(Image: Gabby Frank)
Neighbourhood: Queen West
Contact: , 416-205-1001, 354 Queen St. W. stelviotoronto.ca
Previously: BQM Burger
Owner: Andrea Copreni ( , Italy) Hotel Sottovento
Chef: Massimo Provenzano
The Food: Northern Italian cuisine from , an Alps-adjacent valley in the country’s Lombardy region. The menu includes snacks like sciatt, a type of cheese-filled fritter; meat (especially bresaola) and cheese boards; largely gluten-free buckwheat pasta dishes (with very long, Italian names); and polenta. For lunch, there’s a selection of panini. Valtellina
The Drinks: A few bottled beers (Früli, Erdinger, Stiegl), grappa by the ounce, and, of course, Italian wine. Right now, Copreni is waiting to get approval from the LCBO to import and serve wine from Valtellina vintner . “There are many rules,” he says. “We want only to drink our wine.” Rivetti & Lauro
The Space: Monochromatic and decorated with animal prints designed by Copreni’s tattoo artist friend, Giacomo Frigerio. “It’s Queen Street style,” says Copreni. “We came to Toronto last November for the first time, and we fell in love with Queen Street.” The restaurant’s goat logo (also designed by Frigerio) is representative of Northern Italy. “Like the lion in the savannah, the goat is in the Alps.” The street-facing patio will open later this summer.
316035 Pizzoccheri di teglio: housemade buckwheat pasta with Valtellina Casera cheese, savoy cabbage and potatoes ($20.95). (Image: Gabby Frank) https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/toronto-restaurants-stelvio-03-150x150.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/toronto-restaurants-stelvio-03.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/toronto-restaurants-stelvio-03.jpg 800 1134  https://torontolife.com/food/introducing-stelvio-northern-italian-trattoria-queen-west/slide/toronto-restaurants-stelvio-03/ toronto-restaurants-stelvio-03 0 0
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316036 Polenta burger con salsiccia e casera: an Italian pork sausage patty between two polenta "buns" topped with Valtellina Casera cheese, tomato and lettuce. Served with polenta fries ($15.95). https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/toronto-restaurants-stelvio-04-150x150.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/toronto-restaurants-stelvio-04.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/toronto-restaurants-stelvio-04.jpg 1200 800  https://torontolife.com/food/introducing-stelvio-northern-italian-trattoria-queen-west/slide/toronto-restaurants-stelvio-04/ toronto-restaurants-stelvio-04 0 0
316037 Fidelin del moro con zucchini profumate alla menta: buckwheat spaghetti with zucchini and mint ($18.95). https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/toronto-restaurants-stelvio-05-150x150.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/toronto-restaurants-stelvio-05.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/toronto-restaurants-stelvio-05.jpg 1200 800  https://torontolife.com/food/introducing-stelvio-northern-italian-trattoria-queen-west/slide/toronto-restaurants-stelvio-05/ toronto-restaurants-stelvio-05 0 0
316038 Zigeuner: grilled beef and pancetta with rosemary, meant to be eaten like corn on the cob ($23.95). https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/toronto-restaurants-stelvio-06-150x150.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/toronto-restaurants-stelvio-06.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/toronto-restaurants-stelvio-06.jpg 1200 795  https://torontolife.com/food/introducing-stelvio-northern-italian-trattoria-queen-west/slide/toronto-restaurants-stelvio-06/ toronto-restaurants-stelvio-06 0 0
316034 The restaurant imports all of its cheese from northern Italy. https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/toronto-restaurants-stelvio-02-150x150.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/toronto-restaurants-stelvio-02.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/toronto-restaurants-stelvio-02.jpg 1200 793  https://torontolife.com/food/introducing-stelvio-northern-italian-trattoria-queen-west/slide/toronto-restaurants-stelvio-02/ toronto-restaurants-stelvio-02 0 0
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18 thoughts on “Introducing: Stelvio, a northern Italian trattoria on Queen West”
And guess what? Tomorrow the score will probably be…
And then the day after that…
If they did you’d probably be reading more stories about restaurants in the east end.
the question i have is: why does it bother you so much? of all the trolling and insults and attacks that go on on message boards, why are you so wound up about a simple statistic? are you guys that fragile that you can’t take it? or just need something to complain about?
You’ve nailed it again, Jessica Fletcher. The first one. Beyond fragile. Absolutely can’t take it.
wow, such hostility. but whatever works to deflect and not answer a simple question. here’s another question for you to not answer (given that that’s your specialty): what other things do you get so wound up about, and seek out, for the purposes of being bothered?
Nice sarcasm. People find the aggressive attitude really endearing. I like seeing the numbers but I like it even more because it upsets all the right people: weak and chronically whiny.
Get the stones the use a real account and not hide behind a pathetic alias, then maybe I’ll dignify your filth with a response.
in a word: hipsters. meanwhile most of the entries on tl have zero comments.
Well, for starters, I like making abrasive comments on here for the sole purpose of drawing you out into the open with your hypocritical aggression and false conclusions. That’s one.
sure you would. you’re just using the name of his account as an excuse to not actually answer. you behave like a child. and what is this ‘filth’ you speak of? the fact is, you’re just on here for attention. you never commented on articles before. then you started whining about darren’s posts. then you started whining when he didn’t post. and the best part is you posted your whine. then you waited a couple of minutes and posted again when you got attention. then you posted again. not sure why you’re so hostile towards the people that are giving you what you want: attention.
Because I’m BAAAADDDDDD.
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you’re not bad. you’re just a troll. if you were bad, you’d have enough personality to not have a need to seek out attention. you’re just a troll.
Do you have a boyfriend? Would you like to go out sometime?
“Judy”… until you can prove to me that you (and a few other Darren defenders conveniently using aliases) aren’t just Darren yourself, conversation over. If ‘Darren’ even is the pest’s real name.
To everyone else: just look at this Darren piece of work’s profile and how willing he is to engage in snarky, combative exchanges on countless other posts… yet never to address criticism of his stats. However there is always conveniently a whole fleet of the same phantom accounts who DO chime in… every single time out. In a remarkably identical tone and sharply critical manner as to each other and to him in his other posts. And the only time they ever do seem to show up on Toronto Life forums is to defend their man. Seriously, NOWHERE else on here. Always to voraciously stand behind the stat of an absolute online stranger… again, every single time out. Interesting!
So anyway, that’s that. You can draw your own conclusions.
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