Tappo, Distillery District, Toronto

After spending the day in downtown Toronto, we headed to Tappo looking to satisfy our ravenous appetites.

Tappo Restaurant Distillery District

Location

Distillery District, Toronto

Distillery District is a historic landmark with various restaurants and charming stores.   It’s a must-visit in Toronto.

Tappo Restaurant Distillery District

Cuisine

Italian

Prices: $$$

Appetizers C$16 – $20 /Php 650 – 800
Entrees C$24 – $44 / Php 960 – 1770

Menu Picks

Costatine di Bisonte

Costatine Di Bisonte C$20

For appetizers, we were debating between Insalata Di Frutti Di Mare (twice-cooked octopus, calamari, shrimp with a mediterranean salsa, green beans, and toasted almonds – yum!! I’m such a seafood fan) and the Costatine Di Bisonte (braised bison short ribs served on savoy cabbage with an Amarone reduction).  As I’ve never tried bison before, we decided to go with that.  I am so glad we did!  Bison, as it turns out, tastes like beef, but has fewer calories and fat content.  The savoy cabbage was so good, I’ve never had better in my life.  Amarone is a type of Italian wine, and it enhanced the taste of the bison.

Spaghetti Alle Vongole Veraci

Spaghetti Alle Vongole Veraci C$25

Now if there’s Vongole on the menu, you can be sure that’s what I’ll pick.  Clams are my favorite food in the world.  Their Spaghetti Alle Vongole Veraci (spaghetti tossed in a spicy white wine garlic broth with fresh clams, coriander, parsley, and cherry tomatoes) was truly memorable for me, because I loved the kick of the spicy broth.  What’s shown in the photo is only half a serving.  I, reluctantly, had to share.

Terra E Mare

Terra E Mare C$35

Terra E Mare is a dish of veal medallions, topped with shrimp and scallops in a white wine cream sauce served with sautéed potatoes.  I liked the veal as it was tender.  I loved the gravy and potatoes.

Bistecca Di Manzo All Espresso C$44

Bistecca Di Manzo All Espresso C$44

Bistecca Di Manzo All Espresso is a 10 oz “AAA” beef striploin served on a bed of Lyonnaise potatoes with an espresso and wine reduction.  It was good but I would still choose the veal medallions over this.

Verdict

The food was very good.  The ambience, service, and location top-notch.   I’m glad we tried it but it’s too pricey and we’ll only go back if we get another Groupon.

Overall Rating: 9/10 

 

Device: Canon Rebel T3i

About kerstie ladd

Portrait and product photographer. Travel blogger. From Toronto.

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