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Reviewed 21 August 2019

Food and wine are excellent and service is friendly. Bar Altura stands out in an area that is looking rather tired and is not the happening area of a few years ago. We were so happy to see a shining clean, inviting bar/restaurant. We shared...a Caprese salad and a Margherita pizza both delicious. Good selection of wines also. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 8 August 2019 via mobile

Sometimes when things go wrong on a vacation really special things can happen. That was our experience yesterday. Our phones had died and after asking a dozen restaurants and bars if we could charge them and were turned away Marcello at bar Altura was kind...enough to say “sure give it to me I’ll charge it for you” So we decided to stay and he made us a couple of delicious mock tales, and we began to order. The Arancini were delicious and the Bolognese was as good as anywhere in Bologna. These folks Are passionate about everything they do, and their kindness is the icing on the cake. Treat yourself to a nice meal and go visit themMore

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 24 April 2019

We enjoyed the interesting food- and the service by Marcello, the owner/server was perfect. He knows the wines/food very well , and describes them with such a love. Hoping his wife and expected son, in two weeks all the best!

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed 13 April 2019

The food was good but the cocktails were event better! Over all amazing atmosphere. The staff was polite and knowledgeable.

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed 29 January 2019 via mobile

Food in this place is amazingly tasty. Highly recommended. Especially the caprese and the arancini. Will visit again.

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed 22 January 2019 via mobile

We saw this lovely looking restaurant in the candlelight and decided to try it. The trout was delicious as was the gluten free Bolognese and very generous portions. They gave us complimentary espresso Creme Brûlée’for dessert which was amazing! We’re so glad we found it

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Manager Marcello Made us feel welcome and the food was delicious.Arancini, caprese and Carpaccio.Arancini are Made Wi-Fi a mushroom risotto, it’s delicious. Caprese salda ia a whole tomato stuffed with buffalo milk mozzarella. Finally we order a tomahawk steak it was enough ti feed ten...people but it was so good. It a better placeMore

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Such a lovely place on Queen West. The restaurant is beautifully decorated with a modern rustic look. The food was delicious too--we started with their arancini--and let me tell you, as someone who doesn't normally eat mushrooms, they're were amazing! We then ordered the gnocchi...with white sauce and rabbit as well as the egg pasta dressed in ragu sauce--both of which a made in-house. Sooo yummy! We then had the espresso creme brule for dessert--I didn't want it to end it was so good! Thank you Marcello for the lovely experience, great conversation and service, we'll be sure to come back!More

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed 28 September 2018

We wanted a new experience in Toronto and turned to Tripadvisor to see if we could find a restaurant with rave reviews that was possible to get into. We found Bar Altura and had an absolutely delicious meal. We arrived to an empty restaurant that...filled up towards 8 PM on a Thursday evening. Excellent service and great food. The staff was enthusiastic and seemed to really want to please. We ordered wines by the glass and they were all well chosen and good value. The cocktails were especially delicious. I would highly recommend this eatery on every count.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

My first visit at Bar Altura and I already can’t wait to go back. Food is just as authentic as my Nonna’s cooking! I had a caprese salad tomato stuffed with buffalo milk mozzarella and tagliatelle alla Bolognese, tagliatelle are made in house and the...meat sauce is outstanding. Can’t wait to go back and try the rabbit gnocchi...The manager Marcello made us feel welcome and advised great cocktails and food that where a must try. 👍🏻More

Date of visit: September 2018
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  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4