Italy is best known for being at the forefront of fashion, for being shaped like a boot, and for its dedication to eating - or, as it's more often said - "mangia, mangia." Get your eat on and make nonnas proud with today's WagJag: $12 for $25 towards lunch fare at da Santino Ristorante.
In true Italian style, da Santino serves up a multi-course meal. Begin with zuppe (soups), insalata (salads) or antipasti (appetizers) such as shrimp cocktail ($14), bruschetta ($6), calamari ($10), caprese salad ($12) or arancini ($8), which is made of two rice balls seasoned with cheese, prosciutto di Parma, mozzarella and peas, then deep-fried until golden brown. Cannelloni ($18), gnocchi ($17), penne calabrese ($17) and spaghetti and meatballs ($17) can also be ordered to cure your craving for pasta. For Italian-sized options, order from their main course menu which offers veal parmigiana ($19), chicken scallopini ($19), lamb chops ($33) or grilled salmon ($21). To enjoy la dolce vita, round off your meal with an Italian dessert.
"Was there on Friday evening, service was excellent, food was outstanding. The osso buco was fantastic as was the seafood linguine. The starters of the fried calamari and zucchini were fresh and perfectly cooked. Prices were reasonable and we will definitely be coming back soon." - Urbanspoon
"Great food, friendly staff!" - Urbanspoon1491 Merivale Rd.Ottawa, ONK2E5P3www.dasantino.com