Shop and eat your way down Corydon Avenue, aka 'Little Italy'

Posted September 17, 2020 | Author Breanne Sewards

Awning covered storefronts along the sidewalk in Corydon's Little Italy.

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How long has it been since you explored a neighbourhood other than your own? Add some adventure into your weekend as we guide you through some of Winnipeg's best neighbourhoods. This blog post covers businesses on Corydon Avenue, between Harrow Street and Confusion Corner!

When it comes to shopping and dining, Corydon Avenue aka Little Italy is one of the top destinations in the city - non ci piove! Here, you will find an eclectic array of local eateries and boutiques. Whether you spend a morning, afternoon or evening, there's plenty to uncover down this popular strip.

Please remember to bring your mask as many businesses require them.

Eating on Corydon Avenue

Ask any foodie in Winnipeg and chances are, one of their favourite restaurants will be on Corydon Avenue. The options here are a little overwhelming to the beginner - but fear not - there actually is something for everyone. For a complete list, visit the Corydon Biz.

  • Kristina's is a Corydon institution that serves up delectable Greek food to its loyal fanbase - and yes, to new patrons too! Another great Greek option is Niko's, situated in the street's unassuming strip mall.
  • Of course Little Italy wouldn't be what it is today without a handful of amazing Italian restaurants. Sit on the picturesque patio at Colosseo Ristorante Italiano or try some of Winnipeg's best pizza at Tommy's Pizzeria (owned and operated by an award-winning chef).
  • The Frenchway Cafe and Cocoabeans Gluten Free: Bakeshop, Cafe & Restaurant are both fantastic spots for lunch or for a baked good - with Cocoabeans being one of the few places in Winnipeg where you can enjoy a fully gluten-free menu. And speaking of can't overlook the quaint Pennyloaf Bakery for freshly baked croissants, scones, baguette and more.
  • Insider secret: Heading to a nearby park for a picnic? Wako Sushi has some of the most affordable and tastiest sushi in the city. It's a takeout favourite!
  • In the mood for burgers? Market Burger has an amazing rooftop patio while Daly Burger transports you back in time to a 1950's diner.
Sitting at a streetside patio table outside Milksmith Ice Cream on Corydon.
  • It's not hard to satiate a sweet tooth on Corydon. Gelato lovers can choose between G.G. Gelati and Eva's Gelato, while regular ol' ice cream fanatics will love Milksmith's elaborate rolled ice cream creations. For something a little different, try healthy mango desserts inspired by Hong Kong at Hui Lai Shan.
  • Grab a coffee at MAKE Coffee + Stuff, which combines design and coffee in its unique space.
  • Looking for drinks and a view with your meal? The Roost is a must-visit on Corydon, with a small-plates menu and some of the most interesting cocktails you'll ever sip.

Shopping on Corydon Avenue

What to do in between all that food? Shop, of course. For a complete list, visit the Corydon Biz.

  • If you like to fill your home with beautiful seasonal arrangements, stop into Academy Florist (which, funny enough, is on Corydon and not Academy). The business is allowing one person in at a time, so knock when you arrive.
  • Shop for a variety of soaps, eco-friendly products locally made goods and more at Little Tree Hugger Bath & Body Boutique and at Humboldt's Legacy, which is North America's oldest sustainable economy neighbourhood store.
  • Imagine that you're in France at The Cheesemongers Fromagerie, where you can pick up a small selection of specialty groceries and, of course, cheese.
  • Find a one-of-a-kind treasure at Abbey Antiques or at Things Supporting the RWB (which, as it clearly states, helps to fund the Royal Winnipeg Ballet).

Nightlife on Corydon Avenue

View of Saffron's Restaurant patio in Little Italy on Corydon.

For those who like to stay up and experience a city's nightlife scene, Corydon has several options for late night drinks. Looking for a lively patio? Head to Bar Italia or Saffron's (just don't forget to practice social distancing). For something a little more elegant, The Roost delivers on both craft cocktails and environment.

About The Author

Hey! I'm Breanne, Editorial Content Specialist for Travel Manitoba. First to jump in the lake and last to make it down the River Trail. Lover of croissants, cats, and croissant-shaped cats. Got a story idea? Email me at

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