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Casa Di Giorgio Ristorante (Mount Pleasant/Davisville) - closed or still under reno?

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susan_e_webb Mar 29, 2011 05:12 PM

Hi, Uptown Chowhounders,

Does anyone know if the Casa Di Giorgio at 517 Mount Pleasant Road is still renovating or has closed altogether?

Ta!

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Casa Di Giorgio
517 Mt Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON M4S, CA

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    torontofoodiegirl RE: susan_e_webb Mar 30, 2011 06:37 AM

    The last time I walked by (several days ago) they still had a note taped to the window saying they would re-open in (I believe) "a few days" -- that note's been there for weeks now if I'm not mistaken.

    Also, I noticed on the sign in the window that they got a conditional pass from Pubic Health, though I didn't note the date of the inspection; I wondered if that had anything to do with them shutting down. I checked online today, and it shows that they got a "pass" in January (the last inspection noted online), so not sure why the sign at the restaurant doesn't reflect that.

    I haven't seen any evidence of renos when I've gone by...

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      bogie RE: torontofoodiegirl Mar 30, 2011 07:00 AM

      I saw it for sale on Craigslist a while back, perhaps a victim of the economy or the owner lost interest or got tired of running 2 restaurants (There is another one in The Beaches).

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        susan_e_webb RE: bogie Apr 6, 2011 04:20 PM

        Thank you, bogie and torontofoodiegirl! I saw the note too; just wondered if anyone had more specific info. If it has been for sale then that's not a good sign, is it?

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          Googs RE: bogie Apr 10, 2011 10:16 AM

          There were 3 Casa Di Giorgio that I'm aware of. Danforth, Queen East, and Mount Pleasant. Danforth's now a bakery, Mount Pleasant, as reported by torontofoodiegirl, is yet another Thai Malaysian place. I wonder if Queen E is gone now too. I hope not. Those guys have hung in for a lot of years. I used to get delivery from their long ago closed Lower Jarvis location.

          Expanding during an economic downturn and offering seriously old-school Italian with the large menu all-things-to-all-people approach probably wasn't a good combo.

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            susan_e_webb RE: Googs Apr 11, 2011 11:37 AM

            Thanks, Googs and torontofoodiegirl!

            I surfed a bit and found a recent review of the Danforth loc. that mentions Nikki, who used to be a hostess at the Mt. Pleasant loc.:

            http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/10/133904...

            If, as googs says, the Danforth is now a bakery, maybe Nikki is at Queen St. now (if it is still open)?

            In any case - I concur. It was a great place with reliable quality and superb service, and was always our go-to for birthdays and close friends' get-togethers...

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        torontofoodiegirl RE: susan_e_webb Apr 10, 2011 06:42 AM

        Update: Passed by yesterday, and it looks like a new restaurant is going in. Thai/Malysian or something of that nature (I was in the car, so only got a quick look at the sign).

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          the_gibba RE: susan_e_webb May 12, 2011 08:31 AM

          It is now a Thai place....has anyone been?

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            millygirl RE: the_gibba May 12, 2011 04:42 PM

            The one on Danforth is now a bakery? Really? I'm surprised. That was a pretty large space. Too bad cuz we order from them from time to time. Their pizza is actually quite good. I guess now we'll have to make the trek to the beach location.

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