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Parkdale restaurant Porzia shuts down

Parkdale restaurant Porzia is the latest Toronto restaurant to go deadpool. Without warning, chef Basilio Pesce posted a bittersweet note on Instagram announcing that he was closing his Italian eatery today.

Here's the chef's full statement:

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It is with heavy hearts to announce that we have served our last meal in our home known to you all as Porzia. It's been a amazing journey over the last 4 years. We've met some unbelievable people and had the opportunity to collaborate with some very talented chefs from across the country.

It's time to close this chapter and move on to what's next. We would like to thank the community and our Parkdale neighbours and our guests came through the space to eat and hang out, open doors and most importantly, invite us into their lives.

Lastly, the biggest component of this story is our staff, all who have come and gone, who have grown to be our best friends and our family. There are no words to express our gratitude for their undying commitment in making Porzia a home to now a much larger family. A sincere thank you and all of our love. This is not goodbye.

Will you miss Porzia? Let us know in the comments.

Photo by Morris Lum


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