For a much-needed night out, Mr. Ko and I decided to use our gift card from Zomato Canada at Focaccia Restaurant. I love restaurants like Focaccia. Hidden between other small restaurants and behind buildings, you’ve probably walked past it but never quite noticed it. A quaint date night spot, our time at Focaccia was a candle lit affair. Sitting across from us were mostly elderly couples and friends. I could only assume that they were chatting about their grandchildren and early morning errands they needed to do the following morning. I wonder whether I’ll be like them when I reach their age?
Arriving at Focaccia, we didn’t make reservations, but luckily there were a few available tables for us to choose from. The restaurant is quite small and it does fill up fast. So make the reservations ahead of time if you can. We ordered Caesar Salad to start. I had the Spaghetti Carbonara with smoked bacon and egg while Mr. Ko had the Spaghetti Aglio e Olio. We finished our meal by sharing a Tiramisu for dessert.
The spaghetti from the carbonara was well cooked and the sauce was rich. A nice portion size, the dish was very satisfying. I had some of Mr. Ko’s spaghetti. I almost felt like we both should’ve gotten the same dish because I secretly liked his more than mine haha. The rapini and the spicy sausage was a good combo and from what I can remember we both had a clean plate by the end of the course!
The espresso that the ladyfingers were dipped in for the Tiramisu layers was strong for me. Though, I did like the cream in between. It was light and had a nice sweet note to balance the bitterness from the espresso. Overall it was a pleasant experience dining at Focaccia. Our server was nice and the music wasn’t too loud, unlike other restaurants. I appreciate that it was a space that enabled us to have conversations without needing to speak louder than the music playing at the restaurant. I could understand why those elderly couples regularly come back. It wasn’t just about the food. It was about the company and comfort.
Have you been to Focaccia recently? Leave a comment below and let me know how your experience went 🙂
P.S. My apologies for the photos. The candle light was a nice romantic touch, but it also made lighting for taking photos a tad difficult. Perhaps on our next visit, we’ll go at lunch.