Wednesday, 11 July 2012



974 College Street, 
416 532 7424. 
Open Tuesday to Saturday. 
10am to 10pm.

Service: 3 / 4
Ambiance: 3 / 4
Food: 3 / 4
Price: $$

Black Skirt Restaurant is a hidden gem in the Little Italy/Little Portugal area. Owners Rosa GallĂ© and Aggie Decima serve up rustic italian family style comfort food. The restaurant has an intimate, relaxed feeling; the modern rustic decor suits the food; simple and fresh.  

The first dish that arrived was the plump succulent SHRIMP, pan-seared in a spicy pizzaiola sauce that was to die for. The shrimp were served with grilled italian bread, which we used to dip into the tangy sauce. If you catch the chef on a lucky day you may be able to get this appetizer served over pasta as a main course.

The thinly sliced marinated OCTOPUS was fantastic, melting in our mouths. The capers, calabrese green olives and celery added a Mediterranean zest. The coolness of the fresh lemon and olive oil completed the dish.

The PORCINI pasta was a guilty pleasure, drenched in a parmigiano and porcini cream sauce. Though the chef was a little light on the mushrooms, the wide variety of mushrooms tosses onto the pasta included oyster, crimini, and portobello. All in all it was as fantastic dish. 

Meat Lovers keep an eye out for the DOMENICA. The item so good that it had to be served on two plates. First comes the warm bowl of spaghetti tossed in a fresh tomato sauce. For a short while, you begin to wonder where all the meat is. Soon behind, however, comes a steaming bowl full of slow cooked pork shoulder, meatballs and italian sausage in a light tomato stew. This meal is quite large, big enough for two.

The Shrimp

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