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Written by: Ama Scriver for ViewTheVibe.

Having trouble narrowing down where to eat for Summerlicious 2016? Vv Magazine’s Ama Scriver does all the work for you. 

Dining out in Toronto doesn’t always have to be expensive! That’s why from July 8 to 24th, diners city-wide look forward to Summerlicious. With over 220 restaurants participating in this year’s event, the reservation lines are open and rather than feeling overwhelmed with choice, we here at Vv Magazine are here to help guide you through making the best choices from this year’s restaurant selections. From hidden gems to hot tickets – don’t you worry, we’ve got you covered.

New & Necessary

  1. Rose & Sons – Wondering what all the hype is surrounding Anthony Rose? Well then, this is a great way to check it out.See the menu.
  2. Ufficio – One of the gems up on Dundas West for pescatarian cuisine, with an Italian twist. See the menu.
  3. R&D – From Alvin Leung and Eric Chong comes this new-wave pan-Asian restaurant that is unforgettable. See the menu.
  4. Kasa Moto – This beautiful Japanese sushi house is perfect for any occasion and they’ve got great cocktails, too. See the menu.

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Colette’s Summerlicious Menu (Image: Instagram/@ColetteToronto)

Hot Tickets

  1. Colette Grand Café – This time around, this opulent French bistro is offering an entirely vegetarian menu, which we’re sure will be divine. See the menu.
  2. Momofuku Daisho – Still haven’t been to Momofuku? Well now is your chance with a 3-course meal that showcases some of their best. See the menu.
  3. Bar Buca – Topping best of lists for the last two years and a fan-favourite of Jamie Oliver, do you really need more reasons to check out Rob Gentile’s restaurant? See the menu.
  4. Bosk – Located inside the Shangri-La Hotel, diners will be treated to an Asian-inspired cuisine, with Canadian flare. See the menu.

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ViaVai Pizzeria & Wine Bar (Image: Instagram/@ViaVaiTO)

Hidden Gems 

  1. Azure Restaurant & Bar – Attached to the Intercontinental Toronto Centre, why not create a weekend getaway with a meal including seasonal dishes and a night at a hotel? See the menu.
  2. The Chefs’ House – This restaurant is the training ground for the George Brown chef’s school and it’s amazing what they can produce. Truly a hidden gem in our city. See the menu.
  3. ViaVai Pizzeria & Wine Bar  – Have you ever wanted to feel like you’re eating in the middle of an art gallery? Well, look no further! See the menu.
  4. Pukka – One of the best traditional Indian restaurants in the city, found up on St. Clair West, you will not be disappointed.See the menu.

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Ontario gorgonzola with ice wine reduction, macerated blackberries & walnut raisin crisp from FRANK (Image: Instagram/@dineandfash)

Vegan and Veggie Eats 

  1. Hawker Bar – Serving up Southeast Asian street food, the menu caters exclusively to vegan and vegetarian eaters. See the menu.
  2. FRANK – Located inside the Art Gallery of Ontario, they pride themselves on using locally sourced items to create a Canadian inspired menu. See the menu.
  3. Tabülè – A lovely offering of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern using fresh, local ingredients in shareable plates. See the menu.
  4. Southern Accent – Located in the Mirvish Village, this space takes on Cajun and Creole with gusto. See the menu.

RELATED LINK: New Toronto Restaurant Openings: July 2016 

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