Restaurants Thrive Without Reservations

According to The, “You once had to be somebody to get a reservation at the hot new restaurant.”

“Nowadays, nobody can get one. A growing number of Toronto restaurants simply won’t take reservations. This policy can be democratic or aggravating, depending on your perspective. ‘I’ve lined up at Pizzeria Libretto for an hour,’ says Rocco Agostino, co-owner and chef of the popular Ossington Ave. pizzeria.  ‘There’s no preferential treatment here. I walk in with my family, with my baby, and we wait like everyone else.’ So it goes at The Ceili Cottage, Foxley Bistro, Black Hoof and Guu Izakaya. Besides tremendous buzz and fairly recent openings, these restaurants share a no-reservation policy.”