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Mela Italian Vegetarian Cafe

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Downtown Toronto
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7a Yorkville Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
416-916-0619
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Veg lasagna will change your life.

Great, tiny spot with tasty, fresh organic vegetarian Italian. If you don't have the lasagna (award winning) you're crazy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2014
Emilysquirrell
Good for:
  • Takeout
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9 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Great, tiny spot with tasty, fresh organic vegetarian Italian. If you don't have the lasagna (award winning) you're crazy.

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
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38 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Great little bistro. Everything is homemade and delish. Vegetarian pasta, sandwiches, great coffee and deserts. Small but homey and the owners are terrific.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

This cafe is mentioned in the Rough Guides to Toronto, and as a committed vegetarian and a big fan of Italian cusine, I thought this place would be 'right up my street'. My wife and I arrived at the restaurant on Saturday evening (22nd September 2012), and whilst the cafe appeared to be busy from the outside, upon entering we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012 via mobile

All vegetarian and imaginative dishes. I have never been disappointed here. It's a very small place and understaffed but the food is tasty filling and healthy.

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Top Contributor
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

The food here is among the best veg cuisine in Toronto. Very small space so take out is better. Nice in the summer when the storefront is rolled up.

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2011

I'm sad to see such horrible review about the place, it happens to be one of my favourite places for lunch in Toronto. The cafe is small and has a nice vibe to it and the people who sit around you are generally really nice. The owner is a nice guy too, always talkative and friendly every time I've gone.... More 

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toronto
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2010

the last review is totally right. The owner lies a lot about the products and menus there. It was very disappointing to see plastic bags from China town and cheap oil next to the stove, even though they are supposed to be all organic in the cafe.I remember he used to cook cheese a lot, but now No cheese ,... More 

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2009

Great Italian vegetarian food for lunch. Hot and cold food, made on site.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7a Yorkville Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown Toronto
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
  • Phone Number: 416-916-0619

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 12
  • Cuisine: Italian, Vegetarian

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?