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As we come to the end of the not so summery summer in Toronto, we think it’s safe to say we are starting to feel those vacation blues. Lucky for us, Toronto has just been given a little trip to Italy in our downtown core – staycation here we come! Ciao!

A second Sud Forno location has arrived at Bay Adelaide Centre, a much anticipated arrival after the success of their first Queen Street West location. Sud Forno is a South-Italian style bakery and restaurant created and operated by Cosimo Mammoliti, the founder of Terroni.

Monday relief. 🤓

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Located in a heritage building off of Yonge St. and Temperance St., Sud Forno offers a unique fast casual meets fine dining experience on two levels. The ground level of the restaurant, dubbed “La Mensa” includes communal style seating where you can enjoy a cappuccino and Nutella Bombolone, or a glass of wine at the full service bar all while listening to a live DJ.

If you’re in a hurry, grab and go options are available as well but if you have time to stay awhile, which we recommend you do, try sitting in the upstairs dining room called “Da Geppetto” that offers a full menu with authentic Italian cuisine.

If the aroma of the fresh bread and coffee wasn’t enough, the space itself is a sight you don’t want to miss. The detail in the design is stunning. This 7,300 square foot (confirmed SF) is accentuated by the wood ceiling panels and intricately laid mosaic tiles on the floor.

The #Sud2 floors in progress… #ciot.toronto #ciotstudio #ciot1950

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Whether you’re on a quick lunch break or stopping by after work, Sud Forno’s warm atmosphere will give you that staycation you’ve been daydreaming about. Buon appetito!

Written by beauleigh