In 1986, the humble beginnings of La Cantina Ristorante emerged on the west side of Hamilton, in a quaint location off Queen Street. Tirelessly and full of passion, Maurizio worked towards his dream, starting to build La Cantina’s recipes for success with business partner and mentor, Gilda.
After much toil, great patrons, and a little Italian spice, this location eventually outgrew the city's demand for wholesome food, and in the winter of 1994, La Cantina created a new home at 60 Walnut South, in the heart of the downtown Hamilton district. And the rest, as they say, is history....
We mention all of this history and background to our restaurant because without it, we would not be the same. We are well aware that a great restaurant does not happen by accident, nor can you throw money into one and expect it to flourish. We hope that when you walk through our doors, you can see this long history from the way we say hello, to the way we see you out.
So please give us a call for a reservation, or if you are in the neighbourhood come on in for one of the most genuine and authentic dining experiences in all of Hamilton, Ontario!