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Restaurant type

  • Fine Dining,

Cuisine type

  • Italian,
  • Brunch,

Dishes

  • Pizza,
  • Pasta,

Features

  • Restaurant With Party Services,
  • Restaurant With Private Rooms,
  • Restaurant With Bar,
  • Restaurant With Parking,
  • Restaurant With Delivery Services,

Atmosphere

  • Casual,
  • Family,
  • Intimate,
  • Upscale,

Products and Services

  • Daily Special,
  • Event,
  • Restaurant,
  • Italian,
  • Pizza,
  • Pasta,
    • Bar,
  • more...
  • less...

Languages Spoken

  • English,
Location
2373 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4P 2C8
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Rates:

  • $26 To $60,

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Meet the owner

When Joe Brancatella was growing up, he had lots of friends from different cultures. “I’m from a big Italian family that loves to eat and at my friends' houses, I discovered there's a whole world of food from different cultures out there,” Joe recalls. His culinary interest just grew and, at 19, he enrolled in the Chef’s Apprentice program at Humber College. To make extra cash, he took a job as a limousine driver on the side.

One night, after Joe mentioned to a passenger that he was training to be a chef, the man introduced him to a friend, Franco Prevedello. Franco was the owner of Toronto's "it" restaurant at the time, Pronto, and he offered Joe a job. “I had the great privilege of working with two great chefs,” says Joe, referring to Raffaele Ferrari and Arpi Magyar. As luck would have it, Joe would also get the chance to work with a young Mark McEwan, who bought Pronto before opening North 44 nearby.

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nylorac
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Great fresh pasta, fast service and all around good dining experience. They are always busy and it's a bit loud, but well worth a short wait and some noise to enjoy their food.

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Restaurantica12
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One of my favorite Ristorante

Grazie is one of my favourites restaurants in Toronto. I love the food and I purchase their (Cook) Book "A Recipe Of Memories" so sometimes I try the recipies at home on Sundays. I you like italian food, try it.

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Restaurantica12
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TERRIBLE

My dad took my sister and I out to Grazie for our birthday. We were very excited to go out for some amazing italian food. We had heard a lot of good things about the place. When we got there they were packed..the man at the front told us half an hour TOPS. We waited for an hour and 10 minutes and then was braught to a table in the back corner that was for 4 people, not 5. They put a chair at the end and we were very squished. We were not happy with this at all and saw a table for 6 set up. I told the man at the front that we waited for over an hour and now are squished in a corner and if we could please have the nice table for 6. He gave so much attitude to us and said FINE. So we got the nicer table.. we then ordered our meal. The server was helpful.. but overly helpful.. talked wayy to much and was obviously only pointing out the expensive things. I ordered the gnocchi and was very excited about it..not to mention STARVING. I got my food, took one bite only to find out it was the exact same gnocchi you buy at the grocery store..nothing different! This was not homemade. The chef came out and assured me it was homemade.. but I am italian ,and my nonno has owned an italian banquet hall for over 40 years .....they can lie to me all they want. I didnt end up eating it and completely lost my appetite.. What an amazing birthday dinner.. NOT !! Dont ever go here !!

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Restaurantica12
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Great ambience, exquisite authentic italian food.

The restaurant is packed as hell. Fortunately, this can be attributed to their above-average food quality. I would definitely recommend people to visit and give a try their pizza.

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Restaurantica12
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First Time's A Charm, Second Time Not So Great

I had gone to the Grazie location in Vaughan on Jane Street last year for a Valentine's Day meal. I was pleasantly impressed as the meal was excellent and our server was very pleasurable. I went once again a few days ago to the same location and didn't feel the way I did the first time. We actually had the same server as the first time which I was happy about. However, the food and service wasn't up to par as the first visit. After we ordered our salads, it took about 30 minutes for them to come. The couple beside us came 15 minutes after us, received their main meals after 10 minutes, and left even before we received our appetizers. I wasn't too happy about that. Then our main meals came about 30 minutes after our appetizers came. The tortellini I ordered wasn't that great, it tasted too hard. The server was great and I would go back just to have him serve us again, but the food wasn't as great as I had hoped it would be.

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Restaurantica12
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so so experince

Tried their pasta which was ok. The salad was far better than the pasta. I love the atmosphere of this place so much. The servers should really donate some smiles to the customers.

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tolin
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grazie! Grazie

dont expect to go there every week even if you are right on the same block! they food is awwwwwesome! the menu is fascinating with fancy italian names. cheesecake is a must try! but if you pockets are not deep enough, this is not very cost friendly.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 4/5
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Restaurantica12
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Will never eat pasta anywhere else again! My husband & I were in pure bliss the first time I took him there. This was after a weekend in TO with less than memorable eating experiences. The best cream sauces. They can make a plain olive oil pasta taste divine! And the bruschetta pizza is simple and yummy.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 4/5
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Restaurantica12
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Went to the one up in Vaughan and was thoroughly...

Went to the one up in Vaughan and was thoroughly disapointed. This restaurant is waaay overrated. Everyone in my party found the food to be completely void of any flavour and not at all worth the wait. Also, our dirty dishes remained on the table for nearly 20 minutes after we were finished eating. None of us will be visiting again.

Atmosphere: 3/5
Food: 1/5
Service: 2/5
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Restaurantica12
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went to the new one next to vaughan mills on jane...

went to the new one next to vaughan mills on jane st. it was a 40 minute wait and the place was filled with screaming little kids. not how I want to enjoy a meal. i can stay home and have that.

Atmosphere: 1/5
Food: 3/5
Service: 3/5
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Restaurantica12
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I thought this place was great. You should go in...

I thought this place was great. You should go in with the expectation that you will have to wait a little bit of time because the place is always full. I would say thats a indication of its food, and would agree with that statement. Lots of great tasting options, had the basil chicken pasta dish and my date had the sundried tomato pizza. So as long as you have an extra 15mins in your night, its a great spot for decently priced italian food

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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Restaurantica12
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Good food at best - good service if you’re lucky...

Good food at best - good service if you’re lucky and very patient – staff and customers could be very pretentious… Very young crowd of “wanna be’s… “Typical clientele of Yonge & Eglinton… Owner could be very obnoxious and like to flirt with customers – even when they know it’s your wife… so guys, be aware !!! No reservation and always packed !!!

Atmosphere: 3/5
Food: 3/5
Service: 2/5
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Restaurantica12
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all our nonno's drank vino in a "water" glass!!

Where else can you go to feel so incredibly comfortable, that the customers just break out into song, good old fashioned food,drink and entertainment. The staff is outstanding always smiling and curtious. The food, and we've tried many if not all dishes, is excellent. Now there's a new location in Vaughan, the only place in the area where people are actually made to feel really good inside and out. What a great night out, cant wait to enjoy my lunches there aswell. GRAZIE! TO GRAZIE RISTORANTE for coming to Vaughan

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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The food was ok, nothing to great, the restaurant...

The food was ok, nothing to great, the restaurant was very crowded but the wait wasn't to bad, I would suggest anyone who enjoys wine, to either avoid this place or bring your own glass, as they think drinking wine out of a water glass is "the way Italians are supposed to". the lack of a good glass of wine with the meal really disappoints, and shows that they are more concerned with appearance that quality.

Atmosphere: 3/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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Restaurantica12
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The food was Good but I wouldn't recommend this...

The food was Good but I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone who enjoys Wine with a meal, This is another one of those restaurants that thinks its cool to drink wine out of a water glass, if you know anything about wine stay away. I think they try to hard to be "authenic" Italian.

Atmosphere: 3/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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Restaurantica12
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My friend mentioned this restaurant to me a few...

My friend mentioned this restaurant to me a few times. So when she took me to the restaurant last night I had high expectations. The calamari, salad with balsamic reduction was excellent. When we got to our mains, I was very disappointed. The Roberto Pizza that I had ordered was unsatisfactory to my taste buds. It was very bland, it tasted like the ingredients were just slapped together and did not compliment each other. For a pizza that is almost $14 I expected much more. The service was excellent; our server was super nice and the food came out at reasonable times. However, I wouldn't eat here again.

Atmosphere: 3/5
Food: 3/5
Service: 4/5
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Restaurantica12
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This restaurant is by far the best Italian...

This restaurant is by far the best Italian Restaurant in the GTA. The service is amazing, food is always fresh and consistent, the price is very reasonable and the atmosphere is lively and upbeat. I have been eating here since they opened. About the bad reviewers here... You obviously need to have your taste buds and your heads examined. The line ups out the door on Friday and Saturday nights are a testament to how awesome this establishment is. P.S. it's worth the wait.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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This was the most hyped let down I've experienced...

This was the most hyped let down I've experienced in years. The waiter said the Milano pasta is there best and it tasted average at best!

Atmosphere: 3/5
Food: 3/5
Service: 3/5
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This restaurant was fabulous. We just happened...

This restaurant was fabulous. We just happened upon it as we were looking for a place to ear (in town for a conference). We were warmly welcomed, the food was fantastic and we even returned two nights later for a second meal. I have recommended this place to Aussie friends and hope that we will return to Toronto to have the opportunity to eat here again!

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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This is an excellent restaurant, and luckily its...

This is an excellent restaurant, and luckily its walking distance from my house. Its always busy, and the staff are very efficient and charming. The food is excellent. Yum!

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 4/5
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March 15, 2020

Food is always the best. Friendly wait staff. Great place.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 9, 2020

We were quickly seated. David (waiter) was professional and attentive. The food was excellent. Thank you for another pleasant experience.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 9, 2020

Good food Very pleasant atmosphere Family feeling

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 7, 2020

We had a very good experience and appreciated that an effort was made to seat us in a slightly quieter location in the restaurant because of hearing issues. The food was very good. two of us also used the washroom and it was well kept.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

March 5, 2020

The new renovation looks really great. The noise level was so high, I could barely hear the person sitting across the table from me. I've been to Grazie many times and don't remember it every being so unbearably loud, could it be due to the new design?

Ambiance: 2/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

March 5, 2020

The best

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 1, 2020

It was perfect. Consistently fabulous Italian with attentive unobtrusive service.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 1, 2020

Brilliant.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 29, 2020

A very nice spot for lunch or dinner whatever you prefer. Good good and great service. The ambience of this place is nice as well!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 26, 2020

Great food, great waiter. What's not to like?

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 25, 2020

The special was really good and the service was great ! I was expecting a less loud environment but overall the experience was great

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 18, 2020

Service and atmosphere great!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 17, 2020

I have been going to Grazie for over 10 years. It never fails on quality and consistency. It’s unpretentious, always busy and always so tasty.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 17, 2020

Renovation looks great! Great tasting food as always!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 17, 2020

Our party of 4 was consisted of 2 adults and 2 small children. Arrived at the restaurant early at 8:15, it was very crowded with lots of people waiting for a table. We understand there will be a wait. Around 8:45, many people left and saw many tables wiped, setup and available. We asked several times and was told we were next. However, parties of 2 came in with no reservations got seated almost immediately at empty tables that can fit 4 . Finally at 9pm I asked when it was our turn and was told there are many empty tables, pick whichever one I wanted! They should have sat us earlier then! We were too tired and frustrated with 2 hungry kids to complain so we just sat down and ordered. The only plus was our server was very attentive , understood our kids were hungry and tired and served us quickly. The reservation system is useless and we felt we were treated unfairly. We will not be back.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 3/5

February 16, 2020

Grazie is truly a gem! Great Food! Great Service! The staff is friendly and courteous Most of All great value!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 16, 2020

very authentic recipes . Loved the ward ambience and delicious food :)

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

February 10, 2020

THE PASTA 😍😍😍😍😍😍

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 1, 2020

Great!...just as usual.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 27, 2020

Food is great with a variety of options. We spent an average of $25 for each person. The restaurant is quite busy during the workday lunch time.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 25, 2020

Great and freshly prepared food. Amazing taste. Can get a bit crowded on weekends but the point is that it’s in high demand with waiting at times. Must try place. Staff are quite friendly.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

January 24, 2020

Very knowledgeable staff and excellent food.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 23, 2020

Food was delicious! All 6 of us enjoyed everything we ate from appetizers to main course and dessert. Our waiter was outstanding and his recommendations were great! We had a great evening.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 23, 2020

Grazie is one of my fave restaurants because of the quality of food and service. I love this place.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 22, 2020

Not bad!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

January 20, 2020

Superb as always.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 18, 2020

Fantastic!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 15, 2020

Always great!!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 13, 2020

The quality of the food is as consistent as always. Excellent breadth of options and exceptional caliber. Wouldn’t hesitate to go back. The owner is friendly and is in the trenches, a very passionate and down to earth owner who prides himself on a positive experience to the diner. Service was impeccable as our extremely knowledgeable and friendly waiter, Jason, far exceeded our service expectations.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 13, 2020

Consistent, always good.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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