My sister and I went to dinner
My sister and I went to dinner at Autostrada and enjoyed a wonderful meal. Seafood that melted in our mouths. The atmosphere was complete with displayed wines, oils and prosciutto hams, with a little bit of highway edge from which the name Autostrada is derived. Staff were friendly with good recommendations. Portions are large and filling.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Felt like Nonna's
My first time dining here and I was very impressed. The food was delicious and the options available are a mix of traditional Italian dishes with a Canadian flair. I ordered the anchiovies appetizer and walnut crusted salmon entree, these dishes surpassed my expectations. The anchiovies were prepared just as my Nonna prepares them for a family meal (which was very nice), the salmon was delicious, the walnuts really enhanced the flavour. The house merlot had a sweet after taste to it with an earthy body but didn't leave that dry feeling in my mouth which was refreshing compared to other house wines I've had. The ambiance was great with glass encassed cured meats and wine gave an authentic touch. Definitely recommend to all.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was I think a third time
This was I think a third time that we went to Autostrada. Each time we brought somebody with us. I highly recommend the restaurant to anyone. The food is outstanding and the maybe a bit to much:)) and the service is excellent. We will come back fore sure.
Thank you for a great night.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food is excellent and so is
Food is excellent and so is the service. We have been here many times and always enjoy coming back
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
My first visit to Autostrada
My first visit to Autostrada and we were very impressed. Great food, great service. Will definitely return. My birthday is coming up, I'm already putting in the hints
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Authentic Italian experience
A1 is downtown dining without the drive and parking headache of T.O. Atmosphere is nothing that you would expect outside Vaughan Mills Centre.Great service, GUS is the master of catering to your every wimp on and off the menu.Food and presentation are wonderful. Dined recently with clients from Italy and they were impressed with the freshness, taste quality of the food.We had a couple of old bottles of California cabs (1997 & 2000) from Napa valley that were cheap compared to where I have seen them at other dining spots in Toronto. Dont miss the signature pasta with rabbit. Lamb skewers, Burrata cheese and Pizza make for great plates to share.Wonderful spot which doesnt get the credit it deserves locally.
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Delicious food in a modern decor
On a whim, we decided to try this place out with our two kids and we're pleasantly surprised at how delicious the food was and the impressive modern decor. The shrimp in gorgonzola garlic cream (appetizer) was rich and delicious. The warm mushroom salad was please titular and did not disappoint. I'll definitely return, and bring another couple for next time.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good food. ..tables a little
Good food. ..tables a little too close together..would go back..large...nice decor...nice waiter...wife enjoyed the house wine...
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything about our evening at the restaurant was great ! The food was delicious. We would definitely visit again and again. One negative comment would be that we thought the desserts were way over-priced for the size of the dessert. Each dessert was $9.00 and we had three. Pieces were way too small. When we go back I would definitely skip dessert next time, and head over to Dairy Queen instead.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lovely service and delicious food.
Party of four, shared several platters. Highly recommend the Buffalo Mozzarella.
Service was top notch, friendly, accommodating.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Sat night spot
My second time here, was just as good as the first. Great place and highly recommended.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
50th birthday celebration
Had a girls night out for a 50th birthday party - group of ladies ranged from 30 to 50. The atmosphere was great - the food was amazing - and we ahad a blast. Would definately recommend
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Being brought up in an Italian family where many of the foods featured on the menu I have had homemade, my expectations were high. The food however ranged from simple to extravagant italian dishes that were tasy and satisfying. I ordered the casarecce with rapini and sausage. This was a great dish. The pasta was delicious and the sauce used was tasty and complemented the rapini and sausage well. The atmosphere of the restaurant was noisy at times but vibrant nevertheless, and the service was friendly and helpful when making our dinner choices. Overall I would recommend this restaurant to those who are looking for creative yet authentic Italian dishes. Buon Appetito!
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is our 5th time at the
This is our 5th time at the Autostarda. The food is great, service is very very good. We enjoy going here each time.
Highly recommend this restaurant. One of our favorites
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Both the decor and food were great. The staff were friendly and attentive. We'll definitely go back.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Top Marks for food, service & All!
Wow..have not had such a great experience with a restaurant that I had not previously tried - food was amazing! The chef was very accomodating in customizing meals off the menu. Our waiter was amazing..he knew his stuff and the best thing is that he was empowered to meet our requests..very knowledgeable of what the chef could do. We shared the brushetta..wow best ever! I had the grilled octupus and sauteed shrimp; and lemon pie! Great, great, great!
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Downtown vibe in suburbia
The food and ambience of this place was very hip and it felt like we were in downtown Toronto, Chicago or NYC. We made a last-minute reservation for 8:30 after ditching our first option and were surprised to find the place totally packed. The food quality and presentation were excellent, from the tender grilled octopus to the fresh seafood squid ink pasta. We ordered a variety of appetizers which were on the expensive side but worth it. With the exception of the Veal Sliders, all of the other one ordered (octopus, mushroom salad and caesar salad) met or exceeded expectation. The mains were equally delicious and we will definitely return. Bravo!
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth a Visit
Great ambiance with excellent service. Food presentation more unique than usual. Prosciutto bar a great place to come for a glass of wine and nibble. Feels like a New York dining experience.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed the food, authentic
Enjoyed the food, authentic Italian and pizza was amazing. Would recommend this place for a casual night out with friends or family.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We will come again
We had a wedding anniversary and it was three of us at a table. We really liked the place. Food was very good. We ordered an octopus as an appetizer. It was juicy and tender comparing to some rubbery stuff we had at different places. An Angus steak was cooked as ordered to the perfection. A see bream was delicious. Our waiter was knowledgeable and helpful. There were some delays between dishes but we were not in a rush. We will definitely come again.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
High quality Italian restaurant
Ordered the cheese & prosciutto platter as an appetizer, which featured imported meat and cheeses, and was one of the best appetizers I've had at a Toronto restaurant. The service was outstanding. Modern, trendy ambiance. Much better than most GTA Italian restaurants I've been to.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Although I think charcuterie days are waning...this is a wonderful place for it. The hams are amongst the best I've had even when I've been in Italy. Specials are always interesting; the staff is attentive. A gem for its location.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice. Took my parents
Very nice. Took my parents there fr their wedding anniversary. The food and service were both excellent. Will go again. Recommend for any occasion.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Upscale Italian find
In the Vaughn area with lots of Italian dining to chose from. This place was comptemporary in design, unexpected but nice.
The service was outstanding and the food was very good. I ordered the short ribs, great choice. I recommend and would return if Im in the area in the future.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was absolutely amazing, so flavorful and full of life:) must try
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Autostrada always consistent
I'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!!
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
We 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.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM