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Italian food comparable to NYC standards

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jmeeee Jun 23, 2007 02:19 PM

Does anyone know any Italian restaurants in the GTA that is comparable to the food at Babbo or Peasant in NYC?

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    DDD Jun 23, 2007 04:36 PM

    I think that Via Allegro comes close with some of their dishes.

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      robb Jun 23, 2007 06:14 PM

      Via Allegro may be good, but doesn't come close to the food/wine service or overall experience at Babbo. I'd say the experience and service at Opus on Prince Arthur is close to the Babbo experience, yet the food is more continental than Italian.

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      vinojoe Jun 23, 2007 02:48 PM

      While there are many good Italian Restaurants in the GTA (see this post http://www.chowhound.com/topics/362300 for a discussion), there is nothing that matches Babbo (or Oliveto or A16 in the San Francisco Bay Area) for that matter. That said, I am aware of no Portuguese restaurant in New York that touches Chiado.

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