Chef Rob Gentile has swept a masterful hand through Toronto, wooing foodies with his perfect Italian fare. First came Buca, followed by the more casual Bar Buca, and most recently Buca Osteria, located in the chichi Yorkville neighbourhood.
The final chapter in the trilogy aims, like the original, to please the diner looking for a big night out. Menu-wise, there’s a definite seafood focus to the joint, though many of the dishes overlap with Buca the First. Look for raw Gaspé scallops, sardines with Sicilian capers, pizza topped with taleggio cheese and black truffles, ravioli stuffed with Alaskan king crab... The kitchen has also added brunch, so those looking to do a more low key visit can tuck into plenty of eggy — or should I say duck egg — faves paired with amazing coffee and some dulce de leche doughnuts.