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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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Opening Hours *Holiday hours

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Sunday
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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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October 9, 2020

Still the best!!!!!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 8, 2020

Food was extremely salty for both of ordered meals. It didn't create a desire to come back. The servant forgot to bring the pepper we asked

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 3/5

October 7, 2020

Went there last Sunday for lunch. We were a party of 4. Even though we were the only table in the restaurant, it took them 50 mins to get us our food. Two of us had the pasta with white sauce and grilled chicken. We did not like it at all. Chicken was not well cooked and there was very little chicken in the plate.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 1/5

October 6, 2020

I went for dinner at Grazie (Yonge/Eglinton) with my best friend on Saturday night (Oct 3) Atmosphere was extremely loud. We were actually yelling across the table at each other as the restaurant was quite full with other parties, the sound just bounces off the wall. We skipped dessert solely because we did not want to sit in that noise any longer. My ears were actually ringing... perhaps open a window?? The food was really good. I got a vodka rose pasta dish my friend got a pizza. We both enjoyed. The service was really bad. The waiter didn't even come to greet us for a good 15 mins, at first we thought he forgot about us. When he did come, we ordered some drinks and food. The drinks took another solid 15 minutes to come. Just to recap: It took 30 minutes after sitting down at the table just to get a drink in front of us. (does this seem acceptable??). After finally dropping off the drinks he offered us bread and asked if we wanted butter / oil/ balsamic we said yes all of the above. After more time, the food came out - before we even got the bread. Honestly we were annoyed. The whole point of the bread is to tide you over before your meal comes. We sat there eating our meal with no bread, and when it did come we were even more annoyed. He drops off 1 small piece of bread cut in half (so half a piece each? really? so cheap? Why even offer it then...) and there was no butter/ oil/ balsamic. We had to wait another 10 minutes just to get the waiters attention to once again ask for butter and oil for our half pieces of bread. We liked the food, but wouldn't come back. The atmosphere isn't enjoyable when you cant even hear yourself think. And we didn't appreciate feeling totally disregarded. We waited an unacceptable amount of time for really basic things like taking our order, getting a drink and some bread.

Ambiance: 1/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 1/5

October 4, 2020

Very pleased with the evening and staff.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

October 2, 2020

One of our favourite north Toronto eateries. Never disappoints.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 30, 2020

Our go to Italian restaurant in Eglinton and Yonge since back in the days. Now we live in the area... will be coming and ordering take-out from here more often... thank you for all the services and of course the great consistent food... cheers! Yours, RP

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 28, 2020

Daniel is a fantastic waiter and he food as always the best but the music could be a bit lower..

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 28, 2020

We often enjoy extended lunch at Gracie. Great friendly place, service always fabulous.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 28, 2020

We couldn’t have asked for a better reception after our small chapel wedding. Sophie and wait staff were patient, efficient and accommodating. Food was incredible and all our guests left raving about the food and service. Angelo, the manager, was a pleasure to communicate with and met our every need. We look forward to many more lunch and dinners here in the future! Thank you Grazie!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 27, 2020

It was so lovely being at Grazie’s again.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 20, 2020

Excellent as always - our home away from home :-)))

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 20, 2020

Awesome

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 20, 2020

Great Service and Food

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 18, 2020

We very much enjoyed lunch and we're only with the Covid safety measures put in place

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 18, 2020

Nicely distanced. Same excellent consistent food they’ve always had. Great attentive service.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 18, 2020

It was a great meal with great services. Made one mistake we should have ALL ordered the burratta - AMAZING

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 17, 2020

Lovely place with a great service and the food is amazing. very recommended

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 17, 2020

Lovely! Ask for Alessandra!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 14, 2020

It's always a beautiful experience when I go to Grazie with friends. From the time we walk in the door, to the time we leave, we are treated like guests into their homes. Thanks for always being there!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 14, 2020

Everything was perfect and Delicious as always 👌🏽

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 14, 2020

Grazie is a wonderful Italian restaurant and we're so glad to see it back open again!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 13, 2020

Grazie is a top notch restaurant. The food is excellent and the staff all friendly and professional. I love this place! I’m never disappointed.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 13, 2020

Consistently great food and service with Jack. Not happy with renovation. Liked old decor. It had what I consider to be more of a European atmosphere before the renovation. However, that's just personal taste. Still my wife's and my favourite restaurant.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 12, 2020

Wow!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 12, 2020

The environment is a bit too loud. Our waitress brought the wrong dish to our table. When we want to order and have some more water, we waited longer than expected to get a service.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 2/5

September 10, 2020

Staff were professional and friendly. The food was absolutely fantastic. Loved it!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 7, 2020

As always, our very favourite restaurant!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 7, 2020

Outstanding food, service and we could not be happier to be back at Grazie! Thanks for welcoming us so graciously! A fantastic evening in a safe, responsible atmosphere - Diane, John and Mike

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 7, 2020

My kids and I had an amazing dinner! It was their first time and they were impressed with the food and service. Grazie has always been my favourite restaurant here in midtown !

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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