At urbaneer, we constantly find ourselves out, about, and on the run... and we LOVE it! In the midst of navigating Toronto's busy streets (on our own or alongside valued clients), one of my simple pleasures is finding an off-the-beaten-path eatery to pause and catch my breath; good food and a warm and inviting vibe are essential ingredients of this brief but welcome respite. Given the winter we've been dealt this year, including a particularly miserable February, it was no wonder that, upon discovering Fusaro's Italian Kitchen, I was eager to escape the biting wind, dry out, and enjoy a little heart-warming Italian fare!
Situated on Richmond Street East between Sherbourne Street and Stonecutters Lane, this latest outpost under the Fusaro flag opened its doors in 2010. While very modern in style, the atmosphere conveys a sense of tradition and familial warmth. Delicious displays of put-up preserves and freshly baked items - both savoury and sweet - tantalize the eyes, while the irresistible, unmistakable aromas of quality espresso and made-from-scratch pasta sauces waft from the open kitchen to tickle your nose and make your mouth water!
Specials are posted daily; staples like pizza, panini, salads, and, of course, Fusaro's authentic Calabrian pasta recipes, all conspire to make one's choice for the mid-day meal a deliciously painful decision. It was the pasta special that won the day for us: farfalle, chicken, sun dried tomato in a cilantro pesto tomato sauce - delish! The day's special panino was delectable as well; a well-balanced combination of spicy soppressata, goat cheese, olive & red pepper tapenade, and arugula, made for a taste experience that was rich and authentic. The addition of Fusaro's delightful and engaging service staff cemented Fusaro's - for me - as an ideal lunch and dinner spot that I will be recommending and returning to very soon!
294 Richmond St. E. (also at 147 Spadina Avenue)
Toronto, Ontario M5A 1P5
647 347 3309
Mon – Friday, 8AM – 9PM; Sat 10AM – 4PM
Along with faves like the George Street Diner, super-charming Le Petit Dejeuner, and the nearby best-in-the-world St Lawrence Market, Fusaro's Italian Kitchen is another great spot I'd encourage anyone to discover in the St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood. Can you imagine having this dynamite little lunch and java stop, replete with delicious comforting treats and a super laid-back authentic Italian vibe only steps from the raw and stylish urban pad you call home? Check out this stunning made-for-a-movie-star brick and beam urban oasis currently offered for lease on Sherbourne Street --> A True Brick And Beam Loft In The Historic St Lawrence Market's Imperial Lofts!
~ the urbaneer team
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