5 Hottest Restaurants in Mississauga – April 9 to 15
Here are the 5 hottest restaurants in Mississauga for the week of April 9 to 15, 2016, based on the amount of organic page views and searches these restaurants received on insauga.com.
5 - Papa Giuseppe’s
You can’t really miss this quaint little restaurant that’s located in the heart of Port Credit. If you are one of the lucky people who actually get a seat, you are in for a treat. This place has a rustic Italian-inspired dining room and is a great spot to enjoy your pizza, which is cooked in a stone oven. Papa Giuseppe’s also serves house-made gnocchi and I can never say no to that. They also serve a selection of antipasti, including insalata caprese, and a wide selection of pastas including Nona’s Pasta Campania or carbonara (marche). If you are lucky enough, try to get a seat directly in front of the kitchen so you can eat and watch the chef and cooking staff do their thing. In the summer months, they have a really nice patio they open up at the back of the restaurant. If you are on a date and you get into this place you look like a Don Juan!
17 Steakhouse and Bar is by far the most impressive new opening of 2015 (and there are only a few months left).Millions were spent redesigning the majestic 32,000 sq. ft. space filled with over the top features such as a gorgeous oversized fresh water aquarium filled with a colourful array of African cichlid fish that's visible from both the main bar and one of the two private dining rooms. The menu includes a number of U.S., Ontario and Alberta prime cuts of beef, including the tenderloin, strip loin, prime T-bone, porterhouse and tomahawk. You will also find Japanese A5 wagyu and a reasonably priced American flat iron wagyu at $40 for 8 oz. Other options include oysters, ahi tuna, seared scallops, tempura shrimp, fish options, salads, duck confit, bison tenderloin, risotto, chicken, braised back ribs, charcuterie board, calamari and a seafood tower.
Grilled European Bass
Masamune Japanese Restaurant has been in Mississauga for 19 years and is one of the only Japanese restaurants in our Top 5 list to offer both Western style dining with Western tables and chairs and traditional Japanese style dining in Zashiki Rooms (also referred to as Tatami Rooms). The Zashiki room is where a group can dine in traditional Japanese style with shoes removed, chabudai (low tables), small pillows to sit on, and a sunken floor for your legs. I ordered more than a few dishes which included Sunomono Salad, Spicy Salmon Handroll, Fried Tofu, and a Salmon Teriyaki Bento Box. The Sashimi is most definitely the freshest and most tender in the top 5. The Soft Shell Crab and the accompanying sauce were flavourful and a decent portion size. Overall, the experience was good including the attentive customer service. This place is a little pricier but you can tell why in the quality of fish.
2 - Jody's Deli
Jody’s Deli is a family run business named after the founder, Jody Kerimovski who is also the creator of the signature blends used in the meats. The meats are prepared by a boutique butcher located in Montreal using Jody’s signature recipes and brought in weekly. You can find a variety of classic deli sandwiches including smoked meat (pepper crusted and smoked for 16 hours), corned beef (slow cooked in a mild spice brine), slow roasted beef, smoked turkey (white breast meat smoked for 8 hours) and a variety of daily house-made sides. It’s a modern take on an old school deli concept built on years of experience in the Montreal food scene.
1 - Old Stable Pub
How do I describe this place? At first glance, it looks like a tiny, tucked-away bar. When you walk in, however, you feel like you've stepped into a legit western barn. There are deer heads on the wall and saddles all over the place. Oh, and this place -- called The Old Stable Pub -- is a straight-up Polish bar/restaurant. The menu is small and filled with polish dishes that include cabbage rolls, pierogis, beef stew and chilli. The server said everything is made in-house and once he brought the pierogis and tasted it, I believed him. The pierogis (which were in the top 5 pierogis) come in potato and meat varieties, so they're good for vegetarian and carnivorous diners alike. The cabbage rolls where really good but I don’t have them much at restaurants and the chilli was delicous.