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ORO Restaurant

45 Elm St | Bay and Dundas Streets, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1H1, Canada
+1 416-597-0155
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (34 reviews)
“venison” (10 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 pm - 10:00 pmAll hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
45 Elm St | Bay and Dundas Streets, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1H1, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After decades of great food, Oro has closed. Its last meal was lunch on 22 Dec 2017. Its owner has retired, and the venue is becoming a clothing store after reno. You leave behind a large community of grateful patrons, who got to experience classic...More

Thank intrepid1406
Reviewed 6 January 2018

We really enjoyed the service and the food here. Everything was flavourful and well cooked. I probably won't visit this restaurant in winter again though. The fire is a beautiful touch but it doesn't ventilate very well and the smoke smell clung to my jacket...More

Thank CalDorset
Reviewed 4 January 2018

It's an annual spot for our anniversary celebration. Excellent food! Year to year they never disappoint. Over the years we had lamb, fish, seafood pastas, I believe veal one year - its always simply excellent - taste, food temperature and service! The recommended wine pairings...More

1  Thank Lyudmila B
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

Celebrated my wife’s birthday here. We both had pasta dinners here along with appetizers. Both pasta meals affected had more than enough to fill us up. Very Romantic atmosphere, the interior of the restaurant is very nice. Unfortunately the restaurant closes after December 22, 2017....More

1  Thank Ron R
Reviewed 10 December 2017

We had my husband's office Christmas party in the back room. It was lovely with the fire blazing and the lovely decor. The waitress was very attentive without being intrusive. The food was great. The salad had a lot of options and they didn't overdo...More

1  Thank famillehamilton
Reviewed 5 December 2017

I planned our work xmas party and had 22 people in attendance. The food was amazing and everything was perfect. Thank you for making our night a great one!

Thank Sylvia G
Reviewed 4 December 2017

My husband and I were in Toronto to see a show at the Mirvish Theatre so I looked on Travel Advisor for a restaurant that was close by, with good ambiance and an interesting menu. This restaurant did not disappoint. We were warmly welcomed and...More

Thank Monica W
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

For our last night in Toronto we want something a bit upscale. This fit the bill. Table cloths, candles and fine Italian food. Flavors were different and perfect. Bottles of wine on the high side which is why I guess they got the wine spectator...More

1  Thank yysuzanne
Reviewed 27 November 2017

We were here for my brother's bachelor party. We booked a private room (the marble room) and it was a very classy room. Service was an 8/10 but overall fantastic. Food choices were great especially considering we had many vegetarians. Price was what you would...More

1  Thank Pritesh B
Reviewed 27 November 2017

I've reviewed Oro before, but we had another recent meal there and it's still just as great as ever. When the weather's colder the fireplace is kept burning, and the gold glow and warmth add to the gold and warmth that the resto normally has....More

1  Thank intrepid1406
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
USD 16 - USD 32
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 Elm St | Bay and Dundas Streets, 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. Cozy, romantic booths, warm tables by the fireplace, and four private rooms available for meeting/special occasions.
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