TORONTO —Bar Biltmore and Osteria Rialto opened their doors in the Paradise Building at 1006 Bloor St. W. earlier this month. Bar Biltmore opened January 11, while Osteria Rialto opened January 14.
The bar is located on the second floor, right above the restaurant and specializes in handmade cocktails such as the Tagliare, Negroni and Strano. The bar will also serve small plates and snacks, including oysters and baby-gem salad served with anchovy. At the helm of the bar is Robin Goodfellow, formerly of Little Bones Beverage Company and Bar Raval, who will serve as bar director.
Osteria Rialto is located on the first floor of the Paradise Building and boasts a traditional Italian menu, featuring dishes such as Triangoli alla Norma, Tuscan sausages, Bistecca alla Fiorentina and Semolina Polenta.
The new restaurant will be helmed by executive chef Basilio Pesce, chef de cuisine Ryan Baddeley and executive pastry chef Jill Barber. Osteria Rialto boasts an all-season patio as well a private dining cellar, which can be booked for parties of eight to 12 guests.