Another week at Curiosity to the Oven! My NSSSO decided that date night was imperative, mostly because I’ve been stressed and overworked. And I may or may not have mentioned that we haven’t had a date night in a while… oh yes passive aggressive comments (Go Me!). So, he dressed up (his version of dressing up), told me my work clothes were fine and drove me to a restaurant I had never heard of.
We arrived at a plaza in Scarborough and I looked around. It’s usually strange that he discovers restaurants (it’s usually me), and it’s strange that it’s out of York Region (because we are lazy and travelling south always feels too far). But I’m generally game for anything (that actually means that I’m terrible when it comes to surprises and I ask so many questions that a lot of people give up and just tell me).
Remezzo wasn’t much to look at. I definitely stood in front of it and went “hmmmm” before I walked in. It is so quaint on the inside. The restaurant was on the dark side, but it had all this wallpaper that I imagine would exist in a British Grandma’s(because Netflix is never a good indicator of what British lifestyle is…) house. Despite that, it was very “Old Boys Club” with the wood trim and the low lighting. I almost expected someone to take out a cigar. Remezzo is also extremely spacious. None of the tables were so close that the backs of chairs touched, and you didn’t have to try to flatten your stomach to walk between tables. That remains amazing to me.
Remezzo Italian Bistro
3335 Sheppard Ave.
Scarborough, M1T 3K2
I ordered a Linguini Di Mare, which I assume means seafood linguini. It was tomatoey, filling and delicious. There were clams, shrimps and scallops. When the dish was first placed in front of me I thought, “Okaaay, this is huge…”, somehow… I managed to finish all of it, so not as large as I thought. The clams were always a surprise because they always seemed to be hidden in the sauce and every time I ate one I was like, “Oh look! Clam!” The shrimps and scallops were done very well and there was a sizeable amount of them. They were also larger than I expected, no dinky little shrimp for me but full sized whoa shrimp.
The NSSSO got their Daily special Fettucine. It came with a cream sauce and seafood as well. There was lobster so none for me to try –sadface-. The cream sauce was almost cheesy which I found interesting, given that it was seafood pasta. Again, the quantity and size of the shrimp was impressive. The only complaint was that he felt that the lobster felt just a little overcooked, and a bit too salty.
Overall, I liked Remezzo. I didn’t know if I would, but I did. The waitress was so very cheerful. She apparently worked a full time job during the day and then comes to Remezzo in the evenings and I’m just amazed that she could still be so cheerful. I also shared a funny moment with one of the other diners when I sat down. The booth seat was much bouncier than I expected, and (because I’m really an overgrown five year old) I bounced a bit and may have said, “wheee”. She caught me and I just grinned at her. She laughed, I laughed, and who knows, maybe I made a new friend that night.