Don’t walk pasta Vesuvios
Posted August 29th, 2010 under In the media
The Pugliese family is one loving Italian family that has fed many Torontonians since 1957. We sat with Ettore Pugliese and his wife Piera, the owners of Vesuvio Pizzeria & Spaghetti House, this week to sample the city’s most magnificent pizza and pastas. You must try the lasagna, gnocchi, manicotti, or cannelloni. But don’t take our word for it: Three Italians in the restaurant (who weren’t the Puglieses) agreed their pasta was cooked perfectly. When you’ve been cooding as long as the Pugliese family, never sacrifcing the quality of ingredients, theirs a good reason you acquire the reputation as the top Italian restaurant in Toronto. For the pizza, you must close your eyes and savour. The dough is brilliant. They also specialize in panini. Marty actually devoured the meatball in one go.
Their minestrone soup is fabulous; the salads are fresh and piled high (go with the Caesar), and Vesuvio actually makes many pastas from scratch. Or try the chicken parmigiano, New York steak or veal scaloppini.