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2 for 1 at Il Toro Restaurant

Il Toro is situated on Church Street in Bolton, and serves authentic Italian cuisine. Dine here for a sophisticated night of fine dining, accompanied by great service, a buzzing atmosphere and a menu to impress. While you dine and enjoy your drinks, you will be tempted by the many aromas from the kitchen, sure to get your mouth watering.

Of course the dishes menu features many Italian classics like spaghetti Bolognese, lasagne, and pasta carbonara, but the chef has also added a wide selection of forgotten but delicious dishes that he is sure you will enjoy. All meals are cooked using rustic ingredients and real recipes, meaning that there is no denying Il Toro’s authenticity.

Visit now for a truly Italian evening of dining.

Important Information

Please note: The tastecard discount is across 3 courses on the a la carte menu only, does not include any sides, sharing platters or specials. The tastecard discount is not available on Valentine’s Day, Mothering Sunday, Father’s Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

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Il Toro Restaurant
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Mr said "We cannot wait to return!
Anything less than 5 stars in our opinion would be unjust. This was our first visit and will not..."
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Lois said "Delicious
Would recommend this place to anyone, amazing food, comfortable and warming welcome"
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Mike said
" Very pleasant evening. Lovely food."
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Arthur said
" This was a 5 star meal from start to finish. We will certainly be returning in the near future...."
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Mark said
" Excellent experience, lovely food and really friendly staff :-)"
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Keith said "Great Night
Just been for a meal, from drinks upstairs to meal downstairs, perfect, food excellent, service..."
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Fiona said "Fantastic
Great restaurant recommended locally by friends. Amazing Italian food. I was full after 2 meals...."
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Nicola said
" I couldn't fault the food I had. However, I am a coeliac and appreciate when I eat out my..."
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Lee said "Perfecto
Excellent 1 word"
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Lee said "Perfecto!
Busy on a Monday says it all staff were friendly and courteous and the food was top notch sea..."
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Marcus said "Beautiful Food
Great El toro is back on taste card. Food was fantastic in a lovely restaurant."
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Debra said "Authentic Italian
The food was absolutely delicious. Service was friendly and we didn't feel rushed. Will..."
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  • Mr said: "We cannot wait to return!
    Anything less than 5 stars in our opinion would be unjust. This was our first visit and will not be our last, despite it not being in our immediate locality.
    We visit the Woodsman in Leyland, where we originally met Adrian, Carl, Emelda and the team (great food there too). We were keen to visit here, when Emelda said that they were taking care of it here too. A bonus that it is on tastecard.
    The restaurant is vibrant, warm and had a buzzing atmosphere. The smart red leather upholstery was consistent with all seating in the restaurant and the walls had minimal but nice art adorning them.
    We had a warm welcome from Carl and Adrian and were quickly seated and presented with menus. We were really impressed with the choice of food and the prices were excellent (and upon eating the meals, competitively priced for the quality and quantity you receive).
    We ordered ribs and chicken livers with tomato, basil, red onion and chilli garlic bread. Hubz declared the livers the best he has had (he is particular) and the ribs were generously portioned in a gorgeous sauce garnished with a juicy slice of orange. The garlic bread was delicious with plenty of onion, chilli and tomato.
    Mains - hubz ordered special fillet steak with pate and crostini and I ordered fillet with peppercorn sauce. We had a large side plate of cabbage, broccoli and carrots. The steak is an equal to the best we have had (at Sandals Royal Bahamian in their French Restaurant), a hunk of fat free super tasty meat cooked to our specific requests. I am a medium to well done, though it still cut through like butter and was a taste sensation. Hubz loved his steak and the rich sauce dressing it. We both shared the peppercorn sauce which is the best we have tasted in the UK (again our fave peppercorn sauce was at Sandals in the Bahamas).
    Dessert (you need to book 3 courses for the tastecard discout) Crème Brulee for him and Choc brownie for me. It was a battle as we are usually 2 course types, though the whole meal was spent with sporadic mmm`s, this is excellent and drifting off into some kind of food utopia mentally.
    Do we exaggerate, no. We are spreading the word and cannot wait to return. The restaurant was almost full, so felt lucky to get in.
    Service, exceptional. Of course it was great to see Adrian and Carl again, they REALLY care for their clients, though the other gentleman working there was diligent and cared for his clients and it was lovely to meet the chef too.
    You have to try here, if you have been thinking of going, do. We cannot wait to return. The bill, with 1.5 pint peroni, a large Pinot and large Rose was £56. Bargain for non bargainous food! Mucho grazias. "
    Posted 4 months, 14 days ago...
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  • Lois said: "Delicious
    Would recommend this place to anyone, amazing food, comfortable and warming welcome "
    Posted 11 months, 15 days ago...
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  • Mike said:
    " Very pleasant evening. Lovely food. "
    Posted 1 year, 4 days ago...
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  • Arthur said:
    " This was a 5 star meal from start to finish. We will certainly be returning in the near future. Plenty of choice, excellent service and a wonderful atmosphere. "
    Posted 1 year, 1 month, 19 days ago...
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  • Mark said:
    " Excellent experience, lovely food and really friendly staff :-) "
    Posted 1 year, 2 months, 1 day ago...
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  • Keith said: "Great Night
    Just been for a meal, from drinks upstairs to meal downstairs, perfect, food excellent, service A1 but that's what you get at Il Toro "
    Posted 1 year, 2 months, 14 days ago...
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  • Fiona said: "Fantastic
    Great restaurant recommended locally by friends. Amazing Italian food. I was full after 2 meals. Lots to.choose from. Waiters very attentive. Would go again for a special meal. Tastecard means we could go more often. Proper wholesome, delicious, flavoured food. Thumbs up from me. Very clean and great atmosphere. "
    Posted 1 year, 4 months, 24 days ago...
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  • Nicola said:
    " I couldn't fault the food I had. However, I am a coeliac and appreciate when I eat out my options are limited. Unfortunately, my options were very limited. I was offered 1 starter and either chicken or steak as a main but with no form of potato. I ordered the 1 starter - mushroom stuffed with goats cheese and spinach. It came as baked goat cheese with salad. No mushroom or spinach and an apology that the mushroom was a risk!!! When the bill came we were charged full price for both my starter and main despite the main not having any potato and my starter being short mushroom and spinach. I didn't like to complain because the staff were lovely and as a coeliac I always feel a burden when I eat out so I don't make a fuss. "
    Posted 1 year, 5 months, 13 days ago...
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  • Lee said: "Perfecto
    Excellent 1 word "
    Posted 1 year, 7 months, 4 days ago...
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  • Lee said: "Perfecto!
    Busy on a Monday says it all staff were friendly and courteous and the food was top notch sea bass was excellent choice really enjoyed the experience the decor and ambience of the restaurant are superb will definitely return highly recommended 5 stars "
    Posted 1 year, 7 months, 4 days ago...
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  • Marcus said: "Beautiful Food
    Great El toro is back on taste card. Food was fantastic in a lovely restaurant. "
    Posted 1 year, 7 months, 29 days ago...
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  • Debra said: "Authentic Italian
    The food was absolutely delicious. Service was friendly and we didn't feel rushed. Will definitely go back. "
    Posted 1 year, 8 months, 8 days ago...
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  • Mr said: "We cannot wait to return!
    Anything less than 5 stars in our opinion would be unjust. This was our first visit and will not be our last, despite it not being in our immediate locality.
    We visit the Woodsman in Leyland, where we originally met Adrian, Carl, Emelda and the team (great food there too). We were keen to visit here, when Emelda said that they were taking care of it here too. A bonus that it is on tastecard.
    The restaurant is vibrant, warm and had a buzzing atmosphere. The smart red leather upholstery was consistent with all seating in the restaurant and the walls had minimal but nice art adorning them.
    We had a warm welcome from Carl and Adrian and were quickly seated and presented with menus. We were really impressed with the choice of food and the prices were excellent (and upon eating the meals, competitively priced for the quality and quantity you receive).
    We ordered ribs and chicken livers with tomato, basil, red onion and chilli garlic bread. Hubz declared the livers the best he has had (he is particular) and the ribs were generously portioned in a gorgeous sauce garnished with a juicy slice of orange. The garlic bread was delicious with plenty of onion, chilli and tomato.
    Mains - hubz ordered special fillet steak with pate and crostini and I ordered fillet with peppercorn sauce. We had a large side plate of cabbage, broccoli and carrots. The steak is an equal to the best we have had (at Sandals Royal Bahamian in their French Restaurant), a hunk of fat free super tasty meat cooked to our specific requests. I am a medium to well done, though it still cut through like butter and was a taste sensation. Hubz loved his steak and the rich sauce dressing it. We both shared the peppercorn sauce which is the best we have tasted in the UK (again our fave peppercorn sauce was at Sandals in the Bahamas).
    Dessert (you need to book 3 courses for the tastecard discout) Crème Brulee for him and Choc brownie for me. It was a battle as we are usually 2 course types, though the whole meal was spent with sporadic mmm`s, this is excellent and drifting off into some kind of food utopia mentally.
    Do we exaggerate, no. We are spreading the word and cannot wait to return. The restaurant was almost full, so felt lucky to get in.
    Service, exceptional. Of course it was great to see Adrian and Carl again, they REALLY care for their clients, though the other gentleman working there was diligent and cared for his clients and it was lovely to meet the chef too.
    You have to try here, if you have been thinking of going, do. We cannot wait to return. The bill, with 1.5 pint peroni, a large Pinot and large Rose was £56. Bargain for non bargainous food! Mucho grazias. "
    Posted 4 months, 14 days ago...
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  • Lois said: "Delicious
    Would recommend this place to anyone, amazing food, comfortable and warming welcome "
    Posted 11 months, 15 days ago...
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  • Mike said:
    " Very pleasant evening. Lovely food. "
    Posted 1 year, 4 days ago...
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  • Arthur said:
    " This was a 5 star meal from start to finish. We will certainly be returning in the near future. Plenty of choice, excellent service and a wonderful atmosphere. "
    Posted 1 year, 1 month, 19 days ago...
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  • Mark said:
    " Excellent experience, lovely food and really friendly staff :-) "
    Posted 1 year, 2 months, 1 day ago...
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  • Keith said: "Great Night
    Just been for a meal, from drinks upstairs to meal downstairs, perfect, food excellent, service A1 but that's what you get at Il Toro "
    Posted 1 year, 2 months, 14 days ago...
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  • Fiona said: "Fantastic
    Great restaurant recommended locally by friends. Amazing Italian food. I was full after 2 meals. Lots to.choose from. Waiters very attentive. Would go again for a special meal. Tastecard means we could go more often. Proper wholesome, delicious, flavoured food. Thumbs up from me. Very clean and great atmosphere. "
    Posted 1 year, 4 months, 24 days ago...
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  • Nicola said:
    " I couldn't fault the food I had. However, I am a coeliac and appreciate when I eat out my options are limited. Unfortunately, my options were very limited. I was offered 1 starter and either chicken or steak as a main but with no form of potato. I ordered the 1 starter - mushroom stuffed with goats cheese and spinach. It came as baked goat cheese with salad. No mushroom or spinach and an apology that the mushroom was a risk!!! When the bill came we were charged full price for both my starter and main despite the main not having any potato and my starter being short mushroom and spinach. I didn't like to complain because the staff were lovely and as a coeliac I always feel a burden when I eat out so I don't make a fuss. "
    Posted 1 year, 5 months, 13 days ago...
    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • Lee said: "Perfecto
    Excellent 1 word "
    Posted 1 year, 7 months, 4 days ago...
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  • Lee said: "Perfecto!
    Busy on a Monday says it all staff were friendly and courteous and the food was top notch sea bass was excellent choice really enjoyed the experience the decor and ambience of the restaurant are superb will definitely return highly recommended 5 stars "
    Posted 1 year, 7 months, 4 days ago...
    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • Marcus said: "Beautiful Food
    Great El toro is back on taste card. Food was fantastic in a lovely restaurant. "
    Posted 1 year, 7 months, 29 days ago...
    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • Debra said: "Authentic Italian
    The food was absolutely delicious. Service was friendly and we didn't feel rushed. Will definitely go back. "
    Posted 1 year, 8 months, 8 days ago...
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