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Pizzeria Defina

#270 of 6,804 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
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321 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, Ontario M6R 2M6, Canada
416-534-4414
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12:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 12:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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Hamilton, Canada
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been there a couple of times now and have always had a great experience - food, service and atmosphere! The Grilled Octopus & Calamari appetizer was a highlight (and a favourite ) - we've had a variety of salads and pizzas and everything is top notch. The wine selection - and especially the knowledgeable staff who help you -... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well I haven't tried every pizza in TO but it is hard to imagine a restaurant serving the pizza combinations as Defina's has on their menu. The duck confit, roasted pear and arugula with truffle oil is awesome. However there are several other unusual toppings available and worth a try.

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Kingston, Canada
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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went on a Wednesday night (~6:00) and were seated right away but the restaurant did fill up quickly to the point where people were lingering by the door with drinks in hand. It made me feel like I shouldn't linger over my food so we hurriedly ate and got out of there. One other unfortunate incident was that the table... More 

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Thank E A
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

We were a group of 9 people and called earlier inquiring about making a reservation. They said that they do not take reservations. No problem. We asked what our chances were of getting a table around 8:30pm for 9 people. They said that they're usual busy but that it shouldn't be a long wait. We took our chances and showed... More 

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LaSalle
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

On numerous occasions I have eaten pizza in Toronto and I feel compelled to say this is one of the best I have tired. The city I am from is know for its superior pizza so I am discriminating when I try something new. The pizza at Defina is ranked right up with some of the very best (and that... More 

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Thank lovet2travel
Toronto, Canada
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

I have been to Defina's a few times and the food has always been excellent. Their Pizzas are not the run of the mill variety as they have combinations of toppings which are very unique but delicious at the same time. I have always found the service to be great..willing to give you whatever you want in terms of variations... More 

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Thank Ronnie V
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Amazing pizza and atmosphere! I had the crispy green beans and the 2013 Pizza Expo Best Traditional Pizza; International Region made with nduja sausage, tomato sauce, hen of the woods mushrooms, bufala, tarragon, basil and for desert apple strudel. All incredibly yummy! Service was quick but I unfortunately have to say our waitress was a little less than pleasant. Not... More 

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toronto
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48 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We went for lunch and were blown away by the pizza menu. Three crusts to choose, regular varieties and unusual ones such as lobster poutine. We had the Margherita and the Wild Mushroom pizzas. The Wild Mushroom came with balsamic red onions, truffle oil, fior di latte and a variety of mushrooms. It was delicious. Great service, decent wine list.

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Thank kallimgmt
Toronto, Canada
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69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

I ordered the "FireRoastedTomatoes Pizza" that contains as per their menu: ordilatte,SMtomatoesDOP, caciocavallo cheese, basil, arugula, grana padano, extra virgin olive oil, smoke salt. I was like, wow they even mentioned a small ingredient like the smoke salt, however, there was a lot of garlic on my pizza and that wasn't mentioned in the menu. I had to ask the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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94 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Beautiful wood oven pizza place, thin crust, great atmosphere, alway busy, great quality all the time.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 321 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, Ontario M6R 2M6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: 416-534-4414

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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