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Paralia (formerly Trinity Taverna)
Paralia (formerly Trinity Taverna)

Paralia (formerly Trinity Taverna) Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://paralia.ca
  • Phone: (416) 698-3456
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Sunday: 11am - 11.30pm


  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Pierre Restivo
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cigar Room, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lake Shore Blvd E & Northern Dancer Blvd
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Parking Lot
A word from Paralia (formerly Trinity Taverna)
Since we opened, we've been called a
number of things.
Some say Trinity.
Others say Modern Greek Taverna. We've also been called
Trinity on the Beaches.
So after months of careful consideration, we've realized we
need a name that truly defines us.
Our identity in a single word.
Allow us to reintroduce ourselves.
We are Paralia.

Paralia

Paralia is more than a great place on the beach. It's the
feeling of being transported to another world. To a vibrant
seaside village where the white sand meets the turquoise
blue waters of the Aegean.
Where the ocean is part of everyday life and every night is
a celebration. Where the best ingredients from the land and
sea meet.

Live Greek. Escape to Paralia.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "It's such a shame really, at one point I recommended this restaurant to everyone in the city. We've been there twice in the last 2 weeks and both times the service was horrendous. Not even on a busy night the servers are rude and the managers take zero responsibility for mistakes. Something must have happened recently with the name change, like a change in management and I can confidently say this place won't last. It's a shame really because it's such a great concept and at one point the food was incredible. It had a ton of potential to be a gem but they screwed up hard"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Best restaurant in Toronto... amazing food and awesome ambience. Just miss the old menu-- shocked to see it change, had a couple of great favorites that were missing!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Great place, great location, unfortunately very expensive and the food was terrible. I had lamb chops, ordered them medium, came well done. Too hard and too chewey. Do not order octopus, it's a ripoff and it sucks. My wife wasn't happy with her meal nor was the couple we were dining with. Service was great though. One think I couldn't understand was that they served French fries with all the food but they don't carry ketchup. How do you not have ketchup??? I may go back, but if we do it will be for a drink only to enjoy the patio."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The food was delicious and though a bit on the pricier side and more 'gourmet' greek influenced food, we could not carry on a conversation due to the loud volume of the music and surrounding conversations. Enjoyed sitting outside at lunch overlooking the Beaches more rather than inside with a group of 8 people."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Food is a disaster, don't order anything other than appetisers."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We ordered a seafood platter and the mussels served were bad. The waitress didn't do anything about it, called the manager over to talk to our table and tried to argue that the awful smell was a scent of freshness. After insisting he take it away, he came back a few minutes later and admitted that it had in fact gone bad and replaced 7 mussels with 4 shrimps. I can't say I'll go back here."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Despite many previous reviews noting service gaps, our brunch was well served and attentive. However, we found that the margins for the restaurant (both food and beer) were excessive. Food was generally well done, but portions very small for appetizers but OK for some mains. Noise level was still very high, but it was World Cup. At least it wasn't the "bass-dominant" Euro-pop trash of our previous visit."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Very responsive when we found a grocery plastic tag in the appetizer."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "It's too bad that this restaurant isnt as special as the incredible location on the water I ate here twice last summer and came away feeling the same, so, so I thought with the name change I would give it another chance Upon arrival warmly greeted by some young twenty something girls. They did not acknowlege my request on my open table reservation to sit outside and promply brought us to the worst seats in the house. ( restaurants need to stop this practice, it's offensive). When i said no, I asked to be outside, they brought us to a nice table outdoors We had shrimp and greek salad to start, both good fish as a main was good In the end its about the food, just not good enough"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This restaurant is so beautiful, the outside tables facing the beach takes you to another world. The setting is perfect for a nice escape of the city and to enjoy so great food, out fish was a tad dry but the appetizers were phenomenal, I would recommend the lamb. We will be going back again soon!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Casual dining in a beautiful setting overlooking the lake. Great food choices, excellent service, open air concept. Can't go wrong with the fish or lamb. Just delicious! Good choice for special occasion as it pricey."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Inexperience on the service and the front of house side spoiled the dining experience ...45 minutes between appetizers and main course...overpriced for the food....terrific ambiance and great patio dining but the food and sluggish service left us cold when this should be a hot spot with its location and buzz about the place ... the change in branding and name and chef has not been a positive....need to rethink their prices and quality of dining or the initial buzz and great reviews we had heard will quickly diminish..."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Service non existent was told by hostess no tables avail so we decided to wait at the bar the place was half empty with many tables empty waited 40 minutes no one made effort to accommodate us We left and had a wonderful experience at Harbour 60"
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "I was skeptical about a high end Mediterranean spot in the Beach, but its just like being on a Greek Island. Amazing ambience, fresh and unique takes on the Greek classics (the Horitaki is to die for) and terrific service."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Some definitely standouts on the menu (kalistounakia, bamyes, stifado, mousaka) but overall, the food didn't impress too much. The octapus was over tenderized and the spreads and sides lacked taste/seasoning. The size of the portions were very small as well (a xoriatiki salad for two was smaller than most restaurants personal size) especially considering the prices ($6 for a few pieces of overcooked pita?). The service was ok, but nothing special. Not to mention, they have a store policy of no bread (forcing you to buy the overpriced pita). What Greek restaurant doesn't have bread on the table? We probably won't go back."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Fantastic quality of food, very fresh and delicious. Vibey atmosphere and fun location close to the lake, but wow, the food is so good! Smart wine list with lots of international choices but the Greek list is very interesting. Who knew there was so much excellent Greek wine?"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Definitely a nice spot by the beaches. Decor is nicely done. As for everything else, I feel a bit of ambivalence. Food is OK, but, I think slightly overpriced. Perhaps I'm overreacting, however, running out of stock of Guiness beer on a weekend afternoon.....unacceptable. Server made an honest effort and food came out in a fairly timely manner. Some of the dishes were well done, some lacked the flare I was expecting. Overall, are there better and worse places, yes. Just my two cents."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "This was a disappointing experience and for lack of a better word, appalling service. The prices on the menu are in the category of a high end restaurant and the food and service are better at Mr. Greek. The side of potatoes came after the meals were eaten, it took 15 minutes for a bottle of coke to be brought out, and there was no water refills throughout the entire meal. These were just a few of the things that went wrong. The management was as disorganized as the staff. The manager did not fix the situation at the table but she chased out of the restaurant with a 10 dollar bill, telling me the beer was on the house. If you want to be a high end restaurant you need to back it up with food and service which this place definitely did not."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "outstanding our first visit and will be back. Brought 2 guests and they can't wait to come back"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "When you walk into this restaurant you are immediately transported to a Greek island. The fish and seafood are outstanding and it is always fun!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We visited this restaurant when it first opened last summer. The food was good but expensive. It was packed with people. We went back in February. We liked the food but found it expensive. There weren't too many people. When we went back on Saturday, June 21, 2014, we noticed that the restaurant had changed names from Trinity to Paralia. The restaurant was again half empty for a saturday night, the food was not as good as the first time we visited and the portions got much smaller. The PRICES WENT UP!! It is VERY EXPENSIVE for what you are getting to eat. $ 78.00 for a small white snapper, etc.. !!!! We were very disappointed, we will never go back again or recommend this restaurant to our friends. That was a rip-off!!!!!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Way overpriced for mediocre food. Their chairs are horrible and my back was killing me by the end of dinner that I just wanted to get out of there as quick as I can. The waiter couldn't even pronounce the food properly. I would never go back."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I think this experience makes it to the top of the list for worst-restaurant-experience-ever. Why? Let me just name a few. 1. Seated at our table for 10 minutes before waving down wait staff for acknowledgement. Hi! Over here! 2. Informed 40 minutes into our meal (after 1st course dishes were cleared) that our main wasn't available. 3. Revised our order to Lamb Chops, medium rare. Ready? Dish arrives a cool rare, room temp, 40 mins later. How embarrassing for that chef. 4. But don't worry! They graciously "took care of the lamb" on the bill and "the wine" -not the wine we ordered, but the two glasses they brought to apologize with. Not sure how these events could have transpired one after the other without ever seeing a manager appear!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The transformation of this beachfront icon is complete. This is now a great spot to go to enjoy some Crete inspired Greek food. This is our second visit since the transformation and I dare say we'll go again. Both times the food was delightful and the service attentive. The first with a shared spit turned lamb and the second with a moussaka and a signature chicken dish.We switched 1/2 way so we could both enjoy the delights. Both times we lingered over a fantastic cheesecake made from goat milk cheese and coffees. Great spot, next time we'll try it el fresco!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Despite being a beautiful location, the experience was disappointing - again. Service was awful - again. We went back for the moussaka, which has changed and isn't nearly as good as it was. We asked for two more slices of bread to finish our dips and then got an extra $6 charge. Water glass was dirty. Food was simply okay but grossly overpriced. Two appetizers, 3 mains and two glasses of wine +15% tip came out to $250. Essentially Greek diner-ish food and service at five star cost. The location on the beach is indeed beautiful but ambience isn't enough to make up for its other faults. If I returned it would only be for a drink on the patio. For which you have to go to the bar and get your own drinks. In short, overreaching big time!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Enjoyed the food..waiter was trying to upsell .....when we had already ordered too much food! It was delicious amd a fun place...great for groups..open amd spacious..nosiy but high ceiling seemed to help diffuse.. Will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Venue was excellent: good location, very nice décor. Food: better than most of the Greek restaurants in Toronto, but over-priced for what was mostly very basic food."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Not impressed with the service at all. I had to beg for a piece of bread for my 9 month old daughter. Waiter told me the resto only has pita in large orders. I told him I suspect the chef would be willing to scrounge up a piece of bread for a baby. He told me he would have to ask his manager. Not surprisingly the waiter did return with 2 slices of bread on a plate. As well, we ordered two bottles of wine and it took 15 minutes for it to arrive."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The service was outstanding. We were a little overwhelmed at the menu and decided to order a few (6?) items to share. We were all very happy with the choices. Delicious Phyllo Dumplings and surprisingly good rice with spinach. The Village Salad was wonderful with a slice of warmed feta with sesame seed crust. We were glad to be sitting outside as the music inside was a little too loud. We will definitely go again (but only when we can sit outside)."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This is a unique location in Toronto, but they are understaffed and as a result service is a bit slow. No wines by the glass other than Greek, food was hit and miss, and $6 for dry pitas (though that was the free "bread" with meal) was a bit ridiculous."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Excellent setting and location. Excellent food and service. The food was very well prepared and fresh, service was friendly. A bit pricey, but all very good."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "I have been here with girlfriends and boyfriends and loved it . The food was excellent and all staff were knowledgeable friendly and accommodating. Being a designer I appreciated the beautiful ambience, fresh and light with colour pops. It was very sophisticated but felt comfy and casual at the same time. You really feel like you are out of Toronto and somewhere special. Congratulations!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Paralia is a stunning experience. Phenomenal food served against the most beautiful and gorgeous backdrop in the city. I recommend this gem highly and will be back as frequently as possible."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "First time dining here. The venue is very nice with a view to the lake. It's like you are in Greece. The food is ok but the service is not the greatest. We waited for our sea bass for over an hour, we did get a free dessert at the end though. Overall I would recommend and looking forward to coming again."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "The location and view by the lake is great. the food is good, the service ok, the prices pretty high"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We had a very bad meal and the service was not good.The management was struggling and the employees had no idea about was going on. An awful transition."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Fresh seafood, beach, patio, nice ambience and decor. Sounds like an amazing and unique idea as a torontonian, I couldn't wait to try it..... but it got ruined by the TERRIBLE service. There were alot of hings that went wrong but the underlying thing that frustrated me the most is the lack of knowledge of the menu and the care of handling the situation after everything went wrong. If they can get it together this place would be one of a kind. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Some of the food like the veal cheek moussaka was very good while other dishes like the shrimp saganaki was mediocre. The dips are standard issue but well executed. However the dips are not served with enough bread and it took forever to get more bread. The feta cheesecake was lovely. I ordered a high end bottle of Assyrtiko which was very nice - although I had to pour my own wine for most of the night. The fries took 30 minutes, came out mid-meal and then were undercooked. The service was very poor but never rude. This place could be spectacular (the location on the beach is wonderful) and there are tons of staff. More training needed? Overall, I may or may not go back. This was my 3rd visit and consistent with the first two. Meh!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "This restaurant has a magnificient venue. The food was good but do not justify the prices for certain dishes. Be cautious with the market price dishes. Highly recommend the tuna tartare. Service was very good and very accomodating. Our family went there for a special birthday. It would have been nice to have had a free dessert for the birthday person specially when you are a good table with 2 bottle of wines and spending almost $100 a person. Unfortunately there was not such a kind gesture. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We were seated right next to the window which was covered in flies. The restaurant was unable to move us to another table so we spent the entire time chasing flies. The food was not very good, especially for the price. The meat platters were full of bones and fat with no actual meat to eat. No options for kids. Definitely not what I expected. Although the actual restaurant is beautiful. Would only recommend going for a drink, just for the experience, but not to fill your tummy. .."
    Dined on 6/1/2014