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Blu's main dining room - Blu Ristorante, Toronto, ON

Blu Ristorante

4.7
4.7
2934 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Italian
INDOOR DINNING NOW AVAILABLE, BLU WILL ALSO BE OPERATING ITS HEATED, COVERED PATIO, BLANKETS AVAILABLE,
100 Most Romantic Restaurants In Canada- open table 2020 & 2018
Top 100 Italian restaurants in Canada 2017
Top 100 restaurants in Canada and 50 Most romantic restaurants also in Canada on Open Table 2016, 2021
Blu is an Italian restaurant based on authentic classic cuisine, yet, contemporary created by executive Chef; Eric Bucher

Victorian Building with two floors of dining space and large side and front patio. Tastefully designed to host your special event, romantic dinner, corporate buyout or a celebration of any sort. Coupled with genuine caring service & stunning ambiance.

Dinner is enhanced by the soothing live music on Sundays. Pianist/singer, guitarist/singer. Enjoy impeccable service for intimate dining or for large private parties up to 130 guests. Private rooms also available.
Blu has become a staple restaurant in Toronto over the last 14 years of operations

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 17 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Modern European, Mediterranean
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 4:30 pm–10:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (416) 921-1471
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic
  • Executive Chef
    Eric Bucher
  • Private party facilities
    Conveniently located in stylish Yorkville, Blu Ristorante offers a selection of amenities to suit your specific event needs, whether it’s enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in our spacious wine bar or intimate dining in the main dining room or several private rooms Blu offers for corporate and business dinners. Private rooms for 10 up to 70
  • Private party contact
    Alfredo Rodriguez: (877) 281-4855
  • Neighbourhood
    Yorkville
  • Cross Street
    Avenue Road and Yorkville Avenue
  • Parking Details
    Green P Parking at 55 Avenue Road, Right beside Wholefoods. Also there is parking on side streets and on Avenue Road.
  • Public Transit
    5 Minute walk to Bay Subway Station, Museum Subway Station, and St.George Subway Station.
  • Entertainment
    Live music Friday and Saturday. Soft contemporary music with a jazz feel. Allowing diners to enjoy live music and dinner conversation. Varied artists. Please visit our website for more detailed information www.bluristorante.com
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • 5 Course Tasting Menu with 2 choices per course

    $79.00 per person

    Feb 9 - May 31, 2024
    Chef has curated a five course menu with two choices per course. Yourself and your significant other can try up to 10 dishes when sharing all the dishes on the menu. We would like for you to try our best signature dishes at Blu Ristorante. Wine pairing is available upon request Tasting menu is not offered on Saturdays
    5 Course Tasting Menu with 2 choices per course photo

What 2,934 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

2,934 Reviews
  1. simonag

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow just wow. My one year anniversary with my boyfriend was just perfect thanks to blu. The food. The environment,. The staff. Perfection. I would come back here again and again and again The piano player John campbell made the night even better - he plays on Sundays

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff claimed they had the best beef carpaccio in the city…they were right. The food was exceptional. Service beyond belief. Our waiter, Michael, was knowledgeable and well versed in all the menu offerings. Great atmosphere and ambiance. Not too loud, not too quiet.

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  3. alibra

    Toronto

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I have dinned at Blu many times. Tonight’s was a little short of my previous visits. Both my appetizer and main were over cooked. The atmosphere was very pleasant with the addition of live music.

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  4. Gabbie

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great as always! Great service, romantic ambiance and great food!

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  5. LoredanaM

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was really good, a bit salty but still delicious! The wait staff and service was fantastic. Very attentive.

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  6. cheech

    Toronto

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a light meal with a few apps...beef carpaccio and grilled octopus was delicious! Overall great service and food !

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  7. CP519

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing night. Food was above average and service was amazing. Staff take tremendous pride in what they do. We loved the live music and overall vibe.

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  8. YaminJ

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful place for celebrating any special occasion. The menu is great and they have live unplugged music which creates a lovely atmosphere.

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  9. Shakti

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Top class Dining and service. Favourite restaurant

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  10. JimM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and daughter and I had a lovely dinner. The pre-dinner cocktails were delicious. The pastas and Branzino that we ordered were all tasty. The chocolate dessert and sorbets were to die for. Excellent service and ambience as well.

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  11. MarioR

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely place, romantic, good service, excellent food. Very refined

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely! Date was even cute ;). Overall lovely experience and great service

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  13. AlexandraP

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food , everything we tried tasted great. Drinks were ok. I had a lechee martini that could have been a bit better , but food topped it all, especially the salmon it was the most amazing thing ever.

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  14. JamesS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great, atmosphere was welcoming and service was really fast! Great overall

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely, very very lovely

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  16. Chenise

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Terrible valentines day . Food wasn't enough to even fill one person they gave you only one piece of 3 types of meat to share between two people for a meat board and 3 small pieces of cheese. The steak was burnt to a crisp on the outside and only medium rare in the middle of the steak all other pieces were not edible. I returned the steak and they cut the steak in pieces and gave it back to me with any offer of a resolution. There was also a waiter who kept blowing his nose non stop as if he was under the influence. Highly don't recommend.

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  17. JimW

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great meal and wonderful evening at Blu Ristorante. Wish the influencers and their bright lights could have had their own room, though.

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  18. twinklebunny212121

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it. Food was tasty and lovely atmosphere. I would go again. Really beautiful place

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  19. DavidK

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our experience at Blu so much! Michael our Lead Server was so friendly, he very eloquently described the food and drink pairings on the menu for the evening. We were celebrating Valentine's Day early for this Sunday night dinner. We enjoyed hearing the live piano music from John, and loved how he came around to the individual tables to see if there were any requests (You Are The Reason by Callum Scott next time, all good haha!). We love the upscale family feel of Blu and it's wonderfully situated near Yorkville shopping...we checked out the Kith store right before dinner - loved the full experience in and around Blu Ristorante!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Place is nice. Service was on point, but they chance ahi tuna main and meal became totally different the look and taste was very disappointed.

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  21. AnniS

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Been to Blu at least 8 times, this time was so very disappointing. Salad was 1/3 less than the size it usually is, waiter did not give me the correct information on my main pasta and it was overrun with something I cannot eat, two of the people ordered salmon that was very well done to the point of being dry, when someone ordered wine the waiter said, 8 ounces without offering the choice of 5 or 8. It was not what we have experienced at Blu previously.

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  22. AnCl

    Toronto

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was the best first date I have ever had. The restaurant service and the quality and presentation of the food all helped make it a memorable evening! We did not feel the least bit rushed.

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  23. Shakti

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always the most incredible experience. Bryan and Michael and Jeff are awesome. The entire crew is awesome !!!my favourite restaurant

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  24. Diva

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Winterlicious menu Sweet Potato Soup , Salmon on broccolini and beets and coconut pannacotta absolutely delicious

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  25. JerryJoseph

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Best waiter ever had He was there when we needed him and very pleasant manner

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience Our server Maurizio was spectacular. Food was great Thank you

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  27. paulaB

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The place is lovely in appearance. Spotless. Very friendly staff. Sitting at the bar was ok but loud. Ice shakers, glasses linking, the slight scent of the cleaner used to wash dishes or clean things. The food was ok but for the price we paid for linguine we were expecting more.

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  28. HalaK

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We tried the winterlicious menu. For appetizers, we ordered the pear salad and the Aracini. They were exquisite!! For main course, we had the salmon and the lamb shank. The salmon was amazing beyond description! The lamb shank was beautifully cooked but served in a weird plate. The meat itself lacked flavour but the sauce on top of it was tasty. For dessert we had the saffron pana cota which was quite interesting in terms of flavour and we had tiramisu which was the best I’ve ever tasted in my life. The ambience was cool and very pleasant. Overall one of the best experiences we had in a while!

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  29. FrankM

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Winterlicious menu was excellent! We had lamb shank, chicken breast, tiramisu and the coconut desert. Outstanding. Service was excellent.

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  30. ChristineO

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The dishes I had were generally good, but not the best I’ve ever had. The arancini was good - first time I’ve had without a cheese centre - something I’m going to have to try. Not fond of pomodoro, but this was good. Lamb shank also good, except the braised vegetables too mushy & the beans needed a bit more, again, I’ve had better. The zeppole were the most disappointing. The oil was at least 10 degrees too hot. The zeppole were much too crisp & a little charred. Easy to fix too hot oil - add some more, even if some hot has to be removed. Again, I’ve had much, much better. Winterlicious puts a strain on kitchens, and I think I’ll have to come backmagain when things are ‘normal”.

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  31. JackW

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service. We went Sunday and there was a live singer. He was amazing as well.

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  32. EricL

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sundays are the best with John at the piano. Fantastic atmosphere and the Linguine with mushrooms is exceptional! The service is exemplary.

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  33. Leilani

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the live music! Excellent ambiance!!! Food was delicious!!! Winterlicious dinner menu was a great deal! Staff went above and beyond.

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  34. ENFJ

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed having a Winterlicious dinner at this restaurant which was new to us. The service was attentive, the food very tasty and the ambience was and decor was lovely. We will definitely go back for another meal, perhaps for lunch next time.

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  35. Diner2021

    Toronto

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We all love the ambience and the foods are delicious. Our server is knowledgeable and patiently explained what are the dishes we ordered. It was a wonderful birthday celebration and the seat that was given to is perfect for celebration

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  36. Wendy

    Toronto

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful Winterlicous dinner at Blu Ristorante. The food was awesome and our waiter Michael provided excellent service - in fact all the staff were very friendly and hospitable. I had the Pear Salad, Seared Salmon and Panna cotta. I recommend them all as they were beautifully presented and delicious.

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  37. AudreyC

    Calgary

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We tried their Winterlicious menu and everything was delicious! Our server, Enzo was also fantastic! I would recommend trying Blu Ristorante!

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  38. MaryamA

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I am a returning customer and will be back. Food, ambience and service is always excellent.

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  39. GerardC

    Naples

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, wonderful food, perfect music and ambience.

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  40. ImranM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome experience for Winterlicious, every dish was fantastic.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Blu Ristorante is rated 4.7 stars by 2934 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 17 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Blu Ristorante

90 Avenue Rd, Toronto, ON M5R 2H2

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Avenue Road and Yorkville Avenue
  • Neighbourhood
    Yorkville
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 4:30 pm–10:30 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Modern European, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Green P Parking at 55 Avenue Road, Right beside Wholefoods. Also there is parking on side streets and on Avenue Road.
  • Public Transit
    5 Minute walk to Bay Subway Station, Museum Subway Station, and St.George Subway Station.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic
  • Executive Chef
    Eric Bucher
  • Entertainment
    Live music Friday and Saturday. Soft contemporary music with a jazz feel. Allowing diners to enjoy live music and dinner conversation. Varied artists. Please visit our website for more detailed information www.bluristorante.com
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (416) 921-1471
  • Private party facilities
    Conveniently located in stylish Yorkville, Blu Ristorante offers a selection of amenities to suit your specific event needs, whether it’s enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in our spacious wine bar or intimate dining in the main dining room or several private rooms Blu offers for corporate and business dinners. Private rooms for 10 up to 70
  • Private party contact
    Alfredo Rodriguez: (877) 281-4855
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