aprile Bambina Cucina
1054 ½ Gerrard Street East | 647-352- 6969 | aprilebambina.com
Walk into Aprile’s and step back in time to the classic Mom and Pop Italian. From the red vinyl kitchen chairs and to the vintage Italian American Album covers on the wall, the whole feel is familiar and homey kitsch. And that homey goodness extends to the food! For starters, try the grilled Caesar with pancetta. Pizzas are made using “00” flour imported from Italy to ensure a light, tasty crust. There are the classic offerings as well as pizzas like pear, walnut, gorgonzola or an impeccable wild mushroom. You’ll also find traditional pastas done well with the standout being a homemade pappardelle with slow cooked beef cheek, burnt butter and pinenuts. A boutique selection of beers including Peroni is offered. Aprile’s wine list is simple, well-chosen and very affordable. Perfect for casual date night or a family meal.
GOOD TO KNOW: Summer Garden Patio, Open for Sunday Brunch, Takes Reservations.