While there are hundreds of restaurants throughout Mississauga, as the city’s cultural hub, some of Sauga’s best eats are located right in the heart of the city centre. From fusion to fine dining, the downtown district has dozens of convenient, stylish and delicious dining options. Savour the flavours of this diverse city with our top downtown picks for foodies.


  • LIVE Restaurant: Before experiencing a special performance at the theatre, indulge in fine dining at the Living Arts Centre’s on-site restaurant. The menu here is seasonally curated and regularly updated, with a variety of buffet options. The floor-to-ceiling windows add to the elegant ambiance.
  • Alioli Restaurant: One of the most renowned fine-dining restaurants in all of Mississauga, Alioli’s interior is refined yet relaxed, letting the Italian menu offerings be the star. The extensive wine list has something to pair perfectly with every item, from the popular charcuterie or seafood boards to the vegetarian pastas.
  • TAMARIND Modern Indian Bistro: Gastronomy elevates authentic Indian cuisine at this bistro where beautiful plating kicks off a flavourful dining experience. Classic dishes like tikka are updated with a modern twist and even fused with complementary cuisines for a truly one-of-a-kind taste.


  • La Carnita: Located in Square One’s Food District, the Mexican cuisine is as appealing as the cool graffiti murals, neon lights and upbeat soundtrack. Pair some tostadas with flavourful street corn and a seasonal cocktail – or one of the dozens of tequilas continually on offer.
  • Gabby’s: If you need to appease a variety of pallets, you can’t go wrong with the classic pub fare at Gabby’s. With unpretentious, popular favourites from salads to burgers, plus a few tasty tex-mex options for kids and adults alike, it’s a local staple for a relaxing family-friendly meal.


  • MADO: While this Turkish restaurant offers much more than desserts, its claim to fame is its variety of sweets. With its authentic Turkish Delight, ice cream, frozen yogurt and baklava, along with a range or traditional hot desserts, you’ll be hard-pressed to choose just one treat.
  • Sweet Jesus: Cool off with the most creative ice cream in the city. Known for its novelty cones such as the “birthday cake” towering with actual cake bits and topped with a lit candle, the ice creamery also serves shakes, floats and sandwiches. For the ultimate indulgence, try one of the baked goods, such as the churro bites topped with vanilla soft serve and cinnamon streusel.


  • The Wilcox Gastropub: This upscale spot has a curated menu with international and seasonal influences, craft brews and specialty beverages, including zero-proof cocktails. It’s the perfect night-out spot for those seeking sophisticated flavours and cozy yet stylish surroundings.
  • Bar 6ix Restaurant & Grill: For a refined yet casual evening out, Bar 6ix combines typical sports bar fare with gastronomy, appealing to those who want to catch a game while enjoying more elevated menu offerings. Meal choices here are extensive, especially if you’re ordering wings, with a whopping 118 flavours to choose from.

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