Dining

There is a lot of dining in the Little Italy area on College st. From little cafes to bars, fine dining and taverns, we have it all for you to explore

Vivoli is an Italian restaurant located on College Street in the heart of Little Italy. We offer a variety of classic Italian food as well as authentic Italian pizzas from our wood burning pizza oven. Our Italian restaurant offers a wide selection of wine and martinis in a chic, urban environment. Our rooftop patio and street level patios, in classic Toronto style, allow patrons to enjoy sangrias, sporting events, and authentic Italian pizzas on trendy College Street

Tucked away between Toronto’s thriving Dundas West and College Street strips, The Monarch Tavern has been serving its loyal patrons the coldest draft and warmest memories since 1927. As one of the oldest licensed establishments in the city, it’s more than just a bar—it’s a landmark!
Upstairs you’ll find the archetypal neighborhood public house, with 15 local craft beers on tap, cask conditioned ale, and the best selection of bourbon whisky in the city. There’s no place like The Monarch to watch a Leaf game on the big screen TV’s, shoot some pool, or play a little pinball while you mingle with the crowd. You can still bring up a veal sandwich or slice of pizza from outside, but you may not want to after you’ve tried the delicious southern-style barbecue fare the boys from Hogtown Smoke are now cooking up in our kitchen—everything made from scratch and available gluten-free!
The main floor is the ultimate hangout for anyone who likes to stray a little off the beaten path. It’s a great place to spend the day working on a laptop or meeting with friends over a fine cup of coffee. At night, the lights get turned down low and the room is transformed into a cool but totally casual cocktail lounge and event space, featuring an eclectic mix of live music, DJ’s, and cabaret-style entertainment. With room for up to 120 people, you couldn’t ask for a better place to bring a group or host your next catered affair!
So, whether you’re a college student, construction worker, artist, or fashion model, everyone feels like royalty at The Monarch!

El Convento Rico was opened 22 years ago as a safe haven for the LGBTQ community to have a great time and dance to amazing latin music. Today, we are one of Toronto’s premiere nightclubs, our amazing Drag shows bring in a very diverse crowd, while our DJ’s make sure they keep everyone dancing while still maintaining the Latin spice. A great place for birthdays, bachelorettes, girls or guys nights out, or for no reason at all. El Convento Rico welcomes everyone and is guaranteed to show you a great time.

Sotto Voce Wine & Pasta Bar has been one of the cornerstones of College Street’s Little Italy for the past 20 years. Known for it’s coziness in the winter, great for first dates and it’s see and be seen patio in the summer. “The Voce” continues to serve traditional Italian comfort food and numerous wines by the glass in a style and atmosphere that is cool and relaxed to the hip and stylish.

Li’ly Resto Lounge proves that restaurants CAN be fun offering the opportunity to enjoy dining, dancing and socializing all under one roof.
Lily resto – lounge offers an excellent venue when entertaining friends, family or clients. A stunning College street location coupled with fantastic food & martinis creates a wonderful experience here in the heart of a little Italy.
Our menu offers an entirely flexible approach to eating and drinking with an exciting and sophisticated mix of modern Italian and ‘Best of European’. We only use the freshest and finest ingredients.
Night-life is a nightspot created for a clientele in demand of unparalleled customer service & drinks in an upscale environment with some of the best DJs in the city. Now with a new concept of work, the mission is to the most elite venue and paramount in music, décor, and character while maintaining the best customer service you can find.
Lily resto – lounge offers you a very relaxed approach to fit any occasion.
We look forward to meeting you soon.

California Sandwiches offers famous Italian sandwiches made fresh to order since 1967. Our best known location is still the original little Italy location in downtown Toronto.
California Sandwiches has long been known for the best veal sandwich in Toronto however our chicken and steak are also very popular. California Sandwiches has won many awards over the years thanks to our loyal customer base and we now offer 10 locations across the GTA to serve you better.

owned and operating since 1968 by the mastrangelo family over 46 years in business 117 seat licensed patio private dinning room seats up to 30 ppl we offer catering with full liquor license