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Florentine Court Italian on Church near Richmond?

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othermike Nov 5, 2006 05:38 PM

Anyone know anything about this place, I think officially called Florentine Court Dining Room? No windows to look inside, menu seems interesting enough..

  1. Googs Aug 29, 2009 06:36 AM

    Don't do it. For the love of all things Italian, don't do it.

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      westhead74 Aug 29, 2009 09:21 AM

      I live down the street and have never seen anyone come in or out of this place!

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        jlunar Aug 29, 2009 11:12 AM

        I worked in the area for 8 years. Never saw a soul either. Amalfi up the street was similar in experience until recently. I kept thinking they were mafia joints given that NO ONE, as far as I could tell, was ever in there.

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      stephen Aug 29, 2009 07:20 AM

      I ate lunch there about 5 years ago and it was one of the strangest restaurant experiences of my life. There was just two tables, including our threesome. The host and chef were odd, the food was lousy and the decor was claustrophobic and cluttered.

      Cue the theme music from The Twilight Zone...

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        gilles desormeaux Aug 30, 2009 03:11 AM

        Wow...I guess when we ate there over 20 years ago it was differrent.When we went there there were 10 tables,great ambainace fantastic food not MAfia like and great service.I will look into it again before ordering thanks.

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          Dean Tudor Aug 30, 2009 08:20 AM

          I guess I was there about FORTY years ago, say 1970, Fall...

          It was standard Italian for Toronto, upscale. Waiters all had pompadours. and red waistcoats.

          They specialized in veal (what else?) .....and a remarkably great, honestly made, TRIFLE. It was in a huge brandy glass -- they made one large trifle a day, and when it was gone, that was it -- zuppa inglese, of course.

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