Battle results! Best Italian battle: Hamilton vs. Mississauga
Have you been in the mood for Italian food and haven’t been quite sure where to go to get it? Since there is no shortage of selection in the GTHA, the choice as to where to dine can be a tough one—especially when great Italian restaurants are plentiful across cities.
When it comes to great Italian food, every ingredient counts. Is the pizza dough soft and crunchy in all the right places? Is the pasta savoury and cooked to perfection? Are the salads tasty and creative? Is the cheese selection on point?
Both Mississauga and Hamilton are known for their respective food scenes, and both offer a ton of excellent Italian places—but only one city can have the absolute best hotspots.
What places were competing?
When you're hungry, nothing beats a heaping serving of linguine or a perfect pizza. Mississauga has some choice hotspots for Italian food, including the Port Credit gem Aielli Ristorante, the popular Streetsville hotspot Goodfellas, the ever-popular (and hard to get a table at) Papa Giuseppe's, the Clarkson area Casalinga and our number one pick, the eternally popular Michael's Back Door. While Michael's Back Door is our proud number one pick, all of the places will leave you more than satisfied when you're in the mood for a truly tasty dinner.
Steeltown has a growing food scene and it's no slouch when it comes to providing diners with incredible Italian fare. Some places more than worth checking out include the comfort food-focused (but still upscale) Valentino's Restaurant, the casual gem known for its bottomless bread baskets that is The Express Italian Eatery, the elegant and ambience-filled La Piazza Allegra, the upscale and Carmen's C Hotel-located Baci Ristorante, and our number one pick, the sleek, cool and trendy Caro Restaurant and Bar. While Caro is our favourite, we know Hamilton is full of delicious Italian hotspots.
We asked you which city has the best casual restaurants and you voted.
Here are the results!
It looks like people prefer to dine on Italian in Hamilton, as the city scored 86 per cent of the vote.
What city do you visit when you’re in the mood for some Italian fare?