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#282 of 6,795 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Little Italy
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Palmerston Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (College)
17:00 - 23:00
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Tue - Sun 17:00 - 23:00
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This by far has been the best place I have ever eaten at. The food took me on a roller coaster ride of flavors. The ambience and the friendly staff members made the exprience even that more unforgettable. Also loved that you can watch the chefs do what they clearly love to do. A huge shout out to JP and... More 

Thank Annie P
Halifax, Canada
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pass by the open kitchen and the brick wood oven, breathe in the aromas and soak up the atmosphere as you climb the metal stairs to the dining room overlooking the kitchen. Candle-lit tables packed tightly together, exposed brick and the smells of wood smoke and great food carefully crafted. Two menus: one for the meat eaters and another for... More 

Thank Roddy_Halifax
Toronto, Canada
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67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

I have been excited to try Woodlot for many eons now & have finally had the privilege of visiting. It certainly WAS worth the wait. I have been to this establishment twice within the last month and cannot rant enough about how delicious, textured and well-prepared our meals were. For the first visit, we tried the mushroom appetizer, followed by... More 

Thank Lisa B
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

The ambiance was the most attractive part of Woodlot. Beautiful candlelight shining on wood gives it a quaint feel and warms you up. Some of the pastas were delicious, but the meat mains could use more flavor. They do have spectacular vegetarian options as well. I loved the innovative cocktail menu with the Game of Thrones theme. This is a... More 

Thank Tony B
Toronto, Canada
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

This place is a gem for vegetarians who are looking for good flavorful food. I would like you to imagine the scene from "ratatouille" the movie where the critic takes one bite of the dish and gets lost in it. I had ordered the Cauliflower Agnolotti Pasta which they make with carrot and orange mix sauce, and it was delicious.... More 

1 Thank Sanchita_Traveler
St. Catharines, Canada
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199 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

I read a number of reviews on a number of sites before my meal. Those reviews fairly predict the food but don't warn enough about the room. The food is nice but merely so. The room is at best unattractive. The smell of smoke from a wood fire will not draw me back. This is a place for youngsters who... More 

1 Thank pickascreennamepicka
Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Interesting little nook, especially when coming in from the rain, with inviting smells and warm open fire kitchen. Decided to try the Slovenian Cabernet, very French nose, young but quite delicious. If you're expecting a traditional French onion soup as I was, you'll be disappointed, there's no beef essence, instead it's substituted with marmite as I just discovered. Guess that's... More 

Thank senninha8
Toronto, Canada
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78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

I wanted to eat at this restaurant because of the sourdough bread. My friend and I shared the sourdough spelt tagliatelle and the Lake Erie pickerel. Both of them were delicious. Everything was well balanced and the flavours were just right. The portion sizes were also pretty good. We ordered the pasta in the appetizer portion and I think it... More 

Thank Peiji
Orangeville, Canada
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Had a great evening at the Woodlot again. Love that they have a vegetarian menu to compliment the regular one. The French onions soup is amazing. Dessert was a "profiterole" that was disappointing. We were expecting light and crispy and this was dense and doughy. Still great ambience and good service.

Thank KDJlove
Singapore, Singapore
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149 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

In this trendy put of college street lies this charming restaurant. Frequented predominantly by locals the vibe is relaxed and intimate. Great food is served in a rustic environment. It is on the pricier side but I doubt you'll come complain.

Thank yagicorp

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Palmerston Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Public Transportation: We are located at College St and Palmerston Ave
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Little Italy
  • Neighbourhood: Little Italy
  • Phone Number: 647-342-6307
Woodlot Restaurant offers honest and simple handmade cuisine.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Little Italy

Neighbourhood Profile
Little Italy
Toronto's Little Italy is a city hotspot for cafe culture and nightlife. There's something for everyone in Little Italy, apparent from the cross-section of clubbers in glitzy dresses, and elderly couples arm-in-arm heading to their favorite wine or pasta spot. Cafes spill onto the wide sidewalks, pool lounges and bars are always teeming with noise and activity, and both outdoor and indoor marketplaces are packed with fresh fish, cured meats, and pungent cheeses. All of the activity makes it a perfect spot for people-watching, especially over a nice glass of red wine or a quick and sumptuous slice of pizza at one of the many eateries or trattorias in the area.
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