10 Best Fancy Restaurants in Vaughan

Special occasions are events that must be remembered, celebrated, and cherished. Especially anniversaries, you know? (This is most especially true for forgetful husbands if they want to have a peaceful and happy life!)

And what better way to celebrate than by having a delicious dinner at a fancy restaurant! Fortunately for couples in Vaughan, there are fancy places in the area where couples can spend their romantic dinners in.

Here are the top 10 Best Fancy Restaurants in Vaughan:


1. XXI Chophouse

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XXI Chophouse is an establishment in Kleinburg located in the sprawling estate of The Doctor’s House. Owned by the Graci family, they’ve spent in excess of $4 million just to renovate the dining room alone, working to preserve the original beam work which dates back to 1867. Royal enough for you? This high-end steakhouse and chophouse expertly serves fresh and aged organic and USDA beef. They also have a delectable seafood spread as well, with towering fresh shellfish, platters of sweet Alaskan king crab, Maine lobster, oysters, giant prawns, and many more. Wine and dine amidst the lush interiors outfitted in rich materials and sleek marble.  “Come for the steak and stay for the sizzle,” at the XXI Chophouse!


2. Marlowe

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Marlowe is easily accessible and is conveniently located in the heart of Richmond Hill’s restaurant district where this fine dining restaurant has become a neighborhood favorite. Marlowe offers fine dining with fusion twists to its eclectic menu of Italian favourites, grilled meats, appetizers and seafood. For instance, take their Shrimp, Chicken and Chorizo Jambalaya: with Black Tiger Shrimps, chicken breast, Chorizo sausage, bell peppers, spicy red-plum tomato sauce & Cajun rice! Spicy good! Plus, there’s a wine and martini lounge with an epic ambiance, great nightlife and creative late night entertainment. If you wanna be seen, dine at Marlowe and have a rocking good time!


3. Tutto Bene Osteria Italian Restaurant

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Come dine at the restaurant with truly great taste, which had food critic Joanne Kates rave: “They’ve found gold in Thornhill!” Just what sets aside Tutto Bene Osteria from any other Italian restaurant? Imagine this: House applewood smoked salmon with baby green salad and maple mustard dressing, and warm woolwich goat cheese, apples coulis, green salad and grilled vegetables to start your meal then followed by grilled veal chop on a spinach, asparagus, creamy mashed potatoes with vinmarchant sauce or Aged Alberta beef tenderloin, roast, grilled portobello mushrooms and a red wine port reduction. Truly heavenly! For authentic Italian in Canada, celebrate your special event at Tutto Bene Osteria!


4. Terra

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Since opening in 1995, Terra has become one of the best restaurants in Toronto when it comes to fine dining. Terra’s stature and reputation have stood the test of time through constant innovation, prudent expansion, strict culinary standards and service. Terra exemplifies a marquee dining experience and as a result of its exceptional gastronomic standards, it even won numerous awards such as Best Eclectic Cuisine Toronto Restaurant Guide, 4 times Best of Award of Excellence Wine Spectator, 10 times Award of Excellence Wine Spectator, and Cuvee Award Best Ontario Wine List. Their Steak Frites dish is simply a must-try! (Grilled 6oz, Petite Striploin of USDA Prime Designation, Yukon Frites and Red Wine jus.) So come and taste the next level of fine dining with Terra!


5. The Keg

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Don’t let the name fool you, it’s not just a drinking place! In The Keg, expect to start with a Caesar or iceberg wedge salad, then choose your favourite steak or slice of prime rib, like the one featured above, served with sautéed field mushrooms and your choice of accompaniment. The Keg’s cuts are well trimmed, aged to perfection and grilled over high heat with Keg seasoning, resulting in a juicy and flavourful steak. And end your meal with their exquisite wines, featuring international classics such as Jacob’s Creek – Shiraz & Cabernet from South Eastern Australia, and many more. Spend your romantic getaway in the Keg, where magical memories are created!


6. Villaggio

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Located in the historic region of Kleinburg, the Villaggio is a place where you can savor delectable cuisine like the one in the picture. This alluring Kleinburg town presents this culinary gem which will captivate your taste buds with its impeccable Mediterranean Italian cuisine. Chef Antonio Barbiere and family has made many diners happy with classic Mediterranean Italian cuisine to customers for over 25 years. Enjoy classics like Gnocchi, Rigatoni, or even go for adventurous dishes like their Polpo: deep fried Spanish octopus with sautéed zucchini, caramelized onions and balsamic reduction. Have a great time with family and friends at Villagio!


7. Zizi Trattoria

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The best Italian restaurant in Woodbridge and Vaughan? The Consumer’s choice awards seem to think so. ZiZi was established in 1995, and became a hit with locals and tourists alike. Going beyond traditional dishes, ZiZi incorporates its own special touch to well loved favorites such as antipastos, salads, soups, pastas, pizzas, seafood, Italian entrées and other continental favorites. Owner and a caring staff oversee your meal from start to finish assuring your every need is satisfied. Wine and dine on Gamberi al Limone Shrimps sautéed with lemon, butter, white wine, diced tomato and spices, tender calamari deep fried and coated in our own seasoned batter, served with tzatziki sauce; Veal scallopini in a lemon wine sauce, tender shrimp sautéed in a cognac and cream sauce; Bistecca Zizi which is a tender 10 oz. striploin first grilled then sautéed in brandy and cream sauce. Delicious!


8. Romano’s Restaurant

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Romano’s has been a favorite dining spot for business and leisure for Vaughanites since 1994. The menu includes home made pastas, stone oven pizza, steaks and seafood dishes. Romanos never fails to provide unforgettable dining experience to its clientele and is also recognized as everyone’s special occasion restaurant with their large dining room seating up to 150, which can be easily transformed into separated intimate dining areas for smaller group gatherings. Some of their offerings are Speducci and Minestra, which are 8 Lamb skewers served with Romano’s famous Minestra rapine, romano beans and potato; Antipasto Stagione which features grilled vegetables, marinated artichoke, prosciutto, soppersata, olives sliced tomato and Fiori di late cheese; Osso Buco which is a slow roasted veal shank in a tomato marinara sauce and served with homemade fettuccine. Romano’s = truly deliciozo!

9. Nove Ristorante

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In the heart of Woodbrigde, Ontario, Nove Ristorante first opened its doors in April 2012 with a vision to bring true Italian culture and dining experience to Canada. Nove boasts of cooking meat dishes to perfection on a charcoal grill; of having an unparalleled wine selection; and a good ambiance with soft jazz and good interiors. Every bite is sure to be authentic because Chef Rick is an Italian through and through. With his simplistic but essential approach to traditional Italian dishes, your palate will get to taste the true essence of Italy. Tip: try their heavenly Osso Bucco, braised veal shank in a fresh herb tomato broth, served with homemade gnocchi!


10. basilico

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Lively, casual and yet undeniably upscale, this downtown dining experience in the heart of Woodbridge will surely satisfy your fine dining cravings. Indulge your senses in basilico’s award-winning restaurant design, as can be seen above, as their chef serenades you with a tantalizing offering of authentic and contemporary Italian classics. The unique menu brings to your table wood-burning oven specialties, fresh pastas, classic Italian entrees, seafood, game and thin crust pizzas. Today, Basilico Ristorante is one of Vaughan’s top Italian restaurants and offers selections like the Fagioli Toscani which are kidney beans baked in their wood oven, the Norwegian Smoked Salmon served with field greens, capers, red onions, & olives, Stuffed Spinach and Ricotta Gnocchi with creamy mascarpone & fresh rubbed sage, to name a few.


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