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Terroni's---pasta is over-rated.


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Terroni's---pasta is over-rated.

Ediblethoughts | Jan 24, 2010 04:44 PM

I've been to this Terroni's (the uptown one on Balmoral) before. And I was very "meh" about it but it was many years back and I decided to give it another try since some CHers are pretty strongly pro. Started with the Ricchia salad and it was very good. Lovely lemon dressing over arugula and Parmigiano Reggiano and the mushrooms were also very gently dressed. Not a bad portion size either. We ordered 3 pastas: Norma (tomato and fried eggplant); Spaghetti in Canna a Mare (tomato seafood pasta); and Spaghetti al Limone (had heard about this was good). So the Limone was good. Not good enough so I'd go back for it--maybe I'm just not a butter pasta person. But good. The other two were very meh. The sauces weren't awful but not great and the pasta itself was very unsatisfying--too soft, perhaps. We had the so-called flourless chocolate cake for dessert and it was filled with liquidy chocolate that just felt undercooked. Not what I'd expect of flourless chocolate cake and left me feeling a little unsettled. The service was good though---but then I was well behaved and didn't ask for Parmesan with my pasta.

Overall, I'd almost go back there for salads and fast service. Maybe several salads.

As a final question: Has anyone has tried a pasta dish they really liked--maybe one of the raviolis or the gnocchi?

1 Balmoral Ave, Toronto, ON M4V3B9, CA

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