TORONTO — Media and industry influencers were treated to fresh, house-made pasta and from-scratch sauces at last night’s Italian Apertivo at Dal Moro’s Pasta to Go on Yonge Street in Toronto.
The 24-seat location, the brand’s first outside of Europe, opened March 6. Gabriele Dal Moro, owner and culinary director, brought the concept to Toronto after noticing a lack of fresh-pasta take-away options in the city.
The menu features six fresh-pasta choices — spaghetti, penne, fettuccine, linguine, fusilli and gnocchi —topped with a choice of 12 sauces, including Pomodoro, boscaiola, nero di seppia (squid ink) and Frutti di Mare ($8 to $12). Additional toppings include chicken, bacon, seafood, mushrooms, olives and, of course, parmesan cheese. The restaurant’s signature Tiramisu ($5) rounds out the menu, along with a selection of beer and wine.
Dal Moro’s has also partnered with third-party delivery service Foodora to offer home delivery of its pasta — which arrives in specially designed microwavable containers to maintain the flavour and texture of the pasta.
The Venice-based chain plans to franchise the concept throughout North America.