As soon as I hear the word 'pasta', my stomach always starts growling! Is there anything more satisfying than a huge bowl of this Italian specialty drenched in rich, savoury sauce? Next time you're craving carbs, you need to head over to the newest Toronto pasta bar, Buono, where you'll get your pasta fill in no time!
Buono recently opened downtown Toronto and it's totally worth a visit. Offering guests an 'Italian food experience', Buono will make you feel as if you're dining in Rome with its delicious, Italian-inspired food items.
The small, cozy interior welcomes guests with fresh, modern decor. The walls are covered with massive hashtags in bright orange and turquoise writing, and you're definitely going to want to Instagram this place. Screens are hung in place of photos, displaying funky pop-art in cheery colours. You can also enjoy your meal outside in the fresh air on Buono's patio.
Indulge in some classic bolognese for $14, or a creamy carbonara for the same price. There is also a wide selection of piadinas, Italian-style flatbread sandwiches if you're not feeling pasta.
The Caprese is loaded with pieces of thick mozzarella and completed with fresh tomato and basil. You can forgo the carbs entirely and order one of the lighter, salad options.
Of course, no Italian meal is complete without drinks and dessert, and Buono does not fail to deliver. Many of their wines come from an organic Italian winery, bringing you the true taste of Italy.
The classic, orange Aperol cocktail is the perfect drink to pair with your meal. Before you go, complete your meal with one of the desserts, like tiramisu - if you still have room, that is!
Cuisine: Italian, pasta
Address: 354 Queen St W Toronto, ON M5V 2A5
Why you need to go: Enjoy traditional, Italian meals at this brand new restaurant, offering a stylish interior and patio option.