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Spinelli at Il Gato Nero

Yongeman Sep 22, 2006 09:13 PM

My daughter insisted that I'd like the food at Il Gato Nero, so I went along. What a fun place! I had the Spinelli, with sausage and peppers, I think (it was a couple of weeks ago). This is a rolled sandwich-like dish that began its life more or less, as a pizza.
Now imagine trying to roll a pizza from most of the places that you know--the crust would be too thick hard, or tough. But the spinelli crust was light as air and delicious...AND it didn't break when it was rolled! Delicious! It was one of the most unique foods, all made possible by the incredible crust.

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    Yongeman Sep 23, 2006 05:54 PM

    I almost ordered the calzone when I went. I saw a couple of orders go past our table--it was HUGE, hanging over the side of the plate. I'm sure they had been brushed with egg, as they had a beautiful colour. Check out the website: there are 2 types of fillings. I'm sure you could also construct your own, because when I was there, I asked for some hot peppers to be added to my Spinelli (there are 5 kinds of spinelli).

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    1. re: Yongeman
      hungryabbey Sep 23, 2006 09:09 PM

      mm sounds good, a must try, especially considering the super low prices!!

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      hungryabbey Sep 23, 2006 12:28 AM

      hmmm interesting, Ive NEVER heard of it before. What else is good there? Do sandwiches come a la carte? Are there any side dishes? Hows the calzone (Ive been looking for a really good calzone)

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      1. re: hungryabbey
        mickeyj Sep 23, 2006 03:35 PM

        The espresso is fantastic.

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        Yongeman Sep 23, 2006 12:12 AM

        Il Gatto Nero is at 720 College St., right by the Mod Club. It's also a bit of a musicians' hangout.


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          hungryabbey Sep 22, 2006 11:32 PM

          Where is this resto??

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          1. re: hungryabbey
            qtxniki Sep 23, 2006 12:12 AM

            Spelled "Il Gatto Nero"

            Yes, the spinelli are HUGE and wonderful! Cute patio. I totally forgot about this place, since I dont live in the area.

            IT's located across the street from the Dominion, 720 College St, between Dufferin and Bathurst.

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