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Pizzeria Libretto

#14 of 6,762 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Downtown
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221 Ossington Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M6J 2Z8, Canada
+1 416-532-8000
Today
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Toronto
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It had been a couple years since I had been here. In the area so took my daughter for dinner tonight. Arrived 7:45, starving and managed to snag a coveted table. Fresh bread and olive oil/balsamic dip arrives quickly. Not pushy about drinks...everyone was cool with a bottle of Toronto's finest tap water. Ordered Rocco's salad with a crispy egg...unique... More 

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Thank Nancy M
Toronto, Canada
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is very handy for the Lower Ossington Theatre. You can't book but we enjoyed a very nice glass of Sicilian red while we waited at the bar. The atmosphere was very busy but casual and welcoming. We got a table as staff predicted within 10mins of arriving. The waitress was very pleasant and knowledgeable. We ordered several shared... More 

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Thank jaaaanicesimpson
Toronto
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Some restaurants rest on their laurels and have ups and downs and let things slide a bit. Not this place. Consistently great food and good service every time. Thanks for giving Toronto such an awesome place to chill. Love you Libretto! ;-)

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Thank toronto_local
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

But don't ignore the meatballs and arugula salad. Perfect appetizer before the pizza comes out. Great atmosphere. Service is quick!

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Thank Natali P
Toronto, Canada
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250 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not only delicious salad, fantastic pizza, and great service, but if you have the lunch special it's great value for the money too. If you like arugula then have the arugula salad, with pear, Parmesan and oil, it's delicious. Pizza is fantastic, very similar to what you get in Italy. Soooo tasty. You also get bread, for dipping in oil/vinegar.... More 

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Thank raggarbil
Essex
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180 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this place for lunch. The pizzas taste amazing, really thin how pizzas should be. Would recommend

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Thank Nelli8
Commerce, Michigan, United States
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Though the pizza and salads were good, the price seemed a little steep for the portions. We would not return.

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Thank HMD63
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you love pizza, you will LOVE this pizzeria. Our table had the Margherita pizza, Mushroom pizza, diavola pizza, arancini balls, nduja pizza and more - (my favourite was the mushroom/garlic pizza and arancini balls) we sampled each others food and everything was DIVINE. Been here many times and will be back many times in future. Great atmosphere, friendly/knowledgeable staff... More 

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Thank Sinead A
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

It was our second year going to Pizzeria Libretto before The Nutcracker, it is the perfect place to go before a performance. The service is great and the food delicious. I love the idea of the meal-share (items on the menue are tagged as meal-share which means that if you get this item, they will give a meal for free... More 

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Thank Renee T
Ottawa, Canada
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80 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This place is a jewel. Not a fancy place whatsoever. Spelt pizza crust was out of this world. Appetizers were excellent as well (beet caprese salad and the cold cut & cheese plate). Service was professional and no complaints. Not pretentious at all. Not a fist date kinda place in that it is essentially bare tables and chairs but do... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 16 - USD 24
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 23:00
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 221 Ossington Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M6J 2Z8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-532-8000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Downtown
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with a strong student influence from the Ryerson University Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities, with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of vintage cinemas, and a healthy nightlife centered on the area's Distillery District bar and clubs near the East End, it's both an easygoing daytime spot and a popular party place after sunset. It also features some of Toronto's best outdoor landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square and the Nathan Phillips Square: perfect for a concert, a skate, or a relaxing sit-down.
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