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
3
2
1

4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.3

Service

4.4

Ambience

4.3

Value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (59)
Fit for Foodies (48)
Special Occasion (46)
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Good for Birthdays (45)
Creative Cuisine (36)
Neighbourhood Gem (35)
Fun (32)
Group Bookings (29)
Good for Anniversaries (26)
Authentic (26)
Romance (25)
Casual (25)
Hot Spot (21)
Comfort Food (21)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Worth the Drive (16)
Bar Seating (14)
Notable Wine List (13)
People Watching (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Pre/post-theatre (9)
Cozy (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Business Meals (7)
Tasting Menu (5)
Lunch (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Tapas (4)
Gluten-Free Options (3)
Late-Night Find (3)
Seasonal (3)
Great Beer (2)
Organic (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Spicy (2)
Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Outdoor Eating (1)
Scenic View (1)
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined 2 days ago

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
Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

 
 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

This restaurant is easy to spot, with the stunning front facade. I loved the Dessert Chocolate Baudino the best of any dessert I had in Toronto

Tags: Great for Brunch, Tapas, Quick Bite
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 10, 2017

The food was excellent and the staff could not have been more accommodating related to some allergy issues. They were quick to let us know what was safe and what wasn’t. We were celebrating my wife’s birthday and they allowed us to bring in our own dessert because of the allergies and even plates the dessert in a nice display and added a candle for the occasion. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and friendly. Finally, we had two small children and the menu was very kid friendly while also offered numerous healthy choices. If I lived closed I would be a regular.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Great food, service and ambiance. Coming back for sure. Second trip and counting . Disappointed with the tequila cocktail. Hate it when menus say lime and its actually sweet lime cordial. Ick.

Food2
Ambience4
Service4
Value2

 
 (London)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The foods was sub-par for the prices - pizza was doughy, pasta nothing special, burrata salad was fine but again nothing spectacular. There were fruit flies everywhere, and big ones at that. The service was on the slow side and not overly attentive. Decor is great but don't go there with high expectations for the food. Wine was fine but the mojito was extremely lime-y with not enough mint.

Food4
Ambience2
Service1
Value2

 
·Dined on October 7, 2017

Simply put food was great. Service was bad. Maybe go back, sit at the bar and try the pizza.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Quality of food and service is remarkable. The ravioli is heaven!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Very accomodating. Amazing service. Delish food. Catered every single course with veggie and gluten free option. Thankful.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Fun, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Excellent all around. Friendly attentive service, great atmosphere, DELICIOUS food. My girlfriend and I went for our anniversary. We got the burrata (amazing - perfect to share), a pizza (fantastic - not burnt as many reviews had is expecting), and two appetizer size pastas which were delicious and much bigger than other reviews had is expecting. Don't hesitate. Go.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Birthdays
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Great meal
Great service

Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 3, 2017

Apps were amazing.. The calamari and smoked burrata. Sea bass was with salt and vinegar potatoes... Yes salt and vinegar were delicious. Our server was great.. Explained menu and answered all our questions.. Definitely go back again

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Casual, Romantic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 2, 2017

We had a wonderful evening of fabulous food, service and ambiance Our server was excellent in helping us make choices

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Very well ! Thank you for having us. Food was good

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Fun
Food4
Ambience5
Service3
Value3

 
·Dined on October 2, 2017

The ambience and decor of Piano Piano was lovely. Chic and modern, with soaring ceilings. The food was good, but nothing exceptional. Favorite item of the night was surprisingly the Caesar Salad. I had ordered the Bucatini Carbonara. When it arrived, it was made with Rigatoni. I asked why the dish came with Rigatoni and the grumpy waitress we had (she had a chip off her shoulder that night or something) said they ran out of bucatini so they changed it. Ok, but they didn't inform me of this change when I ordered, or afterwards when she found out. You don't offer lasagna, then toss penne in the sauce and say you ran out of lasagna sheets. Carbonara is meant to be served with long noodles. That's what I wanted, but did not get. Although I didn't ask, they did not comp any part of the meal and frankly our server couldn't care less. My date had the bone-in veal chop which was good. Again, nothing to write home about. Tiramisu wasn't traditional, but delicious none-the-less. Too bad the portion was ridiculously small.

Overall, I probably wouldn't go back.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Casual, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on October 1, 2017

My husband and I enjoyed a late dinner at Piano, Piano for our anniversary. We enjoyed both the food and the restaurant ambience. I enjoyed my menta Rosa cocktail. Not too sweet or strong, but just right. Our starter, the burrata was good, but the shining moment was my egg yolk raviolo. It was so unique and delicious. The runny yolk mixed nicely with the ricotta and spinach filling and the toast allowed me not to miss a bit of any of it! My husband enjoyed his pizza comparing it to other restaurant Napolitano pizzas. The lemon curd cheesecake was tart and sweet. It topped the dinner off nicely.

The kitchen closed at 11:00 pm and we arrived at around 10:30 pm so we were rushed by our server to order quickly. It was also very cold in the restaurant. I wasn't able to take off my jacket at all. I wasn't the only chilly diner there. Several others were also wrapped up to stay warm.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for a Date
Food3
Ambience3
Service2
Value3

 
·Dined on October 1, 2017

The service was disappointing as well as items not being on the menu

Tags: Seasonal
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Went for my daughters birthday. Food was off the charts good! We ordered a big mix of items & nothing to complain about. Everything was great! My son said it was the best calamari he has ever had. Also the space in the restaurant is great w soaring ceilings & fun ambience. We will be back for sure. My only tiny complaint was a waitress went by & took a dish away that was not finished. No biggie, probably did me a favour after all I'd eaten 🤣

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Spicy, Fun
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on September 28, 2017

Hard surfaces make it very noisy and difficult to have a conversation.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Everything I've tried is very good. The mushroom cavatelli is beyond amazing!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Casual, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 27, 2017

My third time and it certainly does not disappoint. Our waitress was a delight and from the young ladies at the entrance to our final goodbyes, such a joy . This is what dining out is about. A jewel

Tags: Healthy, Organic, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 25, 2017

Overall I love the place. The atmostsphere was very inviting and the staff was super friendly. Perfect for a date night and perfect for a night out with the ladies!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Our server was excellent. Had a wonderful evening.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 22, 2017

Best pizza in town!!!! Very good service. Nice ambience. Wish I could go there more often.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
Food2
Ambience4
Service3
Value2

 
·Dined on September 20, 2017

I put down special occasions as birthday and left a note. I don't think they acknowledged it at all. Pizza and bread were burnt.

Food3
Ambience3
Service5
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Good food..but overall a bit rich for me. Excellent pizza & great service!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Casual, Local Ingredients
Food5
Ambience3
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Our table was available at the requested hour and we were seated immediately. Our server was friendly and helpful and did a great job of making the experience enjoyable. Food was excellent and servings were generous. Good value for money.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
Food3
Ambience1
Service2
Value2

 
 (London)·Dined on September 18, 2017

The place looks great from the outside and the inside looks fun but the ambiance was not there. To be fair it was a Sunday night but still it wasn't good enough.

The service was average to be fair and there were 5 different service very nonchalant not good for me.

And there was no piano or piano music in the restaurant however there was one next to the bathroom!

Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Loved the food, Was greeted by the front and was brought to our seat quickly. The food was amazing. We order apps, main dishes and dessert. Shared all the dishes, I was able to try everything. I defiantly will come back!

Tags: Casual
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 16, 2017

I really enjoyed everything about Piano Piano. We ended up having 1 appetizer, two appetizer sized pasta and a pizza. Every item was great and it was probably my favourite Italian meal I have ever had. Highly recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
Food4
Ambience3
Service4
Value3

 
·Dined on September 16, 2017

The food is good. Lots of choices. Love the seabas. Service is great. Will recommend to friends.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Cozy
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 15, 2017

Amazing food, great service. Highly recommend. Would definitely go again

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fun
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 14, 2017

Excellent in every way - food was superb - a cut above .

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience3
Service4
Value5

vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Consistently delicious. Room lacks ambiance but the food overrides that.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 12, 2017

We just moved to the neighbourhood and came across this gem. We came in to celebrate a special occasion and were thrilled with the food, atmosphere and service. Highly recommended!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience4
Service3
Value3

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Make sure management does not fix his hair when walking in the kitchen.

Others great food

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Food was exceptional! Special mention for the excellent service. Our first table was under
an air vent and we asked to move. The staff was so accommodating. Found us a more
comfortable setting right away. Our waitress helped with our menu selections and dessert
choices. Everything was delicious. What a fun dining experience!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Lovely dinner and our waitress was wonderful. They were very accommodating with our dietary needs. Beautiful restaurant. We enjoyed a very special dinner. Many thanks

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Piano piano is a great restaurant. Food is top notch and the place overall was great. Nice Billy Madison reference in the guys washroom. I'm the guy on the second Piano

Food1
Ambience4
Service1
Value1

 
·Dined on August 31, 2017

The ambiance was really nice but the food and service was a bit disappointing. The food was pricey but the quality was not on par with the price.

I went with a family including 2 kids, so I didn't feel that we got the value/quality of food for the money.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value4

 
 (Montreal)·Dined on August 31, 2017

The staff go out of their way to make you feel welcome and appreciated. The food is excellent. The server was knowledgable and made excellent suggestions-- allowing us to make our selections and then adding to ours. We've dined there about 6 times now and each time has been as special as the last. Kudos.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays

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