Introducing: Luce, a new neighbourhood trattoria on King West
Contact Info: 791 King W., 647-748-5464, luceonking.com, @luceonking
Owners: Husband-and-wife team Mario Giorgio and Maria Strazzanti. The couple used to own next-door fine foods grocer The King’s Table
Chef: Maria Strazzanti, who learned to cook from her Sicilian mother
The Food: Neapolitan-style pizzas and simple pastas, most of which can be ordered gluten-free. Desserts include dark chocolate cannoli, lemon cake and vegan tiramisu, which gets its creaminess from coconut milk.
The Drinks: A handful of Ontario wines, 11 microbrews and signature cocktails like the citrusy, gin-based Lady Marmalade.
The Place: A casual trattoria tucked on the ground floor of a King West condo tower. The simple space is decorated with local artwork and photos of chef Maria Strazzanti’s family in Sicily.
• 30 seats
• 11 sandwiches on the pranzo (lunch) menu
• $2.50 per additional meatball
• $2 extra for gluten-free pasta