Toronto has no shortage of neighborhoods, each with its own identity. If you find yourself downtown, it’s worth the trip down Bloor Street’s Mink Mile and into the neighborhood formally known as Yorkville. Situated north of Bloor, between Avenue Road and Yonge Street, Yorkville is known for its designer boutiques and high-end restaurants. Here are 10 of the best Yorkville restaurants you have to try.
Sotto Sotto is a major draw for celebrities and Italian food lovers alike. The menu emphasizes a traditional Italian meal, with antipasti, insalate (salads), risotto or pasta, an entrée (options include red meat, poultry, and fish), and dessert. Vegetarian options are featured as well. Try the sardine alla griglia as an antipasto caldo (hot antipasto), bolognese mamma Laura (a homemade meat sauce with your choice of pasta), or the pollo alla Marsala (chicken breast with a Marsala wine and mushroom sauce). Apparently Oprah or Brad Pitt may be among your fellow diners.
Sotto Sotto Ristorante, 120 Avenue Rd, Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 416 962 0011
Joso’s is one of most well-known seafood restaurants in Toronto. Located in an old two-story Victorian semi on Davenport, this is one of the few Croatian restaurants in the city (we’d love to see more). Signature dishes include risotto nero (risotto with cuttlefish stirred in its ink), and calamari. Meat dishes are available, but Joso’s is primarily a seafood-centric experience. If the unconventional décor seems familiar, it’s because you’ve seen it in the album cover of Drake’s Take Care.
Joso’s, 202 Davenport Rd, Toronto, O N, Canada +1 416 925 1903