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The top 10 patios in Little Italy

The top patios in Little Italy will have you devouring your pasta and pizza in style outdoors. WIth everything from arancini to zeppole on offer, these summer spots are all the more reason to get outside.

Here, in no particular order, are my picks for the the top patios in Little Italy.

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Bar Raval
The sidewalk patio at Bar Raval is a departure from the wood-embellished restaurant indoors. Much more laid back, the no-frills outdoor space features simple furniture and a barely-there fence. Despite the more casual vibe, the eclectic menu remains the same.

CafĂŠ Diplomatico
If you're in the market for a modestly priced pint and some basic Italian fare head to this sidewalk spot at College and Clinton which sports simple decor in the same colour scheme as the Italian flag.

Sidecar
Known for its steak frites and cocktails, Sidecar also offers a mid-sized picturesque outdoor eatery. Manicured plants, a high wooden fence and lanterns complete the look of this charming backyard patio.

Kalendar
Located directly on College, this patio gives you a prime view of the bustling neighbourhood. If you've managed to get your daily dose of vitamin D, have no worries, this patio is covered by an awning and gets even more shade from surrounding trees.

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Fat City Blues
Fat City Blues flaunts an enviable sidewalk patio with pillow-clad benches. Strings of lights overhead provide some serious ambiance come nightfall.

Il Gatto Nero
On the hunt for some great sun exposure? Look no further than the sidewalk patio at Il Gatto Nero. With very little shade and a menu chock full of pasta and pizza. This is the ideal spot to grab an Italian style cappuccino or a summer meal, just don't forget your sunscreen.

The Caledonian
If you're not craving Italian fare, no problem. This Scottish pub offers a large selection of Scotch Whisky and highland pub favourites. Featuring a giant wall mural of the Scottish flag and minimal decor, this backyard is a great place to kick back and get away from the noise on College.

Woodlot
Woodlot has a sidewalk patio where you can find diners munching on upscale eats. Flaunting an a la carte menu with a smattering of vegetarian and vegan options, this patio is perfect for even the most indecisive eaters.

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Bairrada Churrasqueira
This expansive backyard patio is one of the largest in the area, with enough seating for 250, making it great for larger groups. Snag a picnic table at under one of the surrounding trees and enjoy some shade while you snack on some budget-friendly Portuguese fare.

Vivoli
Vivoli offers good food and a great view to match. This rooftop is ideal if you're looking for a more scenic place to relax outdoors. A major plus, it seats 110 so the odds of you snagging a spot are high.

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