Top 5 Hottest Restaurants in Oakville, Burlington, and Milton: June 9 – 15


Here are the 5 hottest restaurants in Halton for the week of June 9 to June 15, based on the amount of organic page views and searches these restaurants received on

5. Ned Devine's Irish Pub 


When the meaty juice drips from your hands to the plate, there's something special in store. A pretzel bun encompasses this juicy meat patty, which leaves me in awe of their recent menu changes (they've switched their fries and swapped the bun). Ned's Classic Burger comes dressed with lettuce, tomato, dill pickle, and red onion. This burger was the bomb! I had no expectations when ordering it, but wow ... mind blown. The meat was perfectly seasoned and it was so tender inside ... it nearly crumbled in my mouth. The pretzel bun was soft and it was an absolutely perfect combination of flavour. I nearly scarfed down this entire burger in a few minutes and the server was all smiles when I asked for a box to take home the last two bites. It's. That. Damn. Good. Even with plenty of dining options nearby, with a burger like this, Ned's is sure to be full all summer.

4. Downtown Bistro & Grill


It's a great little hidden gem with fabulous service and a flashy orange door, which is what drew us in. The bistro is known for its salads and crepes - Seafood or Chicken - and so it began ... The Greens and Berries Salad is so fresh and light and lovely. It features mixed greens, fresh seasonal berries (I had strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries) with a yummy vinegar-heavy mission fig dressing and roasted pecans. The dish is technically served with blue cheese but staff were happy to sub goat cheese instead. (Mental note to eat here when I've got a business meeting booked right before the gym). The Chicken Crepe is also served with goat cheese, plus sauteed spinach and a house-smoked chicken breast in a tangy rose sauce. I'm a fan of crispier crepes but the sauce had me going back for more even though I was stuffed. The fries are amazing! And for dessert - they're all made in-house, too - get the carrot cake ... it has pineapple.

3. 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).  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. 

2. Applestone


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.

1. Piazza Bistro


This cute bistro is a hidden gem when it comes to pizza. Located in downtown Oakville, the resto is inspired by piazza culture. With everything from cappuccino to handmade pizza, to wine, there's something or everyone. My margherita pizza (plus calabrese) came with pomodoro sauce & fiore di latte topped with fresh basil. There was chilli oil, but I loved this pizza plain. Service is superb.

The 5 hottest restaurants in Halton for the week of June 9 to June 15 were based on the amount of organic page views and searches these restaurants received on 

Top 5 Hottest Restaurants in Oakville, Burlington, and Milton: June 9 - 15

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