6 Italian Restaurants You Have To Try For Locallicious


From pasta to pizza, Locallicious has no shortage of amazing Italian restaurants to check out and we’ve got your must-try list! Give the oven a break and support local because Locallicious is highlighting the best Simcoe County has to offer until March 10th!

1. 147 Ristorante ($35)

First up is the always fantastic, 147. Located right in the heart of Barrie, 147’s Locallicious menu is as varied as it is delicious! Start off with soup, salad, arancini or one of the other 3 other appetizers. Follow up with one of 12 mains including a selection of pasta dishes, risotto funghi, slow-braised lamb shank, or pan-seared Atlantic salmon. For dessert, you’ll be treated to tiramisu, triple chocolate fudge cake, or apple crumble!

2. Casa Mia ($35)

If you like a little Greek flare with your Italian, Casa Mia is the place for you. Kick off your meal with bruschetta feta, avgolemono soup, or tiropita. Continue with stuffed red bell pepper with lamb and rice, ricotta baked penne, Mediterranean beef stir-fry, or Greek bruschetta feta chicken. Then finish off the meal with either no-bake cheesecake or loukoumades!

3. Bacio Trattoria ($20)

If you haven’t had a chance to try Bacio Trattoria, Locallicious might just be the best time to give it a go! Their 3-course lunch menu is only $20 and comes with your choice of antipasti and dessert, as well as a panini (prosciutto, caprese or bruschetta) or tramezzini (mozzarella in carrozza, prosciutto & formaggio, or tonno & pomodoro).

4. Il Buco ($35)

Il Buco‘s delicious menu is just one of the reasons it was named one of Canada’s 100 most romantic restaurants! For their Locallicious menu, you can start with a variety of salads like an Italian salad, tomato & goat cheese salad, or beef carpaccio. For Entrées, choose between 7 dishes including braised lamb, chicken parmigiana, or risotto primavera. Finally, for dessert, you can have either chocolate mousse or classic tiramisu.

5. Limoncello ($25 & 35)

If you’re a picky eater (or you’re just looking for a place with a ton of options) Limoncello‘s Locallicious menu is packed with choices! Their $25 lunch menu includes mains such as rigatoni alla vodka, tortellini alfredo, and an eggplant tower with spaghetti pomodoro. For dinner, you can choose from a salmon fillet, chicken marsala, veal parmigiana, and more. Both meals come with a choice of appetizer (mushroom risotto arancini, Ceasar salad, or 41 Maple signature salad plus mussels in tomato broth for dinner) and a tiramisu cup.

6. Sicilian Gourmet ($34.99)

Another Locallicious option if you’re looking for great Italian food with lots of choices is Sicilian Gourmet’s menu. It’s loaded with starters, pizza, pasta, sandwiches, desserts, and chef specials. And when we say loaded … we mean it, so we won’t attempt to list everything here. You’re better off heading over to the check out the full menu yourself!

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