You can travel to Northern Italy without leaving Toronto! The Ritz-Carlton is gearing up to open a new cafe and wine bar in the five-star hotel’s lobby. The space is Italian-inspired and promises to “enrich the hotel’s culinary experience”.

Here’s what we know so far.

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Image via The Ritz-Carlton Toronto

According to The Ritz-Carlton, “Set to debut in September 2024 and introducing a venue that seamlessly embodies the essence of northern Italian charm, LANO, the latest addition to The Ritz-Carlton Toronto.”

The space is said to have drawn inspiration from the cultural heritage of Northern Italy in a cafe and wine bar setting.

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Image via The Ritz-Carlton Toronto

LANO can be visited from morning to night where guests can either enjoy freshly brewed espresso a unique selection of 30 Italian wines.

The menu will also have Italian-inspired cocktails!

“LANO is a testament to our team’s dedication to constantly create unique and authentic experiences for our guests, inspired by storytelling and delivered through service, design and craftsmanship,” says Guillaume Benezech, General Manager, The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto.

“LANO’s varied offering and inviting atmosphere will enhance our existing culinary options, meeting the expectations of both our local community and hotel guests,” continues Benezech.

Of course, to feel like Italy it also has to look like Italy.

The cafe and wine bar was designed by design firm CHAPI CHAPO DESIGN with inspiration “drawn from the rich cultural tapestry that defines the city of Milan.”

DESIGN. “Every element has been carefully selected to enhance a quick dining experience,” says Loris Ognibene, Project Director of Partner of CHAPI CHAPO DESIGN.

“From the delicate lighting to the sleek furniture, our goal was to design a space that feels approachable and timeless, much like Toronto itself.”

Mark your calendars for September 2024 and say hello to LANO, Toronto!


When: Opening September 2024
Where: The Ritz-Carlton Toronto, 181 Wellington St W