Moretti Toronto

Moretti Toronto

Moretti has their first ever location outside of Montreal's Griffintown right here in Toronto.

The modern contemporary Italian restaurant serves classics like pasta and pizza alongside more general upscale fare like tuna tartare.

Moretti Toronto

The splashy space is actually divided into a daytime cafe area and a high-ceilinged dining room with a full view of pizza ovens and the kitchen.

Moretti Toronto

Polpette di Carne ($18) are melt-in-your-mouth spheres of veal and pork, smothered in sweet pomodoro San Marzano and topped with parmigiano reggiano and basil.

Moretti Toronto

Costolette d'Agnello alla Griglia ($22) is an order of three lamb chops grilled to perfection and served with sun-dried tomato, creme fraiche, black olive and mint. The contrast of flavours pairs well with the smoky meat.

Moretti Toronto

Tartare di Tonno ($22) is part of a range of crudos that provide fresher options amongst many heavy selections. A yellowfin tuna tartare is topped with sesame, ribbons of cucumber and crispy taro chips, and ringed with a sambal-soy vinaigrette.

Moretti Toronto

By contrast, Fritto Misto ($22) is traditional and deep-fried. Calamari, shrimp and white fish with a crispy coating are paired with a lemon pepper aioli and a tomato marmalade.

Moretti Toronto

Mac & Cheese ($30) is taken to the ultimate level here. Sturdy pasta tubes are smothered in a sharp yet creamy mix of Mimolette, Fontina, aged cheddar, parmigiano reggiano, finished off with pangrattato (i.e. breadcrumbs) and a hit of truffle paste.

Moretti Toronto

Pizzas are slightly thinner and larger than Neapolitan standards, square Roman-style pizza sold solely at the cafe.

Moretti Toronto

A Burrata pizza ($29) is topped with San Marzano tomato sauce, big dollops of creamy burrata and squidgy wild mushrooms that add more meatiness than you might expect from typical burrata pizza toppings.

Moretti Toronto

Patate e Cipolle is more typically priced at $21, a white pie topped with fior di latte, Yukon potato, shallots, gorgonzola, crispy Italian pancetta and lots of bold fresh rosemary.

Moretti Toronto

Tonno in Crosta ($42) provides a tuna main that's rather similar to the tuna tartare crudo dish. A rice cake is topped with creamy crab wrapped in cucumber and ringed with encrusted seared tuna.

Moretti Toronto

Bomboloni alla Nutella ($10) are donuts thickly coated in sugar and absolutely stuffed with warm, ooey-gooey Nutella.

Moretti Toronto

A Torta al Limone ($9) is an absolute classic, basically a lemon pie with a wild berry compote, Italian meringue and pine nuts.

Moretti Toronto

Tiramisu cheesecake ($9) fuses the richness of cheesecake with the flavour of coffee, topped with a delicate coffee tuile and paired with a chocolate sauce.

Moretti Toronto

There's an extensive list of wines from Italy and California, but you can't go wrong with an Aperol Spritz with Italian food when craving a cocktail.

Moretti Toronto

Moretti replaces Luckee at the base of the SoHo Metropolitan.

Moretti Toronto

Photos by

Hector Vasquez


Moretti Toronto

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