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Looking for a reasonable change on King W near the theatres

Deborah B Nov 13, 2007 03:48 PM

I am looking for a change in the entertainment district. My mother and I are subscribers to the Mirvish shows and I am looking for something different, reasonable and a short walk to theatre. We've been to the standard places - Alice Fazooli's, Frisco's, Le Saint Tropez, Marcel's, Fred's Not Here, Red Tomato and one of the Indian places but which one escapes me. We're pretty easy to please but just looking for something new. Your suggestions are most welcome!

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    grilledcheese Mar 17, 2008 09:44 PM

    La Fenice. Don't be fooled by the dated 1980s interior. It is miles above everything else in that strip. Note the paintings while there; they were done by the late owner, Luigi Orgera.


    1. laurelmcg Mar 17, 2008 07:08 AM

      What about Milagro on Mercer? Not the cheapest option, but it's different!


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        dancingTimmy Dec 1, 2007 07:37 AM

        The Fat Belgian http://www.thefatbelgian.com/ just up john street. Moules and Frites available 6 different ways and the Miso Mushroom salad. Wine list is small but useful. Lots of belgian? beers available, about 6 on tap.

        Tutti Matti has great food, but attitude requires that we all stay away. The menu actually indicates "no substitutes or alterations - respect the menu!". Give me a break please. AND when they say they open at 6:00 for supper, they mean 6:00. The front door remains locked until 6:00 - even if you arrive a few minutes early and are standing outside in the rain!

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          cthompsonx Nov 28, 2007 07:32 AM

          We like Il Fornello - http://www.ilfornello.com/.. You can see their menu on-line. I have always had good food at not outrageous prices, excellent service. A wonderful place for a family meal before a show.

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          1. re: cthompsonx
            millygirl Nov 28, 2007 08:23 AM

            Noooo, not Tutti Matti!!!! I have to say I think it's deserving of the worst service of the year award in my books. Read the thread on Toronto's Best Italian, I'm not the only poster to say so.

          2. orangewasabi Nov 28, 2007 07:20 AM

            what about popping north a bit and going the Queen Mother? I like the lao dishes

            1. cynalan Nov 27, 2007 05:17 PM

              Reds on Adelaide has always been a favourite. Good selection. Not just the usual standard fare.

              1. Rabbit Nov 13, 2007 05:50 PM

                If you like Italian, you might try Tutti Matti, on Adelaide just a short walk west of Alice Fazooli's. www.tuttimatti.com

                I've had good luck at Urban (also on the King Street strip).

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                1. re: Rabbit
                  shiro miso Nov 27, 2007 05:11 PM

                  I second Tutti Matti - fantastic vibe and great service... rustic Italian with style. At lunch they have a great $15 Prix Fixe (in case you are going to a matinee)

                2. Poorboy Nov 13, 2007 04:55 PM

                  Not "new" but how about off the beaten path and a little different?
                  Marinella's The Wedge for comfort Italian on the north end of Widmer St.across from the Holiday Inn on King. It's immediately beside the Corned Beef House.

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                  1. re: Poorboy
                    Deborah B Nov 13, 2007 05:32 PM

                    It's "new" to me. It sounds right up my alley. I love good traditional Italian! We may checking this one out. Thanks!

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                      Deborah B Nov 27, 2007 01:35 PM

                      Poorboy, we tried Marinela's on the 17th and really enjoyed it. So much so, we're going back again this Saturday! Thanks for the recommendation.

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                        ghetto_scarlem Mar 17, 2008 04:42 AM

                        Can someone tell me the exact address and phone number of Marinella's The Wedge?

                        1. re: ghetto_scarlem
                          JamieK Mar 17, 2008 05:36 AM

                          just north of King at 31 Widmer St (map on place link page)

                          640 College St, Toronto, ON M6G, CA

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