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7 Best Italian Restaurants in Toronto

7 Best Italian Restaurants in Toronto

Searching for the best Italian restaurants in Toronto to visit?

Ain’t nothin’ more comforting than some hot slices of pizza or saucy pasta noodles, and Toronto has no shortage of incredible Italian restaurants.

These are some of the best Italian restaurants to eat at in Toronto!

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Best Italian restaurants in Toronto


Pizza and cured charcuterie meats from Gusto 101 Italian restaurant in Toronto

Gusto 101

Located in an industrial-style building on King West (once home to an auto body shop), Gusto 101 serves up modern takes on classic Southern Italian dishes.

Try one of their authentic Southern Italian pizzas or pastas, and pair it with some of their wine on tap.

Fun fact: “gusto” means “tasty” in Italian!

If you’re looking for cool patios in the King West area, they’ve got a pretty nice rooftop patio to enjoy your Italian food and wine.

They also own Trattoria Nervosa in the Yorkville neighbourhood!

LOCATION: 101 Portland St, Toronto, ON


La Palma

La Palma is a gorgeous Italian restaurant that’s as much Instagram-worthy as it is delicious.

They have a small menu of classic and modern Italian eats, including their Albacore Tuna Crudo, Cacio E Pepe Pizza, and 100 Layer Lasagna.

You can also enjoy a small selection of some fun house-made cocktails, local craft beers, and local and imported wines.

They’re only open for dinner if you’re looking to dine in, and they’ve also got a good selection of takeout and cook-at-home meals you can order.

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LOCATION: 849 Dundas St. West 2nd floor, Toronto, ON


Oretta Restaurant in Toronto

Oretta

If you’re looking for a pretty and Instagrammable restaurant in Toronto, Oretta is one of the most beautiful spots to visit in the city.

They serve up modern takes on traditional Italian dishes, and they even serve up brunch.

They also have a separate cute café that’s attached to the restaurant and also has some bites available.

You can find them on King West!

LOCATION: 633 King St. West, Toronto, ON


Terroni

Terroni is one of Toronto’s best Italian restaurants, and they serve up amazing Southern Italian dishes and pizza.

I always get the Spaghetti in Canna a Mare, which is a seafood pasta.

Their OG location is on Queen West, but they have a few locations in Toronto.

If you’re visiting during the warmer months, hit up their Rosedale location on Price Street for their stunning rooftop patio – ask for the table facing the LCBO (which occupies the historic building across the street) for the incredible skyline view!

LOCATION: Various locations


Scaddabush Italian Kitchen & Bar

I know Scaddabush is a chain now, but I absolutely loved them when they first opened up at Yonge & Gerrard.

I still think they have incredible food – their charity bread and straight up meatball are amazing!

They’re no longer at Yonge & Gerrard, but they have a bunch of locations across the GTA.

They have a downtown location on Front Street in the Entertainment District, and they’ve also got locations in Mimico and at Sherway Gardens.

LOCATION: Various locations


NEO-NY Genoa Salami from Pizzeria Libretto in Toronto

Pizzeria Libretto

If you’ve also got a pizza obsession, you’ll want to stop by Pizzeria Libretto for their amazing wood-fired Neapolitan-style pizzas.

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They’ve got 3 different types of pizzas on the menu to choose from:

  • Neapolitan: fermented sourdough base with a charred crust
  • NEO-New York: similar to the Neapolitan but slightly thicker and layered with cheese and basil
  • Sicilian: focaccia crust topped with crispy cheese

Their NEO-NY Genoa Salami with their house-made chilli oil is *chef’s kiss*.

All of their pizzas can be made vegan and/or gluten-free – you can sub for their housemade vegan cheese or gluten-free crust!

Their OG location is on Ossington (near Trinity Bellwoods), and they’ve also got locations on Danforth, University, King West, and in the Junction.

You can even order pizza delivery on different food apps if you’re not in the mood to dine out.

LOCATION: Various locations


Stock T.C

Stock T.C is actually located up in Midtown Toronto, so it’s a bit outside of the downtown core.

It’s a partnership between Cumbrae’s (a Toronto butcher shop) and Terroni (known for their cafés and restaurants), and it’s housed in a beautiful heritage building at Yonge & Eglinton.

You can dine on the third floor, enjoy drinks at the bar on the second floor, or do your grocery shopping on the main floor.

True to Terroni, you’ll find a large selection of authentic Italian pastas and pizzas, as well as a good selection of meat options from Cumbrae’s.

If you’re visiting during summer, you can also enjoy their gorg outdoor patio space.

LOCATION: 2388 Yonge St, Toronto, ON


Best Italian restaurants in Toronto:

  1. Gusto 101
  2. La Palma
  3. Oretta
  4. Terroni
  5. Scaddabush Italian Kitchen & Bar
  6. Pizzeria Libretto
  7. Stock T.C
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