Here are the 5 hottest restaurants in Halton for the week of Mar. 24 to Mar. 30 based on the amount of organic page views and searches these restaurants received on inhalton.com.
This adorable resto offers up a variety of unconventional gelato flavours such as avocado, charcoal, and blueberry basil sorbet. (Get a large and try all three flavours!). This cute bistro is a hidden gem when it comes to dessert, and pizza alike. Located in downtown Oakville’s Towne Square, the restaurant is inspired by piazza culture. With everything from cappuccino to handmade pizza, to wine, there’s something or everyone. They’ve got plenty of seating, plus two patios (one for dining, and the red seats for gelato and other cafe items) Service is friendly.
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The food offerings here are Oakville-calibre … straight up. This beautiful, historic building used to be home to the Thompson House Hotel back in 1864. La Toscana owner Tony De Gaetano opened up in 1998 and has been serving up a little slice of Italy since, with incredibly fresh seafood, entrees, appetizers, and desserts. La Toscana is well-known for the oyster and martini bar. The atmosphere is equal parts cozy and sophisticated, while the dining experience is pure elegance. Calamari is grilled to perfection, served alongside tomatoes, black olives, garlic, and capers. Arctic char is a great pick from the grill, with lemon, potatoes, and carrots. The Spaghetti Bolognese blends house-made veal and beef sauce. It tastes fantastic, although this pasta isn’t made in-house (but the linguine is). There’s a great selection from Italy on the wine list. And for your post-main indulgence, three desserts are made in-house: tiramisu, creme brulee, and spumone, or espresso-flavoured ice cream drizzled in chocolate sauce. Service is superb — ask about the original door when you go!
Essentially everything on the menu at the Gingerman is fantastic, including their fries. These hand-cut Yukon gold fries are sprinkled with sea salt. They just hit the spot to the point where I could finish a massive platter of them for a solid, carb-filled, fatty meal. (Hopefully the cranky old guy who runs my gym doesn’t read this … or it will probably be death by burpee). Chase the spuds with a glass of their hand-picked wine selection if you fancy vino, or be cool like me and order a whisky sour.
This restaurant on Lakeshore will take you back into time … when owners come out of the back to chat with you, shake your hand, and thank you for visiting. The owner, Pasquale, does just that. The decor is simple but the food is divine. Opening in 2009, diners have been filling the place when they’re in the mood for authentic Italian fine-dining. They’re known for wholesome food (the pasta is wonderful!), delicious wine, and specialties from the heart of the Calogero family. The owner, Pasquale, creates all of the desserts himself and takes great pride in his work. He recommends the mascarpone, and you should definitely have some.
This tiny-fine dining restaurant provides an array of gourmet, chef-made menu items (and libations, obviously). The Hand-Made Gnudi is created in-house and stands out as a star dish, featuring lemon-thyme ricotta, roasted pearl onions, mushrooms, and walnut pesto. It’s equal parts light yet addictive. Popular items include the delicious Mushroom Pizza, with buttered leeks and truffle oil, and Braised Beef Yorkies, which is oh-so-comforting on any given day. So’s the cornbread served under the Crab Cakes. And the Chicken Florentine Crepe is something to write home about. Menu changes are kicking in as of spring 2018, so that only means there will be more new dishes to sample!
The 5 hottest restaurants in Halton for the week of Mar. 24 to Mar. 30 were based on the amount of organic page views and searches these restaurants received on inhalton.com