OpenTable names the 100 best Italian restaurants in Canada

Restaurants spanning eight provinces are featured in a list recognizing OpenTable Canada’s most popular type of cuisine1

Press release

In honour of National Pasta Month, OpenTable has announced the 100 best Italian restaurants in Canada for 2017. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 515,000 restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 2,000 restaurants in Canada.

From trattorias serving classic Italian comfort food to enotecas with outstanding wine offerings, this list highlights the diversity of Italian cuisine across the country such as Villa Rosa Ristorante in Penticton, British Columbia, and Italian by Night in Saint John, New Brunswick. Including establishments with multiple locations2, Ontario has the greatest number of restaurants included with 50, followed by Alberta with 21, British Columbia with 15 and Québec with eight. Manitoba and Nova Scotia each have two restaurants recognized while New Brunswick and Saskatchewan are also represented on this list.

“Italian fare ranks as the most popular type of cuisine among Canadians,” said Ziv Schierau, Head of National Accounts for OpenTable Canada. “From traditional recipes and cooking methods to more contemporary takes on Italian cuisine, these restaurants showcase a variety of dining experiences perfect for any occasion.”

The 100 Best Italian Restaurants in Canada list is generated solely from more than 515,000 restaurant reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between September 1, 2016 and August 31, 2017. All Italian, Modern Italian and Pizza (as a primary cuisine) restaurants with a minimum “overall” score and number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. The restaurants were then sorted according to verified diner reviews.

Based on this methodology, the 100 best Italian restaurants in Canada according to OpenTable diners are as follows (in alphabetical order):

ARDO Restaurant – Toronto, Ontario
Aria Ristorante – Toronto, Ontario
Ascari Enoteca – Toronto, Ontario
Atomica Pizza & Wine Bar – Kingston, Ontario
Bar Centrale – Toronto, Ontario
Bar Mercurio – Toronto, Ontario
BiBo Pizzeria con Cucina – Vancouver, British Columbia
Bistecca Italian Steakhouse & Wine Bar – Edmonton, Alberta
Blu Ristorante – Toronto, Ontario
Blue Martini Jazz Cafe – Vancouver, British Columbia
Bonterra Trattoria – Calgary, Alberta
Buca – Toronto, Ontario (Multiple Locations)
Cafe Chianti – Halifax, Nova Scotia
Campagnolo Toronto –  Toronto, Ontario
Carino Riserva – Calgary, Alberta
Carisma – Toronto, Ontario
Carne Italian Chophouse – Winnipeg, Manitoba
Carpaccio Restaurant & Wine Bar – Niagara Falls, Ontario
Casalinga Ristorante – Mississauga, Ontario
Cibo – Calgary, Alberta
Cibo Bistro – Edmonton, Alberta
Cibo Wine Bar – Toronto, Ontario (Multiple Locations)
Cinara – Vancouver, British Columbia
CinCin Ristorante + Bar – Vancouver, British Columbia
Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill – Vancouver, British Columbia
Conti Caffe – Québec City, Québec
Cucci Ristorante – Oakville, Ontario
Cucina Market Bistro – Calgary, Alberta
da Maurizio – Halifax, Nova Scotia
Da Vinci Ristorante – Montréal, Québec
Dels Enoteca Pizzeria – Kitchener, Ontario
The Distillery Bar + Kitchen – Vancouver, British Columbia
Dolcetto – London, Ontario
EVOO – Toronto, Ontario
F’Amelia Ristorante – Toronto, Ontario
Federico’s Supper Club – Vancouver, British Columbia
Figo – Toronto, Ontario
Francobollo – Toronto, Ontario
Graziella Restaurant – Montréal, Québec
Hostaria – Montréal, Québec
Hot House Restaurant & Bar – Toronto, Ontario
Il Buco – Barrie, Ontario
Il Ponte – Toronto, Ontario
Il Postino – Unionville, Ontario
Involtini Ristorante – Calgary, Alberta
Italian by Night – Saint John, New Brunswick
Italian Farmhouse Restaurant & Bar – Bragg Creek, Alberta
Kitchen76 at Two Sisters Vineyards – Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
L’Antipasto – Vancouver, British Columbia
L’Unità Enoteca – Toronto, Ontario
La Bettola di Terroni – Toronto, Ontario
La Brezza Ristorante – Calgary, Alberta
La Terrazza – Vancouver, British Columbia
La Vecchia Ristorante – Toronto, Ontario
La Verità – Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Québec
Le Serpent – Montréal, Québec
Little Anthony’s Italian Ristorante – Toronto, Ontario
Little Grouse on the Prairie – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Local Kitchen & Wine Bar – Toronto, Ontario
Lupo Restaurant & Vinoteca – Vancouver, British Columbia
Mangia E Bevi – West Vancouver, British Columbia
Mangiafoco – Montréal, Québec
Mettawas Station Mediterranean Restaurant – Kingsville, Ontario
Mistura – Toronto, Ontario
Modus Ristorante – Toronto, Ontario
Niko’s Bistro – Calgary, Alberta
Noce Restaurant – Toronto, Ontario
North and Navy – Ottawa, Ontario
Osteria Savio Volpe – Vancouver, British Columbia
Ovest Cucina e Vineria – Toronto, Ontario
Paese Ristorante – Toronto, Ontario
Pasquales on MacLeod – Calgary, Alberta
Piano Piano – Toronto, Ontario
Pizzeria Gusto – Winnipeg, Manitoba
Pulcinella – Calgary, Alberta
PZA Parlour – Calgary, Alberta
Restaurant Balsam – Montréal, Québec
SASSI Kitchen & Bar – Calgary, Alberta
Sauce Italian Kitchen & Market – Calgary, Alberta
Scaramouche Pasta Bar – Toronto, Ontario
Scopa Neighbourhood Italian – Calgary, Alberta
Sorrentino’s – Edmonton, Alberta (Multiple Locations)
Tavola – Vancouver, British Columbia
Teatro Restaurant – Calgary, Alberta
Terroni – Toronto, Ontario (Multiple Locations)
TOCA – Ritz Carlton – Toronto, Ontario
Trattoria Gusto – Port Hope, Ontario
Trattoria Taverniti – Toronto, Ontario
Trattoria Timone – Oakville, Ontario
Trio Ristorante & Pizzeria – Toronto, Ontario
Tutti Matti – Toronto, Ontario
Tutto Pronto – Toronto, Ontario
Uncle Tony’s – Toronto, Ontario
Vero Bistro Moderne – Calgary, Alberta
Vibo Restaurant – Toronto, Ontario
Villa Firenze – Calgary, Alberta
Villa Rosa Ristorante – Penticton, British Columbia
vivo ristorante – Westend – Edmonton, Alberta
Zambri’s – Victoria, British Columbia
Zucca Trattoria – Toronto, Ontario

The complete list may also be viewed at Diners can read more about the 100 Best Italian Restaurants in Canada by visiting the OpenTable blog.

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[2] Restaurants with multiple winning locations were counted one time.

About OpenTable Restaurant Reviews

Originally launched in November 2008, the OpenTable Reviews program helps diners find restaurants that best fit their dining occasions. Only diners who recently honoured an OpenTable reservation are invited to submit restaurant reviews. Visitors to OpenTable can access reviews for thousands of OpenTable restaurant partners across the United States, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Japan and the UK.  The OpenTable Reviews program has generated more than 40 million restaurant reviews by verified diners, establishing OpenTable as one of the largest and most trusted sources for restaurant reviews.

About OpenTable

OpenTable, part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), is the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations, seating more than 23 million diners per month via online reservations across more than 43,000 restaurants. The OpenTable network connects restaurants and diners, helping diners discover and book the perfect table and helping restaurants deliver personalized hospitality to keep guests coming back. The OpenTable service enables diners to see which restaurants have available tables, select a restaurant based on verified diner reviews, menus, and other helpful information, and easily book a reservation. In addition to the company’s website and mobile apps, OpenTable powers online reservations for nearly 600 partners, including many of the Internet’s most popular global and local brands. For restaurants, the OpenTable hospitality solutions enable them to manage their reservation book, streamline their operations, and enhance their service levels. Since its inception in 1998, OpenTable has seated over 1.4 billion diners around the world and more than 54 million in Canada via online reservations. OpenTable is headquartered in San Francisco and has bookable restaurants in more than 20 countries, including Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, United Kingdom and the United States. Restaurants are available for reservations in Dutch, English, French, German, Japanese and Spanish languages.

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