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John's Italian Caffe

Posted by Staff / Listed on January 14, 2008 / review policy

John's Italian Caffe
John's Italian Caffe in Baldwin Village serves salads, panini, pasta and a good variety of pizza.

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6 Comments

lamiau / April 21, 2009 at 08:53 am
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Toronto's classic patio. Love it and the casual atmosphere.
Arun / August 18, 2009 at 02:03 pm
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I have been there twice for lunch and have decided never to go back. It took about an hour and a half each time and all we ordered were salads. The first time around we got a larva with the salad and the second time (yes, we decided to give it another chance) there was way to much garlic making the salad pretty much inedible.
Justine / November 7, 2009 at 07:10 pm
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Great food and location but terrible, terrible service. The staff were more interested in talking to their friends and each other and ignored us. Totally uninterested in the customers.
I would not go back
Leslie / June 4, 2010 at 05:42 pm
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Good atmosphere but extremely slow service.
Ben / January 7, 2013 at 10:50 am
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If you go in the winter, you'll find it extremely cold. The windows are single pane and if you're anywhere near the door there's a massive draft. I'd planned to meet friends there for dinner and got there early. After 30 minutes my cutlery felt like it was in the fridge. So we had to leave and eat somewhere else. Luckily there are many options nearby.

If you go in the summer and just want a pizza and beer on the patio, it's nice. There are trees on the street and the sunlight in the evening can be beautiful.

Various observations: The bathrooms are grungy. The pasta is excessively salty. There is not a good selection of light/vegetarian menu items. Service can be inattentive. Value and quality is average. I love the old hand-painted lettering on the windows. Biggest upside: The patio in summer. Biggest downside: Cold temperatures in winter.

Recommended alternates: Pizza Liberetto, Pizza Rustica, Terroni's.
Sean / March 26, 2013 at 09:44 am
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Inspected on: March 20, 2013
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional Pass)
Number of infractions: 2 (Minor: 1, Significant: 1)
Crucial infractions include: N/A

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