DIMMI BAR AND TRATTORIA
140 Cumberland St., Yorkville, Toronto, On. (416) 975-1100, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week
Three of us went to Dimmi late on a Sunday evening in May. It was Mother's day and we arrived at about 8:30 to find the restaurant packed with patrons. It was a very warm evening and the front patio was quite busy so we went inside.
There is a front and side patio. The doors were open this evening and there was a mild breeze. The inside was full of patrons at 9 o'clock.
We ordered a very nice, reasonably priced Chianti.
A nice selection of bread arrived that went well with the herbed olive oil at our table.
Mark (http://www.markallen.ca/) my son ordered the scallop dish on a bed of creamed chick peas and black olives drizzled with a reduced balsamic vinegar, for an appetizer and it was delicious.
He ordered gnocchi for a main and it was tender and a good portion.
My wife ordered the salmon. It came with a wonderful salad that had a very tasty dressing.
I chose the evening's pasta special. It was outstanding. It included a half lobster tail, artichokes and calamari in a rose sauce that was fabulous. The fetuccine was perfectly cooked and melted in your mouth.
The three of us enjoyed our meals immensely. The food was well presented, nicely cooked and very tasty. The service was quick and efficient and the atmosphere was busy but at the same time unhurried. The prices were reasonable for the quantity and quality. We will definitely return to try other menu items here.
Well done Dimmi.