Pizzeria Libretto-Danforth
Pizzeria Libretto-Danforth

Pizzeria Libretto-Danforth

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.pizzerialibretto.com/
  • Phone: 4164660400
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday through Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
    Friday & Saturday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: Rocco Agostino
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Semiprivate and private room available downstairs. Semiprivate room capacity of 8-14 guests and private room capacity of 15-50 guests for seated dinner and up to 80 for a reception style menu with the use of both rooms. Set menus are mandatory for parties of 15 or more guests; a family style set menu and reception style menu have been created by our Executive Chef Rocco Agostino and we would love to work with you to customize them to exceed your needs.
  • Private Party Contact: Ricardo Santos ricardo@pizzerialibretto.com 416-466-0400x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Carlaw
  • Public Transit: On the Bloor Danforth subway line in between Chester and Pape.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Green P parking lot behind the restaurant.
A word from Pizzeria Libretto-Danforth
Pizzeria Libretto is a lively Toronto neighbourhood restaurant offering Real Neapolitan Pizza certified by the VPN.
Atmosphere? Bright, busy, fun, loud and homey. Everyone is welcome: singles & couples, young and old, families, and those going on their very first date. No dress code—come as you are, or however you want to be.
Libretto aims to be loyal to what real pizza is, invented in Naples using local natural ingredients, cooked in a wood fired oven at extremely high heat to achieve a charred, blistered crust. We use San Marzano tomatoes and Fiore di Latte Mozzarella, brought in fresh daily. Our dough is made with naturally leavened Italian Caputo dopio zero flour. Our pizza bakes in less than 90 seconds in our 900 degree wood burning oven, hand built for us by a 3rd generation pizza oven maker in Naples. Simple, Honest, and Natural.

—Chef Rocco Agostino & Max Rimaldi


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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Pizzeria Libretto-Danforth reviews from OpenTable diners
127 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.5
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (78)fit for foodies (71)good for groups (55)hot spot (54)great for lunch (45)kid-friendly (41)special occasion (16)great for brunch (11)late-night find (9)romantic (8)vibrant bar scene (7)notable wine list (7)great for outdoor dining (6)Show More
  • Loud and long
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The music level made it hard to have a conversation with my table. It took about 50 minutes from placing order to getting food. Food was delicious once it arrived and the appetizer and the wine arrived promptly.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our little Italy on the Danforth
    positano4two
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    A great place to eat real Italian pizza with friendly servers who want you to enjoy your night out. the mix of guests makes it a nice neighborhood gem. Always happy to go back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    DaggerD
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The best pizza in Toronto, at a reasonable price. Always good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pizzeria Libretto - Danforth
    food4all
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Great food for sharing with a group and definitely a nice addition to the neighbourhood restaurant scene - seems like there were not enough floor staff as we were constantly trying to get our server's attention. When we did, they reacted immediately which helped our experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Poor Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I booked online with Open Table. I was 15 min late and was rightfully contacted & informed that the table was booked for 8:15pm. No problem as I wasn't planning a long drawn-out evening anyway. In spite of this, service was pretty inattentive & quite slow and I had to ask for my bill. As other reviews stated too, it was a loud restaurant. The food was very good though.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will come again.
    Fawn92
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We had the meatballs, arugula salad and meat lovers pizza and everything was so delicious. Loved the bread at the start as well! Our server, despite being very busy with other customers, had this fun and collected presence, she made the dining experience even better! :)
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best pizza!
    VictoriaH
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Love the duck confit and pear pizza. Best crust in the city... Crispy and chewy. Restaurant is quite loud (nothing to muffle the sound), so not a good place for a romantic dinner. Had to shout to speak to the person across the table from me. Great for friend gatherings though!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too bad about the noise
    Vegge
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    5 pm on Saturday night and a group of old friends met to catch up. But in no time the place became so noisy and boisterous that we couldn't hear each other talk. Otherwise great food and service.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pizzeria-Libretto Danforth
    MaggieG
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    From the moment we arrived, the service was extremely friendly and attentive. The food was absolutely spectacular, pizza was the best I have ever had. The grilled calamari came on a bed of dandelion greens, carrots, chickpeas , the dressing infused with the spicy sausage used in one of their pizzas, absolutely brilliant. They even surprised us with a dessert for our 20th Wedding anniversary. They threw in an Espresso and gave us a break on the price of the wine. Definitely going back. Just a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing and authentic
    Danseliz
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Pizza like you've never eaten before. Do try the duck confit and pear pizza. Fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good but noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    very noisy everything else is great food is good service great sedert maybe tables are a little to close maybe less table would improve
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Simon
    Simon
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great pizza, inventive starters, energetic vibe, friendly service; it's a definite go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We enjoyed our meals. The salads and the pizzas were great. The white wine that I ordered was not chilled, and not dry enough for me. I wonder if white wines could pleased be served cold. This is when they taste their best; and if you could please add drier white wines, such as Pinot Grigio, to your selection. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Extra Mile
    tummytime
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Four of us enjoyed the lunch special - salad, pizza, and dessert - marvellous food at a reasonable price. The ingredients were fresh and flavourful, the staff was warm and welcoming. Our server went the extra mile - when he discovered we were celebrating forty years of friendship, he presented us with a complimentary dessert to share - to acknowledge the special occasion. Freshly made donuts - one for each decade! Try Rocco's Salad - it was amazing, and the pizza is wonderful too.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We always have a fun time here but be prepared to shout to your fellow diners. It is a very loud restaurant. The food, drink and service is all great, though.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, service meh
    Stephanie
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    My food was amazing, go for the meatballs you will not be disappointed. However, the service could have been better. We waited forever for the server to come take out drink order, then the drinks took quite some time to come. When our food did come one member of our party did not receive their pizza. It eventually came about 10mins later after we had to remind the server not all of us had our food. The restaurant wasn't even that busy. In the past I have had great service at libretto so hopefully we just caught them on a bad night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pizza like in Italy!
    Julie
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Even though the place is quite noisy and lacks a bit in privacy, you forget about it as you sample and select into those delicious pizza! At last a place that offers food as good as in Italy. You can even have a peek at the ovens while you wait. Absolutely delicious! A great find!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Pizza in town
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    if you are looking for a place to fin authentic Italian pizza without boarding a flight this is the place! And the other food is just as amazing as well. The staff is super friendly and they are happy to accommodate special requests as well. I would go back here in a heartbeat!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • best lunch, best price
    susger
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The mon-fri $15 prix fixe lunch special is delicious, with generous portions and a great price. Service is excellent. Unfortunately, the noise level in the busy dining room is deafening; very uncomfortable. Maybe Fri is exceptionally busy, especially in the summertime. The outdoor seating area is small, but pleasant, although only suitable in good weather.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Made our night
    Foodislife
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The service is phenomenal here as well as how knowledgeable each server is about the entire menu is helpful and comforting. Great options for sharing! Everything we order was sooooo delicious and made with such fresh and tastey ingredients! This is definitely somewhere we will continue to eat
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yumm! Libretto
    JojosPicks
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Love the food here. Not just pizza! This time we shared the plate of meats and cheeses with some great wine, then finished off by sharing a pizza. The cinnamon - espresso gelato is to die for after the meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious as always
    JohnSpags
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Libretto never fails to disappoint. Whether it's the appetizers, to the excellent pizza selections, Libretto hits the mark with everything!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too Noisy
    DanforthDin
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    The noise level is so high that conversation is impossible. This is certainly not a place to go to with you daughter whom you haven't seen for a year. The pizza is OK, but not to my liking. It was very soft and mushy, the crust so thin that it fell apart. The sausage was good and spicy.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our favourite spot in the City!
    SQUINN
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The only thing as fabulous as Libretto pizza, is leftover Libretto pizza! We love this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not Just the Pizza is Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The Pizza's are always superb and the main draw - as they should be. However the rest of the menu has lots of gems (from the value-for-money wines to unusual salad's to great desserts) , which add to a really great all round experience. Servers are all well qualified to help you make your choices. The only thing to watch on is its a very noisy restaurant when full - this will either add to your experience, but maybe miss or pick a quiet time if you have delicate hearing. However, it a must go if you love well served and prepared food in a lively environment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • authentic
    dajavu
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Food, service and ambience combine to ensure an authentic, Italian dining experience. The menu is tantalizingly interesting. The food is delicious. Staff is knowledgeable and friendly without being intrusive. The decor lends itself to an authentic Italian bistro.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Better the first time...
    goagainVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Service was excellent. Menu changes they have made eliminated the fabulous fried polenta appetizer and the selection is now much what you would get anywhere. Pizza I had last time also gone from the menu. Ordered grilled eggplant pizza and it came slow because it "hadn't turned out the way they wanted it to" so they had to redo it. Finally came with the cheese shredded on the top but cold and not melted. Unsure if it was meant to be that way but was too hungry by that point so just ate it. It was flavourless. Desert selection also seemed mundane so passed. No atmosphere. Its just a bunch of tables squashed into a tiny space and extremely noisy but didn't care before because the food made up for it. Not so sure about that anymore.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delish Dinner for Two
    JennW88
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Sylvia made sure that my dining companion and I felt welcome and taken care of from the moment we sat down. Perfect amount of chit chat and the food came out at a good pace. The price fixe was a pleasant surprise as this is not one of the Summerlicious participants. As a vegetarian, often the selection is limited but my requests were accommodated.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best pizza anywhere
    DinTOVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    I've had pizza in Rome, Florence and Venice. The pizza at Libretto tops all. Amazing every time. Be sure to make reservations if you expect to get in for dinner.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing
    Industrykid
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Always good and amazing staff Eat here at least 4 times a month
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • another great night!
    woodsy
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Another great night at Libretto on the danforth, this time shared with some friends so it was great the resto could accommodate us. Our sever Hillary was fantastic and gave us some great recommendations, the special pizza of the night was phenomenal! We will be back again soon, thank you for a lovely friday night; a great way to end off the work week.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always delicious
    datenightplustwo
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Whenever I am away from the city, PL is one of the "Toronto things" tht I yearn for most. Their food is delicious and the staff are super nice to my kids. Our only complaint (and for us, this is NOT a deterrent) is the noise level - it can be killer on a busy night. Big party? Ask about the room on the lower level - takes care of the noise problem. YUM!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 95 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 331 reviews are from the Pizzeria Libretto-Danforth reviews archive.
  • Sandie
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    service was perfect! food delicious. definitely will return
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always wonderful
    realmtlbagel
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    I've been to both the Dundas West and the Danforth locations several and have never been disappointed. In fact, I eagerly anticipate each visit. Food and service at both places is always top notch. The Danforth location is a more relaxed experience and I really appreciate that reservations are taken here. My favourite dishes here are the margerita pizza, the beet salad, and the fried gnocchi.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    PF13
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I come down to the Danforth a lot but only come to Libretto Pizzeria every 3-5 months so that my girlfriend and I don't get tired of it. I love the ambiance of the place and it's always good to go between 3-5pm so that you miss the busy lunch/ dinner crowd and you basically have the restaurant to yourself. The service is always great, I have never had a bad experience. There are a lot of imitators trying to do what Libretto does but they can't touch what Libretto puts out quality wise and service wise. I love the warm olives and meatballs as an appetizer, the pizza's are always good with lots of flavor. The gelato is excellent especially the affogato as I love espresso. Overall had a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foody
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Excellent food and service, noise level very high so more suitable for young crowd versus mature adults. Should have some chicken options too
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JojosPicks
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    The best pizza crust ever!!! We enjoy dipping the crust into olive oil or chili oil. All appetizers are fantastic. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great pizza, cocktails and service
    DocMcStuffins
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    The only thing I didn't like was the noise level. My friend and I had trouble hearing each other and we wrapped up our night earlier than we would have otherwise.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • best pizza in town
    emre
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    this is probably one of the best pizzas we ever had. it is so good that it erases all other minor problems from your mind. definitely a must go/try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love the pizza not the noise
    SMarlowe
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Great pizza if you're looking for the real deal. Noise level is terrible though - can't hear eachother inside. Outside is better for that but not exactly picturesque on Danforth.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.