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Jul 22, 2014 10:13 AM

Restaurants similar to Grazie?

I am looking for a place like Grazie (does not have to be Italian) basically where its fair prices but also great food for lunch/dinner. Any recommendations?

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    1. Tabule is also nearby and has tasty food at reasonable prices.

      6 Replies
      1. re: Dr. John

        Zucca's better than Grazie but also more expensive. Grano is similar to Grazie as well. Lil' Baci is a bit more new school but of proximate quality. There's also that new pizza wine bar place (Sip?) but no idea if it is any good.

        For the life of me, I will never understand the Tabule thing.

          1. re: Dr. John

            Zucca is a little more expensive. I think dinner only. But great homemade pasta. My favourite in the area.
            In terms of value, out of LaVecchia, Grazie, Grano and Lil Baci, I prefer Lil Baci.

          2. re: BigBabyYeezuS

            I like Zucca, Grano and 5 Doors N. I've heard good things about the pizza at Sip.
            I had a disappointing brunch at Lil Baci a couple weeks ago. Hopefully it was just an off day/order. When I mentioned the Eggs Florentine skimped on the spinach and hollandaise compared to previous orders on other visits, the server mentioned someone new was being trained in the kitchen . Potatoes were burnt, mixed greens were unpleasant (I left the salad on the plate), eggs were cooked until hard, and one egg had no house-made bread underneath- so pretty much an Eggs Florentine fail. I'm not in a hurry to return. Haven't tried Lil Baci at dinner time. Hopefully the employee who made my eggs learns quickly or doesn't work the supper shift.

            1. re: prima

              Brunch at Lil Baci can be inconsistent. Falasca is very good on the food end of things, could use more effort on the wine list.

              Coquine has a lot of similar buzz to Grazie, and is owned by one of the former partners.

              1. re: Snarf

                Coquine is terrible.

                The Roman style pizza at Falasca (only available at lunch) is one of the best pizzas of any kind in Toronto.

        1. darkstar. - did you make it to any of the restaurants fellow chow's recommended? I used to frequent Grazie but it was a long time ago. I was thinking of trying Grano or Zucca for a milestone birthday.