5 Hottest Restaurants in Oakville, Burlington and Milton – Mar. 10 - Mar. 16


Here are the 5 hottest restaurants in Halton for the week of Mar. 10 to Mar. 16 based on the amount of organic page views and searches these restaurants received on inhalton.com.

5. Yolanda’s Spuntino Casa


This rustic modern Tuscan farmhouse in Bronte Harbour is gorgeous, with a mix of marble tables, pendant lighting ,sconces and a retractable roof on the patio! (The heritage home is from 1843 … one look at the beautiful patio and I know where I’ll be parked all summer!) Created by the Mercanti family of Hamilton, the menu highlights sustainable seafood and classic italian spuntino (snacks or bites). Yolanda’s - home to coastal Italian fare - offers yummy eat. The grilled calamari was a delicious starter, while the gnocchi, made in-house, was incredible, featuring truffle cream. The charcuterie board comes with two cheese selections and salumi, alongside a delectable oil and balsamic reduction. The knotted bread is to die for! I could eat those everyday for the rest of my life. For dessert, the tiramisu was light and fresh, and reminiscent of pudding. Service is stellar. Run, don’t walk, to Yolanda's and buy me a drink on the patio!

4. Nonna’s Cucina Ristorante


A great wall of wine greets you at this Aldershot gem, where sublime service is the norm. Start with the amazingly tasty bread and garlic-infused oil ... then try the charcuterie board featuring delicious house-made salami (there's also two types of cheese, plus mortadella and prosciutto). The veal is nicely seasoned, breaded, and topped with cheese, while the dessert offerings include a carrot cheesecake that's flawless, plus housemade donuts with Nutella on the side. The restaurant is cozy and you'll want to stay for many, many courses!

3. Soontorn Bahn Thai


If the wide, wooden door and velvet curtains at the entrance don't get you excited, you will be as soon as you're seated. Bahn Thai's modern, sexy vibe is punctuated by hot pink lighting, please-sit-super-close-to-me-so-our-knees-touch seating, and a dimly lit interior featuring circular booths, and benches with triangular pillows for lumbar support. It feels like a mini-vacation of sorts right in Towne Square. But you're here for the food ... the Fried Tofu and Taro were 50 per cent amazing -- the taro was incredible but the tofu was a tad underwhelming. So I ate twice as much taro, dipping it in a honey-based sauce topped with peanuts. So, so good. If the name rings a bell, it's because this long-running Burlington favourite on Fairview has been pleasing diners for 17 years (it's been a decade in downtown Oakville). Popular appetizers include Thai Spring Rolls, Mango Salad, and Golden Squid (calamari). But if you really want to make the chef happy, order one of the Red Snapper dishes (such as Spicy Fish), which are doused in an outstanding red curry. For dessert, the sticky rice with mango is a no-brainer — it’s downright sinful.

2. Pasqualino Fine Food. Fine Wine.


This elegant Main St. resto is perfect for a date ... a pizza date. As soon as I enter I'm greeted, whisked to a table, and promptly served. The sounds of Frank Sinatra fill the elegant, open concept space, where it's warm and inviting, with tons of natural light. My Neapolitan pizza - with organic natural yeast - was lit up in a wood-fire oven, then served piping hot. It's incredible, with a very thin crust, and the toppings (namely salomi ) were phenomenal. It's so simple (tomato sauce, Buffalo Mozzarella, basil, and extra virgin olive oil) yet so scrumptious. Service was absolutely outstanding -- never have I seen a restaurant where all staff are smiling and happy. No wonder diners have been flocking here since 2002. If you haven't been to Pasqualino, check it out - when you're not in a rush - and savour the best pizza in Milton!

1. Bru Restaurant


Head downtown to ‘restaurant row’ and ask for the Brisket — it’s smoked in-house, featuring honey bourbon BBQ sauce, corn, and pickles. Devour and resist the urge to lick your fingers. Then get the Lemon Pavlova. This gluten-free treat includes meringue, mousse, and pomegranate seeds as garnish. It’s light and even though it’s not something typically up my alley, we polished it off pretty quick. This trendy gastropub is gaining popularity among craft beer enthusiasts (there are more than 15 varieties) and night owls alike. Desserts, such as pies, are made in-house (well, if we’re splitting hairs, they’re made next door at Seasons — same owners) and offer the same upscale post-dinner indulgence you’d expect, except it’s served in a casual atmosphere. Their flatbread is amazing. The kitchen keeps it 100. 

The 5 hottest restaurants in Halton for the week of Mar. 10 to Mar. 16 were based on the amount of organic page views and searches these restaurants received on inhalton.com

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