Introducing: Sip Wine Bar, an authentic Neopolitan pizzeria at Yonge and Eglinton

Introducing: Sip Wine Bar, an authentic Neopolitan pizzeria at Yonge and Eglinton

Name: SIP Wine Bar
Neighbourhood: Yonge and Eglinton
Contact Info: 2 Broadway Ave., 647-748-7101, sipwinebar.ca
Owner: Carmen Costantino
Chef: Andre Robustino

The Food: Costantino hails from Naples, so it’s no surprize that pizzas are the main attraction at SIP. They come in over a dozen guises, each flash-baked for exactly 60 seconds in the wood-fired oven. Salads, pastas and a few heartier meat dishes round out the traditional Italian menu.

The Drinks: The fair-sized wine list emphasizes Italian bottles and includes a dozen wines by the glass. A shiny Enomatic wine dispenser (designed to keep wines fresh after uncorking) takes centre stage behind the bar.

The Place: The modern trattoria has a big, wrap-around bar, high ceilings and exposed brick walls. The wood oven’s red-tiled dome is visible to diners in the open kitchen.

The Numbers:
• 80 seats, plus 45 in the private dining room
• 60 seconds to flash-bake a pizza
• 16 pizzas, including the “SIP” pizza, which comes folded in half like a calzone
• 1 decorative wagon wheel