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Best Grilled/Fried Calamari Revisited

I can remember having fantastic fried Calamari at Mezes on the Danforth years and years ago, and also a wonderful grilled calamari and chorizo dish at Rosebud. For the amount of times that I've ordered or split it, I wish my other experiences had been more memorable.

Has anyone had any standouts lately?

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  1. I've not tried it myself (yet) but I've heard that the calamari at Scaramouche Pasta Bar is the best in the city. Keep meaning to check it out....hopefully very soon.

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    1. re: millygirl

      The Parthenon on Danforth.....grilled and served with a lovely fresh Salad, it's fine for a Lunch or a light Dinner (probably need something else to eat if it's for Dinner).

      1. re: pearlD

        Pantheon;) They have a dinner size version (fried or grilled) that comes with potatoes,salad & vegetables, too. http://www.pantheonrestaurant.com/men...

        1. re: phoenikia

          Thanks 'phoenikia'.......I also just noticed that I spelled the Restaurant wrong and you picked it up , I think that's the 2nd or 3rd time I've done that with the same place...must be a 'mental block'!
          Glad to hear they have a 'dinner' size as well.....

    2. The Rushton on St Clair West has excellent deep fried Calamari....and Marcello's farther West at Dufferin also has great Calamari....Miranda

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      1. re: miranda

        I 'd forgotten about Marcello's....I agree with Miranda, Marcello's is very good indeed!

      2. I no longer order grilled calamari. Everywhere I go, it is overcooked, even in the best restos.

        1. Grilled at Pantheon is always more than excellent. For fried I get my fix at Dessert Trends - they make an above average sandwich of crispy tender calamari!

          1. Best fried in the city? Joso's. Not just for the artwork.

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