Authentic classic Italian restaurant in Simcoe gets rave reviews

SIMCOE – Are you looking for a great family-friendly restaurant rich in Italian comfort food and don’t want to travel too far? Barrel Pizza & Spaghetti House in Simcoe is exactly the place to go. Owner Tom Daikos first opened its doors in 1974. After opening restaurants in Toronto, Richmond Hill and Aurora, the Daikos family located to Simcoe in 1986. 

Manager Nick Zographos sat down with the Two Row Times over the weekend to explain what makes the Barrel Restaurant stand out from other restaurants. “Everything is made from scratch, right down to our pizza dough and sauce,” explained Zographos.

The Chicken Parmigiana, a warm tender breaded chicken breast topped with mozzarella and marinara sauce on fresh panini, is one of the best-sellers on the menu.

Another big hit is the Baked Lasagna Classico, which consists of mouth-watering layers of noodles, lean ground beef, a think sprinkling of cheeses, a touch of herbs and spices, all topped with a secret meat sauce.

Barrel Pizza & Spaghetti House also has gluten-free and vegetarian options to choose from and the menu includes soups, salads, sandwiches, gourmet pizza, pasta, seafood and oven-baked specialties. Their mouth-watering menu is diverse and appeals to all ages.

Family recipes passed down from generation to generation and the use of fresh local ingredients have been the key to keeping customers satisfied for almost three decades at the Barrel Restaurant. If you’re looking for cleanliness, fair pricing, great service and even better food, Barrel Pizza and Spaghetti House in Simcoe is the place to go.

Barrel Pizza & Spaghetti House is family owned and operated.

For pickup or delivery call 519-426-0068 or dine-in at 131 Queensway W, Simcoe. You can also visit their website at and for more info you can email them at You can also ‘Like’ them on Facebook (barrelrestaurantsimcoe) Ont.) and follow them on Twitter @Barrel87.

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