VALLE D’AOSTA

For generations, Roberto Marotta’s family lived in Milazzo, a port town on the northeast coast of Sicily that looks out to the Aeolian Islands. Roberto’s love of food, like his gentle smile, was passed down to him here – a gift as much of place as of family.

Seeing his mother prepare food eventually inspired Roberto and his brother Alessandro to open a restaurant on the water in Milazzo called Mood.

As Chef Roberto’s reputation grew, it was inevitable that he would eventually open his own restaurant. And it was his son, who at two years old, provided the inspiration for its name. Unable to say ‘Leonardo,’ he’d say clearly his name was, “Ardo.”

ARDO Restaurant is a reflection of love and family, and the journey from Milazzo to Toronto.