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Welcome to our restaurant, where you can experience the authentic flavors of Italy! Our owner, Leonardo Placidi, is a passionate foodie who grew up in Italy surrounded by his family's love of cooking. As a child, he spent countless hours in the kitchen with his grandparents, aunts, and uncles, learning the secrets of traditional Italian cuisine.

Leonardo believes that the true heart of Italian cooking lies in the borgo, the small villages nestled in the mountains of Italy. He maintains that as cooking skills move from the countryside to the big cities, they often become needlessly complex and lose their authenticity. To Leonardo, Italian cuisine is about simplicity and using the freshest, highest-quality ingredients to create delicious, soulful dishes.

Leonardo's passion for Italian cuisine is evident in every dish we serve at our restaurant. From classic pasta dishes to wood-fired pizzas and fresh seafood, our menu is a tribute to the rich culinary traditions of Italy. But we don't stop there: our talented chefs are always experimenting with new recipes and techniques to keep our menu fresh and exciting.

We are proud to have recently been awarded the title of the best Italian restaurant in Halifax, which is a testament to our dedication to quality and excellence. At our restaurant, we believe that food is more than just nourishment - bringing people together and creating lasting memories. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or just looking for a delicious meal, we invite you to join us and experience the warmth and hospitality of Italy right here in our restaurant.

- Leonardo Placidi, sommelier & purveyor of fine foods

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