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€€ - €€€, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Palmerston Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Palmerston Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just an absolute gem of a find in Little Italy. Great ambiance, great location, great service and fantastic food! They went out of their way to accommodate food sensitivities at my table too. I'd highly recommend a visit for small to mid sized groups.

Thank Ken G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cancelled plans led us out to College last week with the hopes that some place would take us walk-in. Though Woodlot was fully booked (as it is), we managed to snag a last-minute cancellation - and were so glad! We have a firm sharing policy...More

Thank zarielcreative
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I went there for dinner last week. This was so highly reviewed we anticipated a great dining experience. Service was excellent, appetizers were amazing so we were off to a great start. Unfortunately the main dishes were underwhelming. Shrimp dish just not...More

Thank ski_guy_10
Reviewed 26 March 2018

This is an exceptional restaurant in every way. The food was excellent and the service was amazing. The server was knowledgeable, attentive and friendly. Everything she recommended including wine went perfectly together. The menu is unique and interesting. It was a great experience and more...More

Thank M M
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

I like this restaurant, very nice place and very good service. But I ordered shrimp pasta but soooooo salty haha. But they have very delicious desserts 🍮 yep 👍 Anyway I like this place .

Thank 20,130,124
Reviewed 25 January 2018

Went to Woodlot with friends for a Saturday night dinner. Its safe to say we all enjoyed the vibe, very energetic with a relaxed service style. The service was very good, I say relaxed because our server was fun and friendly. Overall the value was...More

Thank Jason R
Reviewed 21 January 2018

Last minute walk-in where we sat at the bar. Great place to grab food before heading on to Bar Raval around the corner for cocktails and amazing architecture. Bartender was excellent in helping us select dishes and wine. The Gougeres were excellent - a savoury...More

Thank Zach H
Reviewed 5 January 2018

The food here is very tasty. Not a huge menu but okay since all the food there is very good. Portions are bit small, but still definitely worth trying out. Nice place to visit and a good location.

Thank JROM79
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Great atmosphere and food was excellent even though we had to wait (worth it). Server was very helpful in helping us choose dishes

Thank canadareviews24
Reviewed 16 December 2017

Unassuming place from out the outside, but once you step inside you realize the great ambiance and atmosphere. The service was exceptional. Staff was well informed about food allergies. Great selections of wine. Food was simple, fresh and beautifully presented. Lots of delicious gluten free...More

Thank TnT613
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination
for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip
and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with
a strong student influence from the Ryerson University
Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in
flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities,
with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to
Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of
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Valerie B
15 April 2017|
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Response from pickascreennamepicka | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall see any children's menu. The simple answer is to call the restaurant. This is not a family spot in my view and not appropriate for children, in any event.
24 October 2015|
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Response from AM-AM-Travellers | Reviewed this property |
We were smart casual, we saw some people there celebration an occasion so they were dressed up abit more, but also saw some friends hanging out who were dressed casual.... so anything goes to be honest. Its a quirky lil... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Palmerston Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Public Transportation: We are located at College St and Palmerston Ave
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 647-342-6307
  • E-mail
Woodlot Restaurant offers honest and simple handmade cuisine.
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