Stoney’s Bread Company is a hidden gem tucked away in Oakville serving familiar classics – Italian and a modern Mediterranean influence. The doors of this restaurant opened back in 2004 by co -owners Steve Chabot and Blake Stoneburgh (restaurant name was inspired by Blake’s father).
With Stoney’s Bread Company being # 2 on Urbanspoon’s “Toronto’s Most Popular Restaurant” plus a friend’s recommendation (particularly their Sunday brunch) – it was pretty obvious that Stoney’s would be my next stop (one of many restaurants in my long list in the queue – haha) Unfortunately, I’m pretty busy Sundays so a dinner visit will have to do for now =)
Stoney’s is a “cafeteria” style restaurant. You order and pay for your food at the counter – menus are displayed there as well. Once they give you a number, you seat yourself and someone will bring the food to you when ready! The friendly staff here are very quick and efficient. Once a table leaves, they quickly clean up ensuring there will never be customers standing around for a table.
I visited the restaurant on a very sunny day right after work with my mom – it was about 75% full when we arrived. Stoney’s isn’t the most spacious restaurant – but its warm and cozy!
There’s a help-yourself water station right next to the espresso bar. Fresh slices of lemon and ice are provided as well.
Whenever I dine out with my mom, she knows not to bother looking at the menu knowing that I’ll take care of the ordering! haha
Slow Roasted Lamb Sandwich ($11.00)
- Tomato and rocket with sweet onion rosemary marmalade on a panini with three mustard aioli
- I ordered this for my mom knowing that she loves sandwiches and I ate 1/4
- Absolutely delicious – loved the sweet onion rosemary marmalade marination on the roasted lamb
- The roasted lamb itself was very tender and moist
- Stoney’s certainly loves stuffing their sandwiches (the roasted beef was literally falling out of the sandwich) – very generous portions!
Jambalaya Linguine ($16.00) – Pastas are served after 5 PM only
- Grilled chorizo sausage, grilled chicken & seafood in a creole tomato sauce
- The pasta was very palatable and tasty – Highly recommend!
- Although the Jambalaya was a bit spicy for me – I loved the kick & flavour it gave to the dish
- Generous pieces of large shrimp, chicken bits and tasty mussels (10 pieces of mussels to be exact)
- The linguine was cooked to a perfect al dente
- A minor set back was the bread – wasn’t tasty or warm – it was just there to garnish the plate
Saltimbocca Pizza ($14.00)
- Grilled chicken, prosciutto, mushrooms and mozzarella with tomato sauce
- First of all, I never seen a pizza piled with large chunks of mushrooms – seriously.
- The pizza itself is almost a perfect paper thin crispy crust pizza with an overload of toppings!
- It was such a delight indulging in this pizza – the melted mozzarella over the grilled chicken and prosciutto made this pizza oh-so-good!
- Stoney’s offers around 10 different gourmet pizzas – a suggestion would be to avoid pizzas with a few different types of meat – it may become salty
House Smoked Salmon ($12.00)
- with emmenthal, red onions, capers, tomatoes
We ended up packing away most of the pizza and the roasted lamb sandwich!
Verdict ? I liked every single item I had here. Service was friendly and portions were huge. I’m definitely going to return – perhaps for Sunday brunch? I heard this place can get real busy – well it was almost packed and I went on a weekday so I can only imagine what its like Saturday nights and Sunday brunch! Unfortunately they don’t accept reservations so remember to come early!