Local Kitchen & Wine Bar
Fantastic. The food was top notch I would recommend this restaurant 100%. They also have corkage for $30 a bottle. Terrific meal and even better atmosphere.
Amazing food, very original. Fresh pasta was delicious. Very reasonably priced compared to some other similar Italian restaurants. The portions were the right size, and everything tasted like it was made from scratch. Would go again and recommend this restaurant to others. It fills up fast, so make reservations early. Accommodating to vegetarians - lots of options on the menu, and they were able to make a non-veg pasta dish into a veg dish.
Great small place. Service was good as was the food. Only concern was pasta was not hot when served.
We hadn't been to Local for a while. It was everything we remembered and more! We had a couple of favourites, but there were also a couple of new items that were just incredible. A mushroom tart was melt in your mouth delicious, and a brussels sprouts dish that would make everyone a fan! Outstanding pizza and pasta and a great wine list
Everything seemed to be hit or miss.
Seared scallop appetizer easy tasty cooked perfectly but a little salty.
Ossubuco pasta was bland. Tasted like boiled ground beef and ramen noodle.
Fried brussel sprouts were the hit of the night. A nice chat with a great tangy taste.
Duck breast was overcooked and the skin was rubbery and chewy. The polenta was bland and lacked seasoning.
Steak was good but again the vegetables were bland and unseasoned. The onion rings were reminiscent of ones you’d get from Harvey’s but not crispy.
We passed on dessert in favour of going someplace else.
This was the ideal spot for valentines. We came a bit early around 6:15 to avoid the evening dinner rush and cozied up! My experience at local kitchen this time tops every other time I’ve been. The valentine set menu was superb and there were no bumps with my order. The pasta was to die for... left us daydreaming about it for days to come
Always an incredible experience at Local Kitchen & Wine Bar. Food was amazing as always, and service was impeccable!
Absolutely perfect!!! The food, the service, the decor and the music was amazing. I can’t wait to go back and try something else or the same thing.
This is the second time in a week that I’ve been to open kitchen and wine bar. The food is delicious. The Brussels sprouts and scallops were amazing. I had the sea bream during winterlicious and it was so yummy. Definitely going back!
Some appetizers were good but kale salad was tough and flavourless and mozzarella was hard and salty. Entrees were terrible. One was sent back for something else and replacement was not much better. Will not return.
Waited a long time to get our food! And first glass of wine was only two ounces...
Awesome restaurant! Food was amazing and staff was exceptional and friendly. Highly recommend!
Cozy spot for Italian fare...snazy cocktails & great wine selection too!
Amazing ambience and food
Amazing food, great service, great location
I had been there before and I knew that my hubby would love the food and the ambiance. We were there to celebrate our 3rd wedding anniversary! The food was delicious as usual. It was a little noisy and it was unfortunate that they only had Prosecco by the bottle (all other options on the menu weren’t available 😢).
Anyway, we ended up having 2 bottles of Prosecco and our waiter Victoria was amazing! I definitely recommend this place if you want to celebrate a special day with your SO or if you want to have some fun with your friends! One last thing: the setlist was something else! Good job guys!
I've never felt compelled to write a restaurant review before ... but dining at Local Kitchen was a very disappointing & sub par experience. The service was terrible. My husband thought maybe the waitresses were having turf wars over the tables. 3 different people serving us - apparently none of them communicating. As soon as we walked in the door we felt rushed. I was asked 3 times what I would like to drink while I was still looking at the beverage menu. When we finished our entrees, there was no offer of tea or coffee etc ... & our dirty dishes were never cleared! even when the bill was brought! When we honestly responded to their "how was everything" question ... there was an apology & an explanation of 'there are issues tonight'. Too bad, because the food itself was quite delicious.
Crowded, noisy, busy with great food and great atmosphere - we love it!
The restaurant is nice and cozy. Very friendly service. Great food and drinks. We loved the scallops, mackerel, pizza and Nutella gelato.
I've been several times in the past and was always impressed. The food was always fantastic. Not sure what happened in the kitchen this time. So I would recommend with a caveat.
Unfortunate, will not recommend nor return.
There were some interesting choices, but something for everyone. Fresh garden tomatoes!!! The pizza was fantastic and I know pizza. I order pizza every chance I get including all over Italy. Highly recommend trying Local Kitchen. We'll be back for more pizza for sure!
The atmosphere is very casual and intimate. For our group of 5 it was perfect but also very nice for a couple. The food was very good and a nice selection without overwhelming you. The wine list is a little tough if you are not familiar with Italian wines. Having someone who is very familiar with them when ordering would be helpful when trying to describe what you are looking for. Would return.
I’ve eaten here several times over the years and it’s previously been fantastic. This time it was just good. The service was a bit slow and unfriendly. The bread we had to ask for twice was stale (toasting didn’t hide it). The pasta was good, but the duck needed more sauce to cut the richness. And charging a pregnant woman (or anyone) $4 for a fountain pop is a bit much. A little disappointed tonight.
Such a great dinner last night for our family birthday celebration! Food, as it always is at Local Kitchen and Wine bar, was fresh, delicious and prepared with great care and attention. Our server was lovely, engaging and she enhanced our experience as a great server can. Thank you Local for the consistency of great food and a lovely casual vibe!
Great every time
Compared to the great service I’ve had in the past - this last experience was bad. One of our party got very sick after the dinner. The attention to detail and service engagement was gone.
Delicious food, great wine selection, and wonderful ambiance!
Local Kitchen & Wine Bar is always our go-to for the best pasta and wine. Michael and Fabio are the most wonderful hosts and owners always making you feel like family. The food never disappoints and is always so wonderfully curated. Their wine list is exceptional. I highly recommend Local Kitchen & Wine Bar!
One of my favorite restaurants, always wonderful. Delicious food, attentive service and fun ambiance.
Lovely staff. Really good food! Nice Ontario wine. Will definitely return.
Love the fresh food and specials based on what is in season. Consistently great food
We found it through Summerlicious and didn't know what to expect. But Local was a small, cute little restaurant. The food all tasted fresh and was delicious. We had the Prix Fixed with Summerlicious, otherwise it might have been a little pricey. I would definitely come back for a special occasion.
We really did enjoy our dinner, although a cooler environment would have been appreciated since it was the hottest day of the year.
Quaint place, food took forever to come. When we booked our reservation we were told we would only have 2hours for our table, which seemed like plenty of time. We were seated and our drinks and appetizers came somewhat quickly within 15 min of ordering...then we waited 35 min for our main course, which was pizza and pasta. I’m not sure why they want to rush you out, but take forever to serve you? In addition to all of this, and waiting 35 min for the pasta, it was the wrong order. Frustrated it only seemed to bother myself and my husband, not the servers..which we had 3 different ones, which was also annoying. They offered to make a new pasta but at that point I wasn’t willing to wait another 35 min for pasta. On top of all of this the place was so hot it wasn’t comfortable sitting in there. The server said the a/c was on the highest setting, but others around us were also complaining of how hot it was, so maybe they should check out their ac??? A space pack in a restaurant like that won’t cut it. Overall I was disappointed with my visit. The chef came out a few times and seemed to cater to a few regulars and the rest of us took the back seat. I was very disappointed. The food was tasty, but their are a lot of places in Toronto with tasty food, that also come with better service and hvac systems so I won’t likely go back.
So good! The Summerlicious menu was nice but we also had the porkchop, which I’ve had before. The porkchop is one of the best things to eat in Toronto! 😍😍😍😍
Really loved the options and delicious fresh made food.
Meals were quite salty, though very tasty. Loved the cocktails, and vegetarian options.
Would definitely go again.
The pasta with rabbit and ricotta had almost no rabbit (none that I could taste) and the strawberry tiramisu had no strawberries. Also, the pizza was overcooked and the pasta was undercooked.