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Corners Italians: Crisped Shawarma and Care Falafel

corners italians: Piping-hot and beautifully crisped shawarma is an equally worthy option, even if it bumps the price up a couple bucks.1015 Dufferin, at Bloor, 416-538-4444, Expand Photos by Natalia Manzocco Dal Moro's Fresh Pasta To GoThis Venetian chain may be cheap, but there are certain corners Italians won't dare cut, according to NOW Magazine. Dal Moro's pasta is made daily in-house, as are 10 or so different sauces, from humble aglio e olio to intriguingly complex squid ink, and you can even get your noodles al dente or well done. The menu sticks to Middle Eastern takeout staples done with care falafel are crisp, hearty and just 4.99 in a pita with veggies and housemade pickles, or 8.49 for a half dozen on a bed of garlic rice with hummus and toum. All that quality and service rings in at between 10 and 12 per serving toppings like mixed seafood, bacon and mozzarella are a buck or two extra . Plus, there's a 5 tiramisu for dessert that is approximately two-thirds mascarpone, as the good lord or maybe Padre Pio, in this case intended.605 Yonge, at Gloucester, 647-675-6799, Burger This might actually be the least extra restaurant on the whole Dundas strip A fluorescent-lit, ceiling-tiled burger shack dedicated to crushing your post-Get Well drunchies. Sure, the wait outside is murder, but that's all part of the experience. The menu is a whopping five items strong a bare-bones smash burger with classic veggie toppings 6 a double version that packs two of those flat-top patties 8 a grilled cheese 4 that's just a potato roll and an American single, paprika-kissed crinkle fries 3 and a side of kosher dill pickle spears 2 . 1357A Dundas West, at Beaconsfield, Expand Famiglia Baldassarre For those living under a barrel, Baldassarre's Geary factory supplies pasta to some of the best Italian joints in town, but at lunch, they cook up whatever ravioli, cavatelli or tagliatelle they're working on with butter and Parm or a nice sugo and sell it for an eminently reasonable considering the quality 12 per plate. ( As reported in the news.