• For $10, you get $20 worth of lunch and drinks weekdays until 3 p.m. • For $17, you get $35 worth of dinner and drinks. Since 1989, Fanzorelli's Restaurant & Lounge has intoxicated hungry senses with authentic Italian dishes complemented by a world-spanning wine list. Make old seahorse flames jealous by fawning over an appetizer platter of steamed mussels ($8), or whisper sweet deep-sea nothings to the tomato-sauce-infused grilled calamari ($11). The lunch menu at Fanzorelli's features an array of focaccia sandwiches ($10–$11) along with pasta centrepieces such as the veal- and pork-loaded rigatoni al forno ($11). Entree attractions dazzle dinnertime flocks with specialties including Angus strip loin in cognac-peppercorn sauce ($25) and chicken parmigiana ($21). The eatery's nimble chefs spin and toss house pizza options ($14–$16) such as the quattro stagione—which layers prosciutto on top of a mushroom and artichoke foundation—and custom-topped pizzas ($8+). Always baked in an old-world-style wood-burning oven, the pizzas at Fanzorelli's emerge invigorated from their dough-crisping saunas and ready to satiate.
The chefs at Freshly Thai can whittle a fresh cucumber or crispy carrot into the intricate shape of a flower. These artful garnishes are just one sign of the attention lavished on every MSG-free meal. They sweeten sauces naturally with honey instead of white sugar or melted lollipops and squeeze fresh tamarind and lemon juice on-site. Medicinal herbs including turmeric and galangal flavour dishes such as panang curry with scallops and kaffir-lime leaves in creamy coconut milk broth and the Magnificent Mango, a dish of pan-fried mango, onions, carrots, and cashews with garlic and ginger served over a bed of broccoli. Many of the spot's dishes are vegan and gluten-free, substituting vegetarian sauce for the fish sauce ubiquitous in most Thai cuisine.
This friendly bistro serves traditional Indian cuisine with a dose of global flair. The menu features white chicken korma in a cream cheese-based gravy, slow-braised lamb shank, and other meaty dishes. Vegetarians can chow down on palak paneer, a popular spinach and cheese dish. The staff seasons recipes with bold flavors including tamarind and ginger, and dress up many dishes with fruit chutneys, curries, and tandoori-roasted ingredients. Guests can sample favorites at the daily lunch buffet, and temper the zesty flavors with a refreshing mocktail in flavors such as berry caprioska and chocolate milk whip.
Scarlet red sauce washes over crusts rolled from fresh dough every day in the kitchen of Canelli's Italian Eatery. These thin-crust pizzas arrive at tables next to Italian classics such as plates of frutti di mare or grilled veal splashed with madeira-wine sauce. The dining room is flooded with natural light, which illuminates red-toned wood and exposed-brick columns, and an outdoor patio lets diners enjoy their meals al fresco.
Six days a week, the restaurant rustles up hearty lunch and dinner entrees and desserts. Its taste-procuring chefs make every meal from scratch, except for the eatery's microbrews and other bottled and on-tap beers, which require a brewery. Reward eggs for their tasty dependability at breakfast by letting them cavort with toast, home fries, and your choice of meat in the Deluxe breakfast ($5.95). Quesadillas ($7.95–$9.95) and wraps ($7.25–$9.50) are among lunchtime’s hearty morsels, as is the bacon-and-cheesy Banquet burger ($6.75), which inspires spontaneous adulation from nearby diners. To cleanse the palate, turn mild-mannered chicken wings ($0.50–$0.85 each) feisty by tossing in third-degree hot sauce. Mini-mes stay satiated with the children’s menu, in which spaghetti and tomato sauce ($4.95) share the spotlight with chicken fingers and fries ($4.95) and children's cancan lines.