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Balsamico? Anyone been?

This location seems like one of those cursed ones. The only thing I can find seems to indicate menu is predictable.

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  1. I was there for lunch a couple of weeks ago and really enjoyed it. I had a fish soup that the chef had just made (a very tasty broth with fish, clams and mussels) and the faggioli salad with tuna, also good. The owners are very friendly and welcoming which adds to the warm atmosphere. At the next table I noticed two women sharing a pizza that looked really good. I hope they do well - it is a cursed location!!

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    1. re: BrendaE

      Thanks for the review! Maybe I will try it out.

    2. From what I've read, the owner used to head the kitchen at Sette Mezzo on Eglinton. The food there has always been quite good.

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      Sette Mezzo
      936 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, ON M6C2C2, CA

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      1. re: Tatai

        He wasn't the head of the kitchen at Sette Mezzo but only a part time cook there. Nice guy though. Wish him luck.

      2. I've since tried this place. A nice salad, decent seafood with the pasta and decent sauces and a dinner companion enjoyed the red snapper fish but the texture of the pasta really put me off. Kind of wiggly noodles. Not something I wanted to eat too much of.

        1. Balsamico is pretty good. Went there on a Saturday night in December for a casual dinner and the food was good. It is basic but tasty, the wine is reasonably priced and the atmosphere is casual. I would go back.

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          1. re: tspeers

            I would recommend reservations at Balsamico. Quaint little place, with only so many tables. Family run, and seem to be learning and tweaking things as they progress. Menu is similar if not exactly the Sette Mezzo menu. The Salmon Bruschetta Salad on pizza dough is my favorite. After that the grilled fish selection w/ side of veggies or pasta is good. Chef is accommodating and always friendly. I agree servers are not on top of you, so it you want that sort of service, this might not be the place for you. We would go back.

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            Sette Mezzo
            936 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, ON M6C2C2, CA

          2. The menu can be predictable but what can I say, its great food. The pasta is nice, wine well priced and a great pizza. The place has a nice rustic feel, very warm atmosphere. The staff there are absolutely wonderful, and able to strike the balance of attentive, but not invasive. Great food, great service, planning on going back later next week! Those lamb chops looked amazing.