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ORO Restaurant

#58 of 6,790 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
Today
17:30 - 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW 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 

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Thank Bruno S
Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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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 5 weeks ago

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.

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1 Thank Marshall B
Toronto
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3 reviews
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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

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Thank theofitch
Hamilton, Canada
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29 reviews
14 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.

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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 25 November 2016

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 25 November 2016

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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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

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 8 November 2016

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 25 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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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
Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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

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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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