Best Italian restaurants in Toronto

There is a huge Italian community in Toronto and they take their food very seriously, serving up mouthwatering meals to hordes of hungry diners on the daily. The number of authentic Italian restaurant in the city is endless, but we managed to narrow it down to the top 10. Here are the best Italian restaurants in Toronto. [Pasta dish at Gusto 101. Photo © YP Dine / PJ Resto]


602 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1M6

Rob Gentile’s restaurant, Buca, has made a name for itself due to the attention to detail that goes into every part of the dining experience. The menu is constantly changing, but one thing stays the same: authenticity. Buca’s food will have you feeling like you’re dining in Rome.

Tutti Matti Restaurant

364 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1R7

Tutti Matti brings you food from the Tuscany region of Italy. A simple, yet robust menu, is filled with freshly made pasta like the popular tagliatelle and changes seasonally. The restaurant is winner of the prestigious 2009 L’Eccio D’Oro.

F'Amelia Restaurant

12 Amelia St, Toronto, ON M4X 1E1

F’Amelia’s atmosphere can be described as romantic and elegant. The Italian eatery is situated in a rustic cottage and has a spacious dining room. It serves up Northern Italian cuisine to residents of Cabbagetown and Toronto at large. There is a private wine bar for diners looking for an intimate setting for their event.

Enoteca Sociale

1288 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1X7

Known for its amazing wine selection, Enoteca Sociale also offers a delectable menu filled with Italian classics. Taking inspiration from the restaurants of Rome, all the food is made with simply, with quality ingredients. Try the Cacio e Pepe!

Gusto 101

101 Portland St, Toronto, ON M5V 2N3

You can take a culinary trip to Southern Italy at Gusto 101. The menu stays true to authentic Italian cuisine, offering simple and delicious meals for the whole family. The family-style menu, available for lunch and dinner, is an Italian feast with options like arancini, Margherita pizza, tagliata, bistecca and more.

Piano Piano

88 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S 1G5

Piano Piano is so good that they named it twice. The restaurant is welcoming and super kid friendly – there is a room just for kids! Chef Victor Barry has created a menu that offers soulfully satisfying food like only a Nonna could make. The menu is divided into snacks, appetizers, pizza, pasta, mains, sides and desserts.

7 Numbers

307 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 1N7

Southern Italian soul food is the focus at 7 Numbers. On any given day, you’ll find Mama Rosa in the kitchen preparing traditional dishes like spiducci, lasagna, risotto, or braised lamb shank. There are two locations: Eglinton and Danforth.

Lil' Baci

892 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1J3

East-end restaurant Lil’ Baci, is home to some of the best Italian cuisine in the city. The restaurant offers perfectly crafted Italian food that is packed with flavour. Try the meatballs that come in beef, lamb and pork.

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