Scaddabush Italian Kitchen & Bar - Front St

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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
It's a little of this, a little of that and a whole new take on Italian.
Our story is simple. Everything we can make fresh daily, we do. Including our hand-stretched mozzarella (made-to-order every day between 5pm & 11pm), our pasta, our signature 1/2 lb meatballs, our dough, bread and desserts.


Winner of the TripAdvisor 2015 Certificate of Excellence.
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LZ
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was good for the price we paid. A good 'house' wine (the cheapest on the menu) . However, extremely noisy.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 3ambience 2

We made the very best out of a somewhat disappointing experience.
We reserved over a week prior and let them know we were celebrating a special occasion. We arrived well ahead of our reservation and were then taken to the worst high table in the place by the open kitchen in a walkway. We asked if we could be seated at a table. We were then brought back to wait in line and were taken to a single table pushed up against a corner table for a large group. After we were seated a couple that walked in was brought to a spacious roomy 4 person table and served prior to us the entire night they were given superior service since their last experience was sooo bad ( we heard about it the entire time)
The server was friendly to us not nearly attentive.
The food was amazing and we enjoyed the evening but overall it was not the service or experience we were expecting for making a reservation for a special occasion.

GF
Toronto
33 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very loud outdoor patio - sticky table quickly covered with extra linen napkins . Really good homemade Italian food! Tasty , filling and delicious.

D
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and environment for a night out with friends. Manager came around to check up on our meals and actually followed up to get a new one when our mozzarella ball didn't quite meet our expectations. Thanks for making the meal a great experience!

OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food were amazing. Our server was very nice and accommodating. We enjoyed it a lot.

B
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service great food.

Looking forward to our return.

SC
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was a first time visitor but my guests had experienced Scaddabush previously. Sergio welcomed us and suggested the house special Mozzarella with balsamic vinegar and olive oil serve home made bread. Excellent. I will have to return to try the other three Mozzarella house specials.
All three meals were delicious. Definitely a return visit is in order!

t
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was absolutely amazing!! Huge portions but I kept eating after I was full because it was so good! We did find our server wasn’t as available as he should have been but that was likely because we were on a time crunch to get to the baseball game after dinner. Overall a great experience here!

SS
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, fresh pasta and hand stretched mozzarella. Next time in Toronto, I’m definitely coming back!

YS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

We ultimately enjoyed our dining experience at Scaddabush on Front St. The food was tasty and our server provided good service. Where we took issue with our dining experience was checking into the restaurant. We showed up, having made a reservation for six people, a few minutes early. From the get-go, our presence felt like it was an inconvenience and an annoyance to those working. (We get it, it’s Toronto. We’re not expecting a warm and inviting welcome, but even a distant acknowledgement would be appreciated, especially when the restaurant was empty.) We we were seated shortly after at a table which appeared to be an over-flow table. It was situated at the entrance, in the middle of the main walkway into the dining room people adjacent to a server station. We the then asked the hostess to change tables where we then told every other table had been reserved and the restaurant was sold out for the evening. The hostess was uninterested in offering assistance and argued with us that nothing could be done. We had difficulty understanding the situation as the restaurant was fairly empty and we had made a reservation prior to arriving. We ultimately spoke with a manager who was later able to seat us on the patio. After which, we enjoyed the rest of our experience.

SS
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

Everything was great except for the noise level - it was WAY too loud. Like it was a packed house, but the customers were only loud because we were all yelling over the music.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I have had two awful experiences in a row and will not be returning to this location. The food is mediocre at best and way overpriced for what you get. This location is also loud and service is poor.

OT
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

After reading the reviews I expected more. I was disappointed with the food.

OT
Mexico City
7 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Buena experiencia general
Comida la mitad de los platillos
Muy buenos la mitad regulares
Mesero muy poco al pendiente

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Our appetizers came in very good timing. Unfortunately, two out of our six meals came 15 minutes before the next person received their meal. The rest came 10 minutes after that. Timing was very poor. We didn’t stay for dessert and coffee. The server was nice, but no mention about the timing or apologies for the delay.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Was hot inside.

KD
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was excellent. Especially the fresh mozzarella. We made a reservation in advance and were a bit disappointed we were seated at table out in the middle. The tables were very close and wait staff had difficulty moving around as did patrons. The unoccupied chairs at our table were constantly being shuffled out of someone’s way...
It was a very warm evening, but, even so we were surprised how warm it was in the restaurant. Many patrons were fanning themselves with their menus. The restaurant was very full and loud so the music thumping just added to the noise level.
So, good food, atmosphere could have better.

NH
London
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Love Scaddabush service and food, but do not like being seated next to 3 noisy parties when it is just my son and I. More sensible sympathetic seating for small groups of 2 would be greatly appreciated in such a large restaurant.

AB
Nashville
24 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The mozzarella and meatball were off the chain!!!!!

FM
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

Service slow, portions too large and staff got one of our main courses wrong. Poor fare.

SD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great location for a Scaddabush. I love sitting on the side patio, fully covered by the building overhang, and at the dinner hour, no direct sun (I don't know aboot other times of the day); a lot of city traffic though. Great food, great service. Try the spinach dip (just make sure to order extra crustinis)

LA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall experience was except for when we arrived our open table reservation wasnt on their list and was told reason our reservation wasn't showing on their system was bc they no longer use service??? Strange but yet I still got a confirmation!?! Weird!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff and friendly service. Food was great. Thank you!

LH
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Good food but I think they were under staffed for a Friday night. Had to wait 30 minutes for drink order. Mozzarella on pasta was like rubber.

MB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Service was Great! Megan our server was very attentive. As always the food is excellent.

LF
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Didn’t get our bread we ordered and when we pointed it out and canceled it, there was no apology or anything right away. However the server did come back and offer a free dessert.

V
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Pasta restaurant has no pasta for dinner !!

AB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Terrible! Booked reservation weeks ahead to get to the restaurant and they have no pasta???? At 5:30 pm? Over Half the menu is pasta??? Someone should be fired! The restaurant was pretty empty while everything else in the area was packed. Jay game , concert and lion king on in the area. We now know why.

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing

PD
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Disappointed. It's a large space with many staff but little Kitchen management. My 10oz wine near gone before appetizers showed up. We asked for main course, pizza, to show up after. We just dug into apps and she comes with pizza. Coffee served, no stir spoon. Asked for water and never got. The food was ok. Fresh ingredients but nothing special to justify price. They are too large a space to be charging their prices. For those prices I expect a better intimate experience.

r
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Cool vibe, the fresh pasta was amazing

MD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was good. Enjoyed. Relaxing evening. Xxxcc

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

It was so loud, but the service and food were great.

PB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

I took our two kids for a quick Sunday lunch before a performance. Our server, Brianne was friendly and made us feel welcomed. She served our food right away and made sure we had enough time to arrive in time for our show. Warm ambiance, friendly staff and delicious food. We would definitely return and we’ve recommended this restaurant to family and friends.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place for a get together before heading to Roy Thomson.

RT
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Shrimp pasta was an excellent dish! Very good size as well!

J
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, fair prices. I had the avocado chicken sandwich and it was amazing! Will definitely go back to try some of the other items. My lunch date is on a strict healthy eating regimen and had no issue finding choices.

WC
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I like the food quality, service. The location is convenient to meet friends at down town area.

JC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was FANTASTIC.... very attentive to our daughters birthday and my allergies
Would go back to this location again because of our server!

LA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The only reason why I rated the food 4/5 is because we had gone there specifically to have the pasta as we love the shrimp pasta there but on this occasion we were told the due to a water pipe bursting in the kitchen the night before caused no pasta dishes to be served that day we were there. The food we did order was good however we were disappointed we couldn't order the pasta. Our server who I dont recall giving us his name was very good and friendly.

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