I wasn’t planning on writing a review on this location because I figured that it was the same as the other restaurant on Ossington. You can read that review here.
We went to the Danforth location twice this week. It’s convenient on our holidays because we can go to the Big Carrot afterwards for grocery shopping.
When you walk in to this location, you’ll like how much wider it is than Ossington and there is much more room for seating inside. I pondered filling you in on this little tip – they actually take reservations at this location (hopefully you don’t get the restaurant all booked up so I can’t go now). They have 2 pizza ovens, one that says “Pizzeria” and one that says “Libretto” – the other location only had one oven. Even with this, the service is much better on Ossington, but we weren’t in a rush so it didn’t matter much to us.
The menu seems to be about the same, except we noticed they had this puffed bread thing and we asked what it was. The waiter let us know that it was called Paneto (see picture above), and is basically a souffle of pizza dough that kind of deflates when it gets to your table. It’s not on the menu, so you have to know about it to get it. It does comes with one of their antipasto platters I think.
It was the first thing we ordered when we went back the second time and it was topped lightly with parmesan and rosemary. My mom actually let me order a cheese board that had 3 cheeses, breadsticks, crackers, figs, sliced pears and a pear compote (see picture above). It was a very good layout on a wooden board and everyone enjoyed, especially me. Their pizza of the day, when we were there had a smoked tomato and black garlic sauce and we asked if we could try a sample of the sauce with our appetizer, which they even heated up, and we LOVED it.
As far as pizzas go, Pizzeria Libretto has the best in town. Our family always orders the pizzas on spelt crust which I highly recommend. My mom’s favourite is the Marinara pizza which has no cheese, but the best tomato sauce, garlic and oregano, plus she adds arugula on top, it’s a great option if you are vegan, but I really like it too. My brother and sister always share the Margarita pizza which is a plain-ish type of pizza, but instead of being covered in cheese, it has little patches of really good cheese. My favourite pizza is the Prosciutto and Arugula without the prosciutto (I used to get it on the side and it made me too thirsty since I don’t eat meat that much).
I really like this restaurant, it’s great for families and they are great with allergies.
P.S. There is a downstairs bar, with a private room.