Located in the heart of Yorkville in Toronto, Blu Ristorante has been wowing and enticing patrons ever since it opened over two years ago.
The eatery won opentable.com’s Diners’ Choice award in both 2009 and 2010. Lauded and talented chef Massimo Callovini serves up dishes native to Northern Italy, with a focus on “simple and clean flavour combinations.”
Blu’s owner Alfredo Rodriguez says that the restaurant’s Cioppino, an Italian seafood soup, has become a favourite among guests. Other popular dishes on the menu are the Beef Carpaccio, the Arancini di Riso (lightly fried bite-sized pieces of saffron risotto, prosciutto and mozzarella) and the Seafood Linguine.
Those who want a quick meal before a jaunt on the town can take a seat at the bar and indulge in the tapas menu, which features various appetizers and share plates. The wine list features a large selection of Italian wines “and also a wide variety of new world and old world wines from across the globe,” says Rodriguez.
Blu is open Monday to Saturday to the public, but reserves Sundays for special private functions. The venue can accommodate up to 135 people, and there are various options for set menus. From Wednesday to Saturday Blu offers free live music, which Rodriguez says complements the atmosphere of the restaurant.
Blu also appeals to a wide range of people. Rodriguez says, “We have pre-theatre clientele and guests that just want to sit at the bar for a quick pasta and wine. There is always a mix of couples, family get-togethers, social occasions, business meetings and out-of-towners.” The ambiance is inviting and Rodriguez says, “Service is warm, friendly and informed.”
Blu is a perfect spot to celebrate the arrival of 2011. There will be live entertainment, a delicious four-course meal and, of course, sparkling wine to toast to the new year.
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Blu Ristorante prides itself on being one of Toronto’s best Italian restaurants and destinations for live music. Visit us today for your next night out or for booking your group functions. Click Here – Yorkville Restaurant