Toronto's Tastiest Calamari?
I am addicted to calamari, the lightly battered and crunchy kind that is not overly fishy, chewy, or oily. Seems not to be consistent, though...some places are good once and then horrible the next.
Any ideas? Preferably downtown T.O.?
re: Charles Yu
Pizzeria Libretto has by far the best Calamari that we have ever tasted in the city.
The batter is thin and light.
Not a drop of "grease" to the taste. and the squid has just the right amount of "bite".
It is served atop a red pepper almond sauce that is simply delicious.
I thought that I detected a hint of Anise as well, but was told that there is none in the sauce.
We are "so-so" about the Pizza, but have been twice for the calamari, and the squash angliotti is surprisingly good as well
We went early about 6:30 and on one occasion no wait, and possibly a ten minute wait the second time.
Possibly we were lucky,
Our server ( Alex) is a delight as well.
In fact every staff person we encountered had a genuine smile .
We feel very comfortable there as well, a new restaurant that feels like an old friend.