By Rhonda Massad
If you live on the West Island you just got lucky; if you live in Dorval you won the jackpot! The Italian BYOB eatery, Senze Nome opened late last year and did not disappoint. The menu will wow you with its originality while maintaining the Italian spirit of simplicity. The wide open space with huge windows dipped in a rustic decor combined with excellent service makes for a welcoming dining experience.
The locally sourced menu has many interesting choices including tartars and arancini, rack of lamb, classic pasta choices and of course, the homemade pizza baked in a brick oven before your eyes. The Chef uses fresh and sustainable ingredients in simple and flavourful combinations. I was impressed to learn that the restaurant uses ENVIRO LOGS to burn in the pizza oven making them environmentally conscious which is an added bonus. The kitchen is also open air so you can chat with the chef if the mood strikes.
The dessert selection will have your mouth watering. The choices are varied and delicious. I decided on the hand-filled cannoli while Dan chose the cheesecake. Both were fabulous options. The service is very friendly and attentive.
Senza Nome has it all. The dining room is the perfect spot for a casual lunch or dinner, a romantic date, or for groups who are celebrating a special occasion. There are intimate meeting spaces as well as private dining rooms for those special corporate or social events. I can see my daughter’s bridal shower or my next community fundraiser event taking place right here.
Sunday brunch is loaded with fresh fruits, crepes, an omelet station, cheeses, meats and a chocolate fountain. Brunch will set you back about $29.
This nostalgic location in Dorval has been weaved into the West Island culture since as far back as I can remember. Parking is ample, and a terrace is slated for the summer.
Mother’s Day Brunch promises to be a show stopper, but an encore performance will be served at dinner hour as well on Mother’s Day. The additional dinner buffet on this special day gives an option to the traditional brunch choice. Expect to be dazzled. Reservations are a must at this classic Italian establishment.