We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Badali Bar and Cucina

156 Front St W, Toronto, Ontario M5J 2L6, Canada
+1 416-977-3064
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (119 reviews)
“tiramisu” (26 reviews)
“arancini” (12 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:30All hours
Italian, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
156 Front St W, Toronto, Ontario M5J 2L6, Canada
All Details
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (972)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 897 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

I booked online, asking for a quiet table, and when we arrived I was shown to the perfect table! Thank you! We had an amazing meal before our show at the Rogers Centre. Easily walkable. The meal was prepared well and presented with style, service...More

1  Thank Robsaway
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Walked in on Saturday evening and received friendly welcome. Water on the table straight away. Waiting staff helpful and cheerful. Portions enormous but food is tasty.

Thank Truus B
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I walked in around 8 p.m. on a Sunday night and were seated right away. The drinks and food (two vegetarian dishes) were delicious. The prices were very good for what we had. The only issue was, apparently we arrived right after...More

Thank Barry T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in town for Fan Expo and wanted a change from all the fast food we'd had for the past two days. Badali's was just what we were looking for. The service was good, the gnocchi was delicious and filling, and the cocktails were...More

Thank Jenny T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We both enjoyed everything we ordered . Grilled calamari, pasta , salads, mussels . All fantastic delicious and the service impeccable. The patio out side is the way to go but inside is lovey as well . Will be back again my second time now...More

1  Thank Steve M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for lunch before my sons CPA graduation at the convention centre. Good food at an affordable price. The service was pretty good. We were happy to have a choice of craft beer to choose from. I'll definitely be back here.

2  Thank Linda C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I were there last night for drinks and we had an amazing time. David, the bartender is amazing! He was super nice and engaging. He was very informative and treated us like family. We are definitely going back!

1  Thank leens289
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were on our way to a concert and wanted to have dinner first. It was the evening of a ball game so we knew it would be busy anywhere in the area. We picked Badali's because my wife had been there before. We were...More

1  Thank Timgard
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to this place on the last day of summerlicious. Food quantity was enough for two people and taste was great! We ordered a soup, a salad (3 beans) and pizza.

1  Thank Aparajita J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spacious restaurant that is one of my go to's with girlfriend for dinner or with a work group for lunch. Varied menu with enough choice for everyone.

1  Thank LAMoonScott
Downtown West
Downtown West is home to Toronto's gorgeous Inner
Harbor, and is a must-visit for lovers of art and the
outdoors. The area's rich cultural heritage is
celebrated by a number of monuments and museums,
giving the neighborhood a mature feel. As a premier
destination for modern art, people here stroll through
the cool contemporary pieces at the Power Plant, enjoy
the outdoor installations along Queen's Quay and Canoe
Nearby Restaurants
Library Bar- The Royal York Hotel
439 reviews
.22 km away
Canyon Creek Front Street
550 reviews
.02 km away
The Loose Moose Tap & Grill
790 reviews
.05 km away
Nearby Attractions
Ripley's Aquarium Of Canada
14,252 reviews
.32 km away
CN Tower
18,413 reviews
.37 km away
Royal Alexandra Theatre
497 reviews
.35 km away
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
373 reviews
.21 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
4 August 2016|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from Wube G | Property representative |
I suggest using one of the many Green P municipal parking lots in the area. There is also a parking blog on the Badali website that is useful for both directions and parking in the vicinity.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 29
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Wine and Beer
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 156 Front St W, Toronto, Ontario M5J 2L6, Canada (Formerly Joe Badali's Ristorante Italiano & Bar)
  • Public Transportation: We"re located "kitty corner" to Toronto's Union Station on the north west corner of University and Front Street We are very close to both Union and St Andrews subway stations.
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown West
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown West
  • Phone Number: +1 416-977-3064
  • E-mail
The Badali Bar and Cucina brings the taste of Italy to the heart of Toronto's Entertainment District. We invite you to join us for fine Italian fare, sustainable seafood, in house made desserts and true Italian hospitality. Whether you join us for a hand crafted cocktail and a sample of our cicchetti menu at our 40 foot bar or for a sit down meal in our piazza grande with colleagues, friends or family, we will welcome you with open arms into our home. Situated just steps from the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, some outstanding downtown hotels and local sports arenas, we strive to exceed your every expectation form your first minute with us to your last. Located in a heritage building we would love nothing more than to host you in the splendour of our surroundings and show off our good fortune. From the exposed brick walls, original hardwood floors and 16' ceilings, to our outstanding wine list, craft beer selection, and hand stretched pizzas, there is much to enjoy in our home. Come spend some time with us in our family owned and operated restaurant and see for yourself the difference a little love can make.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing