Garibaldi is perfect for romantic date nights due to its classic, elegant interiors and the fact that it’s devoid of the stuffiness that’s characteristic of many fine-dining establishments. It serves a wide range of authentic Italian dishes, which executive chef-owner Roberto Galetti prepares with seasonal produce and ingredients that are mostly imported from Italy. The plump Hokkaido scallops are lightly pan-seared to retain their sweetness and tenderness, then accented with an addictive, foamy truffle emulsion. The crabmeat linguini is redolent in sweet tomato sauce studded with shreds of crabmeat; the touch of vodka ensures that it doesn’t get overly cloying. The veal osso buco is expertly done so that it’s fork-tender—one bite is a burst of flavours in the mouth. It’s served atop creamy yellow risotto cooked with just the right amount of bite, with the saffron giving it a delicious aroma and lingering flavours. The tiramisu is prepared the classic way, just how the chef’s mother prepares it; it’s sweet and delicious—and a perfect ending to an Italian meal. The wine list reads like a book and is as impressive as the food. Italian labels dominate, but there’s a good mix of old and new world wines for your drinking pleasure.