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You’re Only A True Toronto Foodie If You’ve Eaten At These 13 Restaurants

If you consider yourself a foodie, then you've probably been to these popular Toronto restaurants and maybe even more than once.

With towering dishes of pasta, colourful tacos and iconic milkshakes, these spots are always worth coming back to.

Gusto 101

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Cuisine: Italian

Address: 101 Portland St., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can find this spot in a repurposed garage, and the food will sweep you away to the streets of Italy.

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El Catrin Destileria

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Cuisine: Mexican

Address: 18 Tank House Ln., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Boasting a colourful patio and the largest tequila collection in Canada, this spot is a go-to for Mexican food and margaritas.

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The Lakeview Restaurant

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Cuisine: Brunch

Address: 1132 Dundas St. W., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Known for its 24-hour brunch, this iconic Toronto diner has an apple pie milkshake that will change your life.

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PIANO PIANO

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Cuisine: Italian

Address: 88 Harbord St., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Wood-fired pizza, gooey pasta and more await you at this colourful restaurant.

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Sugo

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Cuisine: Italian

Address: 1281 Bloor St. W., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: This Italian spot is loved for its affordable prices and massive portion sizes, and you can dig into mountains of pasta when dining here.

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Salad King

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Cuisine: Thai

Address: Multiple locations

Why You Need To Go: Don't let the name fool you — this restaurant serves up mouth-watering curry and Thai food that will keep you coming back.

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Alo

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Cuisine: French

Address: 163 Spadina Ave., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Ranked as one of the top restaurants in Canada, this French venue boasts a multi-course menu and wine that pairs perfectly with your dish.

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PAI

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Cuisine: Thai

Address: 18 Duncan St., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Experience the authentic taste of Thailand at this restaurant, which is known for its Pad Thai.

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La Carnita

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Cuisine: Mexican

Address: Multiple locations

Why You Need To Go: From tacos to churros, this spot has you covered when it comes to Mexican fare.

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PLANTA

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Cuisine: Vegan

Address: Multiple locations

Why You Need To Go: The plant-based restaurant is a go-to for vegans and non-vegans alike, and you can get everything from burgers to cheesecake.

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Oretta

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Cuisine: Italian

Address: 633 King St. W., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: If you're craving Italian food, look no further than this chic spot, which has everything from pizza to tiramisu.

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The Stockyards

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Cuisine: Comfort food

Address: 699 St. Clair Ave. W., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Known for its drool-worthy burgers and fried chicken, this spot will take you to comfort food heaven.

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Miku

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Cuisine: Sushi

Address: 10 Bay St. #105, Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can enjoy a wide sake selection and flame-seared sushi when dining at this spot.

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