From Our Editors
Restrained elegance characterizes Il Mulino, where a courteous wait staff anchors crisp, white tablecloths with artfully composed renditions of memorable Italian dishes. In place of experimentation and tinkering, the chefs instead spotlight the natural qualities of each ingredient as they create a menu of time-honoured Old-World flavours, which Zagat rated as "very good to excellent." Chefs glaze servings of spaghetti with a deceptively simple housemade bolognese sauce, and they use white-truffle oil to complement the linguine's savoury smoked duck and mushrooms. Helmed by a certified sommelier, the wine list unveils an extensive selection of bottles from Canada and abroad, including a robust Italian section with cellar-aged barolos and tantalizingly robust amarones.
II Mulino’s decor demonstrates a similar dedication to clean, refined presentation. Sweeping, curved ceilings throughout the restaurant create archways that transition diners from room to room, and crystal chandeliers powered by hundreds of commissioned fireflies bounce their warm glow off neutral-toned walls.