Restaurants & Bars

Ristorante 101 - Yonge and Lawerence

smook | Feb 28, 2008 05:11 PM

I haven't seen a posting about this restaurant on here so I thought I'd drop a note to give it some props.

What impresses me about this place is that its coherent - no mixed messages. Its an elegant interior but not over the top or gimmicky - solid design, well made, thought-out. The service is friendly, totally unpretentious and at home with their guests. The food is good. The menu is focussed on traditional dishes and doesn't try to introduce a lot of fusion or re-invented, interpretations of Italian. Its hard to find a place that still actually serves spaghetti and meatballs (with ground veal meatballs), homemade sausage, and homemade tiramisu. The prices are decent - lunch for 2 with a bottle of fizzy water was under $30 and dinner for 2 with cocktails, wine, dinner, dessert and coffees ... just around $100 including tax and tip.

Check out a menu here if you're interested:

I'd be interested to know anyone else's opinions.

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