Top 5 Date Night Restaurants in Mississauga


Hey guys, I have an idea. Next time you go on a date in Mississauga, change it up a little. Perhaps she is getting a little sick of the big box restaurant dates or the 50-minute ride to a Toronto restaurant after you're in a bad mood for paying $20 for parking.

Here are 5 great date night restaurant in Mississauga:

5 - Aielli 

Mark your calendar or book your next date night out to Aielli Restaurant! This place is a little more chill. No late night dancing here, but you are in Port Credit, so there is still a lot to do afterwards. It is one of the finer Italian restaurants in Mississauga that caters to its customers and it is a great place to dine. Its 30 year history in Port Credit is a testament to what they do best - food and wine. It's a perfect night for a hearty Italian meal created by Chef/Proprietor Luigi Macerola. The resto boasts old school Italian wall murals that create a charming and intimate setting for nice romantic date.

What you need to try: Brome Lake Duck Trilogy - Duck cooked three ways (as seen below)
Price for mains:
$20 to $28

4 - Rogues

Rogues Restaurant, located on Dundas St. W in Mississauga, is marking their 29th year - a tenure that’s hard to achieve, especially in the food scene. At Rogues, you can expect traditional fine dining with a twist. The environment is elegant and they have also taken care not to make it too pretentious or stuffy so you feel right at home. They have a large open kitchen so you can watch the Executive Chef Bevan Terry  in action. The menu is inspired by the delicious cuisine of northern Italy and the Mediterranean.

What you need to try: Gnocchi
Price for mains:
 $22.95 to $39.95 

3 - Casalinga Ristorante

Located in the southwest corner of Mississauga on Royal Windsor and Southdown (yes that is still Mississauga) in a plaza is one of the best kept Italian restaurants in the city called Casalinga. This place can't be any bigger than 40 seats and get packed pretty fast, especially on weekends. They offer house-made gnocchi (small dumplings made from potato, semolina or flour that are usually served with sauce) and house-made gnocchi is usually hard to find, especially in Mississauga. That right there it said a lot about the restaurant. We ordered the potato gnocchi that came with lamb, caramelized onions, cherry tomatoes, roasted garlic, mushroom and tomato sauce. The dish was absolutely delicious and the gnocchi melted in our mouths. You won't be hungry after eating something this generously portioned. They also have thin crust pizza cooked in a stone oven. Casalinga has been around for just over three years and if they keep serving this hearty Italian food, they will be here for generations to come. 

What you need to try: Seafood Risotto
Price for mains start at:

2 - 17 Steakhouse & Bar

This might be a date night for a special occasion as 17 Steakhouse is the epitome of fine dining. 17 Steakhouse has stepped up the fine dining game in Mississauga. 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. 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 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.  

What you need to try: Snake River Farms American Wagyu Flat Iron $39.00 8oz
Price for mains: $26.00 to $200.00 

1 - Michael's Back Door

Before we start talking about the food and the restaurant, we've got to say that we love the name and where Michael's is located. The setup is so unlike anything else in Mississauga, as it is located at the back of a building in Clarkson off Lakeshore Road and is almost a secret because it's completely hidden from public view. As you park in the back alley, you will find a glass solarium protruding from the back. It's almost like you are walking into a secret location. We tried the risotto pescatore which had risotto with shrimp, scallops, fresh tomatoes and white wine (as seen below) and it was some of the best risotto we've had. The shrimp were huge, the seafood was plentiful and the rice was perfectly cooked. The server was very pleasant and knowledgeable and gave recommendations, as any good server should. This isn't a big place, so make reservations -- especially on Friday and Saturday nights. This would be a perfect place for a date and they even have a piano room that can accommodate 40 people, which is great for a corporate dinner. They recently introduced a wine room for up to 16, which is great for family parties when you just don't want to cook at home. Michael's is expanding so much that it might have a front door one day. Also, Michael's Back Door has been around since 1981, so you know they're doing something right.

What you need to try:
Seafood Risotto 
Price range for mains:
 $15.95 to 34.95

Risotto Pescatore

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