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Innocenti no more, now KiWe Kitchen?

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Just happened to be reading through some of the items on Martini Boys and came upon the listing of KiWe Kitchen, which will be opening soon. Looking at the address, I realized that it was the address of Innocenti, and when I tried Innocenti's website, I found that it is no longer up. Can anyone confirm what is listed on Martini Boys?

http://www.martiniboys.com/Toronto/cl...

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  1. Drove by there about a week and a half ago and it was in the process of being renovated.. plus the Innocenti sign is gone so I have no reason to suspect the Martini Boys info is incorrect.

    1. Martini Boys IS correct. Innocenti closed a couple of months ago and the location is re-opening as KiWe Kitchen. The renos are HUGE. Those fimiliar with the previous digs (Innocenti and Corner Bistro) would drive right past it now. The front and side walls have been completely replaced by glass; complete with sliding glass doors for patio access. It is a complete transformation. I hear from insiders that the food will get top billing from the establishment. It is expected to be great!

      1. Who is the chef at KiWe? I walked by a few days ago and saw the reno but didn't see any info on the new resto or the management/chef?

        www.mishsplayground.com

        1. From the Martini Boys link above:

          'Former Bruyea Brothers and Teatro chef Aldo Lanzillotta will be sure to keep the menu creative and taste-bud savvy.'

          1. Sad news, the owner of Innocenti Tony Capizzano has passed away from cancer. Story in the Sun today: http://www.torontosun.com/Lifestyle/2...

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            1. re: OnDaGo

              That is so sad...

              I have heard that the new owner is one of the owners of Century Room...It'll be glitzy...Looking forward to seeing the outcome.

              1. re: h2o

                Bad with a capital B. Had a $15 shrimp cocktail appie that was defrosted frozen shrimp with PC seafood sauce and a $20 burger that was extremely ho hum. Will not be returning.

              2. I'll second the bad food review. In fact, went there last night (the 28th) and had a terrible experience all around. Half the wine wasn't in stock, the food was nothing special (spaghetti and Ragu-quality sauce for $16, linguine bathed in lemon juice for $18) and the service was horrendous (half our table was served burgers, and then had them taken away after a conference of no less than five servers concluded that they had been served to the wrong table in a 3/4 empty restaurant; not to mention missing cutlery and plates).

                After a complaint to the manager, only one bottle of wine was comped. Too bad some of us ordered something different by the glass.

                Will definitely not be returning!