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Gio Rana's Really, Really Nice Restaurant

) #484 of 7,024 Restaurants in Toronto $$ - $$$ Italian
1220 Queen St E, Toronto, Ontario M4M 1L7, Canada
+1 416-469-5225
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“osso bucco” (11 reviews)
“meatballs” (14 reviews)
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1220 Queen St E, Toronto, Ontario M4M 1L7, Canada
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Reviewed 4 June 2017

Our friends suggested this place after a simple google search for osso buco. When we researched it, it appeared to have some character. We arrived (two couples) to a group awaiting The Social's Melissa Grelo. It turns out they were holding a surprise BDay Party...More

Thank UHToronto
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The 'in' crowd eats here. Toronto's media and professional crowd. Pretty white, though. Any noisy. With no curtains or other sound adsorbers, you have to yell to talk to your table mates. Food is great, but rich. Service friendly. Decor eclectic.

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Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

This was such a great spot and would highly recommend it to all. Great wine list and food is top of the line Services e is one of the best and we will be back Thanks so much Michael

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Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Just left here from celebrating a friends birthday in their back room, what a shame this place is, poor service didn't even come around to fill water till we asked, didn't ask us for additional drinks. Rushed us out as they had another reservation before...More

Thank FreshInspector
Reviewed 26 March 2017

I went here last month. My cousin lives near this place otherwise I would have probably never found it on my own. There is just a giant nose on the outside, no signage that I could see. This was apart of the quirky theme they...More

Thank Missparker85
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Interesting venue for a wedding!! Sunday evening, private event. Great selection of family style dishes for apps inc Famous Meat Balls, loads of garlic but very tasty. Rack of lamb for main, meat was aok, just found the sauce a little bitter. Just a great...More

Thank mismanagement
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We found this place in an online search for Leslieville restaurants and made a reservation for Saturday @ 6pm. It was easy t find, jst look for the big nose hanging over the entrance door. Wen were greeted by Emily who rememberd taking the reservation...More

Thank Paul N
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Gio Rana's....aka "THE NOSE"........has been on the Queen st east strip for several years...I first discovered it by accident when visiting the long closed "TOMI KRO".....well folks....Laura has re-surfaced from the KRO to the NOSE.....The menu is smaller plates...some larger mains...good selection of Wine...and always...More

Thank richard bowden
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Came here to celebrate a birthday on a Saturday night. It was very busy and loud but the service was excellent. Restaurant had a great atmosphere and was a little cramped for space - we needed wheel chair accessible but it was no problem. Food...More

Thank JLBM042014
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Eclectic decor, hip crowd. Limited menu (one sided piece of photocopied paper in a plastic sleeve; not a lot of selection). NO PIZZA! Oysters, calamari apps good. Garlic shrimp linguine pasta dish also good. Had the 10 oz. steak ($22.95), does not come with sides....More

Thank MG-lyfestyle
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15 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.
7 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
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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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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