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Grano Caffe-Forno

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2035 Yonge St, Toronto, Ontario M4S 2A2, Canada
+1 416-440-1986
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Today
09:30 - 21:30
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 09:30 - 21:30
Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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Toronto, Canada
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98 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This has been a Toronto reliable place for years. Famous for the self select antipasto. Had a good lunch here. If you are in the area it is worth dropping by.

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Thank rossmcb
Montreal, Canada
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378 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

I used to go to Grano very often in the early 90's. Roberto was always there welcoming clients and providing a superb experience. His wife was running the kitchen and the food was family style, very good and consistent. I decided to invite a close friend of mine and was looking for another great experience. While the place used to... More 

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Thank Guillaumeleconqueran
Toronto
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427 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Grano has been an institution near Yonge and Eg for decades. But what about the spotty service, the tired decor, the food that seemed devoid of flavour? Institutions don't last for ever, without some new thinking. I'm not sure I would recommend this place without a bit more effort.

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Thank Mark16
Campbelville, Ontario, Canada
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224 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

I needed to meet an associate in the Yonge / Eglinton area of Toronto today and we agreed to meet at Grano for lunch. Yet again I was extremely pleased with the quality of the meal and with the service. My associate had the tomatoe soup (clearly described as not being gazpacho) and the sausage and I had an arugula... More 

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Thank Lawrence Ian G
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

used to come here with my husband. was very personal and friendly place. great selection. mostly the same but not with the same passion. still better than most in the area though.

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Thank Gabrielle V
Toronto, Canada
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272 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

On this lunch occasion, I enjoyed the gazpacho soup but found the Caprese pizza to be disappointing. Very thick and hard crust, toppings seemed to lack flavour. Service was good until the end, when trying to pay the bill. As some of us were in a hurry to leave, processing was slow. However, we will return for the location and... More 

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Thank Peeter P
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015

Grano used to be a place we looked forward to. Tonight closed the cover on a storied tradition! In a bygone time Roberto met you at the door and your experience just grew from there. Now it has become a chore to serve customers and the food and drink is just about making margin - quality has left the building.... More 

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Thank Tom A
Toronto, Canada
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272 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015

A small group of friends, getting together for lunch, could not choose a better place than Grano. Friendly service. Excellent minestrone soup. Nice menu selection. Pizza calabrese was tasty and filling.

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Thank Peeter P
Hong Kong, China
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91 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015

We visited on a weeknight and basically had the whole restaurant to ourselves for the first hour or so. Lovely, cozy place with a good menu selection. Three of us ordered a salad, the squid ink pasta, assorted fish in broth, braised pork and a rapini side to share. The dishes were good overall, but I will definitely be back... More 

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Thank BB100
Addis Ababa
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32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

The starter salad and calamari were very tasty as was the pasta dish with meat sauce. The dessert was excellent and there was a selection of wine to choose from.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups
Open Hours
Monday
09:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
09:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
09:30 - 21:30
Thursday
09:30 - 21:30
Friday
09:30 - 21:30
Saturday
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2035 Yonge St, Toronto, Ontario M4S 2A2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-440-1986

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Midtown

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Midtown
Midtown is a dynamic part of Toronto with some of its most stylish high-rise residences and heritage buildings. The area sees busy shoppers with bag-laden arms balancing lattes in paper cups as they travel from one luxury brand to the next, taking advantage of the proximity of high-end shops. The reflecting pools, jogging trails, and nature treks of the Rosehill Revision are always a hub of outdoor activity, and after a workout from either running or splurging, many take advantage of the spas and massage parlors Midtown has to offer. Away from the bakeries, boutiques, and glamorous old theaters of the district's center, locals use the weekend to embrace the more suburban feel of Midtown's parks, tennis courts, outdoor markets, and the manicured grounds of Casa Loma, while families indulge the area's state-of-the-art playground and learning facilities. Of course, no high-brow district is complete without a healthy counter-culture: Midtown boasts some of the wildest street art and full-wall graffiti of any neighborhood in Toronto.
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