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GRobin Jun 25, 2007 09:29 AM

OK Chowhounds...hubby and I are going to a concert at the ACC. Need a reco for somewhere good, but not over the top. JKWB may not have room so we need somewhere we can make a reservation. Can't stand Biff's or Aqua. Thoughts? Anyone been to the Italian resto on Wellington east of Yonge, might be called Vagabonda? Thanks in advance.

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    GRobin Jun 26, 2007 06:34 AM

    Thanks all. We found out Trevor is closed Mondays. Too bad as the menu looked great. We'll try it another time. Ended up on the patio next door at Vagabondo. One word...yuck! Pre-fab, tasteless Italian at it's worse. We both had a ceasar salad which was light on any dressing, had no parmesan and was tasteless including the boxed croutons. The I had the pollo piazzaiola which was a thin pounded breast of chicken smothered in a very oily mixture of chopped green and black olives in a small amount of some tomato base loaded with big chunks of raw garlic. Hubby had veal parm and said it was practically inedible and covered with a big slab of processed mozarella cheese.

    Oh well...now we know.

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      jgloverwork Jun 26, 2007 07:35 AM

      Thanks for the post-report - I don't live far from there so now will know better than to accidentally stumble into the place!

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        Gary Jun 26, 2007 09:44 AM

        Ack! Sorry I didn't see this thread earlier and save you. The consensus on Vagabondo is very bad. I think they only survive due to a very visible patio and proximity to a lot of office buildings, where workers choose them for lunch because they don't have time to walk further.

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          GRobin Jun 26, 2007 09:53 AM

          Thanks Gary, yeah, we figured that out. I think you're absolutely right.

      2. thenurse Jun 25, 2007 06:53 PM

        BeerBistro... King just E of Yonge.

        1. westhead74 Jun 25, 2007 06:40 PM

          Vagabondo III has decent-ish pizzas but the pastas always seem a bity gunky to me. The patio is lovely though.

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            GRobin Jun 25, 2007 10:12 AM

            Thanks...keep em coming...Don't eat steak...so Barberians and H60 don't fit. What/where's Trevor?

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              jgloverwork Jun 25, 2007 12:14 PM

              Trevor is on Wellington between Yonge and Church. 38 Wellington I believe. Really short walk to the ACC - http://www.trevorkitchenandbar.com/

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                TOfoodie Jun 26, 2007 09:49 AM

                OMG Trevor has the best Kobe mini burgers! So tasty and juicy...ah my mouth waters just thinking about them....

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              jgloverwork Jun 25, 2007 09:39 AM

              I haven't been to any yet, but the new spots on Colbourne all seem to be getting some decent feedback (Doku 15 in the Cosmo hotel, Six Steps and Colbourne Lane).

              Trevor on Wellington is quite good...

              good luck!

              1. deelicious Jun 25, 2007 09:35 AM

                Kultura; Harbor Sixty; Barberians to name a few.

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