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Pizzeria Defina

#313 of 6,774 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
West End
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321 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, Ontario M6R 2M6, Canada
12:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 12:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went for lunch and were blown away by the pizza menu. Three crusts to choose, regular varieties and unusual ones such as lobster poutine. We had the Margherita and the Wild Mushroom pizzas. The Wild Mushroom came with balsamic red onions, truffle oil, fior di latte and a variety of mushrooms. It was delicious. Great service, decent wine list.

Thank kallimgmt
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ordered the "FireRoastedTomatoes Pizza" that contains as per their menu: ordilatte,SMtomatoesDOP, caciocavallo cheese, basil, arugula, grana padano, extra virgin olive oil, smoke salt. I was like, wow they even mentioned a small ingredient like the smoke salt, however, there was a lot of garlic on my pizza and that wasn't mentioned in the menu. I had to ask the... More 

Thank Ali_Shoula
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
77 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful wood oven pizza place, thin crust, great atmosphere, alway busy, great quality all the time.

Thank Vic D
Hudson, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

.This restaurant came highly recommended by a local vendor where we had stopped to shop. Although it is marketed as a pizzeria, do not be fooled... This is a wonderful place for a casual, laid-back meal of very high quality. The atmosphere when we visited was warm (cold windy day), lively and infused with the aroma of a wood pizza... More 

Thank j0ynpeace
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

My friends and I go to Defina regularly and hands down they have the best Brussel sprouts EVER!!! Wish I could get my hands on the recipe. We all order our own because they are that good and just can't share. Pizza is also fabulous as are many things on their menu. I would highly recommend going.

Thank Gaby C
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I wish I could give a positive review but I never even got to try the food! We waited for 1 hour and 20 minutes and still weren't seated even after being told 'we were next' and that 'it won't be long' several times. Very disappointed in the lack of communication.

Thank vanessa473
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This is a hidden gem in Roncesvalles. I find myself returning at least once a month. Everything I've tried on the menu is delicious. From their pizza, to their octopus, right down to their veggies, this kitchen knows how to prepare delicious food. Friendly service and decent prices make this restaurant stand out in Toronto! You will not be disappointed.... More 

Thank cinnachica
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93 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We were guests at a private party for 30, on the 2nd floor. With a preset menu, open bar & no cheque, there is no basis for a full review. However, with respect to decor, service& food, this was a great experience. The service was respectfully friendly & timely. Courses were brought & cleared at an effective but comfortable pace.... More 

Thank colonelhightower
Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

This place has fantastic food. The pizza was great. We had the pesto pizza and the asparagus as an appetizer. We loved the food! The place is really cool too and has a nice vibe to it. Its a little cramped, but because so many people go here because it is so good. We had to wait about 10 minutes... More 

Thank RC19
Toronto, Canada
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463 reviews
307 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Pizzas were unique and tasty, thinking crust. The wine we choose was not available and the recommendation was obviously a more expensive bottle. Service was great also. Table was a little dirty but nothing serious. Enjoyed and will be back.

Thank PeterBruceG

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 321 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, Ontario M6R 2M6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: 416-534-4414

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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