Top 5 Hottest Restaurants in Burlington, Milton, and Oakville: March 7 to 14


Here are the 5 hottest restaurants in Burlington, Milton, and Oakville for the week of March 7 to 14, based on the number of organic page views and searches these restaurants received on

5. Sweet! Bakery & Tea House 

A guy I worked with once expressed shock at my steadfast refusal to partake when offered cupcakes — especially mini ones. An admitted salt fiend, I’ve often described cupcakes as “glorified muffins” but it’s likely because I’ve never been to Sweet! in Bronte Harbour. Fourteen flavours are baked from scratch every day (in regular and mini shapes). Green tea lavender was my fave - full of 'oomph' in each tiny bite, with delectable chocolate raspberry coming in second. The adorable interior is welcoming (although seating is limited) and there’s an array of looseleaf tea and Detour coffee, alongside cookies which are also fresh-baked in-house. 

4. sweetbites bake shoppe

Cupcakes (and custom cakes) are all the rage at this tiny little shoppe in downtown Oakville, where everything is made in-house. They’ve been going strong since Kathy Tang opened up in 2012. Seasonal flavours include Pumpkin Spice Caramel Latte and Glazed Cinnamon Roll Twist … if those don’t have you drooling, you’ll be craving sugar soon enough. Items here have fun names, such as Love Your Lemons, Berry Cheesy, Pucker up Pinkie (lemon raspberry buttercream), Cool, Dark & Yummy (mint chocolate), Rasta Raspberry, and Spike’m Up S’more. Baked goodies are made with whole ingredients, such as butter, cream, Madagascar bourbon vanilla, and Callebaut chocolate. Side note: The shop is peanut-free.

3. Luigi's Lasagna & Pizzeria

This is some seriously thick, filling pizza. The cheese, the meat, the crust … it’s a lot to take in at once. Pizza sauce and dough are made in-house at this Commercial St. shop, where people seem to stumble upon it. Service is very friendly and prompt. I wasn’t sure what to expect from Luigi’s but I will say if you enjoy meat lovers’ pizza then Luigi’s is right up your alley.

2. Portabello’s Pizza & Eatery

This cute little pizzeria on Derry Rd. W. (next to the Hawthorne Cafe ) doesn’t look like much at first glance. The decor is simple, with wine on display. But the pizza is everything! A huge slice took several minutes to inhale and didn’t stop me from going back for more. The sauce tastes homemade because it is — everything is created in-house. With a great crust and flavourful cheese and meat in each bite, drizzling chili oil (also prepared at Portabello’s) took it to an unbelievable level! The server was really friendly and helpful — she even reminded me to grab a cell phone charger on the way out. If that isn't fabulous customer service, I’m not sure what is.

1. Dar Nabati

Mediterranean has long been the go-to cuisine for vegans with its unmatched use of chickpeas and spices. Dar Nabati takes it one step further with vegan creations you’d be hard-pressed to find anywhere else. Their Butter Chick’Un and Chick’Un Shwarma would satisfy even the biggest meat-eaters. 

There are delicious falafel dishes, of course, but Dar Nabati also offers some fusion in its menu; with classic breakfast menu items and their take on the classic mac and cheese (cheeze) with the “cheese” made in-house.

(Photo credit: Dar Nabati Facebook page)

Top 5 Hottest Restaurants in Burlington, Milton, and Oakville: March 7 to 14

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