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  A true Italian Trattoria located on Lansdowne Ave. just below St. Claire Ave. in Toronto. The idea behind the Big Ragu was to provide the neighbourhood with a relaxed venue for eating simple Italian food, cooked extremely well, accompanied by excellent wine, at a great price. At The Big Ragu, we are not particularly into trends and gimmicks. Home-made pasta, slow cooked braises, warm and cold salads, and classical desserts are our specialities. Service is of the highest standard with exceptionaly trained staff attending to the guest’s every need. A concise wine list is available by bottle or by carafe allowing visitors to try a range of different labels without breaking the bank. Our goal is to send you back out into the world feeling better than when you arrived.

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  What people are saying about us

"I've been a regular at the Big Ragu going on 6 years now and truly feel like family whenever I walk in the door. The great thing is, I notice that the staff try their best to make every guest feel this way whether it's their first time or a familiar face. If you want to experience real family Italian dining, come for a night out to the Big Ragu, you won't be disappointed!"
~ Yelp Review

"Authentic Italian. Food was amazing especially the eponymous Big Ragu which consists of pappardelle in a lamb and tomato ragu which is out of this world. They also have a home made condiment with minced roasted garlic, olive oil, hot peppers and some other stufff. Excellent value and good service."
~ Urban Spoon Review

"Have been there a few times and the food is excellent! I'm Italian so needless to say I don't eat at Italian restaurants often because I will always compare the food to moms cooking but this place I recommend. P.S. TRY THE MAGIC MUSHROOMS! YOU'LL LOVE THEM."
~Trip Advisor Review

"GREAT FOOD, WARM ATMOSPHERE, FRIENDLY SERVICE - I live in the neighborhood and really love having this friendly neighborhood place. Every meal I've had there has been really, really good. The hot sauce is terrific and I put it on just about everything because it's super-flavorful and enhances just about everything. The pasta is fresh, the sauces delish. And the wait staff are friendly and caring. I go there just about every chance I get".
~ Google Review


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