Yum Yum @ Piano Piano
It had been too long since I'd seen a couple of my gals over the holidays, so off to Piano for some dinner and drinks. Less than walk from Spadina Station, it was easy to find. A small venue, but classically decorated with high ceilings and big floral prints on the walls and their staff. Even though, it's not a large space, it FEELS like a large space. They were smart not to cram as many tables as possible in.
The menu looks like a newspaper! We looked all sophisticated, browsing the paper. ;) Our server was incredible. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable, the perfect combo! He answered all of our questions as well as helped is pair wines with our meals. I'm barely a novice when it comes to wine and I'd never heard of any of these, so I definitely needed the help.
The food decision was harder, but we got there. I ordered the Meatballs($22) and my ladies both chose the Pumpkin Agnolotti($24). You read it, I literally just ordered meatballs, nothing else. They were freaking awesome. It came as 4 giant balls o' meat, coming to a ½ pound. Smothered in a , spicy tomato sauce and served with toast and topped with fresh basil leaves and parm; challenge accepted.
We all thanked our lucky stars for stretchy pants that day. So full. The wine pairing with the food was perfect. They were able to finish their pasta, but I was not able to complete my mission. The portions were generous, so generous that we did not have room for dessert!
A great venue with great service and great food. Win/Win/Win.