ORO is a labour of love for experienced restaurateurs, Connie and Domenico. As long-time owners of the well-known Old Angelo's, which at 75 years, was the oldest Italian restaurant in Toronto, Connie and Domenico embarked on ambitious renovations plans in anticipation of the restaurant's diamond anniversary in 1997.
The project called for a major overhaul of the look and feel of the place, to position the business they purchased in 1983 for the new Millenium. The renovations inside and out meant the demise of Old Angelo's and the birth of ORO.
A sleek marriage of warm, European architectural elements and clean, modern designs, ORO's transformation was matched with innovative menus over the years, and today the culinary team is led by Executive Chef Michael Crockford.
For more than 15 years, ORO's warm hospitality, wonderful service and delectable dishes have garnered high praise from Torontonians and visitors alike, shining a spotlight on Elm Street's "Restaurant Row."
After a short 'hiatus' some might call retirement, you'll find the affable, bearded Domenico at ORO during the day once again, while partner-in-love-and-life Connie takes over during the evening. Their return to ORO, with the same passion and dedication, ensures the restaurant's continued placement on Toronto's A-list of fine dining.
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6 weeks ago by ORO Restaurant & Private DiningFarewell to 45 Elm St., and congratulations to Connie on her retirement and successful building sale. We will miss you all and wish you the best for 2018 and beyond! Good luck to the new owners moving in! We’ll be by for a visit when your renovations are done!6 weeks ago
I’ll miss you a lot. I remember fondly my first visit when ORO was still Old Angelo’s. Best wishes Connie.
7 weeks ago by ORO Restaurant & Private DiningFINAL CLOSING SALE! SUNDAY, JAN. 28, 10 am to 3 pm, 45 Elm St. Toronto. Antiques, lovely wood dining chairs, custom wood harvest table, leather chairs, antique stained glass, equipment, plates, and more! Cash & Carry -- come check it out this Sunday, no reasonable offer refused! Please share!
12 weeks ago by ORO Restaurant & Private DiningEnd of an era. Farewell and Arrivederci! @OROrestaurant is closed, and owner Connie is officially retired. We will miss you and all our beloved clients! All the best for 2018!
14 weeks ago by ORO Restaurant & Private Dining‘All good things must come to an end’
owner Connie announces her retirement, and
the closure of the restaurant.
LAST DAY OF SERVICE IS:
Dec. 22, 2017, 2 pm.
She has sold her building, and new owners move in for 2018. Stay tuned for an exciting fashion business at 45 Elm Street!
To all our patrons and friends, thank you for selecting ORO for your lunches, dinners, and special events over the years!
It is truly the end of an era, from Gourmet Pique Nique to Bumpkins to Old Angelo's to ORO....the late Domenic and Connie put their hearts and passion into their restaurant careers, and loved every minute of it.14 weeks ago ORO Restaurant & Private Dining
Lucianna Cee14 weeks ago
Love Oro!!! We were just there Saturday and everything was absolutely amazing!!! Thank you for the many years of great food and service...you will be missed !!!!14 weeks ago
Wishing Connie all the best. Loved visiting her and her staff when visiting from Sudbury14 weeks ago
Hard to believe. One of my true favourites for so many many years. I have had fabulous dinners there - truly memorable. And the outstanding personable caring staff.
Connie, Oro will be sadly missed.
Warm wishes to you and your staff.14 weeks ago
I wish you all the best in retirement. Dietary restrictions prevented my visiting the restaurant in recent years but it was one of my favourite go to places for many years. Thank you.
52 weeks ago by ORO Restaurant & Private DiningThank you for honouring your father's memory with us tonight. With deepest sympathies for your loss.
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