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Pizza Banfi

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333 Lonsdale Rd, Toronto, Ontario M5P 1R3, Canada
+1 416-322-5231
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Wed 17:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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137 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were invited to join with family at this local neighborhood favourite hangout in the heart of the village in Forest Hill. It's small and they do not take reservations so you need to go early to secure a table. There is a small side counter to wait if early and we enjoyed a glass of Italian wine that was... More 

Thank murtle264
Toronto, Canada
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

If you live in Forest Hill, Banfi is a great local restaurant for Italian food. There is usually a line at the door if you do not get there early. The pizzas are great and there is a lot of choice. There are a number of choices of pasta. Not a lot of meat and fish choices. You cannot get... More 

Thank CyndeeLaw
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

We were extremely dissappointed with our experience at this restaurant. There are so many good restaurants in the city it is a shame to waste an evening here. Everything was disappointing. The food was extremely bland and the waiters were very inattentive. The prices are outrageous considering the above.

Thank Marla E
Toronto, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

I would absolutely avoid this restaurant at all costs, especially if your not a local. We waited an hour for a very simple pizza while everyone around us was served there food, from veal chops, to fish. The waiters were very friendly to the locals, however ignored us and were not very apologetic for our over an hour wait for... More 

1 Thank sweetdetective
Linz, Austria
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327 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

The food was far from decent Italian food. Our table had pizza and pasta and none of us three was satisfied with the food we got. service however is very friendly and the espresso is good.

Thank Michael W
Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

Banfi emphasizes fresh food, flavourful food and great service. Its parchment paper-wrapped dishes are especially moist and delicious. Prices are reasonable.

Thank Jacob R
Toronto, Canada
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015

I have been going to Banfi for over 10 years and always a pleasure. Located in Forest Hill Village on Lonsdale Rd, just west of Spadina Rd. Nino is a wonderful host/owner who always makes his customers feel welcome. They are open for lunch and dinner. Many choices of pastas, pizzas, entrees. They will gladly add/delete an ingredient for dietary... More 

Thank cookie2a
London, Canada
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220 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

Don't take dinner reservations - the wait is worth it! Pasta is out of this world. Great prices. Generous servings. So much so, not room for dessert.

Thank Laura J
Chester, Connecticut
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2015

Over Christmas we rented an apartment in the neighborhood. Despite the average reviews, we were new to the area and wanted something easy that we could eat in. The pizza was below average at best and we would have been better off getting a frozen pizza at Loblaw's. I would skip Pizza Banfi unless you are in a real pinch!

Thank nancyinct2016
Toronto, Canada
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74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2014

Banfi is a small restaurant serving Italian food in Old Forest Hill village frequented by the locals. They do not accept reservations and only street parking is available. On a weekday you can expect a 15-20 minute wait to be seated. Weekends can be longer. Upon arriving, we were warmly greeted by the owner and waited while a table finished... More 

1 Thank Matthew C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Pizza, Italian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 333 Lonsdale Rd, Toronto, Ontario M5P 1R3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-322-5231

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Typical questions asked:
  • 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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