Piola - Toronto
Piola - Toronto

Piola - Toronto

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.piolatoronto.com/
  • Phone: 4164774652x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch:

    Monday - CLOSED

    Tuesday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm


    Dinner:

    Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am

    Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: Marco Antini
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer Piola’s best dine in experience anywhere you wish with a wide variety of options to cater to your every need.
  • Private Party Facilities: Piola has a great set up for any private functions. With two great rooms, first room holds up to 30 guest and the second can hold up to 70 guests, we can make sure you can invite everyone you want to the best events in town.
  • Private Party Contact: Marco Artini or Giulia Florian 416-477-4652x
  • Special Events: Piola is available to host your special event in a private dining space equipped with audio visual. Maximium capacity 45-50 people seated.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Gladstone Ave., East of Dufferin St.
  • Public Transit: Streetcar stop right near by, 100 meters away at Gladstone.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Piola - Toronto
In 1986, in the heart of Treviso, a new idea takes shape: the re-invention of the most quintessential Italian establishment: the Pizzeria. That idea is now a wonderful reality called Piola.

The success achieved in Italy by Piola has started to spread around the world: Piola's quality is now sought after by discriminating and trend-setting international clientele in the United States,Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Turkey and Honduras, Columbia, and Ecuador.

At Piola, the most genuine Italian tradition of simple and delicious food combines cleverly with a particular service and ambiance for the demanding and modern customer, who chooses Piola aware of the fact that feeling comfortable is as important as eating well. People from all walks of life and backgrounds meet and gather at Piola, since they are sure to find their own space in an atmosphere that balances freedom and well being with good taste.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Piola - Toronto reviews from OpenTable diners
31 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (22)good for groups (17)fit for foodies (11)kid-friendly (11)great for outdoor dining (10)great for lunch (10)special occasion (6)late-night find (6)notable wine list (3)hot spot (3)great for brunch (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Nice surprise
    Nana
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Have never eaten at Piola, but really enjoyed everything.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Better than I think
    MisterNegative
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    It is almost on par with Pizzeria Libretto. It is way better than what i expected.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food
    ems001
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Tried this place again during summerlicious, and I was quite impressed. The pizza is always good here but I was also amazed with the spinach and walnut salad and the tiramisu. Good prices, would definitely come back here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pizza choice varied
    TOPSVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    This place had a variety of pizzas. Great for meeting up evenings for a great pizza and Italian wine.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    At our table, we enjoyed 4 varieties of pizza and all were very good. My wife also had the gnocchi which was splendid. Don't skip the appetizers... The service was commendable...attentive and always closely if you needed them. Lastly, great location to walk around and enjoy neighbourhood shops and art stores.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Strawberry sauce
    Savyjay
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Went here for summerlicious and will return to try rest of the menu. The vanilla pudding with strawberry sauce was amazing!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vince
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    I went to try out this restaurant because it has above 4 starts rating. But I am disappointed to find the food is just average. The dessert ice cream even melt when it is served. Location is too far away from downtown.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Food
    avajda
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Very tasty and as part of that great Italian Piola chain the food is consistent. This was are second time and we will return.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Summer-licious
    TBEToronto
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Was going to a show in the area and found Piola on the Summer-licious website. There were two of us, I had Bruschettone for my appetizer and it was fantastic. GF had nsalata di Gamberi Aioli ) which she found very refreshing. For mains I had the Wild Boar pizza and it was unbelievable. Gf has the Gnocchi, it was delicious (I stole a bite) and the portion was good. For desert we both had strawberry pannacotta which was a fantastic way to finish the meal. The bar area was busy because of Fifa and the restaurant filled up as we were leaving. Would go back in a heartbeat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Recommended
    Searching
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Have been on many occasions - I have been for the wonderful pizza and also for the unlimited gnocchi. I took people who are more particular than I and one has already done repeat visits, the other said he was pleased he didn't live close by or he'd always be there! Well done. Can't wait to try the back patio. I especially like the little surprise gems 1/2 bottle, sangria pitchers and all you can eat gnocchi - all incredible incentives for a restaurant that always pleases.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food!
    Catgirl15
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    This place has the best authentic pizza in Toronto. Their pasta is also amazing. Love this place!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dining spot
    avajda
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    I have eaten at other Piola Restaurants, in particular the one in Fort Lauderdale. The Toronto one is as good. The food is very tasty. The service was great. I will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Pizza in town!
    Catgirl15
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    The chef Marco cooks beautiful authentic Italian Pizza and pasta. Both amazing! Love this place.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 18 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 53 reviews are from the Piola - Toronto reviews archive.
  • Mother's Day Brunch
    BeeBee
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We came in as a group of 6, and treated our mothers and ourselves to the prefixed Mother's Day menu. The menu was lovely. I chose the Spinach salad with pear, walnuts and gorgonzola. I would eat that again in a heart beat. It was fresh and not overdressed. The mains consisted of 3 pasta choices, and 3 pizza options. It seems the whole family chose to go the pizza route. Everyone was happy with their choices, but i still think i had the best pizza. It had prosciutto and fresh arugula on it - delicious. The last course was an italian classic - Tiramisu, one of my favourites. Its a difficult dish to mess up, and at an Italian restaurant it better be good...which it was. Atmosphere of the place is very casual. Service was nothing special.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great gnocchi
    Cdnjetsetter
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    I went for gnocchi day on the 29th and the gnocchi was excellent - nice and light and fluffy. Service was superb. However, make sure you go with a full appetite. By the end I wasn't even enjoying the gnocchi because I was so full.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • above and beyond!
    CatsEye
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    The service was beyond amazing, but I'm still thinking of the fusilli with pesto, so I should mention that first. Amazing taste of pure greenness makes a mockery of pre-made versions of pesto. It was Instagrammed for beauty and then thoroughly savored. Salad ingredients tasted fresh and perfect, the flavors of each element allowed to speak for themselves. Later, an amazing tiramisu -- not overly sweet, just lovely. A member of our party felt faint from low blood sugar and staff and management were beyond kind, encouraging her to lie down on the banquet and raise her feet even though the room was busy. TheirCat thoughtfulness and discretion were outstanding.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Gnocchi and Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    I booked a table after finding out about gnocchi day and will be going back every 29th of the month. Servers went out of their way to ensure our comfort and also made sure we tried each flavour of gnocchi.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Irresistible drink names
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Don't go for Italian orgasm (cocktail) - it's not as good as you would think. Gnocchi are excellent though. And so is salmon pizza - amazing!!! Personnel is very caring. Very nice ambiance.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We live around the corner
    Dobby
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    We live around the corner from Piola.We love going there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great place!
    JM599
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I love this place. The food is wonderful and the staff are great. The lights are a little bright for romance. People seated against the walls are under spot lights. LoL but I do love the place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    Barney
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I'm not Italian, but the pasta and pizza here fits the descriptions my italian friends used to describe authentic Italian food. Thin crust pizza that you can grab and fold, pasta that has the sauce mixed in etc. Great experience and tasty food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food!
    FoodLoverInTO
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The food here has always been great. I have enjoyed the food every time I have gone, great pizza and pasta. The service is always good and attentive, always a positive experience. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Piola
    TOPSVIP
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    We had gone in for the Winterlicious menu at lunch and find that there was only one meat item which was a pizza. Bruchette was fresh and delicious. And so was the dessert which was a lemon gelato. If I do go back I will try their pasta..... Moderately good...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    I had a nice meal there. But I'd go to Politica before I'd go back to Piola.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quite the Trip
    NeverFull
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Piola was an excellent dining experience. My girlfriend and I went there for winterlicious and enjoyed our meals very much. The food was fantastic, as well as the service. The service was a little slow, but I think that is a positive thing as it allowed us time to digest and enjoy each others company instead of being rushed. The restaurant is far from where we both usually dine. I wish we were closer, so we could explore their extensive menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappointed
    Babby
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    My wife and I have been to this location many times and each time we leave fully satisfied. Great food, great service and great atmosphere. We can't wait to go there again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Pizza
    Nightout
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    We went for lunch during winterlicious and loved the pizza that was on the set menu with veggies, goat cheese, and flat bread. The bruschetta was also amazing and we enjoyed some refreshing ice cream after. The only thing we didn't like was the pesto pasta as we found it to be VERY pestoie :P Other then that it was a great little place, easy to get to and relaxing environment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Have been to Piola in the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Have been to Piola in the past and it is usually really good. Not sure if they were having an off night, but the service was really disappointing and unfortunately the food was as well. It will definitely be a while before I think about returning.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    My friends and I were there this past Friday, the first day of Winterlicious. The menu for the event was good, with lots of delicious options, however waiting for each course took a really long time. The bruschetta was very fresh, Piola pizza (with added pulled chicken) very satisfying and tiramisu was very refreshing. And the raspberry mojito was a salad in a glass - yum!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Pizza and Salads
    Dani
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Can't go wrong with this place. Prices are good and the quality of the food is high. Would definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Food! Don't do new years eve..
    Lovemesomegnocci
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Food was amazing as usual but the new years eve package for $75 didn't work out so great. They offered a 3 course meal and open bar rail all night. It was cheap liquor(absolute, Smirnoff). Besides that, the music the "DJ" was playing was HORRIBLE. He was playing "lets do the twist" and other old music. We were told the crowd was going to be a younger crowd so the music would mesh well. The place was full 45-50+ year olds and they weren't even dancing much to this music. Oh and one more thing, the open bar ended at 1am(which is fine) but there was NO LAST CALL announced. Once you pay your bill, the waitress doesn't come to you anymore and gives you cut eye when you want another drink that is included in your $75 package. Best Gnocci ever!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Spot on
    Anthony
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Had a great first experience at Piola. The food was great, reasonably priced and the service was excellent. My only one complaint is that the funky chairs made out of old clothing were exceptionally hard. I will be going back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    eat1234
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Amazing food, had a hard time with the menu - everything looked very enticing. Definitely would come back again to sample other items.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Customer Satisfaction? Guaranteed!
    ValDav
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    Went with Italian friends. Regretted the waitresses did not speak Italian...not very authentic that way. The decor was pleasant. A reminder of Italy somehow. The music? Again, not authentic. Modern North American rock. Not loud though as we sat in the back. I would have preferred the singers to be Italian! The waitress? Pleasant enough, nothing special. The food? Simply DELICIOUS! I decided to return. Went back: same decor, same ambiance and music. No Italian waitress but a sweet, professional young lady took care of us and the food was as delicious. Great prices too. We also made a remark and the Chef (ahhhh, finally an Italian, charming, young man) cared to greet us in real Italian style. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • never again
    notimpressed
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    The staff were not very friendly or helpful. We just wanted a quiet corner to enjoy a celebratory meal. We moved 3 times because they kept seating us in floating/freezing sections. Last - naturally, they sat us right next to a table of 20 and told us we couldnt sit at the corner booth because that was a table for 6 and we were only 2 - despite that section of the restaurant being totally empty. I realize servers have sections but is it really that difficult to do your customers a favor? Ambiance was like very chain-like. Food was ok but small portions so we were still really hungry when we left. Would never go back and def not recommend it.
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  • Gravity-defying thin crust pizza
    interchange42
    Dined on 11/20/2013
    Really liked the interior; colourful, comfortable space. The pizza had possibly the thinnest crust I have ever encountered while being absolutely structurally sound and quite crisp: it did not wilt at all under the weight or moisture of the ingredients around. (How do they do that? Incredibly hot over for a very short time?) That said, the pizza was tasty without being phenomenal. I would happily go back to Piola when in the area, (and would like to try more pizzas from the menu—I had the Al Pesto this time) but I associate other pizza joints in town, like Queen Margherita, with more smack dab lusciousness.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing experience and food
    Miches03
    Dined on 10/29/2013
    The gnocchi was amazing and so was the service. They were super fast bringing around the different types of gnocchi for the all you can eat gnocchi day
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best pizza in town!
    Diane
    Dined on 10/17/2013
    I am thrilled that this amazing restaurant is in my hood. The pizza's are amazing. Wine is reasonably priced. Service is fantastic! What more can you ask for??
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Pizza
    FoodCritic
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    The sign on the door said they were famous for their pizza, and they were right. it was absolutely delicious. Very flavorful and perfectly cooked. made you want more with each bite. i as well tried their pasta special of rigatone a la vodka with pancetta that was as well phenomenal. very rich tasty sauce with crispy bites of pancetta. the service was fine but i found rather inattentive and it was hard to get the attention of our server when we needed it. if you like old school italian food, i highly recommend giving piola a try!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything about Piola is A++
    gurly
    Dined on 9/15/2013
    Staff was pleasant, friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. Atmosphere was comfortable, very clean and nicely decorated. Music was at a comfortable volume, and conversations were held, without raising voices. Food tasted great! We had 2 pizza's, 2 pasta dishes, 2 desserts, an espresso and a latte. Flavors of each individual dish was seasoned and cooked to perfection! The espresso was a bit strong for my liking; I prefer a strong bean, as opposed to a weak bean, but I still enjoyed my latte. We also checked into via Foursquare and was surprised to receive a notification of 10% off our bill, so that was a nice added touch. Overall, we will be coming back to Piola again. Thanks for a great experience throughout!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.