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Giancarlo Trattoria

Little Italy
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41 Clinton St, Toronto, Ontario M6J 2N9, Canada
+1 416-533-9619
18:00 - 23:00
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Toronto, Canada
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113 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

A warm and friendly welcome started our delectable experience at this very well run Italian restaurant. The 4 of us all had different mains that were all outstanding from veal chop, lamp, veal medallions and haddock. Beautifully presented, cooked to perfection and served in a timely manner. One of the antipasto dishes we started with was Parmesan cheese drisselled with... More 

Thank julie c
1 review
Reviewed 21 December 2016

I had heard a lot about this restaurant and was looking forward to our visit. Very disappointed by the underwhelming food experience and poor service. Their wine cellar has some nice bottles though they are ridiculously topped up with some bottles lacking price, leaving the sommelier to set the price improptu. You will be hard-pressed to find anything drinkable below... More 

Thank Charlie H
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178 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Food is average at best and there not very friendly. Specially if you want the bring your own wine. But I will say there wines are not bad and reasonable price but the food average at best

Thank Garry H
Toronto, Canada
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

The food at Giancarlo is incredible. We were there in October to celebrate my best friend's birthday. She chose it because it is her favourite restaurant. We were a party of 11 and I personally cannot wait to return, and I know others felt the same that night. The service was very average and I felt there was some warmth... More 

Thank Pam7_11
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178 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Food is so so at best. But the reason I stopped going is the attitude in the Resturant. Ambiance in the summer outside is very nice. That's the only good thing I would say.nobody seems to want to listen to what you have to say. Wine is not bad and prices are okay. And they refuse corkage

Thank Garry H
Charlottesville, Virginia
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116 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Was with a large group. Most of us enjoyed dinner very much. We had trays of antipasto with very good grilled vergetables, meats, cheese and terrific grilled shrimp. The bread was very nicely dressed with olive oil and spices. I had the grouper and thought it very good. However, my colleague had to return his tough lamp chop as he... More 

Thank diane_marie1234
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

We had a very uneven dinner here recently. My veal tenderloin was cooked to perfection and the salad was fresh and delicious. Our friends had a bruschetta that they pronounced very good. My husband had the other "veal" dish and was very disappointed. Our thanks to the chef/owner for comping our bill after he complained about the tough baby beef... More 

Thank Jane L
Toronto, Canada
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44 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

For almost 30 years I have been a regular here and never been disappointed. Until recently. I took friends from overseas to show off one of the jewels of the amazing Toronto restaurant scene. However, I hadn't been there for a few years as I now live abroad. It was a disaster. Terrible service. Food was just average. Presentation sucked.... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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137 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

My husband and I had an incredible meal at Giancarlo Trattoria last week. We both love Italian food, and I was amazed that somehow, this restaurant had slipped our radar. Our server was attentive, the wine we ordered was perfect, my ravioli was worth EVERY. SINGLE. SMARTPOINT. We'll be back.

Thank Patti L
Ontario's Highlands, Canada
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145 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Great College Street location and great patio. But that is it for the accolades. When we asked the waiter for a wine list he walked us to a small wine cooler with their white wine selection. There were almost no wines from Italy. Most were California Chardonnay and most were priced in excess of $100 dollars. When we asked about... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 Clinton St, Toronto, Ontario M6J 2N9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Little Italy
  • Neighbourhood: Little Italy
  • Phone Number: +1 416-533-9619

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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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Little Italy
Toronto's Little Italy is a city hotspot for cafe culture and nightlife. There's something for everyone in Little Italy, apparent from the cross-section of clubbers in glitzy dresses, and elderly couples arm-in-arm heading to their favorite wine or pasta spot. Cafes spill onto the wide sidewalks, pool lounges and bars are always teeming with noise and activity, and both outdoor and indoor marketplaces are packed with fresh fish, cured meats, and pungent cheeses. All of the activity makes it a perfect spot for people-watching, especially over a nice glass of red wine or a quick and sumptuous slice of pizza at one of the many eateries or trattorias in the area.
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