Open Cork
Open Cork

Open Cork

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.theopencork.com/
  • Phone: 9056249777x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 1:00am; Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Californian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Southcreek Rd
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Open Cork
The Open Cork Eatery Menu is made up of the freshest, highest quality ingredients available from around the world.

Our seasonal menu offers “Cal-Ital” inspired cuisine, blending the light, healthy style of California with a twist of authentic Italian, offering such dishes as pasta, seafood, sauces and soups.

Join us nightly to experience our “Chef’s Plate”. These dishes are specially prepared by our chef and specially priced for you.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Open Cork reviews from OpenTable diners
24 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service3.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (16)good for groups (12)special occasion (12)neighborhood gem (11)romantic (10)vibrant bar scene (8)notable wine list (6)great for lunch (6)hot spot (5)fit for foodies (5)late-night find (4)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Great Experience
    Rachel
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Fave restaurant. Always awesome, have been going to this restaurant for 13years. Keep up the great work. Consistency is definitely great here, if they change their chef, you wouldnt know.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • seniors dine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We were a little disappointed since we had made a reservation and were not being seated right away. People were coming in after us and were being seated. We are seniors and would like to be seated quickly when a reservation has been made. Other than that, the atmosphere was very nice and the food was delicious. When we finished our meal, the waiters seemed to be standing close to our table as if they wanted us to leave right away. It almost looked like they were pushing us out. There was no line up for other people waiting to come in. It made us feel very uncomfortable. The service was a little on the slow side but not too bad. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to my friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Restaurant
    ninelli
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Atmosphere, service, food, value - all amazing. Can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • disappointing
    dinnerout
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Guess the evening did not start well as they had no reservation under our name- hostess went to the boss who indicated to go ahead and seat us. we were able to sit outside, which was very nice but 15 minutes later had seen no staff. Finally a waitress came by when we asked for a drink menu and was able to take our order. Dinner was not as described ( pasta had no Sambuca in it despite the draw), lamb chops delivered medium when ordered medium rare, no salt and pepper, no offer for parmesan for the pasta, no bread on the table. Thank God for the wine. Definitely not a do again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Celebrated a wedding anniversary with another couple. The food was very good and good portions. Service was a bit slow at the end waiting for our bill....and because it was at the patio we had to walk to the back to use the machine. Enjoyed the evening~
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • foodieforlifeVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Not sure how or why this restaurant gas a resting of 4 stars...not impressive in any way.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    jbeans
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The menu had so many things to choose from it was hard to decide what to order. My daughter and I had a pasta dish and both of them were delicious. My son had the veal parmigiano and he said it was excellent. My husband ordered the steak but he found that it was not seasoned enough and was a little too dry. He ordered it medium well but found it was more like well done. The appetizers were great for sharing. For the price, the portions were a good size and overall we found the food delicious. We all said that the noise level in the restaurant was a little too loud because the ambiance in the restaurant when we first walked in made it feel like a more romantic setting but because we had to speak so loud the affect was not there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Open Cork Reataurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I had friends from overseas for lunch, and had been to the Open Cork many times before this visit. The food was very good, but the waitress service was terrible. She was truly dreadful. She had no idea how to serve wine. She came close to spilling food on a guest. She reached across the table, over guests, to place a plate on the far side of the table. In fact she had no concept of waiting at table. None at all.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for the money
    Kimber3
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We were presently surprised that the prices were a great value for the portions and selections
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply amazing
    newhotspot
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    I've been to Open Cork a few times - mostly for special events and it never disappoints. The patio is simply one of the best in Mississauga. Inside the dining room is elegant and sophisticated and the bar area is cool and trendy. I just happened to bring my wife there for her birthday and when I got there it happened to be customer appreciation night. These people were actually giving away free food and drinks...unreal. Something you seldom see. Live music and dancing was performed and it was an incredible occasion. Will definitely be back soon.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Open Cork Review
    nancythepoet
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Excellent food; service always great; ambience in the outdoor court, very nice; indoor ambience, excellent. Highly recommend it. Seafood dishes with pasta, a must to purchase.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date night
    Amateurcritique
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Took friends on a double date for dinner and was not disappointed. The food was good and the ambiance was great. We were in the dining room but the patio was filled with soccer fans watching the world cup. The ambiance on the patio was exciting. The food was hot and fresh. The portions were big so no worries about leaving hungry.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I heard good things...
    Deanna8585VIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    I was very disappointed in the service that I received at Open Cork. The waitress was gone for long periods of time and the restaurant wasn't busy. We ordered an appetizer and it never showed up. The waitress said that she thought we wanted it with our mains (um, why would we?) and then brought it AFTER our mains. No thanks! I wouldn't rush back. The food was very bland especially the salmon and the other fish special. Don't order fish. I doubt I'd return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 11 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service3.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 62 reviews are from the Open Cork reviews archive.
  • Buddies get together
    jankiel
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Great place to go and watch soccer games with buddies especially at their patio
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    FoodieK
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    We had a great time! The food was great. The server was in training but was very sweet!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad news on Mother's Day
    Easy2please
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    First well I made the reservations on line they could not find. so they put us in the bar and a lounge area while we were at a group with kids. Then they tried to rush us to order and then they ignored us after we placed our order. We have three different servers all of them tried but none of them were very effective. This is not a place you want to try on a busy day.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Salad & Chicken
    Karenski
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We had a really nice dinner at Open Cork. My girlfriends found the wine list good and there was something for everyone on it. I don't drink so it didn't matter to me. I had a really nice salad with goat cheese (I think it was the house specialty) and Pollo Involtini which was very good. Portion sizes were generous, food nicely presented (chicken was a bit overcooked, but still good) and the potatoes & veggies that came with the meal were really tasty. Our waiter was attentive and quick. Overall, a good experience.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • returncustomer
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Loved everything about this restaurant. Then ambience--dim lights, intimate feeling. The food was amazing. Came here with a party of 8 everything that was ordered was cooked to perfection (lamb chops, steak, bouillabaisse, salmon and risotto). Best of all was the staff and service was amazing. They are very friendly, courteous and accommodating. Food came in a timely manner. Decent price for the quality of food you get. We went here on a Wednesday for my birthday and returned on Sunday for Mother's Day, we had to try other items from the menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • After reading the reviews,
    Citygirl
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    After reading the reviews, I wanted to love this place. But, our server was less than interested in checking in on us, and unfortunately, the food was not that great. It was likely an off day, but I would not go back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food
    GoodFoodLover
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    I enjoyed their food, but their wines by the glass can use a little more work. I ordered the eggplant and instead of mozzerella I got goat cheese. It was delicious, also my friend ordered a seafood salad which she enjoyed.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Jewish Piano?
    firstone
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    We went there in mid February on a Thursday evening, so it wasn't very busy and we were seated quickly without a reservation confirmation. We were served rather quickly and enjoyed the food (good portions) and the beverages. The noise level was moderate with another group celebrating a birthday, but we could still have a hushed conversation at the table which was nice. I think that I would go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food and wine were very
    Nick
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    The food and wine were very good. The service was slow.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner out with friends
    Amateurcritique
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Monthly dinner out with friends and we wanted some Italian. The food was great and the atmosphere was perfect. Was a wintery evening and the room was warm with a fireplace, prefect evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for chichatting!
    shopaholic
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    I went there with my girlfriend for a ladies' night and it was perfect! The servers are not pushy at all but they kept follow up about your situation if you need anything. The Food was great and the atmosphere was so relaxing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Customer Satisfaction
    John
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    We have eaten at the Open Cork a few times......we are from Barrie ON and just selected the restaurant from the website the first visit.. The food, service and ambiance has resulted in many return visits.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    We had been to The Open Cork before for a casual drink. I chose this restaurant for my partner's 45th birthday because of a particular menu item, the seafood platter for two. It did not disappoint. The service was remarkable - attentive, but not cloying. During the course of our four-hour visit, the staff realized we were celebrating a birthday and organized the song, plus a treat for my partner. The evening went better than I expected at The Open Cork.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DINING
    NPDS
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Place had a cozy atmosphere and we were not rushed at our table. Server was very courteous and food was good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food without pretention
    StefVIP
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    Second time here. Food is good and affordable just like the wine. Lounge area is nice with live musuc even in Tuesdays!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Enjoyed New Year eve dinner at Open Cork and it was great. Food was amazing with great favor and portions. Service was really friendly and helpful. Will be going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and good service
    XcountrydiningVIP
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    An excellent deletion of plates sure to please many rates. An extensive specials menu with equally good variety. Good for groups and reservations are recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love to keep coming back here.
    SheilaSmith
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Once again we had a wonderful evening at the Open Cork. Every time we visit we notice more and more upgrades to the decor. The menu always offers something different, which is always good. We have taken many visitors from other countries to the Open Cork and it never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Christmas dinner with friends
    lyndaberry17
    Dined on 12/16/2013
    Made a reservation for 6pm for 3 of us the week before Christmas. Reservations a good idea-restaurant was pretty full when we left. Dinner was very good, service excellent, even with a few large groups in there. Have been there previously and would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprisingly good
    StefVIP
    Dined on 11/26/2013
    I made a last minute reservation thru Open Table. Did not know what to expect other then italian food. I sat on the lounge side. The service was good and fast. The food was the same even if the calamaries were over cooked. Portion are very generous almost too big if you get an appetizer first. Prices are fair. Over all a great experience. I will go back next time I am around.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just okay
    billwcda
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    Hopes were high when walking in the front door. The place is very nicely appointed and was nicer than expected. A specials board with some delicious sounding options greeted us. The menu looked great and the wine list was also impressive. Without meaning too much offense, our waitress was not the "sharpest knife in the drawer". Nice enough, but not skilled at communicating or offering any help with the menu. Our food was okay. We all talked about it and all settled on anywhere from 5-6 out of a possible 10. I will try it again, but with a bit of trepidation.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food is good and consistent
    bebitongVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Food is good and consistent as always. All five adults were full and had doggy bag to take away. The server this time was better than last time. Efficient and warm service. We made reservation via Open table twice. The first time, the restaurant appeared to be not expecting us. They scrambled around to make a table for five after we had arrived. This time, we seated us at the corner and also just put the tables together. Hope it prepares better next time?
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Pasta Reasonable Price
    GoodEats
    Dined on 11/6/2013
    The title tells it all. We were pleasantly surprised by the excellent pasta dishes. We had two - both in the 12-15 dollar range, and both were superior in taste and quality (and probably calories). We found the restaurant table slightly claustrophobic, but we had good service top to bottom. We will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting and will return
    bebitongVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2013
    We found this restaurant via Open table given we have been living in Mississauga for almost 20 years. We drove by this location a few times but never tried. So, here we were on a Thanksgiving night where no one in the family wanted to cook. The restaurant is indeed quite big, large patio area, bar/lounge section and dining room. Chairs and tables were comfortable. There were only two wait staffs in the entire dining room area. They were very efficient, but not overtly friendly. They did their job and no complaint. The food was surprisingly good and the portion was very generous. We will return for causal family dining. The grilled calamari was well prepared!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great experience
    ChopVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    Always a great experience when we come here, food is great and service is always quick and friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a good time.
    Daniel
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    Good food, good service, nice patio and found good wine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Night out with the girls
    Perplexed
    Dined on 8/15/2013
    I thought the restaurant was good but had some elements that were just disappointing. First of all our waiter was very bored. He looked like he really tried to be polite but looked like he did not want to be there. I ordered the Escargot and they were delicious. The Veal Marsala was very disappointing: the veal did not look appealing and - there was no taste. I added salt and pepper and nothing helped. The veal was not very tender and there was a lot of gristle. My two friends had the roasted veggie salad with goat cheese and found the dressing overpowering. I would recommend this restaurant but definitely try something else and stay away from the meat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.