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Pizzeria Libretto now open for lunch

tasoid Mar 16, 2010 01:15 PM

Not sure if this has been posted but Pizzeria Libretto is open for lunch. Was there today and had the $15 Prix Fixe. Includes salad, pizza and desert. A fantastic deal considering that you cannot get a pizza at Terroni for that price at lunch.

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  1. duckdown RE: tasoid Mar 16, 2010 01:45 PM

    yeah, but you get to put up with lineups and crowded tables and annoying servers at Libretto instead

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      tasoid RE: duckdown Mar 16, 2010 02:12 PM

      Duckdown, I was there for lunch. No lineups at all.

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        frito RE: duckdown Mar 16, 2010 02:38 PM

        In there today, great service and no line-ups. Parking not a problem.

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          chalenegirl RE: duckdown Apr 5, 2010 08:14 PM

          i think the servers there are great, very friendly for all 3 of my visits.

          the servers at Terronis are pretentious and not very polite. my feelings towards the service there was confirmed after having a large party (16+ ppl) for coworkers but ended up being hassled by the staff 15 mins prior to my reservation until the very end of the dinner. i will not be returning and dissuade others with a large group who want to go there. there are many other places in the city that do great food without the snobby service.

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          JennaBean RE: tasoid Mar 16, 2010 01:50 PM

          It is a great lunch deal. Love everything about this place and their pizza.

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            Non Doctor RE: JennaBean Mar 16, 2010 02:36 PM

            It's a really great lunch deal...

            I am there often and have NEVER had annoying service...

            ...quite the opposite actually.... great, warm, and enthusiastic service.

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              jamesm RE: Non Doctor Mar 17, 2010 06:27 AM

              That is a great deal. And I've been several times and never had bad service. In fact it's always been really good and although I have no problem with waiting, I've never had to wait longer than 20 minutes or so. Didn't find it crowded either. It's lively and has a good vibe, full but not crowded. And when I do have to wait on Ossington I appreciate that they will take your number and call you when a table is ready giving you an opportunity to grab a drink nearby. I recently sent some friends from Chicago there and they raved about it. Definitely prefer it to Terroni's.

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                chalenegirl RE: jamesm Apr 5, 2010 08:15 PM

                i second this on all points!

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            jnine RE: tasoid Mar 17, 2010 10:37 AM

            excellent! thought it looked opened when I passed by yesterday. Can't wait to take my toddler!

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              ace123 RE: tasoid Mar 17, 2010 08:40 PM

              Thanks for the update.
              Went there for lunch today. No line up. Excellent value for the Prix Fixe.

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                halffull23 RE: tasoid Mar 19, 2010 07:52 AM

                Great to know!! Thanks for the info. Sounds like a great deal and if I can get in there without a lineup, even better!

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                  Flexitarian RE: halffull23 Apr 5, 2010 11:47 AM

                  The lunch was good value when it was $10!

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                  KitchenVoodoo RE: tasoid Apr 27, 2010 07:47 PM

                  Just tried Libretto for lunch. The sardine salad was not great - a nicely grilled sardine but the dandelion salad was swimming in oil withnot enough acid, bland chickpeas.... quite boring for $10 at lunch.
                  Had a pizza - Margharita with Ontario proscuito - extremely salty, and although I liked the char I found it way too salty and the dough too "sourdough-ish" for my taste.
                  The service, and the welcome and goodbye were all very warm and sincere, so a big 10 for that alone.
                  With a 20% tip and no booze I somehow spent $39!! Eeeek.... but I had leftover pizza in my toaster oven and it was good but SO salty!

                  1. justpete RE: tasoid Jan 18, 2011 09:10 AM

                    Just got back from LIbretto - went at about 12:20 and picked up a couple of pizzas. the place was relatively empty, and no lineups.

                    In any case, I picked up two pizzas, a margherita pizza and a duck confit and pear. The Margherita pizza was good, but the Duck Confit pizza was absolutely awesome. Perfectly cooked, seasoned and balanced - the pears were delicious, and a perfect complement to the duck.

                    I also had the Tiramisu, which was delicious, if not a bit too sweet. Will definitely be returning.

                    Pizzeria Libretto
                    221 Ossington Ave, Toronto, ON M6J, CA

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                      ekim256 RE: justpete Feb 18, 2011 09:38 PM

                      Yum. I actually tried the exact same pizzas and their Tiramisu. While the pizza was very enjoyable, we added some duck prosciutto on top of it as well as the chili oil - Y-U-M! :-) The lunch is a great deal imo. Wish it was more accessible from work!


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                        PoppiYYZ RE: ekim256 Feb 20, 2011 05:16 AM

                        Welcome back E, we missed your Toronto musings (and envied your distant travels).

                        Tiramisu at Libretto was good, but I find the Pizza disappointing (their whole wheat dough is too tough and toppings bland IMO). Queen Margherita is still the best pizza napoletana in TO (or NA for that matter).

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                          ekim256 RE: PoppiYYZ Feb 20, 2011 02:24 PM

                          aw thanks dude n_n
                          Queen Margherita is still on my "must eat" list!!
                          Re: "bland" toppings - that's why the duck prosciutto + chili oil is a needed addition ;). Kind of throws the whole "deal" off though. Their Margherita pizza is better than Terroni's though, imo

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                          chocabot RE: ekim256 Feb 20, 2011 06:05 AM

                          Friends and I went to Libretto for the lunch prix fixe on Feb 11 and found it very enjoyable despite it being absolutely packed during the midday rush. In fact, I think the pizza was the best I've had from them (I've previously only gone at night). The crust had a good chew and crispness, and wasn't too unevenly charred. Toppings were also well distributed.
                          The salads greens were very fresh and lightly dressed and the gelatos were nice and smooth.
                          A good value imo.

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