Local Kitchen and Wine Bar

Address: 1710 Queen Street West, Toronto, M6R 1B3, Canada
Telephone: +1 416 534 6700

- Mid-range

4

Italian wine bar on the edge of the Polish Village.

It's first come, first served at this atmospheric  Italian-influenced eaterie and salumerie on the far west side of downtown Toronto.

Food and drink
4
90%
Service
4.3
90%
Food and drink
4
90%
Value for money
3.9
90%
Ambience
4.1
90%
Location
3.5
90%

Food and drink

Small plates, salumi, traditional home cooking — if you were brought up by a pair of incredible Italian chefs. Ingredients sourced from Ontario are rustled into Italian classics, such as Ontario Berkshire Pancetta, Lardo stuffed cappelletti pasta or the $50 salumi tasing menu.

Recommended dishes

The salumi tasting menu is the big news here — but it doesn't come cheap. The pastas are excellent and entrees (which change regularly) are impeccable - I loved the Kolapore Springs trout, served with fennel, leeks, olive marmellate and caperberries - at $15 it seems a better deal than the salumi.

Ambience

Cosy, bustling, boisterous.

Service

Down to earth, friendly.

Location

The dowdier end of Queen West, just before it hits Roncesavlles. Very close to Sunnyside Beach, though, if you want to combine the two one day.

Tables to book

If you reserve the chef's table (the only table you can reserve), there's are two sittings for meat eaters — 6:30pm and 9pm — and the meal is $50 without drinks.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Foodies
  • Trendiness

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