Top 5 Hottest Restaurants in Mississauga: Sept 16 - 22
Here are the 5 hottest restaurants in Mississauga for the week of Sept. 16-22, based on the amount of organic page views and searches these restaurants received on insauga.com.
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.
4) Moon Sushi
Located just north of Clarkson in a strip plaza north of the QEW on Erin Mills Parkway is the newest entry into the top 5 AYCE category called Moon Sushi. The resto is deceptively cozy and looks a little grander from the outside, but who cares as long as you get a seat. They boast an old school pen and paper ordering system and standout service, and service in an all-you-can-eat system is key when you want to wolf down as much sushi and tempura as possible while receiving accurate orders. The food was very flavourful and delicious as well.
The Wilcox Gastropub (featured in cover photo) is located on the corner of Hurontario and Eglinton and is situated in the Wilcox House - one of Mississauga's oldest Heritage Homes which features Greek and Gothic detailing and was built by Amos and Charles Wilcox in 1850. In a place that serves everything from pork sliders to poutine, Scotch egg, ceviche, cassava frites, braised short ribs, an18oz bone-in rib eye steak and confit of duck leg I'm going straight to the burger. This is one of their signature dishes here called The Wilcox Burger and it didn't disappoint. The beef is grounded daily and the only one on this list that actually bakes their brioche buns daily. Now that's dedication!
2) Border MX
This authentic Mexican place has garnered a lot of attention since it opened because Mississauga doesn’t have many Mexican joints like it. The chef is from Mexico, so she knows her stuff and makes truly authentic dishes in her Mexican kitchen. The menu offers traditional Mexican dishes, including fajitas, tamales, flautas and pork carnitas. Friday and Saturday nights are reserved for Chef Rico’s regional Mexican specials such as Tongue Tacos (self-explanatory) and Pozole (a soup made of pork or chicken broth with hominy and other garnishes). The Cooksville resto benefits from prime spot on Hurontario, friendly service and a reliably delicious menu.
Porchetta Roll, the brand new Dixie Road-area family-run restaurant that’s already making a splash in the neighbourhood with its savoury menu and chic interior, opened its doors a little over a month ago. Run by husband and wife team Anna and Robert Siwek, the restaurant specializes in a number of flavourful and comforting European dishes and, you guessed it, porchetta. Porchetta, a fatty, flavourful and tender boneless pork roast often found in Italian cuisine, is the main event at a cozy take-out resto that also serves up cevapi (a Balkan sausage), veal sausage, inventive poutines and the establishment’s best selling buttermilk chicken. While the resto has only been open for a few weeks, it’s already attracting decent crowds anxious to try the chicken and porchetta dinners and sandwiches, southern fried chicken sandwich, shrimp po’ boy, poutines with crispy chicken or shrimp and more. So if you’re in the mood for some classic European fare, Porchetta Roll is more than worth a look.