Dinner at Osteria dei Ganzi

My first time at Osteria dei Ganzi, a new Italian restaurant in Cabbagetown. The setting is beautiful, in a gorgeous mansion. There is a large patio outside and a bar area inside.

Menu:

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We started with the bread basket:

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The restaurant gave us some complimentary arancini and fried olives. We thought the arancini was a bit dry and could use some sauce.

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We shared the Formaggi Italiani which had pecorino, smoked provolone, and Gorgonzola. This was nice, but not a good value at $17.

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We also shared the Melanzane alla Parmigiana (breaded eggplant)

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Two of us ordered the Pappardelle w/ Lobster. At $16, it was a great value. The pasta was egg noodle pasta of various widths and looked housemade. It had a lot of mushrooms, and I wish it had less mushrooms and more of the zucchini. It was fairly plain, with just olive oil, and could have used a sauce or at least more salt.

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One of our group ordered the Ravioloni, stuffed w/ ricotta and spinach, which looked beautiful and he enjoyed it.

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Two in our group had the Housemade Gnocchi. They thought it was just OK, also undersalted. I had a taste and thought it was fairly plain.

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Afterwards, the group headed to the bar area and had a great time.

Our waitress was super friendly and my water glass was constantly filled by multiple servers. The chef came out during our meal and asked us how everything was.

Web: http://www.ganzi.ca/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ganzitoronto

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