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?
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.
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.
Yellow Cup Cafe for sandwiches and all sorts of breakfast foods (served all day)...most especially the crepes-- across from Cloverdale Mall in the plaza, at East Mall and Dundas (roughly)
Big Papa's on Bloor- Im SURE most CH's will disagree, but this is a restaurant with good food for the amount you pay, good pizzas and a nice atmosphere. Across from ViBo on Bloor St West.
The best breakfast is at The Dundas Grill, Dundas west of Kipling just beyond Appache Burger. Daytime meals are very good also, I like the grilled liver. [Another great (tax free)breakfast is on the SIX Nations Reserve (Ohsweken) If you go there for smokes.]
Not quite Etob, but if you want the world's best egg salad sandwich ($1.70) venture west of Hwy. 427 on Dundas to 2100 Dundas E. (South Creek Donuts) then further west by Starsky's you'll find Astoria for excelling Greek dishes.
eden down on the lake is really nice too, keep going down park lawn south of lakeshore its on the road pl turns in to. also along lakeshore is casa mendoza, great summer patio.
buon giorno is a little italian place halfway between islington and kipling on the north side of queensway, the italian sandwiches are awesome, my wife's fav is a deli sandwich the joey d special, delicious.
vesuvio's pizza in the junction is my fav, and il paesano is a close second. there is a bakery down royal york, south of evans, everything is fantastic.
european meats on jutland (parallel to queensway 2 streets north, between isl and kip) is fantastic for fresh meats, deli meats, and a quick sandwich or burger. right beside is a german store with great cheeses and preserves.
good luck, enjoy, so much to appreciate in etobicoke!
There are a lot of great offers here indeed and I do frequent many places, but I am from north of Hwy. 7, so I would ask that there be some replies for north Etobicoke, which you may also appreciate. Yes, north Etobicoke is an area overlooked, somewhat understandably, any help appreciated!
Chodang Soontofu is great for their Soon Tofu soup. I go there frequently and I always order 1 to eat right away and 1 to take home to eat for dinner the next day (like many Korean soups, it reheats deliciously well)
Their tofu is really fresh, the owners are super sweet and it has a nice little homey-Korean restaurant feel. I don't usually like going to the same restaurant over and over...but this is one of my only exceptions :D
5130 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M9A, CA
Pulcinella at Lakeshore and Browns Line is a relatively new and very good italian bistro. Cute atmosphere(stone walls dark wood furniture and live piano playing in the downstairs dining room). The menu prices are "medium". Just be sure to ask what the price of their specials are. They seem to be disproportionately high when compared to the regular menu items.
2390 Lake Shore Blvd W, Toronto, ON M8V1C3, CA
Surprised no one mentioned Pinocchios. It's been a while, but the last time there had a simple elegant pasta and caesar, and a killer 85 Barolo. Expensive, but a very nice treat. Anyone been recently ?