A Guide To Some of the Best Italian Restaurants in Simcoe County

Do you enjoy a delicious authentic Italian dish? Simcoe County has some of the best Italian restaurants, so Your North Life has put together a guide to some of our favorite Italian restaurants for you to try on your next date night, with family, or friends.


Located in Downtown Barrie 147 offers a casual fine dining experience with views of Kempenfelt Bay and Heritage Park. They serve authentic Italian dishes with seasonal featured specials each week. The staff are very friendly and are great at making recommendations from the menu if you’re feeling a little indecisive.

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Rustica Pizza Vino

Rustica Pizza Vino can be found in downtown Orillia. They’re famous for their wood-fired pizzas but anything from the menu is delicious. The Chef uses only fresh and locally grown ingredients providing a truly tasteful dish to enjoy.

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Brunello at 27 on Fourth

Enjoy a traditional Italian experience at Brunello at 27 on Fourth in Collingwood. This upscale dining experience will make you feel like you’re dining in Italy.

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Gio and Fran’s Italian Eatery

This family-run restaurant encapsulates true Italian hospitality and once you eat here, you will want to come back. Gio and Fran’s Italian Eatery in Meaford is a small, intimate restaurant that’s perfect for your next date night. They serve a variety of homestyle Italian dishes and delectable desserts.

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Avenue Cibi e Vini

Enjoy an upscale dining experience at Avenue Cibi e Vini in Friday Harbour. Enjoy a beautiful view of luxurious waterfront properties and lake views as you dine.

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Da Grazia Ristorante

Da Grazia Ristorante is in downtown Alliston on Victoria Street. They use their Italian heritage, culture, and family roots to enhance their cooking style and dining experience. Enjoy all your favorite traditional Italian dishes you’ve come to love or try something new with a few of their unique dishes.

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Cicco’s Ristorante

Cicco’s Ristorante has two different locations in Barrie and Minesing. This family-friendly and casual atmosphere makes it the perfect place to enjoy a night out with family and friends. They serve all the famous Italian dishes, and you must try one of their featured desserts, they will be sure to not disappoint.

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La Cucina by Quince

La Cucina can be found in the heart of Creemore. Their menu is inspired by all regions of Italy and all dishes are made only from fresh and local seasonal ingredients. They also have gluten-free and vegan options available, making it a place that everyone can enjoy.

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There are so many amazing locally owned restaurants across Simcoe County! Take a drive to discover a new town and enjoy a delicious meal while you’re there. Don’t forget to tag us if you try out any of these places @yournorthlife on Instagram and Facebook.

-The BDAR Team

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