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Restaurant & Lounge Your Downtown Dining Destination has Fresh Flavours for Fall and a New Look in the Lounge Open for Lunch Monday - Friday for reservations: 204 949 9032 173 McDermot Ave www.themitchellblock.com TWICE AS NICE Enjoy tapas & drinks on our new Sidewalk Patio or full menu on our All-Weather Deck Creative Cooking in a Rustic Setting Wed - Sat 5 course multi-choice prix fixe dinner $39 (plus tax) per person Sun - Tue 5 course multi-choice prix fixe dinner for two + bottle of wine $95 (plus tax) Throughout the year. Not valid on special holidays or with any other promotions. 1390 Erin St. 204-783-2813 10 minutes from downtown, 7 minutes from the airport. LOTS OF FREE PARKING! Mon-Fri: Á La Carte Lunch 11:30 am-2 pm Mon-Sun: Dinner 5 pm bestlist Tre Visi Café 926 Grosvenor Ave, 204‐475‐4447. Chef/owner Giacomo Appice is the talent behind this sophisticated bistro. His nationally recognized Italian‐Mediterranean cuisine incudes the city’s most sumptuous gnocchi. WA, LP, A, IA, M, V ITALIAN/ CONTEMPORARY Amici 326 Broadway, 204‐943‐4997. Chef Todd Bjornson and a talented kitchen team turn out inspired Northern Italian cuisine in an elegant space. WA, LP, A, IA, M, V Bellissimo 1‐877 Waverley St, 204‐489‐0495. This surprisingly sophisticated neighbourhood spot offers sublime fare, like the signature chicken linguine in Amaretto cream sauce. WA, LP, SP, A, IA, M, V Bombolini 326 Broadway, 204‐943‐5066. This wine bar offers an extensive menu of simpler, less‐expensive versions of Amici’s fine Italian cuisine in a bistro atmosphere. WA, LP, A, IA, M, V Café Carlo 243 Lilac St, 204‐477‐5544. This cozy, chic and consistent bistro serves dishes spiked with equatorial tastes and textures. Those in the know come for stellar house‐cut steaks. Reservations recommended. WA, LP, IA, M, V, A Carbone 400‐1580 Taylor Ave, 204‐488‐2554; 260 St Mary Ave, 204‐691‐2213. Extra crispy crusts are the result of an 850°F coal‐fired oven at this chic pizza place. Try coal‐fired wings. WA, LP, IA, A, M, V Cibo Waterfront Café 339 Waterfront Dr, 204‐594‐0339. Renovated heritage space boasts one of the best views in the city. Mediterranean small plates have big, bold flavours. Stand outs include arancini balls in a fragrant tomato sauce. LP, SP, A, IA, M, V Teo’s & Mano A Mano 691 Corydon Ave, 204‐414‐6305. This sleek resto and lounge serves woodfired pies built on Nonna’s fresh dough. Stellar pasta and seafood starters. LP, SP, IA, M, V Nicolino’s 4‐2077 Pembina Hwy, 204‐269‐5004. Owner Nick Zifarelli oversees a menu of rustic Italian classics that sparkles with innovative Canadian/regional specialties. WA, LP, SP, A, IA, M, V Pizzeria Gusto 404 Academy Rd, 204‐944‐8786. The wood‐fired oven and contemporary pies, dressed with unique toppings like pear and rosemary, draw a crowd to this posh neighbourhood bistro. WA, LP, A, IA, M, V 40 ciao! / aug/sep / two thousand fifteen