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I am going to be in Toronto for a week and even though I grew up there I was hoping to get a list of restaraunts not to be missed. Any cuisine is fine. I'll be staying in North York but would be willing to travel downtown.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
For Thai see
(which also has other links). I just posted my recommendations there.
Italian is not my specialty.
Have you considered Indian? We have some pretty good places in several styles.
And Portuguese is well represented (although the best is above your price point).
For Indian - this year-old thread includes my recommendations (Rashnaa, Trimurti, Tabla) and some other people's opinions.
Incidentally, your post isn't getting much traffic - I think the Title may be misleading (leading people to think you're GOING to Phoenix). Try reposting with a different title
e.g Visitor wants italian and Portuguese Recommendations (or whatever).
You didn't say where in NY you're going to stay, but if you're anywhere near Yonge St., you'll find it packed with Korean and Persian places. Haven't been able to get into Persian places - lots of ground, grilled meat but no interesting sauces or spices, and lacklustre sides. Many good Korean spots, though.
And if you remember Toby's Goodeats from your past, avoid the one on Yonge (across the street from the Novotel, IIRC), in the Empire? Empress? Centre. Nothing like the old spots used to be.
For Italian I love Fieramosca, for Indian I enjoyed Tabla.
For other recommendations, I loved 93 Harbord for it's interesting flavours - North African but with lots of other influences. And another stand-by recommendation is Boulevard Cafe. Peruvian, fresh, great drinks and a nice patio if the weather's right.
93 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S1G4, CA
2727 Yonge, Toronto, ON M4N2H8, CA
161 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S1H1, CA
36A Prince Arthur Ave, Toronto, ON M5R1A9, CA