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ISO Really good Tiramisu made in house - Toronto

TOchowgal Jan 10, 2011 11:46 AM

I have tried tiramisu at some of the Italian restaurants and it is very obvious that they are store bought, sometimes even storebought, frozen and then thawed (yuck!).

I am looking for an Italian restaurant that serves good food but where the tiramisu is made in house and also tastes really good.

Any suggestions?

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    xiolablue Jan 10, 2011 12:06 PM

    I believe the Tiramisu at The Big Raggu on Lansdowne Ave. is homemade.
    I've only had it once, to go, but I remember it being really yummy.

    1. TorontoJo Jan 10, 2011 12:08 PM

      Trio (Yonge/Lawrence) makes their own tiramisu and it's pretty darn good. But then again, there's not a like to NOT like about tiramisu in my book (ladyfingers, booze, mascarpone, chocolate), so I may not be a great judge. :) As long as it's light and creamy and slightly boozy, I'm happy.

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        Sadistick Jan 10, 2011 12:27 PM

        I *believe* the place is called Banfi - it is a small Italian place in the Forest Hill Village.

        Back in the day when our family friend owned it, we would eat there at least once a month. Though I still believe they use the same recipe, their Tiramisu was always the best in the city.

        Have a go and let us know if it still is!

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          Idas Jan 10, 2011 12:34 PM

          Terroni's on Yonge/St. Clair had nice and very traditional tiramisu which I sampled end of December before the changes. They recently closed that location. I have not been to the new location at Yonge/Price st.
          Any chowhounder try a tiramisu there yet?

          The Terroni on Queen west has a different pastry chef and has a more modern take and amazing tiramisu, more delicate and luscious. Don't let the line up turn you off, ask the host/hostess to see if you can sit at the bar, We were there on a Friday night and skipped a 30 minute wait instantly by ordering dinner and the bar and I like to watch the kitchen too.

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            peppermint pate Jan 11, 2011 07:20 AM

            The new Price street outpost of Terroni won't open until the spring. The downstairs wine bar, Bar Centrale, will open in a few weeks but that will be an entirely different menu - not sure if they'll have tiramisu (which I agree is good).

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              Idas Jan 11, 2011 05:36 PM

              Wow, that's interesting. I guess their lease could no longer be extended since they closed the St. Clair location, The price location has been in the works for so long, I wonder what's still keeping it from opening...

          2. Crispier Crouton Jan 10, 2011 01:02 PM

            Grano makes theirs in house, they're quite good, and the serving size is pretty generous, too.

            2035 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4S2A2, CA

            1. Googs Jan 10, 2011 01:17 PM

              Cora, the wife of chef Giuseppe of Fusilli at Queen and River, makes one I want to lay down in. They don't have it every day so call ahead,

              531 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M5A1V1, CA

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                table4onthefly Jan 12, 2011 04:55 PM

                Pizzeria Libretto has an amazing tiramisu (best I've had in Toronto). It's a tad unorthodox (I find it's a lot creamier than the classic iterations, and it's served in a mason jar), but the flavor is outstanding. Go on a Monday where you can have the black truffle and egg yolk pizza for lunch and then finish with the tiramisu!

                Pizzeria Libretto
                221 Ossington Ave, Toronto, ON M6J, CA

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