May 16th, 2012
It’s noon. We’re downtown. Are we doomed to dine on food court falafel?
Thankfully not, now that we’ve discovered Vinizza Osteria. If the name sounds familiar, it’s because this Italian eatery’s original outpost is near Jean Talon Market.
So rather than heading up north to Little Italy, we’ll happily pop into the Metcalfe location and indulge in some surprisingly light Calamari Fritti ($12) and a Pizza di Buffala ($18), which is topped with melt-in-your-mouth buffalo mozzarella and baked fresh in the wood-burning oven.
Simple, delicious food, a sophisticated atmosphere… Ciao, food court! —Christine Laroche
Vinizza Osteria, 2044 Metcalfe St., 514-849-2044, www.vinizza.com