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ORO Restaurant

#57 of 6,752 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighbourhood:
Downtown
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45 Elm St, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1H1, Canada (Bay Street)
+1 416-597-0155
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11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Toronto
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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

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Thank theofitch
Hamilton, Canada
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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.

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1 Thank Thelassie
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a delegation from Latin America and they all loved the food and service. Thank you so much. Joan

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1 Thank Joan H
Toronto, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love coming to this restaurant. The food is exceptional, the service is exemplary and the ambiance is absolutely perfect. Want a special evening out with your loved one? Try this place; it's one of the best in Toronto.

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1 Thank themccauleys2016
Northeastern Ontario, Canada
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good pre theatre evening meal. Perfect service and tasty food, with a very good wine selection.

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1 Thank RRMerlin
Toronto, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had our baptism reception lunch at Oro. The food and wine was amazing. Very accommodating for menu selections and provided kids choices. The service was professional, kind and attentive to our guests. I highly recommend Oro for family events/receptions.

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1 Thank Alana96415
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125 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This place is really good. Very nice atmosphere, friendly waiters and delicious food. Wines by the glass were not a lot to pick, but overall really good.

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1 Thank mcorassa
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

The meal was good... fresh, and visually stunning... great atmosphere... good wine. I found it slightly expensive for the portion size and flavor profiles offered but overall not to bad... Service was the only thing that kept this from a higher rating... found the waiter to mumble quite a bit, and was somewhat snooty... but hey we've all had an... More 

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1 Thank Frazer B
Saskatoon, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We had about 25 people in the back room at ORO for an association event. Food and wine were fabulous, staff was great, venue was perfect. Will definitely be visiting again.

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2 Thank Bryan A
London, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We had 12 people in the Marble Room. Vito was very attentive and great wine recommendation. Set Menu C was very good. Guests were from across Canada, and all enjoyed the food, wine and atmosphere. Domenico and his wife made me look good! Lol. :)

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2 Thank raylee11

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$56
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Downtown

Neighbourhood Profile
Downtown
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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