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Mary Luz Mejia

Mary Luz Mejia

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The 20 best restaurants in Toronto

The 20 best restaurants in Toronto

Canadian cuisine flies under the radar somewhat, but that is how things are done here in the great north. Toronto is arguably the country’s culinary capital, a city where new flavours, techniques and ingredients are given room to breathe before blossoming into something very special indeed. The very best restaurants in Toronto are all the proof you need that this city knows what it is doing in the kitchen. Toronto’s gastronomy scene has embraced the diversity that makes The Six such a thrilling place, and you can taste flavours from all the continents here. There is no shortage of traditional stops, giving the hungry visitor plenty of choice when it comes to dinnertime. When you’ve run out of sightseeing energy and need some delicious sustenance before hitting the bars, you can do worse than making reservations at one of the spots below.

Best breakfast in Toronto: Where to go and what to eat

Best breakfast in Toronto: Where to go and what to eat

The most important meal of the day? That is a full-length discussion, preferably had in the many bars and pubs of Toronto, but the revitalizing qualities of breakfast certainly make a great argument. Ron Swanson made a point of celebrating the virtues of bacon, eggs and the rest, and Canada’s largest city is right there with the moustachioed monument of a man. Sure, Torontonians might prefer to ease into their weekends with a leisurely brunch, but there are plenty of bountiful breakfasts to be had here. Toronto has a mass of attractions to cover, and that’s without getting excited about the burgeoning restaurant scene and eternal hilarity of the dang Maple Leafs. You’ll need plenty of energy for this city, and sustenance awaits in the best breakfasts in Toronto. Maybe it is the most important meal of the day after all. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best restaurants in Toronto

The 15 best Italian restaurants in Toronto

The 15 best Italian restaurants in Toronto

Once upon a time, the best Italian restaurants in Toronto used to be… generic. Hybrid dishes like spaghetti and meatballs dominated the gastronomical scene, alongside fluffy, North-Americanized pizzas. To get a taste of "home," older Italian men would gather in neighborhood Italian bakeries to sip on espresso and frothy cappuccinos. Back then, these were considered exotic coffee options in Toronto but, today, they're as ubiquitous as a bowl of freshly made pasta. Times have changed: thanks in large part to the influx of Italian immigrants landing on our shores through the 1970s, the local restaurant scene has flourished into a destination for top-notch Italian dishes that folks from all over the country flock to. Today, eateries helmed by Italian-born chefs or first-generation Canadians with ancestral roots in the boot of Europe choose to serve regional dishes that are as varied as the landscape that originated them – co-existing alongside poutine and other only-in-Toronto delicacies to be embraced by frequent travelers. From a mushroom gnudi that will send shivers down your spine to eclectic wine lists that pair perfectly with spuntini (that's Italian for snacks), we dare say that dining at these spots should be added to the activities mentioned on our lists of best things to do in town. Don’t you agree? RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best restaurants in Toronto