TORONTO — Retail and fashion entrepreneur Joe Mimran and hospitality veteran Tony Longo have opened Quadro Ristorante, an Italian concept on College St. in Toronto.
The hidden patio seats up to 50 guests and a second-floor event space with a private entrance can accommodate parties of up to 60 guests.
Quadro’s menu features a range of Italian dishes and flavours, including focaccia, zucchini-and-ricotta fritters and ravioli mascarpone with lemon-butter sauce, honey and pine nuts.
“The only thing harder than the fashion industry is the restaurant business,” says Mimran. “We’re thrilled to open our initial location on College Street where so many restaurants have been born and we truly believe in the menu and atmosphere that we’ve built.”
“My inspiration came from the simple but fresh, traditional flavours of Italy and the idea of shared food around a communal table to create memorable experiences,” says Longo. “I believe great food, friendly service and a fun atmosphere will bring guests back again and again.”