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Nov 6, 2008 06:56 AM

Looking for a good Spaghetti Vongole

My criteria are simple, yet seemingly hard to meet at the places I've tried.

- There is such a thing as too much garlic, but in my sauce for this dish, that is a lot of garlic. Don't be shy.
- The sauce, while olive oil-based, should also adhere to the pasta in a large enough quantity that I can taste it while eating and am not forced to use a spoon to eat it like soup.
- Spending $40 on a plate of pasta, while perhaps worth it in some circumstances, is not worth it for me for this dish.

I would like the white version of the sauce, not the red version. I know Toronto has a dearth of decent Italian, so I am asking you guys for suggestions because I don't want to hunt around forever. :)

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  1. I had a very good version of the dish at True Restaurant about a month ago. I think it meets your criteria. What I found delicious (and somewhat unusual) was that the dish seemed very light, and fresh. It's difficult for a pasta dish to give me that sense, but it was certainly a welcomed novelty. Under $20.

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    1. re: Bueno

      True's website doesn't post opening hours - are they open Sundays and Mondays?

      1. re: KitchenVoodoo

        I have no idea. I wasn't there on a Sunday or a Monday. Call them and ask.

    2. Have you tried Vittorio's yet? I haven't but I know they have a different version at each of their two locations, both under $20.