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da Toni - Ristorante Italiano

Italy comes to Ensenada.

There have been many comparisons between the Valle de Guadalupe and Tuscany.  This is one thing certain about da Toni, Chef Tony is from Tuscany and he brings exceptional Italian cuisine to downtown Ensenada.

One afternoon after shopping, Sr. Sabrosisimo was looking for the place a friend had recently opened in Ensenada.  Well, on that day, the new place wasn't open.  What he discovered was a restaurant that his friends and recent residents of Baja, Dennis and Tracy, had said was an excellent Italian restaurant.  Problem was, as many have challenges with directions here in Baja, they could not say where it was located, exactly.  As he walked past the door, Sabrosisimo realized that was the place they had described.  It was almost 2 PM and da Toni was about to open.  

As they opened, a voice called out "Sabrosisimo!".  It was his friend Jessica, who had worked before at Splash.  She is now the server at da Toni.  After that everything fell easily into place.

da Toni is the work of Chef Tony Petracca, who has worked with Mario Batali iin the US.  It's a cozy place with only 20 seats. The food is authentic Italian and expertly prepared.  da Toni could easily be located on Restaurant Row in New York or any large US city, it is that classic.  We are fortunate that Chef Tony chose Ensenada.

 

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Chef Tony at work

 

Amazing baby clams in a tomato and habanero broth (not too spicy)
 

Rigatoni alla Puttanesca 

 

Tagliata di Rib Eye

 

 

 

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