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“just yummy- in every way!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Toto' Ristorante

Toto' Ristorante
Ranked #459 of 2,225 Restaurants in Auckland
Price range: US$ 10 - US$ 38
Cuisines: Italian, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Delivery, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“just yummy- in every way!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2012

The food, the staff, the ambiance... everything was just lovely! It was a miserable night outside but when we stepped into the restaurant, we instantly felt warm and relaxed. With its two log fires and friendly staff... the "Welcome Mat" was evident. We had the degustation menu and every course was a unique taste sensation! Just yummy!

  • Visited August 2012
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
“Wonderful family dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2012

We recently had a family dinner at Toto's to celebrate my mother-in-law's 80th birthday. The food, wine and service from the Toto team was exceptional and without fault. They took wonderful care of us especially my mother-in-law who was a vegetarian and provided her with bespoke dishes just for her while the rest of us thoroughly enjoyed the set menu. The tiramisu with the birthday candle was a special touch as was the Opera singer (and the whole restaurant) singing her happy birthday. The lovely waitress also took very special care of my sister-in-law who is disabled with no request too small. I wholeheartedly recommend Toto's and look forward to going back for another meal soon.

  • Visited August 2012
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Auckland, New Zealand
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93 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Degustation”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2012

This restaurant knows its business. Could only get a booking or 6.30pm for degustation last night. Empty restaurant when we arrived. Do not under estimate why they are good. The restaurant steadily filled, but bookings are spaced for a purpose, each table is served perfectly. No long wait, no food too quick, just extremely well done. The staff are amazing. Food seriously good, wine list is extensive, but don't think you need to spend the money on the wine selection for the degustation. Just select your own.
Parking !!! Easier to pay at sky city, walk the very short distance and pay the $40max charge. There is nothing else in surrounding streets, watch the parkng signs carefully.
. We will be back.

  • Visited August 2012
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Auckland, New Zealand
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156 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Toto-ly Great”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2012

We booked an early dinner here mid-week on a cold and slightly damp evening. Luckily there was free parking nearby (Auckland city street parking is generally free after 6 pm, but check for signs). We were greeted by the friendly staff and a roaring fire - a very nice atmosphere and comfortable despite being the first diners. The 6-course tasting menu was our choice. You can have this with matched wine/beer/juice but we stayed with the water. The variety in the menu was fantastic, except perhaps for the octopus, but even that was interesting. And I might say the the chef could have been less generous with the salt - i could feel my blood pressure rising! But the risotto was a revelation of flavour of beautifully done duck, mushroom in rice that was not overdone. The venison was tender and moist. The finishing panna cotta with gelato dessert dish was excellent tempting us to dog-like behaviour if we had been at home! The staff were friendly, attentive and their attention to detail outstanding but we felt quite relaxed. So overall, highly recommended for a special occasion dinner out.

  • Visited July 2012
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New Zealand
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124 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“don't go hungry”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2012

Food is very good but pricey and the service is glacial - or is it that the kitchen can't get the food out? Has a big reputation that is not deserved

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