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The Badali Bar and Cucina

156 Front St W, Toronto, Ontario M5J 2L6, Canada
+1 416-977-3064
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
Italian, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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156 Front St W, Toronto, Ontario M5J 2L6, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is our choice for our dinner on the Tuesday evening of the Grand Masonic Lodge. This year we had about 28 out and a good time was had by all. My lamb dish was excellent and the sangria met expectations

1  Thank Clarkwaynewinter
Reviewed 4 days ago

We booked an early pre-concert dinner and had an absolutely fabulous meal. While my husband and I typically choose different foods, this time we were both very happy that we chose the same dishes. We both had the wonderful agnalotti with mushrooms, ricotta and truffle...More

1  Thank Dorothy S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Headed here before going to a concert at the ACC. The food was fantastic. Place was packed so it got kind of loud but not too bad. Our server really seemed to not enjoy being there, no real personality... experience with the server was very...More

1  Thank JJLD
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had tickets for a Blue Jays game at Rogers Centre and every place we stopped in close to the ball field was packed with waits of over an hour. We finally walked into Badali's and they had plenty of tables. Service was good and...More

1  Thank Jan S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good atmosphere, friendly, efficient service. Good choice of menu. Comfortable surroundings. Tasty meals and accommodating staff.

1  Thank afolker
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been here many times, as a couple or in various sizes of groups and have found recently the food and service better than in the past. Not certain, but it seems to have a different approach as the name has changed a little as...More

1  Thank MotoringAround
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a group of four who chose this restaurant due to its close proximity to Rogers Centre. We weren't disappointed. The food was good at an affordable price. Service was also quite good. We were pleased to have a selection of craft beers to...More

1  Thank Diane G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As tourists visiting Toronto, my parents and I had a WONDERFUL experience at Badali Restaurant! Being allergic to gluten and dairy, our server, Matt, was amazing in explaining the gluten free menu options and making sure that the kitchen prepared my food in a safe...More

1  Thank mirroberts506
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At the last minute, for a Summerlicious supper, we called Canoe only to find that it was closed on Saturdays. So we went to Badali's instead. Good choice. It is a large place and usually has a table free for walk-ins. For the price, the...More

1  Thank Craig C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overpriced. Average quality. Huge restaurant where you can always find a spot. Absolutely, not the best Italian food I ever had. Another experience..

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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
...More
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Ronrich_10
4 August 2016|
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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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 28
Meals
Drinks, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
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)
    (University)
  • 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
Description
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.
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