Pizzeria Libretto

I was hesitant to visit Pizzeria Libretto (@PizzaLibretto) when it was first suggested to me. They are known for their HUGE line up keeping in mind that they do not accept reservations. Needless to say, my friends and I ended up venturing off to Libretto on a Friday evening and ended up waiting for only 20 mins! *Phew

Pizzeria Libretto is a snazzy restaurant serving real Neapolitan pizza with 2 locations in Toronto – Danforth and Ossington! I visited their Ossington location.

It’s not exactly the most spacious space here – always expect a galore of people. I really enjoyed the atmosphere here – its very casual and upbeat at the same time.

Luce del Sol ($9.00)

  • campari, prosecco, grapefruit
  • I always go for the fruity cocktails :) – this drink went down quite smoothly, very sweet and super refreshing

Bread to start:

Buttermilk Calamari ($11.00)

  • Romesco (a red pepper almond sauce)
  • Hands down – this is probably the best calamari I`ve ever had in my life – crazy addictive
  • Served piping hot & crispy – batter made of buttermilk was not too thick and made the overall dish that much more tastier and “smooth”

Piatto Piccolo ($28.00)

  • a shared sampling of cured meats, cheeses, small tastes and accompaniment for the table
  • This was my very first time ordering a Charcuterie Board – and indulging in some meats and cheese! It was definitely a unique experience – slowly but surely starting to love it :)

I hardly remember this sitting at our table…

Ontario Prosciutto & Arugula ($16.00)

  • Garlic, Tomato, Oregano, Shaved Grana Padano
  • The Ontario Prosciutto & Arugula is officially my all time favourite pizza
  • The prosciutto and tomatoes were the perfect pairing and with the addition of arugula – it really gave the overall pizza a good kick of flavour

Duck Confit ($17.00)

  • Bosc Pear, Mozzarella
  • I admit I have a soft spot for duck confit – whether its on a pizza or pasta … I always seem to end up ordering it – and this pizza was no exception!
  • I think I would prefer my pizza to be a tad less dry – but its understandable with all the mozzarella going on
  • In terms of flavour – I really enjoyed it – I expected  the combination of duck confit + mozzarella to be on the saltier side – but this wasn’t the case at all.
  • To be honest, I don’t usually enjoy eating crust – but I tried it anyways and found them too chewy for me

Libretto Tiramisu ($7.00)

  • Last but not least – I knew I had to order the infamous tiramisu as many foodies have been raving about this little dessert!
  • I loved every bit of the tiramisu – very creamy, rich and decadent!

My verdict? – This place is great! I highly recommend the Ontario Prosciutto & Arugula Pizza & the Libretto Tiramisu – However, the buttermilk calamari is seriously a must try!
I hear Libretto offers a $15 3 course – Prix fix lunch menu during the weekdays. Unfortunately, I don’t work close to both Libretto locations so I won’t be able to check it out – but if you are, keep this place in mind!  – Cheers :)

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4 comments
  1. mooken said:

    This looks fantastic. They certainly don’t skimp on their toppings. Any comments on the fluffiness of the crust or the thinness of the center? Those are the traditional “standards” that define a neapolitan pizza.

    • Grace said:

      I have a thing for thin crusts now so anything other than that I dont really enjoy =S

  2. This place is great. Your pics are making me hungry, I haven’t been here in a while, maybe i’ll be paying them a visit soon!

    • Grace said:

      haha thanks! I haven’t been myself for a while

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