Toronto's first Italian Restaurant Week kicks off this month

Jan 6 2017, 2:16 am

Toronto’s first annual Italian Restaurant Week launches this month.

Giro d’Italia taking place January 26 to February 5 will see 10 Toronto restaurants participate offering prezzo fisso (prix fixe) menus celebrating the cuisine of ten different Italian regions.

At lunch, look forward to select restaurants serving up three courses for $30, while all ten restaurants will offer a four-course feast for $45 at dinner.

Participating restaurants include:


Chef Roberto Marotta showcases Sicilian cuisine at his King East restaurant. Expect to find Octopus ragù and cannoli among the selections.

Address: 243 King Street East, Toronto

Ascari Enoteca

Dishes from Abruzzo like Spaghetti alla Chitarra and braised lamb over soft polenta from chef John Sinopoli will be on the menu at this Leslieville restaurant.

Address: 1111 Queen Street East, Toronto
Instagram: @ascarienoteca

Bricco Kitchen & Wine Bar

Channeling the region of Piemonte, the Junction-area wine bar helmed by Chef Cherie Lee Deal will be serving up dishes like egg yolk and ricotta raviolo, and rabbit in porchetta with soft polenta and wild mushroom ragù.

Address: 3047 Dundas Street West, Toronto
Instagram: @briccowinebar


Chef Craig Harding is set to showcase Venitian dishes like Bigoli con L’Arna and Brasato Misto con Polenta and at his Dundas West restaurant.

Address: 832 Dundas Street West, Toronto
Instagram: @campagnoloto

Enoteca Sociale

Chef James Stanton will serve up a menu featuring dishes from the Lazio region in Italy.

Address: 1288 Dundas Street West, Toronto
Instagram: @enotecasociale


Expect dishes from Emilia Romagna from Chef Miriam Echeverria at this Avenue Road enoteca.

Address: 134 Avenue Road, Toronto
Instagram: @lunita_enoteca

Local Kitchen

Chef Fabio Bondi will devote his menu to dishes from Umbria. Menus TBA.

Address: 1710 Queen Street West, Toronto
Instagram: @localkitchenandwinebartoronto

Mercatto Locale

Chef Doug Neigel will serve up favourites from Toscana. Look forward to options like wild boar meatballs and rotisserie Guinea hen pappardelle.

Address: 330 Bay Street, Toronto

Quanto Basta

Chef Angela Villalta will offer Northern Italian dishes from the Italian region Friuli Venezia-Giulia. Look forward to selections like duck egg raviolo and braised pheasant.

Address: 1112 Yonge Street, Toronto
Instagram: @quantobastato


Discover Southern Italian staples from Puglia served up by chef Andrew Milne-Allan at this midtown trattoria.

Address: 2150 Yonge Street, Toronto
Instagram: @zuccatrattoria

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