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Marinella

#161 of 6,796 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighbourhood:
Little Italy
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640 College St, Toronto, Ontario M6G 1B4, Canada
+1 416-348-9200
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Closed
Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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Toronto, Canada
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75 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Met friend for dinner here, service was fantastic, they served us an Air Transat appetizer and I had the lobster risotto. It was delicious. The reisling was good. Great atmosphere. Would go again. Risotto is made fresh so will take a while.

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Thank sneekymongoose
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for valentine's day dinner and it was worth every penny. The prices might be a tad high and the bread could be better but the rest of the food was amazing in itself. Definitely try dishes with the homemade Marinella sauce and definitely have the tiramisu for dessert as well. You won't regret it.

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Thank kdubs91
Ancaster, Canada
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the very pleasant experience of dining last evening at the Marinella Simply Italian restaurant on College St. prior to attending a performance at the Revival Theatre. The Marinella is a short 5 minute walk to the Revival Theatre which makes it an excellent choice for dining if you are going to the Revival. When we entered the restaurant... More 

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Thank cowboys_suck
toronto
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Greeted immediately by very kind wait staff, ordered carbonara and the fish pasta and both were excellent. I will def be coming back

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Thank Kitty C
Brampton, Canada
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the atmosphere here and the servers were attentive. The food was good but can't say it was great. We were a party of 8. My Husband had the Osso bucco, it was great, as was the risotto that came with it. I had the seafood risotto. I have to say I have never seen or tasted 3 such tiny,... More 

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Thank AcadiaFernbrook
Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant itself is lovely and very clean. When we arrived we were asked if we had reservations and when we said no, we were still seated immediately. Since we weren't very hungry, we ordered two appetizers to share and each a "side order" of pasta. The rolls were average and would have been 100 times better if warmed up.... More 

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Thank Sharon G
Ottawa, Canada
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87 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

This should be a great restaurant according to the hype. Mostly home made Italian dishes with some pasta imported form Italy. Osso Buca looks great but did not try it. The pasta that we tried just OK--a bit glutenous. The server did not know her wine. The cappuccino coffees were cold and the prices were upscale. I am unlikely to... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

With all the amazing atmosphere and food this cozy cafe is the best thing ever. Everyone is so friendly and kind. The food is top notch and every time you come it gets even better!!!!

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Thank potqueen26496
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212 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Went for the first time this week and loved it. On College in the heart of Little Italy. Lovely modern but warm interior. Has the feel of a neighborhood restaurant. The food was fantastic. My seafood linguine was delicious with a creative blend of flavours and very fresh. Top notch!

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Thank NCSteveT
Toronto
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159 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I took a friend for dinner tonight and we were satisfied. The pasta did taste fresh and home made. Our friend and I had the pappardelle with the meatballs- hers al forno. Both were very good but the best was my husband's fettuccine funghi (mushroom). We also ordered the primavera pizza without cheese as appetizer. Service was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 14 - US$ 23
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 00:00
Saturday
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 640 College St, Toronto, Ontario M6G 1B4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Little Italy
  • Neighbourhood: Little Italy
  • Phone Number: +1 416-348-9200

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Little Italy

Neighbourhood Profile
Little Italy
Toronto's Little Italy is a city hotspot for cafe culture and nightlife. There's something for everyone in Little Italy, apparent from the cross-section of clubbers in glitzy dresses, and elderly couples arm-in-arm heading to their favorite wine or pasta spot. Cafes spill onto the wide sidewalks, pool lounges and bars are always teeming with noise and activity, and both outdoor and indoor marketplaces are packed with fresh fish, cured meats, and pungent cheeses. All of the activity makes it a perfect spot for people-watching, especially over a nice glass of red wine or a quick and sumptuous slice of pizza at one of the many eateries or trattorias in the area.
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