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Gio Rana's Really, Really Nice Restaurant

1220 Queen Street East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (The Beaches)
416-469-5225
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Ranked #531 of 6,590 restaurants in Toronto
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: The Beaches
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79% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
toronto
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

so let's just get this out of the way: gio's doesn't have a sign, only a honkin' nose, hanging in front. a bit hipster? totally. but as a one-time resident of leslieville who has tried numerous restaurants in the area, i can tell you that gio's actually backs this up with honest-to-goodness, tasty food. they borrow from different parts of... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Good food, but even better service. It is worth going here just for the entertaining waiter, we were made to feel extremely welcome. Do not be put off by the look of the place from the outside, it is really worth stepping through the door, as the ambience is perfect for dinning with friends & family, perhaps not so appropriate... More

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Markham, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The food is great here for sure - but this place is great value. What you get for the money is the best feature in my opinion. Really cool decor/ambiance as well, casual but cool.

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Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The food is quite good here and the service is also reliable. It can be loud and busy but it is a fun atmosphere in the happening Leslieville neighborhood.

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London, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Went to Gio's a couple weekends ago with friends who live in Toronto and raved about the restaurant. If you want "fancy" this isn't the place for you. However, the food is tasty, simple and filling. The high-light for us was our waiter Marty. He had us laughing the entire night, was quick with service and we would come back... More

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The food Is always first rate and reasonably priced - the decor Is crazy fun with empty picture frames and mish-mashed furniture - the servers re fun and welcoming and we've been known to roll home after a three hour dinner on m ore than one occasion. Yum

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

As many of the reviews attest, this is a very good restaurant. I have been going here for about 5 years and I am always impressed with the consistency. The service is attentive without being intrusive. You can tell that the majority of the staff have been in the business for a while. It is a great place to try... More

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Toronto, Canada
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121 reviews 121 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

never had a bad meal here i miss Morely and Ryan on the bar but the new lady was nice love going here thanks for the good food and good times see you soon

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East Jerusalem
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Great experience in our first visit to this local staple. Food, service, atmosphere were all excellent, and the noise issues flagged on here seem to have been addressed. We will definitely be back!

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houston, tx
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155 reviews 155 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Food was very good and service was excellent. Had to wait about 45 minutes at bar on a weekday evening. Fun and very popular place but music was TOO LOUD - we were all hoarse the next morning. Nevertheless, we'd go again.

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