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We’re always talking about food and Mississauga. The two go hand in hand. However, we often overlook a couple of locations in the city that offer just as much quality cuisine as everywhere else.
Today we’re going to take a quick look at some restaurants Clarkson has to offer, across all spectrums, from fine dining, to breakfast grub. We were shocked to find out just how fantastic Clarkson’s food offerings is, and it’s suddenly shot to the top of the list for food in Mississauga! Sit back and prepare to be surprised and hungry!
Solstice Restaurant & Wine Bar opened its doors to Clarkson Village in 2005. Operated by the Angheloni Brothers (Vince, Andrew & Chef John Paul). They have dedicated themselves to offering their guests a modern take on Italian Classics.
A fan favorite is the veal invlotini, tender veal wrapped around tiger shrimp and served with polenta and rapini. With rotating specials using seasonal ingredients and over 16 wines by the glass. Solstice always has something fresh on the menu. Solstice also boasts a private dining room that holds up to 90 guests.
Solstice Restaurant and Wine Bar – 1801 Lakeshore Road West
Mango Rain is Clarkson’s answer for authentic Indian and Thai cuisine and you’ll be hard pressed to find better in the city! Mango Rain has a big menu that covers appetisers and soups, to Thai or Indian specific dishes, with vegan and gluten-free options throughout. I recommend either the yellow curry with chicken or lamb vindaloo, if you can handle the heat!
Mango Rain – 1714 Lakeshore Road West
Michael’s Back Door is rather aptly named as is it located at the back entrance of a hidden building in Clarkson. You can park at a back alley and find your way inside to be surprised by how up-scale this resto is. Michael’s isn’t a very big restaurant but it is a great location for a date, so be prepared to book a reservation in advance. It’s a fancy little Italian restaurant that has been around since the 80’s, and offers fantastic food and great wine. I recommend the Vitello Sorrentina, which is veal topped with eggplant, capicollo, boccoini cheese, and basil garlic tomato sauce.
Michael’s Back Door – 1715 Lakeshore Road West
Mickey’s Pizza is a pizza lovers dream, and it’s been right under your nose this entire time. Located in the Clarkson plaza, hard to miss with a large green dragon above the name, Mickey’s Pizza offers what they call the Killer King of deep dish. This place truly puts all other deep dish to shame. The dough is made in-house and the meat is cooked-to-order, which is truly rare. Mickey’s might be the very best pizza in the city, maybe even Canada!
Mickey’s Pizza – 1900 Lakeshore Road West
Clarkson Fish & Chips is located right along the main street in Clarkson and does exactly what it says on the tin.If you’re after some great British-style fish & chips, you could do a lot worse than this Clarkson location. Clarkson Fish & Chips offers fantastic halibut and chips for only $11.95, as well as sides of mushrooms, mushy peas, onion rings, coleslaw, and even meat pie!
Clarkson Fish & Chips – 1848 Lakeshore Road West
Located in the quaint and historic Clarkson Village, Clarkson Mediterranean Bistro is a hidden gem in Mississauga. This Mediterranean Bistro is fine dining personified and yet surprisingly affordable. They offer a great seafood menu, as well as fantastic beef, and a heck of a party menu. The Bistro is also well-known for it’s incredible selection of fine wine. Throw in a classy atmosphere and pleasant service, and you have a perfect date night!
Clarkson Mediterranean Bistro – 1731 Lakeshore Road West
Our passionate team strives to bring our patrons home cooked quality food, genuine service and a fun, simple atmosphere. We pride ourselves with fresh home style cooking, producing 90% of our menu items made in house. We also support local suppliers for the freshest ingredients, to prepare our dishes with the freshest taste possible – That’s the mission statement of Kravingz, a restaurant created by best friends, that has been serving Clarkson for over 2 years now. Krazingz is a restaurant with a ton of personality and an incredible sense of style and location. The menu is really fun and diverse but I recommend the fantastic chicken and waffles.
Krazingz – 1710 Lakeshore Road West
Clarkson Pump is very well known for their chicken wings – first to ‘grill’ them back in the day! Their extensive menu offers everything from Nachos and Firecracker Chicken, to a variety of salads including California Spinach. From AAA House-Cut Steaks and Ribs, to their famous Pump House Sliders and signature Pump House burgers. They have a variety of beverages available including a large selection of draft beers and an exclusive wine list from a variety of regions.
Clarkson Pump – 1744 Lakeshore Road West
Marco Polo Restobar’s menu features North American gastropub food with a Mediterranean twist. Dishes are made for sharing, so it’s a great way to try a number of creative and innovative menu items such as chorizo corn dogs and tater tot poutine. Music is said to be food for the soul and is an integral part of what makes us who they are. They are proud to host an array of professional musicians that are committed to guest experiences. They offer different genres of live music weekly every Friday and Saturday night- including jazz, latin fusion, classic rock, reggae, r&b, funk, motown, country and celtic.
Marco Polo Restobar – 1971 Lakeshore Road West
Capra’s Kitchen is a casual modern urban restaurant that serves Antipasto, Pasta & Pizza. They do lunch and dinner seven days a week. Now featuring Saturday and Sunday brunch. Capra’s Kitchen is a very fresh approachable restaurant. Food is sourced locally whenever possible and they also use high quality ingredients from Italy and Canada.
Capra’s Kitchen – 1834 Lakeshore Road West