For over 10 years, 7 Numbers has been showing Toronto how to put, and keep, the “family” in family style. This southern Italian restaurant is serving its country’s version of soul food cooked up by the owning family’s matriarch, Rosa. Once a month, Mama Rosa opens her kitchen doors to teach others how to make
About two hours east of Toronto, in the heart of Ontario wine country, 7 Numbers Picton is serving traditional southern Italian fare, family style. Since 2001, Mama Rosa has been dishing out some authentic Italian fare to the people of Toronto. After 19 years in the business, 7 Numbers decided to open up a new
For chef Anna Chen’s first stand-alone restaurant, she opted to open a 32-seater in the west end. Blonde wood accents the minimalist room, and soulful tunes play overhead, foreshadowing Chen’s highly elegant take on comfort food. Buoyed by her knowledge from stints at Figo and Scaramouche — plus an upbringing in India — Chen has
Auberge du Pommier has been at the top of the game in Toronto's French fine dining scene since it opened in 1987. The cuisine incorporates traditional French techniques with North American seasonal influences and ingredients. Not to be mistaken for modern cooking, this is a French fine dining restaurant all the way down to the immaculate white tablecloths and perfectly choreographed service.
Jen Agg’s retro-styled Dundas West restaurant specializes in pasta and wine. Rather than recreating classic pasta dishes, chef and co-owner James Santon focuses on Italy’s culinary tradition of using local ingredients. The result is a menu of Italian-inspired dishes with Toronto flair, along with charcuterie platters that pay homage to the space’s previous life as
King Street West is home to many massive restaurants that feature a corporate flare more than rustic kitchen, but at Cibo Wine Bar we may have found a happy medium. This industrial restaurant can seat over 200 people on a busy evening, but the staff and the welcoming atmosphere manage to make us feel right
This North York steak house promises an unforgettable experience that combines exceptionally prepared authentic steak and seafood inside one of Toronto’s most historic landmarks. Located on 4.25 acres of land near the corner of York Mills Road and Don Mills Road, diners have the choice of eating on a scenic outdoor patio, inside the restored
This restaurant is bringing the taste of the Mediterranean to Midtown by offering traditional dishes inspired by French-Italian regional cuisine. With an owner who has been a restaurateur in Midtown for three decades and a chef who has worked in Michelin-starred restaurants across France, it’s no surprise Domaine Mamo has perfected the art of French
A bar on one side and a dining room on the other, Eastside Social is the radical and nautical seafood restaurant that Leslieville locals are loving. It’s one of those great spaces where the decor matches the culinary theme. Dark wood finishings, a navy accent wall and light fixtures that look like (and could very
Get ready carb-lovers: this is not a drill! Canada’s first Eataly outpost is opening its doors on Nov. 13 in the Manulife Centre at Bay and Bloor. Food fiends who have visited one of Eataly’s 40 other locations worldwide have been counting down the days until the beloved brand arrives in Canada. Eataly Toronto does
Little Portugal stalwart Enoteca Sociale has been a west-end go-to for housemade pastas, quality wines, and cosy vibes for a decade. Rather than resting on its laurels, however, the much-loved Italian restaurant underwent a revamp to celebrate its 10th year in business. Fortunately for existing fans of the long-running restaurant, it’s not a massive overhaul.
Originally from Albania, Besnik and Dhurata Gjunkshi opened up the Junction’s Euro Pasta back in 2009. The long and narrow shop offers up homey foods that showcase family recipes passed down through generations. Popular eats include the daily soup, the stuffed cabbage rolls and the baklava, made from a secret honey-free recipe that results in
The line starts forming at 11:15 for a noon opening at this culinary dark horse of Geary Avenue. Behind Famiglia Baldassarre’s counter, pasta-makers stand at a large work top, forming perfectly uniform squares of ravioli, totally unfazed as the front of the room fills with hungry diners who are just getting a taste of whatever
The Ferraro family’s restaurant features a wood-burning oven, which provides a variety of thin crust pizzas made to order. The menu also includes fresh salads and soups made on the premises daily. The daily specials are inspired by the family’s hometown of Altomonte, Cosenza, Italy, and include homemade gnocchi, eggplant and lasagna. The menu also
Since 1965 Frank’s Pizza House has been serving quality pies to the people of Toronto’s Corso Italia. On St Clair just west of Dufferin, this OG pizza house is making classic Neapolitan-style pizza with an assortment of traditional and not-so traditional toppings. With a classic margherita or a wild card like the pupa (tomato sauce,
Brothers Salvatore and Matteo Pocchi always dreamed of opening up a home-grown family restaurant, and Fratelli Village Pizzeria is just that. “Fratelli” meaning “brothers” in Italian is a fitting name for this family-owned and -operated restaurant. Known all around Scarborough, Fratelli Village Pizzeria has become the neighbourhood spot for hearty Italian fare. The wood-fired pizza