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Location: 554 Parliament st, Toronto, ON
Parliament st / Wellesley st
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(416) 927-1593
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Website: http://www.bigmammasboy.ca/
Cuisine: Unclassified  

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reviewed by Stephen,   visited on 2010-11-14 ,  overall
Tags: Big bust
We had brunch this morning at BMB and were terribly disappointed. Coffee ok - everything else pathetic, especially given the price. Two out of the six orders were wrong, and the food itself was embarrassingly bad - in presentation and quality. Miniscule portions - a $2 side of potatoes was the size of a twoonie.

Go to any greasy spoon instead - the food will be the same (perhaps not organic), except you'll pay less and get more.


reviewed by gp282,   visited on 2009-05-23 ,  overall
Cost Per Person $20   Tags: Horrible GF pizza and service


I visited Big Mamma's Boy recently with 2 friends. I'm Celiac so I ordered the gluten free pizza. My friend ordered one too so that we could share and her bf figured he would do the same thing so that we'd have more GF options to try out. When my friend's bf asked for a GF pizza, the woman serving us suggested that he only do so if he has a gluten intolerance, otherwise he should get a normal pizza. Apparently they didn't have many GF pizzas on hand. This shocked us considering they so heavily advertise their GF menu online, and in the restaurant.

By the time we all got our food, it was 1.5 hrs later. I wasn't too pleased with my veg GF pizza. In my opinion, it was horrible. My friend's GF pizza was only half baked. When we notified our server, she didn't even apologize and simply offered to throw it back into the oven. Of course, this didn't solve the problem. It only baked the crust a bit more.

The regular pizza was apparently okay. We had also received a tiny dish of salad in an attempt to make up for the long delay for our pizzas.
My salad had regular gluten bread on it which I cannot eat. I notified the server and the other employee standing next to her offered to remove the bread from the plate and bring me GF bread. Unfortunately, this wouldn't have solved the problem of cross contamination present on my plate. Already fed up with the service, I declined the offer.

Overall, service was slow. Utensils were not present at the table when we arrived, the server was hardly around, and the food was horrible.

Definitely not going back.

reviewed by Blago,   visited on 2009-03-28 ,  overall
Cost Per Person $16  
I am sorry but I'm afraid I will have to join Devon (see above). The place was cold when we walked in, the pop was flat, and our order took quite a while to arrive. We would have left immediately but we were tired to go look for another place and my girlfriend wasn't feeling well.

I asked for the food to go, as my girlfriend actually started feeling sick, and it took them another 10 minutes to wrap it up. When we went home and opened what was supposed to be a veggie burger on sourdough with kettle chips, what we got was two soggy slices of bread with some unappetizing looking stuff in between and chips out of a bag.

Not going there ever again.


reviewed by Susan,   visited on 2008-06-12 ,  overall
Cost Per Person $50  
A wonderful experience. The wait staff was so friendly and helpful. Everyone there seemed devoted to making our meal the best possible. The food was DELICIOUS! Everything local and organic. I highly recommend the spaghetti squash as a vegetarian option. Don't leave without trying the flourless chocolate cake.

reviewed by Devon,   visited on 2007-10-29 ,  overall
Cost Per Person $15   Tags: One of the worst restaurant experiences I have ever had
We waited for our food for 1.5 hours, all of us becoming extremely hungry in the wait. There was no apology or explanation for the long delay. The restaurant was empty and we could not understand why it took so long. When our food came it was the completely wrong pizza. The woman working there did not apologise. She offered to have another pizza made but we had waited so long for the first one, we didn't want to wait again. Then she suggested that we pick off the offending toppings -- as if I had gone all the way there and wished to wait over an hour for a plain pizza. The woman serving us seemed to care much more about drinking wine with her friends then giving us any sort of service. One man offered to make me something else but was very forceful and insistent so I ended up with lasagne I didn't want. The kicker: they charged us for the pizza we didn't order or want (they said they would take 5 dollars off but actually only took 4) and the food was mediocre at best. I was shocked -- it was the worst restaurant experience I have ever had in toronto.

reviewed by geoff,   visited on 2007-04-19 ,  overall
Tags: gluten free pizza
Hands down the best gluten free pizza in Toronto.

I've tried pizza from Magic Oven and Il Fornello and hands down I have to award Big Momma's Boy the first prize for best gluten free pizza in the city.

It's a thin crust. I don't know what they put in it but it melts in your mouth, it's very savoury and delicious. They also have a huge range of specialty pizzas and loads of gourmet toppings, alot of them are organic from a local farm.

My sister (who's a celiac) and I (a gluten intolerant/lactose intolerant) were really impressed with the option of being able to have your pizza gluten and lactose free. I think the big thing for us was this didn't taste like your typical gluten free baked food...it tasted like a regular thin crust pizza.

They also have alot of other gluten free meals on their menu.

Having those gluten free options combined with the cozy homey atmosphere, I highly recommend this place. in fact, I would highly recommend this place for the pizza alone.

reviewed by mila,   visited on 2006-11-11 ,  overall
Have always loved their pizza. It used to be Luciano's and we ordered from there all the time.

Our favourite was this one:
The Mightie Flutie - Goat Cheese, Bermuda Onions, Hot Peppers, Basil, Marinated Tomatoes, Sauteed Ground Beef, Chili Chipotle, Calamata Olives

One day they ran out of ground beef and subbed Italian Sausage. It was amazing and became our special order ever since.

reviewed by bracab,   visited on 2006-10-18 ,  overall
I think the pizza the best in Toronto. Do add the zuccini topping it is unusual and delicious.

I am a regular there for pizza - they deliver too. I am told they are great for both vegetarian and pulled pork.

reviewed by Tout Garni,   visited on 2006-10-03 ,  overall
Had pizza there the other night and found it extraordinarily good. There was nothing special about it - no unique ingredients or any added value preparation. It was simple, straight-up pizza that reminded me of the sort of pie I began craving soon after emerging from the womb. It was like regaining my virginity. Only without the angst.


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