Old Kingston Road in the East-end Scarborough has many historical places. Fratelli Village Pizzeria is one of the restaurants that adds that cultural feel to such a close-knit community. From the beautiful wood burning stone oven to the aroma of fresh pasta in the air, we could automatically feel the love in this family-owned eatery!
Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar Dip
One of the steeples in any authentic Italian restaurant is the Olive oil and Balsamic vinegar dip that accompanies the fresh in-house bread. What can we say…We love to play with our food and that was apparent when we used the pieces of bread to mix the Olive oil and Balsamic vinegar together. To us, it looked like a fun science experiment that we got a chance to take part in.
I think that it is safe to say that we have a weakness for Risotto. I had the opportunity to try Mussels for the first time and I enjoyed it. The tomato sauce from this dish gave the Mussels and Shrimp a nice, smooth texture throughout the meal. We also appreciated the size of the Shrimp. They were not hidden in the Risotto because they were front an centre. Two thumbs way up!
Our waiter was very accommodating when it came to the Salmon. He offered us the Salmon on the side and we could not refuse. The fragrance of the Salmon has us wishing that we were on a yacht sailing, but when we squeezed the lemon on top, that brought brightness to the fish. Eating the Salmon with the Seafood Risotto was a match made in Heaven.
Four Cheese Pizza
You can honestly never and I mean NEVER has enough cheese *insert heart eye emoji* This four…and yes we said FOUR Cheese Pizza was nothing short of spectacular. Now you have Parmesan, Swiss, Mozzarella, and Smoked Mozzarella cheese that just gave us a permanent smile on our faces. We could taste the difference in the way the pizza was made. The stone oven is one of the highlights of Fratelli Village Pizzeria because your pizza is brought to you in a matter of a few minutes.
Fresh pasta in a creamy sauce…Can you say Bon Appetite! The cream sauce with the diced tomatoes were a beautiful combination. Can you tell that we could not get enough of the shrimp dishes! This is one of the dishes that we can admit that we absolutely ate with our eyes. More please.
I love to called this one the “Meat Lovers” pizza. Having Fratelli’s name on this pizza means that your mouth is in for an awakening. Some of the top Italian meats, such as Pepperoni, Hot Sausage, Bacon, and Ham, all played a role in this masterpiece. The crispiness of the Bacon was my favourite part of this pizza. We could not resist a pizza that had all the fixings when it comes to meat.
Our final pizza that we had to try was the Popeye. It had the Spinach that provides the link for its namesake. The sprinkled Prosciutto that graced the top of the Popeye could not have been better. I was not entirely sure how the Goat Cheese would work with the other ingredients but I was proven wrong. The Goat Cheese added a smooth and creaminess to the pizza that we appreciated.
WE LOVED THIS DESSERT! This has turned into our guilty pleasure. The fried dough is so light and airy that we promise you will keep going back for more. Over some great conversation, you will find that you and your dinner guests will continue to peel away at this delectable treat. The Gelato is at the top of some of the best that we have ever had! When you go to Fratelli Village Pizzeria, you MUST order this dessert!
We could not praise Fratelli Village Pizzeria enough! Fratelli means “Brother” in Italian and you can feel the love and family-oriented ambience of this restaurant. Superb service with excellent food is a recipe for longevity in our books.
Check out Fratelli Village Pizzeria at www.fratellis.ca