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Pizzeria Libretto opens third location


November 11, 2014
By Canadian Pizza
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Nov. 11, 2014, Toronto – Pizzeria Libretto has opened a
third location with a polished, updated look at 155 University Ave.

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Nov. 11, 2014, Toronto – Pizzeria Libretto has opened a
third location with a polished, updated look at 155 University Ave.

With floor-to-ceiling windows, luxe banquettes, and red
light fixtures, the new location is set to bring the restaurant group’s
VPN-certified pizza to downtown Toronto, said the group in a news release.

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The new restaurant, which is PATH-accessible, aims to
maintain the pizzeria’s warm and inviting atmosphere with a few polished
updates. Designed by interior designer Irfan Bukhari from Bukhari Design, the
bar’s facade is a beautiful mix of re-finished wood and leather banquettes lit
by custom made light fixtures, painted Ferrari red and sculpted to resemble the
back of a sports car.

At the rear of the restaurant are large pizza ovens
decorated in white tile with the restaurant’s signature red lettering. Made by
Stefano Ferrara, who made all of the locations’ ovens, these are the first of
their kind in Canada, says the release: hybrid ovens that operate as both wood
burning and gas.

“I am really excited about being in the downtown core and
bringing Neapolitan pizza to this neighbourhood!” said executive chef and
partner Rocco Agostino, who has over 25 years of culinary experience and a
background studying in Italy.

Some changes patrons can look forward to include a much more
extensive beer program that includes eight taps and five bottled beers – from
Italy, Ontario and Quebec – with one guest tap that will change monthly. Fans
of local beer can also look forward to trying Libretto’s signature brew, Capo
(which translates to “boss” in Italian), brewed in partnership with Flying
Monkeys Craft Brewery.

The restaurant will seat 110 in total, with 20 seats in the
lounge and another 20 along the bar. Next summer, the restaurant expects to
open a patio that will seat approximately 50.