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I LOVE French and Italian food, do you know of great reasonably priced French and Italian restaurants in North York?

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  1. ' Simple Bistro ' on Mount Pleasant! IMO, one of the top and best value French Bistro/Restaurant in town!! 'Mogette' a few shops down is pretty good too!

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    Simple Bistro
    619 Mount Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON M4S2M5, CA

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    1. re: Charles Yu

      Thanks Charles, I'll make sure to check them out! Do you also know of any closer to Yonge/Finch or Yonge/North York?

    2. Mezza Notte serves decent affordable Italian near Yonge & Finch.

      Chez Laurent on Yonge, Le Montmartre on Sheppard Ave W, and Pourquoi Pas on Sheppard Ave W are some French restos in North York. I'm not sure if they are all still in business as of 2011. I've only been to Pourquoi Pas for lunch, which is reasonably good for the neighbourhood.

      Another fairly reasonably-priced option taking the high quality of the ingredients into consideration, might be a Winterlicious meal at Auberge du Pommier, if you can get a reservation. The lunch menu is less expensive than the dinner menu. Lunch at Auberge du Pommier is marginally less expensive if you eat inside the Bar rather than inside the Dining Room.

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      Auberge Du Pommier
      4150 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M2P 2C6, CA

      Le Montmartre
      911 Sheppard Ave W, Toronto, ON M3H2T7, CA

      Mezza Notte
      5304 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M2N5P9, CA

      Pourquoi Pas
      63 Sheppard Ave W, Toronto, ON M2N1M4, CA

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      1. re: phoenikia

        +1 for Auberge Du Pommier. One of the best meals in TO.

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        Auberge Du Pommier
        4150 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M2P 2C6, CA

        1. re: elvisahmed

          IMHO, suggesting Auberge Du Pommier to the OP could be a 'dilemma'!!
          Whilst a Winterlicious meal there might fall under the definition of 'reasonably priced', however based on my past experience, their Winterlicious effort did not show the full potential of the kitchen. In fact, depending on the dish, it could be fairly mediocre!
          To fully appreciate ADP, a regular dinner there, prefably the tasting menu route is the way to go. However, the meal will no longer be 'reasonably priced', I'm afraid!!

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          Auberge Du Pommier
          4150 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M2P 2C6, CA

          1. re: Charles Yu

            Maybe a great place for special occasions then.

            1. re: Charles Yu

              While I agree Winterlicious probably won't showcase the best of the kitchen, the Winterlicious meal still might be more impressive than what is being served as some of the French restos north of the 401. I'm not sure, since I haven't done an Auberge Winterlicious, and I haven't dined at any of the other restaurants for a long time.

              Auberge also offers a 2 course $25 prix fixe lunch offering that changes daily, with 2 choices for the first course, and 2 choices for the second course. If you're fairly flexible re: what you like to eat, this might be a more reasonably priced way to give Auberge a try. Also, the regular lunch mains range from $16-$27, which would be much more economical than the dinner mains which range from $36-$44. http://www.oliverbonacini.com/OurRest...

          2. re: phoenikia

            Montmarte sounds like the perfect suggestion for the OP. havent been for a looong while, please report if you do visit.

            1. re: shekamoo

              Wow! Is Montmatre still in business? Its the one inside a house on Sheppard, Right? Haven't been there for at least three years! Food was only OK then. Nowadays, much better food can be had in places like Mogette and Simple.

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              Mogette
              581 Mt Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON M4S, CA

              1. re: shekamoo

                I'll make sure to do so.

                1. re: sophie80

                  I do agree indeed that better food can be found south of Eglinton, the Montmarte suggestion is based on proximity to the Yonge/Finch area. They have been in business long, I have heard from people living in the neighborhood that it is a place that can be trusted for consistency if not greatness. That should count for something, right? but again, have not been for a long long time.

                  And Yes, they must be open according to their website, OP can't miss them because as Charles says it is located inside a House on Sheppard and they have this Eiffel Tower sign, which feels seriously out of place....

              2. re: phoenikia

                Thanks, can't wait to try them out!

                1. re: phoenikia

                  Pourquoi Pas was sold and then went out of business a year or two ago.

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                  Pourquoi Pas
                  63 Sheppard Ave W, Toronto, ON M2N1M4, CA

                2. We were jiust at Montmartre for New Years Eve. The atmosphere is relaxed and quiet in an old house. We found the food very good with typical french offerings (pate, onion soup, escargots, duck a l'orange, rack of lamb, etc) The food was very good and prices very decent.
                  I would go back no question.

                  Auberege du Pommier is a completely different experience, beautiful restaurant, high end, interesting and often delicious food, but expensive.

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                  1. re: breezey

                    Montmartre sounds great, like a Bistro type of restaurant, I will definitely check it out! Thanks for the advice shekamoo and breezey.