Dishes from Amano Trattoria

The team behind some of Toronto’s best restaurants is opening a new piano bar

The culinary team behind a number of recognizable Italian hot spots is switching things up, bringing a little music to Old Town Toronto.

Set to open on July 2nd, Adam Teolis and the team that gave the city Amano Trattoria and Bar Notte will unveil The Berczy, a restaurant and piano bar that has a vibe for every time of the day and every kind of dining experience.

Guests can look forward to exceptional experiences in a versatile setting. We offer a refined dining room and a more casual bar area up front, complete with a grand piano for live music, particularly in the evenings and during brunch,” Teolis says. “Our menu features contemporary Canadian and American dishes with a Mediterranean twist, inspired by chef Michael Angeloni’s Italian and Polish heritage. The Berczy is designed to be refined yet approachable, ensuring that everyone feels welcome.” 

 

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The Berczy will be open seven days a week for lunch, brunch and dinner and offer a late-night piano bar for those looking for a little jazz. When the ivory keys aren’t being performed by one of the city’s best piano players, a mix of classic and contemporary jazz and big band from the likes of Louie Armstrong and the Rat Pack to Amy Winehouse will flow from the speakers. 

Our inspiration comes from the rich history and charm of Old Town Toronto. The Berczy is named after Berczy Park which in turn is named after William Berczy, a founder of the city and which gives the restaurant a sense of place in the city,” Teolis says. “Situated in a heritage brick and beam warehouse, the space retains its historic character while incorporating elements like black marble, brass and rich wood. It’s designed to feel both timeless and contemporary.”

The cocktail program will follow suit, with a bar open all day that serves up tried-and-true favourites and new classics alike, as well as an option for those who want to order a drink off-menu. The fare will change often to reflect seasonality and tastes, and strike a perfect balance between old and new – just like its little corner of the city.

The Berczy is located at 69 Front Street East.

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