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Chiado Restaurant

#146 of 6,751 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
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864 College St, Toronto, Ontario M6H 1A3, Canada (Ossington Avenue)
+1 416-538-1910
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is 'hands down' the best Portuguese restaurant in the city if not the best fish/seafood restaurant in the city. We've been coming here for years and are never disappointed. Tonight was no exception. The wife and I love great wine as well and Albino (the owner) always has the best selection Portugal has to offer. We started with... More 

Thank walterknows
Bethlehem, New Hampshire
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191 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed our visit here. We went to a number of "high end" restaurants while in Toronto, and chose Chaido as a "lower key" restaurant - boy were we surprised. Everything was outstanding - the service was impeccable, food was delicious and prepared amazingly. They had a number of authentic dishes, including many fresh fish options flown in that day;... More 

Thank bruce c
Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've dined here for well over 25 years, never often enough. It's like going home again if your home had perfect wait staff and a cook who knew what to do with fresh, exotic fish and seafood. Rich fascinating Portuguese wine list. Must go back soon and have the "humble" acorda; best homely, luxurious seafood comfort food.

Thank Tzvi R
Mississauga, Canada
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55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with our children for our anniversary. The service was very good and the appetizers were excellent, particularly the toasted goat cheese and the quail. The rack of lamb for the mains was pretty good, but not spectacular. Ironically, it's known for its seafood, so we'll have to try that next time. If you're taking kids, make sure they... More 

Thank Jurist
Toronto, Canada
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food, the service, the sense of history, the setting: this place deserves it's place at the top of the list of Toronto's best restaurants. I love Portuguese food, seafood driven, fresh, healthy, delicious, hearty and straightforward. Chiado manages to keep the celebrate and elevate without making the food fussy. The setting has a classic fine European restaurant feel with... More 

Thank GrahamandLuis
Toronto, Canada
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120 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wanted Portuguese food and I searched on Trip Advisor and the reviews seemed consistently great - however, notwithstanding the decor and the waiter, it was like eating at any other fine dining restaurant. Maybe a few fish that were on the menu were for Portugal but nothing much else. The waiter was especially friendly and the place had a... More 

Thank WarenWarren
Lagos, Portugal
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141 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Although College Street is under repair, ignore the construction and focus on getting to Chiado's for a fantastic food experience. Our waiter Carlos was entertaining and very professional. The wine is very good. We had the grilled squid and clams. Desserts...don't skip!!! The chocolate mousse is divine and the Natas do Ceu delicious. If we resided in Toronto it would... More 

Thank yeshiyang
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

The food was really good and the service is outstanding. The waiters are very friendly i like the fact you can see the chef's working.

Thank Suzy S
Toronto, Ontario
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I are never disappointed when we dine at Chiado! The service was exceptional and the food was so fresh and so very delicious! Thank you Gentlemen for another great experience. Looking forward to our next visit

Thank Paula C
Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Took my husband for his 65th birthday. I wanted it to be memorable and it certainly was. We had great service and delicious food. We had a nice bottle of wine which we can not buy in Canada (pity) We had the goat cheese and eggplant to start and a lobster salad. Out of this world. Then we had 2... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$51 - US$51
Portuguese, Latin, Seafood, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 864 College St, Toronto, Ontario M6H 1A3, Canada
    (Ossington Avenue)
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-538-1910
Chiado is the creation of Albino Silva one of North America's leading chefs and restaurateurs. Nestled in a sophisticated European designed setting the internationally critically acclaimed Chiado Restaurant is a beautiful blend of old world charm and timeless elegance. Silva and his professional services team's expertise in event planning will enhance all your corporate events and private functions. Unsurpassed personal attention is the hallmark of the dedicated staff that provide the same impeccable service and flair that has made Silva's restaurants world renowned.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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