The restaurants on this food-walking tour of Little Italy has been carefully curated by your guide, who happens to be both a chef and a resident in the area. These are the local spots where he is a regular patron, meaning you’ll enjoy a professional’s inside perspective on some of the best places to taste Italian cuisine in Toronto.
During the evening, you will taste a total of 12 different dishes served family-style and paired with some of your guide’s favorite wines. After a short Toronto history lesson, your guide whisks you away to a small Sicilian-inspired family restaurant that serves some of the best meatballs in the city.
Next, visit a chic Calabrian-style family-owned eatery. With the help of their dad, brothers Johnny and Pino have been curing housemade charcuterie for more than 25 years, all under the watchful eye of their mother, who is the restaurant's head chef.
Along the way, hear stories about Toronto’s colorful past and its long-ago connection to the underworld. Pass by the Italian Walk of Fame, the last independently-owned movie theater in the city, and where the founder of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra lived as a child.
Wrap up the night at Toronto's oldest gelateria, for gelato that will melt in your mouth and satisfy your sweet tooth.