Top 5 Hottest Restaurants in Mississauga: Aug 12-18

in

Here are the 5 hottest restaurants in Mississauga for the week of Aug 12-18, based on the amount of organic page views and searches these restaurants received on insauga.com.


5) Alioli Ristorante

Located in the heart of Mississauga’s City Centre is Alioli’s Italian Restaurant, one of the few restaurants in City Centre that is independently owned. Alioli’s has been around since 1996 and was founded right after Biritz Night Club closed down. This place is great for corporate business lunches and date nights with that special person, as the wine list is extensive and the atmosphere is sophisticated. The service is impeccable and the food is absolutely delicious. In the summer, they have a gorgeous huge patio that doubles the size of the restaurant. With the price point leaning on the higher scale, perhaps save this restaurant for that special person or that big deal meeting.


4) Dai Ichi

It is surprising to find a sushi place in the midst of a rather eclectic strip mall, steps away from an outdoor furniture retailer and a horse race betting site. This strange spot, the small plaza just south of Longos by Winston Churchill and Laird, is exactly where you will find Dai Ichi. That said, it would be a mistake to let the unique location persuade you that this restaurant has little to offer. Far from it, Dai Ichi is arguably amongst the best Japanese restaurants in Mississauga. When you walk into the restaurant, you will see simple booths leading to a small sushi bar, and one wall of closed japanese-styled seating. Despite the basic setup, the food experience is a sheer delight. The veggie bento box came with all the staples (and all cooked very well): miso soup, rice tea, deep fried tofu with teriyaki sauce, rice, veggie tempura and avocado rolls. The service was fast, and the server was attentive. With it’s fine quality food, it’s no wonder Dai Ichi is seen as a local hot spot for Japanese eats in southwest Mississauga.


3) Peter’s on Eglinton

Located on the corner of Eglinton and Tomken is a place that you’ve passed by hundreds of times called Peter’s on Eglinton. When you first walk in you, you can’t help but think that this is what all restaurants looked like in high-end hotels in the 70s. A quick scan of this place and it’s obvious it’s geared towards an older audience, and low and behold, we once saw that Hazel McCallion was having her dinner in the booth next to us. It’s common to see a lot of families here and why not? This place is very nice inside, spacious and the food is oh so good with huge portions.


2) Udupi Madras Cafe

You'd be forgiven if you said you'd never heard of this tucked-away gem on Enfield Place, right behind the Sussex Centre. It's not visible from the street, but its central location and unique menu brimming with Southern Indian vegetarian cuisine puts this pleasant finding high on our list of must-visit Indian restos. The cafe, intimate and decorated in dark, rich hues, offers diners the chance to sample medu vada (a sort of savory doughnut), various dosas (crepe-like wraps) and South Indian Thali, a mini five-course meal served with a pickle, pappad, yogurt, buttermilk, sambar, rasam, poriyal, dal or kootu, gravy, rice of the day, white rice, chapati or poori and the dessert of the day. The Thali is served on a round platter with rice in the center and, despite sounding overwhelming, isn't too much for one person to finish. Diners looking for an even more authentic experience can enjoy a masala chai (tea) after their meal. The fair price point, attentive service and highly customizable menu (you can specify spice, oil and texture level for dosas) makes this inconspicuous vegetarian resto more than worth the search.


1) El Mariachi Tacos and Churros

Recently, we announced that we were pretty pumped to hear that a brand new Mexican restaurant was set to open in a city that’s lacking in Mexican sit-down restaurants. Now, the newest addition to Mississauga’s growing Mexican scene has officially opened its doors. El Mariachi Tacos and Churros has set up shop in Streetsville and is now serving authentic tacos filled with all manner of delicious ingredients, including chorizo, carnitas, tinga, pozole and more. As the name implies, the resto also specializes in Churros. The restaurant has taken shape in the Graydon Pub building on Queen Street South.The brand new restaurant will provide the newly opened Border MX with a little extra competition.

Top 5

Your Comments