Chef Mark McEwan is bringing his regional Italian cuisine to the downtown core with the opening of his second Fabbrica location at the TD Centre. Located at 66 Wellington St. west in The PATH, the new Fabbrica will bring the energy of traditional Italian Tavola Calda eateries and the quality of the flagship restaurant to the bustling financial district this spring 2018.
Fabbrica’s rustic menu, spearheaded by Executive Chefs Andrew Ellerby & Brooke McDougall, will use traditional techniques, heritage flours and the highest quality produce available to truly let ingredients shine. An array of house-made pastas, fresh baked pizzas and hearty sandwiches will be offered daily alongside a variety of seasonal salads, cold antipasti, and hot cicchetti. With a commitment to authenticity, Fabbrica will deliver slow-cooked food served quickly.
The focal point of the new Fabbrica is its open-concept triple-decker oven which will churn-out distinctive Pizza Romana daily, served al taglio. Pizza Romana is synonymous with bold flavour combinations and the thick yet soft and springy crust can stand up to a multitude of toppings. From garden-grown vegetables and robust cheeses to ripe fruits and generous amounts of sausage or salumi, Roman-style pizza is more than your average slice.
“We will have a daily hot table, selection of cold antipasti and a rotating selection of made-to-
order Pizza Romana, sandwiches and salads,” says Ellerby. “The varied menu will let us showcase Fabbrica’s signature dishes as well as some well-guarded family recipes & techniques I picked up from my Calabrian mother-in-law. Italian cuisine varies from region to region and we are excited to explore all that Italy has to offer with our guests.”
The 4,200 sq. ft. space will also have a retail section where guests can purchase hand-made pastas, sauces, gelato, frozen ready-made meals to enjoy at home like Fabbrica’s famous meatballs. Opening from 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, Fabbrica will be the newest go-to destination for quality Italian fare in financial district.