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bestlist ITALIAN/ CONTEMPORARY Bellissimo 1‑877 Waverley St, 204-489‑0495. This surprisingly sophisticated neighbourhood spot offers sublime fare, like the spinach agnolotti stuffed with mascarpone and spiced squash. WA, LP, SP, 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 beef tenderloin. Reservations recommended. WA, LP, A, IA, M, V Café La Scala 725 Corydon Ave, 204-474‑2750. This chic spot blends elegant Italian cuisine with trendy tapas to share and hip cocktails to sip. A hit of Sambuca gives modern edge to classic cioppino soup. LP, SP, A, IA, M, V Carbone 400-1580 Taylor Ave, 204‑488‑2554; 260 St Mary Ave, 204‑691‑2213; 680 St Anne’s Rd, 204‑615‑8117; 3326 Portage Ave, 204‑987‑0952. Crispy crusts are the result of an 850°F coal-fired oven at this chic pizza place. WA, LP, SP, A, IA, M, V Chaise Café and Lounge 271 Provencher Blvd, 204‑504‑4012; 691 Corydon Ave. Two casual- contemporary settings offer smart takes on Italian classics and inventive weekend brunches. LP, SP, IA, M, V Cibo Waterfront Café 339 Waterfront Dr, 204‑594‑0339. Renovated heritage space boasts one of the best views in the city. Standouts include arancini balls in fragrant tomato sauce and 10 different types of bruschetta. LP, SP, A, IA, M, V Harth 1-980 St Anne’s Rd, 204-255-0003. Way south suburban locale draws with its stunning tapas-style menu designed by chef Brent Genyk. Italian delicacies like house-made pasta are stand-outs. WA, LP, IA, M, V Osteria del Piolo 3670 Roblin Blvd, 204-594-9550. Cutting-edge eatery features a wood- fired grill and pizza oven. Gnocchi tossed in sharp pecorino and fontina is a must-try. “Pub” side crafts stellar cocktails. WA, SP, LP, A, IA, M, V Nicolino’s 4‑2077 Pembina Hwy, 204-269‑5004. Owner Nick Zifarelli oversees a menu of rustic Italian classics sparkling with regional ingredients. Tangy béchamel is a revelatory addition to the Lasagna Emiliana. WA, LP, SP, A, IA, M, V Passero and Corto 1 Forks Market Rd, 204-291-7300. Corto serves as a sandwich counter and specialty coffee shop at lunch. Passero opens at night with thoughtful offerings like roasted pork belly and ricotta gnocchi. WA, LP, IA, M, V live music. good friends. fabulous food. Chefs Fern Kirouac and Sean McGillivray infuse fresh regional ingredients with French fl air and the results are inspired. A fresh round up of features presented daily keeps the experience exciting. www.infernosbistro.com 312 Des Meurons 204-262-7400 tiful patio in the heart of St-Boniface Beau R LIVE MUS IC EVERY NIGHT US FO JOIN Hold on to summer Gather your friends, family & loved ones to celebrate summer like the Italians 2077 Pembina Hwy. 204-269-5004 Online orders (pick up and delivery) or reservations at nicolinosrestaurant.com #nicolinosrestaurant ciao! / aug/sep / two thousand nineteen 35