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15 Best Restaurants in Milton: Your Local Guide

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Danielle L'Ami

Want to treat yourself to a meal out but aren’t sure where you should go?

Milton has so many great spots that it can be hard to choose. Have no fear, my friends. Here is our list of the best restaurants in Milton that have all been vetted by yours truly.

Bon appetite!

15 Best Restaurants in Milton


Pasqualino Milton
Source: Pasqualino Milton

Take your palate on a trip to Italy without having to leave Milton. Pasqualino is a café and bistro meant to impress. Its lively, buzzing atmosphere is part of the package. So, if you’d prefer a quiet date night, you’d be best advised to try one of the other Italian restaurants on this list. 

The staff are always attentive to their customer’s needs and are ready to make a meal suggestion. If you’d like a change in scenery, try sitting out on their patio, it really sets a lovely backdrop for a nice night out, especially if you love the downtown vibes of Milton.

While Pasqualino serves contemporary Italian cuisine, it is known for its Caesar Salad, Tiramisu, and delicious and well-paired cocktails. Expect to pay on the pricier side for quality ingredients. They are available for an eat-in experience, take-out, or delivery. 


Locanda, Milton
Source: Locanda

Locanda restaurant is known for its elevated Italian cuisine, impeccable hospitality, and a memorable night out. With its cozy vibes and friendly staff, you’ll feel like you’re sitting in Nanna’s house, especially since everything is made in-house. 

Be sure to try the Penne alla Vodka, the Grilled Lamb Chops in Red Wine Reduction, or the Spaghetti with Meatballs, all deliciously filling and delightful for the tastebuds. Their pasta dishes are tossed in a large parmesan wheel as an added treat. 

If you want to finish your meal with something dolci, I suggest the Crème Brûlée or their one-of-a-kind Vanilla Pear-Shaped Ice Cream Encrusted with Chocolate. They offer gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options and also cater to those seeking takeout. 

Boveda Lounge

500 Steeles Ave E #2, Milton, ON L9T 3P7

Translated from Spanish, Boveda means the vault. Walking in, you’ll immediately feel a lively atmosphere and admire the beautiful lighting and art design. While they have music every night of the week, if you go on the weekend, you’ll experience a live musical event. 

Many locals love to come simply for some of their amazing drinks and shisha but often stay for the food. Must-tries include the Boveda Corn, the Lobster or Steak Tacos, and the Fatooch salad. Expect a blend of cultures and food. 

As one of the few lounges in the area, it’s worth checking out. If you prefer a quiet vibe, this may not be the place for you. Their vision is to give their guests a unique and luxurious experience. Prepare to be immersed in vibrant culture, music, and entertainment. 

Sushi-Ya Japan

Sushi-Ya Japan, Milton
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A delightful blend of Japanese and Korean Sushi dishes, you’ll love a taste of fresh sushi right in the heart of Milton. Sushi-Ya Japan has a quaint and authentic atmosphere, with a wide variety of appetizers, classic, signature, or specialty rolls, and lunch or dinner bento options. 

Everything is a la carte, which lends itself to better quality, freshness, and size. Although I often find what you order is very dependent on the mood you’re in and what you’re craving, I recommend any of the Tempura, the Cucumber and Avocado Roll, and the Beef Udon Soup.

Want to impress a guest? Try ordering the sushi pizza, a highlight of any sushi meal. But don’t be dismayed if sushi isn’t your thing. They have some nice Teriyaki options, Chicken Katsu Dinner, and some yummy sushi-less salads to try. 

The Grand Chalet and Tony Spiducci’s Ristorante

The Grand Chalet & Tony Spiducci Ristorante
Source: The Grand Chalet & Tony Spiducci Ristorante

Another fantastic Italian restaurant in Milton, The Grand Chalet has been serving authentic Italian cuisine, including old-world pasta and entrees, for over 30 years.  Family-operated, they pride themselves on making sure any event, big or small, is special and unforgettable. 

Don’t hesitate to enjoy the Antipasto Platter with Bruschetta, Lamb Spiducci – a traditional lamb skewer, or the Osso Bucco when it’s on special. They cater to small and large crowds, with plenty of parking and a hall in the basement for a larger occasion. 

It’s no wonder that they’re winners of multiple Milton Reader’s Choice awards. The food is always delicious, the service is always attentive, and the atmosphere gives an authentic Italian ambiance. Go once, and you’ll soon become a repeat customer. 

Risposta Bistro

24 Crawford Crescent, Campbellville, ON L0P 1B0

Risposta Bistro, Campbellville
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Locals love the exquisite flavours served as lovingly as a work of art when they decide to dine at Ripostta Bistro. Expect mouth-watering dishes such as Ontario Loin of Lamb, succulent Veal Lemon, freshly made Pasta, and more. 

Choose regular dine-in, delectable take-out pizzas with fresh in-house dough or a Risposta experience. An experience includes reserving a room, gazebo, or a special tasting menu that will take your party above and beyond simply eating out.

Your group will enjoy an intimate affair, where your needs will be catered to with a masterful menu, elevated with freshly picked ingredients from their on-site garden and attentive staff that will make your event magical. Be prepared to spend a hefty sum for an experience, though. 

Although on the outskirts of Milton, this bistro makes the list thanks to its ambiance, flavoursome food, and expert servers. If authentic Italian Food with a Mediterranean flavour prepared in an old-fashioned way is what you seek, then be sure to head to Risposta today. 

Casa Americo Italian Bistro & Restaurant

Casa Americo, Milton

In the heart of downtown Milton, you’ll find a gem of an Italian restaurant, Casa Americo. You immediately feel like family the moment you step through the doors as they welcome couples, groups, and families with small children. Yes, they have a kids’ menu too!

Some of their delicious meals include their famous house special Osso Buco D’Agnello, Risotto Ai Funghi Porcini, and Beef Tenderloin. But you’ll definitely want to start with some Bruschetta, as it’s out-of-this-world spectacular. 

Choose to dine in, or if you’re lucky, you’ll find a nice spot on the patio where you can enjoy the heartbeat of downtown Milton. But be sure to book a reservation if you plan to visit on the weekend. And don’t forget to end your meal with their signature Tiramisu; you won’t be disappointed.

Marquee Steakhouse & Piano Lounge

Marquee Steakhouse & Piano Lounge, Milton
Source: Marquee Steakhouse & Piano Lounge, Milton

Wine, live music, and steak, a wonderful trio combination that ticks off all the boxes for a fantastic night out. Marquee is a family-owned and run restaurant in Milton that loves to nourish both taste buds and soul with seasonal menus and create meals inspired by regional ingredients. 

A restaurant with decadence oozing out of every corner, foodies love that you can see the kitchen’s action from the dining area. But, as they have recently opened up their rooftop patio, you may choose to have your dinner al fresco, in an elegant space that lets you eat directly under the stars. 

No matter what you choose to order, you’re sure to get a flavourful meal, but I suggest the Filet Mignon – and you simply must save room for dessert. Know that coming to Marquee will elevate any special occasion to a wonderful and cherished memory. 

La Toscana Ristorante

9113 Derry Rd W, Milton, ON L9T 7Y9

La Toscana Ristorante, Milton
Source: La Toscana Ristorante, Milton

This is the sixth Italian restaurant on our list – can you tell that Miltonians love their Italian food? But what makes La Toscana unique is that it is inside a 19th-century Milton landmark, which lends nicely to the night-out experience. Not to mention the daily fresh oyster and Martini bar. 

And you can certainly visit this elegant local landmark if all you’re craving is dessert and a nice drink. You’re in for a treat with choices like Tiramisu, Chocolate and Raspberry Ice Cream, New York Cheesecake, and Semifreddo. 

Pasquale, the owner, tends to all his customers’ needs with charm and ensures that everyone is well taken care of. If you want a night out with great food, great people, and a great atmosphere, you won’t be disappointed.

Thai House

Thai House Cuisine, Milton
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With an owner and executive chef with more than 15 years of experience in Thai cuisine, is it any wonder that Thai House has been voted as having the best Thai food in Milton? Dine in or select take-out, the food is always piping hot and tantalizing for the tastebuds.

Some favourites that always hit the mark are their Thai Green Curry – if you like it spicy – their Pad Woon Sen, glass noodles with mushrooms, and their never-found-anywhere-else, Thai Curry Puffs – try to see what all the fuss is about. 

I have been eating here for years and have never felt bored with options. There is a lot of fantastic food from which to choose. Finish off your meal with honey-fried bananas or some ginger tea if you’re too stuffed from all the deliciousness. 

The Eighth Note

The Eighth Note
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Recently changing ownership and getting a new name, Pretty Rad, is now known as The Eighth Note. They’ve kept a lot of what made them rad in the first place, such as their amazing cocktails, delicious bites, and friendly staff, but they have added a few twists to shake things up.

They’ve now got live music from Friday to Sunday, introduced a breakfast menu on the weekend, and thrown in a 19+ Drag Brunch the first Sunday of every month into the mix. They also love hosting other fun event nights, such as their 80s party. 

They love to play around with their menu and cater to the season and what’s popular, but they have some great standbys, such as Chicken Club and Saucy and Dry Wings. If you’re a fan of New Orleans cuisine, you must try their Louisiana Dirty Rice or New Orleans Style Shrimp. 

And you cannot go without trying one of their signature cocktails. The Spicy Margarita has just the right amount of kick.  And, if you can, I’d suggest finding a spot on the raised patio in the back in the summer for the ultimate experience.

Journey’s Cuisine

Looking for food with some international flair? Then check out Journey’s Cuisine, where Caribbean and Jamaican come together for exquisite flavours. Exotic dishes include Ackee & Salt Fish, and Cow Soup. Food adventure seekers will be in love. 

With friendly service and an inviting atmosphere where all guests feel like a part of the family, this hidden gem will not stay hidden for long. It’s already picking up quite the popularity as the hot spot to go when you want to eat something delicious and different.  

But don’t think for a moment that you can skip out on the must-haves like Jerk Chicken, Oxtail & Beans Regis, and the Chef’s Specialty Salad. And with a name like So Good Chocolate Cake, you’ll want to add this to your meal, too. 

Goodfellas Wood Oven Pizza

Goodfellas, Milton
Source: Allen Christison

Yes, this is another Italian restaurant in Milton, but hold up! Goodfellas specializes in delicious, mouth-watering wood oven pizza. With multiple years as part of the Milton scene, they have received Milton’s Top Choice Award six years in a row – now that’s saying something!

Everything they make is homemade and originates from rustic Italian backyard flavours familiar to the south of Rome. Rustic also lends itself nicely to the décor and atmosphere, and you might even think you stepped through a teleporter directly to Italy when you choose to dine in. 

While you can certainly go for any of their renowned pizzas, you should also try their Gnocchi Pesto di Pollo. It’s a great time for an intimate occasion, but they cater to larger groups and families, too. And do yourself a favour, take half your pizza home, and try one of their irresistible desserts. 

Wagih’s Steakhouse Hood & Grill

260 Main St E, Milton, ON L9T 1P2

As Milton is ever-growing, it’s nice to know that Halal is on the menu at Wagih’s Steakhouse. Dine-in or delivery, there are lots of options to pick from on their expansive menu. But I must insist you try one of their steaks. It is, after all, a steakhouse. 

Expect whatever you select, whether it be the Tenderloin with Mushroom Sauce or the Rib Eye Steak with Pepper Sauce, to be tender and delicious. If you want to try something with a Mediterranean flair, they have delicious kinds of Shawarma, Falafels, and more. 

The service is attentive and friendly, while the atmosphere offers a clean and simple vibe. With reasonable prices and everything served with a smile, you’ll wonder why you waited so long to try out this amazing place.

Grill Daddy

One word. Brunch. The meal that perfectly defines that hunger pain that hits you when it’s too late for breakfast and too early for lunch. The menu is massive and overflows with breakfast or lunch options, including vegetarian dishes like the Vegetable Skillet and Halal choices, like Halal Chicken. 

Grill Daddy is a great spot to take the whole family, including kids; they can’t get enough of the pancakes. I love going knowing that the food is always fresh and flavourful, and the price is reasonable for the quality and quantity you get. 

The servers are always kind and ready to top up your coffee while you wait for your meal. But don’t expect a place like this not to be packed if you decide to visit on a weekend, so if a crowd’s not your thing, try a weekday visit.

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