Well friends, the day is here! Jamie’s Italian has finally crossed the pond to Canada and the first restaurant is open right here at Yorkdale. This has been a dream of ours for ages and we’re super excited that it is now a reality.
Jamie Oliver fell in love with the Italian approach to food, family and life itself when he was young. The Italian people’s passion for fresh, seasonal produce, all cooked with love, inspired the idea for Jamie’s Italian. Good, simple, tasty food is part of everyday life in Italy and that concept became the cornerstone of Jamie’s Italian – affordable and accessible dishes served all day. One Italian who lives by this motto is Jamie’s friend and mentor, Gennaro Contaldo, who has been part of the Jamie’s Italian journey since 2008 when the first restaurant opened in Oxford, England. Since then, the brand has grown to over 40 Jamie’s Italian outlets in the UK and 20 locations internationally, from Sydney to Moscow and Dubai, and now very happily Canada.
So, what can you expect when you come to Jamie’s Italian Yorkdale? To put it simply, delicious, Italian inspired dishes made with superbly sourced ingredients, interpreted, as always, with Jamie’s signature twist. We’ve got what you’re after – be it pizza, pasta made in-house daily, a brilliant antipasti station and dishes that have been tried, tested and loved around the world. The award-winning kids’ menu is nutritious and fun – sure to be a huge hit with even the youngest family member.
The restaurant will be open from 11am to 11pm every day, so if you’re looking to grab a bite with friends, take a break from your holiday shopping, stop in for a drink after work or enjoy a family meal, we can’t wait to welcome you. It’s exciting to open the doors and we hope you’ll join us to enjoy what we hope will be the first of many wonderful Jamie’s Italian experiences.