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Pizzeria Libretto

#90 of 6,569 Restaurants in Toronto
#101 of 7,030 Places to Eat in Toronto
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221 Ossington Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M6J 2Z8, Canada
416.532.8000
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 182
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  • 143
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Whole Fried Eggs are delicious! Who knew?

Thank you to Pizzeria Libretto for bring a fun new place to go on the Danforth (though you're not so new now). It's a straight-up pizzaria. Napolitana style. They do a great job, most of the time, with their pizza. On my experience, they are one the best pizza places in TO and they are the best in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Foodie-TO
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Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Thank you to Pizzeria Libretto for bring a fun new place to go on the Danforth (though you're not so new now). It's a straight-up pizzaria. Napolitana style. They do a great job, most of the time, with their pizza. On my experience, they are one the best pizza places in TO and they are the best in the east... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Would recommend this to anyone would wants an authentic Italian style flatbread pizza. Excellent wine list too. Very pleasant and modern atmosphere and excellent service

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Canada
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218 restaurant reviews
209 helpful votes 209 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

I made a reso for 3 here for lunch at the University location (highly recommend you call in advance because it's always so busy!). When we arrived we were seated right away. I ordered the $15 lunch special which is amazing! I started with the beet salad and then had the margarita pizza for my main, then the chocolate gelato.... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We went for lunch and it was fantastic. For $15 you can have a salad, pizza and a dessert. The beet salad was really delicious. The pizza crust was so great, absolutely loved the texture. I will definitely be going back there to eat again.

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Ontario, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We're long time fans of Libretto on Ossington - one of the best pizzerias in Toronto, proven by the long lineups (they don't take reservations). Gave Libretto's new location near King/University a try, wondering ... could they recreate the food and atmosphere despite the bank tower location. Short answer: food - yes! Same great pizza etc. Our four guests were... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Great place for a real Neapolitan pizza. Excellent ingredients, nice choice of pizzas. Crust is perfect, tomato sauce is sweet and clean as it should be, fresh basil on top. Good value for money too. Would definitely recommend Libretto

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Ottawa, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The concierge at The Hilton on University Ave. recommended this restaurant for take out pizza. I had an eggplant hot chili pizza with goat cheese to replace their usual dairy cheese (dairy allergy). The hot chili with the sweet goat cheese was delicious.

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Toronto, Ontario
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Too many interesting places to choose from on this stretch of Ossington, we opted for Pizzeria Libretto as an interesting, if not exotic, choice. A factor was the apparent availability of a table near the window. Things were a bit tight in that front area, but we had no problem comfortably maintaining our own conversation. Service was prompt and pleasant,... More 

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San Diego, California
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88 reviews 88 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Tried several of the pizzas, but none quite made the cut. Quality ingredients, but just doesn't "mix" well. Our first server was way too nonchalant, but he left somewhere in the middle of dinner. His replacement was a marked improvement. Nice Aperol spritz/cocktails. Overall very average. There has to be better pizza than this in Toronto

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London, United Kingdom
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128 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I went to the Pizzeria Libretto on University Avenue and loved it! The pizza was genuine Napoli style and the gelato was lovely.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 221 Ossington Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M6J 2Z8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto
  • Phone Number: 416.532.8000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 24
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?