Location: 57A Adelaide Street East, Toronto, ON M5C 1K6
Price Range: $$
After attending an event at Infuse Cafe, Raymond (@TravellinFoodie), Sarah (@Foodieelove_) and myself decided to have dinner at Terroni as it was Ray’s favorite Italian restaurant in Toronto!
The restaurant itself was beautiful with super high ceilings, fabulous decor and I believe this is their biggest location to date! The settings is an old courthouse and a trip to explore the lower level is a must. The wine is stored in old jail ceils and the restrooms had some interesting decor, I can imagine this place would be a perfect setting for Halloween!
I honestly didn’t have the breads as I knew we were all in-store for some carby-goodness soon ;).
Though these didn’t have that stunning golden brown color to it, don’t be fooled! They were quite possible the best calamari I have had in Toronto so far. The squid was moist and tender while the crust were still crispy, a nice squeeze of lemon and a sprinkling of salt, these are set.
The pasta was al-dente and though the sausage wasn’t as spicy as expected, but for some reason I liked it that way? The balance of the olive oil and oyster mushrooms complimented the sausage well. The pasta wasn’t overloaded with too many flavors and in my opinion, when it comes to a really good pasta the key is to have it simple, elegant and key flavors stand out.
The pizza del giorno was a collaboration between Terroni and Mealshare, thus I’m not so sure if this pizza is still available by the time I publish this blog post.
Gotta love thin crust and the one at Terroni was done just right with a good amount of toppings – the portion was perfect to share between 2-3 people! The pizza was incredibly fragrant from the fresh burrata and black truffle, and it was quite oily but in a good way! I normally avoid white pizza as most places can’t achieve that perfect balance between the sauce and toppings, but what I can say, Terroni perfected it!
The only complain I would have is that the service wasn’t that good. Our servers came off as pretentious and was not attentive at all.. But I thought the food at Terroni was excellent and it has to be one of my favorite Italian restaurants in Toronto so far. The atmosphere is great for a night out with friends but I wouldn’t bring a date here, as it can get really loud later at night.