If you’ve been to Yorkdale lately, you may have seen the huge signs for Jamie’s Italian, the first Canadian restaurant for famed chef Jamie Oliver.  Already drumming up buzz, Jamie Oliver’s restaurant finally has a tentative date for opening. While the exact date has yet to be released, the Jamie’s Italian facebook page announced that Mr. Oliver will be opening up the Yorkdale Jamie’s Italian this month. If you ask us it’s perfect timing as the mall will be absolutely jammed with hungry holiday shoppers.

The new Yorkdale location will be beautifully designed, and has a rustic contemporary design feel that has become popular for new higher-end chain restaurants.  Measuring approximately 8,000 square feet the new Yorkdale location is housed at the North End of the mall (where TD Bank used to be. Right next to the north main entrance across from Forever21)

Jamie’s Italian is an extremely popular concept with restaurants across Great Britain, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Lucky for Canadian consumer’s Jamie is super excited to bring the concept here.

“Canada is a place very close to my heart. I’m always excited about spending time there, and whenever I visit, I always get an amazing welcome. For a while now, I’ve been on the lookout for the perfect partner to open a restaurant with. So, when I tasted the menu at Buca, and found that we had the exact same ideas in mind, I knew I had found the right guys to kick start this exciting project with. It’s going to be epic!”

Here are some awesome Instagram photos of what to expect from Jamie’s Italian:

Check out what our @jamiesitalianau family is up to with this gorgeous Buffalo #Ricotta #Ravioli dish! #Regram #JamiesItalianCA

A photo posted by Jamie’s Italian Canada (@jamiesitalianca) on

Fill the #hearts & bellies of your loved ones this #valentinesday with these adorable #cupcakes. Click the link on our Facebook page and let Jamie Oliver’s Food Tube show you how it’s done! #JamiesItalianCA

A photo posted by Jamie’s Italian Canada (@jamiesitalianca) on


Yorkdale isn’t the only mall that’s getting a Jamie’s Italian, Square One Mall in Mississauga will also open one of Jamie Oliver’s concept restaurant probably in early 2016.

To get excited, here’s a video of Jamie Oliver discussing the opening of Jamie’s Italian at London’s Gatwick Airport