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
Get ready carb-lovers: this is not a drill! Canada’s first Eataly outpost is opening its doors on Nov. 13 in the Manulife Centre at Bay and Bloor. Food fiends who have visited one of Eataly’s 40 other locations worldwide have been counting down the days until the beloved brand arrives in Canada. Eataly Toronto does
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.
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,
Master gelato makers from Florence, Italy, have graced us with their icy sweet treats at Gelato di Carlotta. Located inside Vaughan Mills shopping centre, this gelateria embodies the truest sense of the Italian ice milk shop. From real Florentine recipes and superior fresh ingredients, they want to ensure we can find a taste of Italy
Sure, the newly-opened Gusto 101 is yet another Italian restaurant, but there are a few things that set it apart: the location was originally an auto body shop (it still retains its original exposed brick walls and steel beams), it features a unisex lavatory and, most importantly, it has an in-house winery, where the wine is served on tap for one dollar an ounce.
Gusto 501 was six years in the making. Janet Zuccarini, owner and CEO of Gusto 54 restaurant group, bought the building at 501 King St. E. in Toronto’s Corktown neighbourhood in 2013. Since then, Gusto 54 has been working diligently to bring the concept of an innovative trattoria to life. ‘ Award-winning Toronto design firm
When Louise Choi decided to open her own hotel in a 12,000 square-foot family-owned warehouse space in Chinatown, she didn’t imagine it would be a five-year long undertaking. A textile company had previously occupied the space, and when it vacated, Choi was so eager to transform the spot that she ditched her job as a financial advisor in New York City, moved to Toronto and gutted the place. It opened rather surreptitiously last week as Hotel Ocho.
Terroni is a Toronto institution, and we put up with the “Terroni way” in order to get some of the best pizza and pasta outside of Calabria. Cosimo Mammoliti, with help from his family and late partner Paolo Scoppio, started their business with a small bottega on Queen Street West and now own seven restaurants
Located in the Corso Italia neighbourhood, this bakery has stayed in the family since it first opened in 1960. Now Tre Mari Bakery (which translates to “three seas”) has been passed down through three generations and remains a staple in the community. Tre Mari operates as both a market and cafe, offering fresh bread and