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Now serving: mouth-watering Italian cuisine across the Greater Toronto Area

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Every dish is a culinary adventure when dining with Motorino

Now serving: mouth-watering Italian cuisine across the Greater Toronto Area

A trip to Italy is high on many people’s bucket lists—the culture, the history and, of course, the food. But what if you didn’t need a plane ticket to visit the land of pasta and wine? 

Your palate is your passport at Motorino—a restaurant, catering company and ready-made meal extraordinaire specializing in classic Italian and European cuisine with a modern twist—and its fresh, authentic flavours are ready to hand out your stamps.

The tastes of Italy at your table

In a league all their own with three elevated dine-in locations across the Greater Toronto Area—Vaughan, King City (North) and downtown (Città)—Motorino restaurants make you feel like you’re stepping into an Italian movie, welcomed by a warm, sophisticated atmosphere, vibrant colour scheme and tempting dishes boasting simple, high-quality ingredients.

Sip fine Italian wines, cocktails (try the refreshing Mega Moto Spritz!) and aperitifs at the bar, then savour flavourful appetizers and entrées in the dining room or on the spacious outdoor patio, which doubles as an inviting space to host events.

Now serving: mouth-watering Italian cuisine across the Greater Toronto Area
Flavourful favourites to go

Craving something tasty, but in a hurry? The Moto Via locations are brimming with ready-made Italian go-tos like octopus potato salad, stuffed eggplant, biscotti, tiramisu, espresso, pizzas and pastas like pomodoro lasagna. While you may not be in Italy, when you dig in to these signature dishes, you’ll certainly catch a taste.

With meals lovingly prepared using an array of Italian cooking methods and expertly planned menus featuring fresh ingredients sourced from Italy and delivered daily, it’s clear that quality and respect for tradition are of utmost importance.

There are no processed ingredients or preservatives used in any dish, from the house-made gelato to the wood-fired pizzas. Motorino also partners with Second Harvest to reduce edible food waste, which ensures in-store products are always fresh.

Now serving: mouth-watering Italian cuisine across the Greater Toronto Area
Crowd-pleasers anytime, anywhere

Whether it’s date night, a pal’s get-together or a special occasion, Motorino’s mouth-watering offerings are perfect for any size gathering. Planning a corporate event, summer soirée or neighbourhood block party? Motorino Cucina Catering is ready to roll up with their fleet of five sleek, customized mobile kitchens. 

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The only caterer in Canada with such a unique line of food vehicles—a wide selection of three-wheeled Vespa Apes (pronounced “ah-pays”), Cibo di Stradas (a pod buffet set-up), Fiat stations and bike carts (for gelato and coffee), and a Cibi Food Truck (a complete portable kitchen)—Motorino serves up crowd-pleasing appetizers, drinks and entrées wherever you are. 

On the preferred catering list of many prestigious venues, Motorino has executed dozens of large-scale events, weddings and bar mitzvahs.

Now serving: mouth-watering Italian cuisine across the Greater Toronto Area
Who knew you could make a wood-fired pizza in a three-wheeled truck! These high-tech vehicles can even predict the weather for you: a 100 per cent chance of heavy Parmesan showers. 

With pride and authenticity in every delicious mouthful, these signature dishes deserve to be on your must-try list.

Wood-fired pizza

The wood-burning oven blisters the thin, carefully stretched dough, and the high temps not only do wonders to the crust, they supercharge the flavours of the ingredients. 

Choose from 11 styles, like the classic Margherita with San Marzano tomatoes, creamy fior di latte and fresh basil, or the ’Nduja, with spicy sausage, earthy scamorza cheese and truffle-honey ricotta.

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Now serving: mouth-watering Italian cuisine across the Greater Toronto Area
Italian spring rolls 

Thin ribbons of prosciutto, silky-smooth fior di latte and fragrant basil are nestled together in a crispy spring roll crust and arranged over a garlic-basil crema in this playful dish.

The four-piece appetizer is built for sharing, but you might want to keep this one all for yourself. But beware of jealous diners asking, “Posso assaggiare?

Pasta, perfected

Delicious pasta is expected on any great Italian menu. At Motorino, flavours are taken to a whole new level with every dish telling a unique story from all regions in Italy. From traditional classics, like Amatriciana and Cacio e Pepe, to modern dishes with a twist, like pistachio pesto and burrata, these tempting pastas will have you diving in again and again.

Now serving: mouth-watering Italian cuisine across the Greater Toronto Area

Enjoy all the flavours of Italy with Motorino—delighting foodies across the city with authentic European-inspired cuisine for more than 15 years.

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