For special occasions it’s always good to have a reliable go-to romantic spot sure to impress any date or spouse. No need to bust out the old boombox and write a ballad — unless you really want to. These fabulous eats are sure to woo your honey and make sure your evening is nothing short of epic. Expect great food, great ambiance, a bit of whimsy and a touch of romance from these classy date night restaurants in Brampton.
1. Cantina Fellini Wine Bar
35 Main St. N. • 905-866-5535
Executive Chef Angelo D has dined celebrities, pro athletes and the wealthy in his previous restaurant on Toronto’s Bloor West. Angelo is serving up Italian food with a French twist at his elegant, low-key establishment on Main Street in Downtown Brampton. The food reflects the elegant setting, with escargot and a nice charcuterie board just a couple of the great options on the menu. It’s the perfect setting for a date; they often have live music on Saturdays as well.
2. Sushi House
135 Main St N. • (905) 457-4882
If you and your date are sushi lovers, you’ll appreciate this little downtown spot. With some of the best rolls and sashimi in the city, you won’t leave unsatisfied. Pair the delicious food with a low-key, zen vibe in the restaurant and you’ve got a great place for a date.
3. Aria Bistro & Lounge485 Main St N • (905) 451-2600
If you’re looking for classy dining with a twist of old world charm, Aria is where you’ll want to take your date. The sophisticated decor matches the menu, with a variety of delicious, refined dishes to choose from. There’s something for everyone; filet mignon, lobster tail, sea bass and Oysters Rockefeller are among the options.
4. Antica Osteria Italian Ristorante
3088 Mayfield Rd • (905) 495-5555
Delicious Italian fare is an understatement when it comes to Antica Osteria. This Southern Italian restaurant serves up innovate and always delicious classics that are oh so delicious. The restaurant has a charming, rustic feel. You can always expect fabulous service from the staff at Antica, who are always happy to make recommendations on wine pairings from their extensive offering and anything else you may need.
5. J. Red & Co
341 Main St. N • (905) 866-5733
If you’re looking to wow a date who happens to be a foodie, then J. Red won’t let you down. Owned by world-travelling Food Network chef Jason Rosso, the menu offerings of eclectic fusion cuisine will take you on a culinary adventure. From appetizer to dessert, expect spectacular eats through and through. With the dim, mood-setting lighting and decor, you’ve got yourself a place to spend a winning evening.
10100 Heart Lake Road • (905) 500-0918
Nine 18 is located inside Turberry Golf Club. Stay warm by the fire and enjoy a spectacular view at this cozy spot. Their menu is extensive, with options to suit a sophisticated or casual palette. We recommend the Cornish hen or halibut.
2880 Queen Street East • (905) 791-4678
170 Bovaird Dr W • (905) 459-6777
Bucatini is just what you’d expect from an authentic Italian fine dining restaurant. The atmosphere is great and the menu is filled with dishes you’ll be dying to try. Options include shrimp diavolo, Atlantic salmon, rib steak, and of course a Sicilian cannoli for a little something sweet. They also offer an extensive selection of wine pairings to complete your meal. If you love Italian fare, you’ll enjoy Bucatini.