Giro d'Italia, AKA Italian Restaurant Week, returns to Toronto this July

Jul 9 2017, 9:58 pm

Italian Restaurant Week in Toronto returns following its successful debut this past January.

Also known as Giro d’Italia, the summer edition runs from July 20 to 30 and will see 16 of Toronto’s top Italian restaurants participate by each showcasing the cuisine from one of 16 different regions in Italy.

Each restaurant will offer a four-course prezzo fisso (prix fixe) menu at dinner for $49, while select restaurant will also offer a three-course menu at lunch for $29.

Participating restaurants include:


Chef Roberto Marotta will offer a Toscana-inspired menu at his King East restaurant. Expect to find roasted veal chops with Chianti demi-glace and artichokes on the menu.

Address: 243 King Street East, Toronto
Phone: 647-347-8930

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The kitchen at this Italian restaurant in the Financial District will be cooking like they do in Piemonte and serving lunch and dinner. Look forward to menu standouts like tagliolini with herb butter, black truffles, and parmigiano.

Address: 25 York Street, Toronto
Phone: 416-363-2742

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Ascari Enoteca

Do as the do in Emilia Romagna right here in Leslieville at Chef John Sinopoli’s east side restaurant where dishes include prosciutto di parma with roasted peaches, and a lasagna made with ramp and spinach fresh pasta, roasted mushrooms and rich béchamel.

Address: 1111 Queen Street East, Toronto
Phone: 416-792-4157

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Bricco Kitchen & Wine Bar

The Junction-area wine bar is doing dinner Sicilian style. The kitchen helmed by Chef Cherie Lee Deal will be serving up dishes like xx

Address: 3047 Dundas Street West, Toronto
Phone: 416-901-4536

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Enoteca Sociale

Chef James Stanton will serve up a menu featuring dishes from the Liguria region in Italy including Spaghetti Poveri featuring pasta with tomatoes, anchovy, fresh clams, and pangrattato.

Address: 1288 Dundas Street West, Toronto
Phone: 416-534-1200

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The east side Italian restaurant will offer a menu drawing from the culinary traditions of Basilicata. On the menu, white sardines, pork blood orecchiette, chestnut ricotta cookies, and more.

Address: 12 Amelia Street, Toronto
Phone: 416-323-0666

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Start with farmhouse bread with chillies and olive oil before moving on to dishes like grilled octopus with fennel soffrito at this Avenue Road restaurant offering a menu inspired by Molise.

Address: 134 Avenue Road, Toronto
Phone: 416-964-8686

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Local Kitchen

Showing off dishes from Lazio, this Queen West kitchen and wine bar will offer a menu featuring Cacio e Pepe, Gnocchi all’Amatriciana, and more.

Address: 1710 Queen Street West, Toronto
Phone: 416-534-6700

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Locale Mercatto

A menu inspired by dishes from Puglia are whats on offer at this downtown restaurant. Offered at lunch and dinner, look forward to selections including panzanella salad, orrechiette and mussels arrabiata, and more.

Address: 15 Toronto Street, Toronto
Phone: 416- 306-0467

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Address: 265 Davenport Road, Toronto
Phone: 416-515-0009

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Doing Le Marche proud, this Queen West restaurant will serve lunch and dinner menus featuring selections like Pizza Rustica Ripiena and Calamari Ripieni.

Address: 875 Queen Street West, Toronto
Phone: 416-504-3463

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Repping the region of Veneto, this King West restaurant will be serving lunch and dinner menus featuring selections like baccalà stuffed ravioli, charred polenta with skewered chicken, quail, and pork, and more.

Address: 633 King Street West, Toronto
Phone: 416-944-1932

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Tour the region of Calabria with your tastebuds at this restaurant on Bathurst Street. On the menu, find selections like fresh fusilli with tomato sauce, and ricotta meatballs, and pasta shells stuffed with Ionian seafood.

Address: 3827 Bathurst Street, Toronto
Phone: 416-631-6585

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Quanto Basta

Chef Angela Villalta will offer dishes from the Italian region Campania. Look forward to selections like insalate di mare and spaghetti alla putanesca offered on menus at lunch and dinner.

Address: 1112 Yonge Street, Toronto
Phone: 416-962-3141

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Showcasing specialties from Lombardia, this Queen West restaurant will offer selections such as deep fried meatballs alla milanese, and squash-stuffed pasta with amaretti.

Address: 354 Queen Street West, Toronto
Phone: 416-205-1001

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Enjoy a taste of Sardegna at this midtown restaurant serving stuffed artichokes, saffron and semolina gnocchi with pork sausage ragù, squid ink spaghetti, and more.

Address: 2150 Yonge Street, Toronto
Phone: 416-488-5774

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