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Vannis : Italian, St.Clair & Christie - a quick review

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Vannis : Italian, St.Clair & Christie - a quick review

AzulH | | Jan 4, 2009 07:11 PM

I am surprised that no other Chowhounds have discovered or commented on this small but worthwhile Italian restaurant. (Open for about six months).

The ambiance is certainly not "haute cuisine" but the food certainly exceeds one's expectations from this Bar come Bistro on the North side of St.Clair just East of Christie.

Three of us ate lemon scallopini accompanied by superb sweet potato and spinach; Hawaian pizza with an appropriately crisp and thin crust; calamari and shrimp with spicey mayo; a rich risotto of Italian sausage & sun-dried tomato; plus a portion of cuban lobster tail & filet; rounded off with a soft Tiramisu to die for. Yes, we were pigs!

Total cost including tip but excluding wine less than $100!

Although it might appear that we ate everything on the menu, in fact there was plenty to choose from that we didn't manage to try. (One of the several enticing sounding fish dishes for example.)

Service was surprisingly quick given the complexity of our order and despite the fact that there were several other tables full.

Overall a very decent place to eat although not necessarily a romantic environment being busy e.g TV screens with sports on them and families.

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