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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Let's Eat: Trattoria Nervosa

I was first introduced to Trattoria Nervosa, almost twenty years ago!! - it was known as Cafe Nervosa - and affectionately often shortened to just "Nervosa" in those days. A girl friend that was all in the know about the best places to shop, get a glass of wine and of course EAT! insisted I join her. I still recall my first meal - one of their famous thin crust pizzas - it had prosciutto, fresh basil, tomato sauce, and mozzarella cheese. I enjoyed many more wonderful meals there, since that first visit.

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While living in the country visits to the city were limited, but Nervosa continued to be a favourite.
 Now, with spending more time in the city, I have been back many times. 

The menu changes seasonally - and last winter they were serving a Tuscan bean soup - that was out of this world!!-  Sadly- haven't seen it make a come back this winter. Some of the faces may have also changed over the years, but the smiles, service and can't wrong with whatever you order on the menu has remained consistently second to none.

This past weekend Mr. G and I made it to Nervosa for dinner and I thought I would share our scrumptious meal with you.

grilled octopus, lemon potatoes, chimichurri, tapenade, piquillo puree arugula and fried capers

romaine hearts, pancetta, fried capers, parmigiano egg free dressing

 grilled calamari

grilled 12oz dry aged Cumbrae’s ribeye, roasted mushrooms sautéed spinach, porcini puree, red wine reduction crostini

barolo braised beef short rib, local field and porcini mushrooms fig balsamic reduction

this is one of my favourite dishes ... 
and if you can't eat it all, don't worry it re-heats perfectly the next day 
you will be the envy of all your co-workers at lunch. 

Homemade cannoli, and Tiramisu 

Bon Appétit !

Nervosa is definitely an old favourite!

Nervosa is located at 75 Yorkville Avenue - you can visit their website here

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  1. Oh yum yum yum! I like looking at the octopus and calamari but no eating for me! Alpha Son can have that honor; he's hooked. Me? I'm a beef gal in case you didn't know (smile). I can't wait to hit Nashville and discover all it has to offer in wonderful out-of-the way restaurants. I've already found a few and the best news of all is that several are farm fresh and organic, including a few high end. Yay! We can eat out again!! Where is the pix of what you wore to the play? I am NOT going to forget.

  2. Dearest Celia,
    WOW, this post did bring back fond memories of our favorite restaurant in Jesolo near Venice, Italy. They served delicious calamari and other fish. How we would love to have something like that here in our area! You are right, living in the city has its perks and this is definitely one of them.
    Your photos made me mouth water; even at bed-time.

  3. My FAVE!! Look at those cannoli!!!! xo


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