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Permanently Closed - Paralia

267 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Seafood dishes headline the experience at Paralia. With chef Chris Kalisperas leading the charge, this eating outpost serves an expansive selection of fish and seafood cuisine, prepared with the freshest ingredients for the best flavor. The menu also features rotisserie chicken and lamb dishes alongside fresh salad and delicious sides. Beer, cocktails and wine round off the drink list.

Paralia's lively ambiance combined with its stylish décor makes it a popular pick for many residents. This restaurant offers several specials, including happy hour daily deals. Paralia's facilities include a bar and lounge area, a banquet hall and outdoor dining for guests who wish to dine alfresco. The restaurant also boasts several private dining rooms, so guests can enjoy a delicious Greek experience at their next event, without having to leave the room.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Greek, Mediterranean, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Monday to Friday: 5:00 PM to CLOSE
Saturday & Sunday: 11.30 AM to CLOSE

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Phone number
(416) 698-3456
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chris Kalisperas
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Cross street
Lake Shore Blvd E & Northern Dancer Blvd
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Parking details
Parking Lot
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Special events & promotions
Paralia specializes in hosting private events for all your social & corporate needs. A special event at Paralia is sure to wow your guests and give them a full Greek experience...without having to leave Toronto.
Contact us for further information on customized menus, entertainment, and all your private event requirements. We will take all the stress away from your planning 416-698-3456 or
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.9  based on all time ratings
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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partyoffive (Toronto)
3.0  Dined on November 27, 2015

i was disappointed that there are only Greek wines on the menu. I understand that it is a Greek restaurant but surely local wines could also be offered. They would be less expensive and of a much better quality.

vipLuvgoodfood (Toronto)
1.0  Dined on November 14, 2015

Although the food was good, I was astounded at the price! Had I realized how much this meal would cost, I would NEVER have gone.

I recommended this restaurant to 2 other couples as a place for us to go. I had heard that the food was good and it was BUT it was definitely not worth the price. We have been to equally good fish restaurants that were not nearly as pricey.

In addition, they have a promotion going on that their Greek wines are half price during this month. It said so on the wine list. We thought that was very reasonable given that their wine list is super expensive. We ordered wine that was reasonably drinkable. When the bill came, we saw that the prices listed on the wine list were the reduced prices rather than the regular prices that we thought. No where on the list did it clarify that these were the prices that would be charged. We were absolutely shocked! After speaking with the manager, we did come to a reasonable resolution given the mix up but this should never have happened in the first place.

As I said, the food and the service were very good but be warned that the prices are sky high.

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on November 7, 2015

Great service, very knowledgeable server on wine. Slightly pricey, but quality speaks for itself. Great for light dinner.

vipworldwideeater (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on October 31, 2015

Had a wonderful dinner on OCTOBER 31. ( note to all- if you are able, it's a great night to try a new, hot restaurant)
The service was understandably terrific as the ratio of staff to customers was fantastic in our favour.
However, the food was absolutely delicious also and that had nothing to do with number of customer.
We will definetly be going back,

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
3.0  Dined on October 28, 2015

Paralia has a great environment and terrific food. Prices are high and beyond regular visits for us. I worry they will survive the winter months when the great views are less compelling.

JmlG (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on October 24, 2015

Went on a rainy day but still loved the feel of the restaurant. The server was really nice as well as everybody else who worked at the restaurant. I definitely can't wait to come back in the summer time on a hot sunny day! You would literally feel like you were in Greece!

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
3.0  Dined on October 17, 2015

As a restaurant that prides itself on their amazing selection of fish... They ran out of fish!

We were left with a choice of 3 small pieces of halibut they had left, of which our table of 10 took one, and were provided with one overcooked piece of halibut to share morsels of!

The server was amazing! Very passionate about his job and did very well with what he had to work with.

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on October 11, 2015

Very warm welcome at the door by the hostess and our waitress is very knowledgeable and have recommended one of their top selling salad to us. They also have a wide selection for wine and the food is just excellent! Last but not least, LOVE the way the restaurant was decor! We feel like we were in Greece during our visit!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 10, 2015

Everything was perfect.. Good location on the beach, lots of different seafood plate, the tzatziki was great and the half chicken too!! Good wines selection! Great evening

vipRobin (Toronto)
3.0  Dined on October 3, 2015

I was disappointed because I really liked the food at Trinity in Montreal - the decor and ambiance were fantastic, there was a nice buzz, but the food was not great, and pricey for what it was. The calamari appetizer had too much breading, artificial tasting seasoning and the squid texture made me wonder if this was a frozen appetizer from Costco. The lamb was worse: overcooked chunks of tough, chewy meat. We didn't eat it and pointed it out to the server but no one came to our table and it was not removed from our bill. We had two bottles of wine and tried several dishes so we had a hefty bill for what was not a very memorable meal.

Viking685 (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on September 26, 2015

Our waiter John was magnificent! OUTSTANDING service!

The food however could be better... excellent presentation, but for the price point of this place, it should leave you at WOW! It didn't.... disappointed. We were a large group- Ordered- Fish, Lamb, Chicken (which tasted the best), Shrimp, Rice, Potatoes, Mushrooms, etc (you get the idea) so we had a great sample of all the food the place has to offer!

Excellent ambiance, feels like you left Toronto, and the outdoor patio is amazing.

I had a large table and it was my duty to walk over the say 'HI' to the manager, who really wasn't doing much the entire night..... oh well. But John the waiter made up for the night service! Generally the staff were very accommodating and helpful!

I'll probably be back, just for the patio experience and ambiance.... and the chicken :-P

vipVeraCV (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on September 26, 2015

Absolutely enjoyed appetizers, salad and wine. This was my first visit to this restaurant with friends and we really enjoyed food and atmosphere. Positive energy, typical greek decor, friendly stuff really made evening to remember

apbarros (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on September 20, 2015

Service is always perfect at Paralia, so especially when the associate manager is involved. Definitely will come back.

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on September 19, 2015

Good but , we felt very rushed!! Our mains came before we finished our apps. And it want even a busy night.

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on September 13, 2015

We have been to this restaurant a few times. My daughter is off to France for a school exchange plus we wanted to toast to my dad's upcoming BD before she leaves. We wanted a comfortable but memorable dinner before we head out to the airport. Paralia did the job perfectly. The food was consistently quite excellent. The server was friendly and professional (That was quite consistent too). The setting makes it easy to imagine you are enjoying a causal evening in Greece!