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Jun 16, 2011 12:49 PM

Looking for some cucina della nonna with a patio

Anywhere in the downtown / midtown / uptown area that is really outstanding?

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  1. One of the best patios in town is that at Cafe Diplomatico on College, but the food is not particularly spectacular. Decent, fresh pasta though.

    1. How about Noce on Queen West?

      875 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J1G5, CA

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      1. re: peppermint pate

        +1 for Noce ...

        875 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J1G5, CA

      2. Enoteca Sociale has a nice patio.

        Enoteca Sociale
        1288 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6J, CA

        1. Agree with iMarilyn. Enoteca would be a good spot.

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          1. re: jlunar

            Enoteca gets my vote. Delicious food, and I really like their patio.

            1. re: ms. cornbread

              So I'm finally going to check out Enoteca this Friday, hopefully on the patio (please sun gods...) - any favourites on the current menu?

              1. re: peppermint pate

                Didn't check their current menu, but:

                - Their grilled meats are generally really good.
                - Potatoes as a side are really tasty.
                - Arancini is tasty
                - Cauliflower side is good too.
                - I like their tiramisu and their cappucino.

                Most of their pastas are good, but I'd avoid the boar pappardelle. I don't know if it's because I take too much time shooting, but the sheets always come clumped. I also don't love their octopus. I have a lot of photos (with menus) in my Enoteca Post.

       -- food. is. love.

                1. re: jlunar

                  Thanks for the suggestions jlunar. Gorgeous pics, as always, on your blog, though the temptation of those Little Nicky's donuts is almost too much to bear.

                  1. re: peppermint pate

                    So bad for me, but Little Nicky's is starting to become my weekend morning ritual...

          2. Have you tried 7 Numbers on the Danforth (between Broadview and Chester)? The patio is a little small. Diplomatico has a great patio and I agree about the food.