Fine Dining Restaurant in Yorkville

Showcasing a decadent expression of authentic Italian cuisine, we at BLU Ristorante invite you to embark on a classic yet contemporary journey. Let’s celebrate this artistic expression of authenticity crafted by our chefs: Eric Bucher, Pradhan Jan, and their dedicated team.

Prepare to be whisked away on a culinary journey that unfolds in three acts at our restaurant in Yorkville. Engage with our sommeliers, chefs, and live musicians—the stars of the show—as they prepare each course before your eyes, each with its own unique story.

The Destination – Best Italian Restaurant in Yorkville

Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, just steps away from the bustling intersection of Avenue Road and Yorkville, BLU Ristorante offers an unforgettable gastronomic experience. Step behind our brick façade into a world of elegance. Explore our dynamic space with artistic, warmly lit 25-foot high ceilings, a stunning marble bar, brass accents, an impressive chandelier, mirrors, and cozy burgundy booths.

Craving amore on a plate? Join the best italian restaurant in Yorkville for an ultra-luxe experience with friends in our private and social areas.

The Patio Dining in Yorkville

Savor every bite with stunning views, and step into our lush and secluded city oasis patio dining in Yorkville. Immerse yourself in the ambiance as our talented performers craft the perfect atmosphere at our restaurant in Yorkville, seamlessly blending classic and modern tunes to create an enchanting dining experience on Fridays from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm (Guitarist/Signer) and Sundays, from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm John Campbell (Pianist/Singer).

The Bar

Delight your senses as we take you on a one-of-a-kind mixology journey at BLU’s social-chic spot. Our expert mixologists create exquisite cocktails that embody the rich flavors of Italy. From the vibrant zest of Sicilian citrus to the fragrant herbs of Tuscany, each sip offers a perfect taste of Italy.

The Wine

Our wine cellars proudly feature a diverse collection of wines, including an exceptional array of international selections and exclusive Italian wines, meticulously curated from every region of Italy. At our restaurant in Yorkville, we are dedicated to ensuring that each bottle perfectly complements our cuisine, providing the ideal pairing for every dish on our menu.

The Menu

At BLU, our goal is to take food connoisseurs on a culinary journey through our thoughtfully curated menu, designed to delight your senses and elevate your dining experience. Our chefs meticulously craft each dish using the finest ingredients, ensuring a harmonious balance of flavors and textures that reflect the essence of Italy and beyond.


Buon appetito!

The Path To Luxury

For Epicureans

Discover hidden private rooms and exclusive dining areas for the best italian restaurant in Yorkville experience like no other.

Whether you’re enjoying an intimate meal or hosting a larger event for up to 120 guests indoors and 80 outdoors, our restaurant in Yorkville offers impeccable service and refined Italian cuisine creates unforgettable moments. We also offer private dining rooms and can accommodate private lunches upon request.

Indulge in the art of haute cuisine with world-class ingredients, refined service, and breathtaking views inspired by the culture, history, and warmth of Italian hospitality.

The mezzanine level at BLU provides an exquisite setting, perfect for romantic dinners, corporate events, and larger gatherings, all with a splendid view of the entire restaurant. Elegant and spacious dining tables, along with intimate booths, ensure a flawless dining experience. During the summer months, indulge in the serene ambiance of our lush patio dining in Yorkville, offering a tranquil escape that feels worlds away.

Consistently recognized as one of the best italian restaurant in Yorkville, BLU Ristorante is celebrated by customers year after year as one of the top Italian restaurants in Yorkville and downtown Toronto. Experience the memorable charm of BLU, where exceptional dining meets a truly remarkable atmosphere.

Experience The Buzz

“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

“We just had our fourth holiday party at BLU and our team is already looking forward to the next one! As always the venue and setup were 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

“Fantastic night! The service, food, and space were 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. It is one of the best restaurants in Yorkville. Thanks so much!- Michela


At the heart of our restaurant in Yorkville’s philosophy lies a commitment to fresh, seasonal ingredients, ensuring each dish is a celebration of the finest flavors nature has to offer. A perfect embodiment of this ethos is our Woodfire Grilled Branzino. This dish transports you straight to the rustic charm of an Italian autumn. The succulent branzino is expertly grilled over a woodfire, imparting a smoky depth that tantalizes the taste buds. It rests atop a velvety parsnip puree, which adds a touch of earthy sweetness. Accompanying the fish are perfectly roasted beets and tender asparagus, their vibrant colors and flavors harmonizing beautifully. To complete this culinary masterpiece, we drizzle it with a luscious lemon caper sauce, adding a zesty brightness that ties everything together. Each bite is a journey through the rich, diverse landscape of Italian cuisine, promising a truly unforgettable dining experience.

View Our Accolades
  • OpenTable 100 Top Restaurants in Canada (2022): BLU Ristorante was honored as one of the top restaurants in Canada, based on over 1 million reviews from verified OpenTable diners.
  • Indie88 FM’s Choice: BLU was selected as one of the nine most romantic restaurants in Toronto, offering unforgettable dinners for two.
OpenTable Accolades
  • 2024: Named among Canada’s 100 Most Romantic Restaurants.
  • 2023: Ranked as one of the 100 most popular outdoor dining restaurants in Canada.
  • 2021: Included in the Top 100 Restaurants in Canada.
  • 2020: Named among Canada’s 100 Most Romantic Restaurants.
  • 2018: Named among Canada’s 100 Most Romantic Restaurants.
  • 2017: Listed among the 100 Best Italian Restaurants in Canada.
  • 2016: Included in the Top 100 Restaurants in Canada.
  • 2016: Recognized as one of the Top 50 Most Romantic Restaurants in Canada.
Book Your Adventure

Immerse yourself in the fusion of authentic Italian cuisine, impeccable service, and some good, soulful music. Book your reservation now and embark on a memorable culinary journey at BLU Ristorante.

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