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32 Wellington St E, Toronto, ON M5E 1C6
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Open now 11:00 am - 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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  • Atmosphere: 5/5
  • Food: 5/5
  • Service: 5/5
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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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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

November 25, 2018

Extremely Friendly atmosphere. Great host and amazing service. Our waitress was the best.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 24, 2018

Very good food and service, very reasonably priced, it's always a pleasure to go and I look forward to returning.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

November 20, 2018

Great server. He was very attentive and gave just the right level of being there, but time to allow myself and my friend to chat. The eggplant Parmesan was good, but overall the food was nothing special.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 5/5

November 16, 2018

Lots of variety and reasonably priced. Service was a bit slow but would recommend going.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

November 10, 2018

Lara was a lovely server. She did not rush us. We had a lovely visit. The drinks and food were great. We look forward to returning.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 5, 2018

Delicious meals and prompt attentive service. Surprise was 50% off wine on Sunday. Will certainly return.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 5, 2018

We had the grilled chicken breast with veggies on a Saturday night before an event at the Sony Center. Service was fast and our meals were excellent. The restaurant was a little loud, we would go back again.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 27, 2018

My clients were supremely impressed with the food

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 23, 2018

Was soooo good..do not miss out on dessert yummm!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 13, 2018

Very nice atmosphere and good service. My mom and I found the food to be a tad salty, but otherwise very good

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

October 6, 2018

Great experience!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 4, 2018

lunch tables inside were a little cramped / too close together for my liking; service, food quality and portion size was amazing.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

October 1, 2018

After ordering the food we had to wait around 45+ minutes to finally get our food, due to the fact that there was a big banquette in the other room. Thank god we offered some appetizers, otherwise, my friends would totally die from hunger. But the best part came with food! People who ordered pasta: for some, it was super salty and overcooked, for others it was just plain. Risotto shrimps were overcooked. The tomato sauce in pasta and lasagna tasted like canned sauce. It was my birthday dinner, and I felt horrible seeing my friends totally not enjoying the food after we had to wait for such a long time. The only nice part was the server, who tried to make us feel better and apologized countless times for the delay of food.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 5/5

October 1, 2018

Decor is dated, our waiter was very quiet, and offered no welcome statement and did not advise what is great to eat that day. Disappointed. Food was so-so, I think if the service was better, the food would have tasted better if that makes sense.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 1/5

September 30, 2018

Atmosphere was just "OK". Not what we expected. Very loud/noisy, more like a family restaurant with Fancy food. Food and service were excellent!

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 22, 2018

First, no one was at the front to greet us. We had to flag one of the staff to finally get a seat. When we finally seated and ordered the server didn’t seem knowledgeable about the food. Then when our dinner came, the server didn’t offer to take away our appetizer dishes. We had to tell him to take it away. They were empty. Our server only came by briefly after getting our dinner. Again, we had to flag him 15 minutes after we had finished eating to get our bill so we can go to our show. The food was too saucy and garlicky...simplicity goes a long way. It wasn’t the worst experience but we wouldn’t go back.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 1/5

September 15, 2018

Beautiful spot. Had dinner before an event at Sony centre. Fabulous service; very attentive waitress and she provided incredible service. Music not so good - too young for a later crowd. Suggest you switch to more easy listening at 5:30 or 6:00 once concert guests came in and middle age business crowd comes in. It totally switched and the music did not match. Dirty dish wrack near bar extremely loud and unpleasant every time someone put dishes in there. They threw them in. Would have expected that to be more discreet. Good incredible. Very hot. Appetizers fabulous. And waitress followed through on our request for slow 2 hr dinner with multiple drinks and appetizers and then mains. Need option for smaller portions. A lunch size fettuccine Alfredo was denied which is such a horrible waist of food. Most women or children cant eat large portion. Pay more attention to your guests requests. I would have paid full price. Just didn’t want to waist. Chef should be more accommodating to smaller portion, healthy size meal choices. (Just cut the fresh noddles in half and I would have been happy).

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

August 24, 2018

The bread was the best, so good I almost just to eat the bread and forget the entrees. Only complaint was the music was too loud, can't even make conversation to each other, got a headache after half an hours of listening to it.m

Ambiance: 2/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

August 22, 2018

Food was great and service was even better. Will definitely return.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

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