My wife and I have been frequenting and loving Rosina since it first opened. Everything was consistently excellent: food, service, and atmosphere. This past weekend, we went in for the first time this year, to find it had been sold last October. Steve, the new owner, greeted us in a checkered short sleeved short and jeans........a bit picky, but a sign of things to come. We both noticed the wine bottle in the shelves next to our booth, and the countertop, had a little dust layer. Again, not a show stopper, but a sign. Our antipasto platter was pretty good, but the pizzas we rated a 3 and an 8: the arugula, blue cheese and caramelized onion pizza tasted great, but points were lost due to the hard crust edge, which we left behind. The other pizza, chicken pesto was as tasy as a freezer pizza: the pesto was not punchy, and the whole thing was bland. When asked by Steve how our meals were, I told him the truth. He said he'd mention it to the chef. That's the last we hear: no deduction on the bill either.
The previous owner and founder was an experienced toronto restaurant owner who cared about all the details and was a true professional. While we're likely to give it another go, it was sad to see the decline.