3255 Rutherford Rd
Vaughan, ON L4K 5Y5Neighborhood:
ItalianPrice: CAN$30 and under
- Dining Style: Casual Elegant
- Website: http://www.a1autostrada.ca/
- Phone: (905) 760-8338
- Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Italian
- Dress Code: Smart Casual
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
A word from Autostrada
An infinite variety of flavours from the exquisite simplicity of Italian food. From Milan to Naples, the Tuscan region to the spicy flavours of Sicilian fare. While distinct in flavour, each dish shares a common beginning: The time honoured practice of using the finest and freshest ingredients possible, preserving and cherishing the Italian tradition. This is Autostrada Ristorante: Join the journey and Experience the World of Italian Cuisine.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
- Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
- Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
- Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
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Autostrada reviews from OpenTable diners
26 reviews since July 29, 2014
- Ambiance3.9Noise LevelModerate
fit for foodies (11)good for groups (10)neighborhood gem (9)special occasion (8)notable wine list (7)hot spot (6)great for lunch (5)kid-friendly (4)romantic (3)vibrant bar scene (3)great for brunch (2)late-night find (2)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)Show More
- OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 11/22/2014It was our first time at this restaurant so we didn't know what to expect. I did read some reviews and they were split. The food was excellent and our server was FANTASTIC. Unfortunately I can't remember her name but she was on point. Very attentive and her personality fit our group.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- RenoDined on 11/1/2014We were very impressed with our Meal, the food is excellent but most of all the service is outstanding! They continuously looked after our table and made us feel as part of their family. Our friends who have never been to the restaurant were very impressed. I would recommend this restaurant highly especially as a local restaurant in Vaughan!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great food!MagdaDined on 10/31/2014I am a regular client of this restaurant because it is fantastic! As a Francophone, I know food, believe me! I travel and try good restaurants everywhere I go. You cannot find better food in Woodbridge. The cuisine is an art for Luigi and Boris, the chefs, the ingredients fresh and first class. They do not cut corners in quality or portion size.I would recommend this to a friend.
- RushedDeeDeeDined on 10/23/2014We got there on time for our reservation and had maybe 1 minute to look at the menu before some man (not our server so I am guessing he was the manager) come and demand our order. We said we were not ready and he left. But then he came back after 2-3 minutes and told us to hurry up because we were holding up the kitchen. What kind of restaurant closes their kitchen at 8:30? The man was completely unprofessional and kept rushing us. He ruined what was supposed to be a good birthday dinner. I will not be going back and will not recommend this restaurant to anyone.
- Food is awfulDisappointedDined on 10/23/2014I visited Autostrada last week and was disappointed by the food, service and ambiance. The downtown location is much better with authentic italian food. The Vaughn location consists of outdated decor, the place needs a makeover. The food was simply terrible, we ordered two salads and the squid was burnt to a crisp while the mushroom salad was basic. The food did not see fresh and the presentation was not appealing. There seems to be no thought in meal preparation. Any good server would have used better judgement than to bring us these dishes in their current state.
- Great place to celebrate a birthdayDawnaDined on 9/27/2014We had the best server I have had in a long time. Young, energetic, passionate and very attentive Food was excellentSpecial Features:
- Outstanding Italian restaurant!!!OpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 9/23/2014First time at Autostrada, outstanding food, extensive wine list, waiters extremely knowledgeable and always on top of everything. Very hip/modern restaurant, cool vibe - will definitely be back soon!!!!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIPDined on 9/20/2014This is my fourth time back at Autostrada - having enjoyed the previous 3 meals, I will not return again. We sent our Pasta back to the kitchen, as there was a hair inside. The pizza came out rather flavourless and was not appealing at all. Our waiter was fantastic and more than apologetic, but made comments that the restaurant was exceptionally busy and it was clear that everything was very rushed.
- Terrible ServiceLuigiVIPDined on 9/20/2014Our waiter was terrible. Gave me a hard time when I asked him to make separate bills before the other couple arrived. He obviously did not like that we did not order drinks. Forgot what all the specials were. I wish they would write them down. After we ordered, one of the diners asked how long it will take for the food to come. He is a diabetic and needed timing for his insulin. Waiter got very upset at being asked the question. When bills arrived he got everything wrong. Guy seemed to be rushed all night. Perhaps Saturday they were understaffed. Food was good. I would have liked to see a few more veggies on my veal plate. I wish that ALL RESTAURANTS would instruct their servers to give prices when they tell customers the specials.Special Features:
- DisappointedLuchDined on 9/5/2014It's been a couple of years since I've been here, and I remembered it to be much better the first time. I had the Crab Cake app. One crab cake with a few leaves of lettuce for $12! Then I had the Linguine with the Shrimp and Zucchini in a light pesto sauce. It was so dry I thought I was going to choke! Our waiter was difficult to understand, a bit sarcastic...not very friendly BUT became overly friendly when it was time to pay the bill. Once it was paid he disappeared, never to be seen again! Doubt I'll be returning. There are tons of restaurants in Woodbridge to choose from.Special Features:
- Authentic Italian!!!RosiefuDined on 9/3/2014Outstanding food and service. Best Italian food in Vaughan. Highly recommend the burrata cheese appetizer - not always on the menu due to limited availability but if it's there don't miss it. Can't wait to come back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- DJEMPORIUM1VIPDined on 8/30/2014Fantastic !!! Great food & service !! Been there any times & never disappointed !!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great staffBouneDined on 8/22/2014Staff amazing. Make you feel like royalty. Food amazing.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Excellent meal and serviceJEMCDined on 8/14/2014Lunch was excellent. The seafood arrancini are a must as is the seafood risotto. Service as always was attentive without being intrusive - we were there for three hours! And had a great time. Ciao until next time.Special Features:
- great place- just a bit overpricedyamimomiVIPDined on 7/29/2014food was delis'. great atmosphere, wine price is much over priced.
- The following 168 reviews are from the Autostrada reviews archive.
- Great foodrjogDined on 7/26/2014Especially the calamari, a must have. A bit on the pricier side though.Special Features:
- Decent place.justsayingDined on 5/24/2014The food was good. Our waiter was pleasant. I thought it would have a more lounge feel so I was surprised to see kids there. No complaints. It wasn't spectacular but it was decent good place to eat.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Once decent. Now lousy food +dirty.VisitorVIPDined on 5/11/2014It is sad to see that it has gone downhill, as it was a promising local eatery. We were there a year ago in 2013, when the food was decent. The service was not professional but still friendly enough. Now in May 2014, we made a last min reservation on Mother's Day. The regular menu was not available, and the Mother's Day menu looked interesting enough. My seafood linguine had a watery sauce, sub-par seafood...overall, bad. The pizza was OK. Unfortunately, the washrooms and floors were dirty. Overall, it felt like a badly kept fast food restaurant :(
- First Time SurpriseimmafoodieDined on 5/11/2014I was there for lunch for mother's day. The food and portions are awesome! Highly recommend pappardelle a coniglio - amazing!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- great end to mothers dayakpsDined on 5/11/2014Beautiful atmosphere and wonderful environment. Had a great time with great company and delicious foodSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A1Nat11345Dined on 5/2/2014This place is amazing. The service was lovely, and most importantly the food was great as usual. I am a foodie, and love to eat out a lot. I give this place 5 stars because they were able to accommodate the needs to each and everyone in my party :)Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Decent try lacks a lot.anamzulgDined on 5/2/2014Came on a Friday night (not late). Ordered daily special. 2 orders came out properly... on time, and with proper portions. Second half of table was not served. delayed by about 15minutes more...t hey served our portions to another table. Then they were sold out of the specials dish, the scallops were undercooked, and underwhelming considering the price. Other items off the menu were unavailable. On a Friday night? Already unavailable? Very poor planning. Service was very attentive, and they did manage to try and compensate for the lack of food, and bad timing, but it was less than an endearing visit.Special Features:
- Friendly service great foodDadof4Dined on 4/26/2014We had a birthday celebration and fr the moment we arrived Luigi was accommodating friendly and made sure all went smooth. Our waiter was also extremely helpful and accommodating. To too it off the food was excellent and overall first impression extremely positive. I would recommend for a celebration or if you are looking for great food with a great vibe. Thanks Luigi for arranging for flowers and going above and beyond on service. My wife was so impressed and happy!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Not compatible with opentablesummerrobertsDined on 4/23/2014I did not receive my open table points while dining at this restaurant. Not very impressed and the restaurant tried to help me but nothing worked and at this point I won't go back for points. The restaurant told me they have had numerous problems with open table and the only reason I went to the restaurant that night was for the points and it was in the area.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Never disappointsFoodie4FoodDined on 4/19/2014Great restaurant, amazing service we love it! We love it and come there for years and in all these years it never fell shor tof our expectations.Special Features:
- Horrible ExperienceGirlsnightoutDined on 3/22/2014Me and the girls decided to try out Autostrada because we heard the food was good and that's about all that was good. I have never been to a restaurant in my life with such horrible service, I get better service at McDonalds or Pizza Pizza. We waited for over an hour for our food to come after waiting about 25 minutes for our server to even take our order. The server we had was very rude and ignored us many times saying "I'll be back" and would come back 15 minutes later..even trying to get water refills was a hassle. The food was good but it does not out way the horrible service. I will never go back to this restaurant and I won't be recommending it to others.
- Outstanding!FrancescoDined on 3/21/2014Everything was great! Our family loves this place.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great food and serviceMikeWimmsDined on 3/8/2014Had a great time there, food was great! Would definately go back again. I recommend it to everyone!Special Features:
- How does Autostrada rateOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 2/22/2014The overall restaurant was very good.......most important food was good, pleased with the service the ambiance was nice as well as for noise level it was quiet but that is because i made reservations before the restaurant would get busy. The only critique i have is that the tables are too close for my liking.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Disappointing Valentine's DinnerDeniseFerDined on 2/14/2014Had a family Valentine dinner. Shocked to see a overpriced valentines menu, with very few items. Food was just okay, nothing great I could comment about aside from the Buffala Mozerrrella. Regular items on the menu, with an extra 10-12 charge per item. Had I known this I would have dined somewhere else.Special Features:
- garbage service!ptploveDined on 2/14/2014Food was good but the service was GARBAGE! I Have been there before, when it was way more busy and had great service. Unfortunately on valentine's day we got a terrible server. It took over 1 hour for our appetizer to come! Our server was completely ignoring us even when we would wave our arms like gorillas and call for him.
- ElegantOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 2/14/2014Everything was perfect I appreciate all the service I just found the tables to be to close together but other than that it was an amazing meal and your staff are amazing at what they doSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Not so great! DisappointedFoodtorontovaughanDined on 1/12/2014Thought we would try this place as it is close to home. It was disappointing. Pizza wood oven was short sausage ingredient (didn't have anymore). Also tried another type where the sweetness of beets and walnuts was disturbing with prosciutto. Pizza could have been cooked more. The positive was that soup not on the menu was requested and chefs prepared. Wanted a nice arugula or mixed Italian Greens salad and not on menu. Pasta was so so. Just missed the Mediterranean mark! Sorry !!Special Features:
- Was told about this placeFoodtasterDined on 12/31/2013Was told about this place by a friend. Decided to try it out with my better half. Overall a great experience. Service by staff was exceptional !! Highly impressed.. Will place this restaurant on my list of favourites.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Birthday CelebrationepicureanVIPDined on 12/19/2013Another great evening at A1. Fantastic service and superior quality items that change frequently with daily specials separate this gem for others in the area. I have been living in Woodbridge since the 70's and this is my go to spot. This is as close to a authentic italian dining experience you can enjoy outside of Italy. Wide range of wines, try braised veal if available. Marco is one of the best servers I have come to appreciate over the last several meals there. Ask for him - he will complement your dining experience with his knowledge of the offerings at A1. Kitchen is prompt with orders and will cater to your every whim if you ask. Special requests are always welcomed and provides the chefs a chance to shine with their talents.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Pleasantly surprised.WheresthebeefVIPDined on 12/14/2013My wife and I dine out every Saturday night and tend to frequent downtown restaurants. A snow storm made us look for something closer to home. Based on other reviews and close proximity to our home we decided to try Autostrada. I have to say this spot is as good as anything you would find downtown. It won't take a snow storm for us to return.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Autostrada ReviewSandyDined on 12/11/2013On arrival, there is immediate staff attention and a quick move to the table. Beverages were taken care of immediately and an attentive and friendly server introduced himself and reviewed all the specials with obvious passion for the offerings. The meals were delivered as expected and were hot and tasty. The pastas are especially good... as good as I have had anywhere. This is a fabulous restaurant to impress friends, customers, and business associates with great food, a broad wine list, and outstanding service.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Autostrada Vaughan-ExcellentJEMCDined on 11/15/2013We have dined at Autostrada Vaughan twice now - first was a "try" and second was a very relaxing meal on a Friday night. Service is exceptional - experienced and attentive without being intrusive. Food is outstanding - the new Itailian style: fresh ingredients, prepared simply and elegantly. The marinated white anchovies are delicious and as close to what you get at restaurants on the Venitian Lagoon islands. The pizzas are fresh wood oven baked, light and topped with just the right amount of fresh ingredients. I consider the proce very reasonable for the top quality, quantity and presentation of the meals. Autostrada is a gem on the outskirts of Vaughn Mills.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Autostrada always consistentDJEMPORIUM1VIPDined on 11/10/2013I've been at this place over 20 times and each time they have been on the ball! Food, service and quality are never compromised .., I would recommend this place to anyone who wants a great dinner! From a simple wood oven pizza to exquisite dishes chef Luigi can so it all.. As One of Toronto's top disc jockeys we eat at many venues , restaurants & Autostrada for is quality and overall experience is one of the best!!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- BonissimoPerdueDined on 10/19/2013The food was absolutely amazing, so flavorful and full of life:) must trySpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.