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Cucina 865 recently opened near me, and I’m finally glad there’s a good Italian Restaurant in North York! This spot used to be Mexican Amigos at the Plaza near York Mills and Don Mills.
I visited this new restaurant because they had a Grand Opening special of free Salumi Board and sample of wine. Our server, Deborah, was very friendly and attentive. She makes sure you’re taken care of.
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Daily Features at Cucina 865
We ordered the following dishes (#1 and #2 are from the Daily Features that are not on the normal menu):
Daily Feature Pizza $16 – Gorgonzola, Roasted Walnuts, Pear, Prosciutto, Arugula
This was so goood!! However, this reminded me of the Ct’Mang pizza from Terroni!
Not sure if this pizza is a common italian flavour or they sort of chopied it, but I don’t care. It was really delicious and I loved it.
Potato Gnocchi, Beef Short Ribs, Porcini Jus, Rapini, Grape Tomato – $19
I was very impressed with this. I was initially hesitant to order this because gnocchi maybe too heavy and I prefer noodle type pasta. But I’m glad we ordered this.
The gnocchi was perfectly cooked and didn’t feel heavy at all. The short rib was melt in your mouth tender and they gave a huge portion.
Salumi – $14 – Artisan Cured Meats, Marinated olives, Parmigiano Reggiano
The mussels and clams were delicious, but the clams still had some sand in them.
Cannoli – $6 – Ricotta cheese filled
This was very good considering how hard it is to find good cannolis in Toronto. I really loved the filling.
The pastry was not as good as Bar Buca’s in my opinion. It’s a little pricey as well. You only get 1 piece for this price.
Overall Thoughts of Cucina 865
Overall, I really liked Cucina 865. I hope they will survive the spot since that spot seems to be cursed. When we went on a normal Sunday lunchtime, it was pretty empty. Hopefully, things will pick up for them.
Address: 865 York Mills Road, Toronto, ON, M3B 1Y6