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“Amazing meal fresh seafood and lamb” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Toto' Ristorante

Toto' Ristorante
Ranked #406 of 2,198 Restaurants in Auckland
Price range: US$10 - US$38
Cuisines: Italian, European
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Delivery, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
New York City, New York
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239 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
“Amazing meal fresh seafood and lamb”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014

we went for dinner last night at toto and it was really amazing.
we sat in outside seas which was nice than inside settings ( at least for us) decorated by cutted wood in balcony.
we had lamb chop, their special of the day clam soup, and duck ravioli.
every single one of them were amazing. portions are smaller than normal italian restaurant so definitely recommend to take appetizer and main otherwise you will be hungry.
food take kind of long time to come out but it was so worth it.
I had Renzo Chianti which was not so good.
waiter had great knowledge of their menu and explained us very well.
would love to come back again.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014

I've been here twice in the last year and was amazed by the change. The first time I went it was very very fine dining, if you were in a suit you were probably still underdressed. The food was amazing, the service was great and the opera was exceptional. The second time I went it was very different, a more relaxed atmosphere. The food and service was still amazing and the opera was still exceptional. The only difference was that it was less fine dining and a more relaxed experience which also came with cheaper prices. One of the few places I give 5 stars.

Visited December 2013
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Auckland, New Zealand
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Lovely atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014

We came here on a special degustation deal.
The staff and atmosphere were superb. This place looks almost seedy from the outside but is charming inside.
Even at 6pm this place was buzzing.
Being degustation we had no control over the menu which is always fun. The bread and oils were superb. All course were interesting, refined and tasty. The only let down was the semifreddo deer which was chalky and unpleasant to eat. Otherwise was lovely.
Would be happy to go back and order of the menu.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Wonderful experience - felt very Italian !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2014

We had a wonderful experience at Totos last night. We decided to go for the degustation option an we were not disappointed ! The dishes were a work of art and tasted simply beautiful ! The service was faultless - attentive but not overbearing (pet hate of mine) ! And then there was the opera ! Well what a treat - it was a memorable night for sure ! Thanks Toto

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Kirstine W
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Stouffville Ontario
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Outstanding”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2014 via mobile

On our first trip to Auckland, we happened upon Toto rather serendipitously, but couldn't have been more pleased. The other reviews praise the service and the attentiveness of both staff and Mike the manager, and I echo that sentiment. The food was amazing. We started by splitting the carpaccio (yum) and the bread plate, followed by the duck ravioli for me (great with the chianti) and the goat cheese ravioli for my wife. She initially ordered the zucchini blossom and was told they were out. Halfway through the meal, chef found a smaller zucchini (too small to sell as a regular portion) and brought it to her on the house so she could have a taste. What a great evening.

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