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
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
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.
FK Wine Bar is a beacon of elegance and luxury amongst the myriad of St. Clair West restaurants. The interior is light and chic, with huge chandeliers, velvet upholstery and colourful murals on the wall. The whimsical yet refined style of the space is mirrored in the presentation of the exquisite dishes. FK’s menu is
Fran’s has been a Toronto landmark since the first location opened in the 1940s. The vintage diner is a tribute to simpler times. The interior hasn’t changed much since Francis Deck opened Fran’s 70 years ago. The Yonge and College iteration opened in 1950, only 10 years after the flagship and since then has gotten
Gia, a reimagining of much-loved Dundas West restaurant Ufficio, brings to life the version of Ufficio that owner Jenny Coburn had originally envisioned. “When I first started Ufficio with my partner we were going to do it vegetarian,” says Coburn, “but this was five years ago.” At the time, Coburn says they weren’t sure Toronto
North York ghost kitchen Harlem Bodega specializes in vegan comfort food. Founded by a former New Yorker, the restaurant’s menu draws inspiration from the unfussy but delicious food served at the city’s beloved bodegas. Their signature dish is a vegan riff on chopped cheese, a well-loved bodega sandwich that’s usually made with ground beef. Harlem
Over at Bloor and Clinton in Koreatown, Japas opened in the old Camto corner lot on Wednesday. The concept: a Japanese tapas and oyster bar with plenty of Japanese beer and cocktails flowing. It’s also meant to be distinctly un-izakaya in nature (read: no yelling and no gongs) while offering a fun, casual space for people to meet and share a few bites over drinks.
Jump Restaurant, part of the Oliver & Bonacini empire, is a financial district staple when it comes to high-quality cuisine. Jump specializes in modern North American cuisine with Italian influences, which results in bold, flavourful food. Putting its own take on traditional favourites, like handmade pastas and high grade cuts of meat, Jump only uses
With its prime location, lickable decor and roster of menus that simply don't quit, La Palma was destined to be a hit from day one. But for chef Craig Harding and his designer wife, Alexandra Hutchison, opening a new Dundas West eatery wasn’t actually in the plan.
At Osteria Giulia, a luxurious little dinner spot with a focus on northern Italian cuisine, chef Rob Rossi (L’Unità, Giulietta) puts forth a menu of dishes made from seasonal ingredients. The 66-seat interior yields a contemporarily rustic vibe with honeyed tones,limestone and wood-panelled walls and folded ceilings. Among the house specials is the focaccia di
French and Mediterranean fine dining is one way to see this elegant restaurant. Sorrel is decorated in the most luxurious pastels and white linens, and with crystal and glass bottles lining the wall behind the bar and photos of the Mediterranean on the wall, you can’t help but feel fancy walking in here. The food
Since it first opened in Bloordale Village at Bloor and Lansdowne in 2017, Sugo has become something of a neighbourhood institution and the go-to spot for classic, Italian-American comforts. True to its name (which means “sauce” in Italian), Sugo is a red sauce joint owned and operated by Scott Pennock, Alex Wallen and Conor Joerin
Terroni is a Toronto institution, and we put up with the “Terroni way” in order to get some of the best pizza and pasta outside of Calabria. Cosimo Mammoliti, with help from his family and late partner Paolo Scoppio, started their business with a small bottega on Queen Street West and now own seven restaurants