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winnipeg’s bestlist The definitive Ciao! restaurant list outlines our selection of the top dining establishments in the city. Virtually all of these recommendations are locally owned and operated. Keep this list available for easy reference, whether you are seeking a formal multi-course gourmet extravaganza or simply want the best soup in town. Although information is updated every issue, restaurant details are subject to change without notice. If you have visited a restaurant that should be considered for addition to this list, please e-mail your recommendation to: The symbols are as follows: WA — Wheelchair accessible LP — Licensed premises SP — Summer patio A — American Express IA — Interac M — MasterCard V — Visa ATM — Bank machine on-site — New restaurant ArAbic Yafa Café 1785 Portage Ave, 204-221-1636. This artistic space celebrates Arabic culture, serving street food like manakeesh, a flatbread with sweet or savoury toppings. WA, A, IA, M, V bArbeque Famous Dave’s 11 Reenders Dr, 204-504-7200. Roadhouse style joint famous for its low and slow smoked ribs, served along with classic sides like cornbread muffins and Wilbur beans. WA, LP, A, IA, M, V Lovey’s BBQ 1-208 Marion St, 204-233-RIBS (7427). Casual eatery boasts a BBQ pit and scratch-made sauces. Slabs of pork shoulder and brisket are smoked low and slow overnight. WA, LP, IA, M, V bistro Bonfire Bistro 1433 Corydon Ave, 204-487-4440. Famous for wood-fired artisan pizzas, this cozy hangout is the perfect place to unwind. Try the spicy Bonfire Hawaiian. WA, LP, IA, M, V deer + almond 85 Princess St, 204-504-8562. This hip, rustic Exchange District restaurant boasts an inspired globally influenced menu of creative, shareable plates. WA, LP, IA, M, V Era Bistro 85 Israel Asper Way, 204-289-2190. Located in the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, this resaturant serves local fare with an emphasis on sustainability. WA, LP, SP, A, IA, M, V 32 ciao! / apr/may / two thousand nineteen Le Garage 166 Provencher Blvd, 204-237-0737. This casual eatery in the heart of the French Quarter offers casual tastes for lunch, dinner and late night. Live music scheduled. WA, LP, A, IA, M, V Kevin’s Bistro 141 Bannatyne Ave, 204-221-5028. Bright bistro’s menu brings back the 1970’s casserole and ups the mac & cheese ante with a saucy béchamel. WA, LP, A, IA, M, V Prairie Ink Grant Park Shopping Centre, 204-975-2659. Cozy retreat inside McNally Robinson Booksellers offers healthy fare for all tastes and an on- site pâtisserie counter. WA, LP, SP, A, IA, M, V Prairie’s Edge 2015 Main St, 204-284-7275. New eatery nestled in the greenery of Kildonan Park offers creative dishes packed with regional ingredients. WA, LP, SP, A, IA, M, V Resto at Thermëa 775 Crescent Dr, 204-284-9595. Located inside Thermëa by Nordik- Spa Nature, this peaceful bistro serves a health-focused menu with touches of regional ingredients. WA, LP, SP, IA, M, V Steve’s Bistro 3121 Portage Ave, 204-831-5531. Tuck into hearty portions of Mediterranean- influenced cuisine, like tangy house- made olive tapenade and fall-off-the- bone rack of lamb with lemon and oregano. WA, LP, SP, A, IA, M, V burGers Boon Burger Cafe 79 Sherbrook St, 204-415-1391. This all-vegan burger café serves up a range of house-made patties. Treat yourself to house-made organic iced tea and crispy sesame fries. LP, SP, A, IA, M, V Nuburger 472 Stradbrook Ave, 204-888-1001; 1-1650 Kenaston Blvd, 204-615-2009; 2-1596 Regent Ave W, 204-219-5134; The Forks Market, 1 Forks Market Rd. Healthy twists on the classic burger housed in a modern space. Pick from locally sourced bison, beef, chicken, or veggie patties. WA, LP, A, IA, M, V cAfÉ Across the Board Game Café 211 Bannatyne Ave, 204-691-3422. Choose from more than 1,000 board games to play, or simply enjoy snacks, sandwiches, and delicious entrées in this bright and bustling space. LP, IA, M, V Circle Kitchen 1-709 Corydon Ave, circlekitchenwpg. com. Plant-patterned wallpaper teases to the plant-based menu at Circle Kitchen. Dishes are also gluten and peanut free. WA, SP, IA, M, V Clementine Café 123 Princess St, 204-942-9497. Underground nook has stellar offerings for breakfast and lunch drawing on global ingredients, plus fresh baking and morning cocktails. LP, A, IA, M, V Cocoabeans Bakeshop 774 Corydon Ave, 204-691-6046. Gluten- free café serves light, fresh meals that cater to all dietary restrictions, like vegan mac ‘n cheese. WA, SP, A, IA, M, V Eva’s Gelato 101-1001 Corydon Ave, 204-452-3827; 9A-20 Island Shore Blvd, 204-254-2837. Features a variety of Eva’s house-made Argentinean gelato and gourmet coffee bar. Dulce de leche is a signature flavour. WA, SP, IA, M, V Feast Café Bistro 587 Ellice Ave, 204-691-5979. This cozy spot pays tribute to Manitoba’s Indigenous groups, with a menu rich in bannock, bison and berries. WA, LP, IA, M, V Marion Street Eatery 393 Marion Street, 204-233-2843. Elevated homey comfort food with touches of elegance. Try gourmet mac & cheese with bacon and pretzel topping. LP, SP, A, IA, M, V The Oakwood 660 Osborne St, 204-475-4250. Sleek decor and a commitment to local sourcing elevates this neighbourhood favourite. Filling breakfasts and twists on comfort food are top picks. WA, LP, A, IA, M, V Snow and Moon 5-1727 Kenaston Blvd, J- 1045 St. James St, 204-309-0606. Enjoy frozen milk snows topped with ice cream and fruit medleys served at this cute Korean dessert café. WA, A, IA, M, V Stella’s Café & Bakery Seven locations, Famous items like the Mexican breakfast served alongside hearty soups, sandwiches and homey curries. Housemade breads and preserves available for purchase by the loaf and jar. WA, LP, SP, IA, M, V The Tallest Poppy 103 Sherbrook St, 204-219-8777.Located in the Sherbrook Inn, this comfort food with-a-twist diner serves soul food inspired eats with decidedly Northern ingredients. Buttermilk fried chicken is excellent. LP, SP, IA, M, V Verde Juice Bar 887 Westminster Ave, 204-615-8733. Mod spot serves energy boosting juices and smoothies, alongside superfood salads and snacks. IA, M, V cAsino dininG Loft 180 484 McPhillips St, 204-957-2500. Step away from the casino floor to the brand new space, where cocktails, live entertainment and a variety of gaming come together. WA, LP, A, IA, M, V, ATM