Lucia is the work of the same people behind Parkdale's much loved Local. Located in our favourite Toronto neighbourhood, The Junction, this space has struggled to find a business that could thrive, having had been a restaurant and cheese shop before the current incarnation.
This is a charming little spot, seating no more than 30 people. It has the quintessentially elegant, yet casual atmosphere commonly found throughout Europe. The cuisine is authentically Italian, where simplicity allows natural flavours to shine through. Keeping with the theme of simplicity, the menu is short and sweet, allowing the kitchen to focus lovingly on each dish.
On weekdays they offer a three-course $25 prix fixe lunch. The dishes come out a bit smaller than when ordered individually, making for a satisfying meal that doesn't leave one feeling sluggish.
1595 Dupont St, Toronto
Official Website: Luciatoronto.com
Trip Advisor: Yelp.ca/biz/lucia-toronto