Comfort foods come from every kind of eatery -- and at every price. At these hot spots you can get rich lasagna, gnocchi, southern-fried chicken, chili or almost anything else that soothes the soul.
CAFFE BRASILIANO (850 Dundas West, at Euclid, 416-603-6607) No-nonsense tavola calda-style cafeteria lunches and suppers in an old-school Portuguese bar/coffee house. Best: daily specials like hefty lasagna with salad, well-done roast beef with roasted potatoes and mixed Portuguese veggies doused with olive oil; chicken- and cheese-stuffed rice balls. Complete meals for $12, including all taxes, tip and a bottle of domestic beer. Fully licensed. Access: one step at door, washrooms in basement. Rating: NNN