Winterlicious is just a few days away and it’s the perfect time to explore and discover Toronto’s undefeated restaurant scene. The beloved two-week restaurant event, Winterlicious 2023 features a ton of local Toronto restaurants offering inexpensive lunch and dinner menus.

This year’s event kicks off on January 27 and runs until February 9. Reservations are now open at participating restaurants and like every year, each restaurant offers menus at six price points – three-course prix fixe lunch menus at $20, $27, $34, $41, $48, and $55, and dinners at $25, $35, $45, $55, $65 and $75.

We’ve compiled a list of must-try, local restaurants that have delicious offerings for lunch and dinner.

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Cano Restaurant

This Italian spot offers a $41 Lunch and $55 Dinner menu worth your while. Homemade pastas, pizzas, you name it.

Where: 1108 St Clair Ave W
Price range: $41 Lunch and $55 Dinner

Gyu-kaku Japanese BBQ – North York

Gyu-Kaku offers mouthwatering Japanese cuisine in the form of “shared plates”. It’s an experience from the moment you step foot inside and the moment you leave. With a personal grill installed at every table, you can cook your food the way you like it.

Where: 153 Yorkland Blvd
Price range: $27 Lunch, $35 Dinner

Il Padrino

More Italian choices, yes please! Il Padrino serves the most deliciously authentic, home-style Italian dishes.

Where: 579 College St
Price range: $45 Dinner

iSLAS Filipino BBQ & Bar


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Enjoy Philippine cuisine for $25 – really! iSLAS is known for its authentic Filipino cuisine and warm hospitality. Devour a fulfilling meal for a low cost.

Where: 1690 Queen St W
Price range: $25 Dinner

La Bartola


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La Bartola is known for its Mexican flavours using fresh and high-quality local and Mexican ingredients. It’s drool-worthy menu also pairs perfectly with its Mezcal, cocktails, Mexican-style beer, and beer on tap. ​

Where: 588 College St
Price range: $55 Dinner

Lee Restaurant


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Lee Restaurant has a three-course menu that features some of its delicious appetizers, mains, and desserts. Enjoy a family-style meal with a refreshing cocktail.

Where: 601 King St W
Price range: $75 Dinner

Peter Pan Bistro


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A staple in the Toronto restaurant scene, Peter Pan Bistro “offers a seasonally changing menu of Canadian cuisine, steeped in French tradition with a smattering of cheeky British influence.”

Where: 373 Queen St W
Price range: $41 Lunch, $55 Dinner



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Experience an evening of music, good cocktails, and a delicious dinner menu for $45. Known for its high-quality comfort food, it’s a spot you want to check out during Winterlicious 2023.

Where: 332 Queen St W
Price range: $45 Dinner


Stelvio offers authentic Italian cuisine that’s worth your hard-earned cash. For $55 you can indulge in a three-course meal – appetizer, meal, and dessert

Where: 791 Dundas St W
Price range: $55 Dinner



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Another classic Italian restaurant that serves great food and a memorable experience. They specialize in handcrafted pizzas cooked in a wood-burning oven and pasta.

Where: 665 College St
Price range: $35 Dinner