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Toronto Restaurant Openings: Mr. Ciao, Rasa Bar, Mata Petisco Bar, The Rolling Pin, La Vizziata, Crepe & Co

Toronto Restaurant Openings highlights the latest restaurant openings and closings in Toronto and also gives a preview of what's coming soon. Find us here every Thursday morning.

OPEN NOW

  • Mr. Ciao, a new restaurant devoted to Italian street food, is now open at 598 Gerrard St. East in Chinatown East. On the menu expect antipasti, pastas and pizza fritta.
  • Rasa Bar, the first brick-and-mortar restaurant from The Food Dudes, is finally open in Harbord Village, offering a menu that ranges from kalbi-stuffed cabbage rolls to beef tartare cradled in bone marrow.
  • Mata Petisco Bar is now open in Keriwa's old Parkdale digs at 1690 Queen St. West. The menu will focus on shareable and snack-centric Latin fare.
  • The Rolling Pin, formerly known as J'Adore Cakes Co., has rebranded and relocated from The Danforth to a bigger location at 3429 Yonge St. between York Mills and Lawrence.
  • Stuffed arepas and ice cream sandwiches are a fixture on the menu at Cookie Martinez's new cargo container kitchen, part of Market 707 at Dundas and Bathurst.
  • Union Jack Pub & Eatery has quietly replaced Porteree Pub at 583 College St. in Little Italy. The seamless facebook takeover suggest management is still the same.
  • House/Maison has taken over Sugo Trattoria and The Vic Public House at 580 and 582 Church, and is now a French restaurant and adjacent cafe.
  • La Vizziata, a new gelateria and dessert bar, opened last week in the Junction at 2986 Dundas St. West.
  • New euro-cafe Crepe & Co. is open for business at 1167 Queen St. West, across from The Drake Hotel.

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OPENING SOON

  • Cafe Plenty is opening a satellite location this July at 1 King West, where Petit Thuet recently vacated.
  • The Tempered Room, a patisserie from chef Bertrand Alépée, is soon to open in place of Brown Sugar Bakery at 1374 Queen St. West. [The Grid]

CLOSED

  • As previously reported, Estrella, the North York taqueria, is presumed deadpool - signs of life have been scarce in recent weeks.
  • Swirl Wine Bar (946 1/2 Queen St E.) has posted a farewell message on its website. After five years in business, the bar's last service will be Friday, June 27.

Have you seen restaurants opening or closing in your neighbourhood? Email tips to liora@blogto.com

Photo via The Rolling Pin on Facebook


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