A spaghetti noodle, much like a swimming-pool noodle, maintains its shape until it's exposed to boiling water or sat on by children. Savour pasta's forced flexibility with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Italian fare and drinks at Enzo's Trattoria.
Drawing from more than 20 years of experience, prolific restaurateur Enzo Mancuso packs Enzo's Trattoria's menu with a variety of authentic and made-to-order Italian dishes using, when possible, locally sourced ingredients. Ricotta cheese stuffs cannelloni ($11), while forks summersault three times mid-air and dive into the vitello alla saltimbocca, a delectable showcase of veal scallopini topped in a blend of prosciutto and cheese ($16). In the kitchen, chefs sauté boneless chicken breast for the pollo alla palomino ($16); tilapia alla primavera sears in the pan with fresh tomatoes, peppers, and onions ($17); and dough slingers slather tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and fresh basil pesto onto eight slices of margherita pizza ($10). Meanwhile, lanterns flicker light across walls lined with paintings while diners converse at tables or bellyflop into casual booths to sip imported and domestic wines beneath brick archways. Gluten-free and heart-smart options are available upon request.
Though he's continued to refine his culinary skills for more than 20 years, Chef Enzo's mastery of Italian food was cemented at age 26, when he opened his first restaurant, Tutto Ristorante. Today, using locally sourced ingredients, he pushes his innovation of Italian cuisine even further at Enzo's Trattoria. Instead of supplying signature pastas, he gives diners a choice of 11 noodles—gnocchi, gluten-free penne, and whole-wheat spaghetti among them––and 14 sauces, including vodka sauce and housemade meat sauce.
More housemade elements grace Chef Enzo's grilled paninis, which he fills with housemade sausage and meatballs. His other meaty mains include veal scallopini topped with white-wine tomato pesto sauce and prosciutto and chicken breast sautéed in wild-mushroom blush sauce, named for how embarrassed chefs get seeing mushrooms go wild. Available by the glass and bottle, wines from Australia, Italy, and Canada complement meals, which unfold in a lantern-lit dining area where guests feast beneath brick archways and among painting-lined walls.
1063 Erie St. E
Windsor, Ontario N9A 3Z2