Olympic 76 Pizza
8A Gloucester Street, Toronto, ON, M4Y 1L5
Olympic 76 pizza has been serving “no muss, no fuss” Italian food since 1976.
|Cuisine Type |||Italian|
|Meals Served |||Lunch, Dinner|
|Pricing |||Less than $20|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, Visa|
|Getting There |||Wellesley subway station|
|Cross Street |||Yonge and Gloucester|
|Mon-Fri: 12PM-11:30PM, Sat: 3PM-11:30PM, Sun: 5PM-11PM|
Profile Last Updated: June 18, 2008
Olympic 76 is one of Toronto’s original pizza joints. Opened in 1976 by a Portugese family, the restaurant trades in classic Italian staples, served in big portions for reasonable prices. The restaurant’s current location is in one half of an old Victorian house between the Yonge Street strip and the Gay Village. The restaurant’s long history has earned it a number of regular customers, who return for “no muss, no fuss Italian”. Delivery isn’t available, but there is a take-out window, where diners can order full pizzas, pastas, and hot sandwiches.
Old School Decorating Scheme
Inside, the restaurant is old-school all the way. Floral patterened tablecloths decorate basic tables, and conversation drifts between tables. The clientele ranges from large families to couples to long-time regulars. For something a little bit more romantic, try sitting on the patio (weather permitting), that, despite its close proximity to Yonge Street, is a surprsingly quiet refuge.
“Keep It Simple Italian”
While some Italian restaurants are all about being modern, or creating “fusion” dishes, Olympic 76 adheres to the “keep it simple” philosophy. The menu is filled with hearty dishes like veal paragina, lasagna, pastas, and pizzas. Though basic, the Italian on offer here has pure, unadualterated flavours. When ordering, stick to the basics and you can’t go wrong. If ordering in a big group, go family style and order pizza to share, alongside a few smaller items like a salad and a fried panzerotti.