An Italian Feast at Mistura in Yorkville

Mistura Restaurant is one of the best Italian restaurants in Toronto. Chef Massimo Capra’s famous fine dining restaurant is one of the best in Yorkville.

My mother was celebrating her birthday in early November so decided to treat her to an unforgettable meal. We arrived at Mistura at 6pm and were seated in the main dining room, which features elegant mirrors and a bottles upon bottles of wine.

Service throughout the evening was impeccable. Chef Massimo had prepared a ten course tasting menu plus a large plate of the restaurants desserts. Everyone at the table quickly became addicted the bread basket which sat in the centre of the table (which was replenished three times throughout the evening).

By 8pm Mistura Restaurant was packed and you could hear the murmur of enthused diners, clinks of wine glasses and the frequent, “oh my goodness this is delicious.” Several of the dishes had me silently smiling with amazement at my dining companions. Silence is rare for me so I like to relish in it.

We enjoyed:

Royal Bianco

Gavi di Gavi Il Doge’ Broglia 2010 Piedmont

Pinot Noir Martin Ray 2009 Santa Barbara County

Prosecco, St Germain liquor, garnished with an orange twist


Selection of Bread with Sundried Tomato Caponata

Imported Burrata Cheese with Braised Leeks Olives & Pinenut

Grilled Prosciutto Wrapped Bufala w Figs, Arugula, Toasted Pine Nut & Vincotto

Carpaccio di Manzo: Beef Striploin, Grana Padano, Black Truffle, Arugula, Lemon Juice & EVOO

Costine D’Agnello: Balsamic Glazed Lamb Ribs, with Minted Yogurt, Radish & Carrot Slaw, Ground Pistachio


Buckwheat Gnocchi with Braised Squab, Squash & Sunchokes Chips

Red Beet Risotto, Classically Mistura Topped with a topping of baby Golden Beets and Greens

Wild Boar Agnolotti with Sour Cherries, Brown Butter, Wilted Greens & Roasting Jus


Pancetta Wrapped Stuffed Boneless Cornish Hen, Sweet Onion Purée, Roasted Heirloom Carrots, Grapes & Green Beans

Dark Roasted Rabbit, Fresh Herbs, Tomato, Heirloom Carrots, Peperonata, Butter Poached Potatoes & Swiss Chard

Slow Cooked Short Rib with Aromatic Vegetables & Rich Braising Liquids Canederli Bread Dumpling


Tortina Brownie: Classic Dark Chocolate with Praline Ice Cream and Salted Caramel

Squash Panna Cotta: Maple Walnut Brittle and Poached Pear Salad

Chestnut and Chocolate Semifreddo: Dark Chocolate and Candied Chestnuts

Apple and Pumpkin Crumble: Apple Cider Caramel, Cinnamon Ice Cream

Biscotti and Dolcini

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