Cuisine from the Italian Alps is vastly different from anything you’ve tasted at your local trattoria. At this sleekly designed, minimalist spot, the menu has as many pages as a celebrity prenup, but its foundation is built on three simple ingredients: polenta, gluten-free pasta made with organic buckwheat and a mountain cheese that’s made the same way today as it was in the 16th century. There are no pizzas (get over it), but the Zigeuner should be on every foodie’s bucket list. A cross between shawarma and shish kabob, this beautifully grilled flank steak, wrapped over pancetta on a small rolling pin and sprinkled with rosemary, redefines plate presentation.
Then this place is for you! Come to #STELVIO and eat fine food from italian mountains!
As anyone who has traveled from Florence to Rome can tell you, Italian food is extremely regional; even today, traditional trattorie, catering to local clientele, tend to serve dishes so local, you wouldn’t find them in another city — the tortellini in brodo of Bologna, the carciofi alla romana of Rome, the sfogliatelle of Naples.
At STELVIO, we serve the typical cuisine from the #Valtellina region, northern Italy.
#Pizzoccheri are a luscious Valtellinese dish. It looks like buckwheat flour noodles which are cooked with cabbage and potatoes, and seasoned with plenty of butter and the famous local cheese Valtellina Casera DOP. You should definitely try this one!
Valtellina isn't known only for #Pizzoccheri: this valley is a region very famous for its cold cuts, especially Bresaola, for Polenta Taragna (mix of mais and buckwheat flours blended with Valtellina Casera DOP), for cheeses ("Bitto" is the king) and for wines (like "Sforzato"), among the best in Italy.
At STELVIO you can also eat the famous "#sciatt" ("frog" in local dialect): fried cheese in small buckwheat balls, served in a cone. It's a great snack or even a starter.
You can also try the "zigeuner", which are ribbons of beef sirloin rolled up on a wooden stick, which is then roasted, giving the meat a nice small flavor of the wood.
Finally, you also enjoy Taroz, Chisciol, Polenta Burger, Fidelin, Risotti etc... and a luscious collection of dessert chosen for you.
If you are going to taste Valtellina local delicacies, sipping a glass of excellent wine, in the centre of Toronto, STELVIO Queen St W is definitely a destination to consider for a food and wine trip!
We're waiting for you!!
354 Queen St W
|Cross street:||at Spadina Ave|
|Opening hours:||Mon-Thu 11am-10pm; Fri, Sat 11am-10pm; Sun 5-10pm|