair-accessible Restaurant,
  • Restaurant With Terrace,
  • Waterfront Restaurant,
  • Restaurant With Wifi Internet,
  • Restaurant With Parking,
  • Restaurant With Private Rooms,

Atmosphere

  • Casual,

Languages Spoken

  • English,

Ratings & Reviews - Acqua Dolce Resto Venue

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  • Atmosphere: 5/5
  • Food: 4.7/5
  • Service: 4.7/5
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dregina849427
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Last evening Acqua Dolce 5 gal cousins out for dinner. It was a fabulous, fun event!! From the time we walked into the restaurant we were greeted with the warmest welcome..AND A RED PIANO! Loved the atmosphere. Chef Amelia Monteleone gave us a detailed description of menu selections. We chose based on her advice..polenta fries gnocchi black cod..beef tenderloin DELICIOUS! She and her team went out of their way for us. The midas touch when it comes to PARAMOUNT CUSTOMER SERVICE. WE WILL BE BACK

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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Well don't let the outside fool you, what a GEM......

Well don't let the outside fool you, what a GEM. We had a great time, The staff was100% from the time we entered until our last good bye. The Food was mouth watering, the Dolce de leche Creme brulee words can't discribe. This Restaurant is a must!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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As we 1st walked into the restaurant, my group...

As we 1st walked into the restaurant, my group was very well greeted by the General Manager. We were seated in a booth over looking Lake Ontario. "WOW", it was an truly an amazing few. Nothing beats having dinner and watch the Airplanes landing onto Toronto Island with the sun-setting as the back drop. The GM came over to settle us into the restaurant offering us some apéritif before taking our food orders. She tempted us with the great options for our meals & we heed her advices. Soon after our orders, the server brought us our bread. Most restaurants you'll get some kind of bread and Oil but at Gossip, we got a trio of breads and trio of dips. Our apps came shortly after and the mains after the apps. Food was great, very good value for the buck. Service overall was amazing ! It's a hidden gem tucked away at the CNE grounds. We'll be sure to visit again when we are in town.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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December 16, 2018

The service was good, but the place was freezing and the pizza too oily

Ambiance: 2/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 5/5

November 25, 2018

The gnocchi, calamari and pasta was fantastic. This is an awesome restaurant and the pasta sauce was incredible.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 22, 2018

Made a reservation in advance and confirmed business hours twice as we were travelling from out of town. Arrived to find the restaurant closed even though the sign on the door also stated it should be open.

Ambiance: 1/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 1/5

November 9, 2018

This was our first time to Acqua Dolce. Couldn't have asked for much more. Food was great - service was outstanding. We will be back!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

November 4, 2018

Our server was very nice and knowledgeable but the food was expensive and my steak was quite blah.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 4/5

October 6, 2018

Very limited menu, and not what was advertised. Only 2 wine choices. Black cod was delicious. Poor value.

Ambiance: 2/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

October 1, 2018

Meatballs tasted like home cooking! So good. Service was excellent, had lots of fun and laughter with the staff. Nice meal .

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

September 15, 2018

Service was fantastic!! Irina was just lovely and made our evening!! We would return just for her. The restaurant setting is very nice. Suggestions for improvement: pizza was cold, bar was poorly stocked (no bourbon, no sambucca, only one type of wine, no espresso). Also the music was obviously a free playlist because it was periodically interrupted with loud advertisements.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 5/5

September 1, 2018

Wonderful appetizers, enjoyed our break fro the CNE crowds immensely!

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

August 23, 2018

A lovely quiet place during the madness of the CNE. Great decor and views of lake. Our server, Nita, was excellent! We loved the apple, fennel salad. The pizza was OK, not enough on it, gnocchi was good. Chef came out to answer a question and she was delightful. Overall a very good experience.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

August 17, 2018

The service and food were both great! Friendly staff. There are only 2 choices for wine but both the white and red were good. The location was great for dinner before a show at the Budweiser stage. We will definitely return.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 14, 2018

Had a reservation for a Saturday night and when we got there found out a private party was going on but we could still eat there. Weren’t allowed to sit on the patio. Lots of noise and kids running around. They could have called and let us know the situation. Food great but would not return. Also, it’s Italian restaurant with pasta on the menu but they didn’t have any because of the private party.

Ambiance: 2/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

August 11, 2018

Hidden gem with great Italian food. Wished they had Prosecco a wine list. Staff is so friendly and welcoming.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 21, 2018

An absolutely FANTASTIC evening. From the time we entered this uniquely lovely restaurant, it's beautiful RED piano, we KNEW we had selected very well. Being on the CNE grounds with a view of the lake, an added bonus. Executive Chef Amelia and her TEAM, Customer Service at it's finest. They all had a key role to play in making this evening memorable. The meal selections,we thought who best to choose for us...none other than Executive Chef AMELIA. EXCELLENT!! Appetizers..polenta fries/apple fennel salad..mains black cod, gnocchi, beef tenderloin. Everything was DELICIOUS!!! Cheers to Acqua Dolce, Amelia and her team. We will be back!!!!!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 15, 2018

Very friendly staff, and exceptional service from the owner who catered to my food allergies and picky friends. Overall, very enjoyable and we all agreed we would come again. We tried many items, suggested by the owner, and it’s was all delicious, fresh, and authentic Italian taste!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 9, 2018

Fantastic experience on all levels: great atmosphere with gorgeous garden and lake view, welcoming and accommodating staff, fresh and tasty food and above all, spirited and friendly owner and chef! Thank you!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 6, 2018

Absolutely loved everything about this restaurant from the moment we walked in till the moment we left! Service was over the top, and so was the food! Would recommend Acqua Dolce to anyone going to the CNE or Ontario Place area

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 4, 2018

The staff here are amazing, going above and beyond the service levels of many restaurants I have visited in the city. Everyone in our group totally enjoyed the experience and food at Acqua Dolce.Will be back soon!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 2, 2018

We dined prior a concert for one of our party’s birthday. The food was excellent but a little pricey for the portion size. Our waitress was obviously new and confused easily, the decor was a little tired and it felt more like a banquet venue then a restaurant. But the most impressive thing was when the chef came out with proseco to celebrate the birthday with us & we all toasted the birthday girl - that was a really nice touch!

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 3/5

June 30, 2018

Love everything about this restaurant.. Would definitely go back. We had dinner inside the restaurant and then moved ion to the patio where we had desert while overlooking the rose garden and lake..

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 1, 2018

First visit to Acqua Dolce with a group of friends. Very impressed with everything.....food was unique and delicious, service excellent, and the surroundings are amazing, beautiful view. Congrats Amelia on creating a wonderful experience for anyone to come and enjoy!! Janet

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 24, 2018

ARE YOU KIDDING ME! From the menu on their website and the printed version provided, there was only about 1/3 of the items! When we asked they said they are only open 3 days a week - we got up and left “a very empty restaurant”! DON’T WASTE YOUR TIME PEOPLE”

Ambiance: 1/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 1/5

June 18, 2018

Loved our meal (our two apps were very good, boarding on excellent and the entrees were good). The service was poor to be fair: slow and incorrect orders were originally brought by our server (she was new and somewhat out of her comfort zone). Senior staff at the restaurant corrected the issue and then check on us numerous times during our meal (nice recovery from my perspective). The location was idea as the restaurant is within walking distance to both Budweiser Stage and Queen Elisabeth Theatre (we were going to Budweiser Stage, long walk after dinner to get to the show). My wife and I are willing to give this restaurant a second chance, the redeeming feature was the quality of food and senior staffs reaction to our issues.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 3/5

June 16, 2018

We really enjoyed our dinner there before the Robert Plant and Sheryl Crow Concert. We will return next summer concert or event. Great relaxing and scenic spot with very authentic Italian food. Not a very wide choice with the menu but what they do offer, they do very well! :-)

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 16, 2018

Amazing pizza , beautiful dinner with my daughter before a concert . Great birthday gift

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 16, 2018

Excellent food. Amazing ambience. Only issue was wait staff seemed confused and meal entrees took one hour. Manager intervened and resolved matter. We will be back

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 3/5

June 17, 2018

The restaurant was practically empty on a Thursday evening in June. Sitting by the window, we had a lovely view of the lake, the passing sailboats and the people biking along the Martin Goodman Trail ar strolling through the CNE grounds. The service was friendly, but rather than menus, we were given single sheets with the dishes listed on them. However, the listings were different on the two sheets. And when we asked for a wine list, we were told there was none, only a house red or white. Our waitress seemed surprised when we asked for a full bottle. We shared a calamari appetizer and a salad and both had the tenderloin for our main course. All the food was well prepared and presented and delicious. The sorbet and ice cream desserts were also very good. We weren't offered coffee with our dessert, perhaps because by 8:30 we were the last ones in the restaurant and they locked the door behind us as we left.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

April 21, 2018

We had the best birthday celebration ever. Chef Amelia and her Team made this a spectacular celebration for us. Acqua Dolce is a hidden gem. The food is incredible. The service level is fantastic. Couldn’t be happier!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 20, 2018

Food good, service very slow. We were only ones in place. 1 1hr Seemed forever

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 1/5

April 2, 2018

Thanks for the great night out! We had good meal and enjoyed an amazing lake view. The location could not be better. My image of Exhibition Place is a string of cheap and not always clean, overcrowded fast food places. What a nice surprise! This one was tastefully decorated inside and outside. The service was friendly. Timing was good too - we were not rushed but did not wait for our meals too long. My only suggestion is to add more wine selection as only two wines were available - red and white and they were overpriced ($45 for bottle of very basic house wine). I would also suggest nice folders for the menu.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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