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Review of Banfi Pizzeria

Banfi Pizzeria
Ranked #2,755 of 8,722 Restaurants in Toronto
Neighborhood: Midtown
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Neighborhood: Midtown
Reviewed January 28, 2013

Banfi really is one of the hidden gems in this city. The fact that it is ranked 1500 in Toronto is a crime in itself. I recently had dinner here and this restaurant immediately vaulted to one of my top 5 favourite restaurants in the city. The food was excellent - good portions and hot. I had a pizza and it might have been one of the best pizzas I have ever eaten. The service was quick and polite. As some of the other reviewers stated, the owner probably will come by your table but he was funny and not intrusive. He is very good at making sure everything is just right for you. I had a great experience here and will definitely return in the near future.

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Reviewed July 9, 2012

Not a touristy spot, mostly locals. Stays busy with loyal Forest Hill clientele. Moderately priced. Food is good to very good. Just enough to keep the repeat business. Ferrari's and Maserati's etc are routinely parked (badly) outside Most recent meal was again good. Usually a wait for a table and get the impression that the owner plays favourites with certain clientele. Always friendly though. But If you aren't in the mood for a noisy cramped bustling night out, take a pass until you are.

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Reviewed September 3, 2011

My partner and I used to live right next door and Banfi was a local discovery. We quickly learned that it was hardy our own little discovery, Banfi is an institution with a loyal following that shows, often out the door and down the street.
What you need to know about Banfi is patience pays off.
There are no reservations, just a highly efficient staff that navigate the different group sizes with impressive science. While you are guaranteed a wait, you are also guaranteed the tables will turn over quickly and you'll be treated to a snack as you stand... patiently.
In the end, the meals are worth the wait entirely. Fantastic and reliably fantastic thin crust pizzas and superb pastas... with a wonderful wine selection to impress even the most discerning palate.
If you want something that feels (and is) authentically neighborhoody, in a Forest Hill kind of way, this is the standout choice. I really can't recommend it highly enough, other than to say we have moved far away but still make the journey back quite regularly for our 'Banfi fix'.

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Reviewed January 28, 2008

Love this family-friendly neighbourhood joint. Always buzzing, always good. Owner Nino's wonderful host.

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Reviewed December 5, 2007

Best pizza in the city - bar none.

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