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Refined Italian fare in Toronto?

  • Nelson Apr 16, 2008 03:33 PM
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Arriving recently in Toronto from London (UK), have since been [as yet unsuccessfully!] in search of upmarket, quality Italian cuisine a la River Cafe or Locanda Locatelli there . . . does such a restaurant exist in Toronto?

I am looking for innovative, quality Italian food and so far encountering only the ubiquitous pizza, pasta and overdone secondi suspects . . .

Any advice?

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  1. You could try Via Allegro - lots of positive reviews on this board...

    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/101326

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    Via Allegro
    1750 The Queensway, Toronto, ON M9C5H5, CA

    1. Perhaps Mistura or Noce?

      www.mistura.ca
      www.nocerestaurant.com

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      1. re: Rabbit

        I second Mistura and also Zucca below.

      2. You might want to try Il Mulino (more innovative) or Coppi (more traditional) for upscale restaurants serving quality Italian cuisine. My meal at Il Mulino was the most refined Italian meal I can remember having in Toronto.

        Zucca is also quite innovative, but a slightly lower price point Il Mulino and Coppi.

        1. Noce.