Bannock
Bannock

Bannock

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.oliverbonacini.com/Bannock.aspx
  • Phone: 4168616996x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Grab & Go / Coffee Shop Hours:
    Monday – Friday: 7:30am-5:00pm
    Saturday: 9:00am-5:00pm
    Sunday: 9:00am-4:00pm

    Dining Room Hours:
    Monday – Saturday: 11:30am-10:00pm
    Sunday Brunch: 11:00am-4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Miheer Shete
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Cafe, Farm to Table, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Queen and Bay
  • Public Transit: TTC - Queen Street subway stop
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is ample public underground parking available directly adjacent to the restaurant at 110 Queen Street West, Nathan Phillip Square Green P parking facility, accessible off Bay Street. http://bit.ly/c5dCU6
A word from Bannock
Bannock is a fresh market café and grab and go counter serving chef-prepared Canadian comfort foods. Centrally located at the corner of Queen and Bay in the Hudson Bay flagship store, Bannock provides all day meal options for shoppers, foodies, tourists and those who live and work downtown. Bannock's honest approach to food is rooted in familiar, wholesome ingredients that are reflective of Canada's rich regional and cultural diversity. The name 'Bannock' honours the iconic round flatbread that was first brought to Canada through Scottish explorers and traders, and adapted by indigenous people and settlers. Bannock is featured throughout the entire menu including sweet breakfast breads, fresh artisan sandwiches, burgers and pizzas, as well as accompaniments to soups, salads, main courses and desserts.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerComfort Food
Bannock reviews from OpenTable diners
301 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (169)fit for foodies (160)good for groups (99)great for brunch (63)neighborhood gem (60)hot spot (58)special occasion (51)kid-friendly (24)romantic (18)late-night find (16)notable wine list (12)vibrant bar scene (7)scenic view (6)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Yum!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    I really enjoyed eating at Bannock. Our server was super knowledgeable and recommended great items, and even the best order to eat them in. We got the duck fat poutine pizza, the turkey burger, and the spinach mac'n'cheese. All were phenomenal, but I was particularly impressed with the turkey burger!! It was juicy, perfectly seasoned and just SO good. I couldn't stop eating it. I definitely recommend you give it a try :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great comfort food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    This was my second visit and the food was just add good a the first time. I chose this restaurant for a birthday dinner with family. The duck poutine pizza is amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Food was both amazing and unique! We enjoyed from beginning to end! the staff were most friendly and gave great advice. Our table was ready and waiting for us when we arrived!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy but service was a little slow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I booked the table and in the notes added that we were trying to get to a show for 7pm. The host had read the notes so was aware of our time constraints. Half our group was late but I thought that we still should have been able to get our food and bill within an hour. Fortunately the food was great and when the lamb shoulder curry was taking longer than the others, the host offered a soup starter for my friend while her curry was finishing. And because we weren't stressed about making the show for when the doors opened, we tried the desserts too. The brulee cheesecake was really tasty and my friends' ices (strawberry and red current) were creamy even though they were completely dairy free. We ended up leaving the restaurant at 7:45pm.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    2nd experience at the restaurant and thought the food was great and the service was fantastic. Well mannered, freindly, professional and will to answer any and all questions. Service was very fast, but there was never that pressure to finsih quickly and clear the table.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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  • Great experience!
    KKOnVacay
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Fun little spot in the middle of the city... great for a catch up dinner with old friends. Lots of great comfort food on the menu and love the Canadian focus. Would definitely visit again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Canadian Comfort Food
    TODinerVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Bannock delivers its own spin on traditional Canadian dishes and does it well. The venue is not particularly warm but makes a great choice for lunch or early dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Canadiana
    Glow
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    The decor is classy and rustic, with a warm and cozy atmosphere. The food was delicious, and the portion was generous. My husband ordered the Bannock Cheese Burger and I got the BLT Bannock, we also had the Artisan Butter tart for dessert, which was melt in your mouth delicious. My husband also ordered a beer, and since I was only drinking water my waitress offered me a free cocktail which was delicious. Service in general was attentive and friendly, making you feel welcomed. Overall it was a great experience. We were heading to the Opera and I would recommend to anyone dining in the area. We can't wait to go back and try more of their dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not good for groups
    OscarM
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    The food was ok. Some dishes are are good but with a little more effort they could have been great. The servers were great but the food took forever. We got in at 6 and did not get out to 8 and eating only took 20 minutes. They tried to make up for it by giving deseart but that only delayed things and it was not good. Over all we will not go back with all the other great places to choose from in the area.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Anniversary dinner
    AnniversaryDinner
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Best service. Attentive and friendly staff. Very thoughtful with champagne and desserts. The food was excellent! Very happy patron. Will return again many times over just because of this experience. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OUTSTANDING!
    mamaczovek
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    THE FOOD WAS GREAT, WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND. SERVER VERY ATTENTIVE
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Try the pizzas!
    Marie
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We dined here for a quick meal before our show at Massey Hall and was not disappointed! They have unlimited sparkling water for $2.50pp and a wonderful menu to satisfy many tastes. I decided to try something different and had their Caesar Salad and Calamari on a Pizza, I know it sounds strange but the flavours were amazing! Service was great! We will be going back to try their duck poutine pizza next.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Well Done!
    Chibbon
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Your menu selection is fabulous. Plenty of options for my friends who are vegan and vegetarian and for myself who enjoys fish or meat options. Portion sizes are very generous and the food is of outstanding quality. Well done Bannock
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Busy restaurant with good food
    FlakyPastry
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I had a birthday dinner at Bannock with 3 friends on a Friday night. It was very busy, which was probably the reason why service was a tad slow. We waited a little too long to receive our meal. However, service was very friendly and accommodating. The food was excellent and the price point fair for quality and quantity in a restaurant that is somewhere between casual and upscale. One criticism I have is that the restaurant does not offer complimentary bread service. This is a missed opportunity for showcasing their namesake food item - Bannock.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot
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  • food portion far too small
    MaryVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Food was very tasty, but the portion size was appropriate as an appetizer and not a main. Very expensive for what we received and not satisfying.
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  • Besties night out
    FoodFan
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    My best friend and I needed a girls night out (yes, it was a Wed...) - do we ever really need a reason for a night out? LOL We ordered a bottle of wine and some appetizers - all of which were great. (bannock bread and sweet potato fries - which, by the way, are the best darn sweet potato fries I've ever had). We proceeded to order our entrees and I typically never order steak anywhere else other than The Keg because they always do it right but I thought I'd give it a try...well let me tell you. Bannock gives them a run for their money. I asked for mine medium well and it was perfect! Then came dessert...we thought we'd try the butter tart AND the s'mores pie (we just couldn't choose). They were both incredible! Our waitress was great too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hot Spot for Lunch!
    KJSteamboatVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Great location for lunch in the Bay and Queen area. The Big Salad was one of the specials and it was fabulous! Don't wait too long to order the "specials" if that's what you want..... they were definitely the preferred choice items, and were removed from the chalk board during my one hour lunch stay - as they were being "sold-out"!!! Not a "fast-food" chain, and not "fine dining"!!! Perfect for a great sit - down lunch with table service (which was very good!).
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great lunch
    RickSladeVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    I probably wouldn't go for dinner because of the ambiance. Feels like a high end diner. Really tasty food and excellent prompt service
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bannock for lunch
    anotheradventure
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The service we received was excellent. It was loud when we first arrived, plus had a small crying child behind us. We went for late lunch so once the restaurant became a bit quieter it was great. The atmosphere would be more suited to groups, thought the tables for 2 were a little 'tight'. Overall we would go back for a lunch or brunch. We thought the Thanksgiving touches around the restaurant were really cute.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Came here with work colleagues for lunch. Everyone seemed satisfied with their dish although service was a bit on the slow side. Menu was good though in that there was enough on there for vegetarians and gluten-sensitive individuals. Good place for a group lunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Impressive
    JustinT
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I am a consistent fan of O&B restaurants. And once again, they didn't disappoint. My experiences are so good, and so consistent, that I don't even know what else to say. I have never had a bad experience at an O&B restaurant, but I believe my worst experience at an O&B restaurant would still be better than a good experience at an Earl's, Cara, Swiss Chalet, Montana's, etc....MAYBE Ruth Chris can give Peter and Michael a run for their money. MAYBE. But probably not.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Canadian Traditions with a Twist
    GeorgiaVisitsCanada
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    My one and only eating experience in Toronto was outstanding. It was a special occasion and the atmosphere, food selection and energy were perfect. It would be worth the 2 hour flight to come back to Banncock!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food w a Canadian touch
    YULYYZ1
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Friendly service and original menu. Could so without the fruit flies.
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    great for brunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Experience confirmed
    BrotherBear
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This was not my first time there and the food and the overall experience was great. Wait stuff are very knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A yearly tradition
    NuitBlanceStartingPt
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We always kikoff nuit blanche in October with dinner and drinks at Bannock. It is close to the action and gets us started on our night journey.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comfort Food With A Twist
    Xavier
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    First time here and won't be our last. Both had the feature of the day, braised short ribs with mashed potatoes which were off the chart delicious and a perfect portion size. The menu in general is quite intriguing and can't wait to go back and try some more dishes. Service though very busy is quite friendly and attentive. The three desserts looked amazing, we had the warm butter tart and bruleed cheese cake both of which were delicious though the cheese cake a rather large portion and better for sharing. Good location for theatre as we wanted a change.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bannock
    0123654321
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Delicious. Don't fill up on the poutine appetizer, because the entrees are all delicious.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The better O&B option
    kirkjh
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Stopped in at Bannock with a friend that visiting from out of town. We both had the cream of mushroom soup to start which was really good... My Entree was the Lamb Shoulder Roti which I would recommend. It had a bit of a kick to it and was very flavourful. My dinner companion ordered the Samosa entree (which I didn't know there was such a thing). I tried a little of the samosa, it had a Mexican twist to it with added guacamole and sour cream. It was good, but I'm not sure I would want it as an entree. It was more of an app type thing. The Roti was so big, I didn't have room for dessert....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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  • Amazing food, fast service
    amcb
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    I was a little skeptical when I walked in and saw the atmosphere. On the right is a takeout and quick eat-in area. It looked like a busy, bright cafe. On the left is a larger dining area, where I met my friend for lunch. Despite being busy, the service was very fast. It wasn't a place I would go for a nice date or a really quiet meal, but it was great for lunch or casual dinner. The food was really delicious, a very good balance of flavours, everything fresh and lots of interesting options to choose from. I had the turkey burger and spinach salad. The burger was amazing and filling. I can't wait to go back and try something else.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great service and food!
    foodfanatic
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    I am writing the review to commend the server we had. I'm pretty sure his name was Marcel. He was able to describe every dish we were interested in getting perfectly, and he even asked if we were in a rush to make sure we got our food quickly. We got the mumbai sev puri and the duck fat potatoes. The puri was outstanding. A great combination of tender chicken pieces with a hint of yogurt and spice. The potatoes were ok but I probably wouldn't get it again. Next time, I will definitely try the duck poutine pizza.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday brunch
    Torontogirl
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    With 14 attendees my 22 year old daughter enjoyed Sunday birthday brunch at Bannocks. We had a back high table with our own area and enjoyed the ability to be loud, move around the table to open presents and look through a one-way window into the shop of the downtown Bay. The service was a bit chaotic as we had one server for the bar and another for food, and different times guests arriving. But it worked out for the birthday girl and the choices for lunch mains and desserts were good for all to choose (vegetarians, those avoiding pork and those wanting all the brunch requisites!)
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    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good place and highly recommened
    semsema
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    services was great and fast. very friendly people - food delicious but limited varieties - of course I will go again
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  • Lunch
    TheFoodie
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I love O&B restaurants - Canteen, Luma, O&B Cafe Grill - but both times I've had lunch at Bannock, I've been disappointed. The food is really bad Earlier this year, I had smoked salmon/capers with pasta. The salmon was so salty, I couldn't eat it. It was absolutely horrible. I didn't complain because everyone else at the table seemed to be enjoying their meals. Last week my team went back to Bannock where I ordered the pad thai. I asked for no peanuts or tofu. Even though my meal still came with tofu, I picked them out...no a big deal. But the chef put so much vinegar in the sauce that it certainly made me pucker. My pad thai was like vinegar soup. I will still visit my other O&B faves, but Bannock? - you won't see me again.
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  • delightful
    dymicheleVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    I am a huge fan of this place! It was recommended by a co-worker for their s'mores pie. I was seated quickly, and greeted quickly. The server was great she told me about their menu, the specials and recommended some local beers. I started with a salad, and had the chicken pot pie for my entrée. It was amazing, it was fresh and filling. I saved room for dessert and had the s'mores pie and it was amazing. I was barely able to finish it, but was not rushed out of the restaurant. I highly recommend this place.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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  • Foodie
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    First time for my guests and they were very impressed with the food and atmosphere
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    fit for foodies
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  • Great!
    Lindsay
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    I ordered the Ceaser & Seafood Pizza without Bacon. It was brought to me with the Bacon on it, however the server was AMAZING. He came right over, apologized and offered me a soup while I waited for my pizza to be re-made. The spinach soup was delicious and when the pizza came it was perfect! Great experience overall, I can't wait to go back for more food!
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    fit for foodies
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  • Best comfort food
    AlexGVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Always a tasty comfort-food option. Guest had the meatloaf, I had the lamb curry - both were excellent.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Food getting pricier
    CanadianBot
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    I used to love Bannock, their duck poutine pizza was one of my favourite things to order. However, on my last trip I couldn't help but feel like their prices weren't reflective of the quality or portion size. For instance, we paid $13 for the "bannacos" appetizer (grilled pickerel fish tacos) and got 2 tiny tacos with some cucumber/apple chunks on the side. Also, $18 for a tiny portion of chicken pot pie that was mediocre at best was a complete rip off. Even the desserts seemed pricier. $8 for a butter tart or $9 for a square of s'mores pie is more than I would care to pay for dessert. Our bill came to about $80 between two people and although we ate modestly, still left hungry and unsatisfied. Not sure if I'll be returning any time soon.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Great food and the service was outstanding. Would definitely go back!
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty Gnocchi
    happygirl317
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We had the gnocchi, recommended by the waiter for vegetarians, and it was very tasty.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.