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Via Norte Restaurant

938 College St, Toronto, Ontario M6H 1A4, Canada
+1 647-348-1116
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Seafood
$$ - $$$
938 College St, Toronto, Ontario M6H 1A4, Canada
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

I've been at Via Norte during summerlicious, I found the food was excellent and the servers are nice and friendly. When my sister from Australia visited me couple weeks ago, I brought her to Via Norte for dinner. My sister loved the appetizer and the...More

1  Thank whalelink
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Nice summer day and best weather anyone can ask for. Friends from work gathered to have dinner and my lovely niece joined us. I had the steak and it was to die for. Garden salad was fresh and was the best I had a healthy...More

1  Thank aquafeb2003
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Six of us... three of whom ordered the "broiled goat cheese with arugula and fresh figs... cheese was laying on five arugula leaves and there were no figs to be found. Odd representation since two of the other three in the party ordered the soup...More

Thank CharmingACM
Reviewed 23 July 2017

A wonderful experience from appetizer to deserts tastefully prepared and visually enticing. This family run restaurant is both welcoming and pleasing a must visit for those looking for a twist on the average Portuguese meal.

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1  Thank Loreto F
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Perfect portions for the starter, main course and dessert, ingredients is good and fresh for all the sea foods, vegetables and fruits, seating is very comfortable plus service is really great!!

1  Thank maydin919
Reviewed 17 May 2017

The food was very tasty and I was very impressed with the staff. Stefanie and William were amazing and did everything they could to make it a very pleasurable experience. I highly recommend eating here.

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2  Thank telmo_pombo
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Amazing!! Food was amazing!! Service was amazing!! I would difinently go there again without a doubt

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1  Thank filipecatarino19
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Excellent food. More of a mainland Portuguese cuisine -- many Toronto restaurants are run by Portuguese from the Azores.

1  Thank n s
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Walked in without a reservation and we were warmly greeted and seated at a very nice table for two. William, our server was very friendly and attentive. We ordered from the fixed price menu and we were not disappointed. The grilled sardines and goat cheese...More

2  Thank Tina_and_Oscar
Reviewed 27 February 2017

i am portuguese and invited my friend to enjoy with me lunch at this particular restaurant I find over priced menu for the kind of food i ordered compered with the restaurant the same level I had robalo with came cold with some kind of...More

Thank jackteixeira94
Via938, General Manager at Via Norte Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2017

Hello Mr. Teixeira, Upon receiving your main courses, our server made sure to ask how everything was. She confirmed both you and your guest replied it was good. If either dish were not to your satisfaction, we would have been more than happy to replace...More

At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination
for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip
and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with
a strong student influence from the Ryerson University
Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in
flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities,
with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to
Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of
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Questions & Answers
4 February 2016|
Response from Cathy G | 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.
16 May 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$29
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 938 College St, Toronto, Ontario M6H 1A4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 647-348-1116
  • E-mail
Via Norte offers a pleasant ambiance, located at the corner of College and Dovercourt in Toronto and provides the best in portuguese, mediteranean and seafood cuisine, in a fine dining setting. Chef Jose Alves is one of the best in the portuguese community. For him, cookingis not a profession, it's a passion!We offer a la carte and cater for small and large events up to 100 guests.
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