Restaurant Guide 2014

With Vaughan’s restaurant scene blossoming every season, the city’s taste buds are buzzing. Crack into flavourful culture by getting a taste of these local culinary hubs

Vaughan is heaping our plates with plenty of culinary adventures, from favourite, familiar hubs to freshly opened eateries. As the city’s restaurant culture continues to bubble, boil and chop its way to province-wide recognition, navigate your way to the best of them with this guide. Read on, take notes and start planning your scrumptious summer, because these dining spaces feed the soul not only with inspiring menus filled with authentic recipes, but with unique and friendly environments that will keep you smiling under the sun.

Villaggio Ristorante
110 Nashville Rd., Unit 11, Kleinburg
• Specialties: Mediterranean and Italian cuisine with a modern twist and an extensive wine list
• Atmosphere: Warm and inviting with friendly service and fine dining
• Dinner for 2: $120
• Capacity: 100
• Reservations: Recommended on weekends
• What customers say: Amazing food, great service and beautiful décor make Villaggio the perfect destination for a quick, savoury getaway

Tremonti Ristorante

3850 Steeles Ave. W., at Weston Rd., Woodbridge
• Specialties: Classic Italian cuisine with an extensive wine list
• Atmosphere: Business lunch and warm, candlelit dinner
• Dinner for 2: $80 – $100
• Capacity: 100
• Reservations: Recommended on weekends
• What customers say: It’s the perfect date night destination, but also an idyllic setting for corporate and private functions on the weekends

Farro Ristorante
2316 Major Mackenzie Dr. West, Maple
• Specialties: Classic Italian cuisine with a variety of gluten-free items
• Atmosphere: Comfortable setting with a classic-meets-contemporary vibe
• Dinner for 2: $100 – $120
• Capacity: 100
• Reservations: Recommended on weekends
• What customers say: Incredible food, service that makes you feel like family, a scenic atmosphere and unbeatable value make Farro such a great place to bring loved ones and work friends

Makimono Japanese Restaurant
110 Windflower Gate, Unit G1, Woodbridge
• Specialties: Authentic Japanese and Asian cuisine, including an all-you-can-eat menu and iPads at tables for ordering
• Atmosphere: Warm and modern
• Dinner for 2: $50 and up
• Capacity: 180
• Reservations: Recommended for big groups or private affairs
• What customers say: The craftsmanship of their dishes makes Makimono one of the best all-you-can-eat sushi restaurants in Vaughan

Dimmi Bar & Trattoria
140 Woodbridge Ave., Vaughan
140 Cumberland St., Toronto
• Specialties: Great Italian food served by amazing people
• Atmosphere: Fun
• Dinner for 2: $60 – $85
• Capacity: 68 inside and 57 on the patio
• Reservations: Recommended but not necessary
• What customers say: Really unique restaurant concept that mixes traditional Italian cuisine with a fun, modern vibe

Sarpa Restaurant
13311 Yonge St., Oak Ridges
• Specialties: An artisanal menu inspired by the Italian spirit
• Atmosphere: Warm, cultured and musical
• Dinner for 2: $100 – $150
• Capacity: 130
• Reservations: Recommended
• What customers say: The relaxed environment and carefully designed menu make Sarpa a place to bring those you cherish the most

Terra Restaurant
8199 Yonge St., Thornhill
• Specialties: Eclectic international cuisine with a fresh seasonal menu and an extensive wine list
• Atmosphere: Rustic meets contemporary-artistic in our beautiful and elegant dining area
• Dinner for 2: $100 – $150
• Capacity: 180
• Reservations: Recommended
• What customers say: Possibly one of the best restaurants in the GTA — a fantastic menu and friendly service

Ristorante Gravina
10385 Weston Rd., Unit 7B, Woodbridge
• Specialties: Fresh Mediterranean cuisine crafted the homemade way, from pasta to seafood dishes
• Atmosphere: An open kitchen creates a classic, warm and family-friendly feel
• Dinner for 2: $75 – $90
• Capacity: 80
• Reservations: Recommended
• What customers say: Ristorante Gravina is a favourite not only for nights out, but for catering and private parties, too

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