1111 Queen St. E.
ON, M4M 1K7
Lawrence La Pianta, of Cherry Street Bar-B-Que, is one of the chefs
who placed AscariEnoteca on his list of top T.O. restaurants.
CHECK OUT THIS WRITE-UP ON ASCARI ENOTECAFROM THE POST CITY ARCHIVES (below).
Named after Italian racecar legend Alberto Ascari, Ascari Enoteca 26 is a bit of a throwback to the ’50s. Aiming to provide an experience similar to a classic Italian enoteca, the restaurant creates a space and ambiance that speaks to the enthusiasm that Ascari had for food and wine.
Opened just a few months ago by the team that brought us the east-end favourite Table 17 (a short 10 minute walk away), Erik Joyal and John Sinopoli keep it simple with a menu that's focused on classic flavours and courses.
The menu starts with an in compagnia section with dishes for sharing, then continues with insalate — including a killer bowl of Brussels sprouts ($10) — and then, of course, the restaurant's signature house-made pasta dishes that highlight fresh flavours and seasonal ingredients.
- Denver | 1400 Jackson St.