We were surprised by the quality of our meal at Romagna Mia last night.
Located just east of Jarvis on Front, the restaurant does not have the look of a great eatery, more like a cavernous Pizza joint and the fact that there were very few people there on the Monday evening that we went didn't help.
The "Gran Fritto dell Adriatico con Verdure Croccanti, $14" we had to start was crisp, hot , not over-battered and accompanied by a decent picante sauce. Our pheasant rissotto with freshly shaved black truffles ($25?) was excellent, and the truffles truely made the dish sing.
We rounded the meal off with Bison ribs accompanied by spaghetti carbonara, both of which were a delight to eat. The wine list was almost exclusively Italian and with a large selection from all the main regions, averagely priced. Service was fast, very polite and knowledgable. Total cost excluding wine but including tip etc. was just over $100 for the two of us.
Web site www.romagna-mia.com I'm guessing that the target market would be tourists but for us locals, it was a pleasant surprise.
106 Front Street East, Toronto, ON M5A 1E1, CA