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Baldini Restaurant
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Today 5–10PM
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1012 Queen St E Toronto, ON M4M 1J9 Canada
1012 Queen Street EastCAOntarioTorontoM4M 1J9
+1 416-849-1233baldinirestaurant.com
Italian Restaurant, RestaurantToday 5–10PM
Sunday 5–10PMMonday 11:30AM–3PM, 5–10PMTuesday 11:30AM–3PM, 5–10PMWednesday 11:30AM–3PM, 5–10PMThursday 11:30AM–3PM, 5–10PMFriday 11AM–3PM, 5–10:30PMSaturday 5–10:30PM
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Baldini: a true Italian cuisine. A simple sub shop was bought and turned into a popular fine-dining restaurant, and since 2006 it has been an appealing addition to the Trendy Leslieville Gem. Baldini presents guests with a pan-regional selection of dishes from Northern and Southern Italy, along with home-made pastas, breads and sauces.

Executive Chef Sal, the sole owner, with over 20 years of experience, ensures that ingredients are fresh from local markets and are prepared only in the finest Italian tradition to ensure the best possible flavour. Followed by homemade gnocchi and other savoury pastas, risotto, whole-wheat thin crust pizza, along with meat and seafood dishes; Baldini has a wide range of full-flavours of the herbs and spices, that creates the full-Italian experience.

Gentle jazz sets the mood, as our diners unwind casually on the classic brick wall and the cozy dining atmosphere, enjoying their meals at the heart of the Leslieville Gem. Experience a rich selection of the best Italian wines, complemented by the soothing ambience along with our friendly staff, which makes your visit at Baldini, a memorable one!

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Snug space with traditional Italian fare, including thin-crust pizzas, plus weekend brunch.- Google
"We started with the crab cakes and the calamari."
"Consistently great vegetarian panini!"
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Rocky Man
6 months ago
Visited this restaurant awhile ago. Found this gem through groupon, server was amazing. Super friendly and polite. Place was super busy but he never stopped working. Food was also great. Would definitely visit again.
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Cameron Nixdorf
a month ago
Great staff, ambiance, and food. Usually very quiet during weeknights, which I enjoy.
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Bryan Watts
8 months ago
Amazing food from appetizers to desserts. Our entrees came out on piping hot plates and every bite was savory and delicious. Service with Kyle was great, super excited this place is just down the street. Would definitely recommend, and will be going back soon.
Response from the owner - 8 months ago
Dear Bryan Watt, Thank you for your feedback regarding your dining experience at the Baldini Restaurant. I am delighted to know that you enjoyed the food and that each dish has its individual character. We look forward to serving you even better next time. Baldini aims to constantly provide the best food and service! We would also like to thank you for your continued support and many years of service. Warm regards, Baldini management
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Imran Latif
11 months ago
The food and service was excellent. We were very impressed with the appetizers, especially the goat cheese and eggplant salad. For the main, the surf and turf was wonderful. My fiance and I went there for our anniversary and we both loved the food.
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Bartek Shaarani
5 months ago
Went for Valentine's Day dinner. Baldini was doing a Valentine's special prix fixe menu, and all the items sounded really appetizing. It was our first time in Baldini, so I don't know if it's -normally- so crammed, but we go the impression they wedged a few extra tables in for the busy Valentine's Day dinner service. I was, without much exaggeration, essentially rubbing elbows with the gentlemen to my left and right. Our first concern about the food arose when the bread and olive oil was delivered. The outside edges of the bread were very clearly stale, so this certainly wasn't fresh bread of any kind. We started with the crab cakes and the calamari. The latter was really quite nice, but the former was bland (though accompanied by a delicious house-made guacamole). For entrees, she had the grouper and I had the surf and turf. She found the skin of the grouper poorly prepared: it was not fried enough to be a pleasant crisp, nor raw enough to simply fall away. Instead it was a gooey afterthought that she scraped away. I always order my steaks medium rare (as many of us do, I imagine) and I'm not very picky if it ends up being a little on the rare side or a little on the medium side. But my steak arrived closer to well-done. There were only the mildest hints of pink in the middle and there was a big slice down the middle of the steak where it looked like the chef had cut it open to check the levels. The wine selection was excellent, we had a very nice Barolo, and the dessert was okay. We're likely to return during a non-prix fixe evening, hoping that the flaws we encountered were due to the prix fixe or something to that extent (we found ourselves making excuses for the restaurant!).
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Carlos Rodriguez
6 months ago
I love this place. Good price and excellent food...don't change a bit of it. The burger sandwich is heaven.
Response from the owner - 6 months ago
Hello Mr.Rodriguez, Thank you for you recent visiting at Baldini. We are glad to hear that you liked the meal. We look forward to seeing agin soon.Thank you very much for your time to write the review. All the Best, Baldinis staff.
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Tetiana Sivachenko
11 months ago
A nice place with romantic atmosphere, good food & great service (Kyle, one of the waiters, rocks! :).
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Amanda Boyd
a month ago
Food is very authentic and service is amazing!

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