7 Enoteca & Pizzeria

Whenever someone asks me for restaurant recommendations in Oakville I always get a headache. I’ve been living in Oakville for most of my life and its pretty sad that I rarely been to any of the restaurants nearby or I always end up eating at just 1 place. Anyways, thanks to Alexander Hamilton, (sommelier at Mavrik Wine Bar) &  his brother (former chef at Pizzeria Libretto – Ossington location) for recommending & 7 Enoteca & Pizzeria (@7risto) – they actually made their way ALL the way to Oakville just to indulge in the Neopolitan wood burning pizzas here!

7 Enoetca & Pizzeria is an upscale Italian restaurant located at the heart of downtown Oakville. They are known for serving their Neopolitan pizzas cooked in a wood burning oven!! And best of all – the wood burning oven is situated on one side of the dining room where guests can watch goodies being made!

I arrived at the restaurant on a Friday evening without making any reservations. Bad on my part – but they took down our number and called us back within 20 minutes. Not too bad of a wait – it was such a gorgeous day out so we ended up strolling along the shops of downtown Oakville for a bit!

Perfect weather for patio!

The restaurant has a beautiful decor! Marble counters, Italian tile flooring, gorgeous lighting and a “C” shaped counter at the back watching the chefs make their infamous pizzas!

Once you make your way around the restaurant .. it does give off a pretentious vibe. My cousin and I felt intimidated by our waiter – he wasn’t exactly the friendliest person – a tad too serious.

Two page menu on an A4 paper – Drinks on the other side.

My cousin ordered the coke & I opted for a lemonade by San Pellegrino (carbonated beverages)

Carne Pizza ($20.00)

  • San Marzano tomatoes, D.O.P. Taleggio cheese, basil, house sausage, spicy sopressata, caramelized Vidalia onion, extra virgin olive oil
  • The first big plus is that they do a really good job of showing off the quality of the pizza without hiding behind any flavours
  • Pizza was nicely charred and perfectly cooked in the oven.
  • In terms of the flavours – it was balanced well – the sweetness of the tomatoes, the creaminess of the Taleggio cheese and with the additional spicy kick with the sopressata – blended well
  • HIghly recommend!

Handmade pappardelle Bolognese ($16.00)

  • organic beef with marsala and San Marzano tomato
  • At first, when my cousin suggested this pasta – I wasn’t too keen on the idea because I always opt for bolognese and wanted to try something different – but man was I wrong
  • The pappardelle was cooked al dente & the bolognese tasted oh so good but I would have preferred it if was a bit less saltier – but otherwise I would order this again and again

Margherita Pizza ($16.00)

  • San Marzano tomatoes, mozzarella di Bufala, basil, extra virgin olive oil, trapani sea salt
  • We should have eaten this pizza before the Carne because it was definitely less satisfying compared to all the other ingredients served on the other one
  • The Margherita pizza is a very simple yet a very rich pizza
  • The big plus is the cheese on the margherita is not just fresh mozzarella but mozzarella di bufala.

Overall, I think 7 Enoteca & Pizzeria did a good job showcasing their Neopolitan pizza. I loved how super thin and crispy the crust was. I personlly thought it was a bit overpriced. Though its really close to where I live so I might drop by when I feel like splurging. Hopefully our server next time will be friendlier.  Highly recommend the Carne Pizza & the Handmade pappardelle Bolognese – I would totally eat both by myself & no sharing!! lol

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