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Reviewed 15 July 2023

Special night for us (my family) as we were in Toronto for something very special. I called the restaurant directly and asked if the restaurant was accessible as one of my children is in a wheelchair. I was assured that the restaurant was completely accessible...and they would be glad to have us. Upon entering the owner looked at us with disdain, as if this wheelchair would cause him problems. We are normally greeted with smiles and a "welcome to my business" attitude. Not here. We went right out to the patio as the day was beautiful, but there were stairs to get up to it. At this point I'm wondering why I was told the restaurant was totally accessible. Then with the same look on his face that he didn't even want us there, he looks in the dining room that looked lovely but shoke his head and mumbled something about 'not enough room'. I looked and saw one couple eating in there, that was it. He then pointed to the sort of entry way bar area where there were a collection of garage sale tables form the 50's and said 'how about here ?' It was not what I had been envisioning where my family would dine before our special event, but did not want to spoil the fetive mood we had so made do. Apart form the owner being a real idiot, the food was great and the server was fantastic. How do you rate a restaurant experience like that ? Great food, but not welcomed or wanted by the owner. Dissapointed comes to mind.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 30 June 2023

Great spot I wish I knew about sooner. Nice decor and ambiance and good quality food for a reasonable price. Will return for a pre-concert dinner as most places in the area don't take reservations on those nights.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 3 April 2023 via mobile

Amazing. Found this restaurant during an online search in a hidden gem category. I couldn’t agree more! Cocktails, calamari, main dishes, all were excellent. The vibe of the place was perfect for a family dinner. Public travel from yorkville was a bit long with needing...to take a bus for part of the way. Would recommend Uber.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 2 April 2023 via mobile

Disrespectful and grumpy waiter was not a great first impression. Starters: mixed cured meet with buratta and 3 pickles and 3 olives was either undersized enough r overpriced. Drinks: house wine; Sangiovese Merlot rated by the waiter as “excellent” was merely passable. Starters: grilled calamari...drowned and n too much tomato sauce. Calamari fritti were decent. Fish dishes: rather good Pizza: underwhelming both in selection as well as quality. Ambiance: average Value for money: average Service: poor and disrespectful.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 26 March 2023 via mobile

Highly recommended. Excellent food, atmosphere and service. Could not fault our meal . Lovely mussels and a really good eggplant parmigiana followed by tiramisu . The restaurant is Situated in the old carpet factory in Liberty Village.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 23 January 2023

This is the second time we have dined at Caffino for our wedding anniversary celebration and we are very glad we returned to this wonderful restaurant. The service is excellent - we were warmly greeted upon arrival and our table was ready right away. Our...waiter for the evening, Vincenzo, is fantastic! He was always nearby and we never had to wait for service. He is very friendly and knowledgable about all the dishes on the menu; we greatly enjoyed meeting him. The menu has a broad selection of meals for every taste but we were particularly impressed with the daily specials. We ordered the bruschetta to start with and had the red snapper and the braised lamb shank for our main courses. The fish was cooked perfectly and the lamb shank (with homemade gnocchi in a red wine and mushroom sauce) were among the best meals we have had at an Italian restaurant in Toronto. The decor and ambiance of this restaurant makes it a perfect setting for a couples evening out.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 23 August 2022

Over the past couple of years, we haven't had the chance to get to Toronto and have dinner at Caffino in Liberty Village. Our anniversary we were going to a TFC game, so great opportunity to eat at Caffino before the game. We were welcomed...back like old friends, Vince was our waiter and I can't say enough great things, attentive but relaxed and so friendly and professional. Food was still on point, can you say Perfectly cooked pasta and the flavours were still wow. Simply amazing and thank you Vince for your great service.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 19 July 2022

Here is the perfect plan for dinner before the show. Plenty of parking right around the corner. Then Uber to wherever you are going. The restaurant décor is magnificent. New to us, but has been here for 20 plus years. The food is top notch...and reasonably priced. We started with A mixed green tossed salad with " Caffino dressing" and a Caesar. both were fresh and crisp We split the marinated grilled Calamari topped with fresh tomato salsa Wifey had the fish of the day. Mediterranean Sea Bass, which has the same texture as Chilean Sea Bass just thinner fillets. I had the LAS SALUTE. Whole wheat penne with smoked chicken, roasted red peppers, peas, mushrooms, goat cheese and garlic infused olive oil This was the best part of my meal. Not homemade but cooked perfectly. Great flavours. Would return just to have this again. And of course we split a 3rd entrée. The SOPHIA Pizza. Tomato sauce, de-constructed Italian pork sausage, blue cheese, mozzarella and roasted red peppers Good solid place to eat. Make a reservation. Got very busy very fast. Great service, great atmosphere, and really good food. Would definitely go back.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 27 June 2022 via mobile

We had the pasta caffino and rigatoni del-duca. Both were absolutely delicious. Love this restaurant. Highly recommend!!!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 11 October 2021

My daughter just got married at Caffino’s, and we couldn’t be more happier about our experience.This venue was beyond exceptional! Not only was Rosa and her team absolutely amazing, the food was exceptional and the ambiance was perfect. By the end of the night, everyone...from Caffino’s became family. Truly a spectacular place with the most delicious food and the most hard working and caring staff!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 26 July 2021

While our waiter was very nice and attentive, the owner Rosa was quite the opposite. When we asked why only half the staff was wearing masks, (legally required in Ontario indoors and if tables are not 2m apart outdoors) she responded that no-one else seemed...to have a problem and that people wanted to feel free. We mentioned that we felt uncomfortable and she reluctantly told the waiter to wear a mask, continuing not to wear a mask herself while serving the customers. Her response was shaming and completely inappropriate. The restaurant itself was beautiful and the food was nice however I will not be going back and will let others know of my unfortunate experience there.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 14 July 2021

Once again, had a wonderful dinner at Caffino. Not only is set in a beautiful, quiet, out of the way location in Liberty village but Rosa (the owner) always makes us feel like we are family. She ensures we are happy with our table, that...everything has tasted great to our liking. Kitchen staff is doing something right as well. Lamb dish served with homemade gnocci and rapini, homemade pasta with chicken and sundried tomates and my family favourite - penne ala vodka. The caesar salad could use some sproucing up. They have recently put on a tent for the outdoor back patio and still have the front patio for outdoor dining as well. You won't be sorry eating here and you will want to come back every week.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 2 June 2021

I really didn’t want to leave a negative review but I am devastated by what Rosa (owner) did. I started my wedding inquiry on may 4 over email and because I reside overseas all communication was either email or phone calls. Communication was a lengthy...process and we spent about a month talking through email/phone. I sent over an initial list of questions and would wait ~2-3 days for a response back. I thought this was no big deal and is likely due due to their reduced hours. However, not all the questions were answered either. I was finally able to get a hold of her and had a call to go through all my questions. I thought the conversation went well and I was ready to sign the contract. I also inquired if I would be allowed to push back my wedding if there were still covid restrictions in 2022 to which a Rosa said yes. I followed up again for a video walk through and price breakdown down which took another week to receive. We were all finally ready to sign the contract which Rosa said it’ll be sent over ASAP. I had to wait another 3 days before receiving it and I also followed up to make sure everything was ok and that date was reserved for me. Rosa said it was so I was not worried. The contract was finally sent over and I noticed there was no covid restrictions clause or a force majeur clause so I sent over an email to ask if that can be included. I thought this was a reasonable clause as my wedding photographer also had a similar statement in their contract. I got no response back for another 2 days but assumed everything was ok. Rosa responds back saying that this was an unreasonable request and did not want to go back and forth anymore and that the deal was over. I was shocked and tried to ask what had happened because no one responded to my last inquiry. If they had responded back saying it cannot be included and gave me a deadline to sign it, I gladly would have still signed it. But to take away the contract like this was the most shocking and unprofessional experience I’ve dealt with. I had already booked my photographer knowing that Rosa told me the date was secured for me. I didn’t think a question about covid would completely destroy our month long work towards this contract. My advice for others trying to book their wedding with this venue: Maybe it’ll be easier for the folks to visit and sign in person. But my experience of all this was a complete nightmare. I now have to look for another wedding venue. Final reach out to Rosa: Hi Rosa, if you are reading this - I have tried to call multiple times and was willing to sign without any covid clause. I love the venue so much I'm even willing to see if another date is available. I don't want to leave this negative review up and would love to support local businesses. I'm still open to talk through options if you are. I would also suggest Caffino have a wedding brochure and a list of commonly asked questions so that we do not have to go back and forth over email. I think that would've helped our communication a lot.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 20 August 2020

My husband and I were going to have our reception at Caffino. However because we reside overseas, we could no longer proceed. I queried about our deposit refund to only be verbally abused by Rosa (who appears to own the restaurant) accusing me of ‘using...Covid to my advantage’ and then continues to falsely accuse me of booking a date no one else can use (this is absolutely false). With all my email evidence of the rude and abusive responses which I have saved, I warn anyone who intends to have their ceremony/reception at Caffino, please re-consider. This is the most difficult vendor I had to work with and their unprofessionalism, false accusation towards the customer and rudeness has made me realised no one would want to work with such toxic people.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 6 July 2020

Claasi well made italian fare. The seafood risoto was fantastic. Prices are good and service is professional. The room is amazing. A little off the beaten path but worth it.

Date of visit: January 2020
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