My brother Federico & I are Northern Italians from the Veneto region. Our family raised us with a lot of love and lot of food. It all went down during long evenings around the dinner table.
Federico is a great food critic. I always test out my new recipes on him. The Venetian People have a reputation for being direct and speaking their minds. For better or worse, you'll know we're not hiding anything.
Our food is the same way. Simple, fresh, honest ingredients combined the way they should be. The recipes come straight from Italy and, if we can't find the right ones here, so do the ingredients.
We skip the local LCBO and get our wines on consignment straight from Italy so our wine list is always changing. Federico has a great nose for wine. He could have been a sommelier in another life.