5 Hottest Restaurants in Mississauga – Feb 27 to Mar 4
Here are the 5 hottest restaurants in Mississauga for the week of February 27 to March 4, based on the amount of organic page views and searches these restaurants received on insauga.com.
5 - Piatto Bistro
Piatto is a long-standing Sauga gem that's been loyally serving diners since 1989 is Piatto Bistro, a fine dining resto on the ground floor of an old-style house-turned-spa at the corner of Dundas and Mississauga Road. The space plays music throughout the restaurant, it’s an old school but lively vibe with regulars that frequent the resto. The service is attentive and accommodating and our server went out of his way help me decide on a custom-made dish that he insisted the chef would be happy to make. We had three different servers with varying roles taking care of our table and management checked in with our table during our final course. The food and service are extra special. The menu reflects Chef Abramo Tonelli’s classical Italian cuisine blending with a touch of French. Born in Argentina of Italian decent, his daily blackboard specials are abundant in seafood options and where you will find especially creative and well crafted selections to choose from.
Grilled seafood includes shrimp, scallop and calamari.
John Ross Woodland, executive chef, has quite the culinary repertoire. He has trained under exceptional chefs, won numerous awards and is a Chopped Canada champ (Food Network chef challenge television show). Chef Woodland uses both classical and modern techniques and often transforms classic comfort food into modern day dishes such as a deconstructed American apple pie, escargot with pea risotto, or his version of a campfire favorite - s' mores. The open concept restaurant is naturally and brightly lit during the day and dimly lit in the evenings giving it a completely different vibe that can simultaneously be romantic and lively. The servers are engaging and the music plays on speakers around the restaurant. It's far from stuffy nor do you feel as though you need to use your inside voice.
Ahi tuna two ways
3 - Union Social
Located in the northwest end of Mississauga by the huge Royal Bank building off the 401, this place is a non-chain restaurant called Union Social Eatery. The restaurant has an airy, open concept feel with a bar lined with large flat screen TVs that sits center stage. The lounge area is to the right and the dining area to the left. Our waiter was very helpful and knowledgeable and explained that everything is made in-house, including their signature sauces, in-house smoked wings and hand-cut Yukon Gold fries. You know a place is doing well when they open up their first location in Mississauga and then expand into Toronto. Usually it’s the other way around. This is the case for Union Social Eatery, who opened their second location at Yonge and St. Clair. They are doing something right along with dishing out good food!
Almond crusted chicken fingers
2 - Lola’s Foodhaus
Lola’s Foodhaus is a new Filipino-fusion restaurant which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers weekend karaoke and DJ nights. Chef Magampon’s seasonal menu is designed to reflect the traditional flavours of Filipino cuisine influenced with Eurpoean ingredients and techniques taken from his culinary experience. He creates a version of the Filipino national dish called adobo made with chicken and served with an Asian inspired risotto. You will also find popular street eats such as lumpia Shanghai (Filipino spring rolls made with ground pork and a vegetarian option) and Magampon’s secret recipe for Filipino BBQ pork skewers which is marinated for two days and served with a house-made BBQ sauce. Filipino BBQ pork is traditionally a savory and sweet marinade which pairs well with pork.
Adobo made with chicken and served with an Asian inspired risotto
1 - 17 Steakhouse
There is something for everyone on the menu with varying price ranges so don't let "fine dining" scare you away from having lunch or hosting a business meeting or get together. Our server was extremely attentive and extremely knowledgeable about the menu - remarkably more than any other fine dining restaurant in Mississauga. Our server was passionate and educated us on the variety of steak types and cuts on the menu without being overly intrusive and was well-versed at answering all of our questions. The owner checked in on our table just before our last course and makes it a point to check on every table during their dining experience. 17 Steakhouse has set the bar and it's pretty high. 17 Steakhouse is a majestic Vegas-style game changer to the fine dining scene in the city. Millions were spent designing the 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 Snake River Farms American wagyu flat iron steak
Shortrib and Beef Burger