1 Benvenuto Pl,
Toronto, ON M4V 2L1
About the Restaurant

Showstopping skyline views accompany the newly merged dining space (the two rooms including the main dining area and the former pasta bar are now one streamlined whole), nestled in a unique location: the top floors of a condo complex. For its entire 30-year tenure, the restaurant has been loved by Torontonians and is considered by many to be the height of culinary sophistication and elegance. The modern French menu boasts thoughtful interpretations and creative spins on classics from land and sea from plump decadent scallops thoughtful paired with spicy cauliflower tempura to roasted duck breast and shredded duck confit leg drizzled with foie gras jus and rhubarb chutney and a pasta dish of peppercorn fettucine with beef tenderloin and oyster mushrooms swimming in Madeira cream as a nod to the glory of the former pasta bar. At every turn, Keith Froggett’s sizable skills are always on display. Malbec, Côtes du Rhône Sablet and Bourgogne meet sparkling wines on a huge wine list that’s paired with cocktails like the Scaramouche Reverie (the restaurant’s take on a classic Bellini) and the longtime favourite Benvenuto Martini, which blends Absolut Citron vodka with a splash of elderflower cordial to give it, as the menu promises, “an exotic lift and spiciness.”