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10 Sit Down Restaurants That Won't Break the Bank

10 Sit Down Restaurants That Won't Break the Bank

10 Sit Down Restaurants That Won't Break the Bank

With all the mouth-watering and diverse dining options available in Toronto, who wants to cut down on dining out to save money? If you still feel like a night out but want to stay on a budget we've got you covered.

Here are 10 sit down restaurants that won't break the bank.

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1

Superpoint Pizza

Superpoint Pizza

What may look like a super casual, pizza-by-the-slice joint is actually a sit-down Italian restaurant serving up more than just pizza. The pizzas come in 14" and 17" sizes priced at ($18-$22) for the smaller size and $27-$30 for the larger.

2

WVRST

WVRST

An authentic beer hall dining experience right in the heart of Toronto specializing in sausages from around the world. You can customize your sausage all the way down to the bun and add either a salad or their famous dirty duck fries. A meal will set you back around $20 but expect to spend more if you decide to order beer or wine from their extremely extensive menu.

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3

Sugo

Sugo

Aside from the food, the one thing you'll never forget about Sugo are the portion sizes.  Serving up classic Italian dishes, Sugo is known for their heaping plates of pasta and picture-perfect sandwiches.  All plates are priced between $10-$14 and you can be sure to leave with leftovers.

4

General Assembly

General Assembly

Alumni from Brooklyn-based pizzeria Roberta's opened up this fast-casual pizza joint on Adelaide. At General Assembly, every stage of the pizza-making process is on display, from making the dough in a temperature-controlled room to sliding the pies into the wood-burning ovens -- the assembly line is vital to obtaining the highest quality product. However, quality ingredients don't dictate high prices here. All pies are priced from $9-$15 including vegan options.

Order Now on Doordash

5

La Palma

La Palma

From chef Craig Harding, La Palma brings So-Cal vibes to Dundas West. There is a grab and go counter but we recommend dining in to get the full experience this restaurant has to offer. Italian style dishes with a Californian influence range from $10-$30. A must-order is the 100 layer lasagna ($24), which has become one of Toronto's many famed dishes.

6

416 Snack Bar

416 Snack Bar

This cozy hole-in-the-wall near Queen West is equal parts cocktail bar and restaurant. You'll be drawn in by a welcoming atmosphere but stay for a world-centric food menu that garners inspiration from a multitude of cuisines. All their dishes like the eggplant sandwich double down ($7), Korean fried chicken ($8) and Argentinian BBQ ($12) are priced between $6-$12.

7

Death and Taxes

Death and Taxes

If you're looking for a pub-like vibe with better food options, Death and Taxes is for you.  Their menu is made up of 3 sections, $6 snacks, $10 snacks and $12 snacks. The dishes include items like pierogies ($6), pepperoni pizza ($10) and a crispy fried chicken sandwich ($12). They also have drink specials every day of the week and a brunch menu with every dish priced at $6.95.

8

Wilbur Mexicana

Wilbur Mexicana

Located on the bustling King West strip, Wilbur Mexicana is a great spot for classic Mexican street food. Their tacos range from $4-$5, while their burritos and bowls will run you closer to $12. You can take the food to go, which a lot of people opt to do or grab a seat in one of the booths or long communal tables. There's also a hot sauce bar where you can choose from over 20 different hot sauces from around the world.

Order Now on Doordash

9

The Haam

The Haam

An Asian and Mexican fusion restaurant may sound questionable at first but The Haam has become known for its inventive menu, ridding us of all our preconceived notions. With dishes like salmon tostados ($10) and jalapeno sambal kaarage chicken ($14), you'll definitely be in for an extremely unique dining experience.

10

Frankie's Diner

Frankie's Diner

Who can say no to a juicy burger? Frankie's has been grilling up classic and specialty burgers in Toronto for over 40 years. Their homemade 100% Canadian chuck burgers start at $6.50, while their specialty burgers that come with an order of fries start at $12.95. They also serve sandwiches that are priced between $6-$10, chicken dishes priced between $8-$15 and breakfast/brunch all under $15 a dish.

10 Sit Down Restaurants That Won't Break the Bank

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7 months ago

10 Sit Down Restaurants That Won't Break the Bank

Mili Jain

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With all the mouth-watering and diverse dining options available in Toronto, who wants to cut down on dining out to save money? If you still feel like a night out but want to stay on a budget we've got you covered.

Here are 10 sit down restaurants that won't break the bank.

1

Superpoint Pizza

Superpoint Pizza

What may look like a super casual, pizza-by-the-slice joint is actually a sit-down Italian restaurant serving up more than just pizza. The pizzas come in 14" and 17" sizes priced at ($18-$22) for the smaller size and $27-$30 for the larger.

2

WVRST

WVRST

An authentic beer hall dining experience right in the heart of Toronto specializing in sausages from around the world. You can customize your sausage all the way down to the bun and add either a salad or their famous dirty duck fries. A meal will set you back around $20 but expect to spend more if you decide to order beer or wine from their extremely extensive menu.

Order Now on Doordash

3

Sugo

Sugo

Aside from the food, the one thing you'll never forget about Sugo are the portion sizes.  Serving up classic Italian dishes, Sugo is known for their heaping plates of pasta and picture-perfect sandwiches.  All plates are priced between $10-$14 and you can be sure to leave with leftovers.

4

General Assembly

General Assembly

Alumni from Brooklyn-based pizzeria Roberta's opened up this fast-casual pizza joint on Adelaide. At General Assembly, every stage of the pizza-making process is on display, from making the dough in a temperature-controlled room to sliding the pies into the wood-burning ovens -- the assembly line is vital to obtaining the highest quality product. However, quality ingredients don't dictate high prices here. All pies are priced from $9-$15 including vegan options.

Order Now on Doordash

5

La Palma

La Palma

From chef Craig Harding, La Palma brings So-Cal vibes to Dundas West. There is a grab and go counter but we recommend dining in to get the full experience this restaurant has to offer. Italian style dishes with a Californian influence range from $10-$30. A must-order is the 100 layer lasagna ($24), which has become one of Toronto's many famed dishes.

6

416 Snack Bar

416 Snack Bar

This cozy hole-in-the-wall near Queen West is equal parts cocktail bar and restaurant. You'll be drawn in by a welcoming atmosphere but stay for a world-centric food menu that garners inspiration from a multitude of cuisines. All their dishes like the eggplant sandwich double down ($7), Korean fried chicken ($8) and Argentinian BBQ ($12) are priced between $6-$12.

7

Death and Taxes

Death and Taxes

If you're looking for a pub-like vibe with better food options, Death and Taxes is for you.  Their menu is made up of 3 sections, $6 snacks, $10 snacks and $12 snacks. The dishes include items like pierogies ($6), pepperoni pizza ($10) and a crispy fried chicken sandwich ($12). They also have drink specials every day of the week and a brunch menu with every dish priced at $6.95.

8

Wilbur Mexicana

Wilbur Mexicana

Located on the bustling King West strip, Wilbur Mexicana is a great spot for classic Mexican street food. Their tacos range from $4-$5, while their burritos and bowls will run you closer to $12. You can take the food to go, which a lot of people opt to do or grab a seat in one of the booths or long communal tables. There's also a hot sauce bar where you can choose from over 20 different hot sauces from around the world.

Order Now on Doordash

9

The Haam

The Haam

An Asian and Mexican fusion restaurant may sound questionable at first but The Haam has become known for its inventive menu, ridding us of all our preconceived notions. With dishes like salmon tostados ($10) and jalapeno sambal kaarage chicken ($14), you'll definitely be in for an extremely unique dining experience.

10

Frankie's Diner

Frankie's Diner

Who can say no to a juicy burger? Frankie's has been grilling up classic and specialty burgers in Toronto for over 40 years. Their homemade 100% Canadian chuck burgers start at $6.50, while their specialty burgers that come with an order of fries start at $12.95. They also serve sandwiches that are priced between $6-$10, chicken dishes priced between $8-$15 and breakfast/brunch all under $15 a dish.