Chicken (Italian) Dinners in Toronto -- HELP!
I am trying to find an Italian restaurant with classics such as Chicken Piccata, Chicken Cacciatore, Chicken Marsala or Chicken Parmigian. I have looked at many many menus online and find lots of meat and fish/seafood options but cannot seem to find any of these -- am I missing something or do Italian restuarants in Toronto not offer mains like these?
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I made this exact same type of post earlier in the year and got maybe 1 or 2 suggestions in response.. Neither were as good as what I can get here in Brampton & Mississauga
Apparently "chicken parm" is too Americanized for Italian restauraunts to preapre.. Enough with the seafood already, I agree.
My favorite Chicken parm dinners come from Tony & Jim's in Brampton, Pomodoro's in Brampton, and La Cappanina in Brampton.
I've also had it at Toscana (or something like that) located around Derry & Financial but I don't recall how good it was
You are right that it appears next to impossible to find this dish downtown, probably because everyone is trying to cater to hipster doofuses
Good luck, let me know if you find a good one anywhere else.
I don't usually order Veal Parm outside of an Italian old-school bakery/deli setting, so can't help you there, but I've had delicious versions of Piccata and Marsala at Giancarlo Trattoria, La Bruschetta, and Coppi. In fact I'm not even sure that they have them on the menu, but am positive I've had each version at each place and left very happy, so I'm sure they will all make it. I've also tried it with both chicken and veal.
Try Fratelli's Village Pizzeria. They have chicken parm on their menu. I haven't tried it, but if the quality is like the rest of their menu then it's definitely worth the trip. Very good service, atmosphere and quality of food. They also have a dish called chicken pizzaiola which is served with spaghetti. Fratelli's is in the east end in Highland Creek Village (Old Kingston Rd.).
384 Old Kingston Rd.,
I have never eaten at Quattro Ragazze, and they have had some so-so reviews recently but they have some of what you mentioned on the menu.
Pollo Ripiene $18.00
Stuffed chicken with prosciutto, mushrooms, mozzarella in a Marsala wine sauce
Chicken Calabrese $18.00
Chicken saute with onions, mushrooms, peppers, capers, olives, artichokes
Chicken breast, prosciutto, Gorgonzola, bocconcini, spinach
Chicken or Veal parmiggiano with spaghetti in tomato sauce $17
I left out THYME4 or something like that, on the queensway, at kipling or islington
I've enjoyed my takeout from here every time and you get their foccacia with every order... pretty sure I usually get the Chicken Parm dinner w/a caesar salad..
ends up being the chicken, pasta and sauce of choice, focaccia bread, and caesar salad for around 20 bucks.. No complaints here
while i've never been myself - even though i live like a minute away ..... Mama Martino's on Queensway (east of royal york) is always ram packed ... they seem the kinda place to do those dishes --- red checkered tablecloth and all.
there's that neat shnitzle place nearby also i've never tried