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241 Spadina Ave
Toronto, ON M5T 2E2
Chinatown / Kensington Market
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Strada 241 Details
Hours of Operation:
Lunch & Dinner:
Monday - Wednesday: 7:00am - 10:00pm
Thursday & Friday: 7:00am - 11:30pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 11:30pm
Sunday: 8:00am - 10:00pm
Italian, Comfort Food, Pizzeria
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Strada 241's focus on local product with a southern Italian feel makes us the natural choice for your next catered event. We offer breakfast, lunch and dinner options perfect for any office party, luncheon or gathering. Please ask for Tania to discuss how we can make your next event simply.......delizioso!!!!
St. Patrick or Osgoode, walk west to Spadina and we are 241!!!!
A word from Strada 241
Strada241 is your casual, fun Southern Italian restaurant located at 241 Spadina Ave.
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Great casual dining. Excellent
wood fired pizzas. The asparagus appetizer was delicious as well. Great service - friendly, attentive."
Dined on 2/28/2014
Very friendly wait staff and very
helpful I. Recommending dishes. The soup (potato leek) was a disappointment but the pasta and salmon carpaccio were very yummy. Definitely worth going back to for a casual night out."
Dined on 2/14/2014
Our group of six went to dinner
and everyone enjoyed their meal. The atmosphere is great - love the open space into the kitchen area. The caesar salad is prepared uniquely and was quite tasty. The pizzas were awesome! Go with someone you know so you can taste different dishes. The service was great - genuine, helpful and light hearted. Only regret - no room for dessert. Next time."
Dined on 1/29/2014
Great place, so happy I found it.
Was looking for something near the AGO to meet friends for lunch. Found this on Spadina just south of Dundas and was skeptical when I booked but absolutely loved it. Great rustic ambience, impeccable service, wonderful food and very reasonable prices. I had the roast red pepper and fennel soup and a pizza. The soup was excellent, had a little kick to it which I loved. The pizza was not quite as thin crust as I would have preferred but was perfect with fresh and interesting ingredients. My only suggestion to the management is to add more wines by the glass. I found the wine list very short. If I was planning a bottle it wouldn't have been an issue, but unfortunately for lunch - I was not!"
Dined on 1/23/2014
Went at 6:00 on a Friday night
when it was -30. It wasn't too busy but I blame the cold weather for that. Great pizza! Amazing service. Will be back soon."
Dined on 1/24/2014
The highlight, in terms of the
dining experience, was the excellent service from our bespectacled young server. He was knowledgeable, polite, charming and generally a delight. Strada 241 is a beautiful space, yet the gorgeous room felt a bit unfinished. In terms of the food, the calamari was very, very good. Perfectly tender (threatened with heat is the term I'm heard) with a light golden crust - delicious. The roasted asparagus with zabaglione was good, yet my personal preference is for a simpler presentation. Roasted asparagus with shaved parmagiano reggiano would have been a better pairing, in my opinion. The layered dessert with vanilla and chocolate cream and strawberries was light and refreshing, without being too sweet."
Dined on 1/22/2014
My girlfriend and I went here
before we went out for the night. Great food, great wine, great service. We'll definitely be back!"
Dined on 1/18/2014
Celebrated my birthday at Strada!
Highly recommended for groups! And very central!"
Dined on 1/17/2014
Except for maybe the dessert, it's
a good price fr what you get. The food is unique for Toronto and has a rich flavour. The waiter was superb as well, he did a great job and gave that little extra to make the experience even better."
Dined on 12/31/2013
Great service, food and friendly
atmosphere. Interesting building, vault ceilings with open concept kitchen located in China Town district. Unfortunately it was very quiet for a Saturday evening. Hope things pick up for their sake."
Dined on 12/21/2013
So disappointing. Made rez for
two. Seated right next to swinging doors to the ...dishwasher??? Despite an almost empty resto. Finally were allowed to move 4ft over. Burnt 3$ bread and olive oil. Rubbery rigatoni. Tasteless sauce. Cardboardy gf pizza. Server was sweet if naive, but forget about the food!"
Dined on 12/20/2013
As they say, the best pizza in
Chinatown! You must stop in, if only to check out the fabulous wooden ceiling in this former glass-factory."
Dined on 12/17/2013
We arrived early for my birthday
dinner booked for 7:30pm on Friday night. By 9pm we had left for another restaurant because they could not seat us. The manager said a table before us had arrived an hour late and pushed our seating time back as a result. Not once in the 1.5 hours we waited did I see him approach them, although there were many helpless looking shrugs in response to our inquiries and repeated promises/guesses of being seated in 10, 30, 15 minutes. I am sure I am distinguishing myself from the complete and utter rage/disbelief of everyone else who waited that night by saying that I am more sad for this man and his staff than I am angry. But what happened last Friday night was not cool... definitely won't be going back."
Dined on 12/13/2013
The reason I won't recommend this
restaurant to friends is because everyone I know is frustrated with what seems like an increasing noise level in Toronto restaurants. As with many restaurants, the combination of loud conversation, hard surfaces that can't soak up any sound, and loud music made it almost impossible to carry on a conversation. I felt assaulted by sound the moment I walked in and by the time dinner was over my head and ears were ringing. I recommend the Spaghetti all’Amatriciana and the tiramisu panacotta. I would really like to eat the food again, but I won't be back because of the sound level."
Dined on 12/5/2013
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."
Dined on 11/28/2013
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."
Dined on 11/23/2013
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."
Dined on 11/15/2013
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"
Dined on 11/15/2013
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."
Dined on 11/13/2013
A very handsome resto lost in
Spadina's Chinatown. Good italian food, well presented with ample portions, and served carefully. Worth a visit."
Dined on 11/9/2013
the atmosphere and the service
were both great - it was all relaxed, inviting. everything was great - the bread, the oil, the appetizer until it came to my entree - I had to send my dry chicken back - I felt bad for having to do so because I was really enjoying the dining experience, but it was not edible - that little dried out hen... I would not go back because that was just too disappointing and I couldn't recommend it. too bad so sad"
Dined on 11/5/2013
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."
Dined on 11/2/2013
The service was so poor for our
lunch. Restaurant was 3/4 full so busy was not an excuse. They did not seem to have a system for serving as server went around in circles a lot. No follow up on our meal therefore never got chilies I would of wanted for my pizza. Plates were left sitting for 10 minutes after we were finished. Even got our bill with our plates still sitting there. Not asked if wanted dessert or coffee. Obviously went elsewhere in the area for our latte. Will not return. Food mediocre at best. Ambiance/decor was the best part of our experience."
Dined on 10/25/2013
Malgré que bien caché dans le
quartier chinois, nous avons découvert un resto avec une super ambiance et de très bons repas. A découvrir !"
Dined on 10/20/2013
First time. Excellent pizza and
pasta enjoyed by party. Will come again."
Dined on 10/7/2013
Went to Strada 241 for the third
time - likely our last. We were greeted at the door at the time of our rez and our table was not ready. Sat us at the bar and we waited for 15 mintues without comping us a drink or an app as they do at other comparable restaurants. Hostess promised booth seating but she did not deliver. Waiter had to come back twice to confirm our orders as he forgot parts of it and then in the end he forgot to enter our mains into their ordering system which resulted in an hour wait between our appetizers and our mains! I had the cured salmon salad as my appetizer - there were 2 measly pieces of cured salmon in the entire dish which was disappointing. Shame they can not figure out the service part as their food is good."
Dined on 10/6/2013
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!"
Dined on 9/20/2013
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."
Dined on 9/21/2013
Pizza was outstanding and love all
the gluten free options! Very cool spot!"
Dined on 9/10/2013
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."
Dined on 9/7/2013
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."
Dined on 8/27/2013
Asking to eliminate wheat from
items was met with "sorry we cannot do". Asking for no celery in salad was met with the same answer.. Really? Do you make your salads a day in advanced?"
Dined on 8/23/2013
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."
Dined on 8/16/2013
The pizza and entrees were very
very good and fresh,our waiter was very pleasant."
Dined on 8/14/2013
The food was excellent but the
service was so-so. Also, the fact that they do not let you do add-ons to any of there pizza's is ridiculus. One of our guests wanted to add olives to his pizza and they wouldn't let him! Besides that and the sort of spacey waiter the food here is great and the vibe is pretty nice."
Dined on 8/12/2013
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."
Dined on 8/2/2013
Food was very good, nice
combinations for appetizers. Pizza was very tasty thin crust, with good variety of toppings in unique combinations. Everyone enjoyed the asparagus appetizer."
Dined on 7/20/2013
This was one of my favorite spots.
Food was great as always but the service was surprisingly poor. Felt rushed through the meal and continuously interrupted asking for our selections. We could not take our time enjoying one dish at a time. There was no way we could relax. In addition items such as cutlery and condiments were simply forgotten. When the food was served, we were then ignored. This was surprising considering the restaurant was hardly full. This will now be a second choice of places to dine. Good service should never be ignored regardless of the fine menu."
Dined on 7/21/2013
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."
Dined on 7/19/2013
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."
Dined on 7/18/2013
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