My husband and I dined there last night. We had a read a great review by Alexandra Gill in the globe and mail so were expecting it to be pretty good. We ordered cocktails, starters, entrees and dessert.
For starters my husband ordered the special, which was cauliflower soup. It was good, tasted like it had been garnished wih truffle oil and had a mixture of nuts on top. I had the the bufalo mozzarella which was ok. The tomato was a canned tomato consistency. It was supposed to be that way I guess but I prefer fresh tomatoes and the cheese was not as good as what you would find at Cioppino's or even La Terrazza.
For our entree, my husband had a pasta dish of garganelli with scallops. It was not very good and arrived lukewarm. The dish lacked flavor and tasted like something you could get at cheapo italian restaurant (not that cheap isn't good-you know what I mean). I had high hopes for my king crab risotto. The crab was generous BUT the dish was lacking in that I think they forgot to add cream and cheese to it. The consistency was not creamy but was more like steamed rice with too much parlsey. Alll I could taste was rice, crab, and parsely. I have ordered risotto in many restaurants and it has never tasted this way so I definitely think they must have dropped the ball somewhere as I don't think they even meant it to taste like this.
Dessert was panacotta for my husband and flourless chocolate cake for me. We both enjoyed our desserts and they were taken off the bill as we had experienced a 45 min delay between getting our starters and entrees which was nice gesture.
Ambience was of a neighbourhood restaurant. Very nice and warm feeling to it. The service was warm and freindly also. My husband would like to go and try one more time in a few months in case it was just a bad night.