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Toronto casual breakfast, lunch, dinner ideas

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Hi all . . . we are heading to Toronto in a few weeks for a few days of sight-seeing. We are bringing our 3 kids -- 9, 7 and 4. They know how to behave in a restaurant and are pretty adventurous with food -- want to stay away from any chain restaurants for lunch and dinner if we can. Looking for a recommendation for a good Italian restaurant for one night -- and then something else -- maybe ethnic for another night. Husband is a vegetarian so it needs to have some options for him. Also interested in casual lunch places and a couple of cheap, good breakfast joints. We'll be there Tuesday - Thursday so hoping that will help with long waits, etc.

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  1. Sounds like fun - If you are downtown, kids might enjoy the Old Spaghetti Factory, downtown on the Esplanade, a busy place with lots to see, try to get seated in the old streetcar, a real novelty setting. If you are in the uptown area, try Dragon Pearl at Don Mills and York Mills, very unusual and elegant decor, they serve and Chinese/Japanese buffet that I'm sure will have something to please all. If you time it right, you may get to see a noodlemaking demonstration! Enjoy Toronto!

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    Old Spaghetti Factory
    56 The Espl, Toronto, ON M5G, CA