Tucked away in the bustling Eataly Market is Trattoria Milano, an authentic Italian restaurant inspired by the culture, design and, of course, the cuisine of Milan.
The restaurant was initially launched for a short period in February 2019, but it was not until this year that Eataly decided to reopen the food court for customers and invite them to ‘eat, drink and be Milanese’. .
The chef of Trattoria Milano, Luca Lussoso, is the originator of the restaurant’s menu and offers traditional dishes that are a well-known Milanese specialty.
“At Trattoria Milano, we’ve brought a little piece of Milan to the heart of Toronto. From the classic dishes we serve to the drinks we pour to the art adorning the walls, every little moment gives customers an authentic taste of the iconic Italian city, ”said Nico Dagnino, CEO of Eataly Toronto.
Fortunately, we got a first look at the menu offerings:
First on the list is “gli antipasti”, aka appetizers.
From left to right is Bresola, a corned beef from Valtellina, in Lombardy, next to Risotto al Salto, a lightly fried saffron risotto placed on a taleggio fondue, and Mondeghili, a “meatball” in fried Milanese with mostarda di cremona. The candied fruit was an added sweet touch.
Now for “I Risotti”, a risotti dish called Funghi because it is accompanied by mixed roasted mushrooms, mushroom brodo with Grana Padano cheese.
Looking for a pasta dish? The Casoncelli alla Bergamasca is an excellent choice.
These are classic handmade Bergamo dumplings filled with braised veal and Amaretti in a light buttery sauce with pancetta and sage.
For the big portion of the night’s course, “I Secondi”, Trattotia Milano has a delicious L’Ossobuco, a braised veal shank from Montak Farms placed on a bed of gli aironi saffron risotto with gremolata.
Accompanied by L’Ossobuco is La Tradizionale Cotoletta alla Milanese. What is traditionally called “elephant’s ear” is a bone-in veal loin from Montpak farm, finely pounded.
Look at the size of this thing.
Finally, the Mele e Zafferano, a small baked pie of frangipane with almonds and homemade pastry cream, garnished with candied apple and saffron cream.
You will eat every bite of it.
Trattoria Milano will offer a dinner service from Wednesday to Sunday from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. and extended hours from Friday to Sunday closing at 10 p.m.
The intimate restaurant is located on the second floor of Eataly and is scheduled to open to the public on November 10.
Address: Eataly second floor – 55 Bloor Street West