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Gio Rana's Really, Really Nice Restaurant

1220 Queen St E, Toronto, Ontario M4M 1L7, Canada
+1 416-469-5225
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“crespelle” (8 reviews)
“risotto balls” (7 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1220 Queen St E, Toronto, Ontario M4M 1L7, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The parpadelli with mushrooms was one of the best pastas I’ve ever had. The ambient is also very interesting, being a mix of Italian cantina and bar.

Thank Alexandre A
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Met with family here for a celebratory dinner - service, food, drink and atmosphere were exceptional!

Thank RedHotChilis
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Wonderful little place in Leslieville. Great food and service. Nice ambience, reminds me of restaurants in Italy.

Thank cosmogirlOntario
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Gio Rana is great fun, eccentric and casual and it serves very tasty Italian food. Loved the atmosphere

Thank TomLuke123
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Absolutely the best restaurant i have ever been to. I cant even recommend anything from the menu because EVERYTHING is good. Because of that I will say to do the chefs choice menu... it is $90 and it will not disappoint!!!

Thank dwoodc01
Reviewed 5 July 2018

Came with my 2 teens because this was a block away from our airbnb. At about 6:45 PM on a Wednesday there was plenty of seating. The decor is funky, with strings of white Christmas lights looping across the ceiling, and a movie projected silently...More

Thank sadalit
Reviewed 23 June 2018

Located on the East side with a creative decor inside and out (the visible sign is a large nose). Very friendly and helpful waitress who recommended the prix fixe tasting menu. You get decent sized portions of around 8 of their signature dishes, all for...More

Thank wilson17
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Come in for a romantic Italian dinner in the lights or a bright brunch exploring the wild memorabilia in there. Also, give their Mona Lisa cocktail a try! A bite from our full experience review - "A tender and soft freshly made crespelle pasta wrapped...More

Thank ispalette
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

We’ve been three times now. Each time the food has been faultless hence why weve begrudgingly returned. However each time we’re there , we promise ourselves we’ll never go back as the service is disgraceful. Disgraceful just in terms of time we wait. We have...More

1  Thank Lemon7772
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Wonderful fresh Italian fare. Excellent Service and decor. Great playlist . . . 70'sand 80's. Fresh bread was served with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Mains were chicken cacciatore and New Zealand lamb Sides were beets and cauliflower. I would definitely return for another meal....More

Thank Elliot S
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14 January 2016|
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Response from wayne300944 | Reviewed this property |
there are lots of no-wheat ingredients, since it is mostly sides they serve so it is easy to avoid gluten; whether they have gluten free pasta, you'd have to phone.
6 April 2015|
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Response from 35pluscountries | Reviewed this property |
Michael M is exactly right! However Leslieville businesses should show their pride in the area which has vastly improved in recent years.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1220 Queen St E, Toronto, Ontario M4M 1L7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > East End
  • Neighbourhood: East End
  • Phone Number: +1 416-469-5225
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