Giro d’Italia, Toronto’s premiere Italian restaurant festival, returns this spring April 4 – 14

Toronto culinary festival Giro d’Italia, presented by American Express, returns for 2019 with a primavera celebration of Italian cuisine. From Thursday, April 4 to Sunday, April 14, twenty of Toronto’s top Italian restaurants will offer prix fixe dining menus corresponding to a region of Italy. The annual festival will now, for the first time, include dining experiences that represent all of Italy’s regional offerings, from Sicily to Friuli Venezia-Giulia. Early reservations are available Thursday, March 28 through Sunday, March 31 for American Express cardmembers. General public reservations begin Monday, April 1 through

“American Express is proud to partner with Giro d’Italia again for its third year; the culinary tour presents a rare opportunity for Torontonians to learn about the many influences of regional Italian cuisine and reflects our dedication for cultivating truly special dining experiences for Amex Cardmembers” - Tina Santoro, Director, Advertising, Entertainment & Lifestyle Marketing, American Express

Giro d’Italia guests will enjoy a 4-course regional dinner menu including antipasto, primo, secondo, and dolce for $52. Select participating restaurants will also offer a 3-course regional lunch menu for $32.

Participating Restaurants:

20 x 20: Twenty restaurants featuring twenty diverse regional Italian cuisines

ARDO (243 King St E) X Valle d’Aosta
Aria (25 York St) X Emilia-Romagna
Ascari Enoteca (1111 Queen St E) X Liguria
Bricco (3047 Dundas St W) X Veneto
Campagnolo (832 Dundas St. W) X Sardegna
Cantina Mercatto (20 Wellington St. E) X Abruzzo
Coppi (3363 Yonge St) X Lombardia
Cucinato (1338 Lansdowne Ave) X Puglia
Enoteca Sociale (1288 Dundas St W) X Piemonte
Local Kitchen ( 1710 Queen St W) X Molise
L’Unità (134 Avenue Rd) X Trentino-Alto Adige
Noce (875 Queen St. W) X Basilicata
Paese (3827 Bathurst St) X Sicilia
Parcheggio (2901 Bayview Ave) X Friuli Venezia-Giulia
Quanto Basta ( 1112 Yonge St) X Toscana
Tutti Matti (364 Adelaide St W) X Campania
Ufficio (1214 Dundas St W) X Umbria
Viaggio (1727 Dundas St W) X Lazio
(2150 Yonge St) X Calabria



About Giro d'Italia


First introduced in 2017, Giro d’Italia brings together Toronto’s best Italian restaurants for a 10-day culinary journey of Italy. Highlighting the various regions of Italy, Giro d’Italia is more than a concept; it’s a culinary passport that transports diners from Toronto to Italy. Giro d’Italia’s Toronto springtime festival runs from April 4 - 14, 2019. Visit or follow @girotoronto.


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