King Street West is getting a new Italian hot spot. Masseria, a modern casual restaurant, is set to open on September 8.
At the stoves for this quick-serve eatery will be Toronto chef Rob LeClair, who hails from the McEwan Group and cut his chops (and plenty of pizzas) at Bymark, One Restaurant and Fabbrica. LeClair also studied Neapolitan pizza-making with a specialist in New York City.
Masseria and its Southern Italian fare will be pizza-centric; on the menu will be ten classic pizzas, including the “Carbone,” which is prepared on an active charcoal crust. Additionally, Masseria will serve sandwiches, salads, wine, and beer.
The restaurant owes its name to the Italian word for “farmhouse,” and promises contemporary decor with old world-inspired touches. Situated on King at Portland, Masseria is at just above street level and boasts floor-to-ceiling windows, offering a prime view of the street’s hustle and bustle below.
Masseria will be open Sunday to Wednesday from 11 am to 10 pm and Thursday through Saturday 11 am to late.
Address: 577 King Street West, Toronto