Bar Toto

Italian Restaurant$$$$
South Slope, Brooklyn
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  • Alex R.
    "The brunch and burger paninis make a great splitty splitty combo."(14 Tips)
    Alex V.
    "The grilled pizzas are yummy!!!"(2 Tips)
    DJ M.
    "I highly recommend the polenta with wild mushroom and Gorgonzola."(2 Tips)
    Gen B.
    "The gorgonzola mushroom polenta is out of this world!"(4 Tips)
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  • Ramez K.
    Ramez KJanuary 15
    get the gnocchi!
  • Mike C.
    Mike CilientoDecember 31, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Pizza was underwhelming (mostly all the food is).
  • Shelly J.
    Shelly JulienOctober 21, 2016
    Panini was delish
  • William E.
    William ElbogenOctober 7, 2016
    Kale salad
  • Erin S.
    Kid friendly, but sadly, the food is not great. Sort of feels like they quit trying
  • Funes
    FunesMarch 15, 2016
    Good pizza and relaxed neighborhood feel. Mayor DiBlasio's favorite spot.
  • Holiday
    HolidayJanuary 18, 2016
    Delish. Top Italian food in a cozy restaurant. Loved the toto chicken cutlet parma. Classic, throwback Italian, in a mod setting. Will be back for more!
  • Shona
    ShonaOctober 26, 2015
    Decent (but not amazing) food, good atmosphere for family brunch.
  • Alexandra L.
    Alexandra LevitasOctober 15, 2015
    The crab cake was delicious and it's a good place for a casual but tasty meal.
  • Lino D.
    Lino Di MaioAugust 24, 2015
    Lovely place, nice food (also if you are italian :) )
  • Lina T.
    Lina TrifonJuly 17, 2015
    It's ok. Not bad, not great.
  • Damian B.
    Damian BayonaJuly 4, 2015
    The burgers are delicious though they are more like steak sandwiches than prototypical burgers. Wash down with a toto mule if you are in the mood.
  • Lisa L.
    Lisa LMay 21, 2015
    Super cute for date night, cocktails, or dinner!
  • Renz P.
    Renz PeeMay 9, 2015
    This place was great.. the polenta with wild mushrooms and Gorgonzola was absolutely delicious .. and the drinks here were tasty and balanced.. must return ..
  • Margot M.
    Margot MazurApril 20, 2015
    Delicious simple Italian. Get the house red carafe and ask for off the menu garlic bread for $1.
  • Renz P.
    Renz PeeApril 16, 2015
    The polenta was absolutely delicious! The chicken parm was delicious . The st Germain cosmo was tasty and well balanced . Bread pudding was delicious. Also campari, burger pains were also tasty!
  • Bonnie C.
    Bonnie ChuNovember 9, 2014
    Good pappardelle and pasta in general but weirdly sweet ragu bolognese...like there was fruit in the sauce 😒
  • John W.
    John WoodsSeptember 27, 2014
    The egg dishes never disappoint.
  • kawaiiko
    kawaiikoSeptember 23, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Still the best bloody Mary!
  • Rich K.
    Rich KearneyAugust 11, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Special paninis for the win. I have to resist ordering the chicken cutlet every time.
  • Carmen N.
    Carmen NAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Classic Italian movies on Mondays. I like the eggplant rigatoni.
  • Matt J.
    Matt JacobsAugust 6, 2014
    The panini are pretty tasty, but everything is good; Solid neighborhood spot.
  • Nicholas G.
    Do Not Patronize this establishment! He employs illegal undocumented workers All of his Executive Chefs have quit He harasses his employees and cheats his customers on the liquor as food.
  • Eric H.
    Eric HoeyFebruary 8, 2014
    Cubano/Italiano panini was out of this world. Great antipasto, too.
  • Chris R.
    Chris RaineJanuary 10, 2014
    Pretty good food here
  • David F.
    David FanfanDecember 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Definitely look for Alison, the bartender, when you visit on a Saturday night. She has a great sense of humor and is always friendly when serving food and drinks.
  • Sara M.
    Sara MeissnerDecember 5, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Love this place since 2005. Everything is great, especially love their mussels, any flavor sauce!
  • Ariel H.
    Ariel HyatOctober 2, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Jodi is my favorite bartender in all of NYC. Come alone or w friends and you will be welcome. Seasonal cocktails are highly recommended!
  • Nick R.
    Nick RobertsJuly 28, 2013
    The steak, mash potatoes and green salad was excellent. I wish I could go back in time and taste it for the first time again. Open late...Bonus!
  • Kevin B.
    Kevin BatemanJune 30, 2013
    Two words; Quatro Frommage. Holy Sh!t...the flavors....AMAZING! It was THE hit of our "pizza party"...you will NOT be disappointed!
  • David K.
    David KaplanJune 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Prosciutto Pizza
  • Noa D.
    Noa DelphiApril 22, 2013
    Lunch special combined with easy happy hour. Yes. Yes. Yesss
  • Matt B.
    Matt BoydApril 6, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The Eggplant and Smoked Mozzarella Rigatoni is my favorite dish. Everything on the Menu is worth a taste. The homemade Tiramisu is incredible.
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica CaraMarch 24, 2013
    Pancakes yummm
  • DJ M.
    DJ ManiakMarch 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I highly recommend the polenta with wild mushroom and Gorgonzola.
  • Ariel H.
    Ariel HyatFebruary 7, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    You can't go wrong here I love the penne and the bar toto salad great drinks and sit at the bar if you want to hang with some great peeps
  • Kingsley H.
    Kingsley HarrisOctober 21, 2012
    Get the Egg Fritata With Salmon it's super delicious.
  • Danielle C.
    Danielle CarrickOctober 17, 2012
    Always crazy friendly and accommodating service.
  • Cindy R.
    Cindy RolencJuly 15, 2012
    Brunch is amazingly good!!!
  • Brenda D.
    Brenda Dargan-LevyJune 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great $9.95 lunch special. The $5 rose is tasty too.
  • Amanda S.
    Amanda SidranJune 8, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The prosciutto pizza is the one that all others have to live up to.
  • Tina M.
    Tina MagnusonJune 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the spinach, fennel and parmigiana salad. So fresh!
  • Mike C.
    Mike CilientoJune 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Little pricey, but the food is great
  • Alex R.
    Alex RainertMay 20, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The Cubano Italiano panini is off the chain. Braised short rib & prosciutto with red onion, peppers and swiss cheesy. Come get some.
  • Brian M.
    Brian MasefieldApril 1, 2012
    The service is very slow, so you may have to "make a night of it."
  • 7th.List
    7th.ListMarch 19, 2012
    Try: A nicely pressed tuna panino with provolone a righteous kick from a handful of hot peppers;the unusual grilled pizza is made with great toppings and fresh mozzarella Read more
  • Samantha L.
    Samantha LienhopFebruary 24, 2012
    My pizza was delicious, and so happy with the anchovies.
  • Tom B.
    Tom B.January 29, 2012
    Try the french toast!
  • Gen B.
    Gen BochantyJanuary 26, 2012
    The gorgonzola mushroom polenta is out of this world! Ask for a side of grilled bread to dip in the sauce (costs extra but worth it)
  • Alex V.
    Alex VazquezDecember 4, 2011
    The cuban panini is amazing 3 times wow
  • Alex V.
    Alex VazquezDecember 4, 2011
    The grilled pizzas are yummy!!!
  • John C.
    John CarneyNovember 26, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If there are two of you, one should order fries, the other a salad with your paninis. Portions of fries are giant (and they're so good you will eat every one you're served).
  • John C.
    John CarneyNovember 26, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The fries are dangerously good. Can't stop eating them.
  • Juliet W.
    Juliet WojciechowskiAugust 5, 2011
    Their brunch is awesome and I am never disappointed with the food. A great place to go always
  • Brian H.
    Brian HoffJuly 10, 2011
    Trust me on this: Get the Spinach salad. The dressing is light but flavors the taste of orange juice a bit. The aged Parm is great and crunch of Apples does this salad nice.
  • Hilary
    HilaryJune 24, 2011
    They have happy hour process from 11-4 for food!
  • Lindsay
    LindsayJune 21, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    I've been dining here for many years, and their Brooklyn panini burger (beef or homemade veggie version) is the stuff that dreams are made of. Truly.
  • Peter L.
    Peter L.June 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The breakfast egg panini is by far the best anywhere!!!
  • Kadri A.
    Kadri AugustinMay 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    For brunch the eggs di Parma is absolutely delicious.
  • Alex R.
    Alex RainertMay 1, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The brunch and burger paninis make a great splitty splitty combo.
  • Diana S.
    Diana SApril 23, 2011
    friendly service, the owner is super nice little Italian man with charm. Ask bout the specials -- mussels rocked :)
  • Augie W.
    Augie WMarch 20, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Besides overall excellence they also have my favorite Fernet Branca print that makes me want to stage a heist.
  • John C.
    John CarneyDecember 18, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the soppresetta panini. It's divine. The fries are almost too delicious. You'll eat more than you should.
  • Leda B.
    Leda BK11211August 9, 2010
    Great french fries and reasonable pasta dishes.
  • jill 7.
    jill 718June 12, 2010
    toto burger rare, italian persecco $8 /glass - nice pear notes, refreshing and lovely
  • Capt Awesome
    Capt AwesomeMay 30, 2010
    The service is normal, nothing special, but the sandwiches suck. Its not even a real panini and for what they're charging, you should be receiving so much more/better
  • Justin A.
    Justin AltApril 5, 2010
    They have a FULL bar.
  • Jason E.
    Jason EldridgeMarch 23, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Strollers, strollers, strollers.....
  • Bart H.
    Bart HubbuchFebruary 20, 2010
    The paninis here are some of the best I've ever had.
  • Steve K.
    Steve KovachJanuary 31, 2010
    Even when I move from park slope, I will always make the trip to Bar Toto. Great food, with a great neighborhoody atmosphere.
  • F'd In Park Slope
    F'd In Park SlopeDecember 26, 2009
    The panini burgers are DELISH (I like the toto burger)--and they come with shoestring french fries. Great brunch too.
  • Chris L.
    Chris LehaultSeptember 16, 2009
    bruchetta is always so good!
  • Charles S.
    Charles SmithAugust 1, 2009
    remember they love garlic
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