The Top 10 Restaurants In Toronto’s Little Portugal
Appetizers | Courtesy of The Good Son
Little Portugal is mainly a residential area, full of traditional cuisine. Not only will you find Portuguese food, but also Italian, Polish, French, and Canadian. With many restaurants located along Dundas Street West and College Street, there is something for everyone to enjoy. For a little taste of Portugal (and other international dishes), try any one of these ten restaurants.
Street View of Restaurant Courtesy of The Good Son
The Good Son
Restaurant, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, Italian, $$$
Seafood Dish | Courtesy of Via Norte Restaurant
The Good Son focuses on local and seasonal organic produce, hormone-free and free-range produce, and has designed its menu to encourage sharing so as to create a social experience. The Good Son’s cocktails feature fresh, seasonal ingredients and are just as well-thought-out as the food.
Located at the corner of College and Dovercourt, Via Norte Restaurant is the perfect elegant and comfortable setting for a dinner with family and friends or an intimate romantic occasion. The menu features traditional Portuguese cuisine (with a modern twist!) that is handcrafted and beautifully presented. Traditional Portuguese cuisine is often paired with a nice glass of wine, and Via Norte Restaurant has a great selection that will complement any meal.
Bairrada Churrasqueira has served traditional Portuguese cuisine since 1989, providing casual family dining in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. The menu includes a variety of meats, fish, and seafood. Bairrada Churrasqueira also offers a range of wines, beer, cocktails, and liqueurs. Try the ‘Flaming Sausage’ and then conclude your meal with one of Bairrada Churrasqueira’s many desserts.
Enoteca Sociale embodies the great tenets of Italian culture: living in the moment and eating and drinking with close friends and family. Chef Kris Schlotzhauer displays his passion for the culture through tasty, authentic Italian food. To match the fine cuisine, Enoteca Sociale offers a wine list carefully prepared to work best with the ingredients used in the dishes.
Using the freshest ingredients and a few family recipes, Bivy combines French traditional flavors with modern arrangements to create a French countryside–inspired food experience. The atmosphere is relaxed, casual, and welcoming.
Bar, Restaurant, Canadian, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, $$$
Antler showcases the best of wild Canadian products | Courtesy of Antler Kitchen and Bar
Antler Kitchen and Bar serves Canadian cuisine and highlights regional ingredients and wild foods. The unique menu includes deer, chicken, and trout along with a variety of handmade pastas and many snacks and starters. The restaurant embodies the great outdoors and promotes wild food instead of factory farming by including locally sourced elements in each dish; there’s a lot more to Canada than just poutine and maple syrup.
A one-of-a-kind experience, Mr. Flamingo has an ever-changing menu, dynamic cocktails, and an extensive wine selection. Mr. Flamingo is an elegant, comfortable venue and is committed to quality and value.
At Sukhothai there is one simple goal: serve real Thai food. The owners originally opened a restaurant in Thailand and after making the move back to Canada, they brought their Thai restaurant experience with them. Sukhothai’s staff has a passion for making great food and welcomes you to experience a taste of Thailand in Toronto.
Selection of Pierogis Courtesy of The Saucy Pierogi
The Saucy Pierogi
Restaurant, Canadian, European, Polish, $$$
Originally a gourmet pierogi pop-up, The Saucy Pierogi now has a permanent home on Dundas St West. The Saucy Pierogi offers homemade pierogis with a variety of toppings, Schnitzel dishes, sliders, and drinks. It is a one-of-a-kind restaurant in Little Portugal.