5 Hottest Restaurants in Oakville, Burlington and Milton – Sept. 29 – Oct. 5


Here are the 5 hottest restaurants in Halton for the week of Sept. 29 - Oct. 5 based on the amount of organic page views and searches these restaurants received on inhalton.com.

5. Borgo Antico


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.

4. Wundeba Restaurant


Battered wild cod blows me away at this unassuming Guelph Line resto near Mount Nemo. The serving is huge! Then there’s the sauce. Made in-house, Wundeba’s tartar sauce tastes decadent. Served with delicious, crunchy slaw, cod is accompanied by a side of fresh cut fries which are simply incredible. Meals are prepared by a holistic nutritionist and owner, Philippe St-Cyr, whose philosophy is serving ‘food that loves you.’ Chase your cod with a glass of fresh-pressed juice (the fennel, apple, lime is to die for), a cold beer, or kombucha. You’ve got to try this place and find out why it’s got the best fish and chips in Burlington!

Price for cod: $14

3. Oliver’s Steakhouse


Easily one of the best restaurants in Ontario.- and even Canada, Oliver’s offers a phenomenal fine dining experience and is going strong after four decades. The menu features the best of the best: USDA Prime steaks, fresh seafood, and an extensive wine list. This is some next-level fine dining, minus the white tablecloths … even the ice cream is made in-house! You’ll find amazing service without the pretentious aura. The menu features high-quality ingredients, while the staff’s attention to detail and presentation is simply on point. The resto seats 120, complete with a private area that can be separated into two rooms for parties. With dim lighting, the beautifully designed restaurant is accented with gorgeous chandeliers, art, a mix of wood and rich tones, plus the wine cellar (if you didn’t know, Oliver’s wine list earned the prestigious New York’s Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for five years running). The experience is downright unforgettable.

2. Pasquale’s Trattoria


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.

1. 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!

The 5 hottest restaurants in Halton for the week of Sept. 29 - Oct. 5were based on the amount of organic page views and searches these restaurants received on inhalton.com

5 Hottest Restaurants in Oakville, Burlington and Milton - Sept. 29 - Oct. 5

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