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32 Wellington St E, Toronto, ON M5E 1C6
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Open now 12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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Rates:

  • $11 To $25,

Opening Hours *Holiday hours

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Restaurant type

  • Lounge,
  • Fine Dining,

Cuisine type

  • Italian,
  • International,
  • Mediterranean,

Dishes

  • Pizza,
  • Pasta,
  • Seafood,

Features

  • Prix Fixe Menu,
  • Restaurant With Party Services,
  • Restaurant With Private Rooms,
  • Restaurant With Terrace,
  • Wheelchair-accessible Restaurant,
  • Restaurant With Parking,

Atmosphere

  • Family,
  • Trendy,
  • Upscale,

Products and Services

  • Open Sunday,
  • Dj,
  • Pre Theater,

Languages Spoken

  • English,

Ratings & Reviews - Vagabondo Italian Ristorante + Lounge

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anug7905
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Fresh ingredients, delicious food! Catered our last event with them and everything went down without a hitch

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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So unprofessional

I booked Vagabondo for an important dinner of 10 people on the busiest night of the week. 48 hours prior to my reservation Vagabondo called to confirm. Then less than 24 hours prior to the reservation I was called again and advised that the owner had booked the entire place for a private party and they were cancelling my reservation. The young girl who called had little to say except she was sorry for ruining my plans. Oh, and that if I wanted they could seat my party at 2:30 pm. For dinner?! Um, no. I asked for a call from the owner which never came. Very poor taste. I will never dine at this establishment again. Interesting reading other similar reviews around the web where owner doesn't care or do anything to rectify the situation.

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Restaurantica12
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Corporate Function at Vagabondo

We had our company summer party at Vagabondo and it was a smash hit!!! The lounge and patio were reserved for company of 150 people. We had their party menu which was a delightful surprise, as most often at other venues the food isn't very good. Everything was fresh and very tasty. Their DJ was really superb, played requests and just kept the tempo going. We LOVED the patio setup with their booth seating and it is recessed from the street. Overall one of the best company parties and can't wait to come back and have dinner at Vagabondo. Thank you to Vagabondo and staff for a great party.

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Restaurantica12
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Great Atmosphere and great food!!!!

Tried Vagabondo for dinner with another couple and we were impressed!!! Service was spot on, the atmosphere and their patio has got to be the best in the city. Food was fresh and the portions were really big. I had the Linguini Monte Mare, with their rose sauce that was simply delicious. The shrimps were cooked perfect. My wife had the risotto vitello, really good. The veal just was soo tender. Would recommend to anyone and have already made plans to go back.

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Restaurantica12
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Best Patio Ever!!!

Went to Vagabondo after work on Thursday after hearing rave reviews from others. We loved their patio, the booth seating was really nice. They had a DJ spinning music and the atmosphere was amazing. We shared appetizers and had drinks. The calamari was really good, as well as the coconut shrimps. A lot of different cocktails to choose from. Overall this was an amazing time and we can't wait to go back. Stayed 4 hours on their patio!!!!

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April 19, 2019

Pizza is ok, nothing out of the ordinary. Gnocchi was really good though.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 5/5

April 14, 2019

First time there, and we would definitely come again when downtown. Server (was his name Ashkaan?) was knowledgeable about the menu, including recommendations. He was also very friendly in a relaxed, yet professional way. He made us feel welcome there. And the food was delicious. Quality was excellent, and priced reasonably, especially for a prime downtown location.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 7, 2019

Fantastic food! We were able to pace ourselves, so no pressure from the restaurant to hurry up our meal. The marinara sauce with my burrata was to die for! Will definitely go again one day.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 7, 2019

First time visit, great meal and service looking forward to visiting again!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

April 3, 2019

Great place would definitely take clients there again!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 16, 2019

Excellent as always'

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 14, 2019

I’ve been to Vagabondo a number of times & am never disappointed.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 11, 2019

Food was great, service was a little lacking. We were not checked on once and had to wait 10 minutes until we could ask someone for water. However, the waiter was friendly at first when showing us the menu and getting our appetizer.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 3/5

March 7, 2019

The quality of the food was first rate and we were amazed by the large portions. Our servers were very friendly and attentive. We sat in the bar area which was not busy so it was perfect for conversation. Our only comments would be that music playlist didn't make any sense and the decor was dated. At the end of the day it wouldn't stop us from returning was the food is amazing!

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 3, 2019

Our server inputted the wrong meal for my girlfriend, we basically could not eat our dinner together as they had to remake hers

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 1/5

February 27, 2019

This restaurant was actually not my first choice but I was rather late reserving for dinner prior to a show at The Sone Centre and it had room for us. WHAT A FIND!!! Absolutely delicious food, great wine and fabulous service. We will be back and have already recommended Vagabondo to family and friends. Great evening. Thank you.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 8, 2019

Fantastic food, drinks and drink specials - very attentive... Good value for your $$$ Will be going back!

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 2, 2019

The plates were dirty but otherwise, it was a wonderful experience. The sorbet was the highlight of the evening.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 2, 2019

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Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

January 27, 2019

First time experience with my boyfriend and another couple. We had chosen this place specifically for a new winterlicious experience and saw how appealing the menu looked online. I would say the atmosphere was great, music was good. Our server, Asif checked on our drinks and our food. However, he was not around enough to refill our waters on time. At the end of our desserts, he took quite some time to come back to our table. Other than that, he was okay. I would definitely come back for the food!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 3/5

January 21, 2019

Ola was our waitress and she was wonderful... along with the food and atmosphere amazing!!! Can not wait to go back to this place and Sunday’s are half priced wine bottles... wow just wow!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 20, 2019

Great meal and reasonably priced. Will definitely go back

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 20, 2019

We received excellent service from our waiter and other staff. Bruschetta was fresh and lovely. Veal parm. was very nice and I enjoyed the veggies - done perfectly. Salads were good. My husband enjoyed his pasta dish. Raspberry gelato was lovely and refreshing. We enjoyed a lovely evening out and really appreciate the dinner and theatre package offer. Music could have been better - did not seem to suit the environment.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

January 18, 2019

We ordered our food at 6:40. I showed the waiter our loyalty service card so he knew we were going to the theatre . At 7:25 our meal still had not arrived. Another employee said it would be there in 3 minutes which turned into 10 minutes. We did not have time to finish our meal. This is the first time I have not tipped a waiter in years. I suggested we should not have to pay for our meal but the waiter did not respond. We did not have time to finish. So disappointing.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 2/5

January 13, 2019

If I could give the service at this restaurant a negative rating, trust me I would. The food was great but my server last night was horrific. Firstly, let me preface this with saying that I called ahead and booked a reservation for 12 for my own birthday. When we arrived multiple people at my table ordered bottles of wine and the server just refused to pour anyones glass aside from the person who ordered the bottle, even though I requested that he pour my friends. Secondly, our appetizers took over an hour to arrive to the table, and when we asked when they were coming he was rude, said they were coming and walked away without further comment. Most of us at the table have worked in a restaurant and would have completely understood had he been polite or mentioned if the kitchen was busy, but he didn't bother. When they finally came, he came back to the table because he had forgotten my main order and my boyfriends, which we had ordered with our main's at this point almost 2 hours prior. He took away my cousins calamari before it was even done, not bothering to ask if he was finished (he was not), and whether he wanted to wrap it up. He didn't check on us during the meal, and when our bills arrived it just got worst. My friend had surprised me with cupcakes and when it came time to pay he told us about the plating fee. I asked why we weren't told about this and he asked whether I had mentioned bringing a cake when I scheduled the table - it was my birthday why would I know? As our server, when she literally gave him the cupcakes at the beginning of the night why wouldn't you tell her? Also, what server just blatantly blames the guest. Lastly, the gratuity was automatic, which as a previous server I completely understand but I was never told of this when I made the reservation, nor did this man bother to do his job and tell the table at the beginning of the night. I called to speak to a manager today, and as I was expressing my frustration I asked who I was speaking with - it was the server! He is not a manager but basically fronted as one on the phone. I requested that the general manager call me this week and he responded that he would have so and so call me. I asked if this was in fact the general manager and he literally said "I don't know what she is" - I asked when the manager would be in and he said I don't know. I do not understand how this man is a server, but I am so unhappy about my experience. I don't recommend going here if this is the quality of service that they provide.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 1/5

January 8, 2019

Everything was perfect, we will be back again next time we are in Toronto.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 31, 2018

Service was exceptional with all the proper suggestions and quick, discrete clearing. Atmosphere is wonderful with semi private alcove for eight of us. Food was fantastic. Loved it.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 27, 2018

Food was excellent, service was rushed even though the place was practically empty.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 1/5

December 19, 2018

I haven't been to Vagabondo in a couple of years (since my office moved). It is a great location, convenient to the downtown core, subway and streetcars and easy for friends to meet at. The place was packed for pre-Christmas parties and the music was fun and not blasting. Our server was a lovely young Irish lady and she was perfect. The wines by the glass were reasonable and I chose a "luxury chianti" glass and it was very good (and I am not an Italian wine fan). The servings are HUGE and the two of us ladies shared warm from the oven bread, a spinach salad and an amazing shrimp linguine with rose sauce. Everything was GREAT. I could see other diners around us ordering lasagna, pizzas and spaghetti with the largest meatballs I've ever seen in my life. The food is great quality, and great quantity. It was obvious that everyone was really enjoying their food. We were far too full for dessert. Service and food was perfect. The only thing that could be "improved" would be a bit of a décor facelift.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 18, 2018

We will be back. Quality of food is amazing and portions are great.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

December 19, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to Vagabondo. The food and service were excellent!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 14, 2018

Food and service was Fantastic, music was a bit loud at times but otherwise I would highly recommend for business or personal lunch and I will be back!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 13, 2018

Very nice afternoon with a friend at a leisurely pace. Food was absolutely delicious

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

December 12, 2018

Always great.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 3, 2018

Service was great, our table was a little wobbly and they sent someone over to fix it for us without us having to ask. Our waiter was very efficient and made sure we were comfortable. Really loved this restaurant, would defiantly go back.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

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