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Dinner Before Massey Hall

rindinella_k Sep 23, 2007 06:57 PM

Friday the 28th, I am going with my girlfriend and another couple to Massey hall to see Ben Harper. We want to go somewhere around there before hand for a nice dinner.Prefer to keep it under say $150 for the four of us. We prefer Italian food, but are really up to anything as long as a vegetarian option is there, or the restaurant is cool with substitutions.

So please, any and all suggestions are fair game.


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    ekammin Sep 23, 2007 07:04 PM

    Golden Thai at 105 Church Street, near Richmond.

    1. Rabbit Sep 23, 2007 08:09 PM

      Terroni on Victoria is Italian - and within your price range.

      Another option might be the Metropolitan restaurant (www.metropolitanrestaurant.ca).... I can't personally vouch, but I've heard some OK reports.

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      1. re: Rabbit
        deelicious Sep 23, 2007 08:21 PM

        terroni is awesome but they get busy

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          Nyleve Sep 24, 2007 07:08 AM

          Do you know if Terroni has anything on the menu that would work for someone who can't eat gluten?

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            peppermint pate Sep 24, 2007 07:35 AM

            While most of Terroni's menu is uber-glutenized i.e. pizzas and pastas, there are definitely a range of gluten-free options - there are about 6-8 salads, carpaccios, grilled steak, sausage with rapini. I also think their farinata (chick pea tart) with salad is gluten free but you should double check.

          2. re: deelicious
            TwinklyTerrapin Sep 24, 2007 10:17 AM

            Terroni does get busy and crowded, but I've had great luck with pre-show dinners by getting there shortly before 6, just before the dinner crowd gets there. Between 6:30 and 7:45 it's really crowded, so if you get there just before the rush and get your order in, you'll get to your show with time to spare.

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          LemonLauren Sep 24, 2007 03:38 AM

          I had an excellent post-Massey meal at The Superior, 253 Yonge St, particularly notable for a wicked wine list and a lovely, lovely ambiance inside.

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          1. re: LemonLauren
            tartiflette Sep 24, 2007 06:32 AM

            I've never been too enthused by the food at The Superior, personally... It's edible, but I had hoped for more given the price.

            However, the desserts are absolutely divine, and they make a good cappuccino too. Highly recommended for a post-show nibble if you get out early enough (or pre-show if you feel like a change of scenery after dinner).

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