Yum yum yum!!!! Italian!~~ This place was super close to the Raptors game and it wasn’t too packed surprisingly… Maybe because we came slightly earlier than the rush?
Variety – 9/10 – There’s a lot of different kinds of pasta that you can try. But there’s also a lot of appies and meat dishes that you can choose from.
Service – 9/10 – I thought the service was excellent. They were quick… Even when we were kind of rushing, they were able to meet our needs. Friendly and everyone is full of smiles there.
Taste – 8/10 – I thought everything was delicious. The beef carpaccio was pretty
Atmosphere – n/a
Reasonably Priced – 8/10 – It was decently priced for the venue, taste, and quality of the food. Not to mention that you also get free bread and balsamic olive oil!!! Yummm bonus!!~
Would Recommend 10/10
Overall, I would come here again if I was in the area…. but I live in BC so… ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
A cute modern Italian restaurant in the corner of Columbia and 8th. Literally across from the New West station.
Variety – 8/10 – There’s quite a variety that you can get here. Your typical Italian tapas like meatballs or Arancini (and more) then you got your Pizza/Pasta and main dishes like Steak/Lamb etc.
Service – 10/10 – Super nice staff – waiters/waitresses and the door people … They were funny and conversational. They were quick and did not move like a Sloth (A++++).
Taste – 9/10 – It was quite delicious / cheesy / creamy. Majority of the dishes were soft (except pizza ofc) and it just melts in your mouth. There were herbs to complement the taste but I hated the giant crispy Basil leaves so I picked it out… Even without the herbs, I thought it still very Italian-tasting.
Atmosphere – 9/10 – The ambiance was nice. The interior design was modern, semi-classy, but always cozy in a way? The atmosphere just seemed like everyone was super happy and actually liked their jobs? Or maybe the staff just gets along with each other very well?
Reasonably Priced – 7/10 – It is a little expensive, but it was totally worth it for Happy Hour. We were able to grab a lot of dishes on the Happy Hour menu to share and I think we were all pretty full off those dishes!
Overall, I would definitely come here again!
Originally we were going to go to Fondway Café except 1) it was packed with only 1-2 seats here n there because people hog space with their homework/laptop etc. Limited seating. 2) the menu wasn’t too appetizing. So then, we walked over 4 stores and boy am I so glad we went to Estea Café instead!!!
Variety – 10/10 – There’s your Asian food/appetizers (similar to bubble world but I think they focus on dessert?). They also have Bubble Waffle, Belgian Waffle, Layered Cake, Bubble Tea, etc. It’s an all in one shop for dessert/Asian food!!
Service – 8/10 – You order at the counter and then they bring out the food to you. Not much service.
Taste – 9/10 – Everything was really good. Bubble tea was good (can’t mess up Lychee Tee). Bubble Waffle Ice Cream thing was good, but it was better to eat on a plate. The layered cake was delicious the first few bites and then after it gets a bit too creamy.
Atmosphere – n/a
Reasonably Priced – 7.5/10 – Not sure what the prices for the food is but for the dessert, it seemed okay.. Not super overpriced, but not dirt cheap either.
Overall, I would HIGHLY recommend you to come here because I will definitely return!