Now that summer is here, post-work aperitivo drinks with friends and colleagues are on the agenda—and who says you need to be in Italy to enjoy that!? We’ve rounded up the best patios across Canada that specialize in our fave hot-weather Italian cocktails: the Aperol Spritz and Negroni! —Vita Daily
Enjoy a Negroni at Barcelona-inspired tapas bar, Bar Raval, on Toronto’s College Street, in the heart of Little Italy. The outdoor patio, and interesting architecture make this stop a must-visit.
In downtown Ottawa, Rabbit Hole, known for oysters and libations, offers an outdoor patio as well as a rooftop. The 122-year-old building serves up the city’s “most creative cocktails” from a group of talented mixologists.
Established in 2016, SS 106 Aperitivo Bar in Calgary was voted Best Italian Restaurant in YYC in 2020. Experience a modern style of Italian dining with authentic flavours and cocktails such as an Aperol Spritz or Negroni on their outdoor patio with a wood-burning fireplace.
A full Spritz and Negroni menu is offered to patrons at Bar Corso in Vancouver. Nestled in the heart of Little Italy, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to Rome sipping on a cold Aperol Spritz and enjoying local ingredients that offer a taste of Italy.
Jack’s on Bernard serves elevated small plates in downtown Kelowna. Sip on a summer cocktail from their extensive bar menu while enjoying a stunning view of the mountains.
Terrasse William Gray is in the Old Port of Montreal, on the 8th floor of the William Gray Hotel. Their elegant, heated terrace is the perfect place to experience views of the city on a cooler evening or refreshing summer wines and cocktails on a hot day.
Don Vegan is the first entirely vegan restaurant in Quebec City. Enjoy a vegan burger or pasta on their outdoor terrace while sipping on an array of Italian cocktails, such as an Aperol Spritz.