Think Italian, and whats likely to come to mind is food: basil and
tomatoes, pizza, panini, dolci and cappuccino.
At Rapido youll
find all this plus heaps of authentic southern charm, style and
Owned by brothers Marco and Carlo Santaguida (they also run a successful
catering business down the street), this authentic slice of Italy on the
cusp of the Annex opens early to fuel patrons with their morning
espresso and brioche ($2.50). At lunchtime, expect a delicious slice of
thin crust pizza topped with salmon, mascarpone and spinach ($3.50) or a
perfect panino of grilled chicken, peppers and Brie ($5.95).
The space is warm and sun-filled with exposed brick walls, worn wooden
shelves (sourced from a farm in Caledon) and unique artworks.
Rapido, 966 Bathurst Ave., Toronto, 416-535-1393, www.rapidofoods.com