Winnipeg Italian

• A Travel Guide to Italian in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
These Winnipeg Italian restaurants will have you shouting mamma mia with the fine selection of salad, pasta and meat dishes. From fine Italian cuisine to more casual fare, Italian restaurants in Winnipeg have a variety to choose from. To help you narrow down your options, use our Travel Guide and read Italian restaurant reviews and descriptions with maps on how on to get there.

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Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere at this upscale casual Italian bistro. Open for lunch and dinner, visitors can enjoy classic dishes like mama used to make, plus a few twists on classics such as gnocchi di vodka and lobster ravioli.
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Winnipeg has a couple of Vanelli's pizza and pasta eateries in its midst including City Place and Kildonan Place Shopping Centres and Portage Place. The restaurants serve things like spaghetti with meat sauce and roasted eggplant, pepperoni pizza and vegetarian calzones.
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Open for lunch and dinner, this chain restaurant serves classic and contemporary Italian dishes. Tuscan grilled steak, cheese ravioli, chicken parmigiana, lasagna, pizza and much more is served. Every entree is complemented with freshly baked garlic breadsticks and a choice of soup or garden salad.
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Serving more than pizza, Romani's has a menu of gourmet pastas, roasted chicken, appetizers and burgers. A lounge is also on site for those who want to relax in a causal atmosphere. Their unique pizza is made with a thin layer of garlic slices that bake into the crust.
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An Italian wine bar, or enoteca, Bombolini serves wine from an extensive list of options. The food menu reflects the restaurant's decidedly bistro atmosphere with offerings such as mussels in cream with garlic and fresh parsley, or made in-house pastas. Don't miss the connoli for dessert.
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Dacquisto Cucina Tradizionale prepares classic Italian dishes from scratch using fine ingredients. Their recipes come straight from Italy, most notably the Tuscan region. They also have an extensive wine list with over 100 selection from various regions of Italy.
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Specializing in Italian cuisine, Sorrento's has been popular in Winnipeg for over 30 years. The casual setting complete with VLTs, TVs and pool tables provide an atmosphere to relax. The menu features a variety of food for lunch, dinner, drinks and snacks.
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Located above their bustling Italian grocery store, this in-store restaurant features three varieties of all-you-can-eat pasta, pizza by the slice, soups and salads. Six Italian wines are always available by the glass. Lunch Mon-Sat 11:30 am-1:30 pm, dinner served Friday only 5:30 pm-8 pm.
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Affectionately known as 'Little Italy'. Some of the hottest, contemporary restaurants are located here alongside traditional favourites. The place to be seen in summer, streets bustle amid the many street-side patios.
The homestyle menu features traditional recipes, including a wide selection of pasta, soup and pizza. Minestrone soup, stuffed shells and generous pizza served by the slice are favourites. Mon 5 pm-10 pm, Tue-Wed 4:30 pm-11 pm, Thu 4:30 pm-12:30 am, Fri-Sat 4 pm-3 am.
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Free Press critic Marion Warhaft says, "This cozy place does a fine job on mussels in tequila cream sauce and penne with Italian sausage." Adjoining lounge also offers menu items. Lunch Tue-Wed 11:30 am-2:30 pm, dinner Mon 4:30 pm-10:30 pm, Tue-Wed 4:30 pm-11 pm, Thu 11:30 am-11 pm, Fri 11:30 am-midnight, Sat 4:30 pm-midnight, Sun 4:30 pm-9:30 pm.
BulletCiao Caffe
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ittle Italy’s neighbourhood cafe offers classic Italian fare like pasta e fagliole and linguine ciao chicken. Also a line of gourmet pizzas. Mon-Sat 8 am-11 pm.
Consistenly listed among the top local restaurants in Anne Hardy's Where to Eat in Canada, this elegant restaurant in downtown Winnipeg serves innovative Northern Italian cuisine.
In the heart of Little Italy, this cozy spot with river stone and a cherry colour scheme offers classic dishes alongside more adventurous preparations. Highlights include osso bucco, smoked salmon ravioli, and seafood cioppino. Courtyard patio.
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This casual restaurant features an Italian influenced menu. Enjoy a selection of salads that come with unlimited breadsticks. Pizza and pasta are also served here.
BulletOld Spaghetti Factory
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An instituion in Winnipeg for 30 years now housed in a hundred year-old railway storage building. The restaurant maintains a turn-of-the-last-century feel surrounded by antiques and memorabilia. The menu still features its famous spaghetti, as well as a wide selection of pasta dishes available with assorted sauces. Outdoor patio. Sun-Thu 11:30 am-10 pm, Fri-Sat 11:30 am-11 pm.
BulletCasa Grande
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Checkered tablecloths and candlelight create the ambience for Italian fare such as pizza, lasagne, cannelloni, veal and other traditional favourites. Mon-Thu 11:30 am-1:30 pm and 4 pm-11 pm, Fri 11:30 am-1:00 am, Sat 5 pm-1 am.
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The first and still very busy Corydon Avenue home of thin-crust, California-style pizza baked in a wood-burning oven. Innovative pasta and pizza toppings, exceptional seafood and grilled entrées. Reservations accepted. Sun-Wed 4:30 pm-10 pm, Thu-Sat 4:30 pm-11 pm. The REd Cactus lounge, adjacent to the restaurant, is open until 2 am.
Heaping platters of classic pasta with a variety of exceptional sauces, served with hot-from-the-oven bread have made this a south Osborne favourite for over 20 years. Lunch Tue-Fri 11:30 am-2 pm, dinner Tue-Fri 4:30 pm-10 pm, Sat 4:30 pm-11 pm.
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With its high coloured decor and large wood-fired oven, this member of the local WOW! Hospitality restaurant group is a popular dinner spot. The varied menu offers wood-fired pizzas, rotisserie chicken and a dozen pastas. Featured in Anne Hardy's Where to Eat in Canada. Mon-Sat 11 am-11 pm, Sun 11:30 am-10 pm.
The small and intimate dining room makes for a picturesque European atmosphere. Rooftop patio. Lunch Mon-Fri 11:30 am-2:30 pm, dinner Mon-Thu 4 pm-10 pm, Fri-Sun 4 pm-11 pm.
The purple neon window-framed exterior is a beacon for those seeking global cuisine with rich spices and distinctive flavour. Eclectic pizzas and sandwiches along with evening pastas and entr�es gain rave reviews. Signature white chocolate lasagne dessert is a winner.
A casual, neighbourhood restaurant featuring northern Italian cuisine, favoured by many in the city's large Italian community. Mon-Fri 11:30 am-9 pm, Sat 4:30 pm-11:30 pm. Reservations recommended.
BulletColosseo Ristorante Italiano
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A long-established "Little Italy" destination known for hearty Italian cooking, especially pizza. Sidewalk patio. Lunch Mon-Sat 11 am- 2 pm, dinner Mon-Sun 4 pm-1 am.
BulletTre Visi
A sophisticated, New York-style bistro in the Exchange District offering award-winning Italian cuisine. One of twelve Winnipeg restaurants featured in Anne Hardy's Where to Eat in Canada. Reservations essential. Lunch Mon-Fri 11:30 am-2:30 pm, dinner Mon-Thu 5 pm-10 pm, Fri-Sat 5 pm-11 pm.
BulletCafe Carlo
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Very popular and influential neighbourhood bistro with an enthusiasm for southwestern tastes and textures. Look for creative daily specials. The menu changes seasonally. Desserts made fresh on the premises. Lunch Mon-Sat 11:30 am-2 pm, dinner Mon-Thu 5 pm-10 pm, Fri-Sat 5 pm-10:30 pm, Sun 5 pm-9 pm. Reservations recommended.
BulletCafe La Scala
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Colourful, well-lit Tony Tascona artworks decorate the walls in the long narrow downstairs dining room. Small kitchen turns out innovative pasta and meat dishes. Consistenly recommeded in Anne Hardy's Where to Eat in Canada. Lunch Mon-Fri 11 am-2 pm, dinner MOn-Fri 5 pm-10 pm, Sat 5 pm-11 pm.
BulletBella Roma Restaurant and Lounge
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A small Charleswood restaurant that has become popular for it's homestyle Italian cuisine. A casual restaurant that features homemade pastas, sauces, veal, chicken, pizza and other traditional favorites. Monday-Thursday 4pm - 11:30pm, Fri-Sat 4:00pm -midnight, Sun 4:00pm - 10:00pm. Entrees, $7.95 - $15.95
Traditional northern Italian fare includes 20 different kinds of savoury pastas, traditional pizzas and salads. Tiramisu made from scratch in-house. Daily from 4:30 pm.
BulletMamma Mia's
Signature dishes include pasta a la pesto and scallops carbanaro. Other favourites are the steaming bowl of chicken soup with orzo and the Caruso Special pizza.
This airy eatery has a contemporary Mediterranean feel accented by terra cotta tiles. Sicilian culinary traditions are highlighted by grilled meat and seafood. Inventive pasta combinations are a signature. Listed in Anne Hardy's Where to Eat in Canada. Sidewalk patio. Mon-Thu 10:30 am-11 pm, Fri 10:30 am-midnight, Sat 10 am-midnight, Sun 10 am-10 pm.
BulletMona Lisa
The cuisine of the Grande and Mandeliti families' southern Italy home has been offered for over 15 years in this casual, neighbourhood restaurant. Several house-made pastas, traditional and gourmet pizzas. Lunch Mon-Thu 11:30 am-midnight, Sat 4 pm-midnight, Sun 4 pm-9:30 pm.
BulletSpuntino Cafe
This stylish bistro features a menu of nouveau Italian cuisine, including eggplant parmigiana, house-made Italian sausage and Atlantic salmon. Traditional and gourmet pizzas. Tue-Wed 11 am-10 pm, Thu-Fri 11 am-11 pm, Sat noon-11 pm, Sun 5 pm-10 pm.
BulletBrioni's Restaurant
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Located at the Polo Park Shopping Centre, Brioni's offers a variety of Italian dishes. Come in for a taste of Italy!
Contemporary Italian fare alongside a selection of innovative regional specialties. The adjacent Orbit Room lounge is a popular nightspot and has live music. Mon-Thu 11:30 am-11 pm, Fri-Sat 11:30 am-1 am, Sun 5 pm-11 pm.
BulletCalabria Market & Fine Wines
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This fresh-food market specializes in catering with dishes to feed eight to 30 people. Servers and bartenders as well as extensive wine services are available. Appetizer platters, sandwich trays, pasta dishes and gourmet pizzas are some of their popular menu items.

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