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Toronto’s new Ionian ode to seafood

There is no mistaking the hands of experience at work in Malena: whether it lies in the warm greeting or the deft blending of one course into another, we relax knowing our hosts are sharing our good time.
May 02, 2010

Sharing the name of the culinary game

Yorkville fusion restaurant shines
March 28, 2010

Warmed up by a bright new culinary concept

Taste trumps calorie counting
February 27, 2010

Low-cost eatery high on fun and flavour

THE MANTRA OF this market-style eatery north of Steeles on Yonge is “fresh and healthy Middle Eastern cuisine.” To that tag line they should add “fabulous” as everything sampled here is deserving of a revisit.
February 27, 2010

A culinary adventure awaits in Leaside

It is rare for one entrepreneur to get food, service and price fine tuned, in one month. Segar Kulasegarampillai has managed this and more.
January 28, 2010

Out of this world cuisine

Having just read an update on 24 recent restaurant closings, I am in awe of the optimism inherent in the opening of a new dining spot. Layer that with a “jinxed” location, and it is clear that the guiding minds have supreme confidence.
January 05, 2010

The Taste of Tuscany

Eureka! I may have found a neighbourhood eatery, in my own neighbourhood, that is worth the walk. Opened only three months ago, by Ned Spahic, after eight successful years as executive chef at Sette Mezzo a few blocks away, Balsamico is the latest addition to the Yonge stroll north of Davisville.
December 01, 2009

Ready for the main event

IS THIS A restaurant with an identity crisis or is it an allpurpose eatery? These burning questions bring us to the latest outpost of Le Gourmand or LG3 as they call this Midtown location at Yonge and Eglinton.
November 04, 2009

Grill house shows promise

New Richmond Hill eatery has moments of glory
November 04, 2009

Still quite the stunner

Zucca adds zip in the kitchen
November 04, 2009

Little Korea at Kazan

New barbecue restaurant in town
October 12, 2009

Authentic never tasted so good

Grilled calamari could be the best in the city
October 09, 2009

A league of his own

Right out of the gate, Franco Agostino has his new restaurant operating at full steam
August 16, 2009

Centre Street’s new Italian diva

At the heart of the intersection of Centre Street & Disera Drive beats Di Manno, Richmond Hill’s newest upmarket Italian hot spot.
August 16, 2009

Out-of-this-world Cantonese

This restaurant’s exhaustive list of Cantonese options is impressive
August 06, 2009

This ain’t Tex-Mex and no, they don’t have fajitas!

Today's existential question: are Torontonians ready for upscale Mexican cuisine if it comes with high-end prices?
August 05, 2009

Guru at the grill

The upscale burger joint is nothing new except for a stylish room, a first-rate wait staff and a kitchen of grilling gurus.
July 21, 2009

Lining up for grill heaven

Not much has changed in decor or format since this address’s last venture as Piatti, an all-you-can-eat Italian spot.
July 17, 2009

A place for friends and food

Erez Mizrahi and Joe Bonavota are turning out fresh, delish cuisine at Vero
July 17, 2009

How sweet it is

Shoom Shoom is turning out fantastic food in a festive atmosphere
July 17, 2009