About Piano Piano

If there’s a common thread that runs through Piano Piano, it’s a deep-seated soulfulness and sensuality that’s at once warm, welcoming and just plain fun. The Italian restaurant you always wished was just around the corner is delighted to meet you.

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary Italian

Hours of Operation:
Sunday to Wednesday: 5pm - 10pm
Thursday to Saturday: 5pm - 11pm

Cross Street:
Spadina Ave.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(416) 929-7788

Website:
http://www.pianopianotherestaurant.com/

Public Transport:
Spadina Subway Station

Executive Chef:
Victor Barry

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Wine

Piano Piano Ratings and Reviews

5
4
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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.4

Service

4.4

Ambience

4.3

Value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (63)
Good for Birthdays (43)
Fit for Foodies (43)
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Special Occasion (42)
Creative Cuisine (36)
Neighbourhood Gem (34)
Hot Spot (34)
Fun (33)
Good for Anniversaries (26)
Casual (25)
Group Bookings (24)
Romance (23)
Worth the Drive (20)
Authentic (19)
Comfort Food (18)
Cozy (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (16)
Business Meals (15)
Notable Wine List (13)
Pre/post-theatre (13)
People Watching (12)
Child-Friendly (11)
Local Ingredients (9)
Bar Seating (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Tapas (6)
Quick Bite (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Gluten-Free Options (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Healthy (4)
Late-Night Find (4)
Lunch (4)
Brunch (3)
Seasonal (3)
Spicy (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
Outdoor Eating (1)
Scenic View (1)
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined a day ago

Delicious food, with unique and original takes on classic Italian favourites

Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined 4 days ago

Beautiful restaurant. The decor was excellent and the noise level was perfect - not too noisy! The appetizers were excellent, however I didn't love the meatballs as much. The other pastas my friends got were great though!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Tapas
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined 4 days ago

Food and wine - excellent. Our server was very attentive and super friendly.
Definitely recommend Piano Piano. CHEERS!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu
Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Steak came out cold and then they reheated it and over cooked it. Everything else was great.

Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

 
·Dined on December 5, 2017

Excellent food, ambiance and value. My only critiques - had to wait an additional 15 min to get seated because our table was not ready. As well, we received our food before our drinks (ordered at same time) which is something, coming from the industry that I do not like. I also love how you dinner size and appy size portions are available - more restaurants should follow your lead and do this! Thanks so much will return!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Love Piano Piano! Their food is always extremely well-prepared, and specific to your requests. Service is excellent! One of my favourite Italian restaurants in the city!

Tags: Tapas, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
Food4
Ambience3
Service1
Value3

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Server was very slow to bring brings, take away dishes. Take orders

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Amazing location for a celebration with great business partners! Great food, drinks and services.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Fun, People Watching, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic
Food1
Ambience2
Service4
Value2

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 30, 2017

The service was great, unfortunately, can't say the same thing about the food.
From the things, we tried the Wood Fired Mushrooms was the dish we most enjoyed.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
Food3
Ambience4
Service3
Value4

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Looked forward to this after hearing many rave reviews - however it did not live up to expectations. The large dining room was very pretty with an attractive bar area.
The mushroom salad was a good appetizer- and the charcuterie plate looked good at next table. Mains were decent but not overwhelming - both the sea bass and the veal had the same salad garnish spread all over (unusual choice and not sure why) and roast potatoes.
This is a decent neighbourhood bistro - not fine dining.

Food2
Ambience3
Service4
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 29, 2017

We ate at Piano Piano last Wednesday. The service was good and efficient and the cost reasonable. The food while good did not live up to the reviews we had read prior to chosing it for my wife's birthday. We had cocktails that lacked the sophistication we have become used to from many mixologists in the city. The salad was overly dressed. Suggesting that this is one of the cities best pizza's is laughable, the middle was soggy and it was noticably salty. Choose the bench rather than the white chairs for comfort. To be fair we didn't have any of the mains so may have missed the best on offer. My wife's observation was good for her friends after work, broad enough menu, plenty to share, not too expensive, comfort food for those interested mostly in the company and stick to the pasta.

Tags: Comfort Food
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Everything was great! The restaurant itself is beautiful. The food, drinks, and atmphosire were awesome.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options
Food1
Ambience3
Service3
Value1

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Two separate dishes had hair in the food. The fried calamari literally had a strand of hair to which I pulled out of my mouth in front of the server. Our next dish after again another piece of hair. The server again agreed it’s hair and came back to only confirm our findings and tell us that it did in fact fall off the beard of one of the kitchen staff

Food4
Ambience3
Service3
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Place was nice, the space was nicely and tastefully decorated. Cocktails were not bad, food was alright, lots of places you can find the same quality of pizza and pasta.
The service was good, but it seemed like our waiter had a long tiring day and all the happiness had drained out of him... but still polite and attentive, no worries there though, I get it, we all have days like that.
But the seating host, "not the lady" but the guy with the *gold chain* LOL. He was rude rude rude...
His attitude was like "he was all that!" As if he ran or owned the place? Pleeease man... just stop it!
Anyways the place for me was mediocure at best. Clearly people have had better experiences than me, since currently it's one of the top places to eat in the city. Oh well...try it if you want, hopefully your experiences are better than mine.

Tags: People Watching
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 24, 2017

Piano Piano is a departure from splendido in terms of the concept and presentation, but just because fine dining is no longer the focus, don’t be misled! The menu is verstile, with more exotic dishes like grilled octopus for two and veal medallions as well as an assortment of artisan pizzas and pastas. The wine list is unpretentious and well-suited with every selection coming in under $85 per bottle. The room is fun, lively and the service was great.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Pizza was great, one of the best I've had. However, the pasta was bland and not that flavourful.

Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value2

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Excellent pizzas, fantastic raviolo, creative cocktails...but they stopped putting the chocolate tart on the menu. Which is unfortunate, because it was the best in the city. As a result, it is no longer a 5 star place, and thus feels overpriced.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Spicy, Fun, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Cozy, Casual, Late-night Find, Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 23, 2017

Loved everything including the menus and trivia!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Piano Piano is top-notch when it comes to Toronto restaurants. The food was amazing and the staff went above and beyond! The fact they also cater nicely to children was such a welcome surprise, our 15month old nephew with us had such a great time and was catered to so politely by the staff! Would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant to anyone and we look forward to returning soon!

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Simply outstanding. Everything was great. We'll be back for sure.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 20, 2017

My lady and I celebrated our one year at Piano Piano. We had an amazing experience. The servers were thoughtful and knew about our anniversary. They brought us champagne and a sparkler with our dessert. I appreciate those little touches, so it meant quite a bit to me. The service was always good. Our waitress was on top of our orders and made sure to space out our dishes. The food was delicious and the drinks were good.

We will be coming back again and I will always recommend this place to friends.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Cozy
Food3
Ambience5
Service5
Value2

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Egg yolk raviolo was good but not enough food. But the ravioli con bolognese sauce tasted just like the can raviolis...exactly the same. Price was way too expensive for the amount of food. But the atmosphere was great. Very unique decor and romantic vibe. Although the amount of children that was there kind of killed the vibe.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Set menu was phenomenal. You will leave stuffed! Very affordable wine list doesn’t leave you feeling guilty getting a bottle or two...

Tags: Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Best Pizza in Toronto....very Hip ! the Service and ambience were exceptional!!

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Great evening! No complaints at all. The service was great, very attentive our water bottle was always filled without having to ask. The server was at our table the perfect amount of times. We ordered a cocktail each to start, the Manhattan and the Piano Piano Spritz. Yum. Then the ceaser salad and garlic cheese bread. The salad had grilled greens which we weren’t expecting but it was pretty yummy. The bread was basically a garlic cheese pizza done in their wood burning oven, also good. But we probably filled up on that before our mains came. We both ordered pasta, the ravioli Bolognese and I had the carbonara. Both were really good. Very filling. But we had to try a dessert. So we ordered the chocolate banana cake for two. Really nice hints of ginger. Overall most of the dinner was unexpected but really great flavours. Love the fact this is a kid friendly restaurant even though we left the little one at home for our first time here. Lovely evening, the space is beautiful.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
Food4
Ambience4
Service4

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 14, 2017

It's a very busy restaurant. Great selection of pizza and pasta dishes. Our server was very nice. I also like the idea of having the option to order pasta as an appetizer.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food and service we excellent. I can’t wait to go back

Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on November 12, 2017

Overall food and service was great. I left a message 3 weeks prior to our reservation about a potential switch. To my dismay, I never received a call back. I fully understand you are busy, however as a courtesy I would have appreciated a call back, even if it was to let us know you couldn't accommodate us. Just disappointed on that end.

Tags: Special Occasion
Food4
Ambience3
Service4
Value4

 
 (London)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great pre-concert dinner with delicious food, excellent service and good wine.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great late night dinner. Fantastic pizza, pasta and appies. Would highly recommend.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Authentic, Casual, Cozy, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies
Food3
Ambience4
Service3
Value3

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The ambient is nice and simple, but that is that. The food is not special, and their salad is very salty. Pastas are so so. Seabass dish is good. Again nothing special about the place.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Austin)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Really love the relaxed atomosphere and the classy decor. Service was very friendly and attentive. Had the sea bass and the bone in veal. Both prepared to perfection. The wines by the glass selection was decent and the prices fair. Would recommend this restaurant for sure and will be back myself. Bueno!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Casual, Special Occasion
Food3
Ambience4
Service5
Value3

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Server was outstanding. Food was delayed and just average. Not bad but, not memorable. The ambiance was really cool!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Excellent food and service. Will definitely be going back.

Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value2

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 27, 2017

After spending three weeks in Italy this past summer we ate a lot of really great pizza. "The Pretty Woman" pizza I had on Friday night not only compared, it was probably in my top three pizzas ever! Unfortunately we thought the price was a little over the top. Great fresh ingredients but it is pizza after all.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 24, 2017

We shared a few plates and everything was delicious. It was nicely decorated and the atmosphere was great for date night.

Food5
Ambience2
Service1
Value2

 
·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food was nice but one of the waitresses really got some attitude. You don’t need a snob to filter customers.

Food3
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 18, 2017

I booked for last night as I thought a portion of our bill would help those in need of food — and was VERY disappointed to learn that that only applied to pizza sales. If this was on the FB posting it wasn’t obvious. Since I am a quadruple heart bypass patient, pizza is not on my heart healthy diet so my good intention were for not....

Other than that the food was ok, but not great....

Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Loved the ambiance of this place. Dimly lit and pretty decor with high ceilings. We were group of 3 seated at a table in shape of a quarter-circle. Service was exemplary and portion sizes were generous. For appetizers, ordered calamari ; Entrees included veal medallions, grilled octopus for two and grilled sea bass. All were excellent and filling. We had to pack some food to go as it was a lot.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, People Watching
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 15, 2017

Wonderful experience overall. Friendly, knowledgeable, efficient (yet 'chill') staff advised sincerely and delivered the bounty from the kitchen. We had burrata, crispy chicken and salad to start. Each was fresh, tender, succulent and tasty. Creative spin on old school Italian food. Nonna would have approved! Grazie, Piano Piano!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Cozy

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