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Feb 5, 2008 04:41 AM

Little Italy/ College resto for group of students

My niece would like to take the students on her residence floor out for dinner on College. Any recs for a decent and reasonably priced restaurant that can cope with approx 12, 18 year olds?

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  1. Not that I'm ever going back there, but Sushi Island comes to mind. I doubt these teens will be too picky, and with AYCE, they can choose and eat to their heart's content. With that many people, the experience itself should be a lot of fun.

    You could also consider Bar Italia, although I'm not sure at what time a group of 18-year-olds would be asked to leave.

    1. How about Regina Pizza?

      Regina Pizzeria
      782 College St, Toronto, ON M6G1C6, CA

      1. There is a new place called Sorriso between the Diplomatico and Bar Italia that is really nice.

        Il Sorriso
        588 College St, Toronto, ON M6G1B3, CA

        1. So, she's paying?

          I'm asking as *most* 18 yo kids do have a college budget...

          1. Nirvana's a new & great little spot, esp. for a student-budget. They are right at College & Bathurst.

            Sandwiches are around the $5 to $7 range (these are tasty sandwiches too-- Brie & Avocado; Chicken, sauteed onions & sweet mustard...), and no entree is over $13. Lots of choices... seafood, pasta, pizza, etc. Decor is casual, but cozy (think warm tones, wood, and exposed walls) and I'm sure they can easily accomodate 12 eighteen-year-olds.

            If you want to see their menu, I can send you a copy (they don't have a website yet), as we just did a student party there. Aside from the tasty sandwiches, all I've tried are appetizers, but they were decent. Not outstanding, but def. decent. Or, call and ask for Elissa, she's super capable and was very helpful when we were planning our party.

            434 College St, Toronto, ON M5T, CA

            3 Replies
            1. re: CuriousCat

              Sorry, my contact:

              1. re: CuriousCat

                If they would consider going slightly north ...ROMA RISTORANTE on Bloor & Gladstone (1 block east of Dufferin, north side of Bloor).
                They would be more than happy there and a group that size no matter what age would be well taken care of..prices are is excellent...pasta is all right (not excellent) . I really think it would be a good choice...this is not a 'hip place' by any stretch but if they are students out for a good time it would fit the bill!

                1. re: pearlD

                  I second Roma, great pizza, nice staff.

                  Ristorante Roma
                  1090 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6H1M6, CA