Go Greek with these moussaka dishes in Toronto

The Ottoman Empire sure knew how to eat! Moussaka is a traditional Greeek casserole that layers savoury ground beef, potato, eggplant and creamy béchamel sauce. Dig in to mouthfuls of this hearty Greek dish on the Danforth and beyond at these Toronto restaurants.

Mezzetta Restaurant and Tapas Bar

681 St Clair Ave W, Toronto, ON M6C 1A7

This St. Clair West restaurant and tapas bar is known for its Middle Eastern and Mediterranean sharing plates. Each appetizer-sized dish is priced at $3.75 and groups are encouraged to order multiple “mezzes” to enjoy together. The baked moussaka is a small minced beef and potato casserole covered in a potato sauce puree and topped with sliced tomatoes.

Estiatorio Volos

133 Richmond St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2L3

Named for a port city in the Greek province of Thessaly, this contemporary downtown restaurant serves up modern Mediterranean cuisine in a refined setting. The chic dining room features natural wood and stone throughout the space, while the elegant tables are set with high quality German porcelain and crystal stemware. The baked moussaka is thoughtfully prepared with beef, eggplant, zucchini, Yukon Gold potato, béchamel and three types of Greek cheese: Manouri, feta and kefalotiri.

Ouzeri Restaurant

500A Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 1P6

Diners can nosh on an array of affordable Greek fare at this casual spot on the Danforth. The portions are generous, the service is friendly and the 20-person patio is a nice shady spot to enjoy classic moussaka. The hearty casserole (available in regular and vegetarian varieties) is made with eggplant, zucchini, potato and meat sauce baked with béchamel cream and served with a side salad.

Toronto’s frigid winter months were made for curling up with a warm mug of hot cocoa. Escape the chilly air inside these local cafés where the hot chocolate is sweet, spicy and sinfully delicious.
Grabbing lunch or dinner around the TIFF Bell Lightbox? If you've a craving for thin crust, wood-fired pizza in an upscale atmosphere, stop in at one of these trendy King West trattorias where humble pizza pie gets the gourmet treatment.
With plenty of cinematic delights to take in, you’ll need to make sure your hungry brood is properly fuelled during TIFF. Forget the typical movie-theatre popcorn and indulge in a meal at one of these family-friendly downtown dining destinations around the TIFF Bell Lightbox. [Image credit: iStock.com/Nastia11]
Close menu