Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Grazie Ristorante: Rustic Italian Fare in Vaughan






Grazie Ristorante subscribes to the three Rs that make Italian food truly great: rustic, robust and reasonably priced. Inside it's simple and friendly. With the original location booming in the Yonge and Eglinton neighbourhood for over 20 years, Grazie expanded to its newest location in the heart of Vaughan about five years ago. Created in the mid 1990s by Chef Joe Brancatella and former partner Louie Granicolo, Grazie's recipe for success has been consistency: the servers are always friendly and attentive, the ambiance warm and inviting and the food simple and reliable with an extensive menu and wine list that features a wide selection of antipasti, zuppa, pizza, pasta, secondi and of course dolce. A popular destination for local residents and area businesses, the restaurant is always busy whenever we drop in for lunch while doing errands in the area. For rustic Italian-inspired fare, Grazie has something for everyone.





Grazie Ristorante menu

The menu features a great selection of antipasti, zuppa, fccaccia, 
pastas, pizzas, secondi piatti and dolce

Their bread to too hard to resist, with a crisp crust and warm moist interior

Collavini Pinot Grigio

A glass of Feudi di san Marzano Primitivo

Zuppa Del Giorno: Chicken and rice with grated parmigiano

Minestrone, a traditional Grazie favourite

Cozze Portofino: Fresh mussels steamed either in a light white wine sauce


Rigatoni in a hearty Bolognese meat sauce


The Brunello: Spaghetti with grilled sausage, broccoli, diced tomatoes & mushrooms

Romana Pizza with potatoes, fresh rosemary, pancetta, diced tomatoes, 
mozzarella & parmigiano cheese

A perfect end to the meal — a hot and lightly foamy macchiato