10 Best Outdoor Dining Spots in The Niagara Region

Outdoor patios are a beautiful thing because they offer you a sense of peace and tranquility all the while taking in the beauty of the sights and sounds of the location where the outdoor patio is. What is so wonderful about The Niagara Region is that there are a variety of restaurants that, during those warm summer months, open up their patios and let their restaurant span to the curb side. With the cold months behind, tourists and locals seem to fall in love when they know the patio is opened at Boston Pizza or Fresco's as it can only mean one thing, summer is around the corner. Sitting outside while enjoying a meal with the ones you love enlightens all your senses. The sweet smells of your dish, mix with the sweet smells of summer, the sounds of the birds chirp high above, and you get to enjoy a little extra time outside, just the way you like it. From Italian to traditional American dishes, each of these outdoor patios will have you visiting The Niagara Region every spring. Think of these outdoor patios as one of the best places to kick start your adventures all summer long, or better yet, think of these restaurants as the one place where you can kick back and enjoy the beauty of the hot sun. 



Lina Linguini's Pasta & Grille is one of the best quick-Italian meals in town. With homemade dishes overflowing on the menu, their tomato sauce is perfect, the service is impeccable and the decor takes you back to the Old Country. The...  Read More



For over twenty years Gus & Amiel have been bringing dishes from around the world that really pop. At Frescos it's all about serving up uniquely inspired dishes that wow guests and doing so in an overly friendly way. The restaurant is known...  Read More



William's Fresh Cafe is a perfect spot to enjoy a cup of coffee and some of the very best decadent desserts. When you're in Niagara Falls and just want to get away from the 'tourist' area, Williams is the perfect spot. This place has it all, and...  Read More

Casa Mia Restaurant


Casa Mia's is hands down one of the best Italian restaurants in town. As a family-owned establishment, the owners and staff at Casa Mia's will make you feel like family the second you walk into the sophisticated restaurant. With dishes that are...  Read More



The Vintage Hotels always amazes anyone who walks through their doors. Not only do they have various hotels with ever so wonderful restaurants, but The Cannery Dining Room is certainly one to fall in love with. With fluffy eggs, french toast or...  Read More



When walking down the streets of Niagara-on-the-Lake it's as though you're walking through this most elegant little town. And what better way to enjoy the beauty of this town than head into a landmark of a place and dive into all things...  Read More

Johnny Rocco's Italian Grill


Step into the 'old country' when you walk into Johnny Rocco's Italian Grill & Restaurant. Not only will you feel like family here, but you will also be able to enjoy a whole lot of home-made Italian cooking at this spot. With an extensive...  Read More



This pizza joint is the perfect spot to play a video game or two, watch the NFL or just enjoy some quality time with a bunch of friends. Located right on Clifton Hill you can indulge in the most uniquely crafted pizzas, a plethora of unique...  Read More

The Pie Plate Bakery & Cafe


The Pie Plate is one of the cutest spots in Niagara-on-the-Lake. With its quaint decor, wrap-around porch, and eclectic seats, if you have a love for pie, and tea, this is the place for you. Enjoy a piece of pie, and a cup of tea as you chill...  Read More

Kelsey's Restaurant
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Deemed as 'Your Neighborhood Favorite' this restaurant certainly caters to each and every person that walks through its doors. Continually catering to locals and tourists alike this joint serves up a whole lot of delicious dishes that anybody...  Read More


Meet Melaina Gasbarrino

Melaina is a native to The Niagara Region. Though she's traveled the world, she loves coming home and experiencing the true beauty that The Niagara Region has to offer. From hikes through The...  More About Melaina