How aboot Little Italy?

Yes, that’s a Canadian joke and Italian joke wrapped into one. Because I’m good like that ;).

Short review about Little Italy today. What brought us there was a Living Social coupon coupled with a twitter recommendation by @gptally for pizza. There are some pretty dismal reviews on Yelp of the place but we really want to try the local restaurants of Tally so there we were on a Saturday night.

It is located in a Winn Dixie strip mall which I would expect would scare many off but don’t let it! The restaurant is in a random adorable courtyard, water fountain and all. After a quick look inside I would caution against sitting there but the outside seating with Italian music playing is unusually kitschy and romantic. All I’m saying is don’t go if it’s raining.


We got the house specialty pizza, which came with spinach, eggplant, tomatoes and basil. A fun surprise when it came out was the eggplant was fried which made for a great flavour! Overall we were really happy with the pizza. The sauce and crust were average, not taking away from the pizza but not something to write home about. Appropriate amount of cheese. Really the eggplant stole the show and made this pizza more unique than I’ve had in this city. And crazily enough, it wasn’t too greasy at all considering fried eggplant and cheese!

Service was good. Wine a little too expensive. Bread basket was store bought bread but warmed up and served crispy on the outside.

Would I say drive across the city for this restaurant? Nope. I have a feeling the yelp reviews are spot on for the pasta dishes (uninspired and maybe frozen). But we live close by and the courtyard and pizza will be enough to keep us going on nights we feel like keeping it casual and don’t can’t decide where to go.

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4 responses to “How aboot Little Italy?

  1. I do like Little Italy, but Bella Bella is my favorite local place for Italian. Great blog!

  2. Yes, two thumbs up for the title! I had never tried eggplant pizza (why??) until a recent trip to NYC. Sounds like I may be able to relive the yumminess at Little Italy (although no one can beat the NYC pizzeria name of “Fat Sal’s”!!). And when my kids were young, that courtyard was a LIFESAVER – hubs and I could dine in relative peace while the kids ran circles around the fountain without totally alienating fellow diners. And I have had the pasta several times – I have never done a Yelp review of Little Italy but my pasta experiences there have been a bit above average! And lastly, they are located right downstairs from Journeys in Yoga. So on winter nights after you have been in yoga, fatiguing your body, you can come out and the smells from Little Italy are quite the beckoning aroma!!

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