Our feature restaurant for the week is Archeo Trattoria, located right at the Mill St. entrance of the Distillery District. This rustic restaurant is known for its beautiful wooden pillars and art work that hangs from the ceilings. Walking in, you are transported to a calming and relaxing cabin-like atmosphere. Whether you choose to sit on the patio or indoors, the restaurant’s décor will cater to your aesthetic sense and to your appetite. Archeo has been renovated from an old carpentry shop and uses 150 year-old wood from the Distillery for all of its wooden tables and bars.
The walls of the restaurant are draped with silvery photographic prints that lend a modern ambiance to the restaurant. High yellow pine ceilings, exposed brick and concrete floors keep up the Distillery District’s reputation for Victorian Industrial architecture. The walls are separated by the black and white photographs that divide the room and create private settings for its patrons. The images are a reflection of the location’s history and allow the sun to shine through them and set the lighting for your meal. The images are often changed and moved around, giving the location a different look every time you visit it. The calming atmosphere of Archeo Trattoria is very earthy, intimate and relaxing.
The restaurant’s patio is very sunny and accommodating. Fellow food lovers get a spacious amount of seating while enjoying the season’s warm weather. There is something about the cobblestones and red brick walls of the Distillery that makes photos look awesome – the thumbnail pics of this venue on review websites and mobile apps like Martini Boys and Toronto Bar Wizard look great, and pictures of you and your friends will look great here too. The tables are surrounded by flower and plant pots that perfect the picnic atmosphere, and the cobblestone ground oozes charm. Beautiful umbrellas will shade you from the sun and keep you cool while you enjoy Archeo’s food and drinks. If you are looking for a place to escape the sounds of the city, then Archeo’s patio is the perfect location for you to get away.
The menu at archeo:
The seasonally changing menu offers Italian items such as pastas, pizzas and salads–delicious, classic food at affordable prices. The kitchen uses quality ingredients such as calamari, prosciutto and lamb which are spiced and filled with hearty flavor to keep you craving the meal for days to come. Archeo Trattoria also offers a feature of the day menu, which includes soup, catch of the day, pizza and pasta.
All meals are started with a complimentary bread basket. You can dip the freshly baked bread (which comes straight out of the oven) with olive oil and vinegar. The appetizers range from crab cakes to salads.
The main courses range from pizzas to pastas. You will fall in love with your food more and more with every bite you take. The toppings are delicately seasoned and cooked to perfection before placed on the pizzas. Archeo also offers an extensive wine list by the glass for those looking for a drink destination.
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