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Cafe Diplomatico

594 College St
Toronto, ON M6G 1B3

(416) 534-4637

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars (65 reviews) Average Rating Over Time
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Hours: m-th 8a-2a, f-sa 8a-3a, su 8a-2a
Status: Open
Payment Methods: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club, Cash


This restaurant has been a staple in Little Italy since 1968. Affordable menu highlights a broad selection of Italian favourites from specialty panini to pastas (with your choice of 10 sauces) to pizzas and entrees like whole grilled rainbow trout or chicken parmigiana. Large summer patio. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, late-night daily. Casual. Entrees: $6.95-$18.95. AE, MC, V.
by whereca on August 02, 2014 from whereca


Cozy dining and tasty Italian cuisine.: Great patio in the summer and definitely one of the better Italian restaurants in the city. I've been coming here for a few years and it was one of the first places I took my girlfriend for a date.<br/><br/>The antipasto and chicken parmigiana are two of my favorites and the parmigiana is the daily special on Wednesdays!
Rated 4 stars by Ben Nguyen on November 24, 2010
Great lunch spot: This is a great spot to take clients or meet up with a friend for lunch, great food and great service.
Rated 5 stars by Michelle on November 24, 2010
Good times: I went with a couple of friends to Cafe Diplomatic for drinks last week and it was a good time. We ended up ordering a pizza at this Italian hotspot and it was very good. If your on college street stop I recommend you stop into cafe diplomatico
Rated 4 stars by Zach on November 24, 2010
Spicy Mussels!: Pizza and spicy Mussels are two of my favorite things, and although I haven't had a chance to try both yet, I did have the Mussels and I loved them! I'll be back to try the pizza!
Rated 4 stars by Susie Kylie on November 24, 2010

Editorial Reviews

You can come for the coffee, but it's not the main draw. Instead, crowds flock to this traditional cafe for the big patio and often for the beer on tap. It's a great hangout to watch the parade of passersby in Little Italy.
Rated 1.75 stars by frommersca on February 28, 2012 from frommersca
Talk about location! This is one of the best patios in Little Italy for kicking back and watching the parade go by. The scene varies from Italian grandmothers to community families and plenty of dressed-up visitors (especially on weekend nights). The food, however, is secondary: The pizzas are basic, sandwiches merely satisfying, and pastas are often poor. The Dip, as it's known, attracts long...
by frommersca on January 13, 2012 from frommersca
Celebrating its 40th year as primo patio destination, "The Dip," as its affectionately known, still dishes out affordable, filling pizzas, pastas and paninis. Summertime is ripe for a heaping pitcher of sangria or comparing your knock off D&G shades on street side patio. Soccer posters and collages of snapshots adorn the back walls inside to an otherwise simple interior. There is no other place...
by blackbookmag on November 09, 2008 from blackbookmag

Information from the business

Specialties<br/><br/>A true Little Italy landmark, The Dip, as the locals know it, has been a family-owned business for 42 years!<br/><br/>"The Dip" has a menu specializing in Italian fare and offers take out and catering. Only at the Dip can patrons try their talents in creating their own "Three 'P's": Pizza, Pasta and Pannio. In addition, "The Dip" was voted best place to have a Sicilian Canoli in the City.<br/> ...
by yelp on April 15, 2013 from yelp
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