For over 10 years, 7 Numbers has been showing Toronto how to put, and keep, the “family” in family style. This southern Italian restaurant is serving its country’s version of soul food cooked up by the owning family’s matriarch, Rosa. Once a month, Mama Rosa opens her kitchen doors to teach others how to make
About two hours east of Toronto, in the heart of Ontario wine country, 7 Numbers Picton is serving traditional southern Italian fare, family style. Since 2001, Mama Rosa has been dishing out some authentic Italian fare to the people of Toronto. After 19 years in the business, 7 Numbers decided to open up a new
Jen Agg’s retro-styled Dundas West restaurant specializes in pasta and wine. Rather than recreating classic pasta dishes, chef and co-owner James Santon focuses on Italy’s culinary tradition of using local ingredients. The result is a menu of Italian-inspired dishes with Toronto flair, along with charcuterie platters that pay homage to the space’s previous life as
A bar on one side and a dining room on the other, Eastside Social is the radical and nautical seafood restaurant that Leslieville locals are loving. It’s one of those great spaces where the decor matches the culinary theme. Dark wood finishings, a navy accent wall and light fixtures that look like (and could very
Get ready carb-lovers: this is not a drill! Canada’s first Eataly outpost is opening its doors on Nov. 13 in the Manulife Centre at Bay and Bloor. Food fiends who have visited one of Eataly’s 40 other locations worldwide have been counting down the days until the beloved brand arrives in Canada. Eataly Toronto does
Originally from Albania, Besnik and Dhurata Gjunkshi opened up the Junction’s Euro Pasta back in 2009. The long and narrow shop offers up homey foods that showcase family recipes passed down through generations. Popular eats include the daily soup, the stuffed cabbage rolls and the baklava, made from a secret honey-free recipe that results in
Gia, a reimagining of much-loved Dundas West restaurant Ufficio, brings to life the version of Ufficio that owner Jenny Coburn had originally envisioned. “When I first started Ufficio with my partner we were going to do it vegetarian,” says Coburn, “but this was five years ago.” At the time, Coburn says they weren’t sure Toronto
Owner Davide Napoli has crafted a small menu featuring everything you’d want from a meal as close as you’ll get to what Nonna makes. Golista’s menu includes a pasta dish or two and focuses on perfect Italian sandwiches. You’ll find meatball (Polpette), Italian sausage (Salsiccia), and plenty of other options that include homemade sauces and prime meats.
La Fenice Tucsan Chophouse has been a source for authentic Italian cuisine since 1984. The menu at this Entertainment District diner features an extensive list of Italian dishes made with fresh local ingredients including pizzas, sandwiches, pastas, steaks, and seafood. La Fenice additionally features a pantry on their menu with ready-to-cook meals and pasta sauces
Victor Barry had Splendido. He was chef/owner and it was fancy and delicious and beautiful … and not so full. Because fancy is over. It’s gone the way of quiche and French onion soup. Also, Mr. Barry (so he says on the menu of his new resto) wanted to slow down and be more family-focussed.
A bright, modern mini-chain with eight locations around Toronto and the GTA, Vivo Pizza + Pasta offers classic Italian dishes at an approachable price. The menu checks all the boxes you would expect from a traditional Italian restaurant, covering antipasti, Neapolitan pizzas, and standard pastas like spaghetti carbonara and potato gnocchi topped with a choice