Marinella at College and Grace is a gem of a find. We first visited two years ago and have visited each time in Toronto since. The welcome is genuine, the food is authentic and truly delicious. Daily specials rival the menu for your attention. Most pasta is handmade on the premises, as are the cured meats and pickled vegetables. The mixed appetizer platter is an adventure in good eating-and very generous. Save room for dessert or take it home to enjoy later but don't miss out on it. Mama's chocolate cake is superb-perfected over the years according to her son (your host).
If you are fortunate enough to dine on an evening when cheesecake is on offer, indulge. It's worth every calorie.
I can't recommend Marinella too highly. If you love Italian food, you'll love Marinella.