Coming in at number three, Fazios has been voted the Best Italian Restaurant in the Oshawa This Week Readers Choice Awards for the last 10 years. Boasting a 15,000 bottle wine cellar, Fazios offers casual fine dining with dishes like traditional caprese, carpaccio, ossobuco, chicken scallopini, and veal alla griglia. Check out the full dinner menu here. Location: 33 Simcoe Street South. Price range: $8 to $38 per dish. Reservations: 905-571-7994.
Tied for second place are Avanti Trattoria and The Keg Steakhouse. Avanti, a popular downtown Oshawa destination, offers casual Italian antipasto, pasta, secondi, salads, as well as fresh pizza baked in their wood fired oven. Location: 17 King Street East. Price range: $5.95 to $22 per dish. Contact: 905-404-8040. The Keg Steakhouse, located outside the Oshawa Centre, is offering a special Valentine’s Day menu. For $46 per person, diners can choose between two salads to start, prime rib, New York strip, salmon or chicken for their main, and a dessert. The full Valentine’s Day menu can be viewed here. Location: 255 Stevenson Road South. Contact: 905-571-3212.
Taking the number one spot is Bistro ’67, Durham College’s teaching-inspired restaurant. This Valentine’s Day, Bistro ’67 is offering a four-course $65 menu, which includes charcuterie and cheese, cupid’s arrow platter, choice of chateau briande, grilled mahi mahi or in-house ravioli, finishing with a sweet sensations tasting platter for two. Yes, it’s technically not in Oshawa, but Bistro ’67 is part of Durham College, and their main campus is here. Location: 1604 Champlain Ave., Whitby. Reservations start at 5 pm. For tickets, contact Kelly.O’Brien@durhamcollege.ca or at 905-721-2000 ext. 4255.
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