Rating: NNNNNFERRO (769 St. Clair West, 654-9119) College-chic nuovo Italiano hot spot brings massive proportions to Old World St..
FERRO (769 St. Clair West, 654-9119) College-chic nuovo Italiano hot spot brings massive proportions to Old World St. Clair West. Warning: expect to take leftovers home! Best: an enormous appetizer plate of antipasto for two that’s almost impossible to finish grilled swordfish with mango salsa, baby bok choy and roasted Jerusalem artichoke calamari in olive and sun-dried tomato reduction veal salad with balsamic greens luxuriant vegetable risotto sweet potato and spinach gnocchi two-fisted panini with first-rate Ital cold cuts and arugula tiramisu with brandy-sauteed strawberries designer thin-crust pizzas till closing. Complete dinners for $25 per person ($10 at lunch), including all taxes, tip and a glass of wine. Open Monday to Thursday 11 am to 1 am, Friday and Saturday 11 am to 2 am, Sunday 5 pm to 1 am. Fully licensed. Access: barrier-free. Rating: NNNN
MIRAFLORES (816 St. Clair West, 656-3402) The ancient Incan fare of Peru, suddenly recognized by foodies as the cutting-edge stuff it’s always been, served in a semi-formal room where dishes range from cheap and casual to swanky continental. May seem tame at first, but add a microscopic amount of atomic picante hot sauce and expect meltdown. Best: marinated and skewered tender beef heart mixed seafood ceviche cooling salads, like beet with cassava and roasted Yukon gold in a mayo-like dressing multi-layered cookie-crumb crust alfajoras for afters. Complete dinners for $30 per person, including all taxes, tip and a glass of wine or Peruvian beer. Open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday noon to 11 pm, Friday and Saturday noon to 1 am, Sunday noon to 11 pm. Closed Wednesday. Fully licensed. Access: barrier-free, washrooms in basement. Rating: NNN