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Pizzeria Libretto

#15 of 6,754 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Neighbourhood:
Downtown
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221 Ossington Ave, Toronto, Ontario M6J 2Z8, Canada
+1 416-532-8000
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Today
11:30 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Ottawa, Canada
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80 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Thank Schnaffer
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best Pizza in Toronto. Great restaurant to go for a good meal. I have been to this place many times and it is soooo good.

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Thank Mike O
Oshawa, Canada
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The pizza is like being in italy. I got the margarita. I ate the whole thing! The lunch special was salad,pizza,gelato for under 20.00

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Thank Cathy R
Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth the wait for this pie! Some great pastas and salads and calamari fritti as well! Good drinks loud but fun! Sometimes you need to be prepared for a wait!

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Thank Fern H
Australia
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were very pleased to find this Pizzeria as it was a cold, windy night and we were walking looking for somewhere to eat. It was quite busy but we were seated straight away and our order was taken not long after. The pizzas and salad were great! We did not have dessert but enjoyed an excellent coffee. Staff were... More 

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Thank BlossAustralia
Sao Paulo, SP
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Most places here have the same pizza. I like the thin crust and more sauce: Brazilian/Italian style. The pizza is delicious, fresh! It's an individual portion, $15-18 each.

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Thank MariaFernanda1312
Toronto
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is our go to place! Reminds us of the pizza in Naples, Italy. Excellent food and great selection of wine. I remember when they had only one location and we would drive all the way from Markham. We have been to all the locations in Toronto and have never been disappointed. They recently changed the menu and I had... More 

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Thank Travelling_from_YYZ
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69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great but noisy restaurant that is perfect for gatherings of friends or family. I am always amazed at the range of ages from children to seniors. The menu is very flexible and good for shared meals. The quality of food and service is very high.

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Thank Helen C
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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283 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

One of a few locations in the Toronto Area and definitely worth a visit. I'm not sure how it ranks up against other fired pizzas in the city, from what I understand there are a number of very good pizza joints near the city, but Pizz. Libretto feels very authentically Italian, from it's menu, to it's brick oven baked pizzas,... More 

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Thank Joe S
Toronto
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161 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Really enjoyed the pizza. Very fresh tasting and a good amount of zest and flavour. Wine is reasonably priced as well which is always helpful. I like the original Ossington location better than the University Ave one which is a bit more sterile and corporate. The Ossington one had a really fun vibe to it. Dessert was well priced and... 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
US$16 - US$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, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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 Ave, Toronto, Ontario M6J 2Z8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-532-8000

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Typical questions asked:
  • 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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