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Seasons Eatings: Top Dining Destinations for the Holiday Season

Updated: Nov 14, 2023

The festive season in Downtown Oakville is a time of joy, celebration, and, most importantly, delicious dining experiences. From cozy bistros to elegant restaurants, and charming cafes, Downtown Oakville is bursting with options for your corporate parties, family gatherings, and friendly meet-ups.

Here are just 10 of the options available to make your holiday eatings memorable.

1. Coriander Green

Nestled on Church Street, Coriander Green presents an authentic Indian dining experience. Led by by Chef Harminder, this restaurant captivates with its rich flavors and exquisite service. Whether you're planning a cozy gathering or a grand celebration, Coriander Green caters to groups of 45-50 with ease. Indulge in a journey of spice and aroma, right in the heart of Oakville. Discover more at Coriander Green.

2. Gelato di Carlotta

For a touch of Italian flair, Gelato di Carlotta on Lakeshore Rd E offers a great spot is perfect for intimate meet-ups, accommodating 20-30 guests in an authentic Italian Cafe. From small gatherings to birthday celebrations, the authentic Italian gelato and desserts add a sweet note to any occasion. Plan your next event at this charming spot by visiting Gelato di Carlotta.

3. Paradiso Restaurant

Experience the essence of the Mediterranean at Paradiso Restaurant. Situated on Lakeshore Rd E, and managed by Laura, Paradiso provides an elegant setting with two private rooms, catering for up to 40 and 50 guests respectively. Their commitment to creating a tailored experience is evident, with a requirement of a minimum of 20 guests for private events. The ambiance, coupled with a delectable menu, ensures an unforgettable dining experience. Explore more at Paradiso Restaurant.

4. Beacon Oakville

Beacon Oakville combines sophistication with a creative American Tavern vibe. The menu features fresh, market-driven dishes from land and sea, paired with a standout selection of signature cocktails, wines, and craft beers. Whether it's for a small gathering or a larger group, Beacon Oakville offers a unique dining experience where innovative cuisine meets a warm, welcoming atmosphere.

5. C'est Soir in Oakville

C'est Soir elegantly blends modern French cuisine with classic charm. This Oakville gem is a celebration of French dining's romantic and refined essence. From the beautiful dining and event rooms to the menu, every aspect of C'est Soir adds a touch of sophistication to any gathering, be it a corporate event or a family dinner. The restaurant's simple elegance is evident in its atmosphere and culinary offerings, making every visit a uniquely charming experience.

6. Hexagon

At Hexagon, culinary art meets modern dining. Known for its contemporary approach and artistic presentation, Hexagon offers a dining experience that is both visually stunning and palate-pleasing. It’s a top choice for those looking to impress their guests with a high-end, innovative menu.

7. Sotto Sotto

Sotto Sotto brings the heart of Italian cuisine to Oakville, offering an exquisite dining experience. Known for its authentic dishes, this restaurant celebrates the rich flavors and traditions of Italy. Each meal, from perfectly crafted pastas to classic Italian specialties, is a testament to culinary excellence. Sotto Sotto is the ideal spot for a romantic dinner, a family celebration, or a gathering with friends, providing a warm and elegant atmosphere that complements the unforgettable flavors on your plate

8. Piazza Bistro

Piazza Bistro is a quaint and cozy spot that offers a relaxed dining experience. This bistro is ideal for casual gatherings, where guests can enjoy a variety of dishes in a laid-back, friendly atmosphere.

9. Seven Enoteca

Since 2010, Seven Enoteca has been a beacon of vibrant, authentically inspired Italian dining in a trendy setting. The restaurant's warm wood, marble bar, and orange leather interiors create a stylish vibe, perfect for enjoying thin-crust pizzas and pasta. Complementing its eclectic and savory Italian menu is an all-Italian wine list, enhancing the lively dining experience. Seven is not just about great food but also about engaging entertainment, with its exhibition pizza kitchen viewable from the intimate dining room, making it an ideal spot for those who relish a lively atmosphere and the rich, authentic flavors of Italy

10. Piano Piano

Piano Piano offers a comforting holiday dining experience with a focus on quality ingredients. Enjoy homemade al dente maccheroni, crispy pizzas, and tender, fire-licked lamb. Each dish, from the garlic-infused rapini to the rich polenta with eight-hour ragu, is carefully crafted for satisfaction. You'll leave feeling content, with memories of flavors that invite you back..

From cozy Italian bistros to elegant French eateries, there's a festive spot for every occasion, whether it's a corporate party, a family gathering, or a night out with friends.

For a complete guide to holiday dining in Downtown Oakville, including these favorites and many more, please visit our comprehensive list of food and drink venues.

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