Badali's Joe Restaurant
156 Front Street West, Toronto, ON, M5J 2L6
This restaurant’s massive menu reads like a novel.
|Cuisine Type |||Homestyle, Italian, Mediterranean|
|Ambiance |||Bistro, In Places, Patio Dining, Fireplaces|
|Meals Served |||Lunch, Dinner|
|Amenities |||Full Bar, Beer & Wine, Party Space, Pre-Theater, Private Room(s), Catering, Children's Menu|
|Pricing |||$21 - $30|
|Payment |||Diner's Club En Route, MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Getting There |||Union Subway Station|
|Cross Street |||University Ave.|
|Mon-Thurs: 11:30AM-9PM | Fri: 11:30AM-11PM | Sat: 11:30 a. m.-11PM | Sun: hours vary, call ahead|
Profile Last Updated: June 26, 2008
Despite its massive size, Joe Badali’s Restaurant strives to make patrons feel welcome the minute they walk through the door. Their motto: you always have a family at Badali’s. With virtually no advertising except by the mouths of happy customers, it is no surprise this fine-dining Italian eatery has guests lining up outside the door.
This massive 12,000-square-foot restaurant boasts two storey-high ceilings, 13-foot high windows, white crisp tablecloths, a fireplace and several different dining rooms. However, the real standout is their menu’s selection and healthy food options. On their heart-friendly menu, each food item is listed with the number of calories, proteins and fats included, so that diners can make an informed decision. Tomato bruschetta with fresh basil and light-hearted Caesar salad are a few of the restaurant’s healthy starters. For a nutritious main course, try their linguini con scampi tossed in extra virgin olive oil, garlic and white wine with black tiger shrimp, arugula, sun-dried tomatoes, red onions and grilled eggplant.
It’s All Child’s Play
For appetizers, try their delicious Portobello mushroom caps topped with roasted garlic and fresh basil. Their numerous salads feature mouth-watering ingredients such as roasted garlic, cilantro vinaigrette dressing, grilled eggplant and Roma tomatoes. Cheese tortellini, homemade gnocchi and spaghetti dishes brimming with seafood make up their pasta menu. For hungry carnivores, Badali’s has delicious chicken breast, veal and marinated steak dishes. And let’s not forget the children. Their kids’ menu consists of pizza, grilled chicken breast, and ahem... a 5-ounce top sirloin steak.