There is nothing like feeling satiated and satisfied after devouring delicious comfort food – am I right?! One of my favourite spots in the Junction Triangle to have lunch or indulge with takeaway deliciousness is Mattachioni – located at 1617 Dupont Street, just east of Dundas Street West.
This bodega-meets-bistro offers intimate dining space, should you choose to eat in, including re-purposed church pews for seating (you can always squeeze another bum on a church pew gathered around a dining table)! The simple but savoury menu features paninis, wood-fired pizzas, and salads. The menu has been pared down due to COVID-19, but when they reopen once we have all been inoculated, the menu will include some tasty wines and a dreamy tiramisu!
With Mother Nature still slinging rain and sleet, despite being on the cusp of Spring, there is something undeniably alluring about a wood-fired oven; at Mattachioni, those ovens are always fired, creating mouth-watering aromas!
Their fresh and tasty fare is well-suited to grab and go, and has been a saving grace for me throughout the pandemic!
Mattachioni is well-known for their bread – particularly their focaccia and sourdough. It’s soooo good!
Have you been hipsteading as at-home baker during the pandemic? If you haven’t yet tried sourdough baking, you should! Mattachioni will happily share some starter with you, and no doubt share some secrets for their sourdough success. Their signature thin-crusted pizzas are made with naturally leavened sourdough.
*Pictures courtesy of the Mattachioni Instagram, with thanks.
As any great cook knows, making a dish sign starts with fresh, high-quality ingredients. Aside from some truly incredible food cooked on-premises, Mattachioni offers pantry staples and super fresh produce for sale on-site, many of which are the basis for their from-scratch, made with love, menu fare.
If you’d rather not head to a busy big box chain grocer during COVID-19 (eep!), Mattachioni offers a great alternative for your grocery needs. The eggs, meat, and produce are particularly popular and incredibly fresh.
Of course, while you are there, you should stock up on fresh bread and some of their prepared foods (like Bolognese sauce!) and, of course, – grab yourself a panini or pizza to eat when you get back home!
Who isn’t trying to stay active and exercise right now? Despite the limitations imposed by the pandemic, Mattachioni is the perfect reward after a stroll or cycle on the West Toronto Rail Path!
For the Urbaneer Team, a treasure trove of good food made with love is the epitome of comfort.
Head on over to….
1617 Dupont Street
1617 Dupont Street, Toronto
Open daily from 8:30am-8:00pm
*Title Image Courtesy of Toronto Life, With Thanks!
We’re firm believers that it’s the family-owned businesses and ‘Mom & Pop’ shops that form the fabric of any neighbourhood and give it flavour. How amazing would it be to have this sweet bodega as your go-to for great food and specialty grocery needs? Here’s a nearby home we had the pleasure of selling:
With a multi-disciplinary education in housing – and 28 years of experience in the property market – Steve and his team believe the search for a Home requires engagement on sensory, intellectual and emotional levels. In fact, it’s how we’ve become top producing realtors.
Thanks for reading!
-The Urbaneer Team
Steven Fudge, Sales Representative
& The Innovative Urbaneer Team
Bosley Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage – (416) 322-800
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