Residing atop the remarkable Westin Harbour Castle on the edge of Lake Ontario is home to Toronto’s most internationally celebrated restaurant and named #1 the Best Italian Restaurant in the World, Don Alfonso 1890 was awarded Meal of the Year by 50 Top Italy for its first-rate dining excellence. The Canadian-based restaurant and bar was invented by hospitality icon Nick Di Donato of the Liberty Entertainment Group and plays host to the only North American location of world acclaimed Michelin Star Chefs Alfonso and Ernesto Iaccarino.
Chef Ernesto Iaccarino exhibits the phenomenal cuisine of the Amalfi Coast and is identified for its modernity, Mediterranean-influence and the use of its raw ingredients. The restaurant and bar is revered for its award-winning concept with locations in Sant’ Agata, Amalfi Coast, Italy; Levello, Basilicata, Italy, Helena Bay, New Zealand, Macau, China and Toronto.
A place that displays a high sense of style, it acts as a canvas for the food it presents with a unique presentation using the finest materials imported directly from Italy. Circling the guests is mesmerizing contemporary art with significant pieces by Philippe, Pasqua, Damien Hirst and Mr Brainwash and a beautiful floral arrangement and the room encompasses a wrap-around floor-to-ceiling view of Toronto.
Since its inauguration, Don Alfonso 1890 Toronto is acclaimed with a number of prolific national and international awards including Gambero Rosso’s Best New Restaurant in the World and the Tre Forchette (3 Forks), La Liste Best Italian Restaurant in Canada, Top Ten Restaurants in Canada, Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants, the DiRoNA – Distinguished Restaurants of North America, OpenTable’s Top 100 100 Restaurants in Canada and the Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence.
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