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7 Numbers

Posted by Staff / Listed on October 21, 2007 / review policy

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7 Numbers on the Danforth whips up Italian favourites like homemade lasagna, pasta fagioli and panfried calamari. Save room for "Tony's very small but tasty cannolis" for dessert.

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24 Comments

Alisa / January 8, 2008 at 06:43 pm
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Amy Pataki gave this restaurant a bad review (Toronto Star). Once more proves that she knows nothing about food or anything about REAL Italian food and not the crap they serve at East Side Marios to appeal to her trashy suburban tastes.

This restaurant is excellent, unpretentious, delicious, well priced and fun. Great food and a fun place for a date. I recommend the Osso Bucco highly.
Jo / January 25, 2009 at 01:42 pm
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...you forgot rude! As in...this restaurant has got some rude waiters that have total disregard for pedestrians walking by the restaurant. They serve patrons from the public sidewalk as if they own it. This is totally illegal, it is not part of the restaurant patio.
Gigi / February 28, 2009 at 08:32 am
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It's acutally only illegal to serve alcohol on a non-licensed sidewalk. That being said, I've never had anything but great service at 7 Numbers & I've been more than 20 times. It's not Splendido, nor they pretend that it is. If you're nice to them they more than go out of their way to return the kindness. Imagine that, lol. The food's great too!
Kevin / April 14, 2009 at 03:09 am
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Went with my family, we did the prix fixe thing... it was terrible. The only good app was the calimari, the salads were all weird. The pastas taste like broiled chef boyardi and the mains were mediocre. We didnt even stay for desert (we went to Pan (EXCELLENT)) and I was sick from food poisoning the next night. DONT GO HERE!!! very disappointed, especially having been to and LOVED GioRanna's!
Gigi replying to a comment from Kevin / July 15, 2009 at 10:12 pm
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Nice comment Kevin: "the salads were all weird"! As in...they had ingredients that you weren't familiar with? Hardly a reason NOT to go to a restaurant. I've said it before and I'll say it again - LOVE this place. Go a couple of times a month and the servers are all amazing, as is the food!
dan / August 4, 2009 at 11:09 am
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The food here is garbage!!! How can this place make the top Italian resto is beyond me! Was there for dinner on July 15th. The apps and mains were horrible. Cold and bland. The dessert was the only saving grace. I havent tried the Eglinton location, supposedly that one is better. First impressions I wont be going back thats for sure. HORRIBLE!!!!
Will / August 4, 2009 at 09:15 pm
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7 Numbers is the best Italian in the city - the staff are nice, down-to-earth, and go out-of-the-way to make sure you have a good time. If you don't like the weird salads or atmosphere, you should go back to The Olive Garden. The only disappointment here are the new rolls - what's with the tiny bread? Bring back the big rolls! We eat Italian b/c of the carbs!
dre / August 5, 2009 at 12:07 am
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this guys rock ! hey tony when can i get some nutella ravioli ? wtf

foodbitch / September 21, 2009 at 11:52 am
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Some of you people are complete morons. 7 Numbers has delicious, homemade, unpretentious italian food and to boot, its not expensive whatsoever! I am pretty positive they didnt serve you cold food nor do I think that bland is in their vocabulary. As for the "weird" salads, you are simply ridiculous to discriminate against a restaurants because you are too stupid to recognize basic Italian ingredients. I have been there about 10 times and never got anything but excellent service, perhaps you were rude and deserved the crappy service you received.. hmm. All in all, 7 Numbers is a great, casual, inexpensive place to enjoy good homecooking without the work.
omegaman / December 22, 2009 at 08:43 pm
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Good food and very affordable. No reservations required. At night dark and good vibe, close to your fellow diners but not so much that it is uncomfortable. Had the pasta special - lingiune with spicy shrimp, very tasty and $9.50. I will be back
L Fuentes / March 13, 2010 at 06:30 pm
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I have been here a few times and enjoyed the atmosphere as well as the food. The dishes are small but tasty, and the cooking feels authentic. Looking forward to a return trip.
pastaboy / October 21, 2010 at 07:11 pm
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Don't waste your time. The food is better than average, but not what I'd call outstanding. The service, on the other hand, is completely rude. They don't give a damn if you ever come back, probably because there are enough fools who put up with the staff's abuse.
BrowniePts / November 25, 2010 at 04:16 pm
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You can't win over everyone, but the only negative comments I've heard/seen about this place is from the article. Everyone I've spoken to says great things. Looking forward to taking the lady there soon.
Danielle / December 21, 2010 at 04:32 pm
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I adore this place. Order family style and sit back and enjoy the well-priced drinks and have fun with the staff! My favourite!
Leona / April 7, 2011 at 10:44 pm
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I recently ate here and the food was kind of raunchy and really over salted. I used to love this place but I think their kitchen has gone downhill.
rocket willy / July 4, 2011 at 10:39 pm
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mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm the sexy rabbit was like a sexy elephant, sooo good, moist, tender, spicy, flavorsome, ointment, spank time ohhhhhhhhhhhh ya this is sexy resto love to eat here the of momas cookin ohh yes lets jams with our clams
jgam / August 5, 2011 at 01:31 pm
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This is the most overlooked restaurant in Toronto. It's hands down top 10 in the city. It's consistent, local-centric and true to its roots while still being able to keep modern with its food.
HIGHLY recommend it. Service is also top-notch - Cory (in particular) has always been AMAZING to us.

john / December 28, 2011 at 06:55 pm
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We go to the Eglinton location at least once a month. Fantastic food -- the calamari and veal meatball are our favourites. Service is more than fine. 3 courses and a glass of wine for less than 40 per person.
Andrea / September 5, 2012 at 10:56 am
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September 5th, 2012
Food is average at best, service is horrible. Waiters never came back to our table to take our dessert order after we'd asked for a menu. They ignored us and spent time chatting with each other and drinking at the bar with another patron while we were trying to get their attention to get the bill and pay. Overall a pretty disappointing experience. Save your money and go elsewhere.
Marvindale II replying to a comment from Andrea / September 5, 2012 at 01:22 pm
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Try dropping a dish or at least a handful of cutlery. It worked for me a couple of times. A loud shouted 'I hate tipping, don't you' works, too.
samantha / May 5, 2013 at 11:07 pm
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I took my family to seven numbers to celebrate my daughter's birthday. We were so disappointed. The service was terrible. We waited forever to have our order taken, the waiter forgot to bring some of the drinks and barely came around to check on us.
The food was worse than the service. The appetizers were bland, the mains were indifferent and the sides (house salad, rapini, brussel sprouts with prosciutto, asparagus) were tasteless. There were seven of us and the only decent dish were the veal meatballs. We didn't bother to stay for dessert and coffee but decided to go elsewhere. I just want to say that I am a single Mom on a budget and for my family eating out is a treat. We this place did not feel like a treat but like a big rip-off. Honestly, I'm Italian and I cook better food in my kitchen than this crew.
Bobby Hamon (ex DTS '59) / August 5, 2013 at 04:19 am
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While all the comments as to the food quality and staff levels are flying about, can anyone tell me the street junction this restaurant is at as I'm due a visit in my old hometown and neighbourhood and want to know where to park my Bentley Azure. Meanwhile have a try at financing a restaurant and dealing with staff and the general public before you make unpleasant comments. Remember life is a learning curve and the motto of old DTS is,
'We learn by doing.
'.Now for those who are so smart give me the Latin for that! Bye for now. Bobby Hamon is alive and well, living in the south of England and Antonio Carlucci(spelling?), sends his best.
7 Numbers Crew replying to a comment from Bobby Hamon (ex DTS '59) / August 29, 2013 at 05:17 pm
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Seriously, it's the Danforth. There's plenty of pay parking, with a Green P lot just east of us on Chester, directly across from Chester Subway station. You can try your luck on the side streets if you want but we don't recommend it. But hey, the Danforth is a great walking neighbourhood, make it a real outting, and bring your appetite
Bobby Hamon / August 29, 2013 at 06:06 pm
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Yeh, it was great in 1955 when I lived there and I'm sure it is now. Thanks for the comment and nice to hear from you.

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