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Details & Description

Cuisine type

  • Italian,

Dishes

  • Pizza,
  • Pasta,

Features

  • Online Reservation,

Atmosphere

  • Casual,

Specialties

  • Porchetta,
Location
571 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2B6
Useful Information

Opening Hours *Holiday hours

Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Rates:

  • $26 To $60,

Methods of Payment:

Ratings & Reviews - Bar Altura

How would you rate this business?
September 8, 2019

yummy cocktails, lovely oysters, delicious truffle fries and friendly service.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 8, 2019

The tables near the washrooms were not ideal as it seemed removed from the main dining area and the lighting was a little bright. However we moved to the bar and it was great! Food was phenomenal. Service was friendly and nice. I will be back!

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 21, 2019

The food was delicious and Ricardo was incredibly attentive and personable. Excellent restaurant!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 19, 2019

GREAT PLACE, LOVELY SERVICE, GREAT FOOD... AWESOME LOCATION.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 4, 2019

Will, Jebril and the GFC team always throw great parties. Food was great, vibe was dope. I hope Nyam returns next year

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 22, 2019

I am Italian, so I know what good, authentic Italian food is supposed to look and taste like, and it is so hard to find in North American restaurants. But this is good, authentic Italian food. It was absolutely delicious. Fresh, high-quality ingredients, cooked perfectly. The staff is from Italy, they speak Italian, and they are lovely. This restaurant is as if someone took a restaurant out of Naples, Italy and plopped it down in downtown Toronto. I recommend this restaurant 100%.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 21, 2019

We came in on a Saturday night. Made reservations for 8:30pm and made a note that we were celebrating a birthday. The restaurant is very pretty and a great place for a date and also good for large groups. It took awhile for someone to greet us. When we were finally greeted, the server offered us a table near the front by the bar but that it would require 5-10 mins as the other patrons were just finishing up. Or she offered a table in the back which was ready for us. We decided on the table in the front and didn't mind waiting however, it took more time than expected and as we sat there waiting we noticed that the service was quite slow (diners that have already requested the bill and had their credit cards out). We didn't know how much longer we had to wait so decided to just take the table in the back. It was also much cooler but when we asked the server who had originally told us that it would be available. She changed her mind and said that the table was meant for larger groups and insisted that we wait for the table. Just confused as to why it was offered in the first place?! The service was slow - food and drinks but it was worth the wait. It was delicious and the portions were generous! We ordered off the Summerlicious menu. It was disappointing when the dessert came out - nothing was written to recognize the birthday girl when it was specifically noted when we made the reservations.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 3/5

July 18, 2019

It was a little slow between the courses, but the food was amazing!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

July 12, 2019

This was my first time at this restaurant. What an amazing and wonderful surprise! The food was delicious, the service was friendly and knowledgeable and the ambience was splendid! Thank you for a lovely meal!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 8, 2019

Absolutely enjoyed our time at Bar Altura - thanks! We'll come again.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 6, 2019

Place is gorgeous, service was great! Highly recommend!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 30, 2019

This is such a charming spot with a cool decor. It feels like a well kept secret. Prices were great and food was very good. Would have given 5 stars, except we ordered the Caprese salad (based on other glowing reviews). The tomato wasn't ripe, and perhaps this shouldn't even be on the menu until tomatoes are really in season. This restaurant is fully accessible which we really appreciated and wish more restaurants on Toronto would endeavour to be. Diversity and inclusion means inviting everyone to the table.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

June 30, 2019

Fantastic staff and the creativity and quality of the drinks is off the charts. Eggplant totally devine, best in the city.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 29, 2019

Truly exceptional service from the ultra friendly and attentive staff! Thanks for all the recommendations with the menu, we really enjoyed our meal. We’re new to the neighbourhood and can’t wait to come back!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 2, 2019

Amazing food and service! Will definitely be back.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 8, 2019

We had an amazing time this evening. Service was terrific and friendly. Def coming back here to check this place out agaib

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 11, 2018

love this place! food is so delicious, atmosphere and design is great, serves are lovely.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 2, 2018

Second time here, brought a few of the guys with me and we had an excellent time! Alexa our server was very nice, attentive and considerate of one of us who had arrived late. Additionally Marco the chef came out again and was very nice explaining some of the cooking processes. And the food was incredible once again!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 19, 2018

Honestly an absolutely amazing dining experience. Our server Anton was very friendly and polite. The food was all very delicious. The squash risotto w/ truffle paste special was a highlight but everything was excellent! Already planning on coming back with my family and more friends.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 28, 2018

We found the service to be welcoming and then going the extra mile to ensure we were completely satisfied.The food was all delicious; every morsel. The cocktails are originals. I loved this place!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 13, 2018

Food would have been great if it was hot. Three out of four dishes came out cold. Service was slow. They weren't even close to full on the evening we went to Altura, but it was very hard to get the attention of the wait staff. They were not busy enough for this to happen. They gave us 2 free drinks because we said the food was cold. Still a really pricey meal for mediocre food and service. Disappointing.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 2/5

September 3, 2018

First welcome Bryce... felt like we had known him forever. then Will at the bar.. same thing. treats you like he's known you forever. ambiance was stunning. love it. like 'elegant casual' if there is such a thing. Bryce was fun, yet professional, informative and engaging and extremely accomodating (my brother is Vegan but he actually splurged on your fish and chips. STUNNING plate). The chef coming over to introduce himself was amazing. proves that he's not just 'some chef'. he actually LOVES what he does. it's an art, it's his livelihood and he's 'very' good at it. Capper was Marcello. What an incredible pleasure to have met him and who knew, we'd be from same area of Italy... now we can't wait to visit Parmarolo and Ponza!! thanks to him. And my brother and him shared cycling stories. and of course I"m sure the most important part. the FOOD. excellent. every single plate. app and main. unique, delicious... we can't wait to host our next family/friends get together at your place. thank you for your hospitality but especially a fabulous meal. A La prossima!! Cathy and George from Vaughan! and Frank and Lori from downtown! LOL..

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 6, 2018

Great food, great service! Catered to our off-menu requests perfectly. Will definitely come back again and again!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 5, 2018

The food was excellent, especially the Sardines wrapped in potatoe strings and the Gniochi with Rabbit and some Truffle Oil. Service was excellent and a special shout out to Marcello and the complimentary prosecco. Great experience definitely going back.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 3, 2018

We had a fantastic experience here. Loved every aspect and would definitely recommend it.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 3, 2018

They skewed up on one the entrees - it arrived 10 minutes late after the others - but at least they took it off the bills. We had a fabulous time otherwise. The growing pains of a successful new restaurant.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 3/5

July 31, 2018

They just are just not ready yet. The service was very inconsistent and the food - well someone should taste it before it leaves the kitchen. That spot on Queen St. remains cursed.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 1/5

July 30, 2018

We made a reso for 6ppl at 9pm and tried calling 3 times to tell the restaurant we were running late, however, no one picked up the phone. We arrived at 9:15pm and the restaurant gave away our table and told us the next table would be available within 20min. We waited at the bar and the server brought some olives and bread because one of us was pregnant. At 10:05pm we hunted down the server to ask what was happening with our table and he told us sorry we do not have a table for your party. We had friends visiting from out of town and this was a terrible example of what the dining scene is in Toronto. Because of this, our friends didn’t end up eating dinner until 11pm that evening at another reataurant. This restaurant needs to learn about meeting customer expectations and calling guests with large parties before giving the table up. I’ve been in the industry for 10 years and I am shocked at our experience.

Ambiance: 1/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 1/5

July 27, 2018

Bar Altura is a great place to meet up with friends, go out on a date or go for drinks! The food was amazing!! Authentic Italian cuisine with a modern flair. The service was incredible! And the drink selection was unique and very tasty! would definitely recommend this place!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 16, 2018

slow service. took 10 mins to be seated with reservations. seats were already empty just took long to set up. after ordering, waited at least 40mins for first plate to come. waiters too busy to be attentive. prioritize customers before clearing table at end of night when no one is waiting to be seated. staff knew menu well, showed expertise. food was delicious.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 2/5

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