Italian Romance

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First dates are all about making a good impression. Between what to wear, what to talk about, and what to do if you have lettuce stuck in your teeth, you have enough to worry about. Since you don’t want to screw this up, go with a sure thing. Somewhere classy and romantic–but not too classy and romantic–and as delicious as they come. Somewhere like Ascari Enoteca. This charming spot on the East End is named after Formula One World Champion Alberto Ascari, who was as passionate about his Italian food as he was about Ferraris (so, like, very). With signature dishes such as cavatelli, a black truffle-scented pasta with Brussels sprouts and duck confit, and tagliatelle topped with Jerusalem artichoke sauce and fresh thyme, Ascari is a local favorite on the Italian food scene. So sit back at your cozy two-top, toast your date with a glass of sangiovese, and feast on the fruits of Italy. You’ll smell a second date by the time the appetizers arrive. Or is that the garlic…?

Ascari Enoteca

1111 Queen St E Toronto ON M4M 1K7

(416) 792-4157

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