Nino D'Aversa Bakery
3120 Rutherford Road
Decided to stop by Nino D'Aversa for a quick lunch before heading to Vaughn Mills to do some shopping.
Nino D'Aversa has multiple locations all over the GTA, the one in Vaughn is pretty new and it's huge. I love the open concept of the bakery / restaurant, with the dark brown cabinets, pillars and seating.
We got a couple of things to share, this is the Chicken Parmigiana
and it came with two sides of your choice. We got mushrooms with pea and sauteed rapini. Perfectly cooked chicken, tender, moist and flavourful. The sides were good too even though I very much dislike rapini because of the bitterness. Also I think this giant plate was only around $11, what a steal.
As soon as I saw this I knew I had to try it! It's a Risotto Ball all so know as Arancini di riso, it was humongous like literally the size of a softball! Nicely fried with a thin crispy crust and nice and creamy inside.
It was stuffed with pea and served with your choice of spicy tomato sauce or just regular. This was $5, I thought it was a little expensive for a ball of rice.
This is the personal sized pizza! Seriously two people could share one. The crust was incredibly thin and who doesn't love thin crust pizza?! I had one small slice because I was pretty stuffed.
Highlight: they have a wood burning oven for the pizza!
After having lunch, we were all too full to even contemplate on having dessert but I did have a quick look at all the goodies. A copious amount of pastries and cookies but too bad the gelato section was closed for the season.
But next time I will definitely save room for dessert!