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Oct 7, 2009 11:56 AM

Choice of Theatre district restaurants

Hey guys and gals,

I have been reading through the archives of posts about restaurants near the Princess of Wales Theatre and now realize that the general feeling is that they are -- in general -- lacklustre tourist traps.

That said, I bought tickets to Sound of Music that include dinner at one of the following restaurants:

Alice Fazoolis
Big Daddy's
Chic Chinoise
Fred's not Here
Joe Badalis
Kit Kat
The Overdraught Irish Pub
Red Tomato

I'm taking my parents and wife and I'm looking for suggestions as to which restaurant to choose. My parent's like most food, although my mom mentioned she might be in the mood for Italian.

Any help would be appreciated.

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  1. Straight away I would say no to Fred's not Here/Red Tomato and Montana. Joe Badalis is like assembly line Italian. Chic Chinoise is a pricey "hip" Chinese joint. My previous experience with Kama (Indian food) years ago were not good, but recent reveiws have been OK. Toula is a bit far at Yonge and Queens Quay, easily half an hour's walk away. The view can be great though (if you ask for lake view) and they try to be a fine dining resto (with mixed results).

    1. Alice Fazooli's is Italian. I had it at the location across from Square One in Mississauga and it wasn't extraordinary but it wasn't bad either... might be your best bet.

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      1. re: morefoodplz

        If you have to pick from the list, I would say Fazoolis also. I've had their appetizers and they were fair.

      2. Not on your list but I would suggest La Fenice. Really good Italian.

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        1. re: rapsrealm

          The OP's tickets include dinner at one of the restaurants on the list above, so La Fenice won't work.

          I'd go with Alice Fazooli's as well.

        2. the fat belgian isn't on your list but you may want to look at, the irish embassy is a bit farther but i like the food and for straight up pub-gabby's and bit further down is stix and stones-but i've only had brunch there.

          1. None of the restaurants on the list will knock your socks off, but I'll add my $0.02 that Alice Fazooli's is the best of a limited selection.