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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Dinner, Late Night
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European, Spanish, Mediterranean
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Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed August 18, 2022 via mobile

Quaint Spanish restaurant- if you love seafood make a stop here. Would highly recommend the paella de Marisco - wonderfully flavoured with a variety of seafood. For appetizers we had the pulpo (octopus) which was quite fresh - soft and only slightly chewy, it had...a heavy smoky taste but quite delicious; and the chorizo with clams and white beans - this was extraordinarily good. Soak up all the sauce with the fresh bread served. If getting the paella would recommend only 1 appetizer as the portions are generous. House red wine was lovely as was the service. We called ahead and got a table for 2 at 8:30pm - but the restaurant was full and we were very lucky - would recommend a reservation.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed June 26, 2022

We had dinner here recently after a long absence. The experience was equally as good as in the past. The food is first class and authentic. The chef interacts with all guests to ensure you feel welcome and appreciated. Service is caring but not overbearing....A great tapas menu. Lots of seafood, perfectly prepared. Can't say enough good things. Will be going back on a regular basis.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 5, 2022

This family owned gem is an amazing experience with wonderful service and food. As close to a Europe experience as you will get without leaving the city! New regular spot for us. Jack

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed September 26, 2021 via mobile

Fernando has a way of making everyone feel special at his restaurant. He comes out of the kitchen regularly to greet the patrons, not just to say hi but to have a conversation and thank them. Food and presentation is always spectacular here. Beibg a...Spnaish restaurant, seafood is naturally their specialty. Cured salmon was delicate and flavourful. Braised octopus is by far best I've ever had. Spicy shrimp with garlic had a nice bite. However the seafood paella stole the show. Fried milk dessert was delightful. Best in the city! Very Highly Recommended!!!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 10, 2021

6 adults and 2 three year olds had dinner last night at LaVinia. We had the patio all to ourselves which was perfect on a warm summer night. None of us had ever been to LaVinia so we weren't sure what to order. We trusted...the chef to whip up a dinner for us that we would all enjoy and he did not disappoint. Everything was delicious from the salads to the main course which was the paella. Even the kids loved it. Every effort was made by the waiter to make our experience enjoyable. We will definitely be returning...More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 3, 2021 via mobile

Helping our son move into the area we noticed the unassuming restaurant. Our first experience (won't be our last) was simply excellent!! The ambiance was cozy, family run charm. Food and service was exceptional. Best dining experience in Toronto in a long time. Highly recommend...anyone reading this to go check out this gem!!!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed July 18, 2021 via mobile

With Covid stage 3, my first dine in restaurant was La Vinia - in fact I couldn't wait to return. Salmon carpaccio was served minutes after there family's red. First time having mussels braised in beer - was fantastic. Shrimp in garlic olive oil were...plump and tasty Best braised octopus in the city! Lemon and raspberry sorbet was a nice way to end the experience. Very Highly Recommended!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed January 16, 2021 via mobile

Tastebud tourism at its best! Missing Spain? Head to LaVinia for takeout tapas and be sure to order the calamares a la plancha and the gambas salteadas! Amazing!

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed August 17, 2020 via mobile

Family owned Spanish tapas restaurant. Cozy romantic atmosphere, fantastic wine made overseas by the family, cordial non obtrusive service. But the highlight is definitely the food! Outstanding flavorful gazpacho, incredible salmon carpaccio marinated in brandy, clams with chorizo and white beans, and my personal fav...braised octopus. Very Highly Recommended!!!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 7, 2020 via mobile

Ordered Veal Carpaccio, Mussels, Arugula Salad, Seared Scallops. We took home the Spanish Meatballs because we were so full. The bread with pesto spread was a meal in itself. A great experience even with Covid Protocol. Carol

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed March 10, 2020

The service was good, staff really good, Food! Oil and Salt, Ambiance peaceful, Price high average for what is offered. In general I won't go back there.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed January 11, 2020

One on our favourite restaurants! Atmosphere and staff are great. Service is fantastic. The tapas are really delicious and the seafood paella is good too. Great wine list. Would definitely recommend a visit!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 26, 2019

LaVinia is one of the few restaurants in Toronto offering authentic Spanish fare. It was highly recommended by the hotel concierge. LaVinia is a cozy restaurant with wooden interiors and red-painted walls much like the Spanish flag. The staff was nice and quick to seat...us. We ordered the sopa de ajo, paella valenciana and the fish of the day. All very good and flavourful.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 23, 2019

Love the food as it is very authentic as to what Spanish food should be. I highly recommend this place.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed December 23, 2019

We love food trip. And this place was one of the best place we went too. The food was amazing. Thank you.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Response from Bill B | Reviewed this property |
Asked Jaime (owner) this very question and his response was nice casual is fine for dinner, and jeans with a nice polo ok for men (what I wore). He specifically said no t-shirts, shorts, or.. and he laughed.. flip-flops! We... More
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Response from Grazka S | Reviewed this property |
They take reservations and I would recommend it in high season. They responded to my inquiries within couple hours. So call, e-mail and you get the response.
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