Living in Toronto has many perks and one of the major ones is the delicious foods from all over the world. There is nothing better than learning about different foods from across the globes and the unique flavours that come along with it. Every dish expands your palette and creates new ideas in the kitchen.
With so many European neighbourhoods in the city, it is no surprise that we have some of the best European cuisines around. Whether you're looking for some traditional dishes or a new modern twist, Toronto's European restaurant scene knows how to make an amazing authentic meal.
If you're a true foodie, you'll love any of these 17 restaurants to transport you to Europe. It is certainly a lot cheaper than a plane ticket and there is no doubt that you'll fall in love after the first bite.
1. Real Mo-Mo's // 51 Colborne Street
This downtown bistro is serving up a twist on European cuisine in the best way. Designed to create a cozy and comfortable atmosphere, Real Mo-Mo's lets you experience Dutch and Spanish food in a new way.
2. Budapest Restaurant // 1959 Gerrard Street East
If you're looking for authentic Hungarian food, this sweet spot in the east end will not leave you disappointed. With amazing prices and unreal eats, there's a reason this authentic restaurant is a favourite to all Torontonians.
3. Cluny // 35 Tank House Lane
Nothing about Cluny is disappointing, from their chic decor to their amazing menu, any foodie will love this French bistro. Not only will their delicious french food blow your mind, the elegant atmosphere will make you feel like you are dining in Paris.
4. The Elm Tree Restaurant // 43 Elm Street
Dedicated to serving modern Mediterranean dishes, The Elm Tree has a great mix of dishes everyone will love. Dishes such as lamb shank, cornish hen, and pork belly are sure to satisfy even the pickiest eaters. Not to mention that The Weeknd has eaten here so you know it's top quality.
5. La Société // 131 Bloor Street West
Eating at La Société is an experience that will change your life. With their amazing stain-glass ceiling and french cuisine, you will feel more boujee than ever before. Seriously try their Branzino Almandine or Artichoke Barigoule for a mind-blowing meal.
6. Chiado // 864 College Street
Known for its progressive Portuguese cuisine, Chiado is making their name with delicious seafood and tapas. Tucked away between Dufferin Grove and Little Italy, this intimate location will have you hooked on their fresh and organic food.
7. Barsa Taberna // 26 Market Street
Serving up lunch, dinner and weekend brunches, Barsa Taberna has Spanish inspired dishes that are to die for. No matter your tastes, you're sure to find something at this restaurant that will satisfy and have you craving more. Plus, who doesn't love a good pitcher of sangria?
8. Le Select Bistro // 432 Wellington Street West
La Select Bistro believes in food that positively affects your life, so they inspire to make food that is delicious and pure. Inspired by French cuisine, La Select's menu will change seasonally and aims to make the perfect pairings between ingredients. Plus they won over chef Matty Matheson's heart so you know it has to be amazing.
9. Flor de Sal // 590 Davenport Road
Flor de Sal creates magic in the kitchen with their southern Europen inspired dishes. Offering a fine dining experience with welcoming atmosphere, it's easy to see why people head north to this fantastic restaurant. We recommend you try their Cataplana or see their seasonal specials!
10. Auberge Du Pommier // 4150 Yonge Street
Operating since 1989, Auberge Du Pommier is known for their succulent french cuisine and tasteful decor. Whether you are looking for an amazing night out or a meal that will inspire more creativity in the kitchen, this spot will change your world.
11. Bonimi // 3319 Bloor Street West
You haven't lived until you've had a taste of Serbian food. Offering breakfast, lunch and dinner, Bonimi has a family feel that will make you feel like your coming home. We recommend you try the Becka Snicla or Branzino.
12. Sassafraz Restaurant // 100 Cumberland Street
Sassafraz has been a Yorkville stable since 1997 and the neighbourhood residents wouldn't have it any other way. With french inspired cuisine, the restaurant is known for their amazing decor and amazing gourmet food. Why not try out the Pumpkin Spiced Duck Pâté?
13. Schnitzel Hub // 1415 Yonge Street
Is there anything better than delicious Schnitzel? Only a schnitzel restaurant operating with an artisan vodka bar! Indulge in some delicious eastern European dishes while getting your drink on at Schnitzel Hub for a one of a kind experience.
14. Courense Bakery // 1014 Bloor Street West
Although Courense Bakery is known for their Portuguese goodies anyone on Bloor knows they serve up some delicious hot meals. Who could say no to old-fashion lunches with a nice sweet treat on the side?
15. Sugar For My Honey // 3399 Lakeshore Boulevard West
With authentic German and Austrian cuisine, Sugar For My Honey is not as its name suggests. But with dishes such as Spatzle and Palatschinken, they're getting everyone hooked on these amazing eastern European meals.
16. Midi Bistro // 168 McCaul Street
Midi Bistro combines Mediterranean and French cuisine to create exceptional food that any Torontonian will adore. With an extensive wine list, numerous dish options, and dessert that will send you to heaven, you're sure to make Midi Bistro a regular spot.
17. Bar Italia // 582 College Street
Get inspired by Bar Italia's authentic Italian dining without having to travel to Italy. A staple of Little Italy since 1996, this spot is known for their wide menu and delicious Italian food. We suggest trying their Carpaccio Di Manzo or the delicious Linguini Alle Vongole.
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