5 Hottest Restaurants in Oakville, Burlington and Milton – Sept. 16 - Sept. 22

Here are the 5 hottest restaurants in Halton for the week of Sept. 16 to Sept. 22, based on the amount of organic page views and searches these restaurants received on inhalton.com.


5. 7 Enoteca

Oakville

This sexy little Neapolitan wood-burning pizzeria boasts some really delicious food. Thin, pita-like dough is topped with sauce, fresh cheese and basil, and spicy salami. My pizza was a tad soggy in the middle and resembled pita bread more than pizza crust. The quality of the ingredients, though, made up for it. Dough is made with the finest "00" wheat flour imported from Naples and fermented naturally with an ancient slow-rising sourdough recipe, then baked for 60 seconds at 900 degrees in a traditional pizza oven built on-site by a third-generation artisan from Naples. Then there's the atmosphere, which is oh-so-sexy when the lights are dimmed. Keep in mind, the kitchen shuts down one hour before closing. You've got to head to 7 and check it out.


4. Hawthorne Cafe

Milton

Their paninis are reason enough to visit but this child-friendly indie cafe also makes a mean PSL. I asked for mine to be made with one-third of the sweetness because sugar is the root of all evil, and so it arrived piping hot and just perfect. The airy space, with books and toys, is relaxing and regulars are known by name. To accomany your beverage, I'd highly recommend the vegan and gluten-free chocolate desserts which are made locally (I had a tiny little double-chocolate raspberry cake which was beyond indulgent!). Baby items and jewelry are sold here.


3. Pasquale's Trattoria

Oakville

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.


2. The Coop Wicked Chicken

Burlington

There's good chicken and there's chicken that's tasty as cluck (that wasn't a typo). Brant St. is home to this fun, laidback resto ... you may recognize the name from Hamilton's original King St. W. location. Doors opened in March 2017 and locals are flocking to the place. Featuring lunch, dinner, and boozy weekend brunch, Coop Wicked Chicken offers fresh in-house food made with high-quality ingredients. Offerings include Deep-Fried Deviled Eggs (fantastic!), Sriracha Honey Cauliflower (for the vegans in your life), Hardcore Pulled Chicken Poutine, and Chicken & Waffles topped with an egg — this was absolutely phenomenal. The atmosphere is unpretentious and fun. Service is great.


1. Seasons

Oakville

It’s been a bank, the Town Clerk’s office, and the police station. But now it’s a fabulous fine dining option where you’ll find excellent food, drink, and service. Seasons has been running for about two decades and it’s no secret that it practically owns Restaurant Row. (Bru, Maluca, and Corks are also run by the same owners). The building dates back to the late 1800s when it housed the Anderson Bank. The food, though, is incredibly 2017. Take the butternut squash soup — it’s vegan and tastes divine. The White Lasagna, however, isn’t dairy-free, and you certainly won’t want to give up such luxuries after devouring this dish featuring turkey ragout, spinach, mozzarella, and fresh ricotta. It’s wonderfully creamy and had me stealing bites from my colleague Chrissy’s plate (which I realize isn’t appropriate at such an establishment but when you write about food there are no rules, OK?!). The warm salad also hit the proverbial spot, as did the carrot-pineapple cake, made in-house. It had a distinctly autumn/pumpkin kind of vibe and I think you should share a slice with your people. The person typing the most at our table got the least amount of cake …


The 5 hottest restaurants in Halton for the week of Sept. 16 to Sept. 22 were based on the amount of organic page views and searches these restaurants received on inhalton.com.

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