5 Hottest Restaurants in Oakville, Burlington and Milton – Nov. 17 – Nov. 23
Here are the 5 hottest restaurants in Halton for the week of Nov. 17 - Nov. 23 based on the amount of organic page views and searches these restaurants received on inhalton.com.
The gluttonous pizzaholic in me was outed at the mere sight of this pepperoni pie, finished with fresh basil and parmesan. Everything is made in-house at this cute downtown pizzeria on Pine St. Well, technically the meat and cheese are smoked outside, but you get the idea. One bite in, and you can taste so much flavour from the quality farm-to-table ingredients. The slightly burnt crust - from three-day cold fermented naturally leavened dough - was phenomenal. To wash it down, there’s sparkling wine on tap (they say they’re the first Burlington resto to offer this), plus hand-crafted local beer and wine. As far as atmosphere, it’s dimly lit and makes a great spot for a low-key first date … and regardless of how it goes, you’ll leave smelling divine. There’s no delivery, so you’ll have to come here to have Burlington’s best pizza. Complete with great service, the only word to describe this endearing gourmet pizzeria is fabulous!
Applestone offers a variety of crust options - multigrain, etc. but I opted for their classic original. Their tangy sauce does no wrong and even though I’m watching carbs, that crust just had to be devoured! Their dough is made from “00” Italian flour, hand-stretched and cooked in a granite stone oven. This was my favourite dough out of many varieties sampled. Sauces, from vine-ripened tomatoes, are topped with delicious cheese and meat — in this case, premium dry cured pepperoni. Applestone opened in 2012. Its owner, Mike, mastered his craft at Scuola Italiana Pizzaioli in San Francisco before setting up shop. Outstanding customer service at this Appleby Line shop will have me returning.
Price for a large pepperoni: $13.75
The menu is curated and the offerings are fabulous. This cute little downtown Oakville spot opened its doors in October 2016 and is an under-the-radar dining experience when it comes to great Sicilian fare. If you’ve never been, start with the fried artichokes (incredible!) and order the steak (equally fabulous but keep in mind it’s not offered daily since the meat selection is changed up). We also dig the fabulously fabulous burrata-tomato salad! The resto is casual yet authentic, kid-friendly and - more importantly - offers a solid wine list, plus cocktails and beer. Service is very friendly. You must go.
The popular Streetsville Neapolitan wood oven pizza restaurant that’s known for its rustic-chic interior, homemade southern Italian dishes and exclusive Italian wine selection, officially opened its doors in Halton at 22 Ontario St. S., across from the Milton Mall, in a former Re/Max realty office. Finally. It’s an ideal place to break all of your new year’s resolutions. With authentic Neapolitan wood oven pizza, the menu focuses on authentic Southern Italian cuisine. A variety of legit Napoletana pizzas include the Margherita Pizza, topped with San Marzano sauce, mozzarella fiore di latte, fresh basil and extra virgin olive oil. You’ll also find Romano pizza and homemade pastas, all made in-house. The Maccheroni alla Carbonara pasta dish includes pancetta, egg yolks, pecorino romano, and black pepper. The mozzarella di bufala, and parmigiano-reggiano cheeses are some of the ingredients they use imported directly from Italy. Goodfellas boasts an extensive Italian wine selection which pairs beautifully with great eats.
Delicious bites await at this tiny vegan/gluten-free eatery renowned for its menu. I had the Power Bowl, a nutritious dish made up of organic steamed quinoa, grilled sweet potatoes, black beans, braised kale, avocado, grilled portobello mushroom, brazil nut parmesan, and lemon tahini sauce. It was beyond delicious and full of so many complementary flavours. It was chased with an ice-cold chocolate smoothie comprised of almond milk, raw cacao powder, cacao butter, coconut oil, bananas, dates, cacao nibs, and sea salt. It wasn’t a sweet drink and I loved everything about it. This eatery simultaneously helps you stay on track with your fitness goals and hits numerous cravings. And most of all, it’s incredibly tasty. Where else can you find a win-win-win?
Must-try: Power Bowl ($16).
The 5 hottest restaurants in Halton for the week of Nov. 17 - Nov. 23 were based on the amount of organic page views and searches these restaurants received on inhalton.com.
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