Cute Italian restaurant F'Amelia has opened an "extension" next door to its Amelia Street location aptly named Extended F'Amelia, a wine and tapas-style bar that owner John Dawson says will be like a taste of Greenwich Village.
F'Amelia has been a Cabbagetown darling for the past few years, after having taken over Provence Delices and installing a pizza oven from Naples.
Open Thursday to Saturday, 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m., Extended F'Amelia is more like the bachelorette niece to F'Amelia's charming nonna. Not that there's anything wrong with being a nonna; they do, after all, make the best meals.
With traditional Italian dishes like lasagna, octopus linguine, saffron risotto and tiramisu on F'Amelia head chef James Harrison's menu, expect tapas-style salumi, tartare and ceviche to be served next door by junior sous chef Jason Yu, alongside a short but select list of vino.
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· Opening: F'Amelia's Next Door Wine and Tapas Bar [The Grid]
· Introducing: Extended F'Amelia, the Cabbagetown Trattoria's New Next-Door Wine Bar [Toronto Life]
· F'Amelia: Sloppy Dervice, Impeccable Food [Globe]