Toronto, ON M6J 1X7
Sociale is refusing to coast, and has upped its game. Still the same beloved southern Italian cooking, but better! The ultimate comfort food is the arancini — deep-fried balls of risotto stuffed with oozing mozzarella du bufula. Or try the cotechino — tender house-made pork sausage with perfect well-seasoned lentils spiked with puckery marinated and grilled radicchio. Another must-try is the bucatini with maybe the best pasta sauce in town (a triumph of three ingredients). Or the crispy crunchy guanciale, tomato and chile. We also adore the pillowy gnocchi with chile-kissed tomato sauce and lightly smoked ricotta. For dessert, inhale creamy rice pudding with currants and pine nuts. This is the ultimate simplicity.