About two hours east of Toronto, in the heart of Ontario wine country, 7 Numbers Picton is serving traditional southern Italian fare, family style. Since 2001, Mama Rosa has been dishing out some authentic Italian fare to the people of Toronto. After 19 years in the business, 7 Numbers decided to open up a new
Restaurant 7 West serves all around the clock, 365 days a year, so you never have to miss out on good grub in our city. Located on Charles Street in the heart of the Annex, this multi-level restaurant is not only 24/7, but it also changes as you scale the stairs. The first level is
Etobicoke’s own special little spot, 850 Degrees Pizzeria serves up homemade pizzas, featuring local ingredients, cooked in an authentic wood oven. There is nothing not to love about its pizzas. The dough is homemade using a 120-year-old recipe from southern Italy. The meats come from the Belaga family siblings’ family farm in Ontario, who all
Ascari Enoteca has been a favourite in Leslieville for nearly a decade, serving select European wines and fresh handmade pastas in its trendy yet intimate 38-seater. Partners Erik Joyal and John Sinopoli have long been cooking up something on a much larger scale, though, and the new Ascari is now open at King West and
Named after Italian racecar legend Alberto Ascari, Ascari Enoteca 26 is a bit of a throwback to the ’50s. Aiming to provide an experience similar to a classic Italian enoteca, the restaurant creates a space and ambiance that speaks to the enthusiasm that Ascari had for food and wine. Opened by the team that brought
Avelo is a plant-based restaurant born out of Awai, a pop-up vegan restaurant that garnered critical acclaim during its two-and-a-half-year run. The Awai team has made a permanent home for their concept with Avelo, a 22-seat restaurant set on the first floor of a historic home near Yonge and Wellesley. Avelo features fixed five- and
Bar Volo was one of Toronto’s first craft beer bars and has made a name for itself among the city’s ale aficionados. Opened in 1985, this bar was once an Italian restaurant. After relocating and opening a sister location, this bar is considered a stalwart amongst Toronto’s beer-loving community. Located at Yonge and Wellesly, Bar
Toronto downtown favourite, Buca, has set up shop a little bit further north in the Yorkville Four Seasons Hotel with Buca Osteria & Bar. The concept for the menu is still very much rooted in the Italian tradition but made with Canadian ingredients, thus the menu changes somewhat often depending on the seasonality of ingredients.
You’ll be hard-pressed to find a foodie in this town that hasn’t heard of Rob Gentile. It’s safe to say that the chef-restaurateur is one busy guy, palling around with Jamie Oliver, plotting foodie retreats in Umbria and heading up a food company in addition to holding exec chef duties at a handful of restos.
Cantina Mercatto is the newest addition to the Mercatto family of restaurants (Taverna, Locale, Trattoria and College) that started some 20 years ago on Toronto Street. Close to both the St. Lawrence Market and the Financial District, the new space is meant to be a one-stop shop for lunch meetings, special occasions as well as
An elegant Italian dining experience in the heart of the downtown core, Carisma is one of the city’s best Italian restaurants. After eight years in their quaint and cosy King Street East location, owners Michael and Margi Pagliaro moved into a larger space on Toronto Street that fits the whole extended family. Known for their
King Street West is home to many massive restaurants that feature a corporate flare more than rustic kitchen, but at Cibo Wine Bar we may have found a happy medium. This industrial restaurant can seat over 200 people on a busy evening, but the staff and the welcoming atmosphere manage to make us feel right
This North York Italian spot is dedicated to the storied legend of Fausto Coppi. The Italian tradition has been carried out by this restaurant for over 25 years. The restaurant is dishing out seasonal Italian cuisine with fresh ingredients. The great thing about Coppi’s menu is that each section of the menu is separated by
This financial district restaurant is the first North American location of Michelin star chefs Alfonso and Ernesto Iaccarino’s Don Alfonso 1890. Brought to Toronto by Nick Di Donato of the Liberty Entertainment Group, the Don Alfonso brand is recognized worldwide with locations throughout Italy as well as New Zealand, China, and now Toronto. It showcases
Little Portugal stalwart Enoteca Sociale has been a west-end go-to for housemade pastas, quality wines, and cosy vibes for a decade. Rather than resting on its laurels, however, the much-loved Italian restaurant underwent a revamp to celebrate its 10th year in business. Fortunately for existing fans of the long-running restaurant, it’s not a massive overhaul.
Originally from Albania, Besnik and Dhurata Gjunkshi opened up the Junction’s Euro Pasta back in 2009. The long and narrow shop offers up homey foods that showcase family recipes passed down through generations. Popular eats include the daily soup, the stuffed cabbage rolls and the baklava, made from a secret honey-free recipe that results in
Right in the heart of Toronto’s downtown entertainment district, Figo offers Italian-inspired cuisine in a sleek, elegant and modern setting. Figo employs contemporary cooking techniques when making its meals with only the freshest and finest ingredients. Here you can find made-from-scratch pastas, wood-oven pizzas, and house-made ricotta, the last of which very few other places
FK Wine Bar is a beacon of elegance and luxury amongst the myriad of St. Clair West restaurants. The interior is light and chic, with huge chandeliers, velvet upholstery and colourful murals on the wall. The whimsical yet refined style of the space is mirrored in the presentation of the exquisite dishes. FK’s menu is
Brothers Salvatore and Matteo Pocchi always dreamed of opening up a home-grown family restaurant, and Fratelli Village Pizzeria is just that. “Fratelli” meaning “brothers” in Italian is a fitting name for this family-owned and -operated restaurant. Known all around Scarborough, Fratelli Village Pizzeria has become the neighbourhood spot for hearty Italian fare. The wood-fired pizza