The Good Son Restaurant

4.6
372 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Global, International
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Our menu is a reflection of the melting pot of cultures that has gentrified the Queen West neighbourhood in Toronto. With a focus on local and seasonal organic produce, hormone free and free range proteins, the menu has been designed for guests to share plates, in an effort to create a convivial and social dining experience.

Our Wood-Fire Pizzas are a cross between Roma and Neapolitan styles; cooked in a wood-burning M.A.M pizza oven imported from Italy. It yields a crust that is thin but sturdy. Wood-fire capabilities are critical for our menu as the flavour imparted on the food is exceptional and unique.

Our cocktails are equally thought out as our food. Our bartenders serve up a no-nonsense cocktail program featuring fresh, seasonal ingredients that are all made in house.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Global, International, Pizzeria, Vegetarian
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Hours of Operation
Monday - CLOSED
Tuesday - Thursday: 6:00pm-11:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm-11:00pm (Late Night 11pm-1:45am)
Sunday Brunch: 11am-2:30pm
Sunday Dinner: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(416) 551-0589
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Vittorio Colacitti
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Queen & Dovercourt
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 372 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

The food and service were great. I would definitely go back!

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Great atmosphere and brunch, excellent service.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Really nice place just a bit overpriced. Great place for a date.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

The staff was very friendly and welcoming. The atmosphere was warm and ambient. The music was too loud for my liking but I am older and this may account for my preference. The food we had was very good (pizza) but I came in hoping to order a traditional pasta dish. The menu only included one pasta item.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

The service was excellent!

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4.0Dined on July 7, 2018

We made reservations (which is a must), drove an hour for their delicious pizzas!! Our experience was amazing!!

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3.0Dined on July 7, 2018

I liked the ambiance but it was incredibly loud even during dinner time. I had to stuff tissues in my ears to be able to enjoy my meal. I couldn't talk to my friends because it was too loud.

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4.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Grade 8 Graduation

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Our waiter, Alex, was attentive, friendly and recommended a great, reasonably priced bottle of wine.

The food was delicious, best brussel sprouts we’ve ever had. Steak frites was very well done too, but overpriced at $43 for a flank steak.

Fun restaurant, will definitely go back again.

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1.0Dined on June 30, 2018

AC was broken and it was hotter inside than it was outside. Unfortunate day for this to happen, but the restaurant should have warned patrons

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Friendly service, great vibe and decor. Will definitely return.

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3.0Dined on June 29, 2018

The food was good and the ambience was great. There were a couple of reminders throughout our dinner to bring more napkins or to fill our drinks. Our server wasn’t the most personable but that was okay. He brought our food promptly and checked up to see if we had all the food we ordered. It would have been nice if they did something for our birthday guest. One of the cons we do have though was that the air-con was not working which made our dining experience extremely uncomfortable. The hostess or management should have called to let their customers know beforehand. Despite minor bumps, I would come back !

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Love this Queen West restaurant. Always make a point to dine here if we're hitting up a show in the area. Highly recommend their wood-fire pizza and their bulgogi short ribs.

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4.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Gorgeous restaurant with really delicious food. The noise level is a little loud but the food is worth it!

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4.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Brussels sprouts were excellent. Our server was great. Nice spot. I didn’t think the pizzas were as fabulous as the other reviewers did but everyone in our party enjoyed their meal. We were visiting from Californai for the Rotary International convention. It was a nice evening g

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Everything about my meal at The Good Son was excellent. The service was very attentive, friendly, and helpful. My wine glass never got below being a 1/4 full before someone was refilling it from my bottle. We had olives and brussels sprouts to start and shared the capricciosa pizza and bucatini pasta as our main. Everything was delicious and the pizza is my new favorite in the city.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Amazing food! And great service! Waitress was very attentive to table.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Breakfast pizza is the best!! Love the food and drinks here. The service both this time as well as my last visit was good but pretty slow.

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

First time at The Good Son, had fish of the day and it was excellent. Wait staff was very accommodating. Unfortunately though, the place is extremely LOUD so don't expect an intimate environment....only a fun one ! Will go back !

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

I and my husband loved the good son restaurant so much. We went there for Saturday dinner and the restaurant made us so happy. They have such delicious foods and desserts, excellent services and great atmosphere. It was sooo worth to take our time to visit and our money to pay. Also, it was a great place for a date or special occasions DEFINITELY. (It was a perfect place this restaurant and we woul to take beautiful pictures as well). I would definitely recommend surely visit this place again

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

The food was amazing. The atmosphere beautiful. And the service impeccable.

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Great food and service...will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

I'm not usually so generous with the stars, but really, my friend and I, who had chosen this restaurant for it's nearness to our theatre destination, were so pleasantly surprised by the place. The ambiance appealed to us the moment we walked through the door. It was both lively and warm; loved the distressed leather chairs. Not too noisy to carry on a conversation. Between the two of us my friend and I enjoyed some nice wine , oysters, one extraordinary pizza, delicious spicy brussel sprouts, and a perfectly done piece of fish served with a generous portion of asparagus and smashed fingerling potatoes. Our server was a delightful woman named Nicole (apparently the place is crawling with Nicoles) who was super-nice and very knowledgeable. Will definitely return when I'm in the area.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Very loud... but probably the best pizza in the city!!!!

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

It was a nice relaxing experience. Service was top shelf. Bartenders mix some up some nice cocktails. Thanks!

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3.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Oysters from P.E.I were simply oysters. The ceviche was overly lemonated, the only good thing about that dish was the pistachios which elevated and gave the dish an earthy touch. The Jerk Shrimp was spectacular! Crunchy, soft, the slaw was also simply amazing! The grilled octopus for one, was not crispy and was lacking that “snap”. It was kind of impressive how octopus had somewhat grill char marks, yet zero textural difference as well as a watery “tuna like” texture on the inside

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

I'm very happy to see this restaurant still thriving. It has a great vibe and fits in well with the neighborhood. In addition the staff is very friendly and professional. The kitchen keeps it simple, they know their flavors and what works.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Attentive service, delicious food & drink. Love this place!

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4.0Dined on May 15, 2018

We loved The Good Son
the oysters were tasty and fresh My fish was perfect and my son loved his pizza We also agreed it was one of the best cappuccinos we've had

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

What a wonderful place to bring my mom for Mother’s Day! The ambiance was lovely and the food was delicious! Will definitely be back! ☺️

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

I love The Good Son, one of my favourite restaurants in the city and I've been going since it opened. Great food, service, and ambiance. I highly recommend (especially for a special occasion).

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4.0Dined on May 9, 2018

A fantastic Queen West location. Their pizza is done in a wood fired oven and keeps us returning time after time. Their menu selection is good and the open style kitchen makes it fun to watch.
The bar selection is nothing short of amazing and the bartender (s) are very creative.
The staff is friendly, attentive, and can describe things on the menu with great knowledge.
Our favorite pizza place by far.

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Enjoyed a birthday meal with family. Food was great. A little loud, but only because it was full. Great spot. Would go again.

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Had a lovely evening. Good food, nice atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Group of 3 - ordered pizza, wine, cocktails, and beer. (6-8pm)

We went on a Tuesday night for my sister's birthday. We had pizza and it was delicious!!! All 3 of us enjoyed the food and drink a lot. And our server (Nicole) was so lovely.
Our one caveat is that we originally tried to book a group of 8 for a Friday night birthday dinner. It seems larger groups require a fixed menu and a minimum charge per person which we did not want. Would have really liked to have been able to sit the whole group and allow us to order from the regular menu. We understand large groups are difficult (especially with separate cheques) but so many other restaurants are able to accommodate this - usually with just an automatic gratuity added on.
Regardless... the food was amazing, the service was great, and the atmosphere is really nice too! I would definitely recommend for smaller groups. And if you have a larger group and don't mind the stipulations I'm sure the fixed menu would be delicious too.

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

My favourite restaurant in Toronto. The food is fantastic and they have amazing cocktails. Always have great service here. Would recommend for brunch or dinner.

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

We had a lovely brunch, food and drinks were awesome. They did not have any non dairy milk for coffee which is very unusual in today’s world.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Unreal service

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Great for a large party or even a date! Cosy ambience with lots of shareables to choose from. Had a wonderful time and the service was great!

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Great food. The best server with Alexander.
Good variety. Great drinks.

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