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Apr 3, 2011 06:20 AM

Recs near Jordan/Niagara

Hi - Will be in the neighborhood for several hours on Saturday during late lunch/early supper. Want casual, fresh and delicious. Wood fired pizza, antipastos would be great.

We were going to go to Copacabana in NFalls but friends went and thought it was so overpriced.
Open to suggestions.

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  1. no sit down, not a whole tonne of options, but i think this is one of the most fun things going down in the area right now and the food is pretty darn good:

    there's also a grilled cheese truck running around hamilton now.

    otherwise i've been quite happy with the value and quality of ridgepoint's food:

    8 Replies
    1. re: pinstripeprincess

      El gastro sounds great but we won't be there until 3pm until about 7pm Darn!!

      1. re: pinstripeprincess

        I don't think El Gastro is at the winery again yet is it? Sounds like in St. Catharines for farmers market.

        If you don't have to be in Jordan for late lunch/dinner and are heading to Niagara you might want to stop at Stone Road Grille in Niagara on the Lake. I don't think it is wood fired but it is pretty good pizza.

        Stone Road Grille
        238 Mary St, Niagara-ON-the-Lake, ON L0S, CA

        1. re: ylsf

          didn't say they were at the winery. st catherine's really isn't all that far from the jordan/niagara area. srg is likely to be further from where they're coming from/going.

          1. re: pinstripeprincess

            Sounds like OP is willing to go anywhere in between Jordan and Niagara since he/she posted another thread asking about the buffet at the Casino.

            I have been wanting to check out the El Gastro truck myself for a while, hopefully this summer. I saw them at the Ice Wine festival but there were so many other options I decided to pass but sounds like it is solid food.

            1. re: ylsf

              El Gastro's at the St. Kitts farmer's market Thursday and Saturday mornings until 1-2pmish. Great food, a little pricey, but they put a lot of skill, love, and great ingredients into it.

              1. re: ylsf

                You are correct! Have car and will drive! Don't mind making the drive; got nothing on our agenda.

                1. re: itryalot

                  If you are looking in the Jordan area, About Thyme Bistro and August are both good. Second Stone Road Grille for pizza, and will also add that The Old Winery in NOTL also has good pizza (not crazy about their other food though). Antica in Niagara Falls is also popular.

                  Stone Road Grille
                  238 Mary St, Niagara-ON-the-Lake, ON L0S, CA

                  About Thyme Bistro
                  3457 King St, Vineland, ON L0R2C0, CA

                  Old Winery
                  2228 Niagara Stone Rd, Niagara On the Lake, ON L0S1J0, CA

                  1. re: frais

                    Second the Stone Road Grille bigtime. Everything is delicious. For a real taste of Niagra go to Somebuddy's for Pizza, Philly Cheese Steaks and Wings. But stick to only those and you will not be let down. Real working class place and true Niagra culture.

                    SomeBuddy's Casual Family Dining
                    905) 374-0474
                    8278 Thorold Stone Road Niagara Falls, ON L2H 1A9

                    Stone Road Grille
                    238 Mary St, Niagara-ON-the-Lake, ON L0S, CA

        2. I'm not sure about the hours but the cafe at Ravine Vineyard is pretty fantastic and I believe they have a pizza oven so that might cover off your pizza needs.


          1. Niagara Falls: Wood fired pizza at Bravo Pizzeria. Also Carpaccio Restaurant offers lots of antipasto and pizzas. Just don’t expect too much from any pizza in the area.

            Niagara On The Lake: There’s one or two pizza offerings at the 9-hole NOTL Golf Club Clubhouse as well as at the Prince of Wales hotel’s Escabeche restaurant. Next, the Gate House Hotel’s Ristorante Giardino probably has more antipasto and pizza choices on its menu (but I’ve not eaten there). The small, crowded Stone Road Grill (aka “REST” restaurant at Mississauga and Mary streets) usually has a creative pizza offering, though it’s my go to restaurantin in the area for the rest of its menu and wines. Before buying wines from any Niagara winery, I usually stop by here to ask its sommelier (tall, skinny guy) what he thinks are the best wines. Plus he can give you a wine tasting of samples from most wineries there. Finally, Peller Estates Winery Restaurant or Hillebrand Winery Restaurant are also good restaurants in the area, but no pizza on their menus.

            Jordan: Zooma Zooma Café has pizzas. Restaurants at Vineland Estates and Inn on The Twenty wineries are good restaurants in the area, but no pizza on their menus.