Welcome to Cafe Diplomatico

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Cafe Diplomatico, an iconic establishment that has shaped Toronto's culinary landscape for over five decades, invites you to embark on a captivating journey. Founded in 1968 by Rocco Mastrangelo Sr. and joined by his brother Paul, this Italian bar revolutionized outdoor dining in the city. What began as an innovative concept quickly became a neighbourhood standard, captivating patrons with its sunny patio atmosphere.

Over the years, Bar Diplomatico expanded into a full restaurant, acquiring the adjacent store and transforming into the beloved Cafe Diplomatico, fondly referred to as 'The Dip' by locals. The secret to its enduring success lies in its versatile and reasonably priced menu, complemented by a warm and inviting ambiance. The bustling summer patio, renowned for outstanding pizza and coffee, has become an emblem of this cherished establishment. Even amidst the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, Cafe Diplomatico's resilience prevailed, albeit with the passing of Rocco Sr. in 2021. 

Under the stewardship of Rocco Mastrangelo Jr. and his wife Connie, supported by dedicated employees and loyal customers, Cafe Diplomatico remains the quintessential gathering spot in Little Italy and throughout Toronto.

Now, as the 55th Anniversary is here, we want to hear your stories and memories of The Dip over the years! Check out THIS LINK for more info, prizes, and how to enter to win! 

Details & Features

Type: Italian, Pizza, Comfort Food, Gelato, Coffee
Features: Historic Venue, Breakfast, Catering, Award Winning, Family Dining, Gluten Free Options, Group Functions, Sports Hangout, Take Out, Delivery, Vegan, Vegetarian, Patio, WiFi
Payment: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Interac
Price Range: $$$$ » Affordable (Under $15)
Atmosphere: Casual
Attire: Casual

Operating Hours

Hours may change during holidays or special occasions. Please contact the establishment for specific information.

Monday: 8:00am - 1:00am
Tuesday: 8:00am - 1:00am
Wednesday: 8:00am - 1:00am
Thursday: 8:00am - 2:00am
Friday: 8:00am - 2:00am
Saturday: 8:00am - 2:00am
Sunday: 8:00am - 12:00am