Blu Ristorante -YORKVILLE Toronto Italian Restaurant

Regarded as one of the best Italian restaurants in Toronto, BLU Ristorante is conveniently located in the trendy Yorkville area, close to Toronto’s finest designer shops and hotels. Our romantic restaurant features live music every Sunday, and our wine bar area is the perfect place to relax for an after work or pre-show drink.

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YORKWILLE RESTAURANT & PATIO 

Alfredo
Rodríguez

Owner & General Manager, Alfredo has operated BLU for fourteen years. Involved in hospitality since he was a teenager, Alfredo has had the opportunity to work in Mexico, Spain, and Canada.

Eric
Bucher

Originally from San Francisco, Chef Eric has worked at BLU for the last ten years. Trained at le Cordon Bleu, Eric is always innovating the gastronomic experience at BLU.

Pradhan
Jan

Chef Pradhan Jan has been in the industry for the last 20 years in Toronto. He has owned, cooked and operated successfully restaurants in Toronto. He has helped and supported Blu over the last 14 years and for the last 4 years Blu would not allow Pradhan to go anywhere else.

Meet Chef

Born and raised in California, Chef Eric studied at Le Cordon Bleu and began his cooking career at the Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco. From there, he went on to Napa Valley to work with chefs Douglas Keane at Cyrus and Thomas Keller of the 3 Michelin Star French Laundry. His passion for cooking stems from bringing people together and creating dishes that evoke sense of familiarity and happiness.

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What our guests say

Hello Alfredo,

I’d like to thank you and your amazing staff for making my 50th birthday party a fantastic event!

All of my guest told me they had a wonderful time -they raved about the food and exceptional service. A special note, Mauricio was over the top incredible! Everyone loved him. He’s warm, welcoming and made sure that everyone enjoyed themselves.

Prior to booking we heard so many great things about your restaurant and now we know why.

We can’t thank you enough.

We will be back again soon.

Virginia Poly. July 2022

We held a corporate function which included a board meeting at 3:30 pm, cocktails & hors-d’oeuvres at 5 pm and dinner at 6 pm for a group of 13. Our evening went perfectly as planned. I made all the initial arrangements with Dana and his follow up from start to finish was fantastic. Our servers were great and the food even better…everyone was very pleased…it was a superb event. Huge thanks to everyone at Blu. We will definitely hold another event there.

John – December 2018

We just had our company holiday party at Blu and it was a great night! From planning this event with Dana to the execution of the evening everything went over flawlessly. The dinner was delicious and the service was excellent. Working in the service industry we are a tough group but all of our needs were met and I received many compliments today from my team members. 

I would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant to anyone! Thank you Blu team!

Jennifer – November 2018

We just had our fourth holiday party at Blu and our team are already looking forward to the next one! As always the venue and setup was perfect, the food was delicious and the staff were so attentive and charming. We made our reservation way back in April and Dana and the event team were so helpful with all of our queries and requests since then and everything down to the last detail on the night was impeccable. Thank you Blu!

Alice – December 2018

Fantastic night! The service, food and space was wonderful. Blu hosted a 20 person dinner event for us, from my very first email/phone call the staff was so helpful and positive. The night was wonderful and everyone who attended had nothing but positive things to say. Thanks so much!

Michela – April 2019

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