For those looking to experience a cosmopolitan, yet informal type of dining — the kind that could easily appear in a TV series or a YouTube date night sketch — complete with soft lighting, warm colours and a stylish, chic setting — Uccellino is the ultimate destination. Located on Jasper Avenue, the two-storey restaurant combines craft cocktails and local ingredients with sophisticated, urban Italian cuisine in the heart of downtown. If you’re craving something filling, pasta is undoubtedly the most tempting and obvious choice — and you really can’t go wrong with any of the creamy creations. For a hearty meat dish, consider Bistecca. The meat in the steak is incredibly tender, and served alongside crunchy and savoury brussels sprouts and horseradish. It’s a specialty worth sampling.
10349 Jasper Ave., 780-426-0346, corso32group.com