inRumours: Café Diplomatico May Be Coming to Mississauga
Mississauga may possibly become home to Cafe Diplomatico Restaurant & Pizzeria - a popular Toronto icon located in Little Italy along College St. It's known to locals as "The Dip" and was one of the first restaurants to build a patio on the College St. strip, helping shape the community's pedestrian-friendly vibe.
The family-owned restaurant was established in 1968 and started out as a small cafe and bar. It has evolved into a full-service restaurant offering an Italian menu that includes everything from breakfast dishes to main entrees to pizzas.
Cafe Diplomatico draws in all walks of life, attracting everyone from tourists to local retirees to World Cup fanatics to diners looking for an affordable Italian meal to enjoy inside the resto or on their wraparound corner patio, people watching while having dinner and a glass of vino.
Rumour has it that Diplomatico will take over an existing building in Mississauga in Port Credit that will offer a lakefront view along Stavebank Rd. If this is true, Snug Harbour will no longer monopolize Mississauga's waterfront space and we will finally have another option for waterfront dining in the city.
A few local businesses were said to have put up a fuss and started a petition to prevent Cafe Diplomatico from coming to the west side and I'm not sure whether they were successful at creating a Diplomatico blockade, but I hope to see another independent business open up shop along Mississauga's waterfront.