Looking to enjoy a taste of Italy? Santa’s collected a list of restaurants of the best Italian restaurants in London, Ontario. Each restaurant offers classic Italian comfort food inspired by unique ways their Nonna liked it.

1) Bertoldi's Trattoria

Neighbourhood: Downtown London

650 Richmond St (map)

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Bertoldi’s offers a truly Italian experience and is number 1 on our list for best Italian restaurants in London. Their large selection of pizza and pasta is made from scratch using local Ontario farmers whenever possible. They bake their bread freshly daily and is sourced from the Mill of Arva. Bertoldi’s is also known for their rooftop patio which gives a fantastic view of London’s vibrant Richmond St. and their bar features over 40 wines by the glass.

Walking distance from the Grand Theatre, Bertoldi’s is a great spot to grab dinner or a drink prior to seeing a show.

2) Abruzzi

Neighbourhood: Downtown London

119 King St (map)

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Abruzzi, named from the Abruzzo region of central Italy, aims to create an experience that’s more than just great food. The restaurant is styled with warm hues and soft lighting, and knowledgeable staff is attentive but never obtrusive. Their menu has a focus on freshness with seasonal offerings and their dessert list includes Italy’s classics like creme brulee and tiramisu. Personal wines are welcome in exchange for a small corkage fee.

3) Dolcetto

Neighbourhood: Byron

3020 Colonel Talbot Rd (map)

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With four locations across London, Docetto is the sister restaurant to Bertoldi’s Trattoria and also one of the best Italiant restaurants in London. They source from Ontario farms and let the seasons determine their menu. They aim for a rustic yet refined experience. Docetto pizza’s honour traditions of the pizzerias of Naples including San Marzano tomatoes and Flre di Latte Mozzarella and are baked in an Italian stone bottom oven. They also offer a Sunday Brunch and a $2 corking fee on Tuesdays.

4) Tony's Famous Italian Restaurant

Neighbourhood: Old East Village

980 Dundas St (map)

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For the original italian comfort foods, Tony’s Famous Italian is a great option any day of the week. They offer a delicious menu at reasonable prices that the whole family can enjoy. Tony Ianni immigrated to Canada from Calabria Italy before opening Tony’s Famous Italian in 1961. They now have three locations within London, Ontario and offer a Family Value Menu at each.

Tony’s Famous Italian in Old East Village is just walking distance from Palace Theatre; you can make a whole night out of it!

5) La Casa

Neighbourhood: Downtown London

17 King St (map)

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Inspired by mom’s recipes from back home in Ceprano, Italy, La Casa is on of the best Italian restaurants in London and uses only top quality ingredients at the peak for their freshness. Visiting La Casa can be a cosy experience, they offer shelves full of old books and a real wood fire burning that brightens up the room on cold days. Top of the experience with a specialty coffee, tasty liqueur or single malt Scotch.

Located just across the street from Budweiser Gardens sports-entertainment La Casa is also great place to grab a taste of Italy before a concert or hockey game.

Neighbourhood: Downtown London

155 Albert St (map)

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In a homelike setting, Fellini Koolini’s creates a relaxing and calming ambience for enjoying classic Italian and Mediterranean comfort food. In addition to made-from-scratch pastas and thin-crust pizzas, Fellini Koolini’s offers a broad selection of tapas that are great for sharing. They also have over 30 types of wine available by the glass, and they blog about them! (

Directly across from Victoria Park, Fellini Koolini’s is a great place for Italian food before enjoying a walk in London, Ontario.

The ambience and food make a picture perfect convo. Tag us in the eats you capture @skbrealestate.