The place was near my old office, so I went in one day in the hopes of having a especially nice lunch. You know, proper seating, a real waiter, no food court din. (No boss at the next table.)
While the service was absolutely fine (very good, I'd even say) my food was woefully disappointing. I ordered the meat lasagna. It was filling, yes. There seemed to be an infinite number of pasta layers (good). The meat was tasty (yay) but there was a very limited amount of it (not so yay) and the tomato sauce was ... sour. Big time sour. (Ruined the whole thing.)
As far as I'm concerned, a good tomato sauce makes or breaks an Italian restaurant, and there's really no reason to serve a bad one. Ever. Unless you're secretly spooning up Ragu and pretending it's homemade, which is, in itself, a problem. Sour tomato sauce is just such a rookie mistake. There's no excuse for it.
To be fair, I've only been to the place once, and I didn't try the deli (only the sit-down), and I have no idea how anything else on the menu tastes, but I think it's fair to say that an Italian restaurant that can't serve up a good meat lasagna might be limited in other areas too.
55 Bloor Street W
Toronto, ON M4W 1A5
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