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Via Norte Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner

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Via Norte offers an elegant and inviting ambiance with a fine dining flare, located at the corner of College and Dovercourt in Toronto. Owner, Jose Alves, who is well known in the community for his fine culinary talent, has presented the dining industry with something fresh that everyone can enjoy. The menu features fresh fish from Portugal and the finest in quality meats and produce. Chef Alves incorporates market fresh ingredients daily; as every dish is hand crafted to deliver nothing but the best in bold and creative fine cut presentations. You will be sure to enjoy your visit!
US$15 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Seafood
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

From my first contact with Via Norte to plan my brother’s wedding dinner, I knew I had chosen the right place. They were very professional, caring and interested in providing a perfect and relaxed evening for everyone. I felt they even went out of their...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went for Winterlicious with some friends a couple weeks ago to try their Winterlicious menu. Everything from the service to the wine to the food was incredible! I found out they are having a prix-fix menu until April and I would highly recommend going....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank andeg4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the cozy and warm atmosphere. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The waiters were attentive and friendly. We will definitely come back.

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Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Wander67525627724
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My review is contrary to many that have reviewed this restaurant. We were 5 guys for lunch on a Friday afternoon, the restaurant was mostly empty. We all ordered the ribeye special with frites and a fried egg...portuguese style. All the steaks were well cooked...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ClaytonSoon
Via938, Manager at Via Norte Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Clayton, Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor. I am sorry to learn that we did not meet your expectations and regret that we were not able to deliver the same level of quality we are accustomed to. Your comments were of concern, so...More

Reviewed January 6, 2019

Via Norte has become one of my go-to choices for introducing visitors to the best in Toronto Portuguese cuisine. The ambience is understatedly elegant and unfrenzied. The staff are efficient, professional, and friendly but not obtrusive. All the dishes are delicious and attractively presented, and...More

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Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed December 16, 2018

A Toronto gem, this Portuguese-inspired restaurant has a superb offerings on the menu. Everything cooked to perfection by the owner-chef.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank beachseeker14
Reviewed December 16, 2018

We decided to try a Portuguese restaurant last night. It was the four of us (2 couples) and with reading all the past reviews decided on Via Norte. I have to say speaking for all of us, we were amazed with the food and service....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sabina P
Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

We attended this restaurant for a private event. Everything was delicious. Definitely a fine dining place and caters to more mature and high end clientele.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Car0linha
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

This was my first time at this restaurant and it won’t be the last! I declare up front that I’m not a fan of Portuguese cuisine. That being said, the dinner I had last night has made me rethink this. We had grilled octopus, grilled...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank kellysZ3377SL
Reviewed July 19, 2018

We were a large group of 12 people and despite having a larger group, they seemed to have forgotten our cutlery and offering us water throughout the meal. The drinks themselves took forever to arrive. The food was good, but it seemed they require more...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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February 4, 2016|
Response from 426cathyg | Reviewed this property |
Hi. The restaurant is upscale, but we were not dressed up, and didn't feel out of place. You will be fine with nice casual clothes.
May 16, 2015|
Response from Via938 | Property representative |
Thank you for letting us know. Hope to be at your service soon. Cheers, Via Norte
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