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Homemade pasta sauce in toronto...

jen2202 Dec 7, 2006 10:17 PM

I'm by no means a chef, and am not very good at making a white pasta sause from scratch. The regular jared and packaged sauces are not anything close to the real thing. Is there anywhere in toronto that makes fresh pasta sauce daily? Please help, im so tired of the packaged crap.

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    saucethatcounts RE: jen2202 Dec 7, 2006 10:59 PM

    Bruno's Fine Foods and Pusateri's uptown ( Lawrence and Avenue ) have good stuff...Bruno's have quite a few locations. Check them out at www.brunosfinefoods.com

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      artgeek RE: jen2202 Dec 7, 2006 11:43 PM

      There's a pasta place on Yonge, on the east side just north of Millwood. Sorry - I forget the name, and I haven't been in for more than a year, but I think it's still there. When we lived in the neighbourhood we regularly bought sauces and noodles from them - made on premises and very good.

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        bogie RE: artgeek Dec 8, 2006 08:18 AM

        It's called Pasta Pantry and the owner Carlo can hook you up!

        He makes not only great sauces, but also fresh pasta, lasagne trays and soups.

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          nummanumma RE: bogie Dec 8, 2006 01:29 PM

          carlo is adorable and makes great pasta and sauces!

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            Crepes Suzette RE: nummanumma Dec 9, 2006 09:52 AM

            I agree completely about Carlo and his amazing soups, sauces and pasta. The cream of mushroom soup is the best I've ever had. It's so rich and creamy I used it as a sauce on the pasta - very yummy! The shop is on Yonge, just north of Belsize.

      2. orangewasabi RE: jen2202 Dec 8, 2006 12:24 AM

        the Italian place in the downstairs part of SLM (SE corner) makes good sauces

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          deelicious RE: orangewasabi Dec 8, 2006 01:59 AM

          i second that! Sometimes some great squash raviolis too.

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            Googs RE: deelicious Dec 8, 2006 02:19 AM

            Make it 3. It's called Pasta Mia and I'm a fan of their spinach & ricotta ravioli. Great sauces without the How Much Is That?!?! feeling of Pusateri's.

        2. pancake RE: jen2202 Dec 8, 2006 01:30 AM

          continental noodles, jane and lawrence.
          Fresh pasta,
          homemade lasagna's
          fresh stuffed pasta
          frozen gnocchi
          lots of sauces
          cannelonni, etc. . . .
          -they supply to many restaurants in Toronto, A must visit for pasta lovers

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            robb RE: jen2202 Dec 8, 2006 02:03 AM

            Pastissima-on Yonge, about 1/2 a block South of Sporting Life. Great Sauces, fresh made noodles,and great fozen lasagna/caneloni. At lunch they have great and reasonably priced grilled sanwich/salad or pasta/salad combos. It's been there for years and has been consistenly good for ever.

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              starvin RE: jen2202 Dec 8, 2006 03:13 AM

              Meat on the Beach ( Queen and Woodbine ) Their "Smoky Chipotle Pasta Sauce" and "Pesto with Artichoke" are awesome!

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                jen2202 RE: jen2202 Dec 8, 2006 10:15 PM

                I went to SLM today and got some alfredo sauce. I dont know the name of the place i got it at, but its on the main floor at the far south-west corner. Ill try it tonight and let you know!! thanks for all of the suggestions!

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                  jen2202 RE: jen2202 Dec 11, 2006 10:02 PM

                  It was yummy :)

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