Toronto Journals

Dining Out in Toronto, Ontario

An August 2003 trip to Toronto by TLM2008

Quote: My husband and I spent a year trying out new restaurants once a week in Toronto.

Terroni

Restaurant

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Located in the trendy and up and coming area of Toronto's Queen St. West district, Terroni is a local franchise with two other locations to choose from as well (106 Victoria St. and 1 Balmoral Ave). The restaurant was pointed out to my by a friend and came highly recommended. Specializing in pizza, pizza and more pizza, the restaurant has an air of authentic Italy about it. You actually feel as though you are dining in a tiny, family owned Italian cafe. With plenty of take-away delicacies as well, it also has a bit of a European grocery atmosphere...weird, but wonderful. I was even amused to find that my glass of wine ($7.99) arrived in a juice-type glass tumbler instead of the typical stemmed w...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 9, 2008

Terroni
720 Queen St. West
Toronto
(416) 504-0320

Cafe la Gaffe Restaurant

Restaurant | "Cafe la Gaffe"

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Baldwin Street is a tiny gem of a street tucked away by the University of Toronto, the bustle of Chinatown and the frenzy of Kensington Market. If you didn't know it existed you would be likely to miss it and that would be a terrible shame. It's a short stretch but is packed with quality restaurants. At night, with twinkle lights glimmering from the tree lined street it is a wonderful escape. Baldwin is an ideal street to venture to if you fancy a nice meal after a visit to Chinatown or Kensington Market: both Chinatown and Kensington offer restaurants, of course, but perhaps you fancy something a little more upscale or a little more familiar to your palate. Head to Baldwin and you will find what you...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 9, 2008

Cafe la Gaffe Restaurant
24 Baldwin St.
Toronto
(416) 596-2397

Latitude Wine Bar & Grill

Restaurant | "Latitude Wine Bar and Grill"

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After several "walk-bys" of this little restaurant, we finally decided to stop in and sample the fare. I was in the mood for the Mexican/South American offerings and was excited to try it. We started with bread and some terrific pesto and ordered empanadas for an appetizer ($8). For my main course: pork medallions with pineapple salsa and fritattas ($17) while my husband opted for pasta with smoked chicken and vegetables. We dined in the summer on the cute little back patio which was very nice and sequestered from the street. The food was good but felt heavy and wasn't as spicy as I was expecting. My husband described the food as "not great" but this is partly because he felt everything...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on February 9, 2008

Latitude Wine Bar & Grill
89 Harbord St
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1G4
+1 416 928 0926

Eat My Martini

Restaurant

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Situated along the wonderful stretch of College St. known as "Little Italy" there are numerous restaurants to choose from (and no shortage of good ones, at that). I first chose to dine at "Eat my Martini" because (a) I personally thought the name was funny and appealing and (b) a local magazine, known for it's incredibly harsh criticism of restaurants gave Eat My Martini 3 stars. This is no small feat to achieve. At first, I thought the ambience was somewhat lacking and I felt that perhaps Eat My Martini would not live up to my expectations; however, once the food came I realized it would very much be to my liking. Yum! Our chicken spring roll appetizers ($8) were delicious and giant bowls of fantas...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 9, 2008

Eat My Martini
648 College St
Toronto, Ontario M6G 1B9
+1 416 516 2549

Dr. Generosity

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Restaurant | "Dr. Generosity's"

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Dr. Generosity’s or "Dr. G’s" as it’s known by the locals, (http://www.drgenerosity.com/) is situated on the section of Bloor Street known as "Bloor West Village". Located along the Bloor-line of the Toronto Subway, you can get off at Runnymede Station or, take a short walk west from High Park and you'll find yourself at this perfect brunch/lunch location immediately before reaching a nice shopping section along Bloor Street. When I think of Dr. G’s, I think of weekend brunch and most of my visits to the restaurant have been for this purpose. Although you may find yourself in-line for a table if you arrive at peak hours (usually 1030 onwards) it is, in my view, worth the wait. Aside from...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 11, 2008

Dr. Generosity
2197 Bloor St. West
Toronto, Ontario M6S 1N2
(416) 604-0704