RESTAURANT GUIDE FOR DOWNTOWN OSHAWA
One of Oshawa’s best kept secrets is the number and variety of quality eateries
in our downtown. With over 50 different diners, pubs, cafes, dessert bars
and restaurants, featuring dishes from all over the world, there is something
for everyone. It is our sincere desire that you will explore, taste, and discover
the uniqueness of Downtown Oshawa. We are confident that you will soon
discover your new favourite spots.
IN HONOUR OF: Tino Fazio
In 1979, Tino Fazio boldly opened his fine dining restaurant at the corner of
Simcoe Street and Athol Street in Downtown Oshawa. Through bad times
and good times, with a lot of hard work, long hours, and perseverance, Tino
successfully operated his restaurant for 38 years. His hospitality, his amazing
wine cellar, and his delicious food will be remembered for many years to come.
The mainstay of Downtown Oshawa dining for so many years, Tino no doubt
inspired other eateries to open in our downtown with Downtown Oshawa now
quickly becoming a top destination for diners. To Mr. Fazio we say thank you
for your many years of hospitality to fine diners and wine enthusiasts, as well
as your support of our downtown. Happy retirement.
Cover • GET YOUR VEG ON
Nuts, seeds, shaved veg, fruit and greens topped with double smoked Ontario bacon and Woolwich farms goat cheese.
By Berry Hill Food Company
Downtown Oshawa BIA
PHOTOGRAPHY & GRAPHIC DESIGN
Mike Chajecki • www.mikechajecki.com
17 King Street East www.avantifood.com 905.404.8040
A Durham Region Sicilian family introduced Avanti Trattoria to
Downtown Oshawa almost 10 years ago. Its popularity never
seems to wane. A trattoria is an Italian-style eating establishment,
less formal than a ristorante. Avanti features fine architectural
finishes and a large patio of European flavour. For
lunch, many will gravitate to the interesting Insalate ($7-11) or
Panini ($9-11) menus, but we like dinner here.
Editor’s Choice - Dinner for Two: For the Antipasto course,
share the Brushetta ($6.25) or another great appetizer. For
the entrée, consider Pasta Tagliatelle (goat cheese, artichoke
hearts, sun dried tomatoes, roasted red pepper sauce, $15.75)
and Pizze Quattro Stagione (mushrooms, olives, artichokes,
prosciutto, zucchini, mozzarella, tomato sauce, $15.25). Complement
the meal with a bottle of Chianti Colli Senesi ($39).
Net cost Dinner for Two, with a bottle of wine: $104.
BERRY HILL FOOD COMPANY
82 King Street West www.berryhillfoodco.ca 905.240.9055
Now in their 5th year, Berry Hill continues to broaden their offerings:
catering, weekend brunches, the hidden rear patio,
home-catered holiday meals, and now serving gourmet evening
meals. The philosophy at Berry Hill is to celebrate life’s
simple pleasures, fresh juiced oranges, house baked desserts,
farm to cup coffee and real hollandaise. They aim to make sustainable
choices, together with butchers, farmers, roasters and
other hard working suppliers in our community. The new dinner
menu consists of meats and fresh vegetables raised and
grown with in Durham Region, and fresh Ocean Wise seafood
- Real Food with Real Ingredients, as they say.
Editor’s Choice - Editor’s Choice - Saturday
Brunch for Two: try one of their famous Eggs Benes,
like the Smoked Salmon with capers & red onions,
served with a fresh fruit salad and B.H. breakfast
potatoes ($13.50). Or, try Our Famous Banana
French Toast with coconut rum caramel bananas
over egg dipped toast ($11.50). Add for each patron
a cup of direct trade, organic coffee to start,
and a Strawberry Mimosa with fresh juiced strawberries
& prosecco with the meal ($2, $8.50). Net
cost Brunch for Two, with two drinks each: $46.
Sarah & Jorge
BREW WIZARDS BOARD GAME CAFÉ
74 Celina Street www.brewwizards.ca 905.240.5504
Brew Wizards is a board game cafe located at the corner
of Bruce Street and Celina Street in Downtown
Oshawa. Here you can sit down, relax, and play your
choice of over 300 unique games. While you’re at it, enjoy
a grilled sandwich, a shareable snack, a premium
coffee, or one of their 16 craft beer and cider taps.
Editor’s Choice - The Tower of Power is without
a doubt the most popular choice with both our staff
and patrons. This sandwich features 3 slices of rye
bread stuffed with provolone, cheddar, and swiss
cheese. We then add your choice of meat. Your
choices are smoked turkey, roast beef, corned beef
or peameal bacon.
SPICY AFFAIRS INDIAN CUISINE
84 King Street West www.spicyaffairs.ca 905.240.8600
Open Monday through Friday for lunch & dinner, and for dinner Saturday
nights, Spicy Affairs has worked its way to becoming #2 of
all restaurants in Oshawa on TripAdvisor in just a few short years.
Spicy Affairs unlocked the daytime business-market magic: superfast,
inexpensive, and ethnic-cuisine served for all palates (Indian
Spicy, Canadian Spicy or not-at-all spicy). As for nighttime business
– add a feel of intimacy and beer from India. The menu is Halal, 98%
gluten free, and they know the difference between vegans and vegetarians.
Spicy Affairs caters and accommodates take-out orders.
John Varma & Vijay Varma
Editor’s Choice - Business-Lunch for Three: hypothetically, three
different people will have three different culinary preferences – here
is the resolve: The Vegan orders Saag Aloo (spinach and potato
curry, $8), The Cautious Canadian orders Butter Chicken “mild”
(tender chicken in creamy tomato curry, $9), while The Initiated orders
Mango Chicken “Indian spicy” (chicken in a cream and onion
sauce with mango pulp & spices, $9). Net cost Business-Lunch for
Three, without drinks: $26.
77 King Street East www.justiceburgers.com 905.436.6565
It is said that justice will always prevail, and this applies
equally to Justice Burgers. It is a social burger restaurant
that hand makes local organic Angus beef daily. They use
only ultra premium beef with a touch of their own signature
spices. Not only do they bring justice to burgers, but they
also bring about social justice by means of their #giveback
program. Their Artisan fresh buns, fresh produce, handmade
flavorful sauces, and variety of real cheeses, combine
to provide a great tasting juicy burger in every bite.
Editor’s Choice - Lunch for one: Justice Burger
combo. Two handmade Angus beef patties with American
cheese, fresh lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, onions,
ketchup and Justice sauce on a white brioche bun.
The combo includes felony fries, seasoned with garlic,
rosemary and sea salt tossed in a rendered down buffalo
sauce topped with a spicy cream drizzle.
104 King Street West www.rileys.pub 905.404.2464
Since opening in 2004, Riley’s Pub has been regarded as one of the
top casual dining choices year after year. This multi-faceted venue
guarantees entertainment that will satisfy everyone. Relax by the fire
in the piano lounge, sip cocktails on the patio, watch your favorite
sports game, or shoot a round of pool on one of the 16 pool tables.
The large selections, and large portions make this a favorite for many.
Editor’s Choice - Come in on a Monday or Tuesday, and enjoy half
priced appetizers that are large enough to share with your friends and
family. With 49 cent wing specials, you won’t go home hungry. Order
one of the incredible Nacho platters and choose from a variety of toppings
to create your perfect Nacho plate. Wash it down with one of the
17 beers on tap as you enjoy some down time with friends.
FELICIO’S CAKE BOUTIQUE
64 Albert Street www.felicio’scakeboutique.com 905.432.2253
Serving a variety of Brazilian style desserts, all hand
crafted using only high quality ingredients, Felicio’s is a
dessert lover’s dream. Besides desserts, Felicio’s boasts
a delicious lunch menu, including gluten and dairy free options.
You will want to take your time and linger as you
enjoy the relaxing atmosphere, visit with friends, or enjoy
some personal quiet time.
Editor’s Choice - For lunch a great option is the
classic Brazilian Chicken Stroganoff, served on rice,
and paired with the traditional soft drink, Guarana. Finish
off by choosing, one of the many famous Cake-ina-Cup
desserts, topped with a Cappuccino.
PIZZAMUNNO VILLAGE ITALIAN
35 King Street East www.pizzamunno.com 905.404.4445
PizzaMunno is a new family establishment in Downtown
Oshawa, with a mission to preserve the authenticity of real
village Italian pizza. Both the sauce and dough are made
daily, while many of the meat ingredients are from a local
butcher. The sauce and dough do not contain dairy, animal
products, preservatives, concentrates, added sugars,
or colouring. Custom pizzas are priced by the size and by
the quantity of toppings, starting at $10 for medium and
$12 for a large, while Baked Calzone are $8 and Salads
$4. PizzaMunno delivers and caters. Open 7 days a week,
lunch through late evening.
Editor’s Choice - Delivery Dinner for Two: consider
a large Pizza Amalfi – tomato sauce, mozzarella,
roasted chicken, fresh baby spinach, goat cheese
and roasted red peppers, or a large Vegan Antonio –
herbed olive oil & garlic, roasted zucchini, fresh baby
spinach, black olives, and cherry tomatoes ($20
each). Allow $2.95 for delivery. Net cost Dinner for
Two, delivered to your home: $22.50.
GENERAL PUB AND GRILL
21 Celina Street 905.240.1979
This unique pub is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Oshawa in close
proximity to the Tribute Communities Centre and the Regent Theatre. It boasts a
40 seat patio, a private room which can be reserved for your function, and plenty
of TVs. You will enjoy the best pub food and wings (38 different sauces) in town,
along with your choice of 13 different beers on tap. The nightly entertainment and
live music on weekends make this pub a great choice for a night out.
Bobby • Suresh • Kodee
Editor’s Choice - Dinner for Two: Start off with the Jalapeno Poppers $8 or
perhaps the Deep Fried Pickle Spears $8 or the Atlantic Mussels $11. For the entree,
order the Fettuccine Pasta $12, Peppercorn AAA NY Strip Steak $16, or the
Grilled Atlantic Salmon $17. Dinner for two without drinks, $38.
CORK & BEAN
8 Simcoe Street North www.corkandbean.ca 905.439.5676
The Cork & Bean is a unique concept that will entice you to
linger and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere. Opening in August
2017, it is best described as a place to relax and enjoy
some quiet time with a good book, unwind after work with
friends, or enjoy some fun with family and friends while you
enjoy your choice of a premium drink. If you enjoy a premium
coffee brew, craft beer or wine, you will want to make
the Cork & Bean your favourite spot.
Editor’s Choice - By day, choose a premium cup of
espresso based coffee (the best cappuccino you have ever
had) and a light snack or meal. For the evening, order your
meal, and top it off with a premium craft beer, or choose a
beverage from the wine and sparkling list.
ICE BAR DESSERT CAFE
10 Simcoe Street North www.icebarcafe.ca 905.550.3669
Look no further than Ice Bar Dessert Cafe to chill out and enjoy your favorite Asian
dessert. Come in with your family and friends, choose your own theme cozy nook,
relax, and then order a treat from their extensive menu. From shaved ice desserts
to hot rice bowls, everyone will find something appealing here. If you are in a hurry,
in just a quick minute or two, you can order your choice of dessert and drink, and
be on your way.
Yina Sin & Jing Ng
Editor’s Choice - The signature Pandora’s Box comes in 3 yummy flavors, the
surprise comes once you bite into the crunchy toast. The create your own Bingsu
(you choose the toppings) is exceptional! For 2 or more, the chocolate fondue is
an excellent choice.
81 King Street East www.thaiculture.ca 905.438.8424
Thai Culture is strategically located on the corner of King
& Mary, nearby the Tribute Communities Centre and Regent
Theatre. The restaurant features the fusion of Malaysian
and Thai Cuisine, including influences from China
and India. The entrée selection is best described as vast,
organized into categories of chicken, beef, seafood and
vegetable. Most entrées are $12-15, with the best values
coming from the Noodle & Rice or Vegetable menus.
Group and family menu combinations, take-out catering
and delivery services are available. There is something
to please everyone here.
Editor’s Choice - Dinner for two: Share spring
rolls with plum sauce as the appetizer course.
For the entree, order one pad Thai and curry of
your choice. For dessert, round out the evening
with coconut sticky rice or deep fried mango. Dinner
for two, without drinks: $40.
DOWNTOWN RESTAURANTS & CAFÉS
A. Avanti Trattoria
B. Berry Hill Food Company
C. Ciao Amici Italian
E. Halibut Town Fish & Chips
F. Rainbow Family Restaurant
G. Sunnyside Eatery
H. The White Apron
Burgers, Pizza &
A. 241 Pizza
B. Justice Burger
C. Pizza Pizza
D. PizzaMunno Village Italian
E. Pizza Run
G. Regino’s Pizza
H. The Real McCoy
Hamburgers & Pizza
I. Wing It! Chicken & Ribs
Coffee, Dessert &
A. Coffee Culture
B. Cocoa & Joe
C. Cupcake Goodness
D. Felicio’s Cake Boutique
E. Gluten Free Me
F. Ice Bar Dessert Cafe
G. Isabella’s Chocolate Café
H. JC Sugar Rush
Latin America &
A. Big Boy’s Burrito
B. Caribbean Flavah
C. Cool Runnings Restaurant &
D. Jimmy Guacos
E. Mama D’s Jamaican Cuisine
G. Viva Burritos
H. Yola’s Caribbean Cuisine
King St. W.
Pints, Patios &
A. 15 Sports Bar & Grill
B. Atria Bar & Grill
C. Brew Wizards Board Game
D. Crazy Jack’s Bar & Grill
E. Junction Nightclub
F. Oshawa Music Hall
G. Riley’s Olde Towne Pub
H. Stag’s Head Pub & Grill
I. The General Bar & Grill
J. The Moustache Club
A. Curry Club
B. Family Wok Chinese
C. Hong Kong House
D. Lucky Cho Chinese
E. Maharaja Indian Cuisine
G. Mediterranean Gyroworks
H. New Globe Restaurant
I. Osaka Sushi
J. Oshawa Thai Cuisine
K. Spicy Affairs Indian Cuisine
L. Thai Culture
B. Down East Donairs
E. Montreal Steamies &
G. Nourished On The Go
H. Oz Pita Wraps
J. Quiznos Sub
K. Smoke’s Poutinerie
L. Subway Restaurant
RESTAURANT GUIDE FOR DOWNTOWN OSHAWA