The food, wine list and ambiance are outstanding. This is our go-to restaurant for date nights. The half price bottles of wine on Monday nights is a nice touch and one that we have enjoyed a number of times. :-)
I have no pictures of the carpaccio but it's absolutely fantastic and you must order it if you go there - the bread and olive oil too. Everything was so delicious!
Another amazing meal at Ascari Enoteca! My partner can't have garlic or onions, which of course makes dining out complicated. However, with a quick head's up to Ascari, they provide several delicious options for her and she doesn't have to feel limited or left out (except for eyeballing my Carbonara!). The service is top notch: friendly, attentive & accomodating. They introduced us to a fantastic wine - Irreverence - from the Pearl Morissette, and we finished off with an amazing seasonal cannoli. I look forward to coming back again soon.
Friendly staff and great food.
The service at this restaurant was amazing. The atmosphere is really nice for a date night. Best pasta I’ve ever eaten! Get the beef cheek pasta. So good!!!
Small, intimate crowded space with everyone pleased to be there. Limited menu hits all the high spots, bursted, pastas and desserts. No meat mains and not missed. Pasta carbonara a favourite. Attentive “team” service.
Food is amazing. For some reasons it is loud the acoustics or something are not good the music wasn't loud and people were just talking but it was hard to talk to the people at your table.
Food is absolutely fantastic!!! The venue is really tiny so you have to be ok with close quarters. Highly recommend!
They don’t take credit cards
After reading several positive reviews of Ascari, we decided to celebrate our daughter's birthday there. Also, we hadn't been to Leslieville for a few years, and so it was good to get back there. Ascari really is a neighbourhood gem; a good balance of casual and chic. Food was delicious, with a small menu and a focus on fresh local ingredients. Combine that with wonderful service (Matt and co. were super accommodating), and you've got a perfect Saturday night dinner in a cool part of town. I would definitely recommend Ascari, and we'll check out the new King West location at some point very soon.
Carbonara is wonderful and great cocktail/drink selection.
The food was absolutely delicious, and on Monday's the bottles of wine are half-price. Can't go wrong!
Another fantastic meal. Have been 4 times and the food and service has never disappointed. Highly recommended the bbq’d lamb and fried broccoli appetizers. ½ price wine bottles on Monday!
A great restaurant with house-made pasta and an excellent wine selection.
Great food and service! Love the burrata - it changes seasonally and is always delicious!
We came in for our anniversary and the staff were immediately attentive. Drew was able to walk us through the menu and help us order exactly the right amount of food for us, steering us away from a few extra dishes that we would have otherwise ordered (it was impossible to choose, they all looked delicious). The wine selections were also spot on. Perfect meal out for celebrating.
Incredible food and service with the best pasta in TO.
Glad this is in our neighborhood! Came here early on a Friday night and glad we made a reservation because it was packed by the time we left. Food was fantastic! Nothing was too heavy or over-salted. We especially loved the arancini and carpaccio. I only wish we had more room in our stomachs to try more items in the menu, but we’ll be back soon!
Overall a good experience. I can be a bit noisy, but it also isn’t a big place.I am disappointed in not looking into the reason of making a reservation. If they ask you for what occasion you’re making a reservation, and it’s a birthday, I’m at least expecting a verbal confirmation of that fact. That was neglected in total, so it felt like a normal dinner experience, nothing special.
Excellent food and service.
Excellent food, with some incredibly unique flavours. Fun ambience and great service! Can’t wait to try it again!
Wonderful service; great with kids. Food is always delicious.
Very good - only suggestion would be to add a slice or two more of bread with the meat board. Overall, very much recommend.
I have now been there a few times with friends and family.The food and service is always great. It has become my favorite restaurant. Everything I have tried on the menu is delicious.
Over priced for such small portions
Always fab.?would love to see white bean and tonno crostini back on the menu !!
We love this restaurant so much. It is our absolute fave. The beef carpaccio is incredible. Everything is sooooo good.
Sat at the bar which we always enjoy. We are from out of town and when in Toronto try to get to Ascari.
Really wanted to like this restaurant. Some aspects were great: carpaccio (sp?) appetizer was very tasty, as was pasta carbonara. But the arrancini seemed a bit burnt and were too peppery. Also the flavour of the brussels sprouts was too strongly red wine vingegar - off-putting with the already strong brussels sprouts flavour. Owner was very nice, and service was good.
Wine list was extensive, but very few selections by the glass, and $14 for a 5oz glass is outrageous! Main course was very salty. Overall, disappointed as I’ve wanted to try this restaurant for quite awhile.
Loved how they made a special evening out more memorable. The unique touches made everything feel that much more personal. The food and environment were perfect and waitress was delightful as she answered questions we had about the various dishes and drinks.
Great Place but way too loud to talk
Most flavourful pasta I've had in ages. Great service - very friendly, comfortable place. Highly recommended.
So good! Great service and awesome food and wine! Will definitely return soon!
Was a pleasant surprise! Even on a long weekend this place was hoping which is a true sign of a great restaurant. The service was excellent and the food was superb. We ordered the broccoli fritters and risotto balls for appetizers which were delicious. The two pasta dishes-one was a spaghetti feature with cream base and the other was with mushrooms. Both very flavorful and filling. We would’ve tried desert but we had a cake waiting at home. Definetly a winner and would come back again. Price point was also very reasonable. For two it was $85 with pop.
Excellent food, and excellent service. Fully enjoyed all the dishes from the small bites , appetizers and main. Small selection but each dish unique and special. Customer service outstanding as well. As a note, lost my heel cap of a favourite pair of shoes and called them next day in case it was there. Thought nothing would come of it but was really surprised when they called and told us they had it. They scoured the area and found it just outside the restaurant. Rarely see that kind of service and attention to customers these days!! My only comment would be noise levels. The room is very bright noise wise) and it was a pretty loud for the evening. I am the sort that has a harder time eating when noise level is loud. My daughter struggled with it too. Some kind of noise barrier or way of dampening sound would be a good idea. We have friends who having hearing issues and these places are off limits for them. Otherwise, would highly recommend.
A very lively restaurant which was extremely loud, almost more bar-like than dining experience. The overall hard surfaces of the restaurant really reflected the noise, which was mostly people talking. Tables jammed together. As for the food, we selected the daily special which was a very tasty mushroom pasta dish however a little too much butter used. It pooled at the bottom of the plate. You can hide almost anything with too much butter. While this may sound like I disliked the overall experience, you just have to set the proper expectation. So for me, this was an average experience overall.
The food and service were excellent! I have been wanting to eat here for awhile and I’m glad I finally did. The only issue was that it was very loud. But it was busy and the restaurant is quite small, so I guess that is be expected. Overall, it was terrific!
Very limited menu, but decent food and service compared to other spots in Leslieville. Didn't like being told we had to leave in two hours.