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In addition to the fried calamari, grilled fish and Risotto Nero, which dishes do you recommend the most?

202 Davenport Rd, Toronto, ON M5R1J2, CA

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  1. They work the grill magically with everything that is not whole fish as well, and are also adept with octopus, which is rare. That being said, I rarely go beyond the three items you've mentioned.

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    1. re: Snarf

      Thanks Snarf... happy to hear they're adept with octopus, too.

    2. Does anyone know if the Risotto Nero contains dairy? Or does it contain olive oil instead of butter? I realize I could call to ask, but would appreciate any comments!

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      1. re: prima

        Turns out the Risotto Nero does not contain dairy. Olive oil is used instead of butter.

        Finally had a chance to try Joso's. I'll certainly be back. This was the best Mediterranean-style seafood I've eaten in Toronto.

        I loved the fried calamari, grilled octopus, and steamed octopus. I'm glad I tried the Spaghettini alla Siciliana, made with cuttlefish ink, squid ink and cuttlefish.Our grilled fish was cooked perfectly. I will be back again to try the Risotto alla Pescatore another time. While I still like Chiado, this meal was better than my most recent meal I had at Chiado last winter.

        1. re: prima

          I loved both versions of the octopus as well. Also thought that was the best fried calamari I've had in a long time. Service was great. Will definitely be back to sample the rest of the menu.

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            1. re: fickle

              dang. that looks so good. T_T

            2. re: prima

              Sounds like a great dinner!

          2. I think that's about it, a least for the best dishes. The others are fine, but these are the top performers. I usually go at lunch when prices are more affordable. My wife and I share the fried calamari and we each have a whole fish. With tax and tip, the three dishes come close to $150. No drinks, no desserts, no veggies, nothing else: just two fish and calamari. And tap water.