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Getting To Know The Gorgeous Oretta On King West

By Michael Camber | Best of King West

Sep 26
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Italian fare in a retro-chic setting is what you’ll find within the space of this popular King West restaurant. Oretta is an definite go-to for date nights, meeting friends and gathering with family. You can enjoy the great food and drinks at Oretta any time from lunch to just before midnight. In the past couple of years Oretta has been big hit amoungst the growing collection of King West restaurants.

The Oretta kitchen is overseen by head chef and expert, Christian Fontolan. The owner of Oretta is Salvatore Mele. You’ll notice the space is modern 1960s-inspired, almost on the verge of Mad Men mixed in with a rustic look. Oretta works because of it’s great atmosphere and it’s menu that’s adaptable to everything from a quick bite at lunchtime to an evening business meeting or after-hours get-togethers.

Leading towards the back of the establishment, you’ll also find the Oretta Café which might be more preferable to those looking for a quiet space. At the cafe you’ll find a selection of coffees, house-baked pastries, pizza slices, and more. The prices are fair at both the main restaurant and at the café.  Some of the recommended menu options routinely highlighted by happy customers include the salads, cocktails, savoury and hearty pastas, and sophisticatedly layered pizzas. Much of the restaurant’s ingredients are sourced either directly from Italy or from farms across Ontario.

In addition to the cafe, you’ll find a private dining area upstairs at Oretta. For larger get-togethers or for business affairs, it’s a really great high-class spot to make an impression. The interiors of everything are absolutely beautiful and the food is amazing. Using OpenTable, you can even book a reservation beforehand so it’s easy to beat the crowd on busy days. Today, Oretta stands as one of King West’s most popular restaurants, focusing on great service, good value to cost, and excellent food. If you’ve never tried it, it is highly recommended by many King West residents!

{Related: Our Top 3 Picks on King West for Date Nite}

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Michael Camber is the #1 selling real estate salesperson in King West and Liberty Village. Since 2003 he has been helping his clients achieve all of their real estate objectives.