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Jul 22, 2014 05:39 PM

Bes Frutti Di Mare Pasta in Toronto?

My birthday's coming up soon and I am craving some seafood pasta. Any recommendations?

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  1. The Leonardo spaghetti at Joso's.

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    1. re: prima

      I have tried that and Joso's Siciliana and quite frankly, found both pastas very dry and over-salted. The pieces of seafood were so scant in the Leonardo that I left unfulfilled. I am looking for in-shell clams and/or mussels, calamari, whole shrimp in the pasta.

      1. re: Limonade

        Maybe not what your are looking for but I had a pasta at the Japanese run shiso tree cafe in jtown that meets your description . Not fancy but excellently cooked and lots of seafood. It may not be a celebration style dinner that most people are used to, but for us it is because it's a fun place to eat.

        1. re: szw

          You pre-empted me SZW! Ha! I was just about to suggest the same!
          +! for Shiso Tree!

    2. My Friend's hubby luvs Frutti Di Mare
      Here are their top picks
      Zucca Trattoria
      Carmelina Restaurant

      I have only dined at Zucca myself and can vouch that their pasta items are very good.

      1. Not very fancy but chock full of seafood are the pastas at Vivetha:
        I have only been to the one in the beach and have tried many dishes, all are fantastic and they are very, very generous with the seafood. Fruit de Mer, Seafruit fusilli, Seafood delight, seafood fettuccine and pesto seafood are good options.

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        1. re: greenwoodgerrard

          Thanks for the suggestions. I will have to try out these other restaurants in the near future.

        2. Ended up going to Agio on St. Clair Ave West. It was delicious. I was so surprised that the chef was Korean but let me tell you, Chef Merino can speak fluent Italian and gained experience in Rome. My SO and I tried the Frutti di Mare pasta and it was to die for. It had generous portions of fresh seafood (clams, mussels, calamari and shrimp), and the pasta and tomato sauce were made fresh in house. The chef also served us complimentary tiramisu, which was perfectly sweetened and refreshing. I would definitely go back and try the lobster ravioli next time.