A new restaurant has come out of nowhere, ostensibly, to offer the hungry Petite-Patrie masses simple trattoria fare in the former Vespa Resto Bar. That's how chef, and part-owner Luciano D'Orazio described the food at his namesake restaurant today: "Simple, fresh ingredients done right. Homemade pastas, small appetizers, and fish and meats." Add a modest, mostly-Italian wine list, and there you have it. Info and menu below.
Status: Luciano Trattoria, 1212 Saint-Zotique Est, between de la Roche and de Normanville, (514) 303-1204. Now open Wednesday to Friday for lunch, and Wednesday to Saturday for dinner.