Though meals tend to bring friends together, meals peppered with magnets can push them apart. Enjoy an attractive repast with today’s Groupon to Vinsanto Ristorante in Vaughan. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get $60 worth of upscale Italian cuisine and drinks Monday–Thursday.
- For $30, you get $60 worth of upscale Italian cuisine and drinks on Friday–Saturday.</p>
Amid Florentine decor, guests at Vinsanto Ristorante quell Italian cravings with a rustic menu of first-generation recipes that earned the eatery a 2011 Top Choice Award for Top Italian Restaurant in Vaughan. As described in City Life magazine, the restaurant uses “only the freshest ingredients from local vendors” to craft eats such as a funghi di bosco antipasti with mushrooms as crisp as the earth’s garlic crust ($15). Guests can nestle into wood deacon’s benches to revel in the culinary artistry of homemade gnocchi ($19), or tear through rigatoni ($22) swimming in a truffled wild-boar ragout. Turn toward the stone facing of an open-concept kitchen to watch chefs oven roast 10 ounces of organic chicken for a savoury pollo entree ($23). Meanwhile, attentive servers swing in from the kitchen on pasta noodles to top glasses with specialty drinks or wines, including an Italian pinot grigio ($8+/glass).
Vinsanto Ristorante's bill of fare blends recipes from first-generation Italian immigrants with the passion and innovation of their children to create delicate, yet rustic dishes that bridge decades without the risks of driving at 88 mph. Sides of sautéed forest mushrooms and colourful seasonal veggies accompany entrees such as slow-roasted veal brisket, herbed rack of lamb, and Nova Scotia lobster. Antique chandeliers cast a warm light over granite bar tops, a wall of wood deacon benches, and sleek leather chairs to cultivate an elegant atmosphere inspired by Florentine designs. Live bands send strains of smooth jazz into the air as diners sip Italian wines—kept in perfect condition inside the wine fridge—or watch the chefs hard at work in the open kitchen.
28 Roytec Rd.
Vaughan, Ontario L4L 8E3