Pescatarian Italiana in downtown west hipster-ville. The cocktail list is innovation personified, and they take res! You don’t even notice the absence of meat when inhaling super-sweet sliced raw scallops with shaved apple and fennel in puckery buttermilk vinaigrette. Moist oil-cured tuna plays nice with olives and celery, and grilled oil-brushed bread is an irresistible carb. Everybody roasts cauliflower, but adding creamy/tart goat milk yogurt is a clever nuance, good with the grapes and almonds. Aficionados of butterfat will swoon over agnolotti stuffed with puree of porcini and swimming in buttery sauce. Ditto re octopus — it’s everywhere, and novel here thanks to sweet/sour caponata. Skip the sage gnudi, they’re mealy.
- 1214 Dundas St. W., Toronto (map)
- Chef: Craig Harding (consulting chef), Jeffrey Bovis
- Cuisine: Seafood,Italian
- Cost of dinner for two: $100
- Hours: Tues. to Thurs. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Fri. to Sat. 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Reservations: Yes
- Meals served: Brunch, dinner
- Veggie-friendly: Yes
- Wines available: 50
- Corkage fee:
- Private party area: Can rent entire venue
- Wheelchair accessible: No
- CC accepted: Yes
- Parking: Street parking and Green P nearby