HOME > Chowhound > Ontario (inc. Toronto) >

Discussion

Coppi White Truffle Festival

  • b
  • bogie Nov 7, 2010 07:34 AM

I noticed that Coppi Restaurant currently has their White Truffle Menu listed on their website, however it does not list prices. Has anybody gone this year? Can you tell me what the prices are like on some of the dishes? Thanks.

-----
Coppi
3363 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4N 2N6, CA

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
Posting Guidelines | FAQs | Feedback
Cancel
  1. I went to this last night. Apps cost 40, mains cost between 50-65.
    I know it sounds like a lot for Coppi, but each dish has a huge amount of truffle shaved onto it.

    -----
    Coppi
    3363 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4N 2N6, CA

    5 Replies
    1. re: graydyn

      Thanks for the info, that's not too bad considering the price of white truffles. We will probably limit ourselves to a couple of the pasta mains and order the rest off the regular menu.

      1. re: bogie

        Uggh, last time I went to Coppi it was a nightmare. Everything! Food was crap, service was crap. We were so put off and disgusted and terribly disappointed. Could not believe how down hill the place seemed from the other many times we'd been. Vowed never to return.

        I hope your experiences are much better. Please do report back bogie.

        -----
        Coppi
        3363 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4N 2N6, CA

        1. re: millygirl

          I'm sorry to hear that, millygirl. Now I'm rethinking whether we will be going or not.

          1. re: millygirl

            Agreed.

            Coppi is a waste of time and money.

            -----
            Coppi
            3363 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4N 2N6, CA

            1. re: Sadistick

              Yup, pretty much sums it up. Too bad because it used to be fantastic!! It seems to me I recall reading that the owner Fausto sold the business and moved back to Italy but I could be dreaming this happened. Not sure.

      2. As an alternate choice, Splendido has a truffle tasting menu - $90 for three courses. I wouldn't say they put a huge amount of truffles in each dish, but certainly an appropriate amount and I think the value is very good. When I was there, they had an optional foie gras addition for $28, which featured a very healthy piece of foie gras with shaved truffles over top.

        -----
        Splendido
        88 Harbord Street, Toronto, ON M5S 1G5, CA

        8 Replies
        1. re: SMOG

          SMOG: Thanks for the tip, I'm sure we can count on the quality of our meal being much better at Spendido, oops I mean Splendido!

          -----
          Splendido
          88 Harbord Street, Toronto, ON M5S 1G5, CA

          1. re: bogie

            Truffles aside, Coppi is an enjoyable old-school Italian joint that seems to appeal to an older local clientele - like myself - who appreciate the traditional menu, good service, large tables for two and the luxurious space between the tables. It may have been better when Fausto, the then-owner, was patrolling the aisles. But he's retired to Italy now, and his employees are running the shop and, in my view, not too badly at all. If you want a more innovative Italian menu, go to Zucca, just down Yonge St. south of Eglinton. If you don't want too, too innovative, go to Paese, a short drive west to Bathurst St. north of Wilson Ave., where there's no corkage charge for BYOW most nights. But if you want the old favorites properly done (most of the time), stick with Coppi. I'm partial to the spaghetti puttanesca (a dish not often found in Italian restos anymore) and the liver. Some dishes are better than others, and only experience will teach you which is which. Good wine list, including some decent buys - which you don't often find on that strip of Yonge St. north of Lawrence Ave. For there are some outrageous wine markups in the many Italian restos on that high-rent strip, but at Coppi, not so much. I like the place, but recognize its shortcomings, and endeavor to avoid them. Most, though not all, of the dozen or so Italian joints on the strip can't touch it. There's a reason it has been around so long. Bring money, though. About $125-$135 a couple with wine, all in, provided you stay away from the truffles (as I do).

          2. re: SMOG

            This sounds like a smart choice, seeming how it's about the same price (even a little less). The meal I had at Coppi was fun and all, but the only thing it had going for it was the piles of truffle.

            Were you there this year? I don't suppose they have kept Lee's truffle risotto recipe?

            1. re: graydyn

              I was, but no truffle risotto. First course was maitake mushrooms, jerusalem artichoke puree and pancetta (and truffle, of course). Second course was seared foie on brioche with shaved truffles (this was an optional add-on). Third was a simple pappardelle with truffles on top. And fourth was a chicken supreme, with sausage and parsnip puree (and truffles on top, of course). The food was excellent. My only gripe was the service, which was scattered, unattentive and at least one course was placed on the table with no description.

              1. re: SMOG

                no white truffle though, right?

                1. re: shekamoo

                  I recall reading somewhere that their 'standard' offering was black truffle. However, 'they hope to get some white truffle (sometime?)' as well - but, of course, will be a significant cost premium.

                  1. re: estufarian

                    which means Coppi is probably a better bargain...

                    -----
                    Coppi
                    3363 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4N 2N6, CA

                    1. re: shekamoo

                      Even if free, Coppi would not be a bargain in my eyes.

                      Something about the words 'bargain' and 'truffles' just don't seem to go in the same sentence LOL

                      -----
                      Coppi
                      3363 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4N 2N6, CA