Here are the 5 hottest restaurants in Brampton for the week of September 8 to 14, based on the amount of organic page views and searches these restaurants received on inbrampton.com.
5. Pizza Fiamma
Located in a busy area on McLaughlin Road, Pizza Fiamma is a good spot to find your basic pizza necessities. It’s cheap, quick and overall tasty. The location doesn’t have many seats for dining in, so go here if you’re in the mood for take-out. The establishment has been around for about three years and offers other goodies on their menu like wings and fries. The cashier said meat lover and veggie are their most popular slices. I tried a big pepperoni slice and the crust was fairly thick. Overall, the pizza was good and satisfied my hunger, but it had too much cheese and not enough sauce. There was a good amount of pepperoni on it, though. Pizza Fiamma is a good spot for quick pizza that will satisfy your pizza craving.
Located at 263 Queen Street East, The Jack Rollers specializes in all kinds of alcoholic drinks with unique flavours as well as an extensive selection of wines, whiskies and champagne. The restaurant describes themselves as a new “attractive resto-bar lounge for all your events.” According to the joint, “it’s not just a bar, it’s your getaway destination.” For an appetizer, visitors can enjoy Calamari, Bruschetta, Cajun Shrimp, Lamb Tacos and Coconut Shrimp. For the vegetarians, they also offer Loaded Nachos and Quesadillas. If you prefer to skip the appetizers, then diners can choose from Memphis-Style Ribs, New York Steak, Lamb, A La Carbonara, Spaghetti, Seafood Medley, The Jack Mac, The Stacked Jack, TJR House Burger or Buffalo Chicken Wrap as their main meal. Again, they offer a Veggie Burger and a Vegetarian Wrap for their vegetarian dinners. Don’t forget about dessert! The joint offers New York Cheesecake, Red Velvet Cake, Chocolate Coffee Lava Cake and Deep Fried Snickers!
If you want a great artisan sandwich (especially a loaded veal one with all the fixings), this is the place to go. Hidden in an industrial-ish area just around the corner from Williams Parkway and Torbram, That Italian Place is a very busy spot with an authentic Italian feel. A word of caution when you visit: order early or have time to spare. This absolute gem of a restaurant appeared on The Food Network’s You Gotta Eat Here in 2013 and for good reason – every item on the menu looks and tastes authentically delicious. If you’re in the mood for a hearty veal sandwich with all the toppings, you truly shouldn’t look anywhere else. The veal is tender, the mushrooms are filling and flavourful and the hot peppers add a certain wow factor that makes the sandwich complete. Another awesome item on their menu is the authentic woodfired pizza! If you’re looking to grab lunch, this is the ideal spot.
A new, unique Indian restaurant boasting traditional flavours and a specialty opened recently in Brampton, and readers are a-buzz. It’s called Paranthe Wali Gali – which means “the lane of parantha-makers” – and it’s located at Clarence and Kennedy. A parantha is an Indian flatbread that’s popular in different styles in South Asian countries. The flatbread is typically flaky and can be stuffed with different ingredients. Paranthe Wali Gali serves a whopping almost 60 different kinds of paranthe (plural of parantha), including butter chicken, beet root, and chicken biryani. Some of the paranthe are inspired by different South Asian regions, like Chennai (parantha with potatoes and southern-flavoured herbs) and Kashmir (parantha with kidney beans and Indian herbs).
1. Gusto Pizzaria
Gusto sits at the corner of Main and Church in downtown Brampton, and they’ll show you how to make a calzone. No, really, they roll and toss the dough where you can see it, so you can watch your beautiful calzone begin to come to life. Their dough is homemade, they have a decent cheese-to-sauce ratio, and they boast fresh sauce and fresh veggies. Gusto also has a wide variety of meat toppings like regular or beef salami, mild or hot Italian sausage, prosciutto, and ground beef, which is great for meat lovers. It’s about a 20-minute wait for one of their ‘zones which cost $7.90 each plus 75 cents per topping. Gusto’s calzones are best eaten right out of the oven while they’re hot and the cheese is still gooey.