Piano Piano

4.5
1137 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Contemporary Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
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If there’s a common thread that runs through Piano Piano, it’s a deep-seated soulfulness and sensuality that’s at once warm, welcoming and just plain fun. The Italian restaurant you always wished was just around the corner is delighted to meet you.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary Italian
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Hours of Operation
Lunch
Daily 11:30–15:00
Dinner
Mon–Wed, Sun 17:00–22:00
Thu–Sat 17:00–23:00
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Phone number
(416) 929-7788
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Victor Barry
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Cross Street
Spadina Ave.
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Parking Details
Parking can be found at 15 Glen Morris Street located beneath the U of T graduate house at the North East corner of Harbord and Spadina.
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Public Transit
Spadina Subway Station
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Wine
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Central Coast
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 5

It was my friend’s birthday. The service was so bad. We asked for some items from a person that worked there that wasn’t our server and they seemed super annoyed.
We had to keep waiving down the server to come to us. There was no one in the restaurant...

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SL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father’s Day .. great service great food

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TO
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Piano Piano is without a doubt a contender for best restaurant in the city. Order whatever you want - it’s all done beautifully and served without an ounce of pretentiousness. Go. Just go.

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JK
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

We found a metal screw in our pasta. The server handled everything well but no manager came to talk to us. I just couldnt recommend this restaurant anymore though

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SG
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome all around thank you very much!!

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z
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great experience and family friendly environment

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P
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Vegetarian choices are very less. There is no choice of Soup

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NM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

The space at lunchtime is rather large and
impersonal. I imagine that in the evening with good lighting it is more pleasing.
The service was spotty to abysmal. The food was good especially the polenta and Brussel sprout salad.

Considering the restaurant was almost empty, the (lack of) attention from the service staff was really unacceptable. We had to ask passing servers to help us since our waiter appeared to be completely unavailable. Boo

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MJ
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I really don't understand the hype about the place. I was here two years ago and decided to give it another try. Food was average at best. Small portions, soggy pizza and indifferent service. Not worth the price at all. Will not be returning.

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SA
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was really good and our server was very nice but I will not be going back. We did not have our appetizer longer than 5 minutes when our entrees came. We were sitting there with our appetizer in the middle trying to eat everything before they both got cold. It felt like they were rushing us out of there. I purposely ate my food slowly so I could attempt to enjoy the experience and the celebration of my husbands birthday, but honestly felt like they could not wait to free up our table. They were even trying to clear our plates before we were done eating. There were empty tables around us! Doesn't make sense. This upsets me even more because the server was super friendly and the food was really good. Please slow down, I did not enjoy myself at all.

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KH
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and beautiful indoor atmosphere/decoration. It could have been my everyday spot until I saw coke was for $5... other than that, it was perfect.

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JM
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

They put pork in our vegetarian dish and ultimately food was poor.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mothers day

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JC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the time you arrive, how your received, serviced and the high quality food it's a great experience.

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m
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service. Would definitely come back.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food is unique and delicious. Great atmosphere and warm and friendly service

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WO
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. Went for a Monday lunch and it was pretty quiet which was really nice. Lunch menu is delicious and great value. Highly recommend it.

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e
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and great friendly service!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

I’ve been hearing great things about this restaurant and was really looking forward to it. Unfortunately it was not up to all the hype. I’ve been to a number of restaurants in Toronto and this may have been one of the worst. The service was not good, very slow and not helpful with providing input/opinion on food or drinks. The food was ok, the burrata was good but the main pasta was not. The vodka pasta that I ordered was way too smokey like a campfire in my mouth not to mention it was very dry and not nearly enough noodle to sauce ratio. The sausage on the pasta seemed cheap, very fatty and not a lot of quality tasting meet. It was clear that the pasta and the drinks we didn’t like which seemed to upset the service we received, as if we didn’t matter. Perhaps it was just an off night. Overall I paid $140 for two and we weren’t even full. 0/10 would go back.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!

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W
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Surprisingly tame given all the hype. Portions were super small and food was uninspiring, room was cold. No real main courses for lunch... hardly any meat, no fish. Whatsupwitdat?

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JD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good food and ambiance but a bit too noisy for my preferences, service was very good.

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NK
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We absolutely loved the pasta! It was delicious. Our go to Italian spot in Toronto!

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N
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Second time there - the food is tasty but I felt that the service had not improved; this time, the waiter forgot to bring the dessert and was not very present throughout the 90 minutes we spent there ...I also found that the portion for the main dish from the lunch menu was really on the small side - a couple of tablespoons killed it so I probably would not order that again...the ambiance / deco is great though, but am not sure that will be enough to try a third time and hope to receive great service.

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AK
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it and can't wait to try it for dinner!

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TK
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Delicious salads! But weird combos with pork in far too many dishes. Pasta portions look small. Raviolo was a small portion with no colour, no veg and dry inside, except for unexpected soft egg yolk inside . Pizza looks good but crust edge far too big: not much space for cheese/topping (good part).
Sea bass very good. Excellent and pleasant service. Nice vibe.

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n
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My son recommended this restaurant to me and I was not disappointed.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious, great service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

I would not recommend Piano Piano for lunch. The lunch menu is limited and the portions are very small. While they do offer a lunch special, the value is lacking based on the portion size.
The dinner menu, however, offers greater variety, and the portion size is much more generous. Therefore, I would consider recommending for dinner, but definitely not for lunch.

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and wine service, thank you

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AB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, was able to accommodate vegetarian and gluten-free diets.

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AK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The only disappointment of the meal was that it is an Italian restaurant and there is no bread basket. I guess that bread baskets are not a thing at fancy Italian restaurants?

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LK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and I went to Piano Piano to celebrate my graduation and we thought it was excellent. Especially loved the egg white ravioli and the prosciutto appetizer. Staff were very professional! Thank you

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LF
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The high quality selection of lunch offerings at Piano Piano combined with their reasonably priced prix fixe menu can't be beat. Add excellent service and and ambiance and this gem is tremendous!

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n
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Not on the lunch menu. The place is great. The food is AOK. Not a patch on the Can Can.

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JR
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was incredible. Great cocktails. Veal parm, burrata and any pizza are a must.

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OT
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We were very excited about eating here and it didn’t disappoint. The food was great however, it took a very long time to get our pizza and pasta order. Over 30 min long! Other than the wait, everything else was great.

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AS
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Mother’s day

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J
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, delicious food! It's no wonder that it's so hard to make a reservation there!

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w
Toronto
68 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good food and service,
Yummu pizza, hanger steak, soft I’ve cream

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