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About Autostrada

To our valued guests,
We will be closed from Sunday, January 3rd - Thursday, January 7th, 2016.
Thank you & Happy New Year!

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.

3255 Rutherford Rd
Vaughan, ON L4K 5Y5
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday: 11:30AM-3PM, 5PM-10PM
Friday: 11:30AM-3PM, 5PM-11PM
Saturday: 5PM-11PM
Sunday: 5PM-10PM

Cross Street:
Jane St. & Rutherford Rd.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(905) 760-8338

Website:
http://www.a1autostrada.ca/

Catering:
Please contact the restaurant directly for information regarding our catering options.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Autostrada Ratings and Reviews

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4.0

Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

3.9

ambience

4.0

value

3.4

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (275)
Fit for Foodies (242)
Neighborhood Gem (213)
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Special Occasion (212)
Notable Wine List (185)
Hot Spot (153)
Romantic (91)
Great for Lunch (80)
Kid-friendly (69)
Late-night Find (60)
Vibrant Bar Scene (44)
Great for Brunch (19)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Scenic View (8)
Casual (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Authentic (4)
Business Meals (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Fun (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Cozy (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Tapas (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Outstanding Value (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 18, 2017

My boyfriend and I went to Autostrada to have dinner with my best friend and her husband. My boyfriend has the gnocchi in bolognese and it was so good. The gnocchi was fluffy and not heavy feeling. I had the fish special, seared tuna and it was very good. My best friend had the daily ravioli which she enjoyed very much. Overall we had a great experience, our server wasn't very intrusive as we were a chatty bunch. One drawback though is the restaurant filled by the time we were ready to leave and couldn't get our servers attention. By this point this was the time between we declined coffee and dessert and receiving the bill, this was about 20-30min. So instead of bringing the bill over so that we could settle up and then leave when we were ready, we spent a good amount of time trying to get our bill. Overall the experience was great but the ending was a bit slow.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 11, 2017

It took a long time to get a server and our original server didn't actually ever come back after saying hi. Our table was taken care of by another waiter who was awesome and made up for the horrible first impression

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Great time and great food

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Fun
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 24, 2017

Quality is not what it used to be but decently fair priced for what you get.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 31, 2016

It was New Year's Eve and the restaurant was not even that busy...and the service was poor and slow. The woman we had, don't know her name, shortish brunette (long hair), a little on the chubby side...very snide. We waited for our bill for over half an hour, had to get the greeter at the front of the restaurant to finally get it for us and our server, the brunette with the attitude didn't even have the guts to come out and say something. That's why she got a $14.00 tip.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 10, 2016

As always, great food!! The restaurant is a little loud but otherwise a nice place to get together with friends.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 6, 2016

I've been here before and enjoyed it. This time we had pasta and it was terrible. I think they used bruscetta mix in the tomato sauce for my spaghetti. It didn't taste authentic at all. My husband's gnocchi bollonaise was brown. It looked awful and upset his tummy the whole next day. My fabric chair was full of food stains. GROSS! They should consider properly chilling their red wine ... it was warm. This time was no good. Next time we'll stick to Pizza and white wine.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 5, 2016

Service was not great. Server was nice but very socially awkward and seemed to be rushing the table. Limited beer options due to beer order delays with the restaurant. Overall food was okay - not on par with the price being paid. Mashed potatoes were bland, pasta dish and chicken also bland. Creme brûlée cold on the inside. Espresso was burnt. Food quality has gone downhill since last visit.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 3, 2016

DATE NIGHT: HUBBY'S BIRTHDAY!!!

This place definitely has great food... No doubt about it! You want great food at a more than fair price.. this is where you must go.

The Risotto as well as the Surf and Turf were to die for and the grilled calamari was cooked to perfection.

The wait staff were really welcoming, polite, eager to please as well as very knowledgeable about the Menu. However, overall seemed disorganized and offered inconsistent service. At times they made the service feel rushed and at times would not visit the table for long periods of time leaving us waiting to order more drinks, water, while our food got cold.

The decor was inviting and had a fun and contemporary feel while the atmosphere seemed to draw more families and large groups for
birthday, work, family functions etc. For the couples wanting a romantic night out or for the groups wanting to enjoy a more fun, upscale adult night out with friends this may not be the place.

It is definitely very kid friendly and has a cozy familial atmosphere as there were many families with babies and toddlers until well after 10pm on a Saturday night.

I would definitely take my kids there for pizza on a weekend or a great pasta and will definitely return with friends but not for a romantic date night or intimate
B-day celebration.

Tags: Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Kid-friendly
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food5
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 1, 2016

Staff are very attentive and service focused from start to end. Food is very tasty and portion size is perfect. I highly recommend this place for any occasion.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 26, 2016

Service screwed up order waited 40 mins for our meals. Otherwise good.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 26, 2016

I recently ate here for a birthday celebration. I booked it because the location was convenient. I read the negative reviews on the same day before going and started having second thoughts. But it was too late to book somewhere else. The food is just not good. All 3 of our mains were consistently bad. The starter that I had also bad. None of us even came close to finishing any of the dishes that we ordered and it wasn't because we weren't hungry. I think that says it all. The interior is very nice. That's the only positive I can say.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 19, 2016

We did not have a great experience at auto strada...the waiter was very abrupt...rude..and seemed to have no time for us rushing around...forgetting to ask for drink orders from two of us (party of 4)...our food was sent to a different table...we asked for our bills to be separated and the waiter was not very accomadating and made it seem like a huge effort to do so...the pasta dishes had a way too much sauce almost drowning in it... Asked for more bread he did not bring any again huge inconvenience ...asked about a dish another table had he said it was only for a Special order so do not bother asking about that...in a very rude way!
Overall the food was not bad...but the crowded tables and the terrible service made us have a terrible experienced at Autostrada.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 12, 2016

We were seated on the lower level, much nicer than the top floor. Service was excellent. Our meal was great. Outstanding lasagna and pizza.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 22, 2016

There are far better Italian restaurants in the area with better service, food and prices.

Tags: Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 22, 2016

Food was okay, for an expensive price! Waiter was pushing for up sales. He was also very quick with us trying to order and quick to give us our check. My mom ordered one of the featured items and didn't realised for a plate of pasta to be $36. As a server myself, I thought as a restaurant you should be letting people know what the price of this item was.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 8, 2016

Great tasting, authentic Italian food, with attentive staff who try to make your meal enjoyable.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 8, 2016

Great for a get together with friends...Not impressed that two of the plate we wanted to try were not available because they were missing an ingredient.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 1, 2016

It was a very busy Saturday night. Our appetizers were not put through and therefore never came. I expected it to be more authentic Italian. However, was very disappointed in the mushroom risotto, as well as their pizza. The menu is quite limited. Not the worst experience but I would not go again. If you do go try one of their mains, I did see other people's plates and the mains (meat/fish dishes) looked very tasty and well presented. Maybe I just ordered the wrong menu items...so stay away from the pizzas and risotto if you know real italian food.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 1, 2016

Was not impressed nor happy with both our meals (veal, seafood pasta) I guess Caesar salad was not bad, was really hoping for authentic Italian food. Oh well been there done that place. On to the next!

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vip
 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on September 27, 2016

The grilled halibut was outstanding! The entrée came with a salad however the server offered to add a side of potato served my choice. Service was customized to my desire. Highly recommend. I will return on my next visit to Vaughan ON.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 18, 2016

Pleasantly surprised by quality and quantity of all of our appetizers and main dishes. Enjoyed veal chop, lamb chops, pasta dishes and wood oven pizza. All delicious! Our waiter was attentive and efficient. We will definitely return!

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Authentic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 22, 2016

Lovely evening with friends. It's challenging to find a great restaurant open on monday evenings so we were more than delighted to dine at this exquisite suburban restaurant. What lacks in location makes up for in ambiance, taste and service. A must try!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Authentic, Romantic, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 22, 2016

Guss and Team always provide exceptional service and are very attentive!

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 16, 2016

Food was good, service was a little unsofisticated, too casual....and not busy at all, which made the atmosphere a little boring. It was ok, but we would not return

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 16, 2016

We've been there 4 times now. Service is always great. The food is not consistent. It just isn't seasoned enough. We went on July 16...calamari were bland, warm mushroom salad was bland and always served with different ingredients (I've had it 3 times), the arancini and the sauce, both bland. Season, season, season. Very fundamental.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 8, 2016

We took my mother there for Mother's Day but we were disappointed. The food was bland. It lacked flavour. We ordered the seafood risotto to share. It was flavourless and needed salt. My husband ordered the grilled octopus. My brother and I ordered the Parpadelle with Coniglio (pasta with rabbit) done in a red sauce. It lacked salt and flavour and could have done with a little more sauce. They didn't come to our table to offer us cheese or freshly ground pepper. I was halfway through my pasta when our waitress came to our table and I had to ask for it. Adding the cheese helped a great deal. My husband order the salmon and he said it lacked flavour and salt. My mom ordered the European Sea Bass. They deboned it for her in front of us and were meticulous at removing all of the bones. But alas it too was flavourless and lacked salt. I probably wouldn't go back without bringing my salt shaker with me. The good news is that none of us were swollen from excessive salt intake.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 8, 2016

Amazing food and great spot to get together with family/friends

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 7, 2016

Decided to give this place a try on the weekend. The service was slow, and we didn't get serve until about 20 min after being seated. The food is just okay nothing special. It was busy though, probably because of the weekend and right next to Vaughan Mills. Also, there isn't that much options on the menu. It's gonna be a one time deal for me.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 6, 2016

Very nice. The only thing that was not up to par was the ceasar salad. The lettuce was not that fresh and it too much of a fishy taste in the dressing. It overtook the whole salad.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 2, 2016

Gus and Luigi are consummate pros - friendly, attentive, and they deliver a super high quality product. This is fine italian regional food, all grande !!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 30, 2016

We reserve autostrada for special events- anniversaries, family visiting, birthdays. They've never disappointed. Service is excellent, food is spot-on perfectly seasoned, lots of wine to choose from. Management and employees and very friendly and helpful. I look forward to going back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 16, 2016

Excellent meal topped off by excellent service. Our favourite for special occasions and dinner out with friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 15, 2016

The food is excellent. We had the Parma and Serrano hams, Italian cheeses. Tender grilled Octopus is very tasty. The Torino-Trieste pizza is out of this world, as was the Pappardelle Al Coniglio pasta.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on March 12, 2016

Food is great, tasty. Good service. We are frequent diners

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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 4, 2016

We liked our experience at Autostrada so much we visited two weeks in a row. Both times equally as good. Tasty dishes, right size portions, good service.
Something I really like about Autostrada - the lighting and sound level in the restaurant. I can see the delicious food on my plate and I can converse easily enough with my guests without raising my voice.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 20, 2016

Food is good , service is ok but it's a little bit overpriced for the area if you ask me , it's downtown core prices for a strip mall in vaughan.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 17, 2016

They should provide more 1st and 2nd plates selection...not that many choices

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 14, 2016

A very nice atmosphere with trendy decor. We had calamari and mushroom salad to start - both were excellent. We each had a pizza and they were awesome! The pizzas are thin but still a big serving so we took half of each home. The seating in the area we were in was around the outside of a round room. It wasn't very private and the tables are close together but still very nice.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 13, 2016

Been here before and the food and service was as good as ever! Highly recommend!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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