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Reasonable Italian in GTA (with good vegetarian options)

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sangii77 Nov 16, 2006 04:28 PM

Iam looking for a good and reasonable Italian restaurant in the GTA. With Mains in the $10 ~ $20 range. Specifically looking for great eggplant parm...Location not a problem, Ambiance not an issue, good food is.

I live in mississauga and checked the discussions on chowhound. Is Via-Allegro the only good one in the area?

Awaiting chowhound's responses...
Thanks

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  1. icey RE: sangii77 Nov 16, 2006 05:31 PM

    if you are looking for a reasonably priced restaurant than Via Allegro is definetly not for you. And if i remember correctly, it does not have eggplant parm on the menu (that item is very very old school, and via allegro really isnt). although my meals at via allegro have been stellar, i thought it was really pricey, and although most people at the table went home satisfied, i went home and ate a bag of chips...im lactose intolerant, and didnt have lactaid with me...i think that was why i didnt opt for dessert. im sorry, im not really that well versed on restaurants in mississauga so im no more help! ps: although caesar salad is not italian, they make the best caesar salad i've ever had.

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      ciaociao1 RE: sangii77 Nov 16, 2006 06:39 PM

      There is a great Italian place in Etobicoke that has the best eggplan parmagiana in my opinion- ViBO. Used to be Villa Borgesse and then the owners kids took it over, reno'd it but it still has the same great food.
      It's located on Bloor St. near the Royal York subway station.

      Alternatively another Italian place I really like in Mississauga is Alexandria's. It's on Eglinton east of Dixie in the same plaza at the Planet Bowl. Food is authetic, homemade and very reasonable. Owner always comes out to chat with people. Not sure if they have Eggplant Parm on the menu though.

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        The Macallan 18 RE: sangii77 Nov 17, 2006 02:47 AM

        I second ViBo. Great place! As for your eggplant Parmigiano...buy an eggplant, some real nice mozzarella and Parmigiano, make a simple tomato sauce and bake at 350 C for 10 minutes;)

        Enjoy

        1. orangewasabi RE: sangii77 Nov 18, 2006 09:01 PM

          my fav eggplant parm is the sandwiches at Mustachio in the SLM -- no atmosphere, whatsoever, but no better value either

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            francelonian RE: sangii77 Nov 18, 2006 09:24 PM

            The Big Ragu. Lots of posts here on it.

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