La Sala Restaurant

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Restaurant type

  • Fine Dining,

Cuisine type

  • Italian,

Atmosphere

  • Casual,
  • Family,

Products and Services

  • Lunch,
  • Outdoor Patio,

Specialties

  • Outdoor Patio,

Languages Spoken

  • English,
  • Italian,
Location
1975A Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4L 1J1
Useful Information

Opening Hours *Holiday hours

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Rates:

  • $11 To $25,

Methods of Payment:

Ratings & Reviews - La Sala Restaurant

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    what a beautiful Italian restaurant in the heart of the beaches. The food was amazing along with the servers but more important the ambiance is excellent!

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    September 17, 2019

    So many people say “service isn’t what it used to be”; well we found a place that defies ALL those misconceptions. PHENOMENAL food, service and ambience. Well done La Sala...WELL DONE!!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 15, 2019

    Beautiful evening! We will definitely be back.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 7, 2019

    My new favourite place in the Beach area.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 7, 2019

    Just celebrated my birthday at La Sala and had a lovely time. The service was excellent, accommodating our group to a larger table so we could enjoy a panoramic view of the restaurant and watch the chefs create one stunning dishes after another. The food is exceptional, particularly the pasta. Our server went out of his way to make us feel welcome and was perfectly on cue to meet all our needs. I even received a complementary Birthday dessert. We would definitely repeat the experience.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 4, 2019

    We had a lovely time and the server was very personable.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 2, 2019

    Very friendly service and delicious food !!!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 26, 2019

    A bit close proximity to be comfortable for dinner conversation. Food was excellent, appetizers were so large that the mains became vastly difficult to manage. But otherwise very pleasant Sunday dinner,

    Ambiance: 3/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 4/5

    August 25, 2019

    Fab food, friendly staff, great atmosphere. Highly recommend!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 26, 2019

    Very nice patio for brunch. Service is attentive and prompt. Food is great at very reasonable prices. Short stroll to the beach afterwards is a plus. Will definitely visit again.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 21, 2019

    Delicious !!! And service was very attentive ! Very nice patio !

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 20, 2019

    This was the second time we've eaten here and it was well worth it. The service is great and the food delicious. The menu has plenty to choose from, although I'd really love it if they had a risotto without the two things I hate the most - mushrooms, and seafood. On our two visits so far, we've tried the butternut squash ravioli; the lasagna; the fruitti di mare linguine and the spezzatino & tagliatelle...all beautiful dishes, and the wine wasn't bad either!

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 21, 2019

    Service was very good. Lamb was Great!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 4/5

    August 12, 2019

    Don’t know what happened but the food was bland! And almost untouched and the waiter came to take it and did t bother to ask what was wrong?? When the food is left over in its entire?? Yeah no the food two thumbs down and the service awful

    Ambiance: 1/5

    Cuisine: 1/5

    Service: 1/5

    August 3, 2019

    We had a lovely evening. The tables are well spaced and acoustics are good. The service was impeccable, the wine list is extensive and well-priced, and I had a mojito that was outstanding. The dinner was more than acceptable, but could have been better. We will definitely return.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 27, 2019

    Enjoyed ourselves thoroughly and will be back.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 24, 2019

    Really great menu and great execution by the chef! You should not feel ripped off by the selection of your dinner here! The team really works hard to have your experience nice and have you come again!

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 24, 2019

    Ambiance - As we walked in the restraint was busy, we didn’t wait long and ended up sitting at a great table near the kitchen - the restaurant was brightly lit and there was no music at all. Also, there were no dinner napkins on the table, but later, as we started to eat, someone walked in with a big stack of them - we had to ask for them. Our server quickly folded five and handed them out. Food: We had looked online at what was available as myself and another guest had been specifically looking for seafood selections - we had a few choices in mind. No less than three of our table’s choices were sold out for the night - seafood soup, mussels, and the filet mignon. My friend and I shared a caesar salad - we added bacon - it was excellent! We had wanted to order mussels and seafood soup but had to settle on sizzling shrimp (which I found strangely sweet for italian fare) and grilled calamari (meh!). For the main, we had the black cod - which was bland and undercooked (I understand the concept of “rare” fish, but this was almost translucent throughout). We ended up having another caesar salad. Our friend (who had wanted the filet mignon) had the rib steak which she thoroughly enjoyed - others had lamb chops which were seasoned and cooked perfectly, and papardelle with ragu which was also great. When the bill came we were charged for an extra caesar salad - we had 4 salads in total and were charged for 5, even though one of the 4 was supposed to be a replacement for a meal sent back. We should have only been charged for 3. Service: There were only two servers on this night. I’ve been in the service industry for 25 years - and I’m not sure why management would only have two servers on for a Summerlicious Sunday evening. The restaurant was almost full when we walked in. It looked to me like there were about 4 sections on the main floor and I understand that there’s a second floor dining area as well - too many tables for 2 servers to offer great service in a casual fine dining atmosphere. The servers were rushed and clearly had too much to handle. At least one more server would have made the experience more relaxed and enjoyable. People around us seemed annoyed that they couldn’t get the staff’s attention to make bill payments. Beverage service: We had called ahead to ask about whether the restaurant had a corking fee - they do, so we brought wine. We brought white wine (looking forward to seafood) so we required an ice bucket. The ice bucket didn’t come until we were ready for the second bottle. We had two different wines - but we weren’t given new glasses for the second bottle - our server actually blended the wines by pouring into the original glasses. Towards the end of our meal (we were still eating) one of the servers started cleaning tables around us with cleaning solution - that’s all we could smell for the rest of the meal, and we also felt like they wanted to close. While the staff was very pleasant and professional considering what they had to deal with, but the experience wasn’t ideal. I have never actually written a review - but in this case I had recommended the restaurant and I was SO looking forward to it. I was disappointed that my friends were disappointed so I think the review is warranted. I’m always looking for good Italian food and good service. But the owners of this establishment need to take a little more risk with labour costs and inventory going forward.

    Ambiance: 3/5

    Cuisine: 2/5

    Service: 3/5

    July 22, 2019

    It took them two hours to deliver overcooked food.

    Ambiance: 3/5

    Cuisine: 1/5

    Service: 1/5

    July 20, 2019

    Very mixed. Some good dishes others only average. Server was nice but only meh

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 3/5

    Service: 2/5

    July 17, 2019

    Under the circumstances (only one server) our waiter, and the kitchen, did an outstanding job. I hope he is adequately compensated for a remarkable performance. He served the entire restaurant and patio, courteously, professionally, efficiently without once losing his cool. The chef too worked non stop at great speed producing meal after delicious meal. My friend and I were most impressed.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 14, 2019

    My husband and I loved our dining experience at La Sala. The food is delicious! The atmosphere is very nice and the service was professional and friendly. I wish we had tried La Sala last year. It’s definitely one of the top two restaurants in the Beach in our opinion.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 13, 2019

    Service started off not great but definitely got better as evening progressed. Maybe just too busy at the beginning. I don’t believe my reservation was recorded because there was no table waiting for us.

    Ambiance: 3/5

    Cuisine: 3/5

    Service: 3/5

    June 16, 2019

    Our party of four adults had a wonderful meal. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable, the courses were well-paced and the food was both delicious and interesting. We will certainly return to La Sala and recommend it to our friends!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    June 16, 2019

    Wonderful experience. Coming back to sit outside!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 27, 2019

    We love this restaurant! Lovely food, ambiance and service!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 25, 2019

    Staff and food was awesome, would recommend!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 12, 2019

    Friendly service. Unbelievably good food. Amazing value for the money.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 4/5

    May 9, 2019

    La Sala is now one of my wife and my favourite restaurants in Toronto. We were there in January and came back again in May. The food, service and value is top notch. When our waiter found out it was my wife’s birthday, he offered a free liqueur. This was after we had paid our bill. One of the many nice touches that also includes complimentary bruschetta and great, fresh warm bread...thanks to La Sana for another great evening...

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    April 27, 2019

    Thanks for a great meal

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    April 27, 2019

    Lamb shank was good. Not too dry and good portions. The pesto is a little heavy in flavour for my taste, but could be perfect for someone with that preference. The beet appetizer was okay though it is just two big slices of beets and not mixed beets or more beets like I expected. The worst part is dessert. They did not have the strudel and did not mention it when I was given the menu. When my order of Tiramisu came, the glass that holds it came broken and it almost scratched my hand . At a respected restaurant, the chef or owner would come out and apologize and comp the dessert, but they did not do that.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 3/5

    Service: 2/5

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