Restaurants here grill-top steaks, steam expensive lobster, and plate overpriced pasta—much like other tourist destinations. Weinkeller (5633 Victoria Ave.; tel. 289/296-8000) keeps the service fast and the food fresh by offering a short selection of proteins (salmon, chicken, steak), each done up in a handful of different ways. As the name suggests, Weinkeller (German for wine cellar) also ages and bottles its own wine—it’s buvable, but there’s better coming out of the region.
The pizzaiolos at Napoli Ristorante Pizzeria (5485 Ferry St.; tel. 905/356-3345) pull excellent blistered pies from the ovens at this trattoria, which offers great bang for your buck on pastas, secondi like roast chicken or pan-seared veal chop with mushrooms, and pizza.
For local craft beer and belt-busting bar food, head to Niagara Brewing Company (4915-A Clifton Hill; tel. 905/374-4444). Its beer list includes pale ales, chocolate porters, and even an ice-wine beer. Another no-fuss spot to grab a bite is Doc Magilligan's Restaurant & Irish Pub (6400 Lundy's Lane; tel. 905/374-0021); the prices are reasonable, the food is well-made, and the Victorian decor is well-done.
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