The owners of Piano Piano are opening a new spot across the street

Piccolo Piano Pizzeria is coming soon to Harbord Village from the owners of beloved Italian spot, Piano Piano.

Piccolo Piano Pizzeria has moved into the pastel-coloured doors of Café Cancan, located at 89 Harbord Street. Swapping French flair for Italian-inspired, the dinner-only menu includes wood-fired Neapolitan pizzas, cocktails on tap and an ever-changing wine list, designed to pair with their always revolving small plates and snack options.

The menu is perfect for those looking for a fast, fun and lively dining experience with the same quality and flavour you know and love from sister restaurant, Piano Piano, conveniently located right across the street.

Over the years Chef Victor Barry, along with business partners Brendan Piunno and Nikki Leigh McKean, have taken unpretentious fine dining across Toronto and the GTA, expanding Piano Piano from one location to three. Piccolo Piano Pizzeria is just the next evolution of this growth.

While many businesses struggled during the beginning of the pandemic, Piano Piano experienced increased demand for their food. Overwhelmed with the support, they decided to close Café Cancan in favour of a Piano Piano pop-up to help get their food out to the hungry, stuck-at-home masses.

“Expanding Piano Piano has given us the opportunity to continue to focus on what we do best, which is creating tasty and f***ing delicious food,” says Chef Victor Barry.

Piccolo Piano Pizzeria can seat up to 60 guests and includes indoor and outdoor options. The space has been designed by Future Studio to create a fun, feel-good atmosphere.

“Our design sensibilities have evolved over time as we’ve opened up each space, from Piano Piano on Harbord, to Mount Pleasant, to Oakville, and now Piccolo Piano,” says Buffy Steringa, Director of Communications, Piano Piano. “No two spaces are going to be exactly the same, but there’s absolutely a common thread that runs through each of our restaurants. They’re all highly designed spaces that are fun and lively and feel great to be in.”

Piccolo Piano Pizzeria officially opens September 30 and will be available for dine-in Wednesdays through Sundays from 5:30pm until late.