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The Best Italian Bakeries in Toronto

The best Italian bakeries in Toronto are emporiums for bread baked daily and a checklist of delicious Italian pastries and desserts. Treats range across regions, from Sicilian cannoli to Milanese panettone and cream-filled bombolini, often all under one roof. 

Here are the best Italian bakeries in Toronto. 


SanRemo Bakery
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SanRemo Bakery

Etobicoke’s go-to for all things Italian and baked is jam-packed with baked goods made daily. Donuts are so popular they’re usually sold out by 2 p.m., but there are plenty of other pastries like eclairs, cakes and plenty of cannolis, not to mention a bustling hot table.

Sud Forno
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Sud Forno

Walls of bread loaves line the wall of Sud Forno’s West Queen West and Temperance Street locations made at their central commissary, Spaccio. Square pizza slices make for the perfect lunchtime snack, and both locations include an array of delicacies like rhum baba and catuccini. 


Forno Cultura
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Forno Cultura

There are multiple locations of Forno Cultura across the city making their famous biscotti and focaccia. Get loaves of their fluffy Pugliese breads or try it in one of their seasonal sandwiches. Crostatas are one of many snacks available to go with your espresso. 

Lamanna's Bakery
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Lamanna's Bakery

The biggest pizza slice in the city can be found at this Kingston Road bakery run by the Lamanna family. People may come for the outrageous pizzas but will undoubtedly end up staying for perfectly baked goods and cannoli cupcakes.


Tre Mari Bakery
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Tre Mari Bakery

Corso Italia’s popular bakery spans six decades and multiple generations. People come for custom cakes for celebratory occasions. As for daily offerings, you can always expect fresh-baked bread, cannoli, baba ricotta and tiramisu. 


Mattachioni
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Mattachioni

Head to the Junction Triangle or a second location in Little India for decked out panini using bread made in-house. Thin-crust pizza uses naturally leavened sourdough and is served uncut, with weekly deals on Margherita, marinara and Napoli styles.

Rustic Bakery
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Rustic Bakery

Named after the North York road it sits on, this bakery's expanded since it launched in 1986. There’s a massive assortment of baked goods here. They’re famed for cannoli and other pastries but also bake an entire list of breads including spacatteli and Calabrese.


Francesca Italian Bakery
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Francesca Italian Bakery

The crunchy and delicious ricotta-filled cannoli from this Scarborough spot are legendary. Named after owner Angelo Battaglia’s wife, this popular hub carries dozens of cookies, mini cheesecakes, breads and their own gelato.

La Rose Bakery
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La Rose Bakery

Recipes for this Etobicoke bakery’s donuts and ciabatta are a secret. Everything is kept affordable, which means the loaves of bread fly off the shelves. Handmade pastries include delectable custard-filled lobster tails, cannoli, panzerotti and a huge selection of buns.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez, of Sud Forno


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