Il Posto

By Annabelle Goodman –
148 Yorkville Ave.
York Square
416 968 0469

Every bite was mouth watering spectacular. Superb!

Il Posto has a magnificent patio in the interior courtyard of Hazelton Lanes. The enormous umbrellas keep you shaded even on the hottest day. The large tree in the centre adds a splendor to the atmosphere. You can sit and watch the fancy people walking in the lane to Hazelton Lanes.

It was a great reunion with my grandson, Alex, who has been busy all summer touring with his jazz group. I was so happy to see him. It is in the midst of Summerlicious. Three courses are offered at lunch for $20.00. It is $35.00 for the evening pleasure. This is truly a bargain. The regular menu offers a variety of the finest Italian cuisine.

Alex chose the Zuppa Del Gieono. On this occasion it was a Pureed Broccoli Soup. What a large portion. It was creamy and delicious.

I so enjoyed the Salmone Affumicato. Smoked salmon is curled and placed on a bed of fresh arugula. Sliced lemon, onions and capers are garnished with lemon extra virgin oil. Every bite was pure happiness. The Insalata Mista with mixed baby greens was enjoyed by many of the clients.

Alex chose the Pesce Del Giorno. The Striped Bass was the fish of the day. It was lovingly prepared and placed on the plate with perfectly prepared vegetables. My Agnolotti Di Zucchine Al Pesto took me back to my stay in Montepulciano. The pasta was so fresh it melted in my mouth. The pesto sauce tasted as if the basil had just been picked and processed into a pesto. Every bite was pure bliss. Alex had to have a taste. I hope nobody saw him wiping up the extra pesto with bread. The Spaghetti Con Ragu Alla Bolognese was also a popular dish on this brilliant summer day.

We both enjoyed the Torta Meringata Al Cioccolato. Just imagine a fusion of banana, chocolate and meringue. Sorbetti and Tartufo are also offered on the menu.

It was an outstanding lunch in every way. I had the best company. The food was superb. The splendid environment was so enjoyed on a summer day.

The only thing I would have changed would have been the sullen look on the manager. Why did he not smile when everyone around him was enjoying great atmosphere and divine dining?

After lunch we took a lovely walk through the Yorkville area. I just had a perfect lunch time date.