7 Numbers Danforth
307 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, ON, M4K 1N7
A business number turns into a restaurant name.
|Cuisine Type |||Italian|
|Ambiance |||Casual, Fine Dining|
|Meals Served |||Dinner|
|Amenities |||Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Catering|
|Pricing |||$21 - $30|
|Payment |||MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Neighbourhood |||Danforth/East York|
|Getting There |||Chester station|
|Cross Street |||Danforth and Jackman|
|Tue-Sun: 5PM-10PM, Mon: closed|
Profile Last Updated: May 29, 2008
While 2047409 Ontario Inc. may not be the easiest business name to remember, Seven Numbers is. Co-owners Vito Marinuzzi and his mother, Rosa, were originally stumped with what to call their restaurant, but the name has caught on. The first store on Eglinton re-opened in a different spot in May of 2007, after some run-ins with developers purchasing the property. Their second location on the Danforth has done exceptionally well. The owners attest that Mama Rosa’s fine southern Italian home-cooking is the main reason.
The menu contains no creams or butters, which will peak the interest of health-conscious diners. Calamari tends to be the chosen appetizer, with duck leg in rosemary and white wine or long luscious lamb shank as preferred anti-pastas. For starch-lovers, tortiglioni with rapini and cherry tomatoes, as well as meat lasagna are favourite entrees. The clientele is usually a mixed crowd with many families enjoying the low-key atmosphere in the evening. The restaurant, even though there isn’t a separate menu, is also very kid-friendly with the usual pasta suspects: spaghetti and meatballs and meat lasagna. The wine list, which rotates every few weeks, is priced moderately with bottles ranging from $30 to $90. Most labels are from the Southern Italian region, Argentina, and Spain, with a few Ontario wines thrown in for good measure. Sangria is also a popular drink choice.
When you walk into the wood-paneled Danforth location, you might be intrigued by all the trinkets belonging to Rosa, including random shelves, decanters, and barrel chairs. The summer patio on the Danforth seats 65, and 90 fit comfortably inside. Antonio Marinuzzi describes the décor as very casual with loud music, but low on pretentiousness. It’s almost like hanging out at your mom’s.
Reservations: Reservations recommended for groups of 6 and up.