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ORO Restaurant

) #50 of 6,998 Restaurants in Toronto ₹₹₹₹ Italian, Mediterranean,
45 Elm St, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1H1, Canada
+1 416-597-0155
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“calamari” (23 reviews)
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Open Now
17:00 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
45 Elm St, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1H1, Canada
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Reviews (279)
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Reviewed yesterday

I don't know how many times I've been to Oro and every time, the food is excellent, the service attentive and the atmosphere pleasant. Had the soup, striploin (medium rare, paired with asparagus and potato gratin) and tiramisu- I couldn't think of a better dinner!...More

Thank Priscilla P
Reviewed 3 days ago

The food at Oro was GREAT we were in the private room upstairs and the place was nice for a big group. The service was a little sloppy as one waiter dropped hot water on one of my friends while putting the tea on the...More

Thank Din777
Reviewed 4 days ago

Have been eating at this downtown establishment for 25 years and it never disappoints. Most recently, for our 50th. anniversary, we celebrated with 30 friends in the private back room. The service was impeccable and the three-course dinner was superb. It's also a great spot...More

1  Thank Bob L
Reviewed 4 days ago

A big thank you to the most charming staff at Oro. Connie worked with me to manage the details of our board/executive team meeting and lunch and together with her staff made the entire experience a success. Everyone involved was enthusiastic and ensured that our...More

1  Thank PaulainToronto
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, great service. Had a "private" room setup for a business meeting / lunch and they took care of even the smallest details. Will definetly return. Connie at Oro arranged everything and overall it was a much better experience overall than expected. Would love...More

Thank TravelinJoe55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had dinner at Oro with a work colleagues. I was very pleased with the prompt, polite and professional service we received. Most of my meal was good. I had the lamb striploin and was disappointed how little taste it had. One of my colleagues...More

1  Thank wbsAlberta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled onto this restaurant and what a lovely surprise ORO turned out to be! My rainbow trout was a gourmet experience. Vegetables were varied and perfectly prepared. Everything was delicious. Service was excellent and ambiance was quiet and pleasant. My husband and I enthusiastically...More

1  Thank DWJPR
Reviewed 8 May 2017

A recommendation from Mirvish led us here for a pre-theatre meal and we weren't disappointed. We were greeted personally by the owner (and her granddaughters) and seated in the front of the restaurant, with a view of the lovely Elm Street village. Attentive service, very...More

Thank Rick R
Reviewed 1 May 2017

We really enjoyed our experience at Oro. My meal comprised of the caprese salad, steak tartare, lamb, chocolate torte. All were really thoughtfully made- with attention to taste and details. Each was unique, but each well crafted. The ingredients were fresh and well combined. We...More

1  Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

A great find at 45 Elm Street, minutes away from Mirvish Theatre on Victoria St. Connie, the owner extended a warm welcome despite the fact that we were very early for dinner following matinee at theatre. Appetizers were awesome....calamari and a mushroom/artichoke salad that was...More

2  Thank Jo-Anne J
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination
for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip
and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with
a strong student influence from the Ryerson University
Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in
flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities,
with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to
Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 Elm St, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1H1, Canada
    (Bay Street)
  • Public Transportation: ORO is located just north of Dundas station on the Yonge subway line.
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-597-0155
  • E-mail
Each day ORO's creative team pushes the boundaries of the culinary imagination with appetizers, entrees and desserts prepared neo-Italian style but subtly accented with hints from around the world. Add to this an award-winning wine list and it's no surprise ORO was selected one of Canada's Top 10 Restaurants by the Globe and Mail soon after its 1997 opening. Private rooms available for meeting/special occasions.
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