Here in this land-locked city is the freshest seafood restaurant in Toronto, a little slice of the Dalmatian Coast. A platter of fresh fish is presented at the table, and while your choice is delicately-grilled you have a chance to feast your eyes on the décor.
Deep red walls are cluttered with model ships and shells, conches and carvings and big-bosomed busts. A host of celebrities from Pacino to Streisand have come to ogle this celebration of virility and the female form. With Julio on the stereo, the mood is love, lust and laughter. Gorge on sautéed clams and fried calamari, squid-ink spaghetti and Dover sole.
Arrive early for the biggest fish selection, and sit outside if you can – with enough wine in your glass, the passing traffic almost sounds like the ocean.