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Chowfind! Big Momma's Boy on Parliament


Restaurants & Bars Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Chowfind! Big Momma's Boy on Parliament

TwinklyTerrapin | | Jul 29, 2005 01:06 PM

Hola Chowders,
Arriving at our second-favourite masala dhosa spot to find that, sadly, it had closed down, the honey and I and our friends tried Big Momma's Boy on Parliament, just south of Wellesley--and man, what a happy discovery!

Big Momma's Boy is a fonky reno'd Victorian house, with a small bar downstairs, a couple of tables on the front porch, a nice back patio, and a great-looking space upstairs. Their menu is an extensive gourmet pizza list, with all yer fancy-schmancy toppings and crust alternatives, as well as a cafe-type menu with pastas and sandwiches, and many, many organic choices.

We started with pints of Golden Horseshoe, a local microbrew; then we had the Caesar salad, which was lovely and tart with large flakes of parmesan, and had an anchovy on top, for those who like that sort of thing. For dinner, I had the pasta special ($14): linguini with wild salmon, chard and bacon in a tomato-vodka cream sauce, and the other three shared an extra-large pizza ($25), which I sampled--also very good and nice thin crisp crust. For dessert we shared a flourless chocolate cake and Kensington Organic chai ice cream, which were both totally yum, not too sweet, and a great end to the meal. Most of the salads are $6-9, and mains and sandwiches are $8-16

Our dinner for four with two salads, one main, one extra-large pizza, two desserts and many beers came to $100. The portions were a little on the small side, but considering the fairly low prices and the high quality of the ingredients, that's not surprising, and I'm happy paying for quality rather than quantity.

All in all, an excellent meal with friendly, relaxed service. We all left happy, charmed and looking forward to coming back--next time, I'm fer sher having the organic pulled pork sandwich...mmm...

Hope you all get a chance to check it out,

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