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Our City Guides is from the point of view of the people we interview. A restaurant cannot be listed in our guides unless it is recommended by one of the tastemakers we’ve featured. We don’t want you to see the restaurant world through our eyes, but rather through the eyes of your favorite tastemakers in every industry. Why us? Why not them?



Recommended by: Shay Mitchell (Actress)

A timeless pizzeria located in Little Italy of Toronto, Bitondos’ casual and simple décor lends a relaxed vibe to this spot that dishes out made-to-order pizzas, individual slices, and panzerottis. Some claim this to be the best pizza and panzos in the city.


Pizzeria Libretto

Recommended by: Stephanie Mark (The Coveteur)

Always crowded and bursting with energy, Pizzeria Libretto is home to some of the most authentic Neopolitan pizza outside of Napoli. The pizzas are flash-baked for 90 seconds at extremely high heat in a wood fired oven to achieve that perfectly charred crust. In addition to generously topped pizzas, the menu also offers a variety of rustic [...]


The Black Hoof

Recommended by: Jonathan Waxman (Chef/Restaurateur)

House-made charcuterie boards are the star of the show at this gastropub, and often feature unusual surprises such as seal salami, horse sausage and pig ears. After you’ve cleaned up your farm on a plate, opt for some bone marrow, foie and pork liver parfait, or pigs blood pappardelle. If that’s not adventurous enough for [...]