There’s no better way to celebrate your birthday then by enjoying good food and drink with friends and family. Like so many people, it’s been a tradition to celebrate my birthday each year while feasting at a fancy restaurant.
One year my parents took me out for dinner at Scaramouche and I insisted we start with the restaurants famous coconut cream pie which my dad totally didn’t understand but I really wanted to experience an excellent dessert on an empty stomach rather than painfully scooping each sweet spoon into my mouth after devouring endless bowls of pasta.
This year I decided to enjoy a throwback…play “grown up kid for a day,” and celebrate my 33rd birthday at an Ossington restaurant that I’d been keen to tuck into.
Superpoint is located in Toronto’s trendy west end on Ossington Avenue, a once breezy residential neighbourhood which over the last decade has transformed into a street filled with fashion boutiques, thrift shops, and many of the city’s finest eateries.
Superpoint is far more than just your average takeout pizzeria. It’s the brainchild of Jesse Fader and Jonny Poon (who you may already be familiar with via Bar Fancy) featuring a petite dining room that serves up natural and biodynamic wines, creative cocktails, and fresh craft beer which pair perfectly with an Italian American comfort food craving.
The culinary team at Superpoint have perfected the Italian American classics with must-trys including addictive nodini (bows of pizza dough swimming in garlic butter), a garlic-forward signature Caesar Salad topped with smokey hickory sticks, a baseball-sized arancini nesting in sweet nduja gravy, finger-licking-good peel-n-eat shrimp, parmesan topped Butternut Squash Ravioli, and satisfyingly chewy pizza pie topped with crispy scorched pepperoni.
Nodini | warm garlic knots, rosemary, parmesan
Caesar Salad | parmesan, hickory sticks
Arancini | rice ball, mozzarella, nduja gravy
Butternut Squash Ravioli