So . . . I am getting married in June (in the Southern US where I am located) and my Canadian girlfriend is getting married in Muskoka in July. My fiance and I have decided to postpone our honeymoon until July and spend 10 days in Toronto/Niagara-on-the-Lake/Muskoka. We are foodies and I would love recommendations for dinner spots in these locations as well as recommendations for the best wineries to visit in the NOTL area. A great (the best) Italian spot in Toronto would also be terrific! Thanks!
A bit out of the way, but if you're planning to go up north, check out the website for Inn at Manitou, near Parry Sound. We got married there (very small wedding, and by small, I mean 10 people) and left the seasonal menu, right up to the wedding cake, totally up to them - we didn't know what would be for dinner until it was served. It was wonderful, and I can't say enough about the service. If you're a foodie, this place will suit you better than some of the better advertised places in Muskoka.
I would offer up George. Possibly one of the best dining experiences I've had in years. Check it out at georgeonqueen.com to see if you like the ambiance (and pricing). I found it worth every penny. It is also open for lunch.
111 Queen Street East, Toronto, ON M5C 1S2, CA
For Niagara, look here...
You could do some other searches on this board (ie: "Italian", "muskoka") and maybe find threads to answer some of the other questions.
I don't know a thing about Muskoka places.