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LET’S EAT

RESTAURANT GUIDE FOR DOWNTOWN OSHAWA


INTRODUCTION

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

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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.


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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

Glen Gillett,

Vice Chair,

Downtown Oshawa BIA

PHOTOGRAPHY & GRAPHIC DESIGN

Mike Chajecki • www.mikechajecki.com


AVANTI TRATTORIA

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.

James Davis

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

Chiapparro


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.

Norm Reynolds


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.


JUSTICE BURGER

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.

Adam Dempsey


RILEY’S PUB

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.

Kristopher Lafferty

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.

Alessandra Felicio


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.

Alan Candelma


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.


THAI CULTURE

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.

Nish Rajah


Colborne St

City

DOWNTOWN RESTAURANTS & CAFÉS

Casual Dining

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

McMillan Dr.

Burgers, Pizza &

Wings

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 &

Baked Goods

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

International Cuisine:

Latin America &

Caribbean

A. Big Boy’s Burrito

B. Caribbean Flavah

C. Cool Runnings Restaurant &

Lounge

D. Jimmy Guacos

E. Mama D’s Jamaican Cuisine

G. Viva Burritos

H. Yola’s Caribbean Cuisine

Midtown Dr.

King St. W.

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Pints, Patios &

Live Entertainment

International

Cuisine: Asia

Quick Bites

A. 15 Sports Bar & Grill

B. Atria Bar & Grill

C. Brew Wizards Board Game

Café

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 &

Barbecue Deli

G. Nourished On The Go

H. Oz Pita Wraps

J. Quiznos Sub

K. Smoke’s Poutinerie

L. Subway Restaurant

Midtown

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