What’s on the Brunch Menu at Amano, Union Station’s Underground Pasta Bar

28 March 2018

Tucked away in a corner at the lower level of Toronto’s Union Station is an unassuming pasta bar that’s serving some of the best fresh pasta in the city. Chef Michael Angeloni has taken his love for pasta and created Amano, a cozy space where commuters, tourists, and pasta lovers can enjoy delicious Italian inspired food.

The space seats 56 and has a bar overlooking the kitchen. A quick serve cafe offers espresso drinks made with Propeller beans, bread from Prairie Boy, ready to go salads and sandwiches, and pastries from Tempered Room. The cannoli are made in house ($4) and are filled with mascarpone, white chocolate and candied citrus. To. Die. For.

I paid a visit to Amano to try out their new brunch menu. On it, you can expect to see granola bowls, pancakes, mushroom toasts, cheese stuffed crepes, and of course, pasta. I would highly recommend the fried polenta and the Bacon and Eggs Pasta (carbonara). The pancakes – with its sweet and savoury flavours – were also extremely satisfying.

One note to parents dining with young ones – there are no high chairs at the moment so come prepared with a Perch! The space is completely accessible, though, so it was easy to maneuver my stroller around 🙂 The staff also babysit… just kidding. But really, they held my baby while we ate. We tipped well.

Here is a look at what’s on the menu at Amano:

Sharing Plates include: Mushroom Toast, Ploughman’s Board, Warm Burrata. The salami is amazing – it’s from Seed to Sausage.


Crispy Rolled Pork (porchetta); house made porchetta, rapini, crispy egg pork sauce, preserved apple ($19)


The fluffiest, moistest Flipjack Stack (frittella e pancetta) with rutabaga puree, crispy pancetta, fried rosemary, maple syrup ($16.50). This is a very satisfying dish.


Fried Polenta with romesco, grated ricotta, and basil ($7). The sauce is very tasty.


Eggs and Bacon Pasta. Pecorino, pancetta, black pepper, hollandaise – ($18). You’ll definitely want to try their fresh pasta!

Thanks for having us, Amano!

Amano is located at 65 Front St W. They are open for lunch and dinner Monday to Friday 6:30am-10:30pm, and for brunch on the weekends starting at 11am. You can find their full brunch menu here.

Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored, however the food was complimentary. Menu prices and items are subject to change. As always, views and food photography are my own.

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