Though consistently rated a 3-4 stars by James Chatto in the past, I was never much of a fan of Via Allegro's food. Yes, the portions are huge, the wine list superb but somehow the food simply do not reflect such a high rating especially when compared to some of its peers like Il Mulino or Mistura. Furthermore, I think after all these years, they are still searching for their true identity. Be it a glorified pizzeria, a family restaurant or a fine dining establishment. If it is the latter, then I would like to know why management and wait-staff would allow a toddler to go amok, running around the dining tables whilst I ate there last?!
Anyways, I'm pleased to see that the rating in the current edition of Toronto Life has its rating reduced to a more reasonable 2 stars!