Creamy Tomato & Ravioli Soup
Roasted tomato, basil & cream with two asiago & ricotta-filled ravioli
House-made meatballs braised in tomato sauce on grilled focaccia with bufala mozzarella & parmesan
Marinated Olives & Artichokes
Assorted savory olives - Greek, Spanish, Kalamata, Calabrese & Moroccan with artichoke quarters
Lobster & crab fritters with roasted red peppers, pepperoncini peppers & pesto cream
Bruschetta - Pomodori
Plump Roma tomatoes, fresh basil, scallions & olive oil with grilled flatbreads & a balsamic reduction
Bruschetta - Funghi
Warm oyster, portobello & cremini mushrooms with arugula, toasted focaccia, white truffle oil and parmesan
P.E.I. Mussels - Bianca
Double smoked bacon, baby spinach, garlic & shallots in a white wine cream sauce with grilled focaccia
P.E.I. Mussels - Rosso
Fresh tomato broth, white wine, garlic, shallots, black olives & baby spinach with grilled focaccia
Stuffed Sweet Piquillo Pepper
Roasted garlic & herbed goat cheese filling with toasted crostini, arugula & balsamic reduction
Spicy Shrimp Panzanella
Marinated garlic shrimp, basil, red onions, cherry tomatoes, spicy chili oil, arugula & oregano croutons
Prosciutto, sopressata, grana padano, gorgonzola, brie, olives, candied walnuts, sliced pear & crostini
Add grilled chicken or sautéed garlic shrimp $4
Whole romaine lettuce marinated in garlic & olive oil, lightly grilled,
with crispy pancetta, herbed crostini, parmesan & house-made traditional Caesar dressing
Fresh bufala mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, arugula, basil pesto, olive oil & balsamic reduction
Pear & Prosciutto Salad
Candied pears & brie cheese wrapped in warm prosciutto
with a honey & balsamic vinaigrette, baby spinach & sundried tomatoes
Price Antipasti from 4-6 pm w/ purchase of a beverage
Meatballs & Vino Spaghettini & Meatballs and a glass of wine
Price Wine bottles w/ purchase of any pizza, pasta or primi
Date Night Tasting menu for two - share an app, pizza, pasta & dessert
Any Two Pizzas for 22 w/ purchase of a beverage from 4-6 pm
Our Pizza dough is made fresh daily using Italian Molino Caputo dopio zero flour - the best pizza flour in the world!
Substitute Mozzarella di Bufala on any pizza $3 / Any Pizza can be made Gluten free $2
Tomato sauce, mozzarella, fresh bufala, & fresh basil
Tomato sauce, chili oil, house-made spicy Italian sausage, mozzarella & fresh basil
Mushroom & Truffle
White sauce, wild mushrooms, white truffle oil, mozzarella & goat cheese, topped with a rocket salad
Pear & Gorgonzola
White sauce, sliced pear, gorgonzola cheese, candied walnuts & Ontario honey
Tomato pesto sauce, sweet piquillo peppers, baby spinach, red onion, goat cheese & mozzarella
Tomato sauce, double-smoked bacon, house-made sausage, sopressata & mozzarella
Prosciutto & Artichoke
Tomato sauce, prosciutto, artichokes, pepperoncini peppers & mozzarella
Tomato sauce, spicy sopressata, fresh basil & mozzarella
Grilled Chicken & Pesto
Basil pesto, grilled chicken breast, roasted red peppers, red onions, goat cheese & mozzarella
Substitute Gluten free penne pasta $2
Spaghettini & Meatballs
Five house-made meatballs, classic tomato sauce, spaghettini & shaved parmesan
Traditional tomato red wine meat sauce with garlic & fresh herbs, spaghettini & shaved parmesan
Lemon & Pancetta
Diced pancetta, black olives, roasted red peppers, arugula & spaghettini in a lemon e Olio
House-made spicy sausage, wild mushrooms, pepperoncini peppers & fettuccine in a classic tomato sauce
Prosciutto & Gorgonzola
Prosciutto, cherry tomatoes, baby spinach & rigatoni in a gorgonzola-cream sauce
Frutti di Mare
P.E.I. mussels, shrimp, baby spinach, cherry tomatoes, red onions & fettuccini in a white wine-cream sauce
Wild Mushroom & Spinach
Baby spinach & wild mushrooms, roasted red peppers, white truffle oil & fettuccine in a pesto-cream sauce
Broccoli & Chicken Alfredo
Grilled chicken breast, broccoli & fettuccine in a creamy lemon alfredo sauce
Lobster & Crab Ravioli
Asiago & ricotta-filled ravioli, baby spinach, Atlantic lobster & crab meat in a vodka-rosé sauce
Spicy Bambino Chicken
Grilled chicken breast, red onions, roasted red peppers & rigatoni in a lightly spiced rosé sauce
Braised Beef Cheek
Slow-braised beef cheek, wild mushrooms, toasted pine nuts, fresh parsley, arugula & rigatoni with white truffle oil
Aprilé Meatball Lasagna
House-made meatballs, classic tomato-Bolognese sauce, Italian herbs & mozzarella, with garlic toast
Smoked Bacon & Chicken Gnocchi Carbonara
Double-smoked bacon, red onions, broccoli & potato gnocchi in a white wine & cracked black pepper cream sauce
Risotto - Margherita
Arborio rice, tomato broth, garlic, white wine, fresh basil, arugula, cracked black pepper & fresh bufala
Risotto - Gamberetto
Arborio rice, shrimp, roasted red peppers, baby spinach red onions, garlic, basil pesto & goat cheese
Hand-breaded chicken breast, pan-fried, with classic tomato sauce, spaghettini, mozzarella & parmesan
Nastro Azzurro - Lager (Draught 16oz) Italy
Cruiser - Pale Ale (Draught 18oz) Toronto, Can.
Pilsner (Bottle 355 ml) Toronto, Can.
Gin, Campari, Red Sweet Vermouth, Orange Twist
Amaretto, Triple Sec, Lemon juice, Lemon Twist
Rye Whisky, Red Sweet Vermouth, Bitters, Amarena Cherry
Vodka & White Sweet Vermouth infused with fresh Basil
Vodka, Pineapple juice, Chambord liqueur, fresh fruit
Espresso shot, Vodka, Kahlua, Crème de Cacao, Cream swirl
Vodka, OJ, Peach Schnapps, Lemon juice, Cassis, fresh fruit
Vodka, Soho Lychee liqueur, Lychee juice, fresh fruit
Aprilé White Chocolate Tiramisu
with Espresso-soaked Lady Fingers & Cocoa dust
Italian Crème Torte
with Lemon & Whipped Cream
with Seasonal Fruit compote
Chocolate & Raspberry Tartufo
with Berry Compote, Whipped Cream & Cocoa dust
(1 1/4 oz) Rossi Dasiago
(1 1/4 oz) (Ask your Server for current selection)
(1 oz) (Ask your Server for current selection)
(1 oz) Courvoisier
(2 oz) (Ask your Server for current selection)
(1 1/4 oz) (Ask your Server for current selection)
(1 oz) Rémy Martin
Coffee, Kahlua, Baileys, Grand Marnier, whipped cream
Coffee, Amaretto, Kahlua, whipped cream
Coffee, Baileys, Butterscotch Schnapps, whipped cream
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We have been to this restaurant many times. We keep coming back because both the service and food is excellent
Had a really great time for my dads birthday! The server made it memorable for him on top of the great food.
Food, service, and atmosphere was superb! Great neighborhood gem. This is definitely going to be our go-to dining place! Thank you also for accommodating guests with allergies.
This is the quaint and distinguished Italian restaurant. The ambiance isvery nice, the service was remarkable and the food was outstanding. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who likes genuine Italian food .
Very cozy neighborhood Italian bistro. Food isn't gourmet, but everything on the menu is excellent. Always dependable. Love the grilled Caesar and the Bolognese sauce is terrific, a sign of a caring kitchen. Owner and staff always attentive. Lots of street parking on Jones or Queen.
Cute, cozy place. Great service, good affordable food. Area is a bit sketchy but would certainly try to go here again when visiting the city.
Once again, a charming visit to Aprile Bambina Cucina. This is a great restaurant in the Gerrard & Jones area. Not expensive but never compromising on quality. It is a fairly small room so I would advise making reservations. We started with a couple of shared appetizers. We ordered a grilled caesar salad - which I believe is a signature dish - more than enough to split 3 ways and as always, delicious. We also ordered a charcuterie plate - split 4 ways - also delicious with a really nice choice of meats & cheeses. All 4 entrees were done to perfection. A couple of bottles of Valpolicella to wash it all down and we were all happy. Service was very good, attentive but not overbearing. A great night out with friends. Lastly, be sure to check their website for specials. My favourite being Tuesdays but you'll have to check it out to find out why.
We enjoyed a great dinner at April Bambina Cucina. Food & service both excellent.
Absolutely fabulous. Will definitely come here often and recommend to friends
Loved the whole dinner! A new favourite restaurant...
Wednesday Date Night - excellent value menu - pasta sauce (spaghettini Bolognese) was a little spicy for our taste, but good flavour nonetheless. This is our favourite restaurant, hands down.
Jackie provided excellent service. The lasagna was excellent as always, but my boyfriend was not a big fan of the spaghetti and meatballs. He found that the sauce was runny. I enjoyed my meal :o) Thank you, Tiana Rose
This is my fourth time here and it didn't disappoint. My husband and I are considering going once a month for date night, that's how good the food is. Service was great. Would highly recommend.
We love Aprile Bambino Cucina! We stumbled upon it because it looks charming and the experience did not disappoint. Wonderful service from the owners, great food, and a really warm atmosphere. The food is consistently good - the pizzas and the gnocchi are particular favourites. The backyard patio in the summer has a vibe I love.
8 Guests?!? No, we went up to 12 by the time Saturday arrived... And Marco and the staff coped with it, and took care of everything as though it were commonplace. The understanding they offered to our gang celebrating a family's co-birthday was outstanding, considering that about a third of the gang were vegan. There was no rushing, just attentive service for an ebullient group of folks who don't seem to be able to get together often enough, and used the restaurant like their own home... And I should mention that Marco handled our request for corkage on some old bottles of wine? Very cooperative.
My husband and I had a wonderful dinner here l last night. We loved the dining room which was cozy and comfortable with nice music and bright red chairs. The antipasti platter was a very generous and delicious assortment of meat, cheese, olives and pear. The spicy meat pizza and braised beef cheek pasta were also fantastic. Our server was friendly and helpful. Overall a great experience and we'll definitely be back again soon.
A hidden gem, love it definiately returning.
Very nice meal in a great atmosphere.
Good Food. Good Service. Now our favourite Italian restaurant. Would definitely go back.
Always great. Lovely neighbourhood feel. Very friendly and attentive staff.
Always great food and service!
Had a great time, w/ terrific food & very friendly service. I will most definitely be going there again in the very near future. Highly recommend.
Fabulous!! Will definitely visit again.
Another wonderful dinner with friends in the charming Aprile Bambina Cucina.
Food and service were great and we have a lovely time. We will be back!
Great food and service. We will be back!
The five stars says it all
Love Aprile Bambina Cucina! It has a warm and cozy atmosphere with delicious food and wine. We really enjoy lovely dinners or taking part in their 4-6pm half price appetizers.
They were closed for dinner Dec 24.
Located in Leslieville, Aprile Bambina Cucina offers the following philosophy: simple, fresh and homemade. Since its opening, Aprile has been a neighbourhood favourite, attracting a loyal clientele of locals and visitors. On the Winterlicious menu you’ll find lobster and artichoke dip with flatbread, braised beef cheek pizza and mocha crème brulee.View this Smart List
This trattoria is a charming place to take your date or come with family, with its darling Italian-pride decor and lovely patio. They have so many pasta and pizza dishes to choose from with red and white wine to match. Try wine with citrus, vanilla, fruit, floral and spicy tastes. Most come by the bottle, but some can also be ordered by half-bottle or by the glass.View this Smart List
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