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You Have to Check out These Hot New Restaurants in Toronto

Toronto is home to some of the most creative chefs in the country. The culinary landscape is continually changing, ushering new cuisines and places to dine. During your next trip to Toronto, be sure to make a reservation at one of the best new restaurants in Toronto.

Best New French Restaurants in Toronto


163 Spadina Avenue

Toronto’s popular contemporary French restaurant, Alo, has been receiving critical acclaim for the fine seasonal dishes prepared with the finesses of classic French cuisine. The chic bar and lounge space are best known for their six-course tasting menu under the direction of chef Patrick Kriss with a sommelier-matched wine to the course.

For a more relaxed atmosphere, pop by their upscale casual dinner Aloette for small bites and indulgent dishes.

people dining at La Banane restaurant in Toronto
La Banane Interior- Credit Laura Rossi Photography

La Banane

227 Ossington Avenue

It would be hard to not include La Banane when talking about the best new restaurants in Toronto. One step inside the Trinity-Bellwoods establishment and you have without any doubt entered a classic French bistro. A marble bar top and brass details wrap around the raw bar and extends throughout, with dark banquet seating rounding out the interior. Chef Brandon Olsen’s concept reflects his passion focusing on French classics and sustainably sourced seafood. 

This restaurant is best known for their dessert, a colourful dark chocolate egg art piece that is a beautiful example of the artisan chocolates created at Olsen’s chocolate shop in Kensington Market. 

Best New Restaurants in Toronto in Little Italy


972 College Street

Under the direction of Chef Rob Rossi & David Minicucci, Giulietta is an elegant Italian restaurant known for its upscale service and delicately prepared dishes. The sharing-style menu is designed to be enjoyed with family and friends serving wood-fired pizza, hand-made pasta and fresh vegetable dishes. If not just for the dishes, Giulietta attracts guests because of the warm and inviting ambiance decorated in soft hues, light wood accents and warm lighting.

Lamb Weldon
Lamb Weldon – Photo Credit Aleshia Pinto

Reverie at Weldon Park

569 College Street

A refresh for the established Weldon Park bar, Reverie at Weldon Park is one of the new restaurants in Toronto that breathes new life into Little Italy on College Street. An almost out-of-place metal gate divides the interior space between the front bar and the rear dining area, feeling slightly reminiscent of stepping into a quaint backyard garden. Chef Greg Couillard’s long history of culinary nomadism comes through in the vivid plating of the dishes.

Toronto’s Best New International Restaurants

Chotto Matte

161 Bay Street

With locations in London, Miami and now Toronto, Chotto Matte brings all the great, vibrant flavours of Peru and the perfection and cleanliness of Japan into one restaurant. Their sophisticated plates infuse Nikkei cuisine like gyoza and sashimi blended with ceviches and corn puffs. Some of the most popular dishes on the menu to try include the sato maki sushi roll, asado de tira, and from the robata barbecue, the pollo den miso.