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Nov 23, 2007 02:31 PM

Seven Numbers?

Heard totally opposite view on this. Any good?

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  1. I can only speak about the one on the Danforth....hated it. Very loud. I much prefer Gio's on Queen, same type menu but better in both atmosphere and tastes.

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    1. re: millygirl

      OK, I will admit that living on the Danforth and not having gone to Seven Numbers ia a little embarrasing for me. I've been meaning to try it, I really have, but I live at the other end of the Danforth and its just never really worked out....

      BUT, if your saying that 7 Numbers is loud compared to Gio's!!!!!!!!! We went there once, enjoyed the food (a little over rated maybe) and the atmosphere, but the noise was deafening! So if 7 Number is worse!!!!! Wow.

      1. re: bluedog

        Yes bluedog it is WAY louder at 7 Numbers. I too have found Gio's loud at certain visits but it never bothers me. It seems kind of background and mostly made from the many people simply having a good time. I can handle that. At 7, it was crappy music turned up way too loud. The one time we went to 7 we could barely hear each other. It was really uncomfortable. So don't fret, you're not missing much.

        1. re: millygirl

          The 7 Numbers Danforth experience bears no relevance to the 7 Numbers Eglinton experience. What they'll miss is Mama Rosa's good cooking.

    2. I tried the one on the Danforth based on good reviews but didn't like it much. I had the duck leg among other things, but the food was not memorable and also found it loud. Never needed to go back.

      1. Used to love and rave about it, but quality and portion size have gone downhill, price has gone up. I prefer Gio's as well.

        1. I recently returned to the Danforth location after a good experience last year, and I was disappointed, I'm sorry to say.
          The calamari, for example, was crisp and golden and not overly oily the first time I went, but this time it was just unpleasant. Nothing was horrible per se, I would just say overall, it was just completely not worth going back to.

          1. Go to where Mama Rosa is cooking. She's the original reason for the success of Gio's on Yonge when it was The Nose and 5 Doors North. I couldn't have agreed with the review more. You can't copy her style as it requires her years of experience to make it work.

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            1. re: Googs

              With or without Rosa, Gio's is packing them in every night.

              1. re: Googs

                Thanks Googs. Mama Rosa's presence at the Danforth location last year and her absence recently would explain the discrepancy. I'll try out the Eglington West location next time I'm in that neighbourhood.