Annabelle Pasta Bar
909 Davenport Rd.
ON, M6G 2B7
Anthony Walsh, of O & B Restaurants, is one of the chefs who
placed Annabelle on his list of top T.O. restaurants.
CHECK OUT THIS WRITE-UP ON ANNABELLE FROM THE POST CITY ARCHIVES (below).
Every once in a while a restaurant opens and captures my heart instantly. I can see myself stopping in every week, the servers, no matter their age, morphing into favourite aunts and uncles whose pleasure it is to make me happy — and well-fed.
Annabelle is that place. And such a bummer that they don't take reservations. But persist. Sunday at 6 p.m. is a good time to get a table.
The downstairs is cosy, entertaining with the bustle of the open kitchen, a few small oak tables: homey. Upstairs I like better. No winter draft, more tables (two of them hightops), warm brick walls, with gilt-framed mirrors and antlers, and a casual vibe. One wall is black and white toile wallpaper. Neighbourhood toddlers scarf down their pasta and learn epicurean gentility. It's all just cool enough to be the new epicentre of the up-and-coming Christie and Davenport neighbourhood.
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