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Pizzeria Libretto

#17 of 6,804 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
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221 Ossington Ave, Toronto, Ontario M6J 2Z8, Canada
+1 416-532-8000
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11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Barrie, Ontario, Canada
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

I often visit Toronto for work and I make it a must visit. I have never been disappointed with the food or service. Amazing, simply amazing.

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Thank Sean M
Montreal
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106 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2015

In terms of quality very close to NY pizza and therefore it is very good! Very thin and tasteful. The place was crowded and loud, but it is worth it if you crave for true pizza. At evening expect to wait. Go for classic Margarita or spicy pepperoni. Would recommend without a doubt.

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Thank IliaNc
Toronto, Canada
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61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015

This is a casual pizzeria where you can pop in with a friend, enjoy a glass of wine and fresh salads and pizza. Menu is limited. At Pizzeria Libretto, if you enjoy your pizza "crispy" and not soggy at the bottom, you have to order it "WELL DONE" here. We did and it was quite good. We were there on... More 

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Thank ALICE A
Albany, New York
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

My family went here based on TripAdvisor reviews, and it did not disappoint. We didn't call ahead for a reservation but only had a 20 minute wait for a table on a Saturday night- not bad. I started my meal off with the arugula salad which was light and flavorful. The margherita pizza was one of the best pizzas I've... More 

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Thank Logan C
The Hague, The Netherlands
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

Went there with a friend when visiting Toronto and ordered 2 pizzas. First of all they were served at different times, so one of us had to watch the other one eat otherwise the pizza would have gotten cold (the second one arrived 10m later)!!)Nobody mentioned that this is the way it will be served and we absolutely didn't expect... More 

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Thank Cath W
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

The staff at this place are really excellent, and were full of energy and information about the menu, seasonal produce and specials during a recent visit with my family. It wasn't too busy but the kitchen were able to accommodate and suggest a range of "off menu" appetisers and sharers alongside the excellent starter salads and calamari. Pizza itself was... More 

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Thank adam977
Seattle, Washington
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015

I was looking for something not quite so heavy for dinner tonight and ended up at the University Pizzeria Libretto. The inside was nice, the waiter was attentive and helpful in deciding the menu and overall I would absolutely go back. I started with a Caprese Salad subbed with the bufalo mozzarella (well worth the extra money). I then had... More 

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Thank Katie H
Toronto, ON
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185 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2015

I've heard rave reviews about Pizza Libretto so I finally got out to try it. They have a wide variety of pizza to choose from. It's really delicious and worth all the great reviews of it. We also got a bottle of wine which was decently priced. Expect a wait to get a table, however there are plenty of places... More 

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Thank travelbug0909
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2015

Best pizza ever. Simple, authentic and way fast. This is not Pizza Pizza, folks. This is real Neapolitan bliss.

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Montreal, Canada
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113 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

This is by far the best pizza I have ever had. The ingredients are beyond fresh, combinations are inventive and the pizzas are nothing like you can get almost anywhere else. The beet/mozzarella caprese is out of this world! The chilli oil served with the pizzas is also Amazing. Service is quick, friendly and even though you cannot make reservations,... 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, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, 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, Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • 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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