Top 5 Hottest Restaurants in Mississauga: June 3-9

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Here are the 5 hottest restaurants in Mississauga for the week of June 3-9, based on the amount of organic page views and searches these restaurants received on insauga.com.


5) Enzo’s Two Guys From Italy

Don’t you just love discovering a 32-year-old gem for the first time? Even better, isn’t it great when your better-late-than-never discovery makes you realize you’ll be back? Well Enzo’s Two Guys From Italy is that place. Not the fanciest restaurant (it still has an 80s-style enclosed smoking glass cage), the food at the long-standing Streetsville resto is on point. We had stuffed sole, ravioli, and to top it off, deep dish pizza. It’s only the second place we know that has it. The pizza was fresh, baked perfectly and the meat topping made it amazing! The dough was also super fresh.


4) Capra's Kitchen

Look out Mississauga! Chef Massimo Capra and his signature 'stache and big personality are in our city. Chef Massimo recently opened a restaurant called Capra's Kitchen in his hometown of Mississauga in the former Villa La Bella space along Lakeshore Rd. in the Clarkson neighbourhood. Chef Massimo is an accomplished celebrity chef, TV personality, author and Saugaboy who has an extensive resume. Starting from the ground up, his career began when he first started toiling in kitchens in Italy. He made his way to Toronto in the early 80s and worked in a few notable fine dining establishments in the city. His brand new restaurant offers lunch, dinner and weekend brunch and his menu is full of delicious, classic Italian fare that’s sure to leave every diner satisfied.


3) Door FiftyFive

Imagine you've been whisked away to a Queen West bar. Ever since it opened, this place has been crazy. Even on weeknights, when other bars in the area are dead, this place is bursting at the seams with people and for good reason. Get ready to be amazed. Every aspect of this place — including the space and menu — has been designed with the utmost thought to detail. Although the food menu is only about five per cent of entire menu (there are only 13 items), you will find interesting takes on southern classics, such as chicken and waffles, Rub Me the Right Way beef brisket, Boars Gone Wild smoked sausage, bison chipotle frank, blackened shrimp and gumbo cheddar grits and the boss platter (BBQ sampler platter). All of meat is smoked with SmokinLicious' cherry wood and sugar maple wood chips, which "gives a nice sweetness to meat."


2) The Port House Social Bar & Kitchen

You know how the old saying goes—when one door closes, another one opens. In this case, the closure of long-standing restobar Ten Restaurant + Wine Bar has led to the opening of the brand Port House Social Bar and Kitchen. Recently, the "premium casual" restaurant and lounge opened its doors and is now offering a fairly extensive wine, cocktail and dine-in menu. In terms of beverages, the resto boasts a healthy cocktail list and a decent assortment of on tap beer, including Shock Top and Goose Island IPA. As far as wine goes, the offerings are extensive (as they should be). Vino aficionados can sip on Kim Crawford's New Zealand Pinot Noir, Argentina Malbecs, Italian Pinot Grigios and more. As far as food goes, the resto offers calamari, hot Korean wings, tuna poke wontons, a variety of pizzas, signature burgers, salmon, fish and chips, gnocchi rose ,a $139 Tomahawk steak dinner for two and more. The spacious and stylish resto will no doubt fill the void left by Ten.


1) Indian Cuisine by the Lake

Indian Cuisine by the Lake is indeed by the lake (although it's not exactly on it). Located on Lakeshore Road in the bustling Port Credit neighbourhood, the casual resto offers a streetside patio and cozy interior. The food—especially the meat dishes—is very good and the menu is extensive. Diners can order pakoras, chana masala, aloo gobi masala, butter chicken and more. The tandoori selection is also fun to peruse, with Afghan Chicken Tikka, Haryali Chicken Tikka ( a wonderful bright green dish that gets its colour from its green pepper, chive, cilantro and broccoli marinade), paneer tikka and more. So, if you're looking for a romantic night of Indian dining, you'll find a nice selection on the menu and a nice, walkable neighbourhood to enjoy after dinner. Opt for the patio if you want to linger over drinks.

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