The two best things in life... pizza and patios. Try to tell us that there is a better food group than pizza. You can't. The best part about summer, especially in Winnipeg, are the patios. We've rounded up some of our favs that you HAVE to check out this summer.
Pizzeria Gusto $$$
404 Academy Rd
Ladies - this place is a little pricey but it's the perfect date night / girls night out spot. They have INCREDIBLE pizzas. Our personal favourite is The Waterloo. It has herbed olive oil, arugula pesto, prosciutto, roasted potatoes, mozzarella, house made ricotta, pistachios. UMM OK. Also - the drinks are A+. If pizza isn't your thing (which is weird), they make A+ drinks. The patio isn't too fancy and has a cozy atmosphere type feel to it. It's the place to be this summer, for sure.
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Corrientes Argentine Pizzeria $$$
137 Bannatyne Ave
This cute patio is right on Bannatyne. It's got a European type vibe to it that makes you feel like you're not in Winnipeg. They make killer killer pizza. Their Corrientes Pizza is a classic, with basil pesto, chicken, caramelized onions, roasted garlic and provolone. You're craving this pizza, aren't you?
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670 Corydon Ave
This is the patio to be on on Corydon if you're looking for an incredible meal (they have more than just pizza) and a great atmosphere. No matter what day of the week, this patio is always busy. They have a separate lunch and dinner menu, AKA if you're a working and on a budget, lunch on the weekend is the time to go.
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Cibo Waterfront $$
339 Waterfront Drive
This patio is so cute. It's in the coolest neighbourhood and they have twinkly Instagrammable lights everywhere, AKA you know you want to go. In the summer, they have Cibo Live Music Mondays on the patio, which is a great way to start the week. They aren't a pizza-only place, but they do pizzas really well. Our personal fav: The Pear & Prosciutto which has bechamel, ricotta, basil, and balsamic reduction.
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Cafe 22 $
823 Corydon Ave
A corydon classic. It's newly renovated and absolutely stunning inside AND outside on the patio. They have good pizza, great wine, and a cute AF patio. They also do Wine Wednesdays sooooooooooo not sure what else we even need to say.
Photo provided by Cafe 22.