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The Big Ragu

1338 Lansdowne Ave, Toronto, Ontario M6H 3Z8, Canada
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good13%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1338 Lansdowne Ave, Toronto, Ontario M6H 3Z8, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really had a taste for an Italian place, that's why on 26th of September 2017 i showed up to the restaurant and find out that they are closed on Thursdays. Tooo sad i didn't have another chance.

Thank lsweetl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am never disappointed by the big ragu. Hands down best gnocchi I've had and I have traveled around Italy. Excellent service and truly gourmet food. I would recommend this for anyone looking for a romantic date night!!

Thank cassidyjgg
Reviewed 6 August 2017

After reading many of the favourable reviews, I was looking forward to our meal. The restaurant has a casual atmosphere and our waitress was very friendly. We ordered the steak and a chicken dish. The place was not busy and all of the people at...More

Thank ChocolateKisses1
Reviewed 23 June 2017

The staff at the restuarant were excellent in making the evening enjoyable. We enjoyed our meal but feel the portions were small for the amount charged. Value was not really there.

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Visited based on TripAdvisor reviews and it turned out great. This is a hidden gem! Small restaurant, maybe 15 tables, all with "traditional" checkered table cloths. Nicely decorated, simply a great intimate atmosphere. And as expected, not many people on a Sunday night. What flavourful...More

Thank raggarbil
Reviewed 5 February 2017

I've eaten here many times now, and always leave feeling fantastic and content. The food is consistently excellent, and good value. The staff, especially the main chef, are always friendly, gracious and welcoming.

Thank Elaine B
Reviewed 23 January 2017

I came here for a birthday party for my daughters 18 birthday. She and her friends and family enjoyed it a lot. We all had calamari as a appetizer and rack of lamb as a main course and we had many more dishes that were...More

Thank Lola L
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Service - warm and friendly, both by the serber lady and chef owner who came out to say hello Atmosphere - cozy, small place with mix of couples and friends. One larger group came in with a couple kids in tow. Food - super tasty!...More

1  Thank Viktoria_Monkey
Reviewed 21 December 2016

I recently visited The Big Ragu with three business associates, and was welcomed by the owner/chef Johnny, who made us feel we were in his home. We all started with an appetizer of homemade gnocchi in a tomato sauce. It is the best gnocchi I...More

Thank gary2252016
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We visited The Big Ragu early evening on a Monday. It was a quiet night, and we were greeted by Johnny the owner and master chef. We started with an appetizer of gnocchi in a delicious red sauce, which was the best we have ever...More

Thank GerryG265802
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$99
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1338 Lansdowne Ave, Toronto, Ontario M6H 3Z8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: 416-654-RAGU
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