This May, we’re giving you the opportunity to taste your way through Italy without ever leaving Toronto with a trip to our restaurants, featuring a variety of regional experiences all week long at La Pizza e La Pasta and La Piazza! When in Eataly, do as the Italians do by tasting authentic regional cuisine paired with good wine and enjoyed great company.
Taste Your Way through Italy’s various regions during Giro Tuesdays at La Pizza e La Pasta or La Piazza
Only on Tuesdays, take a tour through regional flavours with all-you-can-taste menus for $29 per person in select restaurants! Giro in Italian means “tour” and that’s exactly what this is – a tour of classic Italian pasta or pizza dishes that’ll just keep coming until you say “basta!”
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While pasta is a classic Italian staple, the ingredients it’s paired and served with can vary from region to region. From northern Piemonte’s Agnolotti del Plin al Brasato to southern Sicilia’s Penne alla Norma, make your way through 10 different pasta dishes spanning from across Italy.
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Typical of Torino, pizza al padellino is baked in small, round pans using Burrato and Manitoba flours. The dough is fermented for over a day, resulting in a thick, soft crust. For Pizza Giro at La Piazza, our chefs have crafted a menu of 10 pizza al padellino flavours topped with regional Italian ingredients, from Lombardia’s Gorgonzola Dolce DOP to Calabria’s Spicy Spianata Salame.
HOW TO GIRO:
- The whole table must participate.
- Choose your dishes for the table to share. Let our chefs take you on a tour of Italy and discover dishes from different regions.
- Mangia! Eat up and enjoy.
- You must completely finish the dishes on your table before your server orders the next round. Let us know when you’re ready to explore another region and we’ll bring you the next dish.
- Repeat steps 2 to 4. Mangia fino a scoppiare! (Eat until you burst!)
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Sip on Wine Wednesdays at La Pizza e La Pasta or La Piazza
Calling all wine lovers! Each month our beverage experts will be spotlighting some of their favourite wines at special prices in our restaurants.
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Discover select vini by the 1/2 litre at La Pizza e La Pasta to pair with classics like housemade fresh and artisanal dry pasta dishes, Neapolitan-style pizzas, and more!
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Every month, we’ll be featuring select wines by the glass that are typically only available by the bottle! For the month of May, explore our beverage team’s choice of Chardonnay.
Embrace a Roman tradition with Gnocchi Thursdays at La Pizza e La Pasta from 5 to 9 p.m.
Giovedì Gnocchi is a tradition born in Rome and follows the old proverb of “Giovedi gnocchi, Venerdi pesce, Sabato trippa,” meaning gnocchi on Thursdays, fish on Fridays and tripe on Saturdays. Its origins are rooted in the Roman Catholic tradition of eating lean for penance on Fridays, and therefore needing a hearty meal, like gnocchi, the day before. The ritual continues today at many restaurants in the Italian capital.
Literally meaning “little knobs,” gnocchi are made of riced potato and flour. The dough is then rolled, one by one, over a textured surface to produce sauce-capturing ridges. At La Pizza e La Pasta every Thursday, our chefs have a crafted a menu featuring special varieties of these housemade “dumplings” which are then finished tableside in a wheel of authentic Italian cheese like Parmigiano Reggiano DOP. Need we say more?
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Celebrate your weekends Italian-style in our restaurants
Every weekend is a celebration when good food, good wine, and great company is involved! From tableside finishes to regional pairing menus, visit our restaurants all weekend long to enjoy an authentic Italian meal for friends, family, and everyone in between.