Some of the Best Italian Bistros in Canada

What Exactly is a “Bistro”?

The Oxford dictionary defines “bistro” quite simply as “a small restaurant”. There are many bistros in Canada that specialize in varying types of cuisines, including, of course, Italian. In fact, we have two of the best Italian bistros, not only in Canada but in the world according to 50 Top Italy. 50 Top Italy sends 350 inspectors (food critics) all over the world to secretly compile their list of best Italian restaurants, and two of them are in Canada.

Where are the Best Italian Bistros in Canada?

Here are a few of the best Italian bistros in Canada:

  • 1. Don Alfonso 1890: Toronto, Ontario

Don Alfonso 1890 opened in Toronto in 2018 in the historic Consumer’s Gas Building (1852) on Toronto Street, in the heart of the financial district in downtown Toronto. This bistro has been honoured with many awards both in Canada and in the world. Don Alfonso 1890 was ranked second in the world by 50 Top Italy.

  • 2. Cioppino’s Grill & Enoteca: Vancouver, British Columbia

Cioppino has been in business for about 20 years and is considered one of the best bistros, again not only in Canada but in the world. It was ranked 32nd by 50 Top Italy. This bistro is widely acknowledged in the Vancouver area for providing a top-notch Italian bistro experience, for its ambience as well as its culinary masterpieces.

  • 3. Grappa Restaurant: Etobicoke, Ontario

Grappa Restaurant is located on the Queensway in Etobicoke, Ontario, which is just west of downtown Toronto. This restaurant comes highly recommended for the entire family with its inviting atmosphere, reasonable prices, excellent service and Italian cuisine.

These are just a few of the choices available to you. No matter where you are in Canada, you are sure to be able to find a fantastic Italian bistro near you.