I'll Mulino - Sold!
Sad news (well, hopefully not!) was heard today, that the husband and wife duo, owners of one of Toronto's best Italian restaurants have sold I'll Mulino after many years.
They will keep the same name etc...let's just hope the quality of food doesn't lose out - or better yet, that they never get rid of the smoked duck pasta!!!
The former owners of Il Mulino, Michael and Margi Pagliaro, are opening a new restaurant tomorrow. It's called Carisma, and is located at 73 King Street East, a spot that was most recently the short-lived 73 Stirs, and before that Cyrano's for many years.
Thanks for the heads up. I assume the husband and wife team who sold are leaving and the new owners have their own head chef, etc. so I don't know how the food would be the same. Do you know any other details of what exatly was sold? It's too bad as I considered this to be one of the better Italian restaurants in Toronto.
Edit: it seems it was sold to a former manager of Sotto Sotto.
My husband and I went there just last weekend and I had a great time. We had been there before and our waiter was the same as our previous visit.
He said the new owner is keeping the old staff but the menu has changed a little. Otherwise, everything looked the same to me.
He did mention they might start opening for lunch. I really enjoyed myself and I will be returning.