Restaurant Review: Osteria Ciceri e Tria

Last night was fun! My husband Jeff and I went out on a date in Toronto.  We went to see a movie at the Bell LightBox Theatre Toronto International Film Festival.  Afterwards we went to Richmond and Victoria Street where we had reservations at Osteria Ciceri e Tria Restaurant. We were seated by an open window, which was great on such a warm evening. I loved seeing the animation on the streets as people walked by enjoying the City.  Inside, the restaurant provided a warm and friendly atmosphere that reminded both Jeff and I of our experience in southern Italy. The restaurant’s menu changes daily and that evening I had the grilled sea bass, which was cooked to perfection and paired with seasonal vegetables and potatoes – it was a delicious entre. The restaurant, famous for its homemade pasta does not have a gluten free pasta option but does have spelt.

For Dessert we ordered a flourless hazelnut chocolate cake topped with zabaglione. Two spoons arrived with napkins shortly followed by OMG. Now, I have been making flourless chocolate cake for years and have perfected my recipe so my love for Osteria Ciceri e Tria’s flourless chocolate cake should not be taken lightly.  Also, it was very exciting for me to be able to enjoy such an amazing desert at a restaurant that was not limited to sorbet or fruit! Afterwards we had the opportunity to share our experience with the manager, Tina, who was amazing and so open to being educated on gluten free cooking.

The restaurant has a charming atmosphere and the food was really exceptional, I would highly recommend eating there if you have the opportunity.