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Pizzeria Toro in Durham to reopen

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Seems that Pizzeria Toro will finally reopen in the next few days. Here is to hoping that they aren't plagued by any more issues.

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  1. Bless you - LulusDad and I were just talking about how much we miss this place. I'm thrilled.

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    1. re: LulusMom

      I have yet to get there. I hope it is just as good or better than it was before and that there are no more fires. Durham restaurants have had a rash of fires over the last year.

      Perhaps an outing is in our future.

    2. Twitter says open today.

      1. I hope they have fully addressed the fire safety issues that have closed them twice before. I'd imagine that the fire marshall would be reviewing them with a fine toothed comb.

        We liked the pizza before. We're also going to try the new pizza place from the Bull City Beer & Burgers guy.

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        1. re: Tom from Raleigh

          Saw in a Herald-Sun or N&O article that they redesigned their chimney from containing 9 90 degree turns to get out of the building to just 2 turns. And that they will increase the frequency of cleaning it from every 30 days to every 15 days.

          1. re: HitBullWinSteak

            I'm trying to wrap my head around how 9 90 degree turns ever passed through the various inspections/permits.

          2. re: Tom from Raleigh

            Hey Tom! If you're talking about Pompieri Pizza, we had a very very lackluster experience there. I think I posted about it on another thread one time. I'm wondering if there experience has changed since then.

          3. Open and just as good as ever. Nothing's changed, not even the excellent staff. It's great to have them back.

            1. LulusDad and I went yesterday while Lulu was at a birthday party in Durham. Thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Started with the okra with sun-dried tomato mayo. The server said steaming the okra would make it not slimey - not quite true, but I didn't care, the slimy business doesn't bother me and I thought it was delicious. Then shared a salad of radicchio with capers and cheese, a nice salad. We each had a pizza - he had a special: sheep's milk cheese, pancetta and mushrooms; I had the white clam pizza and we were both happy. Service was friendly and helpful but a bit slow (and it wasn't that busy - mid-afternoon). Acoustics are horrible but it is worth it.