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Jun 21, 2007 06:15 PM

Etobicoke good eats

I'm going to be moving out to Etobicoke, and am interested in all the good eats there----from fine dining to low key restaurants, to great places to buy groceries.

Off the top of my head, I'm familar with Ma Maison, MacNies Fine Grub, Magoos, the Thai places on Bloor along Royal York, Kaji Sushi, Mama Martinos, Apache Burger, The Cheese Boutique, the fish wholesaler just north of Ikea, to name a few.

Where else do you recommend, folks from Etobicoke? In particular, where's the fine dining?

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  1. Max's on Bloor St. W
    Via Allegro

    1. definately via allegro for fine dining italian.
      At royal york and bloor there is Barcelona for tapas, etc..Merlot for french, Just greek for casual greek dining, demetres cafe for waffles and crepes, and green mango has decent, well priced thai. Vibo for italian on that strip as well.

      1. Sounds like you and others have mentioned most of the good restaurants in Etobicoke. I vote Vibo over Via Allegro any day!
        For take out Italian I like Lenny's (near SE corner of Dundas and Islington), good pastas and gourmet pizzas. For regular take out pizza, in my mind Milano's is still the best. On Bloor near Six Points Plaza.
        Hot Oven Bakery in Cloverdale Mall (East Mall/Dundas) for baked goods or awesome chicken pot pie.
        Momo's on Queensway near Royal York is good food with live jazz sometimes.
        I personally would avoid Mama Martino's at all costs! Also I grew up in Etobicoke. We only went to Apache burger after a night of drinking. If we were sober we went to Magoo's.
        A place (Espresso bakery I think) which I prefer over California Sandwiches for a chicken cutlet sandwich is an Italian bakery along Dundas between Kipling and Burhamthorpe, closer to Burhamthorpe.
        For really good French including a great Prix Fixe menu is La Petite France on Bloor near Islington.
        There is a GREAT new eat-in bakery/cafe for gourmet sandwiches, great artisan breads and pasteries called Artisano's. On Islington north of Queensway.
        Also for hole in the wall but awesome Ukrainian food, Wally's on Dundas near Kipling.

        Hope this helps...I've lived in Etobicoke for a while and love all it has to offer.

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        1. re: ciaociao1

          I'll second Hot Oven for cakes/cookies/baked goods (oh their Empire cookies are my fave), but will contest the rave review of Artisano's. The sandwiches are good, yes, but their baked sweets are awful. I had the worst scone there the other day - ugh. The breads are good, though.

          1. re: ciaociao1

            I'm definitely going to give La Petite France a try if it's still around.

            (and I'm commenting so this thread shows up in "My Chow")!

            La Petite France
            3317 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M8X1E7, CA

            1. re: South Carolina Girl

              I used to go to La Petite France, but read that Didier is no longer there. Has anyone been recently?

              La Petite France
              3317 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M8X1E7, CA

              1. re: DDD

                LPF was one of our regular haunts. Last time (and I mean last time) was about six months ago and it isn't what it used to be. Cassoulet which was once rich and full flavoured seemed thrown together with fewer ingredients.

                1. re: PoppiYYZ

                  Thanks, that's what I thought. Maybe will give Merlot another try.

          2. Not quite fine dining, but for excellent reasonably priced food I recommend Hoai Huong (Vietnamese place on north side of Queensway east of Royal York) and Churrasqueira (Portuguese roast chicken and potatoes also on Queensway between Islington and Kipling).

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            1. re: Richard_S

              Visited Hoai Huong, can't believe it's taken me so long to check it out -- will definitely return. Great pho.

              716 The Queensway (east of Royal York)

            2. Creme de la Creme on Bloor just east of Royal York for great breakfast/brunch