Rosedale Diner: Not Your Typical Burger Joint

You know you’re in Rosedale when you see an item on the menu for $117.  At a diner.  OK, it’s not likely anyone has ever ordered the so-called Gourmet Package and the only reason why it’s that pricey is because of the Veuve Cliquot (the actual dish is $17).  Besides, the restaurant is closer to the Summerhill […]

Pleasant Outdoor Dining at Vaticano

You can spot Vaticano Restaurant in Toronto’s Yorkville area from far away – it’s the restaurant with a huge picture of the chef and owner!  The restaurant, which is a participant in the city’s annual Summerlicious and Winterlicious festivals also boasts an excellent “regular” menu.  At a recent visit, I tried their parpadelle Vaticano, a vegetarian pasta […]

Trattoria Nervosa: The Golden Charm of Yorkville

Nhi La Summertime dining calls for lighter fare to beat the heat, and nothing is more fitting than casual trattoria dining on an open air patio.  The rich history of Italian cuisine with its numerous regional delicacies makes each trattoria experience special and unique.  On this side of the Atlantic Ocean, Italian eateries can range […]

Classic food. Tasteful decor. Cultured people.

Erin Easterbrook Italian music is lightly playing in the background of a small yet intimate restaurant. Civilized conversation is being conversed. Dim lighting is being reflected in the long and narrow, oval shaped mirrors. Fresh parsley can be smelled and for a brief moment, you may forget you’re not in Italy. Fratelli, meaning brothers in […]