OctoberisNationalPastaMonth

Canada's top 100 Italian restaurants listed by OpenTable

October 16 2017

The finest Italian restaurants in the country have been named as part of an annual list.

Italian food ranks as the most popular type of cuisine among Canadians and to mark National Pasta Month, OpenTable has published an alphabetical list of the top 100 best Italian restaurants in Canada.

As the restaurants are listed alphabetically, this isn’t one of those lists that has a clear winner. However, categorising the restaurant geographically reveals that Ontario has the greatest number of restaurants with exactly half of the 100 restaurants listed.

This is followed by Alberta with 21, British Columbia (15) and Québec (eight). Manitoba and Nova Scotia each have two restaurants recognized, while New Brunswick and Saskatchewan are also represented on this list.

Going off average ratings on OpenTable, you could argue that da Maurizio in Halifax, Nova Scotia is Canada’s single finest Italian restaurant with 4.6 out of five from 1,131 reviews. It also consistently features in OpenTable’s overall best 100 restaurants in Canada list.  

The rundown takes into consideration more than 515,000 restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners between September 2016 and August 2017 on more than 2,000 restaurants in Canada. Reviews can only be submitted by diners who recently honoured an OpenTable reservation.

Ziv Schierau, head of national accounts for OpenTable Canada, said: "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.”

OpenTable is used by more than 23 million diners every month to place reservations online at more than 43,000 restaurants.

The top 100 best Italian restaurants in Canada 2017:

  • 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