How can you enjoy this summer like an Italian? By sipping through the sunny Toronto days at the new Il Patio di Eataly by Aperol!
Located on Bay St. and Bloor St., we’ve brought Eataly outdoors — complete with comfortable safety measures, fresh Italian spritzes, traditional Torino-style pizza, summer-inspired aperitivo bites, and salads packed with seasonal colours and flavours.
HOURS & MENU
Sunday to Wednesday (dependent on weather)
Breakfast: 8 to 10:30 a.m.*
Lunch, Dinner & Drinks: 12 – 9 p.m.
Thursday to Saturday (dependent on weather)
Breakfast: 8 to 10:30 a.m.*
Lunch, Dinner & Drinks: 12 – 10 p.m.
*Nota bene: Seating for breakfast is currently available on a first-come, first-serve basis from our Bloor St. patio space
DINE SAFELY WITH EATALY
When you dine with us at Il Patio di Eataly by Aperol this summer, we promise we’ll follow protocols from the Public Health Agency of Canada and do all we can to ensure the safety of you and our team. At Il Patio di Eataly by Aperol, we are taking the following safety measures: capacity limits, limited contact with our team, hand sanitizing stations, spaced-out tables, a new reservation system to reduce crowds, and fully-sanitized tables and utensils between guest seatings.
During your time at Il Patio di Eataly by Aperol, we ask that you sanitize your hands, sneeze or cough into your elbow, and wear your mask before and after your meal. We also strongly recommend using cashless payment, using your smartphone or credit card.
GET A SPRITZ OF SUMMER AT AN ITALIAN-INSPIRED ESCAPE
Looking for a place to revel in the summer sun? We get it. As Italians, we know there’s nothing quite like dining all’aperto (outdoors) or enjoying an aperitivo in a city square during the warmer months. That’s why we’re bringing you the best of Eataly outside and opening up our outdoor space for everyone to enjoy all season long.
Grab your best amici and get a spritz of Italian summer (without ever leaving Toronto) as you kick back and relax at the all-new breezy, colourful Il Patio di Eataly by Aperol.
THE PERFECT PAIRINGS
A true Italian patio is not complete without food and drinks. Our expansive cocktail menu will feature a variety of summer sippers including ever-popular Italian Aperol Spritzes, regional vini, and refreshing craft beer from Indie Alehouse.
Choose from a selection of classic Torino-style Pizza al Padellino, including the Margherita topped with Mutti tomato sauce, housemade mozzarella, fresh basil, and dishes to share like our Fritto Misto di Mare, lightly fried Gulf shrimp, calamari, market fish, vegetables, and a refreshing slice of lemon. If you’re craving the season’s best produce, you can even dive into our seasonal salads made with fresh ingredients and housemade dressings.
Since we’re Italian, we can’t forget about the perfect drinks to pair. Make your aperitivo hour even better with a cocktail made with Aperol paired with one of our summer spiedini, and enjoy your meal with a bottle of regional Italian vino.
THE STORY OF THE SPRITZ
The spritz was born in Veneto during the 1800s when visitors from the Hapsburg Empire would lighten the strong Italian wine from local taverns with a splash of water. Today, the Aperol Spritz is a mixture of equal parts Aperol and Prosecco and a splash of soda water garnished with an orange wedge.
But wait – what is Aperol?
Aperol is a traditional Italian Aperitivo that one can detect flavours of citrus and rhubarb infused with notes of herbs and roots. It is prepared according to a secret and original recipe that has remained unchanged since its birth in 1919. Unmistakable by its vibrant orange colour, Aperol gives the Spritz a cheerful glow but also a bright refreshing bittersweet taste.
BREAKFAST ON BLOOR ST.
Ready for breakfast on Bloor St.? Open daily*, Il Patio di Eataly by Aperol is serving up authentic Italian caffè, hand-crafted beverages, traditional pastries like the Danese (a cream and fruit preserve Danish), cookies, cannoli, tarts, cakes, and more! Want to add a taste of summer to your morning? Cool down with one of our new Summer Drinks like our Iced Peach Shakerato made with iced black tea shaken with peach syrup & poured over ice. Make the most of your mornings with Eataly al fresco!
*Nota bene: At this time, seating for breakfast is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
SUMMER HAPPENINGS AT IL PATIO DI EATALY BY APEROL
Starting the week of July 27, join us all summer for weekly activities (dependent on weather) at Il Patio di Eataly by Aperol — from expanded craft beer lists to speciality cocktails crafted by the city’s top mixologists to refreshing Aperol Spritzes. Mark your calendar!
Bottle Shop Tuesdays — Every Tuesday from 4 to 9 p.m., we’re featuring a special list of 10 unique or limited-run Indie Alehouse beers.
Cocktail Wednesdays — On Wednesday, August 5 from 4 to 9 p.m., we’re welcoming guest mixologist Christina Veira to mix up speciality cocktails on our Bay St patio!
Aperol Spritz Thursdays — Join us every Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. as Aperol takes you through live demonstrations of how to craft the perfect Spritz. When you get a Spritz, you’ll also receive our chef’s choice of a complimentary stuzzichine (small bite)!