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Dining In Wood-ah-bridge

December 17, 2011

Last night, I went out for dinner at a restaurant in Wood-ah-bridge. The restaurant was called Basilico. Like many restaurants in Wood-ah-bridge, it’s an Italian restaurant. For those who don’t know because they’re not from around here, Wood-ah-bridge, actually spelled “Woodbridge” is a suburb of Toronto with a large Italian population. Nix that. Wop population. These are the Italians who think their shit don’t stink and that being Italian is the greatest thing in the world. It’s so great that they had to leave the squalor and poverty of Italy and come to a land of opportunity like Canada where they could all become millionaires.

And being in Wood-ah-bridge on a Friday night is always a fun excursion. Why park in the parking spaces throughout the parking lot when there are unoccupied sidewalks in front of the stores to park up on. These asshats aren’t just parking in front of the store underneath “Fire route, no parking” signs, they’re jumping the curb and parking on the sidewalk directly in the storefronts.

The food was good. Portions were not too big, not too small, they were just right. I had the stuffed gnocchi smothered in some sort of sauce which amounted to be just a cheesy goo. It was very good but obviously very fattening. For an appetizer, I nibbled on some pizza. It was a brick oven pizza. I like brick oven pizza. The hint of ash (burnt flour) on the bottom of the crust gives it that unique flavour and it’s got that crispy thin crust. Yum!

As I decided what I was going to order, I placed the menu down on the table and noticed a small blurb on the corner of the menu, “A division of Pizza Nova.” Pizza Nova is a regional pizza company. Like a Dominos or something. Except that the quality is a bit better. Looks like Pizza Nova is trying to branch out into something closer to fine dining. This place had a wine list. A decent wine list. How do I put this? It had a wop wine list. I recognized a few of the vintages from Carmine’s wine cellar on this wine list.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. December 17, 2011 11:51 am

    i am a huge fan of brick oven, thin crust pizza… as you astutely describe, that bit of burn on the bottom is the key…

  2. December 17, 2011 3:28 pm

    You know, that’s a nice review of the restaurant. I love oven-baked pizza too. Now I’m cravin’ some good pizza, and there ain’t none around these parts. Bummer.

  3. Riot Kitty permalink
    December 17, 2011 7:32 pm

    I love gnocchi. It’s one of the reasons for living.

  4. December 18, 2011 11:13 am

    I bet you parked in the parking lot and not on the sidewalk.

    Sounds like you had a nice time – did you get a dessert?

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