Oakville Favourite Named Among Canada’s Top 100 Restaurants

We believe Oakville’s food offerings are on par with Toronto and Hamilton — oh yes, we went there.

Turns out we’re not the only ones who think so.

One of Oakville's very popular Italian restaurants has once again made a very exciting list.

OpenTable (best known for providing online restaurant reservations services) recently announced the 100 Best Restaurants in Canada for 2017. According to OpenTable, these awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 500,000 restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for at least 2,000 restaurants across the country.

Cucci Ristorante, located in Bronte along Jones St. just north of Lakeshore, has made the list.

(It also ranked No. 1 in our Top 5 Italian list).

Italian restaurants proved to be the most popular among diners for the second straight year. French and Canadian cuisine placed second and third, respectively, while restaurants specializing in Japanese, Mediterranean and contemporary American cuisines also ranked in the top 100.

Canada has truly come into its own as a global dining destination and that is evident in the calibre of restaurants on this year’s list,” said OpenTable Canada’s head of national accounts Ziv Schierau.

This year’s honourees have excelled at providing world-class hospitality and the finest fare that is a reflection of the nation’s diverse cultural landscape and vast natural resources.”

And forget the west — Ontario has the most restaurants on the list - Including restos with multiple locations - at 55, followed by Alberta with 17, and B.C. and Quebec each with 14 apiece. Newfoundland and Labrador is also represented on the list.

The 100 Best Restaurants in Canada list is generated solely from more than 500,000 restaurant reviews collected between Nov. 1, 2016, and Oct. 31, 2017.

All restaurants with a minimum ‘overall’ score and number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Qualifying restaurants were then sorted according to a score calculated from each restaurant’s average rating in the ‘overall’ category.

Other restos on the list - within a few hours on the highway - include Vineland Estates Winery Restaurant in Vineland, Langdon Hall in Cambridge, King Street Trio in Waterloo, Earth to Table Bread Bar in Guelph, and Mettawas Station Mediterranean Restaurant in Kingsville. Well-known names include Atelier in Ottawa, Buca Yorkville in Toronto, The Marc in Edmonton, Pigeonhole in Calgary, Quails’ Gate Estate Winery-Old Vines Restaurant in Kelowna, and Canoe in T.O.

Here’s the complete list of The 100 Best Restaurants in Canada, in alphabetical order:

Araxi Restaurant & Oyster Bar - Whistler, British Columbia

Atelier - Ottawa, Ontario

Bar Von Der Fels - Calgary, Alberta

Bishop’s - Vancouver, British Columbia

Blue Water Cafe - Vancouver, British Columbia

Bonaparte - Montreal, Quebec

Boralia - Toronto, Ontario

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant - Calgary, Alberta

Bridgette Bar - Calgary, Alberta

The Bruce Hotel and Restaurant - Stratford, Ontario

Buca Yorkville - Toronto, Ontario

Byblos - Toronto, Ontario

Campagnolo - Toronto, Ontario

Canis Restaurant - Toronto, Ontario

Canoe Restaurant and Bar - Toronto, Ontario

Carben Restaurant - Ottawa, Ontario

The Carbon Bar - Toronto, Ontario

Carisma - Toronto, Ontario

Chabrol Cafe - Toronto, Ontario

Chez Sophie - Montreal, Quebec

Chiado - Toronto, Ontario

Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill - Vancouver, British Columbia

Cucci Ristorante - Oakville, Ontario

Da Vinci Ristorante - Montreal, Quebec

DaiLo - Toronto, Ontario

Damas - Montreal, Quebec

Days on Front - Kingston, Ontario

Deane House - Calgary, Alberta

Earth to Table: Bread Bar - Guelph, Ontario

Eden - Rimrock Resort Hotel - Banff, Alberta

Ernest’s at NAIT - Edmonton, Alberta

Europea - Montreal, Quebec

EVOO - Toronto, Ontario

Fishbone Bistro - Multiple Locations (Ontario)

Five Sails Restaurant - Vancouver, British Columbia

George Restaurant - Toronto, Ontario

Gotham Steakhouse and Bar - Vancouver, British Columbia

Grey Gardens - Toronto, Ontario

Gyu-Kaku - Toronto, Ontario

Harbour Sixty - Toronto, Ontario

Hawksworth Restaurant - Vancouver, British Columbia

Hoogan & Beaufort - Montreal, Quebec

Hy’s Steak House - Toronto, Ontario

Ile Flottante - Montreal, Quebec

Inn on the Twenty - Jordan, Ontario

Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse - Toronto, Ontario

Joso’s - Toronto, Ontario

Ki Modern Japanese + Bar - Toronto, Ontario

King Street Trio - Waterloo, Ontario

Kitchen76 at Two Sisters Vineyards - Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

KOKO! Share Bar - Toronto, Ontario

L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon - Montreal, Quebec

La Banane - Toronto, Ontario

Langdon Hall Country House Hotel & Spa - Cambridge, Ontario

LaurieRaphael - Quebec City, Quebec

LaVinia - Toronto, Ontario

Le Baccara - Casino du Lac Leamy - Gatineau, Quebec

Le Club Chasse et Peche - Montreal, Quebec

Le Filet - Montreal, Quebec

Lee - Toronto, Ontario

Lupo Restaurant & Vinoteca - Vancouver, British Columbia

Maison Boulud - Montreal, Quebec

Mamakas Taverna - Toronto, Ontario

The Marc - Edmonton, Alberta

Mettawas Station Mediterranean Restaurant - Kingsville, Ontario

Miku Restaurant - Multiple Locations (British Columbia and Ontario)

Momofuku Shoto (Counter Seating - Chef’s Tasting) - Toronto, Ontario

Morton’s The Steakhouse - Toronto, Ontario

Nightingale - Vancouver, British Columbia

Niko’s Bistro - Calgary, Alberta

Nuit Social - Toronto, Ontario

ONE Restaurant - Toronto, Ontario

Opus Restaurant - Toronto, Ontario

Osteria Savio Volpe - Vancouver, British Columbia

Patria - Toronto, Ontario

Peoples Eatery - Toronto, Ontario

Pigeonhole - Calgary, Alberta

Q Haute Cuisine - Calgary, Alberta

Quails’ Gate Estate Winery - Old Vines Restaurant - Kelowna, British Columbia

Raymonds - St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

Restaurant Le Continental - Quebec City, Quebec

Rickshaw Bar - Toronto, Ontario

Sabor Restaurant - Edmonton, Alberta

Salt Wine Bar - Toronto, Ontario

Scaramouche Restaurant Pasta Bar & Grill - Toronto, Ontario

Shoushin - Toronto, Ontario

Sorrel Rosedale - Toronto, Ontario

Tavola - Vancouver, British Columbia

Ten Foot Henry - Calgary, Alberta

TOCA - Ritz Carlton - Toronto, Ontario

Trius Winery Restaurant - Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Tzin Wine & Tapas - Edmonton, Alberta

Vero Bistro Moderne - Calgary, Alberta

Villa Firenze - Calgary, Alberta

Vineland Estates Winery Restaurant - Vineland, Ontario

vivo ristorante - Westend - Edmonton, Alberta

Woods Restaurant & Bar - Toronto, Ontario

WORKSHOP kitchen + culture - Calgary, Alberta

Yuwa Japanese Cuisine - Vancouver, British Columbia

Zucca Trattoria - Toronto, Ontario

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