Calling all foodies! You'll want to add these restaurants to your bucket list. Two Canadian spots recently made the list for best Italian restaurants in the world. We won't have to travel too far to get an authentic taste of Italy.
50 Top Italy announced its list of best Italian restaurants in October, which was determined by 350 judges. This year, 16 locations in North America made the prestigious list, with 14 found in the United States and two in Canada.
While you might assume that a lot of European spots topped the list, it was actually a Canadian restaurant that won the title of second-best Italian restaurant in the world.
Across Canada, we have no shortage of delicious pasta spots to try. But if you are someone who really, truly loves pasta, then you need to visit Don Alfonso 1890 in Toronto and Cioppino's Mediterranean Grill & Enoteca in Vancouver.
Don Alfonso opened in 2018, in partnership with Nick Di Donato of the Liberty Entertainment Group. It is the first North American location from Michelin Star chefs Alfonso Iaccarino and Ernesto Iaccarino.
"It is an honour to be recognized on a global stage. I want to congratulate three-star Michelin Chef Alfonso Iaccarino and the entire team at Don Alfonso 1890 Toronto for receiving such an incredible international honour," said Nick Di Donato, president and CEO of Liberty Entertainment Group.
"We look forward to continuing to provide exceptional dining experiences and keeping Toronto's culinary scene at the front and center of the global stage."
The second Canadian restaurant to earn a spot on 50 Top Italy was Vancouver's Cioppino's Mediterranean Grill & Enoteca, located at 1133 Hamilton St. The Yaletown restaurant made the 32nd spot on the list.
Just like Don Alfonso 1890, Cioppino's Mediterranean Grill & Enoteca was also listed as one of Canada's 100 Best Resturants earlier this year.
If you haven't already, you'll undoubtedly want to visit both restaurants in Canada, where you can enjoy a taste of Italy that has been proven to be some of the best in the world.
50 Top Italy In Canada
Address: Don Alfonso 1890 in Toronto and Cioppino's Mediterranean Grill & Enoteca in Vancouver
Why You Need To Go: Enjoy some of the best Italian food in the world at these two Canadian restaurants.