Eat: Gusto 101

Back in April, I had tried to organize a weekend brunch at a restaurant that I will not name. As the day of the brunch approached, I realized that the restaurant had booked for 4 people instead of 5. I called the restaurant to get an explanation and was told that they could not accommodate the extra person, but they would accommodate me at their much more expensive restaurant.

No thank you.


So after advising my group of what happened, my friend called the restaurant and was met by someone with an attitude on the other end of the receiver. She’s the type that once she has a bad experience, she will never step foot there again. Needless to say, we didn’t reschedule there. Instead, we chose  to postpone our brunch to an agreed date in July as I would be back from Asia by then.


Our brunch was held at Gusto 101 and we upped our group from 5 to 8. We ordered to share, family-style.


Cavolo Nero ($13.99) – lacinate kale, zante currants, toasted pine nuts, pecorino, parmigiano, and lemon vinaigrette.


Ricotta Pancakes ($13.99) – lemon ricotta pancakes, blueberries, and lemon curd.


Prosciutto e Rucola ($17.99) – tomatoes, mozzarella, prosciutto, arugula, and parmigiano.


Mafalde ai Funghi ($17.50) – portobello, porcini, oyster mushrooms and truffle cream sauce. This was so darn good that we got 3 more orders of it.

One thing I liked about Gusto 101 is how they offer more than just the typical brunch fare; a few of their lunch and dinner offerings can be ordered for brunch. It’s a busy place, reservations are highly recommended.

Gusto 101
101 Portland St.
Toronto, ON
M5V 2N3


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