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“Poor service”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Trio Ristorante

Trio Ristorante
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Ranked #2,124 of 8,434 Restaurants in Toronto
Price range: $30 - $30
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: North End
Cross street: between Bowood and Cranbrooke
Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Poor service”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2011

Very nice cozy Italian restaurant with excellent selection of anti pasta, pasta and pizza.
Food was great especially pizza! And also you should try the Tiramisu. The most disappointing part was the service which was very slow and in fact they completely mixed up our order with another table after a long delay. Besides, one of the waiters was so unprofessional and rude to the point that upon serving the food, he kept throwing the dishes in the middle of table and no respect whatsoever. We're in kind of ignorance at that time because we're having fun with all our friends but this is so unacceptable for a restaurant that has lots to offer.

  • Visited May 2011
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Perfect anniversary dinner.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2010

Fancy drinks and first rate food. The owner Giovani himself would occasionally come out to see how we were doing. Nice music. Nice decor.
I don't know if it's because it was our anniversary or not, but the waiters were really, really attentive. Some water was spilled and 2 of them moved at record speed to replace the table linen.
Hubby took a picture on his cell camera so you can get a bit of an idea what the place looks like. It's cosy, but if you want more room there is an upstairs part as well.
Easy to get to from Lawrence station. Parking is a bit sketchy in that area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2008

My name is Francesco, l'm a costumer since Trio pizzeria opened two years ago. I agree with Gina Mellett on the National Post, on the fact that is the best pizza in Toronto, but l need to make a couple of corrections; first Giovanni is not a pizzaiolo, and is not from Naples and even Eduardo is not from Naples. I went there on a tuesday night by chance, the pizzaiolo Romolo was not there, and the pizza was not good as usual.

Trio owners, you have done a great job so far: pizza was always
great, do not change anything, please, because we love it there.

Thank beethoven2008
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“the best pizza”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2008

Trio Ristorante Pizzeria, the pizza we had was amazing without
having to travel to Italy to get good pizza. The crust and the topings were to die for. We definely recomend Trio for their pizza
as well as their gnocchi which are made on location, also amazing. Excellent service and made us feel we were in Italy.

Thank carlo57Toronto
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“Finally, "la vera pizza Napoletana" comes to Toronto”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2008

With a purported half-million Italians living in Toronto (including myself), you would think that this town can offer some great Italian pizza. My wife and I have been to many a pizzerias in Rome and elsewhere in Italy, as well as sampled the best that New York City and Chicago (try Spaccanapoli pizzeria) have to offer in the way of a true Neapolitan pizza - you know, charred bubbly outer crust, soft and thin inner crust, San Marzano tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, and basil.

But a great Italian pizza is as simple to describe as it is complex to execute. And Toronto, despite its large made-in-Italy population, could not execute well at all - until we found Trio Pizzeria and Ristorante.

Propelled by a review in a national newspaper, we ventured the same evening to Trio to sample and "judge": could this be the first (and perhaps only) real pizza in this city?

It absolutely is, and we were not disappointed. The Margherita (considered by most the true pizza, with only 3 ingredients) was excellent. This is due to a number of critical elements: the oven is a true wood-fired Italian import; Romolo, the "pizzaoiolo" I spoke with, is from Naples and knows the folks at Da Michele's, considered the best pizzeria in Italy. He told me openly that “it’s not that I’m good, I just make them the way I know how…”; finally, the ingredients were authentic and authentically combined. Great dough, right “charring” on the edges, right chewy consistency in the center, boiling mozzarella, and fresh, lightly salted tomato sauce. The pizza goes in the super-heated oven for less than 2 minutes and it’s ready, the other secret of Neapolitan pizza.

The service was attentive and courteous, and part-owner Edoardo was passionate about their product and was a pleasure to chat with (in Italian, of course). The only thing he admitted to me was that they are using cow-milk mozzarella instead of buffalo mozzarella… but then again, that’s Ontario for you, we can only import the stuff at huge cost, but can’t make it in the Province (something to do with our nanny state and the supposed dangers to the health of the citizenry).

If you want to taste an Italian pizza in Toronto, Trio is the only place we have found that knows how to do it. Go and try it for yourself, you will not regret it.

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