Bar Italia has been a staple in Little Italy since its opening in 1967 next door on College Street. Our loyal customers will often comment how much the restaurant has grown and transformed since its move to 582 College in 1996.
The striking and chic renovation (as mentioned in New York Times) of the 6000 square foot space can be attributed to the creative work of award-winning architects Giannone & Associates, winning Bar Italia the “Best Bar Design” award from Toronto Life.
The appearance of the restaurant has grown alongside the menu which showcases diverse Italian cuisine, with daily features, while preserving a number of the same classic Italian paninis, insalatas and homemade dolci that have brought faithful customers back throughout the past two decades.
A native of the neighbourhood, Joe Bonavota owns and operates Bar Italia with a passion for Italian food and wine that permeates through to his knowledgeable and friendly staff.