Amongst the many charming and attractive features of Hotel Le Germain Toronto is its location. Found in the heart of the entertainment district; wonderful live theatre and trendy restaurants are only a few steps away. Toronto is a metropolitan city that is dynamic, artistic, and full of surprises. One of these hidden gems is just around the corner from the hotel. The authentic and absolutely delicious Tuscan restaurant named Tutti Matti, meaning ” everybody’s crazy” is nurtured by the very passionate and talented chef Alida Solomon.
Tutti Matti offers a truly memorable experience that begins as soon as you open its doors. The small yet extremely efficient and fascinating kitchen is located in the center of the restaurant; allowing all savory aromas both tempt and excite your senses. Not only is the food served fresh (she buys all her products from local farmer markets) and brilliantly simple (as is true Italian cuisine), seeing Alida and her team cook away provides a wonderful atmosphere while dinning. Many guests often describe this unique experience as having been invited over to Alida’s home for dinner. Alida’s passion for serving great food is evident within many aesthetic elements of the restaurant. One such touch is represented amongst the photographs displayed on the walls presenting all the wonderful memories of her travels to Tuscany. In fact, every year Alida and her team travel there to not only learn new recipes but also to be reminded of the raw elements create a Tuscan experience. Each person working at Tutti Matti has connected with the country from such visits which ensures this same feeling is brought back to the restaurant.
The restaurant’s layout allows it to be the perfect place for any occasion whether it’s a business lunch or romantic dinner. The lunch menu also offers a “menu fixed” option at $15 which allows you to experience 3 dishes. Main course prices usually range from $13 to $20 for lunch and $20 to $30 for dinner. With such fresh ingredients and beautifully presented dishes, it is hard to go wrong. However, a personal favorite is the Magtaliata, a hand cut pasta with a wild boar ragu. Not only is this dish delicious, it is also a reflection of the wild boar logo of the restaurant. As you will also notice in one of her pictures, the wild boar is a representation of the Il Porcellino in “Loggia del Mercato Nuovo”, a local market in Florence. Rubbing its nose is said to bring luck and ensure that you will return to Florence! Sure enough its snout is very shiny!
So, if you are in the mood to live “la dolce vita,” Le Germain invites you to dine at Tutti Matti!