Great Valentines dinner place! My boyfriend and I ordered a antipasto-style meat plate to share and had drinks and dessert. I would STRONGLY RECCOMEND the Hazelnut mousse dessert in the jar!! Beautiful as it is delicious and perfect for sharing.
We are planning to come back for the cafe, and to try their pizzas and pastas!
Note: if you are planning on wearing heels, the floor is quite uneven - as it is beautiful old hardwood and quite smooth - so watch out!
2/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really liked the decor and
Really liked the decor and design, great open kitchen concept. However, a few pizzas were burned and had to be remade (incl mine), and a bit empty (esp bar section) on a Friday night which is slightly worrisome. Good service, our Italian waiter was friendly.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Traditional Italian with a
Traditional Italian with a foodie flair. Every plate is a gem - don't miss the desserts! Great service without interrupting your meal. Second time that we have eaten there and we will be back.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
The pizzas were great I'll go back!
Enjoyed our dinner this evening, walked in and the place was a little empty, so we were a little concerned. The staff were friendly and professional, very knowledgeable about the menu and ingredients.
I had the fish soup as an appetizer while a co-worker had the shrimp since they were out of Calamari.
The fish soup was excellent with Clams, Mussels and Shrimp, taste and I really enjoyed it.
Had a pizza for dinner it was excellent, my c-workers had a pizza and the other had a fettuccini (little heavy on the mushrooms) but was very nice.
The pizzas were great and I would highly recommend it! We’ll be back!
3/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The ambiance is fantastic
The ambiance is fantastic for a relaxed, informal italian inspired meal. The layout and seating arrangements are very cool as well. We had a dinner reservation and arrived at 7 to a fairly empty room, but soon enough the place was packed. I especially appreciated that the music was not very loud, and despite the place being full, I didn't feel like I was having to shout over the background noise. Service was fantastic. Highly recommend this place, will be back for sure.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
The caesar salad, linguine
The caesar salad, linguine and pizza were all quite good, but not enough to go downtown just to eat here. Service was so so.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
The restaraunt was fun and
The restaraunt was fun and the food was good. The menu was limited and they had run out of the calamari which was disappointing but, overall everyone enjoyed their dinner.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our server was delightful
Our server was delightful and knowledgable about the wine and fine details of the menu and he gave great recommendations. Have been here a couple times and am never disappointed. Serving sizes are great for the price and the food is delicious gourmet.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great service and great food! Really like this place!
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was great and reasonably
Food was great and reasonably priced. Large gap between appetizers. When we arrived there weren't as many people in the open kitchen, by the time we left they had much more staff. Perhaps we came too early at 7? Food was simple and perfect. Great pizzas. We were not able to finish the pizzas and ended up taking home almost a whole pizza. Loved the spaghetti myself. Get the calamari app!
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Trés bon resto
Nous avons trouvé ce restaurant par hasard, mais le hasard fait très bien les choses. Le menu est simple mais varié. La nourriture était excellente. Peu importe ce que vous prendrez vous ne vous tromperez pas. Le décor est parfait et chaleureux. Les employés super sympathique.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing food, with fantastic
Amazing food, with fantastic service to boot. Outstanding waiting service, (with a waiter whose pronunciation of the Italian menu would make Pavoratti blush).
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Atmosphere is clean and modern
Atmosphere is clean and modern with exposed brick walls, high ceilings and expansive space. 3 friends had lunch and we were able to linger without pressure. Noise level was minimal as there were not many diners. Probably would be loud with a full house. We each had a pizza - all were excellent if a bit pricey. Crust was awesome and toppings top quality. Try the meatball and basil version - delicious and garlicky with nice tomato topping. Servers were super friendly but each table had 3 different servers and 1 drink was forgotten until another server noticed. Would definitely go back. Great addition to Spadina hood north of Queen with alternate choice to usual Chinese.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was the best pizza I've ever had in Toronto. Don't miss the wild boar pizza!
5/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was excellent and so was the food. Had a great time and we will be back very soon.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
A group of four dined here recently on a Saturday night and loved this spot. The pasta dishes are excellent. The space is beautiful especially with the evening spring light streaming in. Our server was knowledgeable and charming. Overall, we had an amazing night. We will return!
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, beautiful dining room
We came to taste the food and meet Guy and Michael. The menu is Southern Italian fare, and executed so well. The ambiance is friendly and warm and the wine and drinks terrific. We got everything we expected plus a chance to say Hi to both Guy and Michael. Thanks for a memorable evening!!
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great space and food was good.
Great space and food was good. We went early with our 1 yr old and they were very accommodating.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
strada 241 is superb!
an all in all fantastic evening out. they excelled with their service, food, presentation and
ambiance. highly recommend this very cool spot.
6/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
This place was a great surprise. Pizza and pasta were outstanding. Service was great and really accommodating when we had a member of our party running late. Can't wait to get back here and check out the rest of the menu. Up there with the best of the new pizza places in the city.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice Find, excellent food
Was given a gift card for the Strada 241. We knew that the restaurant was owned by the Rubino Brothers, so kind of figured it had to be good. We weren't disappointed. The food is very good and very flavorful. Pizza has a beautiful crunch and fresh ingredients. Calamari is presented on a board skewered on small spikes (sounds scary, but unique). The calamari was very tender and the arrabbiata sauce was authentic and very good. We also had a sausage with beans and a fennel salad...this was amazing! I don't even like fennel, but this was excellent. Dessert is few, but different and good.
Staff is friendly and knowledgeable.
Parking can be difficult, look for Green p parking on side streets. One lot across the street, but it's hard to see.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious food, friendly service,
Delicious food, friendly service, gorgeous atmosphere. A welcome addition to the neighbourhood.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the place, but my friend complained that her pizza was overdone, and I could see the crusts were like rocks, too bad.
Mine was great, as were the asparagus appetizer, and decadent chocolate gelato. Service spectacular, friendly. efficient.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Italian on Spadina
If you are on Spadina and looking for a change from Asian cooking, try this spot for some pizza or pasta. It has a very comfortable feel, the service is good and we didn't feel at all rushed. The food is nicely prepared and the pizza we had was very tasty. The highlight was probably the grilled asparagus as a starter and the low was the market greens salad- it was tasty but seemed to me to be sparse for the expense.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
An Italian gem in china town, wow.
We loved the atmosphere of this place. It was very hip and even with the high ceilings, the noise wasn't too loud for conversation with 8 women! We'd definitely return to try more dishes. The cased salad and calamari were both unique in it preparation/presentation and the taste outstanding! Truly! Everyone loved their meals. Service was well-timed and friendly (our waitress was amazing), wine was lovely and affordable.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Caesar salad was incredible
The Caesar salad was literally the best we've ever had in our lives. Maybe because it was torched. Come to this restaurant for this experience alone.
8/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Pizza and Great Atmosphere
The pizza and entrees were very very good and fresh,our waiter was very pleasant.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, Great Experience
Strada 241 has delicious food and desserts that are made on the premises - even the gelato! Our server was fantastic and the food was delicious. It is a great deal for the very fair price. Highly recommend.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Where is everyone - don't
Where is everyone - don't they realize what a great place this is. Everything was more than "good".
Culinary - atmosphere - service (attentive and left alone when obviously required).
Well done - at a decent price - nice to get Rubino quality without breaking the bank.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ordered the bolognese, as well as the pappardelle with mushrooms and lemon. Bolognese was clear winner. Great depth of flavour. Also had calamari which was very light and cooked perfectly. Overall great vibe.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great New Restaurant for Toronto!
Pizza was outstanding and love all the gluten free options! Very cool spot!
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had the wild boar pizza and the Linguini Puttanesca. Both were great dishes. The wait staff were very attentive and quite helpful with wine selection. Loved the high ceilings and exposed brick. It may have been noisier later in the evening but we were there early for dinner and it was quite quiet. Overall, I was very impressed. Can't wait to go back to try the other pizzas.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been to Strada 241 a couple of times, and it is often the go to spot for group outings due to the central location and large seating area. I am finding that so many of Toronto's hip-er establishments are very, very intimate which makes it difficult to seat larger than parties of 4 (but let's be honest here, I actually mean 2... some party).
Strada has excellent service always, the food is good although nothing too crazy or innovative, but the ingredients talk for themselves.
It is also a really nice restaurant in an area that I consider to be a baron space. You can't really find nice places to eat on college, queen and spadina or in the annex. So it's in an excellent location for that!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time. Excellent pizza
First time. Excellent pizza and pasta enjoyed by party. Will come again.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Super resto !
Malgré que bien caché dans le quartier chinois, nous avons découvert un resto avec une super ambiance et de très bons repas.
A découvrir !
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, slow service
Booked a table for dinner with old friends. It took the server about 20 minutes to take our drink order, then another 45 minutes to bring us our drinks. About an hour until all 4 of us had our drinks. Appetizers however took about 3 minutes to arrive, and before our drinks did. It was difficult to get the server's attention all night. She messed up our drink order and could have been more attentive. The food was great though. Between 4 of us, we had 2 pasta dishes and 2 pizzas, all very good. Fried Calamari was delicious.
Overall the night was very good, but the service could have been better. It was like it was her first night ever serving.
I'd go back for the food and the interior of the restaurant, just hopefully with a different server.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
A very handsome resto lost
A very handsome resto lost in Spadina's Chinatown. Good italian food, well presented with ample portions, and served carefully. Worth a visit.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and service
First time at Strada 241 and will be visiting many times again. Food was excellent from the starters to the main courses and pizza. Service was excellent and very relaxed. Recommended for a relaxed meal with friends.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
I'll Definitely Be Back
Great Food, Great Price! Hidden in Chinatown, this Italian restaurant surely doesn't disappoint. They have a wide variety of traditional southern Italian food and great imported beverages. They even have tasty gluten-free options available, which I really appreciate it.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Was pleasantly surprized at this fing in the middle of Chinatown.
The food, staff ,atmosphere couldn't have been more perfect
Keep up the good work
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Strada 241 was a perfect Casual Saturday night spot. Delicious combo of appetizers including a salumi platter, lightly battered calamari and a very yummy simple margarita pizza. Our rather hungry group then went on to enjoy several of the pastas with our favourite being the puttanesca with clams. Olives and capers and the rigatoni with Bolognese. Yummy! We also lucked out with a fabulous full bodied wine. The dessert offerings sounded interesting but unfortunately we couldn't eat even one more bite. I would recommend Strada 241 without hesitation. Next time I would get more creative upon choosing a pizza option.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have eaten at Strada 241
I have eaten at Strada 241 several times and always enjoy it. Its a short cab ride from king/bay and is sucj a grwat alternative to the same old places. The food is great, the atmosphere is great. Lunch partners appreciate the different spot and my daughter loves it for dinner.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM