Food Review: Restaurant Weeks At Sul Verde

January 24, 2019

[Written by Mikaela Ian Pearman]

After dining at Tempest Bistro and The Loren, I wanted to hop out of the $52 category to see what there was to sample in the $42 category.

Sul Verde [Menu PDF] was my pick because it’s close to home, I love it there and I was in the mood for Italian.

I decided to eat there on Sunday night, thinking it wouldn’t be too busy. It was but the service was great as usual.

When I arrived, I ordered a glass of Montepulciano, an Italian red I always drink there and dove into the incredible bread basket.

For my starter, I went with Tuna Crudo. It was light, refreshing and full of flavor. There was a fennel arugula salad on top and fried capers scattered on top of the fish. I haven’t had crudo in quite some time and this was excellent.

For the main, I chose risotto because Italian restaurants seem to always make a good risotto. It was pumpkin risotto with spiced shrimp and fried leeks. I nicely asked for fish instead of shrimp since I don’t really eat shrimp and the chef obliged!

The dish was incredible – the risotto was incredibly creamy and well seasoned. The pumpkin added depth of flavour while the leeks added nice texture. This risotto is exactly what I want when I order risotto – a bowl full of comforting yum!

Even though I was a bit full, I had to try dessert. I ordered the Chocolate Almond Cake with cinnamon ice cream. The cake had an intense but not overpowering chocolate flavour and was incredibly rich.

The cinnamon ice cream was a nice contrast from the deep, dark chocolate. If you’re a chocolate love like me, you would’ve loved it. This has been my favorite dessert so far.

Overall, the meal and service were excellent. I would go back just to order a bowl of that risotto. Maybe I can pull a string or two to make it happen.

Next up – Marcus’, probably my favorite restaurant right now. Hopefully Chef Danai wows me!


This year’s Restaurant Weeks is running from January 17 to February 3, with 49 participating restaurants. The three levels of pricing for dinner are $32, $42 and $52, and lunch is also being offered for $22. You can view all our coverage of Restaurant Weeks here, the full list of menus here, and all coverage of cuisine here.


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