There’s a new Italian restaurant joining Toronto’s Little Italy neighbourhood on College Street

A new Little Italy restaurant promises to bring rustic homestyle Italian food to Toronto. Il Padrino, set to open in March of this year, is the first restaurant from Concetta Amaral, a Bari-born chef who attended culinary school in Milan.  After her mother passed away, Amaral decided it was time to put her mother’s culinary

Popular plant-based fast food spot comes to Little Italy

Those in search of vegan chicken nuggets and burgers (not to mention highly addictive french fries) can finally get their fix in Toronto. After opening in Vaughan in early July, vegan fast food emporium Odd Burger (formerly Globally Local Fast Food) opened an additional location in the GTA last month. Despite the name, Odd Burger

Little Italy just got a plant-based Japanese eatery that offers monthly cheesecake flavours

A new plant-based Japanese eatery has arrived in Little Italy. Located at 688 College Street West (College Street and Montrose Avenue), Tsuchi Cafe offers everything from gourmet desserts (including rotating monthly cheesecake flavours) to light bites like pizza rolls and savoury lunchtime favourites like comforting soups, healthy sandwiches, and hearty ramen noodle bowls.   View

Little Italy is losing an old-school favourite restaurant

Little Italy’s Trattoria Giancarlo announced via Instagram this week that they’re closing after 30 years in business. The family-run restaurant located at College and Clinton was known for its down-to-earth Italian fare and pleasant summer patio. A glimmer of hope may be on the horizon for the Toronto dining industry, as restaurants prepare for government

Little Italy is about to get a new Mexican snack bar

From the owners of Campechano and Good Hombres comes Buena Copa, a brand new snack bar or antojeria in Toronto’s Little Italy neighbourhood. Buena Copa is set to open up at 460 College St. in the first week of February and will be bringing Campechano’s famed masa tortillas along with it. The new spot will

First Look: Buca’s Ryan Campbell brings Venetian small plates to Little Italy with Il Covo

Little Italy has long been the go-to place for authentic, old-school, Italian cooking. That is, until Il Covo came along. Ryan Campbell, co-owner and executive chef at the newly opened cicchetti spot may just be the breath of fresh air that draws back the younger crowd. Campbell has worked at Buca on King West with Rob Gentile (who Campbell met a