Top 10 Restaurants In Liberty Village, Toronto

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9 February 2017

One of the most up-and-coming neighbourhoods in the city of Toronto, Liberty Village boasts a number of highly rated restaurants. Bursting with a variety of diverse cuisines, there is something for every preference in this bustling neighborhood. From pub grub to Mexican food and Italian eats, indulge in every flavour with this guide to dining out in Liberty Village.

Pancakes | Courtesy of Mildred's Temple Kitchen

Mildred’s Temple Kitchen

Mildred’s Temple Kitchen is known as a hot spot in the city for brunch goers and food lovers alike. The open dining exudes a comforting yet classy atmosphere, bringing couples, friends and families together. Each dish possesses a fresh and unique flavor to satisfy your craving, whether it is sweet or savoury. Indulge in the restaurant’s iconic fluffy blueberry pancakes for brunch or the amazing bison short rib for dinner. Go for the food, and stay for the decor: Mildred’s modern, industrial interior is simultaneously hip and welcoming, and be sure to take a peek at their open kitchen while you wait for your food to arrive.

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Local Public Eatery

Bar, Restaurant, Canadian, $$$
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Local Public Eatery is constantly buzzing with energy and excitement. The industrially designed interior elicits an unorthodox atmosphere where customers are able to let loose and unwind. During the summer, Local Public Eatery opens its large patio, which is teeming with Edison lights and a playful vibe. The menu possesses a diverse range of burgers, but some of the best dishes include the fish tacos, the local burger and the crispy chicken sandwich. The joint is also known for their large beer selection, with the bar’s taps on a consistent rotation from lager to mild ale, American ale, dark and seasonal beers.


Bugigattolo’s style, food, and service attracts an eclectic mix of diners. Don’t be fooled by its simple brick exterior, the interior is extremely cozy, with intimate tables and an open kitchen, which is enhanced by the hospitable and welcoming service staff. All of the food is reasonably priced and budget-friendly. For breakfast, lunch and dinner, Italian foodies have the option of ordering various calzones, Panini sandwiches, pasta dishes and pizzas. Some notable meals are the lasagna alla Bolognese, the prosciutto pizza and the uovo mortadella, plus you will love their coffee.

Bugigattolo Kitchen, 54 Fraser Ave, Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 416 583 3895

Raaw Japanese Cuisine

Restaurant, Japanese, $$$
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Seoul Box | Courtesy of Live Market
A hip, trendy and delicious sushi joint, Raaw has an impressive selection of Japanese dishes on offer. The diverse menu boasts options including mixed tempura, gyoza, spicy fish and global maki rolls. Must-order items? The salmon sushi pizza, the spicy tuna roll, the maguro drop and eel dragon maki are not to be missed. The team at Raaw is extremely friendly and efficient, delivering the freshest of fish with each serving. Raaw is highly regarded for its fresh seafood catches, which is evident in each bite. The perfect spot for a special occasion or if you just feel like treating yourself, Raaw won’t disappoint.

Live Market

Bar, Market, Restaurant, Canadian, $$$
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For the gluten-averse, head to this fabulous organic restaurant in Liberty Village. Live Market’s menu is entirely gluten and wheat-free, with a food bar utilizing the highest quality of ingredients that are locally produced when available. Live sells ready-made meals to grab and go for busy diners on the run, but who prefer a healthy bite over a fast-food burger. Some noteworthy meals to give a try: the trainers box and the alkaline salad. Both dishes are tasty, healthy and energizing. Combined with their nutritious smoothies, Live Market offers a large number of satisfyingly organic meals.


Restaurant, Italian, $$$
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This charming and classy Italian restaurant is nestled in a cozy brick building in the heart of Liberty Village. Candlelit tables are arranged around the fireplace, adding an intimate ambience that is perfect for a date night or special occasion. Aside from the comfortable and romantic atmosphere, the food is authentically Italian and traditionally produced by the famous Chef Rosa. The spinach gnocchi, tuna steak, beef risotto and margherita pizza are customer favourites, and the mouthwatering selection of desserts only complements the dining. An added perk is the reasonable pricing of the menu, which makes Caffino a go-to location.


For all of the taco and burrito lovers out there, Maizal is known as one of the best Mexican places in the city of Toronto. The energetic atmosphere of the food joint is meant to be reminiscent of the colourful and bustling streets of Mexico that offer great food and a surefire fiesta. The tortillas are cooked to perfection and served with fresh salsa and guacamole, and the quesadillas possess a mouthful of tantalizing flavours. Try the tacos dorado, chorizo tacos, picadillo quesadilla and chicken mole quesadilla.

Maizal, 133 Jefferson Ave, Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 647 351 0133

Magic Oven

Restaurant, Italian, $$$
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A charming little Italian joint nestled in the heart of Liberty Village, Magic Oven has a wide assortment of eats from which to choose. The restaurant is known for its mouthwatering pizzas, including the Mediterranean magic, the pesto magic and the double Hawaiian magic. Other fan favourites feature the Portobello gorgonzola, the cheesy mac ‘n’ cheese and the Thai chicken penne. The family-friendly establishment exudes a welcoming and hospitable atmosphere, which attracts food lovers for any type of occasion. Indulge in Magic Oven’s iconic virtuous chocolate cake or the hazelnut cappuccino cheesecake for dessert, leaving your belly thoroughly satisfied.

The Craft Brasserie

Bar, Brasserie, Pub, Restaurant, Pub Grub, Canadian, $$$
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Known for its massive beer selection, The Craft Brasserie boasts a number of tasty pub eats. The chicken wings, rib tacos, spring rolls and craft classic burger are all must-tries on the menu. The restaurant has 120 beers on tap (that’s right… 120 beers on tap), something for everyone, whether the preference is bitter, sweet or fruity. For those hoping to catch the game, The Craft Brasserie has a number of big-screen televisions lined up around the bar, allowing customers to indulge while cheering on their favourite team.

Merci Mon Ami

Restaurant, French, $$$
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This quick and delicious French food restaurant offers an inviting and comfortable atmosphere with its communal eating tables. The baguettes are the perfect lunch choice whether you are sitting down or ordering to-go. While you can’t really go wrong at Merci Mon Ami, the pesto chicken, prosciutto and steak baguettes are must-orders. Merci Mon Ami offers different hot features for each day of the week, including the iconic beef burgers and chicken wings. On top of the delicious food you’ll appreciate the reasonable pricing.