Toronto Life

Hand-cut pasta to go 23


we’ve all waited in plenty of lines this year, but the payoff upon reaching the front of the queue for Famiglia Baldassarr­e’s walk-up window is far more delicious than any shot in the arm. Since 2018, the Geary Avenue pasta factory has drawn throngs for its daily lunch special, which is served Tuesday to Friday at noon, and might feature a hearty portion of hand-cut tagliatell­e with slow-simmered ragu, or gnocchi the size of wine corks tossed in a bright-yellow saffron sauce. The offerings change daily and are perfect for grabbing and taking to one of the nearby parks for a portable pasta feast. 122 Geary Ave., famiglia-baldassarr­

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