Toronto, ON M5R 2H6
Located at Av and Dav, L'Unità Enoteca is as Yorkvillian as One or Sassafraz for the quality of food and service, but it’s also decidedly Annex-esque with its laid-back Italian osteria–wine bar vibe. Romantic tables in the back with low-hanging, Edison light bulbs also make this a great spot for a first or second date. For locals, L'Unità Enoteca’s reputation precedes it as a neighbourhood haunt. Even on a Thursday night, reservations at peak times are difficult to secure. In the kitchen is executive chef Adam Vincent McKinlay, who has brought along a passion for Italian classics with a few twists: not for the sake of contemporariness or trendiness, but to enhance and create more dynamic flavours throughout the menu while keeping it soulful.