Monday, January 26, 2015

REVIEW | Città

Just 6 weeks ago, Città opened in the up-and-coming neighbourhood of CityPlace between Spadina Ave. and Bathurst St. on Fort York Blvd.  Nestled on the main floor of one of the many highrise buildings, this may just become the community's favourite brunch spot on the weekends or a lunch and dinner spot on weeknights!

Stepping into the new Southern Italian restaurant, you'll be greeted by an energetic atmosphere that is open but inviting. There are two wood-fire pizza ovens behind the pastries counter where you'll drool over the bombolini, cannoli, biscotti and muffins that are freshly baked in-house daily.  Also, you'll love the floor-to-ceiling windows take up a good chunk of the entire restaurant that provide natural light during brunch hour!


Città is headed by Executive Chef, Ben Heaton, known for his British pub grub at The Grove previously.  This time around, he's serving up casual and comforting Italian fare that I really enjoyed. Here's a photo recap of my brunch experience:

Zucchini Olive Oil Muffins & Banana Olive Oil Muffins
When they brought out the zucchini muffins, I almost died because I love them and can't have them often unless they're baked at home - there are so many places that sell banana bread but never zucchini for some reason. Now, my prayers have been answered and I can come to Città for my zucchini bread cravings!

Formaggio Speck Scones

Burrata Crostini
with wood roasted tomato & onion agro dolce

Baked Eggs Braciole
tomato, pancetta, gremolata & shortrib

Duck Eggs Benedict
tomato, peperonata & hollandaise on house-made foccacia

House Cured Thick Cut Pancetta Rashers

Buffalo Mozzarella Agnolotti

Patate Alla Carbonara Pizza
bechamel, potato, pecorino, egg & guanciale

passion fruit, nutella & pistachio

Bomboloni is an Italian doughnuts with fillings. All three were sweet, creamy and rich but the one that stood out to me was the pistachio bomboloni. I would even stop by Citta in the future to pick up a few of these!

The picture says it all - perfection. I also love that these are small enough to indulge in just two-bites!

Piatto di Biscotti (Italian Cookies)

What an amazing brunch experience I had at this new spot in Cityplace (the great company helped too)! The staff was very knowledgeable of the restaurant's menu, the space is inviting and beautifully designed and the food was outstanding. I love traditional brunch menu items but it was great to have a not-so-conventional one. My personal favourites: Duck Egg Benedict and Burrata Crostini.

Oh, and I will have to go back soon for the pistachio bombolini  and zucchini olive oil muffins!

 -Our meal at this event was complimentary but opinions are our own-

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