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“Good for sure, but overhyped”
Review of Pizzeria Libretto

Pizzeria Libretto
Ranked #16 of 8,575 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $16 - $24
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown
toronto, on
Level 4 Contributor
48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Good for sure, but overhyped”
Reviewed May 4, 2013 via mobile

This place has a cool atmosphere because of the wood burning oven and no air conditioning (so you feel like you're in Italy). Food is very natural and lots of locally sourced ingredients. However, from a purely taste standpoint, you will get far better pizza at many other restaurants in Toronto. But I think it gets such good hype because the clientele is mostly younger, which you'll notice, and younger people might not have the breadth of experience to rank the food properly.

But definitely a fun experience, just don't expect to be blown out of the water by the taste if you're an experienced eater.

Visited April 2013
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
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  • German first
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English first
Toronto, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
499 reviews
338 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
“Needed to add chilli oil for flavour...”
Reviewed May 2, 2013 via mobile

Enjoyed myself.
Friendly staff and hostess.
Clean open fun space.
Sat at the bar and was treated royally.
Pizza, mushroom, a little bland until the chilli sauce.
Will come back but will try something different.
Free water!

  • Visited May 2013
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Toronto, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
142 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Oh so good pizza!”
Reviewed May 1, 2013

I've only been to the Ossington location, not the Danforth location.

It's a busy sopt - but all I can say is that it's worth waiting for a table! This pizza is mouthwateringly good! If you love pizza - you must go and try the pizza at Pizzeria Libretto. So so soooooo delicious! I plan to go back again and again. I thought it definitely lived up to the hype!

  • Visited April 2013
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Toronto, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Danforth Basement, Ugh!”
Reviewed April 25, 2013

I had been to the Ossington location several times, but they don't take reservations. So since the new Danforth location takes reservations, we went there. Somehow, we ended up in the basement, which was dark, damp and smelt like washroom cleaning solvents. The starters are average. The fried gnocchi were like little packages of fried starch. The pizza's were good, even very good. The desserts were poor, budini and tiramisu served in glasses, which provided the only structure to the desserts. Like some other Toronto pizzeria, they take a good thing and try to squeeze as much money out of you that they can. Bill for two was over $100.

  • Visited April 2013
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Toronto, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Good pizza”
Reviewed April 23, 2013

The pizza is very good but does not live up to the hype of being as good as any pizza on earth. The only downside here is the awful foody crowd that will surround you and be constantly taking photos of what they are eating so that they can post it on facebook.

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