Anna Maria Trattoria
Located well off the beaten path on Langstaff just west of Jane Street lies Anna Maria Trattoria. This is another great family restaurant that is one of Vaughan’s best secrets. Reservations are recommended before you head out since it is small venue, and they do fill up fast. But once you get here you will see why it has become such a popular restaurant. The Italian menu has something for everyone and provides lots of options. Starting with the appetizers, you have the Italian classic of fried or grilled calamari, along with other dishes like shrimps, mussels, and assorted antipasto dishes of cured meats and grilled veggies. There are also numerous salads including a caprese, caesar, radicchio and arugola to get your going. Anna Maria’s also has a great variety of pizza’s and pastas. They range from a simple Margarita pizza (sauce and cheese) and Spaghetti alla chitarra (tomato basil sauce) to favourites like penne ala vodka, and meat lovers pizzas with everything in between. If you are not already stuffed from the apps and pasta and pizza, you have a great selection of entrees. There are both Meat and Fish selections, including Salmon and Tilapia, and a Zuppe de Pesce. (Fish Soup, but it’s not a typical soup, its more like a big bowl of seafood goodness with assorted fish like mussels, clams, shrimp, crab, calamari and more, served with bread to dip in the sauce after) As for the meat dishes, they offer a new york strip loin, veal and chicken, made in your choice of marsala or parmigiano sauce. If you are looking for something lighter, they have veal or chicken cooked on the grill. All entree’s are served with veggies, salad or pasta. If you have any room left, they have some nice dessert options, just ask your server for what they have in stock. So come on down and try one of Vaughan’s hidden gems, and say ‘Ciao’ to Anna Maria and her Trattoria!