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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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1220 Queen St E, Toronto, Ontario M4M 1L7, Canada
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Reviewed 10 December 2018

4 of us had dinner here on a Saturday night. I tend to shy away from trendy restaurants, but this was not like that at all. It was a little disappointing that they don’t take reservations for less than 6 people. So we took our...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Maris L
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

We went here for our anniversary. We will be moving into the area in a year or so so we thought we would do something special in our future neighborhood. Fantastic food. The entire experience from the hostess Michelle at the door to our waiter...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank diamondcave
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Gio Rana’s has no website, but they do have a telephone number that accepts voice-messages. But whoops, they don’t call you back with answers to you queries. So you can feel as though you’ve gotten yourself into a bit of a communication conundrum. This eatery...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jack-Dru
Reviewed 30 September 2018 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.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Alexandre A
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

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

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank RedHotChilis
Reviewed 29 August 2018

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

Date of visit: August 2018
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

Date of visit: August 2018
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!!!

Date of visit: August 2018
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

Date of visit: July 2018
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

Date of visit: June 2018
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Jenn W
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
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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>  > Old Toronto
  • Neighbourhood: Old Toronto
  • Phone Number: +1 416-469-5225
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