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

Paralia (formerly Trinity Taverna)

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://paralia.ca/
  • Phone: 4166983456x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday - Thursday: 11.30am - Midnight
    Friday - Saturday: 11.30am - 1am


  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek
  • Executive Chef: Niko Karagiannakis
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, 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: Private Lot
  • 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
Paralia (formerly Trinity Taverna) reviews from OpenTable diners
118 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.9
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
72% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (90)scenic view (75)special occasion (63)good for groups (52)romantic (42)fit for foodies (40)neighborhood gem (35)hot spot (31)great for lunch (25)notable wine list (19)great for brunch (14)vibrant bar scene (14)late-night find (14)kid-friendly (9)Show More
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    elloVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    i been going this rest since day one i really like it serves is better than before but really over prize
    Special Features:
    hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I wanted to go somewhere different, with a nice ambiance and great food, and I had a great date night at Paralia. The food was tasty and the service was friendly. I know a lot of people in the reviews complained and said they wouldn't go back because it's pricey, but considering how they're positioned as a fine dining Greek restaurant (with fresh fish flown in daily from Greece), I'm not surprised of the prices. Having that said, there are other items to choose from and there are a variety of appetizers and pasta dishes that won't break your budget. That's exactly what I did, so I am happy with my experience. I had the Orzo pasta with Scallops and it was delicious. Give this place a try :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • contessa22VIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Greek Food is always the same fair, just a different twist. So when we discovered the ridiculously expensive price level for some of the dishes we expected something in return. So disappointing to spend $19.00 for a trio of dips (at my local resto the give one of those dips for free!) and the amount supplied was about the size of a golf ball....really?? The Village salad for 2 was also $19.00 which consisted of probably 2-3 cut up tomatoes, some onion and a few shavings of cucumber with a rather nice block of Feta on top. Again...really??? My husband and are not cheap, we usually dine at upscale eateries, but this place is just taking advantage of their location and pretending to be something they're not. Really enjoyed the outdoor seating
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food service needs improvement
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I like the unique decor of the restaurant which sets immediately a pleasant mood.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Come for the Location not the Food
    FabFred
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Outside on the patio, comfortable with a great view. We moved inside because of rain, where it was noisy and impersonal. We had halibut that was over-cooked and dry, and lamb that was fine but not memorable.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Don'y come for the food
    Truth
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We dined at this beachfront spot on Sunday of the long weekend. We thought it would be a great spot to dine as it sits on Woodbine Beach and the patio looked beautiful. Unfortunately, like many spots that are on the tourist track, the food did not match up to its potential or the price tag. We politely expressed our disappointment to our waitress after ordering a roasted chicken and rice meal that was the equivalent quality of an item from a food court. Surprisingly, we were still handed over a hefty bill of $99.00. We think the food could be so much better! We won't be going back and we would not recommend it those that want to eat good food. For wine lovers: there are very few single glass options.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, service so-so
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Food was very good (especially the fresh whole fish), but the service still requires work. We waited 5mins upon arrival until the hostess returned (no other staff member was even around), and then it took over 10mins before anyone came over to our table to welcome, bring water and/or take a drink order. The server was absolutely lovely, but she was stretched thin with a larger group to manage.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oh no
    Disappointed
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Great ingrediemts, disppointing execution, have had a couple of good but expensive meals there. This last time was expensive but not good. Snapper was ok, halibut barely passable, but octopus was great. The service was painfully slow, and an older gentleman kept rubbing my back every time he came over to address our service issues, trying to be friendly but creeping us out. He smelled of stale cigarette smoke on top of it all I just expected a lot more for the price. Will not be back!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Got a shock when the bill came
    SandraLBrown
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was great, the patio was gorgeous, the service was good but the price was a huge surprise. The problem was many of the seafood items on the menu were "market value" price so we didn't know how much we were spending. The menu did say the waiter would take you to the front so I could select my own fish, but that didn't happen. Was my fish to get it weighed & priced so I could know in advanced the cost? Maybe that would have prevented my shock when I got a bill of over $300 for 3 people and only 2 people shared a bottle of wine. Also many of the seafood items were a la carte....so my 18 year old only got 2 pieces of grilled octopus (although I must say I hate octopus & this was delicious & tender) Also $45 for 12 oysters!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience
    Serge
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I really enjoyed the ambiance, as well as excellent service and food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great night at paralia
    goodfood
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Fantastic food especially the cretan dumplings and great ambiance. A little pricey but still worth the visit
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Much Better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We were celebrating my husband's birthday and this was our second time at Paralia. We had visited the restaurant when it was Trinity Taverna. Food was still great, the greek dumplings are my favorite. The restaurant seems to have lost a bit of it's hoity toityness- much appreciated. It's pricey but the food is good and it's fresh. The view and ambiance are great. Will return again. We went for a special occasion for dinner but I could also see going here for apps and a bottle of wine with the girls.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good from far, far from good.
    Kiwi72
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The restaurant is gorgeous. The food, once negotiated, was very good. However, in general, we found the restaurant to be a bit pretentious and rigid. Asking to move away from the busy kitchen in an empty room caused lengthy discussion between the hostess and management while we stood in the middle of the room and waited. If you don't like potato with your meal and prefer salad - too bad. We were disappointed with the inflexibility re small changes. We paid $20 for a Greek salad for 2, which arrived in one dish. No side plates. We were told that 1 person should eat their share and then pass it on! There are no easy food choices for kids. Dessert especially, was impossible. Nuts in the chocolate cake, and only (real) rum raisin ice cream.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, but wont survive
    RickSladeVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The food was fantastic, and the service was excellent....Personally, I will be back. The problem is that this is a very large space, and it was empty. Outside on the patio you are next thousands of volleyball players. We watched them walk by and look in, but not a single person came inside because the restaurant was too fancy, and too expensive. This place needs to cater to the foot traffic in the area. The only restaurant in all of Toronto that is on the beach, with a water view...but no one leaving the beach will actually come in for a $48 pork chop..with no sides. They need to cater to drinks on the patio, fish tacos, etc. My bill was $300 with tip. This gem will unfortunately not survive. Again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Stunning
    delish
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    It truly was a beautiful place to eat, sit and enjoy our evening. I would highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 3rd time's a charm!
    Riskmann
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    this is now our third visit to Paralia. we took some foodie friends with us this time and they too were delighted. having trouble getting past the spit turned pork and lamb. one of us tried the moussaka and was very impressed. a delight!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was delicious
    Eatininthebeach
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Great addition to the east end. So nice to have a great restaurant so close to the Beach.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Slow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The service at Paralia was very, very slow. The food is quite delicious, but it took over 90 minutes to get our mains and the oysters were extremely over prices ($5.75 per oyster...not even close to market price).
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We enjoyed very much. Very hospitable waiter, good food and ambiance.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What could have been
    Jdine
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The restaurant is located in a prime area. Steps from the beach, so you have a view of the water - great for outdoor dining. We started with the Village Salad and Melitzanosalata. Both dishes were good. Our main dishes came out quickly - I ordered the chicken, and my husband ordered the halibut. Both delicious. The downfall was our server - he lacked people skills. When my husband ordered his main, the server commented that "only women order that". Our plates took way too long to be cleared from the table, and we had to ask the busboy for coffee as our server was no where to be found. This could have been a great experience, if only the service was better. There’s a good chance that we will not be returning to this establishment.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Beautiful place with good food
    MTLTO
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My only complaint about this restaurant would be to keep the food simple and traditional, I have dined at many greek restaurants similar to this one, trinity in montreal, Milos in montreal and Las Vegas and I must admit I prefer the traditional take on the food. Simple is better.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great evening
    goodfood
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food is very tasty the patio is large and comfortable and our waiter was professional.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service Deficiency
    MiamiFoodie
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Minuses: On two occasions recently I dined at Paralia and can only say that the service and wait staff is unorganized and inattentive and this is not funny as it was just before the dinner hour and half empty. This is a definitely a management issue. Also my medium lamb chops were cooked through well done and the frites were too well done and cold. Management should look at the portion sizes as I feel they are too scanty for the prices charged. Pluses: For dinner, it's a nice touch that tables are linen-covered and have linen napkins. Many other establishments have turned to no table clothes and paper napkins. I liked the fresh herbs and olive oil on the pita bread. Location, as always, is pleasant as there's a nice lake breeze and view.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lively but kitchen is sloooooooow
    HappydinerVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I have eaten here three times on weekend evenings. The decor is impressive with an open kitchen and some water features. But the food and service has been hit and miss. Expect to wait for over an hour for your main courses. We waited an hour and half on one occasion. We were charged six dollars for three pieces of pita bread. The selection of fish and seafood is impressive -- you just might die of starvation waiting for it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • foodie
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Terrible experience...Server had BIG attitude. Manager did nothing to make us feel better after complaining. Snapper for Lunch was $58.50 Advised ahead of time it was for a birthday and reminded them when we arrived however nothing was done. Way overpriced.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Paralia is Paradise!
    SammyVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I have been to Paralia 10 times this summer and LOVE it!! Great food, good service and fab patio! **Make sure you try the fig cheesecake dessert it was made by Zeus himself! delicious!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Touristy
    Foodie
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food was mediocre however nicely decorated, giving a good ambiance. I think this would be a great brunch spot, but would not return for dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Patio!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We love Paralia!! Our neighbourhood was in dire need of a fine dining restaurant and Paralia certainly meets the mark! A stunning restaurant with a gorgeous patio makes it a very enjoyable way to spend an afternoon or for an exceptional dinner. You must try the Sangria!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Waitstaff the most knowledgable I have encountered in a long time.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We loved the ambience and watching evening turn into night at the lake. Everyone in our group enjoyed their meal, even those of us who are not seafood aficionados! Definitely will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    greendean
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Great setting. You almost feel as if you are in Greece. Food was amazing. The calamari was perfectly cooked. Wine list is extensive and the servers know a bit about the wines.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super but expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    I went expecting the same old burger joint with a new name but I was super pleased to see a bright bustling Greek restaurant. The fish was wonderful but expensive.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • luv to eat greek
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We have come as a family three times now and we have enjoyed our dining experience immensely. The service was good, the restaurant was beautiful and the food was delicious. The fish (our favourite) is fabulous and we will come to dine again soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great
    MireilleVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Finally a descent restaurant on the lake. Beautifull place a reminder of a taverna on a greek island. A little pricy but well worth the experience. Will absolutely return. Only negative : why make your client pay $5 for parking ?
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Like being in Santorini
    02gch
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Great ambience. Not a huge menu selection. Food was good. But be prepared to pay big bucks.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    Sam59
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We enjoyed the quality of food very much. The service we received from our waiter was outstanding. The manager came before and after the dining, greeted us, chatted a little bit and then gave us a farewell. Overall everything was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great fish, lousy wine
    Marc1808VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Probably the best fish in Toronto and lot's of other very tasty apps and sides. The problem is the wine list. If you love Greek wine, you will be happy. If you don't, and I don't, you have to drink water with your delicious food. The wine list is entirely Greek. Since I don't drink at lunch, this is a fine place to go to. However, because I like wine with my dinner and I don't like Greek wine, I have to take my dinner business elsewhere.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Triniti is gone just like its name
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Not impressed Been coming here from the day they opened the doors Everything triniti was is gone with its name Totally different experience Not worth the money they charge
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Another great evening at Paralia
    nansam
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    We had a very delicious and enjoyable experience at Paralia.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Foodie
    foodcrawlers
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Good food. 4 of us each had different mains. Osso buco was the best. Lamb chops and steak very good fresh fish just fair. Appetizers excellent. Very expensive better value elsewhere. Location and atmosphere can't be beat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate