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2405A Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4P 2E7
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Take a trip to old world Italy without ever leaving Toronto. Located in the fashionable area of Yonge and Eglinton, La Vecchia delivers the authentic taste of Italy with a genuine Italian ambiance. From the stone and stucco walls covered in Italian pictures and art, La Vecchia captures the essence of Italian dining with European flair. more... See more text

Opening Hours

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Thursday
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Call For Details: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

Restaurant type

  • Bistro,
  • Fine Dining,

Cuisine type

  • Italian,
  • Brunch,

Dishes

  • Seafood,
  • Pasta,
  • Vegetarian Cuisine,

Features

  • Extensive Wine List,
  • Restaurant With Party Services,
  • Restaurant With Bar,

Atmosphere

  • Casual,
  • Romantic,

Products and Services

  • Open Sunday,
  • Award Win,
  • Daily Special,

Languages Spoken

  • English,

Ratings & Reviews - La Vecchia Ristorante

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  • Atmosphere: 5/5
  • Food: 5/5
  • Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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Food and atmosphere excellent

Charming atmosphere, beautiful chandeliers and old stone walls covered with vintage black and white photos. The food was excellent, and our server was absolutely lovely. A bit pricey, but really a wonderful experience overall. One thing to note is the two-hour limit on dining, which is best to know about in advance. If you have a group that wants to reunite, two hours is kind of short, but that's the policy.

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Restaurantica12
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La Vecchia Italian Ristorante My boyfriend and I visted La Vecchia on September 25 at 6:00 pm. We ordered a bottle of red wine and order the grilled calamari appetizer, both were excellent. We placed our order for our entrees; I ordered the seafood risotto and my boyfriend order seafood linguine. When our order was brought to our table, the presentation was disappointing to start. They brought me a mushroom risotto which I did not order, however I did try it and it was very bland and flavourless. My boyfriend's dish was also a disappointment. The server came back to our table and I explained to her I was given the wrong dish and my boyfriends dish was tasteless. It was a can of tomatoes mixed with the pasta. The server apologized and took the dishes back to the kitchen. I explained to her that I love this restaurant and I frequent it often so I asked if it was a different cook in the kitchen and her response was yes. The new dishes were brought out to us. Now I didn't receive the risotto but rice with seafood, again tasteless and bland. My boyfriends dish they added garlic and butter huge disappointment. We were not happy. The owner of the restaurant brought out the box of risotto and told me this is what they use and it is the best risotto. That's fine but this is not risotto. Risotto is a creamy and my dish I could pick each kernel individually, therefore not risotto. In any event we received our bill with the full charge for the entrees which we did not eat. The Owner had no class and definitely no customer service skills. I was very disappointed with his actions dismissing my dissatisfaction after knowing I was a regular customer. La Vecchia will no longer be receiving my business.

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Jennifer T
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Best Yonge/Eg has to offer!

La Vecchia is one of my faves! Beautiful decor, very cozy, everything on the menu is absolutely delicious! The staff and servers are very friendly and welcoming. Excellent value, worth every penny. Love, Love, Love this place!

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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PIPT
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Best Italian food in Toronto

Conveniently located on Yonge Street north of Roehampton. Easy to get to by subway. Lots of public parking around if you drive. The food is the best Italian ever, and I have eaten in Italy. Most professional waiters that really make you feel special without hovering. Divine desserts.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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Went with my family and Mother for the Victoria Day Weekend. Was quite surprised how nice the place is. The entrance door is apparently imported from Italy and is about 400yr old! Great service, no one complained about the tip (we gave about 13%). All male waiters, very polite, attentive without being annoying. Fast service considering how busy they were. Parking is somewhat of a problem, but that's Toronto. Good food, well presented, would certainly return.

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April 17, 2018

Our server, Jorge, was fantastic as was our food and wine. Great atmosphere! Highly recommended!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 15, 2018

Food was exceptional as well as our server, Alex. Definitely would recommend and will be going back

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 12, 2018

Always amazing!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 1, 2018

The seafood risotto was mediocre at best. It was bland, the rice wasn't Arborio rice but some type of cheap white rice and wasn't creamy at all. The seafood was minimal and the portion overall wasn't great for the price of $24. The value was not there. The huge pepper mill looks cool but it let's out only half and full pepper corns, not grinded nearly enough. I spent a good amount of time picking out the pepper corns from my plate or else I was chewing on pepper corns which was not enjoyable. The veal with mushroom cream sauce was lacking a little salt but was tender and the taste was nice, just underseasoned. My husband, a huge cheesecake fan was disappointed by the cheesecake. Overall a disappointment for a long awaited date night. Over priced for the quality.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 4/5

March 26, 2018

The server Alessandra was terrible, she never bothered about e table I had to ask her to take the order. She never came around to follow up. Since the service was awful we gave her just $2 tip, she actually grunted and gave us the look. Instead of waiting until we leave, usually we go for dinner to la Vecchia but thanks to her you won’t be seeing us anymore

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 1/5

March 26, 2018

The restaurant was quite busy when we arrived at 12:15 for brunch, as a result service was slow. It took a while to get our starter and our lunch. Furthermore the runny eggs came out hard boiled. Otherwise the food was good, nothing spectacular though.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 3/5

March 26, 2018

Always an excellent outing

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 25, 2018

From the minute we walked through the door, everything was professional - took our coats, seated us, and let us enjoy an extremely relaxing dinner. We were not rushed at all. Our server “Ally” made us feel right at home. Cocktails, appies, mains, etc were all spaced accordingly. The food was delicious - carpaccio, Caesar salad, mussels in a wonderful sauce were the starters. The mains were piping hot when they were brought out - tasting terrific. Sorbet for dessert was a great ending. That was probably my 6th visit to La Vecchia - and I am already looking forward to the next one

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 5, 2018

Always a good experience

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 5, 2018

Made a reservation for dinner as we had a show close by. Loved the Cesar salad (homemade dressing!), pizza was great and I had the veal. Service was excellent, food was delicious, we had a wonderful time and would definitely recommend. Very busy place! I watched them turn away a few people with no reservations. Wish we lived closer so we could go more often.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 5, 2018

I hadn't been to LaVecchia in years for brunch; however was meeting a friend from the Yonge/Eglinton area so thought we'd try again. The atmosphere was nice / family oriented so for my friend and I trying to catch up, it wasn't too loud and we were able to chat easily. However, the service wasn't great... I think our waiter was training other staff so his attention was focused on this task vs actually servicing our table (also, I didn't think it was appropriate to scold the trainee in front of us!). Food was ok... I ordered the Eggs Florentine and specifically requested the eggs be soft. Well, they got the order 50% correct. Only 1 egg was done correctly; however the other was more of a hard boiled egg - very disappointing!! Also, since I don't drink coffee, but wanted something hot to drink, I asked for a hot chocolate (menu did't have drink options available to know what the restaurant offered); however the waiter didn't really offer anything suitable as a replacement (instead - he gave me the wine menu to look over)... I doubt that I'll go back when there are other places to go for brunch in the area

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 3/5

March 3, 2018

Our first to this restaurant. Service was superb and the food was very tasty. Loved it!! We certainly will go back

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 25, 2018

Terrific food and service - thank you!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 24, 2018

The server was awesome and the food was delicious. Really enjoyed!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 24, 2018

food was outstanding.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

February 19, 2018

I've been to La Vecchia several times over several years. We have a perfect experience every single time.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 19, 2018

The only negative was the reservations I made on line. I booked for 4 but the restaurant had us as 2 on their records. It worked out eventually but the evening started on a stressful note. Not fun!

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 3/5

February 15, 2018

It was amazing all around! The only disappointment was that we weren’t able to make any switches or substitutions in the meal but we understand that was likely due to how busy it was on Valentine’s Day. Jorge was our waiter and he was fabulous! We will definitely visit again!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 12, 2018

I will definitely be eating here again. Great food and service. Very friendly and helpful staff that made the evening such a delight.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 11, 2018

This is now our 4th time at La Vecchia and we will continue to return and will definitely recommend it to others. Food has always met our expectations (e.g., tones to choose from, very tasty, good portions) and service was great. Jorge was our server....he was fantastic!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 5, 2018

Great first visit for my friend & myself.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 3, 2018

It was a most enjoyable dinner. Lovely food and well presented. The gentleman who served us was great. Wished I remember his name. He most definitely deserves a mention. We just moved to TO a few months ago and this will be our regular eatery, going forward.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

January 28, 2018

Everything was perfect. The food was fantastic, the drinks were perfect and our server was knowledgeable. This was our first time there and we will definitely be returning.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 27, 2018

Terrific meal, service and ambience—thank you!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 25, 2018

Staff was very friendly and made sure everything was perfect and the food was incredible! Will definitely be there again.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 21, 2018

We're a few hours north of Toronto so don't get there too often. Once or twice a year, however, we try to make it down for one thing or another and we often go to La Vecchia for dinner when we do. As has always been the case, our visit this time was very enjoyable. Our waiter was a professional; engaging, attentive, and knowledgable about both the food and the wines. His wine recommendation was a surprise, but turned out to be a great complement to our meals. We love the ambiance, the quality of the food and the professionalism of the staff at La Vecchia. We think it's one of the best restaurants in the city and, certainly, one of the top two or three Italian ones.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 14, 2018

Absolutely amazing in all aspects.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 13, 2018

Great place for great Italian food

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 31, 2017

La Vecchia has beautiful decor and atmosphere. The food was fresh and delicious, and our server was very personable. Will definitely return again for lunch or dinner!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

December 27, 2017

Rafni gave us amazing service. Thank you!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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