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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Sotto in the Village

425 Spadina Rd. (Lonsdale Rd.) Send to Phone
416-322-8818
Boisterous and fun, this Italian bistro packs with locals and scenesters going for its reliably satisfying regional food.

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Lunch Mon.-Sat., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sun.
Open late
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Sotto in the Village Restaurant Review

: Set in tony Forest Hill Village, this sister restaurant to the celebrity dragnet Sotto Sotto is no less appealing. Chef Marisa Rocco makes sure the slim-figured socialite customers have plenty of healthy insalata options, from Siciliana (orange, fennel and radicchio) to caprese (arugula, bufala mozzarella, tomato). Antipasti center on grilled vegetables and seafood such as tender deep-fried calamari and lobster tail. Pastas can be ordered as whole wheat or spelt and include classics such as alla puttanesca and alla Bolognese. Hearty appetites will appreciate the rich osso buco and braised beef short ribs. The fresh grilled fish is a perennial favorite. Skip the forgettable scaloppine dishes. Lunch offers a wide assortment of savory panini and pizzette served with a side salad. Desserts, a family affair made by Antonella Vacca, are comfort classics such as tiramisu and espresso panna cotta.



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