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has anyone had brunch at Romagna Mia?

I've been for brunch there. I was also curious about the $6.95 menu! We went around noon on a Sunday and there were only a few other tables of patrons. The menu is as advertised! We had a granola and yogourt (shared) to start then he had a basic bacon and eggs plate and I had the fresh pappardelle with ragu and fresh peas. The bacon and eggs were reported as being the standard fare; the ragu was delicious (as one would expect). The portions were on the smaller side; I wondered if they expect people to order two dishes. They do have a couple of appetizer-type dishes. The one-and-a-half dishes a person would have been enough for us but they also served us a big basket of fresh focaccia and an "amuse-bouche" of a biscotto with a creme anglaise drizzle (I think we were given an extra portion of this at the end as well).

I haven't had an opportunity to go back yet but certainly plan to! For me, the house-made pasta dishes are worth a trip back.

Apr 17, 2010
ciaociao in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

If you could go anywhere in Portugal, where would you go?

I'm going to be in Lisbon in a few months - this place sounds great! The website doesn't have prices though - do you recall how much the tasting menu was per person? Thank-you!

May 20, 2008
ciaociao in Spain/Portugal

Worst/Best Tourist Trap Food in TO

The Organ Grinder! I have great childhood memories of that place. I remember getting the kids drink with grenadine syrup in it (blanking on the name....). Actually, that's my only memory but I remember it was the highlight of this little girls trips to Toronto =) Can anyone remind me what this place really was like?

Nov 30, 2007
ciaociao in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Un-Official "Go To" Restaurant Thread

Toba - King and Sherbourne. Great food, great service - even if they are busy. Enjoyed it many times for dinner plus had a lovely brunch there.

Nov 30, 2007
ciaociao in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Special 50th Birthday Dinner - need ideas!

Nope - never been. It is definitely on the short list =)

Nov 12, 2006
ciaociao in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Special 50th Birthday Dinner - need ideas!

Thanks for the ideas! I read about Quince in Toronto Life and it sounds great. It isn't downtown but it is on the subway line, which could work out fine. I haven't been able to find a website for them though. Does anyone know if they have one? Alternately, can someone fill in any info on the menu, price etc.?

Nov 12, 2006
ciaociao in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Special 50th Birthday Dinner - need ideas!

I am in charge of selecting a restaurant for my mother's 50th birthday party in a few weeks. I am a student so I am looking for something classy but affordable on my student budget! I am hoping to find somewhere elegant and fairly quiet with bistro-type food. Downtown location is preferable. We will be doing dessert and champagne at home so I am looking for great apps, mains and a bottle of wine for around $50/person. So far, I have thought of Bistro Tournesol, Batifole and Mildred Pierce. Any comments on these would be great plus any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance!

Nov 12, 2006
ciaociao in Ontario (inc. Toronto)