Coco Lezzone Reopens in Yorkville

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Grilled calamari at Coco Lezzone
Grilled calamari at Coco Lezzone

By Amy Sanderson

Torontonicity was invited to attend the rebirth of Coco Lezzone at its new location at 137 Avenue Road on August 12, 2015.

Coco Lezzone, Avenue Road
Coco Lezzone, Avenue Road

We were greeted warmly outside the restaurant by three staff outfitted in Italian berets, coaxing us to sit on their pink Vespa. We indulged them and posed on the bike with a big hat.

Coco Lezzone’s new location on Avenue Road is tucked away, but is easy to get to. The restaurant is slightly south of Davenport Road.
The party was in celebration of the new location, but also a thank you to their regular customers.

A long table in the middle of the upper level was set up for guests to try the new menu.

The interior decor is minimalist with funky cluster lights above the tables and white bankettes creating a very Italian look. The bar is underlit by a blue light, which gives a clean, modern feel. There is no patio, although there are some nice tables near the bar that face Avenue Road.

Drinks at Coco Lezzone

Coco Lezzone's signature drink with Prosecco and Aperol
Coco Lezzone’s signature drink with Prosecco and Aperol

We were offered a signature drink with Prosecco and Aperol, which had a light, refreshing orange taste. This drink was distributed throughout the evening.

Food at Coco Lezzone

Meatballs with parmesan at Coco Lezzone
Meatballs with parmesan at Coco Lezzone

Meatballs with parmesan were very tasty.
Grilled sirloin with a zesty barbecue sauce
Battered shrimp with a white sauce.

Pizza at Coco Lezzone
Pizza at Coco Lezzone

Pizza: The pepperoni and sun-dried tomato pizza was delicious and my favourite of the evening.

The Chicken in phyllo pastry was dry and bland and would have benefited from a sauce.

The restaurant’s capacity is approximately 40 people in the main room. In addition, there is an intimate private room in the back near the kitchen for private functions that seats six comfortably and eight in a pinch.

Grilled calamari at Coco Lezzone
Grilled calamari at Coco Lezzone

Grilled Calamari had a fishy taste, which is good if you like that.

Battered calamari at Coco Lezzone
Battered calamari at Coco Lezzone

Battered and fried calamari were slightly less fishy.

My guest, Jason, with our server, Lily at Coco Lezzone
My guest, Jason, with our server, Lily at Coco Lezzone

Our lovely server, Lily, provided us with many, many drinks and excellent service.

My guest and I had a great time sampling the menu at the new location of Coco Lezzone. I definitely recommend stopping by for drinks after work or for dinner.

Coco Lezzone, 137 Avenue Road, Toronto
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