Top 5 Hottest Restaurants in Mississauga: Feb 24-March 2

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Here are the 5 hottest restaurants in Mississauga for the week of Feb 24 - March 2, based on the amount of organic page views and searches these restaurants received on insauga.com.


5) Aielli Ristorante

Mark your calendar or book your next night out to Aielli Restaurant. It is one of the finer Italian restaurants in Mississauga that caters to its customers and 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 was the perfect night for a hearty Italian meal created by Chef/Proprietor Luigi Macerola. Aielli has a beautiful wine room that holds over 10,000 bottles. This area can also host small and intimate private functions. Aielli also has some bragging rights, winning multiple Awards of Excellence from the Wine Spectator -- a highly revered resource for the world’s finest wines.


4) Marco Polo

Marco Polo Restobar is a relatively new restaurant in the Clarkson neighbourhood - a welcome addition to the oldest community in Mississauga. The menu focuses on North American gastropub food with a Mediterranean twist. The plates are smaller which makes it ideal for sharing and getting a taste of what the creative and innovative menu has to offer. The menu includes a sharable section, big plates, greens and leafy things, in between the buns and grilled flatbreads. They even have a dish named after both Oliveira's and Capin’s moms called Anna Maria. Other menu items include wings, layered nachos, piri piri shrimp tacos, charcuterie for two, mac & cheese, steak frites, porchetta burger and a variety of flatbreads.


3) Hinote Sushi

Hinote Sushi is endlessly popular based on the quality of the food, presentation and atmosphere. It's a small gem hidden in a residential plaza. If you want to try it during your lunch break, get there before noon because there is a daily (and loyal) lunch rush. Although Hinote is a touch pricier than other sushi restaurants, it is worth it and you get what you pay for. One of my all time favorite Japanese dishes is a spicy salmon roll/hand roll and Hinote does it so well. The presentation is beautiful. The taste is a melody in my mouth and incorporates the savory flavour of their special hot sauce, the crunchiness of the bits of tempura and the soft freshness of the raw salmon. It's literally an explosion of opposing textures that just works so well.


2) Rick's Good Eats

This exceedingly creative gem sits on the Mississauga and Brampton border and offers an incredible array of North American and Indian fusion dishes. It's truly one of a kind, and offers such creative concoctions as jerk chicken samosas, apple pie samosas, butter chicken mac n' cheese, butter chicken loaded fries and, most importantly, the Punjabi cheeseburger with tandoori bacon. Founded by Rick Matharu, a Recipe to Riches winner who took the top spot for his butter chicken lasagna, the restaurant does something decidedly unique and pays homage to two distinct food cultures. This is not a burger you want to miss.


1) Kantene

Just east of Hurontario, Dundas is all mature buildings and long-standing plazas housing everything from jewellery stores to spartan ethnic restos with, believe it or not, functioning and occupied apartments on top (a rare throwback to a bygone era). For that reason, it’s striking to see a decidedly modern restaurant--one that’s all pristine white wood and chic aquamarine accents--in an aging white plaza that shows the city’s age. Kantene, a brand new comfort food restaurant that combines counter and table service, is breathing culinary life into Cooksville--and it’s doing so with classic dishes. Specializing in fusion cuisine, the restaurant excels with its absolutely delicious vegetarian pizza (topped with eggplant and zucchini), flavourful feta-covered lamb burger (complete with a fresh bun from the Rose Bakery next door) and indulgent hand cut fries. You don't want to miss that pizza.

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Top 5 Hottest Restaurants in Mississauga: Feb 24-March 2

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