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A glimpse inside Sotto Sotto Ristorante, the scene of the Blake Griffin fight

A glimpse inside Sotto Sotto Ristorante, the scene of the Blake Griffin fight

One doesn’t need to take a bite of what is widely considered Toronto’s best gnocchi to understand why Clippers star Blake Griffin wanted to dine at Sotto Sotto Ristorante on that regrettable night late last month.

Rapper Drake once called the two-story Italian eatery his second home, and a story in the local Globe and Mail noted that Justin Bieber, Brad Pitt, Bono, Bill Murray, David Beckham, Burt Reynolds, Brooke Shields, Bruce Willis, Blake Lively and Ben Affleck had all dined here — and that was just the A-listers whose names included B’s.

Patrons enter off a chic section of Avenue Road through heavy, overlapping black drapes that shield the dimly...

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