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Toronto Restaurant Openings: Giulietta, Constantine, Good Hombres, Maxx's Kitchen

Toronto restaurant openings highlights the latest food news in Toronto and gives a preview of what's coming soon. Find us here every Thursday morning.

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  • Giulietta, an Italian restaurant collab between chef Rob Rossi (Bestellen) and David Minicucci (owner of L'Unita), has opened in the Bestellen space at 972 College St. in Dufferin Grove.
  • Constantine, a Mediterranean restaurant from chef Craig Harding (La PalmaCampagnolo) and AlterEgo (the Mercatto team), is now open inside boutique hotel The Anndore House at 15 Charles St. E. (by Yonge St.)
  • Maxx's Kitchen is also serving up meals inside the softly opened Hotel X at 111 Princes' Blvd. at Exhibition Place. A Nespresso Café is set to open on Monday.
  • Craig’s Cookies now has its own brick-and-mortar storefront at 1537 Queen St. W. in Parkdale.
  • Burger's Priest has another location, this time on West Queen West, at 1120 Queen St. W. (at Lisgar) in a former Barton Snacks space.
  • The Haam, an Asian fusion kitchen + bar, is in soft opening mode at 342 Adelaide St. W. (at Peter St.)
  • Dee, a Thai restaurant from the same team behind Shanee and Soi Thai, is open at 2013 Yonge St. (by Glebe, between Davisville and Eglinton). 
  • Paramount Butcher Shop has opened its first Toronto location at 2313 Yonge St. (just north of Eglinton).
  • Umami Poke is serving up bowls of sustainable poke at 1252 Yonge St. in Summerhill.
  • Cafe Bon Bon has soft opened at Times Square (550 Highway 7 East) in Richmond Hill.
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  • Drake Mini Bar, from the team behind the Drake Hotel will be opening by Drake 150 in the Financial District in May.
  • Founder, a cocktail bar, will be opening soon at 1282 Dundas St. W. (at Dovercourt) in the former Saucy Pierogi space.
  • Bar Volo was forced to close on Yonge St. a couple of years ago (it opened Birreria Volo in Little Italy shortly afterwards), but it looks like it has applied for a liquor license in a new space at 17 St. Nicholas St. not too far from its original location at Yonge & Wellesley.
  • Good Hombres, a new taqueria and tortilleria from the team behind Campechano, will be opening at 374 Bathurst St. (north of Dundas St. W.)
  • Limon Lounge, a Mexican spot, is set to open at 1089 St. Clair Ave. W.(at Lauder Ave.) in May.
  • A Toronto location of Mexicados Burritos & Bowls, which already has a location in Brampton, should be opening in the old Belmonte Raw space at 1022 Queen St. E. in Leslieville.
  • iHalo Krunch will be moving a few doors down from its original location into a bigger space at 831 Queen St. W. by Trinity Bellwoods Park.
Other news
  • Noorden will be closing on May 31 (its lease is up and the landlord won't be renewing), so you have only a little over a month to experience its rijsttafel before then.
  • Those who mourned the recent closing of Celebrity Hot Pot should be slightly consoled by the fact that it has been replaced by another hot pot spot called Liuyishou Hotpot at 254 Spadina Ave.

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