Top 5 hottest restaurants in Mississauga: Oct. 12-18

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


5) Pho Queen City

Pho Queen City is located in one of the most ethnic culinary blocks in Mississauga at 5 and 10 (Hurontario and Dundas), where you can find just about every kind of cuisine in a four-block radius. Pho Queen City opened about a year ago and I feel as though it hasn't been discovered yet, likely due to the location. At a quick glance, the corner plaza is at one of the busiest intersections in Mississauga and it can seem as though there isn't any parking. In fact, there is an outdoor area to park with plenty of free spots (the perks of Sauga living). Pop music plays throughout the restaurant that is doing everything right. It's clean (ranked top three for cleanliness), the pho bo broth is full of flavour and has more ingredients than other places and the service was extremely attentive.

 


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. 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) Sansotei

It looks like Mississauga’s once spartan ramen scene is exploding. Recently, Sansotei Ramen opened its doors in Square One--making City Centre a new mecca for ramen. Sansotei, which currently operates locations in Toronto, North York, Markham, Ottawa and Richmond Hill, is known for both the long lineups it tends to generate and its small but satisfying menu. Some soups on the menu include tonkotsu ramen, tonkotsu black ramen, miso black ramen, shoyu ramen, spicy tan tan ramen and tomato ramen. According to Sansotei’s website, the resto’s ramen broth is freshly made every day with pork bone. Diners can also choose thick or thin noodles and add extra toppings (think chashu, eggs, mushrooms, green onion and more) for an additional charge.

 


2) Clarkson Mediterranean Bistro

The Clarkson Mediterranean Bistro is a gem of a find in a small and quaint neighbourhood located west of Port Credit in a community called Clarkson Village. The Clarkson Mediterranean Bistro is a restaurant that's now on my list of go-to places to dine in Mississauga. I had driven by it many times and had it on my list for months - I just wish I had gone sooner. I was floored by the level of service, the flavours, the quality of the food and the affordable pricing. This resto is a prime example of the benefits of supporting local restaurants over the big chains. We tried the California Chicken Risotto includes roasted tomatoes, zucchini and artichokes in a chardonnay and parmesan rose sauce. Risotto can be a heavy dish; however, the flavours were on point and balanced with just enough acidity, resulting in a light, creamy and appetizing dish. The rice to ingredient ratio was perfect with substantial chicken, artichoke and zucchini pieces embedded in the silky risotto.

 


1) Laari Adda

Laari Adda, an Indian and Pakistani street food restaurant, recently took shape in the old Bistro Narra location in the Thomas St. and Winston Churchill area and it's serving up some very fine South Asian cuisine. The restaurant, which is open late, offers dine-in, takeout and catering service. It also offers a bright and colourful interior that draws upon the vibrant decor frequently encountered in India and Pakistan. As far as food goes, restaurant operators say that “Laari Addas in Pakistan are famous for delicious street food and that is exactly what we are bringing back with a modern twist.” One such modern menu item? Nutella parathas. The resto also offers delicious butter chicken, great service and exceptional ambience.

  

Top 5 hottest restaurants in Mississauga: Oct. 12-18

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