Eating gourmet fare not only rewards overworked mouths, it makes it impossible for them to yodel during important conference calls. Keep mouths silently savouring with today's Groupon to Caffino Ristorante. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get $30 worth of Italian fare during lunch.
- For $25, you get $50 worth of Italian fare during dinner.
At Caffino Ristorante, savoury pizzas, pastas, and risottos buttress lunch and dinner rich in traditional Italian cuisine. Recover from high-noon showdowns with the pollo asiago, chicken breast stuffed with asiago cheese, spinach, roasted red peppers and sun-dried tomatoes ($21), or the gnocchi a la romana in a gorgonzola cream sauce ($15). Dinner, meanwhile, hushes fussy mouths with a pacifier and sumptuous entrees such as the branzino e gamberetto, a fillet of bass, shrimp, and mussels in a citrus butter sauce ($24), and a plethora of pizzas such as the Antonietta, covered in goat cheese, grilled chicken, and pesto ($16). High ceilings, white-clothed tables, and baroque flourishes infuse the premises with a sophisticated yet homey feel, akin to a reclining chair made of solid gold. Steel gates and a shaded courtyard accent the large outdoor seating area.
Rosa Muscillo began her long career in the culinary world managing her father's restaurant, all the while learning her mother Gemma's heirloom Italian recipes at home. With her acclaimed chef Armando Sadikaj, Rosa proudly continues her family's tradition of bringing smiles to faces with feasts of creamy risotto, penne pasta with fresh veggies, and chicken parmagiano culled from ingredients found at local markets.
Visitors to Caffino Ristorante make their way past an iron gate and through a small courtyard, uncovering what may be one of Toronto's best-kept secrets. Guests dine on plates of margherita pizza and grilled salmon on the open-air patio, or savour forkfuls of sirloin steak or caprese salad by the fireplace under the lofty ceilings of the sun-lit dining room. Wedding celebrations in the dreamy, earth-toned space provision up to 250 guests with cocktails and hearty Italian fare, while off-site catering packages infuse business luncheons and private parties with a touch of elegant, home-style cooking.