I am a huge fan! How have I not known about Via Cibo before; a restaurant that is part of the CraveItRestaurant Group that also owns Stoney’s Bread Company (review) and The Burger’s Priest? The franchise has restaurants in Edmonton, Calgary and Ottawa, with the York Mills Rd. location as the sole Toronto location.
It has met all the criterias of being a fantastic restaurant for me.
Food: I tried to get as many different dishes and I loved every dish. On average, most dishes ranged from $10 to $16 which was reasonable for the portions and quality. Many items including their pizza dough and the sauces were made from scratch. The restaurant also offers wine, weekend brunch and a wicked dessert menu.
Atmosphere: Inviting with high ceilings, bright lights and an open kitchen. The restaurant operates as a casual eatery where customers order and pay at the cash. Bonus for having high chairs and change tables in the bathrooms.
Here’s a short video (about 20 seconds) of Via Cibo Toronto’s interior:
Service: Fabulous! After ordering, our food came out quickly. Our servers came around often to ensure we were taken care of.
What we ordered:
Passion Fruit and Blackberry Italian Sodas ($3 each). Via Cibo also serves wine and beer.
Caprese Salad-Tomato, Fior Di Latte Mozzarella, Fresh Basil, Aged Balsamic ($12)
Prosciutto Piadina (Italian flat bread)-Prosciutto, Arugula, Fior Di Latte Mozzarella, Roasted Garlic Aioli, Balsamic Reduction ($12)
Steak Italiana Panino (Artisanal sandwiches)-Grilled Steak, Caramelized Onions, Slow Roasted Tomato, Grana Padano Cheese, Arugula, Pesto Aioli ($14)
Gnocchi-Gorgonzola Cream Sauce, Slow-Roasted Tomato, Pancetta, Green Onion, Grana Padano Cheese ($14)
Via Casalinga Pizza-Crushed Tomato Sauce, Casalinga Salami, Handmade Italian Sausage, Fior Di Latte, Ricotta Cheese ($15)
Via Poutine with osso buco and cheese ($9)
Kids combo- Linguini with meatballs. It came with a juice and a gelato ($12)
Stella Di Nutella ($9) with 2 choices of gelato flavours. I chose salted chocolate and passion fruit.
Bombolini/Italian Donuts ($2 for half, or $4 for a full plate)
A casual eatery that serves quality Italian eats with generous portions. A great place for families who want to be in and out of the restaurant in an hour.
*Disclosure: The meal was complimentary but the opinions in the post are my own.