Top Choice Italian in Fairview & South Granville


A delightful neighborhood eatery, this charming Cambie Village trattoria combines woodsy candlelit booths, perfectly prepared housemade pasta and the kind of welcoming service few restaurants manage to provide. Drop…
Top Choice Italian in Gastown & Chinatown

Ask for Luigi

Consider an off-peak lunch if you don't want to wait too long for a table at this white-clapboard, shack-look little charmer (reservations are not accepted). Inside, you'll find a checkerboard floor and teak-lined i…
Top Choice Italian in Sault Ste Marie

Arturo's Ristorante

A shimmering jewel in a dismal downtown strip, decades-old Arturo's is the kind of place you remember once your vacation has ended. Atmospheric but unpretentious with soft lighting, starched white tablecloths and Eu…
Top Choice Italian in Ottawa


Slick, smart and ineffably cool, this joint is always packed: arty-farty hipsters bump elbows with wealthy coiffured housewives. Ottawa foodies appreciate the use of local produce and northern Italian recipes, resul…
Top Choice Italian in Halifax

Bicycle Thief

Named for the classic 1948 Italian film, this shabby-chic waterfront restaurant has won similar critical acclaim by local foodies – and with good reason. Start with regional oysters or polenta with wild mushroom rag…
Top Choice Italian in Oliver


This intimate restaurant at Hester Creek Estate Winery serves up exquisite Tuscan-flavored dishes. Its outdoor terrace is one of the valley's finest.
Top Choice Italian in Sudbury

Respect is Burning

This self-proclaimed supper club's focus is on rustic Tuscan cuisine but chefs aren't shy about getting experimental. The ever-shifting menu promises bursting flavors with every bite. Weekend evenings feature delect…
Top Choice Italian in Toronto

Trattoria Nervosa

In the heart of the fancy-pants Yorkville area, this restaurant is an attitude-free Italian oasis. The patio is a good corner from which to people-watch Toronto's well-heeled while digging into simple, excellent pas…
Top Choice Italian in Huntsville

That Little Place by the Lights

A local favorite, this little place by the lights is loved for its old-school pizzas, pastas and gelati. Excellent value.
Italian in Gastown & Chinatown


Eyebrows were raised when this contemporary, rustic-style Italian restaurant opened in a hitherto sketchy part of town. But Campagnolo has lured locals and inspired a mini-wave of other restaurants in the area. Rese…