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“The best tapas in Toronto!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of LaVinia Restaurant

LaVinia Restaurant
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Ranked #16 of 8,432 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Etobicoke
Oakville, Ontario, Canada
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“The best tapas in Toronto!”
Reviewed 4 May 2014 via mobile

If you visited Spain and you enjoyed tapas you don't need to fly to Barcelona or Madrid to get delicious Spanish food, it's much easier going to Lavinia.

We went last night to LaVinia , after we searched online for Tapas, and this restaurant got on top of our preferred restaurants in Toronto.
Excellent food and service! We couldn't stop ordering tapas and at the end we order paella as well.

Chef Fernando Garcia brought Spain right on Lakeshore!

Visited May 2014
1 Thank Florin R
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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Delicious Spanish Cuisine!!!”
Reviewed 23 April 2014

My family and I recently visited LaVinia for a special birthday celebration. My daughter wanted to celebrate her 21st at a Spanish restaurant as she had recently spent 4 months in Madrid, Spain and so enjoyed their cuisine! So... I researched Spanish Restaurants in the Toronto area and this is one of a few locations that surfaced. All the reviews sounded good so I reserved a table for the 5 of us for the evening and were treated to authentic spanish dishes from start to finish. We especially enjoyed the tapas and... when we visit again, most likely will only order tapas as they were AMAZING and filling, so by the time our main dishes came, we were all a little stuffed ;-) Wine a little on the pricey side BUT oh SO good :-) Service... excellent. Food... excellent. The owner/chef comes out to greet each and every customer and visits again to be sure your meal was to your liking. A lovely touch. The restaurant is small and quaint. We will be visiting again in the near future!

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank justlyn
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4 reviews
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“Amazingly pleasant dinner”
Reviewed 16 February 2014 via mobile

I visited this place with my wife for our valentines dinner, since I've been wanting to eat Spanish food for a while. We get to the restaurant on time for our reservations, the table was clean ready in a cozy environment.
Our waiter Jaime was amazing he was friendly well informed with the menu and took really good care of us.
Food was delicious I had the paella a la valenciana and my wife had the lome de ternera, everything was great we clean our plates.
The chef came out a few times to talk to the customer and say hi to some of them, this tells me that he takes pride and care of his restaurant.
Definitely going back, thank u for a great meal.

Thank Limonex
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Toronto, Canada
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36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A Restaurant to Enjoy Your Meal”
Reviewed 25 December 2013

All the staffs were warm, friendly and professional. The owner/chef took the time to explain a specific wine to me. He came to talk to us during dinner and said goodbye to us when we left. The food was wonderful and all of us enjoyed a perfect night out.

This is the place to go to when you want to have a delicious meal with excellent service in a relax atmosphere. Nothing pretendious.

We do want to go again and again.

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank had1100
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Toronto, Canada
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“Outstanding food and service”
Reviewed 3 November 2013

This restaurant offers memorable tapas and authentic entrees with exceptional service and a friendly welcoming atmosphere. We were five at dinner and had a delightful time sharing five tapas dishes ( all delicious ..........garlic mushrooms to die for ) and then uniquely flavored separate entrees. This restaurant is a treasure ! We will return to enjoy more of the tapas options and to experience the exceptional service and authentic tastes of Spanish cuisine.

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank 10SFM
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