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Guide: 8 of the most underrated restaurants in Toronto

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We try to tell you what’s good, because nobody wants to waste calories on bad food. We’re taking it a little further today, and telling you about 8 of the most underrated restaurants in Toronto. These are the unsung heroes of lunch and dinner, the quiet champions of brunch and late-night eats. Sshh, just let us make it sound really epic, okay?

Here are 8 of the most underrated restaurants in Toronto!


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There are plenty of flashy Italian spots in the city, but we’re a fan of this slightly lower-key restaurant. Not to be dramatic, but we’d die for the mushroom pasta. Also, they make their own gluten-free pasta and it’s bomb. Go give it a shot!

Where: 1288 Dundas St W



Giro d’Italia is where it’s at, and this is why: they’ve got the most authentic Italian pizza we’ve had since we studied abroad in college. Seriously, if you’re a bit of a pizza snob this is the must-try spot. Although, even if you’re a Dominoes reg you should still come and try it. Upgrade your pizza, and you can thank us later.

Where: 8740 Jane St #16, Concord


the paricot tree

This little spot probably isn’t on your radar unless you’re in Sauga. It should be, though! This colourful and cute European cafe serves crepes, strudel, and homemade ice cream to die for. Also, they’ve got a menu of savoury dinner bites totally worth a stop.

Where: 1900 Dundas St W


Sorry, Roncy. Cat’s out of the bag. This revamped diner is a neighbourhood fave for comfort food and brunch, as well as late-night bites. Service is next-level, and for a diner they really knock fancy dishes like Humboldt squid out of the park.

Where: 231A Roncesvalles Ave



This couple years-old spot is hitting its stride in a big way, but it seems like the hype hasn’t quite caught all the way up yet. Get Canadian dishes and a true Queen West vibe with every visit. Try the aged duck, and you won’t be disappointed.

Where: 996 Queen St W


underrated restaurants toronto

We wouldn’t send you to a deli in Etobicoke if it wasn’t worth it. This little place is worth a drop-in for incredible cevapi if you can ignore the bland decor. The food tastes deliciously homemade, and you can do a little shopping for dinner of your own after you’re done.

Where: 44 Wellesworth Dr, Etobicoke



We’re obviously not that close to the ocean, so sadly finding seafood can be hit or miss. This spot is one of our faves for juicy shrimp linguine. It’s fresh, tasty, and not putting us out $30.

Where: 2485 Queen St E


beiteddine lebanese restaurant

One customer at Beiteddine Lebanese Restaurant declares it’s the best Lebanese food they’ve ever had… and their mom is Lebanese. Oof. This new casual resto is already making waves as being one of the freshest, most delicious of its kind. Sorry, grandma!

Where: 513 Danforth Ave

So you’ve got our picks of the 8 most underrated restaurants in Toronto. Only one thing next: where’s dinner?

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