I've got a couple Regulars. Not to say they are regular in quality, but that they are the kind of place I go for a 'middle of the week', affordably priced, tasty meal, with fun service and no pretention.
I'd love to know other people's choices.
I'm in and around Trinity Bellwoods, so this has an impact on my own choices but here they are:
Musa: Dundas and Euclid. Casual, fun, cheap. Steak salad, mousakka, chicken special, cheap Cotes du Rhone.
Regina Trattoria: College and Shaw. Northern italian like Nona makes it. Big delicious pasta portions cooked properly, great pizza. Funny old-school appetizers like Prosciutto and Melon.
Terroni: Queen W and Manning. Similar to Regina, but a bit more expensive, certainly more stylish and 'in'. Sometimes the cream or butter based sauces on certainpasta dishes are laddled on a bit heavy.. but overall, great atmosphere and nosh.
La Palette: Kensington Market (Augusta st.) More expensive. Great staff (if you are outgoing and friendly to them). Great wine list, really well grilled meats.