Best restaurants for family holiday parties in Toronto

Finding the perfect place to host your family dinner might be a little daunting. Whether you want a traditional holiday dinner, an Italian feast or a pizza party, there are plenty of places in the city that can host the ultimate family celebration this holiday season. Make sure to get your reservations in fast! Here are the best restaurants for family-friendly holiday parties.[Photo of Marben ©Yellow Pages / Pages Jaunes]

Vesuvio Pizzeria and Spaghetti House

1
3010 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6P 1Z3

The whole family is invited to Vesuvio’s to celebrate the holidays. It offers six “banquet” menus for groups of 10 or more and they all feature classic Italian dishes that the whole family will enjoy. All menus are three courses, including antipasto, main and dessert.

Piano Piano

2
88 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S 1G5

Piano Piano is known for its kid-friendly atmosphere, so it is the perfect setting for your family’s holiday party. There are two private dining rooms – Main Dining Room and Piccolo Piano Room. Piano Piano offers customized menus, including one of the best family-style dinners in the city, for the ultimate holiday celebration.

Sopra Upper Lounge

3
265 Davenport Rd, Toronto, ON M5R 1J9

Authentic Italian cuisine is what’s on the menu at Sopra Upper Lounge, in the private dining space at Mistura. The private dining area seats 75 and includes a state-of-the-art sound system. A perfect space of any special event, the folks at Sopra will customize a menu that is sure to make your family holiday party a hit!

Momofuku Daisho

4
190 University Ave, Toronto, ON M5H 0A3

Momofuku Daisho specializes in large format meals, so it’s a no brainer that this spot would be in consideration for your family holiday party. It serves its menu items family-style, and gives you two options of service: large-format and a la carte. Momofuku Daisho prides itself on seasonal offerings.

Ruby Watchco

5
730 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1H2

Ruby Watchco is the perfect setting for an intimate family dinner during the holiday season. Chefs Lynn Crawford and Lora Kirk will work with you to create an amazing holiday meal and celebration. There is a private dining room upstairs that can accommodate 12 to 24 people.

Old Mill Toronto

6
21 Old Mill Rd, Etobicoke, ON M8X 1G5

Old Mill is known for it’s massive Christmas brunch, lunch and dinner buffet suitable for the whole family. Feast on turkey and all the fixins’ this holiday season. You can also book rooms for private functions with two menus for parties of 12 or more.

Queen Margherita Pizza

7
772 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1V1

Who doesn’t like pizza? Why not turn your holiday celebrations into a pizza party! Queen Margherita is the perfect location for all ages and offers a prix-fixe menu. Choose from a list of appetizers, along with a pizza and dessert for $30 per person.

Colette

8
550 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2V4

Colette is the perfect venue of a chic holiday party. The Parisian restaurant has become known in Toronto for its Instagram-worthy décor and authentic French cuisine. The restaurant offers a private dining package for parties of any size, and lets you decide the menu!

Gusto 101

9
101 Portland St, Toronto, ON M5V 2N3

Gusto 101 offers many family-style menus for the ultimate Italian feast. Your holiday meal can include pizza, rigatoni and pollo al mattone. You can enjoy the family-style meal for lunch or dinner.

Marben

10
488 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1E3

This Canadian restaurant is a great spot to host your family holiday celebration. The space can host up to 35 people, and features a gorgeous leather banquet against an exposed brick wall. The family-style menu includes items like roast pork loin and a whole roasted fish.

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