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Diners' Choice: Neighbourhood gem restaurants in Toronto

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Updated April 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are the best neighbourhood gems in Toronto? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favourite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of L'Avenue on Parliament restaurant
4.9
4.9 (75)
CAN$51 and over
Contemporary European
Cabbagetown
About the restaurant
L'avenue on Parliament at 583 Parliament Street, Toronto, Ontario. We look forward to serving you.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 2 days ago
Amazing birthday brunch!! The service, food and ambience were fabulous.
A photo of The Ace restaurant
4.8
4.8 (15)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary European
Roncesvalles
About the restaurant
At the Ace in Toronto, you can enjoy a variety of menu items that are gluten-free, dairy-free and vegetarian. One very popular offering is the house-made charcuterie with homemade pickles and warm crostini. A daily soup is also on offer, with ingredients chosen by the chef based on what is fresh and available. A popular offering at The Ace is the oysters on the half-shell with horseradish and lemon. You might also consider the turkey burger with hand cut fries. Whatever you choose at The Ace, you can be assured that it is made with the utmost attention to detail and only the freshest ingredients.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Amazing food and great service. It has great cozy vibes!
A photo of Jawny Bakers Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (237)
CAN$30 and under
Canadian
North York / Shops at Don Mills
About the restaurant
Jawny Bakers Restaurant has been serving delicious food with warm hospitality for over 30 years! We have become a second home to so many people, a place to celebrate special occasions, create lasting memories and enjoy great food and drink.

We want to thank every guest who has supported us along the way!

Please note: for reservations over 10 people, call us at 416-285-1165 and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Thank you,
The Team at Jawny Bakers

Top review
Maddie
Dined on Apr 11, 2024
We really enjoyed everything there! Amazing food and service, however, we celebrated my daughter"s 18th birthday and asked for a complimentary dessert to sing to her but we didnt check the bill in the restaurant. Later, we noticed at home that they charged the dessert $8.00 and added a line as "birthday sing" $0.00 !?? Did they give just the song as complimentary?!. It was dissapointing because the waitress confirmed that the dessert was complimentary. Anyways, we will come back but we will check our bill in site for sure.
A photo of Gonzo Izakaya restaurant
4.8
4.8 (115)
CAN$51 and over
Japanese
Little Italy / College St.
About the restaurant
A Cozy, small and intimate izakaya specializing yakitori, Japanese snacks, Asahi, highballs and cocktails with vintage & nostalgic decor and 90's vibe for your date night or friends hang out.

We do also take reservations for large party both indoor and back patio.

Check more details and informations from our website.

We know what you want. Welcome to Gonzo.

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JamieH
Dined 2 days ago
Fun, busy place with great food. Quality of dishes was fantastic. Definitely make a reservation as it is a small establishment. Can't wait to return!
A photo of Wild Chicory restaurant
4.8
4.8 (55)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian
Yonge–Eglinton
About the restaurant
Cozy restaurant and patio in Midtown Toronto with a dinner & drinks menu focused on elevating the freshest ingredients.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Apr 10, 2024
Outstanding service (Alex) and every dish we ordered!
A photo of Kibo Secret Garden restaurant
4.7
4.7 (41)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Japanese
Yorkville
About the restaurant
*WE ARE ONLY ACCEPTING *INDOOR* RESERVATIONS. Upto 2 HOUR limit/table.
**We have a 15 minute grace period. Please call us if you are running later than 15 minutes after your reservation time.

Kibo Secret Garden is the newest venture from established Canadian sushi brand Kibo Sushi House (which has the highest-grossing sushi sales on Uber Eats across North America), Kibo Secret Garden is the first-of-its-kind project from the team, offering diners an elevated and exclusive menu.

At Kibo Secret Garden, we specialize in combining traditional Japanese techniques and flavors with a modern flare. Our hand-crafted sushi is curated by our highly skilled sushi chefs who only use the freshest fish that is flown in daily.

Top review
AlbertoI
Dined on Jan 5, 2024
This restaurant exceeded my expectations. The best Japanese food I tried in Toronto.
A photo of Rimini Rimini restaurant
4.7
4.7 (47)
CAN$30 and under
Italian
Yonge–Eglinton
About the restaurant
Coming Soon!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Mar 31, 2024
fantastic food the bedt in toronto when you talk about fish. Nothing compare to any other toronto restsurant. Love it
A photo of The Commoner Roncy restaurant
4.6
4.6 (683)
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary American
Roncesvalles
About the restaurant
Your neighbourhood restaurant and bar, serving upscale pub fare, craft beer, and classic cocktails. Located in Roncesvalles Village
Top review
DinRvip
Dined on Apr 2, 2024
A very enjoyable evening. Food was quite good, although one of my dinner guests didn't get what he ordered. He didn't send it back and quite liked what was served. The vibe is nice. Maybe a little dark in there once the sun sets but overall, I liked the place. Service was attentive without being too much. Overall good value for the money. If I'm in the area again, I'd definitely stop in for a drink and a bite
A photo of Mercado Restaurant restaurant
4.5
4.5 (15)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Portuguese
York
About the restaurant
Coming Soon!
Top review
Susana
Dined 3 days ago
Amazing food great atmosphere The service was exceptional. We had a great night at mercado Would definitely go back
A photo of Mattachioni - Gerrard Street restaurant
4.4
4.4 (40)
CAN$30 and under
Italian
Greenwood-Coxwell
About the restaurant
Chef David Mattachioni’s Italian restaurant and grocery in The Gerrard India Bazaar is the second location of Mattachioni. Known for scratch cooking and baking, from sourdough loaves and pizza, fresh house made pastas, the mortadella panino, porchetta panino and fresh produce all go into making this a one stop shop.

Great for family dinners or a cozy date night, the tables and counter are open from 0900 to 2100 Tuesday - Sunday for a quick coffee or a leisurely meal.
The house made breads, pizzas, panettone have been featured in La Cucina Italian, The Globe and Mail, Toronto Life, and The Toronto Star. A casual dining experience with friendly service and scratch made menu.
We have a well-stocked pantry storefront offering customers a selection of fresh and frozen products such as homemade pasta, pasta sauces, olive oil, peperoncini, desserts, salumi, formaggi and much more made fresh to be enjoyed in-house or for take away.  

Patio seating coming soon!

Top review
LorraineD
Dined 5 days ago
We have been to the West end location several times and always enjoyed the pizza, the dough has great flavour . The East end location was a surprise, being so much larger. Loved the open concept and the in house store for everything from pizza dough, freshly baked breads, pasta sauce to wine, beer, and condiments from Italy , Spain and beyond. The butter tarts had the best pastry that took me back to my Mom's kitchen (he made the best tarts ever). The beet, ricotta salad was perfect too. Service could not have been sweeter. Will be back !`
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