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Gio Rana's Really, Really Nice Restaurant

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1220 Queen Street East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
416-469-5225
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6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Loved the atmosphere

Our friends took me n hubby here for our 10th anniversary. I was expecting it to be a little classier, but it was quite nice just the same. I liked the loudness of it....made it feel like the place was buzzing. Our waiter was very friendly. The grilled calamari was so delicious, but not nearly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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  • Special occasions
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Our friends took me n hubby here for our 10th anniversary. I was expecting it to be a little classier, but it was quite nice just the same. I liked the loudness of it....made it feel like the place was buzzing. Our waiter was very friendly. The grilled calamari was so delicious, but not nearly enough. I ordered the chicken... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

My wife and I finally dined at Gio Rana's after several years of saying we should really check it out and honestly we were underwhelmed by everything but the service which I can wholeheartedly say was first class. The manager and waiters were all extremely friendly, outgoing and a pleasure to deal with. The waiter made suggestions based on our... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Not a large menu, but excellent variety. Side dishes are shareable in size. Decor is intentionally bare with old ducts showing. Table in wine cellar excellent choice for part of 6-8. Food is tasty and fresh. service attentive and friendly. Jazz the Manager is very people and service oriented and recognizes returning patrons. The bar is a little tight and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Service was excellent. The food was very good, not the best Italian I`ve had in Toronto but great value for what you get. 6 people dined with 2 bottles of wine for less than I have spent at some restaurants as a couple, totally worth it. What we loved most was the atmosphere. I would definitely return to this Gio... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We used to eat at this restaurant back when it was THE NOSE in the Beach, back when a municipal politician named Tom Jacobek bowed to pressure from silly locals and wait for it....insisted that the iconic giant paper machier nose be removed. We have eaten at this new modern location of Gino's a couple times, including the recent Mother's... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The food at Gio Rana's Really, Really Nice Restaurant is always and consistently Incredi-licious! As I write this review, I'm salivating just thinking about all the flavour and textures, the way every dish just blends together so seamlessly. Another thing that keeps me going back is the staff... one in particular Martin Yankovich.. FUNNY! Marty really makes the dining experience... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We were deciding where to eat when my friend explained "The Nose". I was very pleasantly surprised with the food in this transferred restaurant from Yonge and Eglinton. A nose hangs over the door of this previous TD bank. There's even a back room seating in the old vault. My rib eye steak was fantastic! It was definitely the great... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

My family and I have been coming to this restaurant since it was "The Nose" located on Yonge St just south of Eglinton. Gio's pulls no punches in delivering fresh, authentic and beautifully prepared Italian fare, just the way Nona used to make! If you're looking for cookie cutter decor, standardized service and run-of the mill "Italian" dishes (see: Americanized... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This place has a really stylish way of making "bohemian" funky and fresh. The service is great, the people are playful, the food is tasty and the music will give you a nostalgic feeling. Once you start dinning you'll never want to leave. I can't wait to go back.

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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

My daughter and I just returned from a delicious dinner a Gio Rana. Excellent and professional service from Yankovich and delicious food, prepared to perfection. The sea bass I thought I would enjoy was substituted for sea bream and it was incredible and prepared exactly right. My daughter ordered a medium rare steak perfectly cooked. We shared three sides, asparagus... More 

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Additional Information about Gio Rana's Really, Really Nice Restaurant

Address: 1220 Queen Street East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: 416-469-5225
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > East End
Open Hours:
Monday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1220 Queen Street East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > East End
  • Neighborhood: East End
  • Phone Number: 416-469-5225

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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