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Osteria Ciceri e Tria (Victoria St)


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Osteria Ciceri e Tria (Victoria St)

waydowntown | Dec 5, 2008 09:51 AM

The former Terroni's space on Victoria has opened as Osteria Ciceri e Tria. I _think_ the telephone number is the same as the old Terroni's (416-955-0258), so maybe it's a spinoff. I haven't been there yet, but when I peeked in I saw that they have a long communal table down the middle of the room, surrounded by tables for two and four along the perimeter.

I picked up a menu (dated Nov. 26, and temporary--it changes every day, apparently). Prices on that menu are $23 (antipasto and primo), $28 (antipasto and secondo), and $35 (antipasto, primo, and secondo). Desserts are $7. On Nov. 26, you could have chosen from the following:

Five antipasti (octopus in a spicy sauce, baked mussels, grilled veg bruschetta, baked bocconcini wrapped in speck, or spelt salad with veg and beans).

Three primi (maltagliati with clams and zucchini; rigatoni with tomatores, arugula, and anchovies; or tria partly boiled and fried with chickpeas--thus the name of the restaurant, I guess).

Two secondi (baked pork cappacolla with herbs and potatoes, or grilled sea bream with green beans).

Finally, two dolci (almond tart with chocolate or chestnut cake with persimmon sauce).

I haven't had a chance to try this place out, and probably won't until after the holidays. Has anyone eaten there yet? I want to love this restaurant because it's so close to my home and my office, and because I miss the old Terroni on Victoria very much. (After many attempts, the new Adelaide location is finally off my go-to list forever for all the reasons that so many others have outlined in their reviews.) The communal table isn't my favourite dining arrangement, but if the food and service are excellent I could easily be persuaded.

No Web site yet, as far as I can tell.

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