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  • Pizza e Pazzi

    St. Clair West's latest pizzeria hasn’t opened yet, but co-owner Danilo Scimo has a pretty good idea what won’t be on the menu. “You’re not going to find pineapple on your pizza here,” he says. Instead, expect sauce from DOP tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, porcini mushrooms or basil. Authentic Neapolitan pizza in Toronto has just found a new advocate in Pizza e Pazzi, set to open mid-April.

  • Forno Cultura

    Forno Cultura, an authentic Italian bakery, has opened in First Canadian Place. Andrea Mastrandrea established the brand in April 2013 with a large production-and-retail space on King West near Portland.

  • Frankie's Italian

    Frankie’s Italian brings fresh pasta and pizza back to Leslieville in the space formerly occupied by neighbourhood Italian standby Lil Bacci.

  • Casa La Palma

    Casa La Palma is a 1,400 square foot lounge perched on top of its sister restaurant, Dundas West favourite La Palma. It’s a physical extension of the downstairs, but there’s a notable difference: its inspiration is not free-wheeling Venice Beach, but stylish Palm Springs. It’s co-owned by the same team as La Palma — culinary director Craig Harding, designer Alexandra

  • Frank's Pizza House

    Since 1965 Frank’s Pizza House has been serving quality pies to the people of Toronto’s Corso Italia. On St Clair just west of Dufferin, this OG pizza house is making classic Neapolitan-style pizza with an assortment of traditional and not-so traditional toppings. With a classic margherita or a wild card like the pupa (tomato sauce,

  • jump restaurant

    Jump Restaurant, part of the Oliver & Bonacini empire, is a financial district staple when it comes to high-quality cuisine. Jump specializes in modern North American cuisine with Italian influences, which results in bold, flavourful food. Putting its own take on traditional favourites, like handmade pastas and high grade cuts of meat, Jump only uses

  • This cash-only takeout window uses fresh ingredients to serve up traditional Italian gelato. Bar Ape Gelato Co. is open from May to October to offer a refreshing relief from Toronto’s heat. Other sweet and chilly treats on Bar Ape’s menu include soft serve, sundaes and ice cream bars. Bar Ape offers a rotating menu, meaning

  • Ever since the opening of Pizzeria Libretto, Toronto has seen the rise of a completely welcome and completely delicious Neapolitan epidemic. Queen Margherita opened in the east end last year; then came Pizza e Pazzi. Just last month, Viva Napoli opened on Mount Pleasant by first time restaurateur and long-time pizza aficionado Giustino Iorio. He

  • Bitondo's Pizzeria

    A couple blocks south of the Little Italy main drag on College Street lies this tiny, old-school, bare-bones pizzeria. It’s unlikely to remind you of dinners at your nonna’s house, unless your nonna served cheap pizza slices on paper plates and her dining room consisted of a few plastic tables and some orange plastic chairs,

  • Parcheggio

    Bayview and Sheppard, a neighbourhood conveniently close to the 401 and Bayview Station, for so long was in dire need of more dining destinations. Enter Oliver & Bonacini Hospitality with the aptly-named Parcheggio (Italian for parking lot), where the homemade pasta is fresh, the negronis are flowing, and the magic unfolds in Bayview Village Shopping Centre’s south parking lot. Design firm Solid Design Creative has brought the parking

  • Pizzeria Via Mercanti-Pizza

    Pizzeria Via Mercanti has gotten some big praise over the last couple years for its good pizza and Italian eats. Originally on Augusta Avenue in Kensington, this pizzeria now has five locations all over the GTA. Opened in 2012, this Romano pizzaiolo is committed to serving truly authentic Neopolitan-style pizza. The menu is full of

  • Osteria Rialto-Toronto

    Osteria Rialto is the flagship restaurant in the historical Paradise building which also houses Bar Biltmore and Paradise Theatre. The restaurant, spearheaded by executive chef Basilio Pesce and bar director Robin Goodfellow (Bar Raval and PrettyUgly), takes its inspiration from non-regional Italian cuisine, using ingredients found in Ontario. This means Rialto is dedicated to Italian tradition and

  • zitto zitto

    For a neighbourhood known as Little Italy, the popular College St. strip is home to surprisingly few Italian restaurants. Zitto Zitto Taverna is helping bring the corner of College and Clinton back to its roots with its classic Italian menu and nostalgic ambiance. The restaurant comes from the same owners as Sotto Voce Wine &

  • F'Amelia

    A name like F’Amelia has that romantic, roll-off-your-tongue swagger that makes it sound like it means something in Italian, but it doesn’t. It’s a perfect name nonetheless for a new Cabbagetown restaurant.

  • Annabelle Pasta Bar

    Located just around the corner from BOB in Leslieville, Annabelle Pasta Bar is a comfortable space with a little “old world” feel, featuring a great downstairs bar and open kitchen.

  • Owner and founder Mike Mannara brings classic Italian flavour to Vaughan. Vicentina Meats features a butcher’s counter offering a wide selection of high quality meats as well as a panino and espresso bar offering sandwiches for both dine-in and take-out. They also stock a selection of imported Italian foods, from cured meats to cheeses, oils

  • Sofia

    Just off Yorkville Avenue, the gorgeous new Sofia restaurant occupies the the former home of chocolate purveyor Morroco and the legendary Coffee Mill restaurant. When we visited, owner (and T.O. club king Charles Khabouth was just outside talking with two staff members. He entered the restaurant with us, and discussed the new space as if we

  • Zaza Espresso Bar’s location at 132 Cumberland St. has become a staple of  Yorkville Village. The original founders, Carmine and Nancy, uphold Zaza’s roots to south Italian tradition, family and the belief that making the perfect espresso is an art form unto its own. The food options available, mostly baked goods, gelato and panini, are

  • Napoli Centrale

    Napoli Centrale knows good Italian food. With classic Neapolitan-style cuisine, this southern Italian restaurant takes it cues from the trattorias of Italy and serves only the freshest and best quality fare. With a traditional menu, featuring everything from wood-fired pizzas to homemade pastas, this place feels a lot like nonna’s kitchen. The atmosphere here is

  • Bar Biltmore

    Bar Biltmore is the historic Paradise Theatre’s upstairs cocktail bar. Conceptualized by bar director Robin Goodfellow, this cocktail haven is named after the Biltmore Theatre, where owner Moray Tawse spent his formative years. The bar is built around the cocktail program which Goodfellow has created on a schematic bitterness scale. Meant for guests with a