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