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Joso's

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Thu, 6/20
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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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ANTIPASTI‏
9.00
Fish Soup
A tomato vegetable broth with morsels of red snapper, pargo, sargo and rice
10.00
Joso Salad
Spring mix, romaine, chick peas and kidney beans with vinaigrette
13.00
Adria Salad
Spring mix and romaine dressed with feta, tomatoes chick peas and kidney beans
14.00
Arugola Salad
Arugola greens and shavings of grana padano
13.00
Insalata di Mare
Marinated fish,‏ octopus, shrimp, olives and capers
14.00
Bresaola
Thin slices of air-cured beef, ground pepper, lemon juice and olive oil
15.00
Prosciutto and Grana Padano
Finely sliced aged prosciutto with shavings from the mature grana padano wheel
12.00
Smoked Rainbow Trout
A native Ontario specialty dressed with olive oil, lemon, onion, capers and olives
SPAGHETTINI
15.00
26.00
Alla Joso
A Mediterranean tomato sauce of octopus spiced with bay leaves, rosemary and peppercorns
15.00
26.00
Alla Siciliana
Unique to Joso's, a rarely prepared sauce of sepia simmered in its ink
15.00
26.00
Alla Leonardo
A fresh lemon sauteed of diced octopus, shrimp, garlic, capers and white wine
15.00
26.00
Alla Marinara
Mussels and clams sauteed in a mildly spicy tomato sauce (also available pasta aglio-oglio and pasta with fresh tomato sauce)
RISOTTI‏
Please allow 20 minutes to prepare, serves 2-4 persons
44.00
Risotto Alla Milanese
A 16th century delicacy of arborio rice, porcini mushrooms, marsala, saffron and a sprinkling of grana padano
54.00
Risotto Nero
An ancient venetian tradition of arborio rice prepared with sepia and its ink
54.00
Risotto alla Pescatora
Joso's recipe from the kornati islands, assorted shellfish and a hint of tomato prepared in a fisherman'style
ENTREES
Please ask about our mixed platters
25.00
Calamari alla Kornati
Joso's renowned lightly floured deep fried squid
28.00
Shrimp alla Kornati
Joso's lightly floured deep fried tiger shrimp
28.00
Octopus alla Schiavona
Steamed morsels of octopus with a dressing of olive oil, garlic, parsley, capers and olives
26.00
Calamari alla Griglia
Fresh whole squid grilled to tenderness with olive oil, garlic, parsely and lemon
24.00
Clams and/or Mussels alla Buzara
Shellfish steamed in white wine, garlic and parsley
26.00
Shrimp Jadera
Shrimp sauteed with white wine, garlic, parsley and a hint of tomato sauce, served on rice
26.00
Clams, Mussels and Shrimp Jadera
Three varieties of shellfish sauteed with white wine, garlic, parsley and a hint of tomato sauce
30.00
Gamberoni alla Griglia
Flame grilled whole large prawns dressed with lemon garlic butter
Market
Fresh Fish alla Griglia
Joso's fresh selection of ocean treasures presented for your personal choice grilled over an open flame in the typical Dalmation way
SIDE DISHES‏
9.00
Grilled peppers, steamed Swiss chard, Djuvedj
Stewed vegetables
6.00
Basmati Rice, Dalmatian Potato Salad
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Seafood, Mediterranean
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Full Bar
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Reviewed April 1, 2019

We have eaten at this restaurant for several times over the years and it never fails to impress us. The food is always fresh and delicious. Cozy atmosphere, great wine selection and the staff is amazing. They cater to your needs and accommodate any request...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Sal G
Reviewed March 25, 2019

food was great as usual, we enjoyed it very much, selection of Mediterranean fishes, great and friendly service and a cozy place to dine,

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank HamidZ580
Reviewed March 4, 2019

Excellent food. The ingredients (fish and seafood) are fresh and cooked very well. The atmosphere is very unique. Only bad comment was our waitress who wasn't particularly helpful nor friendly.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank labush
Reviewed March 3, 2019

13 of us booked for a birthday dinner - Everything went great! Wine list was right-on -Food was just mmmmm Great! service was just spot on! - Not sure if I can pick out anything negative - It was that good!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Ron P
Reviewed February 16, 2019

Joso's is an eclectic spot with unique (and often erotic) art adorning the walls of the cozy, two storey building. You come here for the fish and a platter is paraded to your table showing what is on offer. Most of the selections are from...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank T4232XIjohnb
Reviewed February 13, 2019

Had lunch there on Monday to celebrate my mother's birthday. The place is one of a kind: from décor to food to music and service! Food was delicious, service impeccable, staff friendly, atmosphere very enjoyable.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank teacher_in_toronto
Reviewed January 15, 2019

We used to go see folk concerts by the duo, Malka and Joso, until they finally retired and Joso opened this family restaurant. It's a very charming little place on the northern side of Yorkville village. The restaurant is now operated by Joso's family and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Dan O
Reviewed December 22, 2018

In TO for work and meeting up with a friend who is a fish/seafood eater. A scan of restaurants repeatedly highlighted Joso's as the place to go for fresh fish/seafood. It also looked like a cool place. From the minute you walk up to the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank LawrenceE625
Reviewed November 6, 2018

I have been going for years and have never been disappointed. Service is always great and plenty to choose from on the menu. Parking is a challenge but well worth it. Always a great night out with friends. Price point is typical for the type...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank d81961
Reviewed October 31, 2018

A favorite chef suggested that we have lunch at Joso's, and knowing full well her culinary capabilities, I did not hesitate. From the erotic art to the blown glass pieces and paintings, Joso's is a mini museum that attracts from all angles. And then there...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Don R
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