Cheers to making it to another Monday, Toronto! From La Poutine Week to Oceanwise Seafood Festival, there’s a lot of reasons to check out the city’s dining scene this week. Regardless of the occasion, there’s plenty of amazing places to visit for good food and vibes. If you’re looking for some unique, authentic places to check out for Valentine’s Day, these restaurants will hit the spot! See our full list below for the top restaurants of the week.
Here are the top six restaurants of the week:
Experience Southern Italian flavours at Caffino. The restaurant features separate menus for lunch and dinner, with a wide range of pastas, pizzas and panini sandwiches. There’s a selection of mains like veal shank with risotto, sesame crusted tuna steak, grilled lamp chops and lot more. The opening timings vary from Tuesday to Saturday, and reservations can be made online here.
The Filipino restaurant invites you to try a variety of traditional and classic dishes. The menu comes with dishes like Lamesa Fried Chicken Sandwich, snacks (Loaded Adobo Fries, Shanghai Rolls), silogs (Filipino breakfast dish) and drinks. They’re open Tuesday to Saturday from 5pm and at Sunday from 11am. Reservations can be made here.
The small-scale kitchen is best known for offering weekly family style meals. The menu is on a rotating basis and the capacity of their operation means limited meals per week. And for the coming weekend, they’re offering a Valentine Weekend Brunch, that can be ordered either a Date Brunch (for two) or Family Brunch (for four). Orders can be placed via Tock.
Avelo is next up in our roundup of top restaurants of the week. The plant-based restaurant offers a five or eight course tasting menu for customers. The ingredients are all locally sourced and change depending on the season. They’ve also launched a pizza arm, Pizzeria Du, for a selection of plant-based pizzas. Reservations for Avelo can be made here.
Barberian’s Steak House
The restaurant has been a Toronto staple since 1959. The menu includes a range of snacks, appetizers and grilled dishes. New York Strip, Rack of Lamb, and Dry Aged Rib Steak, to name a few. They also offer a wine list that’s just as long delectable. Reservations can be made by calling 416-597-0335.
Mustafa Turkish Pizza
As the name suggests, the restaurant specialises in pide, which is a Turkish pizza or flatbread. They’re typically made with meat, like ground lamb, beef, or chicken. The menu also offers options like Turkish Sausage & Egg, Pastrami & Mozzarella Cheese and other flavours. They’re open daily from 11am and you can check out the menu here.