The story of Abbiocco in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

The story of Abbiocco in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

[EDIT] + ACC presents.... The story of Abbiocco in Charlottetown. 

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Everything about Abbiocco restaurant, a new, modern Italian hot spot in the downtown core of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, is as unique and inspiring as its name. The cuisine, service and hip atmosphere are so delightful that patrons are still thinking about their experience for weeks following their visit. Abbiocco is one of the first authentic Italian restaurants on the island. (Sirenella operated for 32 years on Water Street before closing in 2015, and Buono Mangia is still thriving on Mount Edward Road). Head Chef Shakeel Akhtar graduated from the Culinary Institute of Canada and has worked all over Canada over the last 15 years,  Executive Chef Alyssa Dignard is from Ottawa and moved to PEI in 2010. Classically trained in French cuisine, she loves to learn about other cultures and their foods, primarily Italian and Korean. General Manager Dylan McIntyre was born and raised in Oro-Medonte, Ontario, moving to PEI five years ago after honing his love of food.

A Film by Creative Rise for Edit Media filmed and edited by A.J. Guptill and David Gainforth Produced by James and Pamela Mullinger

Thanks to Dylan McIntyre, Alyssa Dignard and Shakeel Akhtar

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Read the feature on Abbiocco in the Winter 2022 edition by Jennifer Wood | Photographs by Meghan Ingram

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