what's up with the place with the big nose?
Does anyone know anything about this place with the huge paper mache nose above the door in the East end?? On queen near leslie?
It's a riff on owner Gio Rana's nose. The "sculpture has been around, at various locations, for decades. I haven't been there in quite a while now, but I've always liked the place in the past. It's fun, and the food (Italian small plates in a traditional home style) has generally been good. It can be very loud.
It's a fun spot called Gio Rana's Really Really Nice Restaurant. Reasonable prices and great atmosphere. Be warned it can get quite loud at times so if you're looking for quiet dining, this would not be your style. Very hip and the locals love it, including me. I have heard rumours though, that the prices seem to be creeping up yet the portions are getting smaller. Wassup with that?