45 Elm, Toronto, ON, M5G 1H1
This intimate, rustic hideaway is Toronto’s longest standing Italian eatery.
|Cuisine Type |||Italian|
|Ambiance |||Good For Groups, Fine Dining, Fireplaces|
|Amenities |||Must Reserve, Party Space, Private Room(s)|
|Payment |||MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Cross Street |||Bay St.|
|Lunch: Mon-Fri: 11:30AM-2:30PM; Dinner: Mon-Sat: 5:30PM-close; closed Sunday and all statutory holidays.|
Profile Last Updated: April 16, 2009
Formerly known as Old Angelo’s, Oro is not only one of Toronto’s longest running restaurants, but the city’s oldest Italian restaurant. Having received a face-lift in the mid-nineties, it has since been a pot of gold. Warm, European architecture and a clean, modern design helped transform Old Angelo’s into the golden Oro. In the summers, the floor-to-ceiling windows add open–air charm to this Italian eatery. Fireplaces, high ceilings, and exposed brick all help to create an intimate, rustic hideaway.
Irresistible Italian Fare
Oro delights even the most discerning diner with Italian classics with flare such as sweet potato gnocchi and truffled pappardelle. A selection of hors d’oeuvres and mains with international influences is also available. Travel the culinary world with starters such as pan-seared quale with foie gras, and mains that include a daily fish selection and the Canadian Angus striploin. The selection of desserts is to die for. Save room for a variation of dark chocolate, pistachio semi-freddo.
Private rooms are available for larger groups and more intimate parties. Each of four private rooms is aptly named for its distinct décor and ambiance. The Marble Room features an intricately carved marble mantelpiece and large windows that look out into the main dining room. French doors allow for added privacy. Loft, an open, airy space, is located on the second floor. It has a working fireplace. The Humidor is tucked away from the main dining room and provides a working fireplace and soft gold lighting for a more intimate setting. The Gallery takes up much of the restaurant’s second floor. Patrons dining there can enjoy a skylight, a bar, a dance floor, and Canadian artwork adorning the exposed brick wall.
Reservations recommended : Last reservations are for 9:30pm; online reservations are accepted and require 7 day advance notice.