Looking for a great value restaurant in the west end (as far west as Etobicoke)
Getting together with a friend for dinner, want a good quality meal but not crazy prices. South of the 401, west end. Help!
I'd recommend Piri Piri on Dupont between Symington and Landsdowne.
Always enjoyed the food there, i'd say it's a blend of portuguese and mediterranean, with lots of really nice fish on the menu, plus the standards. I used to live within walking distance and went there all the time for takeout chicken/rice/potatoes, or would go with family and friends when they came over for a nice sit down meal.
I understand the owner was once a partner at Chiado, which is a $100-200 a person restaurant. They had a fallout and he started Piri Piri. Don't worry about the fancy association, the prices are far different here. Mains are probably $13-25.
Their fish is really excellent, and they crammed the most flavour into a boiled potato I've ever experienced.
Next time include more info in your post to get better suggestions btw.
Piri Piri Grill
1444 Dupont St, Toronto, ON M6P4H3, CA
864 College Street West, Toronto, ON M6H 1A3, CA
The best value I've encountered in a long time is at Local Kitchen and Wine Bar, on Queen just east of Roncesvalles. The food is rustic Italian and it's all hand-made. The atmosphere is lively and casual and it feels SO much like Parkdale, which I love. My husband and I had the small salumi platter (house-made charcuterie), the fingerling potato salad (delish), one large pasta dishes each (i totally recommend the house-smoked gnocchi) and two glasses of wine and the bill came to $86, including tax. I was shocked by the low number on the bill! It's rare to find such exquisite food in such a fun environment for such a reasonable price. In fact, I don't know where else in the city I would go.