About Us


We are giving up butter for olive oil! Yasser has spent many years of his life focused on the perfection of French Cuisine, but the soul food and flavours of his homelands are reawakening his joie de vivre in the kitchen again! Yasser will now be cooking up foods from the traditional kitchens of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern grandmothers and the cultures shaped by the sea and landscapes that connect Southern France, Spain and Greece, North Africa, the Middle East and Turkey (everywhere the olive tree grows).

We are also shifting our in-house service so we can ensure space between our customers in our small dining rooms, keep our staff team small, and cook to the order to ensure the quality we care about and reduce our waste. We know these changes are less flexible than in the past, but we hope you will find a new rhythm to eat with us, and enjoy the experience!

Our small menu will change every month

We will be cooking with only the freshest and most delicious seasonal ingredients our Canadian soils, seas and artisans provide. The food will focus on organic vegetables, pulses and grains, as well as sustainable fresh fish and small animals such as hens, duck, rabbit and lamb. And of course lots of olive oil and spices from across the ocean. We are committed to serving a cuisine that is delicious and healthy, and that our earth can sustain today and for our children's grandchildren.

In-house Prix-fixe Tapas Menu designed to share

Join us with friends or family to experience our joyful, delicious and carefully crafted meal! We will share the Tapas menu with you by email each month and post on our website. As always, accommodations can be made for food restrictions if you give us notice. Dine-in offered Friday and Saturdays, with two seatings (6:15pm and 7:15pm), by reservation only.

Take-out à la carte available Thursday - Saturdays

Every week we will offer some of the foods from the Tapas menu for Take-out. So you can order how you like or taste the foods even if you can not come for the in-house experience! Orders placed online, at least a day in advance. Pick up Thursday - Saturdays between 5-6pm.

We are grateful to share this beautiful earth with you, and we so look forward to once again sharing the foods that we love, and welcoming you back to our restaurant once again.


Artisanale has called Guelph home since 2007. It was located first on Quebec St. and since 2012 has been in its current location at 214 Woolwich St. We are fully wheelchair accessible. And parking is easy to find, in our lot beside our building or on Woolwich.