Four of us had a wonderful dinner here. The staff were welcoming, knowledgeable and attentive, the decor comfortable and interesting. We shared a plate of 3 mixed salumi recommended by the waiter as an app. It was more than enough for the four of us, and came with a sweet wine jelly that nicely complemented the meats, as well as an interesting assortment of breads. The flatbread they served is a kind typical of the Emilia-Romagna region, a bit thicker than pita and drier than roti or naan, and was delicious with the meats and jelly. We had an assortment of pastas and pizza for mains. All were delicious; the pastas al dente and very flavourful; the pizza well made and large enough that it was difficult for one person to finish on their own.
We'd purposely saved room for dessert, and ordered 3 to share between the four of us. I'd read mention in other reviews that portions were small and that the desserts were overpriced. I'm not from Toronto, so don't know what house made desserts in fine dining establishments normally go for in this city. What I can say is that the desserts were exquisitely plated, inventive, very well made and a joy to eat, and I didn't regret spending a penny on them. What I do wish is that I could have tried them all! We ordered the profiteroles, the panna cotta and the molten chocolate cake. The panna cotta was the best I've ever eaten (I liked it better than my own) and was my favourite of the three. This chef knows how to make sauces. And sorbetti. And little finishing touches like the crumbled meringue and candied raisins and nuts he uses as garnishes were wonderful additions to the plates. Portion sizes were fine -- this isn't a place that would serve you a gargantuan piece of cake with three scoops of ice cream, nor would I want them to. They may be expensive, but if you have the money to splurge, I wouldn't miss the final course. Kudos to their chef, a very sweet fellow who came by and spoke to us at the end of the meal. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this restaurant, and would be happy to eat there again.
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