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Capri & Positano

Here's a few restaurants we ate in when we visited Positano in 2010.

For your first night Buca di Bacco is a great introduction to Positano.
http://www.bucadibacco.it/buca_di_bac...
It's situated right on the harbour facing the water, across from the Collegiata di Santa Maria Assunta, near your Hotel. You can easily walk there. It's an old school hotel/restaurant. Established 1912. Reserve a table at the outside edge of terrazza overlooking the beach. My wife had the gnocchi, pomodros, mozzerella - to die for - gnocchi melted in mouth. Great cheesyness to the plate. I had Polpette al ragu napoletano, delicious big meatballs in a dark pomodoro sauce. So good. Dolce was perfecto!

We ate at Da Vincenzo our first night in town.
http://www.davincenzo.it/
Vincenzo was a very nice host and made us feel welcome. Location is typical Positano, outside seats are at edge of road, traffic crawling past. Food was awesome! Antipasti included grilled octupus & artichoke, stuffed peppers, pomodoro e mozzarella buffalo. We both had the Orata as our main course.

il Ritrovo
http://www.ilritrovo.com/en/main_en.html
We took the restuarant supplied shuttle bus up up up to Montepertuso, overlooking Positano, to a cute restuarant terrazza. Family run place. So much great food! Antipasti sampler plate loaded with salumi, chesses & beards. Wife had spagghetini e pompodorini, then melanzana parmigiana. I had a mixed plate of 20 different foods, peppers, egglants, fried chesses, followed by baked rigitoni pasta. Dolci was a Chef's cake - a chocolate bomb with cookie & creme!
The food was delicious and the setting was magical.

If you make it over to Capri.
http://www.geraniocapri.com/
Catch of the day is the way to go.

And if you make it out of your side of Positano to the Fornillo neighbourhood.
http://www.next2.it/
Best meal of our stay, and in an enchanting setting, with excellent service.
Antipasti of warm goat cheese on greens, veggie strudel, pumkin wrapped cheese. Steak with patate and grilled King Prawns for mains.
Dolci - creme brule & pineapple crepes.

"Da Asporto" is an alien concept in most of Italy. Too many great restaurants & cafes, why would you want to "take out"
"DELIKATESSIN" is a reason to! This wicked grocery store features fresh pastas, salads, etc. Definitely a place to check out.
It's just up a few stairs from la Zagara. Your DOLCI place in town!
http://www.lazagara.com/

Hope this makes your trip more enjoyable! Have fun & stay cool!
ciao

May 25, 2014
mrdtp in Italy
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Okaaaaaaay, we get it. HOLIMA CHINESE FOODS really is the best chop suey delivery joint in west Scarborough

Drove by today and the windows are all papered up?
Is Holima finished?

Nov 21, 2012
mrdtp in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Timpano in Toronto?

Are there any restaurants in Toronto that offer TIMPANO, the dish featured in the movie "Big Night"?

Nov 04, 2012
mrdtp in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Nice Birthday lunch in Cobourg

Corfu Mediterrian Grill - 8 King St - always excellent food. Rated #1 on Trip Advisor right now. We always eat there when we are in town. Traditional greek fare, with daily specials. Its licenced. Chef Kris & Staff are very welcoming.
Woodlawn Inn - 420 Division St. - fine dining in a relaxed atmosphere.
Great food paired with great wines. Every meal we've eaten there has been tremendous.

Oct 27, 2012
mrdtp in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Rome_outside seating_piazza, alley, anywhere

Santa Lucia -Largo Febo, 12 ( Navona Square)
Right round the corner from Piazza Navona, but miles away in ambiance.
Outdoor seating on an elevated terrace, under the stars. Very romantic.
Excellent service and the food was superb!
http://www.santaluciaristorante.it/

Aug 24, 2012
mrdtp in Italy

First night in Italy, dinner suggestions in Positano?

Here's a few restaurants we ate in when we visited Positano in 2010.

For your first night Buca di Bacco is a great introduction to Positano.
http://www.bucadibacco.it/buca_di_bac...
It's situated right on the harbour facing the water, across from the Collegiata di Santa Maria Assunta, near your Hotel. You can easily walk there. It's an old school hotel/restaurant. Established 1912. Reserve a table at the outside edge of terrazza overlooking the beach. My wife had the gnocchi, pomodros, mozzerella - to die for - gnocchi melted in mouth. Great cheesyness to the plate. I had Polpette al ragu napoletano, delicious big meatballs in a dark pomodoro sauce. So good. Dolce was perfecto!

We ate at Da Vincenzo our first night in town.
http://www.davincenzo.it/
Vincenzo was a very nice host and made us feel welcome. Location is typical Positano, outside seats are at edge of road, traffic crawling past. Food was awesome! Antipasti included grilled octupus & artichoke, stuffed peppers, pomodoro e mozzarella buffalo. We both had the Orata as our main course.

il Ritrovo
http://www.ilritrovo.com/en/main_en.html
We took the restuarant supplied shuttle bus up up up to Montepertuso, overlooking Positano, to a cute restuarant terrazza. Family run place. So much great food! Antipasti sampler plate loaded with salumi, chesses & beards. Wife had spagghetini e pompodorini, then melanzana parmigiana. I had a mixed plate of 20 different foods, peppers, egglants, fried chesses, followed by baked rigitoni pasta. Dolci was a Chef's cake - a chocolate bomb with cookie & creme!
The food was delicious and the setting was magical.

If you make it over to Capri.
http://www.geraniocapri.com/
Catch of the day is the way to go.

And if you make it out of your side of Positano to the Fornillo neighbourhood.
http://www.next2.it/
Best meal of our stay, and in an enchanting setting, with excellent service.
Antipasti of warm goat cheese on greens, veggie strudel, pumkin wrapped cheese. Steak with patate and grilled King Prawns for mains.
Dolci - creme brule & pineapple crepes.

"Da Asporto" is an alien concept in most of Italy. Too many great restaurants & cafes, why would you want to "take out"
"DELIKATESSIN" is a reason to! This wicked grocery store features fresh pastas, salads, etc. Definitely a place to check out.
It's just up a few stairs from la Zagara. Your DOLCI place in town!
http://www.lazagara.com/

Hope this makes your trip more enjoyable! Have fun & stay cool!
ciao

Jun 24, 2012
mrdtp in Italy

Carlton Restaurant in the Holiday Inn

Has anyone had a meal at the new Carlton restaurant in the renovated Holiday Inn on Carlton St.?

Dec 30, 2011
mrdtp in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Best Doughnuts in Toronto

Glory Hole at Thor.
Went early this morning and scored a Coconut Cream.
Pillowly soft, filled with creamy coconut cream & flakes, topped with a mound of fresh whipped cream & chocolate sprinkle.
$3.25 included FREE cappucinno to celebrate 1st anniversary of Thor.
Went back an hour later to grab another for Brown Eyes and they were sold out down to a couple of varieties.
Dolce de Leche & Hazelnuts will be the treat for tonite.
If it can sit in the kitchen and elude me for a few more hours.
Here's hoping for a permanent Glory Hole location.

Nov 17, 2011
mrdtp in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Muffuletta

Where can I get a great MUFFULETTA?

Oct 27, 2011
mrdtp in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Hammersmiths

Duck plate.

Sep 28, 2011
mrdtp in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

"Must Read" books for chowhounds?

Blood, Bones & Butter - The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef - Gabrielle Hamilton
She is the chef/owner of New York's Prune restaurant.

The Sorcerer's Apprentices: A Season in the Kitchen at Ferran AdriĆ 's elBulli - Lisa Abend

Sep 05, 2011
mrdtp in Food Media & News

Oliver & Bonacini open in The Bay

Gateau Basque $3.25
Muffin $2.29
Med Cappuccino $4.26
Med Coffee FREE with coupon - received day before
10% discount given? Not sure why.
and 400 Bay points earned
I found the prices to be in line with what I pay in most places.
They have a chocolate & sweet counter also.

Aug 18, 2011
mrdtp in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Oliver & Bonacini open in The Bay

Oliver & Bonacini's new market cafe is open in the lower level of The Bay. Coffee & cappucino by illy machine. Gateau Basque, Muffins etc.
Lots of fine looking sandwiches, soups & breads. Hot plate is not open yet.
Bannock is coming soon!

Aug 18, 2011
mrdtp in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Frankly Eatery opening on Queen

Went for breakfast today and it was great!
http://franklyeatery.com/
I had the "Good Morning Gandhi Parantha's"
Gobhi Parantha
A large Indian style flatbread stuffed with spiced cauliflower served with a homemade cilantro sour cream and side salad.
Spicy homemade sausage served with mango-cilantro chutney.
Food was fresh & savory . Not your typical breakfast choices.
Owners were very friendly. I'll definitely go back.
Check out the menu, go and taste for yourself.

Apr 07, 2011
mrdtp in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Paella (Valencia & Madrid)

http://www.casaroberto.es/

Paella Valencia - Chicken, Rabbit, Conches (snail in shell), Vegetables, Board beans served on saffron rice in steel cooking pan brought to table. Wooden serving spoons.
Starter: Ensalda Valencia - romaine, chunked tuna, green tomatoes, green olives, smaller green pepper olives, radish, hot pickled peppers, hard bolied eggs, white onion.
Locals made up most of diners. Make reservations.

Jan 13, 2011
mrdtp in Spain/Portugal

Victoria's is closing

Lunch service on Dec 23 will be the last meals served at one of downtown Toronto's gems,
Victoria's on the corner of Victoria & Queen.
I will miss the "Cheeseburger Deluxe" and the great service from Val.

Dec 22, 2010
mrdtp in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Indian Sweets. What's the inside scoop? There's like 50 and I have no idea what to get.

Mistaan 460 McNicoll
http://www.mistaan.com/index.html
The website says it all. Go & try different barfis - my favourites.

Sep 06, 2009
mrdtp in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Recs for Cobourg area?

Looking for unique recs for Cobourg / Port Hope area.
Used to enjoy "Garth the Bread Man" in Cobourg, but he's gone.
Any style of food; just NOT ordinary, chain food.

May 08, 2008
mrdtp in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Valencia Ideas?

You must go to Casa Roberto
c/Maestro Gozalbo 19 just off Gran Via Marques del Turia
Call for reservations. You don't want to miss it. Be hungry.
Paella Valencia - Chicken , rabbit, snails, broad bean in rice.
They also do seafood variations.
Cooking pan brought to the table.
Starter - Ensalada Valencia - romaine, tuna chunked, green tomatoes, green olives, small olive peppers?, hot pickled peppers, hotter smaller peppers, hard boiled egg, white onion, ham, endive, asparagus - what a way to start a meal!
Dining room full of locals, treated very nice.
50 euros for 2

Apr 09, 2008
mrdtp in Spain/Portugal

Valencia

You must go to Casa Roberto
c/Maestro Gozalbo 19 just off Gran Via Marques del Turia
Call for reservations. You don't want to miss it. Be hungry.
Paella Valencia - Chicken , rabbit, snails, broad bean in rice.
Cooking pan brought to the table.
Starter - Ensalada Valencia - romaine, tuna chunked, green tomatoes, green olives, small olive peppers?, hot pickled peppers, hotter smaller peppers, hard boiled egg, white onion, ham, endive, asparagus - what a way to start a meal!
Dining room full of locals, treated very nice.
50 euros for 2

Feb 20, 2008
mrdtp in Spain/Portugal