A neighbourhood vibe
A fixture in the neighbourhood, this casual, bustling trattoria has been drawing them in for years. The scene here is sophisticated but without the pretence. It’s upscale yet casual—the sort of place you can enjoy a plate of steaming mussels and a cold beer on a hot day.
Getting it the ball rolling
The Antipasti includes slices of Canadian prosciutto wrapped around fresh fig, tangy goat cheese and peppery arugula. Polenta with goat cheese, sundried tomato & pesto is a classic southern Italian dish and the grilled quails with honey balsamic dressing & Asiago cheese is quite hearty for a starter.
The main course
Grilled lamb chops with roasted garlic & caramelized onion jus adds a little variety to the mainly standard Italian vibe of the menu. Roasted half chicken with garlic baby spinach and goat cheese is a hearty choice for a cold winter’s night. BBQ baby back ribs with crispy matchstick potatoes are a classy variation on what you’d normally find in a steakhouse.
Wrapping it up
For vegetarians, the grilled Sicilian eggplant with roasted red pepper & basil is a popular choice as is the grilled Portobello mushroom cap with Asiago cream sauce. The flourless chocolate cake is a recommended item, but for those who love the classics, there’s an old-school crème brûlée as well.