Best Restaurants for Pre-Theatre Dining in Toronto

One of the best ways to spend a summer evening is to catch a show. Whether you’re going out to a big theatre production such as Newsies or Kinky Boots, or you’re heading off to hear a performance by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Canadian Opera Company or Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra & Chamber Choir, you’re going to want to eat beforehand.


188 University Ave, Toronto, ON M5H 0A3

Performances Pre-Theatre Dinner by Executive Chef Damon Campbell is available daily from 5:30-6:30pm. Two or three courses are available for $33 or $42. That combined with the lush surroundings of the room, a cocktail menu that is bound and as thick as a book, and being close to both the Royal Alexandra Theatre and Roy Thomson Hall makes for a fabulous way to start the night.

Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria

386 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1X4

Just because you’re going out to see a show, shouldn’t mean you have to spend a fortune. Going to a Tafelmusik concert in the Annex? Head for Famoso Pizzeria, where the the fast casual environment means you don’t have to pay a ton and your Neapolitan pizza will be ready in no time.

Yuzu No Hana

236 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON M5H 1W7

If you’re a Toronto Symphony Orchestra subscriber, you get 10% off your meal at Yuzunohana. Select from an extensive a la carte selection or go with chef selections available in the three special dinners

Tapas At Embrujo

97 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 1N2

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