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Best resto between Ossington and Dufferin on Dundas?

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melnumnums May 8, 2009 07:04 AM

Best resto between Ossington and Dufferin on Dundas? Trying to bring my mom to lunch. Portuguese would be brilliant (her heritage), but I'm not coming up with much. Charcuterie is a no-go. What would you suggest? She's comfortable eating under a modest roof, providing the food is delish. Thanks :)

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    svanegmond May 8, 2009 07:50 AM

    Yeah, there's really not a lot along that strip. A couple of passable places that I've walked past, one on a corner (of Lisgar?) comes to mind, but I don't recall the name.

    Consider Julie's Snack Bar, halfway town Dovercourt to Queen. Cuban.

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      ChalkBoy May 8, 2009 08:11 AM

      Julie's isn't open for lunch. What about Luna a block south?

    2. ChalkBoy May 8, 2009 08:17 AM

      Cataplana: College & Dovercourt

      http://www.cataplana.ca/

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        salumifan May 8, 2009 08:55 AM

        I would go to Pizzeria Libretto, just a few doors south of Dundas on the East side of Ossington. The food is fantastic, all around the menu is great but the pizza definitely shines the brightest.

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        1. re: salumifan
          ChalkBoy May 8, 2009 08:57 AM

          PL isn't open for lunch.

        2. dxs May 8, 2009 09:07 AM

          There's always Pho Phuong - although it's a block or so west of Dufferin. Open for lunch and definitely delish.

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          Pho Phuong
          1603 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6K1T9, CA

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            melnumnums Jun 20, 2009 07:40 AM

            Thank you, thank you, thank you. Her visit has been reschuled to July 12, so we haven't down the portuguese yet. but I've been hooked on Libretto, and have Julie's bookmarked for soon, soon, soon.
            I'm also going to try soon:
            "Torrenso in the Dundas and Roncesvalles area 416-534-7354, serves home style cooking with two ladies in the kitchen that make it feel like I'm at one of my family functions."

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              lebonj Jun 1, 2010 06:57 AM

              I just heard that Zoot's Café [http://www.blogto.com/cafes/zoots] is serving some lunch options. Not sure what the scoop is exactly, but if their pastry and coffees are any indication, I'd expect tasty, fresh and well priced sandwiches etc. Can anyone confirm?

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