Two Mississauga restaurants named among best in Canada for business meetings


Published August 18, 2022 at 1:58 pm

If you’re looking to get together at a restaurant for a business meeting, Mississauga offers a couple of excellent options, according to a recent Canada-wide list of top dining spots.

On the other hand, if you’re seeking a spot for a romantic date or friend date, you might not find what you’re looking for within the borders of Canada’s seventh-largest city.

Open Table, an online restaurant technology and reservation service founded in San Francisco in 1998, and popular international dating app Bumble have released their first three Top 100 Canadian dining lists.

Intended to help Canadians find “the perfect venue for every type of meet-up,” the lists identify the Top 100 Best Restaurants for a Date, Best Restaurants for a Friend Date and Best Restaurants for a Business Meeting–according to Open Table and Bumble.

Alioli Ristorante (350 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W., near Square One) and Casalinga Ristorante (2057 Royal Windsor Dr., in the city’s southwest corner) are the Mississauga spots that made the Best Restaurants for a Business Meeting list.

Mississauga, with no shortage of fine dining and other restaurants within its borders, was shut out in the other two categories.

Officials with Open Table and Bumble who compiled the Top 100 lists note that after two years being cooped up during the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadians are ready to get out and mingle again.

“After a few years of virtual-first hangouts and a lot of ‘me time,’ socializing is having a moment,” they say. “A recent survey of Ontarians revealed that three-quarters (76 per cent) reported that their social circles have shrunk, with half (50 per cent) interested in seeking new friend connections and over a quarter (27 per cent) interested in seeking a romantic partner.”
Additionally, according to Open Table and Bumble, some 26 per cent of Ontarians want to expand their social circle to make new friends, but they don’t know where to start. And 55 per cent of Ontario adults say they need ideas when it comes to choosing a place to meet up in person.
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