ANI+WREN's Toronto Restaurant Guide

ANI+Wren's Toronto Restaurant Guide

From neighbourhood staples to rooftop patios, the AW team loves their cocktails with the side of a pasta. ANI+WREN break down their favourite restaurants and bars across the city for any occasion. Check out are go-to spots for the whole family, date night, nights on the town and brunch.

for the whole fam

Terroni 
1095 Yonge St • @terroni.to

It doesn’t matter where in the city you live you can hit up Terroni at one of its three locations. Known for pizza and pasta, this restaurant that's been around for decades.

Yamato
24 Bellair St

Yamato is a massive Japanese restaurant on Bellair in Yorkville that serves up more than fresh sushi. They also feature teppanyaki dinners where a chef cooks meat and veggies at the table.

Capocaccia Trattoria
1366 Yonge St • @capocacciatrattoria

Cafe by day, Italian restaurant by night. They're most known for going head to head with Terroni for bragging rights for the best Italian in the neighbourhood. One thing they do have down is great gluten-free options.

the og's

Joso's
 202 Davenport Rd • @jososrestaurant

Joso’s menu includes classics like risotto and spaghetti as well as a wide assortment of fresh seafood options. The colourful interior inspired by the Dalmation coast makes for an intimate and fun experience.

Sotto Sotto
 120 Avenue Rd • @sottosotto

Have you noticed a theme yet? We love Italian! This spot, however, is super romantic and is always attracting celebrities. Enjoy your authentic Italian by candlelight with a big wine list.

Byblos
2537 Yonge St • @byblostoronto

With two locations (uptown and downtown) Byblos serves a marriage of Eastern Mediterranean cuisine with strong influences from both traditional and local ingredients.

Giulietta
972 College St • @giulietta972

Giulietta is a sophisticated Italian restaurant with a sharing-style menu. It stars fresh-made pasta, wood-fired pizza, and simple but delicious veggie sides.

Date night spots

Ascari 
1111 Queen St E • @ascarienoteca

Daily fresh homemade pasta, salads, and a wine list featuring the best varietals from across the globe the Food Dudes.

SARA
 98 Portland St • @sararestaurantto

Sara encourages undistracted dining and reconnection on all levels, from an emphasis on sharing small plates to clean modern design.

Alo
 163 Spadina Ave • @alorestaurant

Alo’s French tasting menu is served in stylish, serene surroundings atop a Victorian building. An elevated dining experience paired with a wine list that compliments the multi-course menu.

Grey Gardens 
199 Augusta Ave • @gregardens199

Grey Gardens is a very cozy spot to grab a drink at either their rustic table, bar or banquette seating near the open kitchen.

night on the town

Bar Raval 
505 College St • @bar_raval

Bar Raval has a perpetually changing menu of Spanish tapas, but with a casual atmosphere that involves mostly standing room and a bar laden with pintxos.

Chubby’s 
104 Portland Street • @chubbysjamaican

Chubby’s Jamaican Kitchen serves an elevated menu of “likkle bites”  entrees, fresh salads and jerk pit grill items all given modern twists.

Paris Paris 
146 Ossington Ave • @parisparisbar

Paris Paris is Toronto's favourite all-day wine bar. The spot serves wine by the glass, as well as Spanish-style cocktails.

Bar Mordecai
 1272 Dundas St W • @barmordecai

The menu features nostalgic takes on hotel staples and the drinks list features a selection of local and international beer wine.

brunch

ONE Restaurant 
116 Yorkville Ave • @onerestaurantto

ONE Restaurant is a trendy dining room at the Hazelton Hotel with a tree-lined patio & a stylish bar. Experience classic French and Italian flavours and their brunch on special occasions.

Constantine
 15 Charles St. East • @constantine_toronto

Constantine is the ground-floor restaurant of Anndore House, providing the boutique hotel with sharing-style breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner.

Flo's Diner
 70 Yorkville Ave • @flosdinertoronto

Flo’s Diner is a semi-hidden upper-floor Yorkville hang-out with a quirky retro vibe and even better deals.

Donnas
 827 Lansdowne Ave • @donnas.to

Donna’s elevates simplicity, a licensed, all-day snack bar serving dishes like soups, sandwiches, and salads.

Something For Everyone!

Famiglia Baldassarre
122 Geary Ave • @famiglia_baldassarre

Badiali Pizzaria
181 Dovercourt Rd • @pizzeriabadiali

Mengrais
82 Ontario St

Lambo's Deli
176 Bellwoods Ave • @lambosdeli

Oroshi Fish
962 College St • @oroshi_fishco

Parallel
 217 Geary Ave • @parallel_brothers

Banjara
 796 Bloor St W

Lucia
 1595 Dupont St • @eatwithlucia

Fet Zun
 1595 Dupont St • @fet_zun

Kōjin
190 University Ave • @momofukutoronto