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Toronto Restaurant Openings: Piccolina Gelato, Narami Sushi, Mother Tongue, Dunn's Famous

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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  • Adorable-looking Piccolina gelato e altra roba (which, according to Google Translate, means "little/petite gelato and other stuff") opened last week at 85 Portland Street (at King Street West).
  • Narami Sushi is currently in soft opening, officially making a debut tomorrow at 119 Ossington Avenue (at Argyle Street).
  • More sushi: Gyoko Sushi has also opened at 2143 Danforth Avenue (at Cedarvale Avenue).
  • More Japanese: Nomé Izakaya now has a second location, which can be found in the CF Shops at Don Mills, at 1090 Don Mills Road.
  • Jin's Mi-Fen, a Chinese restaurant specializing in Hunan-style rice noodles, can be found at 5515 Yonge Street in North York.
  • Phaze 2, an Afro-Thai fusion restaurant and lounge, is now open at 1500 Royal York Road in Etobicoke.
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  • Mother Tongue, a modern Asian restaurant and cocktail bar that will focus on Filipino, Japanese, Chinese and Canadian cuisine, will be opening this September in the Templar Hotel at 348 Adelaide Street West.
  • Cantina Mercatto, part of the Mercatto family of restaurants (which recently said goodbye to its Toronto Street location), should be opening soon at 20 Wellington Street East (at Scott Street).
  • Montreal's Dunn’s Famous is trying Toronto again (after having closed up shop in the Entertainment District), with a soon-to-open location at 1779 Danforth Avenue (at Bastedo Avenue).
  • Another Montreal business, a tea bar called Hestia, will be opening its first Toronto location soon. This tea spot will open at the concourse level of the TD Bank Tower at 66 Wellington Street West, in the Financial District's PATH.
  • Loftea and something called SuKoi Desserts (possibly with ice cream fish cones) are opening soon at 760 Queen Street West, just east of Trinity Bellwoods Park.
  • Plaxton Coffee, a cafe that will serve sandwiches, salads, sweets and, of course, coffee, is coming soon to 2889 St Clair Avenue East (at Plaxton Drive).
  • Berry Road Food Co-op is set to open this fall at the Shoppes at Stonegate at 150 Berry Road in Etobicoke.

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