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The Best Fried Calamari in Toronto

The Best Fried Calamari in Toronto

The Best Fried Calamari in Toronto

Want to know where to find restaurants with the best calamari in Toronto? Well, we've got you covered. Fried calamari is almost always a must-order at whichever restaurant has it on the menu. First of all, the fact that it's fried makes it automatically super delicious with that crispy exterior. Second, add a tender ring of fresh squid on the inside to masterfully complement it. Then, add some aioli, marinara or any dipping sauce and you're set. All of these tasty elements make for the perfect combination. This city has a bunch of incredible options to indulge in this tasty staple, so be sure to check out our list of the best calamari in Toronto.

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1

Motorino Citta

Frittura di Pesce

Frittura di Pesce

Crispy calamari with aioli and prawns. This restaurant has a new location downtown and does Italian fare quite well. Their fried calamari is no different, and the sauce they serve it with lends a needed kick of acidity to the dish.

2

Superpoint

Superpoint's Fried Calamari

Superpoint's Fried Calamari

Fried and breaded calamari served with preserved lemon mayo. Superpoint's fried calamari makes the perfect starter dish before enjoying one of their mouthwatering pizzas. They serve these large rings with a few fried prawns, and the lemon mayo is to-die-for.

3

Nodo Junction

Fritto Misto Gamberi e Calamari

Fritto Misto Gamberi e Calamari

Crispy calamari and shrimp with their 'quatro staggioni' aioli. This trendy Italian restaurant mixes in some shrimp with their dish, as do many Italian spots.

4

Mezes

Mezes' Fried Calamari

Mezes' Fried Calamari

Lightly floured, fried calamari accompanied with Greek tzatziki sauce. This popular Greek spot makes some excellent calamari, the crispy, golden brown rings are a crowd favourite on the menu.

5

Pizzeria Libretto

Buttermilk Fried Calamari

Buttermilk Fried Calamari

Buttermilk fried calamari with red pepper almond romesco sauce and libretto herb oil. This dish has garnered quite a reputation throughout the city as one of the best fried calamari dishes.

6

Terroni - Price

Frittura di Calamari

Frittura di Calamari

Deep-fried and lightly floured calamari served with lemon wedges. This staple Italian restaurant in Toronto has some of the best calamari in the city.

8

Pizzeria Moretti

Moretti's Fritto Misto

Moretti's Fritto Misto

Fried calamari with shrimp and white fish, lemon-black pepper aioli and tomato marmalade. This new Italian pizzeria has not only mastered pizza and pasta, but their fried calamari appetizer is the perfect way to start off the meal.

9

Fresco's Fish and Chips

Fresco's Calamari

Fresco's Calamari

Crispy fried calamari rings with an aioli dipping sauce served in a newspaper lined basket -- the traditional vessel at fish and chip joints. This casual spot is a local favourite in Kensington Market.

10

Buster's Sea Cove

Buster's Fried Calamari

Buster's Fried Calamari

Breaded and fried calamari, served with marinara sauce and lemon. This seafood spot serves a casual, takeout version of calamari that makes for the perfect lunch or snack if you're on the go.

11

Joso's

Joso's Calamari

Joso's Calamari

A Joso’s specialty, lightly floured and fried. This seafood restaurant made famous by Drake does an excellent job with this dish and it's the perfect appetizer for sharing amongst friends.

The Best Fried Calamari in Toronto

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Want to know where to find restaurants with the best calamari in Toronto? Well, we've got you covered. Fried calamari is almost always a must-order at whichever restaurant has it on the menu. First of all, the fact that it's fried makes it automatically super delicious with that crispy exterior. Second, add a tender ring of fresh squid on the inside to masterfully complement it. Then, add some aioli, marinara or any dipping sauce and you're set. All of these tasty elements make for the perfect combination. This city has a bunch of incredible options to indulge in this tasty staple, so be sure to check out our list of the best calamari in Toronto.

1

Motorino Citta

Frittura di Pesce

Frittura di Pesce

Crispy calamari with aioli and prawns. This restaurant has a new location downtown and does Italian fare quite well. Their fried calamari is no different, and the sauce they serve it with lends a needed kick of acidity to the dish.

2

Superpoint

Superpoint's Fried Calamari

Superpoint's Fried Calamari

Fried and breaded calamari served with preserved lemon mayo. Superpoint's fried calamari makes the perfect starter dish before enjoying one of their mouthwatering pizzas. They serve these large rings with a few fried prawns, and the lemon mayo is to-die-for.

3

Nodo Junction

Fritto Misto Gamberi e Calamari

Fritto Misto Gamberi e Calamari

Crispy calamari and shrimp with their 'quatro staggioni' aioli. This trendy Italian restaurant mixes in some shrimp with their dish, as do many Italian spots.

4

Mezes

Mezes' Fried Calamari

Mezes' Fried Calamari

Lightly floured, fried calamari accompanied with Greek tzatziki sauce. This popular Greek spot makes some excellent calamari, the crispy, golden brown rings are a crowd favourite on the menu.

5

Pizzeria Libretto

Buttermilk Fried Calamari

Buttermilk Fried Calamari

Buttermilk fried calamari with red pepper almond romesco sauce and libretto herb oil. This dish has garnered quite a reputation throughout the city as one of the best fried calamari dishes.

6

Terroni - Price

Frittura di Calamari

Frittura di Calamari

Deep-fried and lightly floured calamari served with lemon wedges. This staple Italian restaurant in Toronto has some of the best calamari in the city.

8

Pizzeria Moretti

Moretti's Fritto Misto

Moretti's Fritto Misto

Fried calamari with shrimp and white fish, lemon-black pepper aioli and tomato marmalade. This new Italian pizzeria has not only mastered pizza and pasta, but their fried calamari appetizer is the perfect way to start off the meal.

9

Fresco's Fish and Chips

Fresco's Calamari

Fresco's Calamari

Crispy fried calamari rings with an aioli dipping sauce served in a newspaper lined basket -- the traditional vessel at fish and chip joints. This casual spot is a local favourite in Kensington Market.

10

Buster's Sea Cove

Buster's Fried Calamari

Buster's Fried Calamari

Breaded and fried calamari, served with marinara sauce and lemon. This seafood spot serves a casual, takeout version of calamari that makes for the perfect lunch or snack if you're on the go.

11

Joso's

Joso's Calamari

Joso's Calamari

A Joso’s specialty, lightly floured and fried. This seafood restaurant made famous by Drake does an excellent job with this dish and it's the perfect appetizer for sharing amongst friends.