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ORO Restaurant

#46 of 6,790 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
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45 Elm St, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1H1, Canada (Bay Street)
+1 416-597-0155
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Upon arrival, we instantly noticed this establishment's relaxing atmosphere. A wood burning fireplace with it's gentle fragrance greeted us as soon as we entered. The service was as you would expect in a fine dining restaurant. We did have a bit of trouble understanding our waiter with his slight accent and quiet demeanor. Personally, I found the dinner menu a... More 

Thank Ken K
Ottawa, Canada
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278 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Dinner on a snowy evening with a wood burning fireplace, charming service and fantastic food. What more could you ask for? Their pastas are excellent and the venison loin perfectly cooked and served with winter veggies and cannellini bean ragout. A lovely experience

Thank ottawatraveler_11
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Happened into this gem, while walking to another place where we had reserved. The welcoming staff and warm fire sucked us in, and we decided to stay. We were not disappointed! Stunning, delicious salads started us off. In season root veggies, local mushrooms, tender greens in lemony vinaigrette prepared our palettes for the main attractions. Never have I tasted such... More 

Thank Patty L
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105 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

It was a business dinner for a group of 10 and we feel that we are well served by the staff on a week night. The menu has a lot of choices in which most of us chose the pasta dishes as they are made freshly daily by the restaurant. I have the linguini with grilled vegetables and seafood which... More 

Thank P L
Fort Frances, Canada
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

We reserved a private room at ORO's for a dinner meeting of 14 persons. Connie did an exceptional job or organising our reservation and menu choices. The highlights for starters included the deep fried olives stuffed with cheese and the spiced salami fritters with goat cheese. The creamy mushroom soup was a hit. The group had a choice of pasta,... More 

Thank ML W
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349 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Nicely designed mid sized comfortable interior. Fireplace warming the area created a welcoming looking space. Seated quickly, and the following service was excellent. The menu offers traditional choices which all looked good, and the wine list is extensive. The pasta was very good. The main course also, however the mushrooms in both dishes need a different touch to bring out... More 

1 Thank Bruno S
Toronto, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Dear Connie, My staff and I would like to "THANK YOU" and your staff for such a wonderful evening! The set menu was just amazing and your staff was very attentive to all of our needs.. What a wonderful restaurant and thank you for the wonderful memories we made. Wishing you only continued success in the New Year and all... More 

1 Thank faustatedesco
Burlington, Canada
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49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

I was treated to a delicious lunch at this wonderful restaurant. The service was superb, the food outstanding, and the wine just perfect. When in Toronto again I will have to definitely have to have another meal at Oro.

1 Thank Marshall B
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Had many business functions here, always can expect the Great service and food quality. One of my favourite spots in Toronto for business functions and quiet dinners

Thank theofitch
Hamilton, Canada
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We love coming to this gem in the heart of downtown Toronto. The food is exceptional and the service is impeccable. The wine selection is great and make sure you save a place for dessert - I'm not a dessert person at all but I can't resist at this amazing restaurant.

1 Thank Thelassie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 30
Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
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
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Downtown

Neighbourhood Profile
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 vintage cinemas, and a healthy nightlife centered on the area's Distillery District bar and clubs near the East End, it's both an easygoing daytime spot and a popular party place after sunset. It also features some of Toronto's best outdoor landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square and the Nathan Phillips Square: perfect for a concert, a skate, or a relaxing sit-down.
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