Named the Top Italian Restaurant in the World by 50 Top Italy, this upscale eatery located in Toronto’s Casa Loma is a must-try. Helmed by chef Alfonso Iaccarino, hailing from Sant'Agata sui Due Golfi in Italy, who has been honoured with a 3-star Michelin designation. The multi-course signature tasting menu has also been awarded the Mulino Caputa Aware for Meal of the Year 2022. The commitment to quality ingredients is unparalleled; with house-grown herbs and produce down to the olives used in the house-made olive oil. If those impressive accolades aren’t enough to convince you, maybe the artful dishes from wild rose scented tagliatelle with sturgeon caviar to a seared Quebec duck breast just might. Wine lovers take note because the restaurant’s wine cellar is also home to some of the world’s most prestigious wines.
Canada’s largest city has no shortage of great restaurants, but few types of cuisine can compete with the love affair the city has with Italian food and the impressive assortment of eateries that celebrate the diversity of flavours and dishes originating from the boot of Europe. Take a stroll through any neighbourhood from The Beaches to High Park and you’ll find a trendy spot serving up classic dishes like whole branzino or eggplant parmigiana to steaming slices of ‘za done in any style, from Sicilian to Neapolitan.
From the world’s top-rated Italian restaurant to humble American-Italian hole in the walls slinging out steaming plates of high-piled pasta to an in-the-know supper club that will transport you to Puglia, these are the best Italian restaurants in Toronto to have on your radar in 2022. Buon appetito!
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