Top places in Yorkville Toronto to get a glass of wine

Yorkville is widely known as a hotspot for upscale shopping. It’s also one of the best spots in Toronto to enjoy an elegant dinner date with world-class reds, whites and rosés. Check out this list of the top places in Yorkville to enjoy a memorable glass of wine.

Blu Ristorante

90 Avenue Road, Toronto, ON M5R 2H2

Blu Ristorante is known for being one of the most romantic restaurants in Yorkville, thanks to its blend of delightful, intimate ambiance and elevated cuisine. The wine list is extensive and will satisfy even the most discerning tastes. You'll be able to choose from bottles of reds and whites from Spain, Tuscany and beyond – not to mention sparkling wines from both the Niagara region and France. Ask your server for New World recommendations from Australia or New Zealand.

Sassafraz Restaurant

100 Cumberland St, Toronto, ON M5R 1A6

Sassafraz Restaurant has one of the largest selections of wines, cocktails and martinis in the area. Head to Cumberland Street and try the sparkling Vento Prosecco or the Chateau du Trignon Rosé. You'll also find more classic choices like Californian pinot noir or Australian Shiraz. The wine list contains more than 300 selections from 16 countries, so you’re spoiled for choice when you head to Sassafraz. There’s a wine to satisfy every palette.

Trattoria Nervosa

75 Yorkville Ave, Toronto, ON M5R 1B8

Tucked away on Yorkville Avenue, Trattoria Nervosa is a favourite of Torontonians who live for wine and Italian cuisine. The beautiful terrace makes Trattoria Nervosa the perfect spot to have a glass of pinot outside with your lunch or dinner in the summer, and the laid-back, elegant ambiance of the interior make it equally ideal for a bottle of Bordeaux in the winter. The lunch rush can get busy very quickly, so be sure to get there early.

Caffe Di Portici

101A-6 Scollard St, Toronto, ON M5R 1E9

Located on the corner of Yonge and Scollard, Caffe di Portici not only serves up some of the best pizza in Toronto, but also has a wine list that’s sure to please the aficionado in you. Enjoy one of their expertly-curated local or imported wines with their famous Canadese pizza, which is topped with delicious homemade tomato sauce and pepperoni. This Yorkville favourite also boasts impressive beer and imported water lists that are always worth investigating.

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Toronto’s posh Yorkville neighbourhood may sometimes seem intimidating, but you'll find there are plenty of welcoming places where you can relax with a fine beer. The area's robust patio offerings make post-work pints a must. Don’t forget that it's also a prime hood for a little casual TIFF-ing – people-watching here might result in a few celebrity sightings.
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