Noce 416-504-3463 www.nocerestaurant.com Lunch Thu & Fri, Dinner Mon-Sun
Despite the fact that Noce has been around for almost 18 years it is still fairly unknown amongst most Torontonians. Serving primarily Italian cuisine customers tend to either love their experience or extremely dislike it. The atmosphere is wonderfully warm even on the coldest of nights.
Fresh pasta and fish specials change frequently while the rest of the menu seems caught in time. I found the dishes to be colourful and carefully prepared but slightly overpriced for the portion provided. The “Noce salad” is a menu highlight. Organic greens, sweet sliced pear, crunchy walnuts and an aged savory Italian Asiago unite in a lovely light vinaigrette. The wine list is extensive, award winning and specializing in Italian reds. Servers seem leisurely and out of focus.