Unique ingredients give pasta a healthy makeover

By Sean Moon Long the go-to meal for doting Italian grandmothers, spaghetti-loving kids and comfort-food aficionados, pasta has undergone a remarkable transformation in recent years. Today, the use of pasta in Canadian restaurants is less influenced by Nonna and more by such modern factors as clean-eating, plant-based or gluten-free diets and a world of unique […]

Owners of Lil’ Baci introduce Frankie’s Italian: Leslieville’s newest spot for all-day brunch and Italian cuisine

Opening March 23, 2018, Frankie’s Italian will continue the Lil’ Baci tradition of offering fresh and authentic Italian fare. Press release Partners Mark Bacci, Riyaz Somani and Suresh Singh – the team behind the highly successful Lil’ Baci and Annabelle Pasta Bar – introduce their new Italian concept: Frankie’s Italian. Slated to open on March […]

Nestlé Professional’s new pasta partnership brings authentic Italian flavour to consumer palates

Nestlé Professional partners with family-owned Carla’s Pasta Press release Nestlé Professional is proud to announce its exclusive distribution partnership with pasta supplier, Carla’s Pasta. For over 40 years, Carla Squatrito and her family have put their experience and love into each product they create, resulting in a lineup that truly is prepared with Nonna’s touch. The […]

SCADDABUSH Italian Kitchen & Bar opens in Scarborough

Press release Restaurant expands Charity Bread partnerships with Bluffs Food Bank SCADDABUSH Italian Kitchen & Bar has opened in Scarborough, bringing its made-from-scratch menu to the community, including shareable plates so everyone around the table can enjoy a little bit of everything in a warm, eclectic atmosphere. With a name that literally means “a little […]

Restaurant concepts to watch for July

By Kristin Menas In this edition of “concepts to watch,” we highlight three restaurant concepts that are making an impact on Canadian diners. Here’s a look at the characteristics and menu offerings that make these restaurants unique. Flock Rotisserie + Greens Instagram: 3,205 followers | Twitter: 448 followers Locations: 3 (Toronto) Concept characteristics: Quality, healthy […]