Monday, March 03, 2014

OPENING | Scaddabush Italian Eatery & Bar - Italian dining redefined featuring Nonna's Kitchen Table concept

Italian eating in and around the city has always been upscale and classy or small, rustic, feel good dining.  Scaddabush has managed to successfully merge the best of both worlds and created a dining experience that will surely keep you coming back for more!


Scaddabush Italian Eatery & Bar is conveniently located at Yonge and Gerrard along with Duke's Refresher & Bar (read review here) and Reds Midtown Tavern (read review hereand did we mention that it’s connected to an underground path that leads to College subway station so you don’t have to worry about braving the cold cause we all know ain’t nobody got time for that!

When we first arrived, we were invited to mingle amongst each other with drinks and some features from their Cocktail Hour Menu.

Chicken Parmesan Bites - Scaddabush spice, parmesan aioli, Sunday sauce

The Chicken Parmesan Bites are normally served atop of the Papperdelle Chips, with rosemary honey chili parm.

Calamari - Dusted in seasoned flour, salsa verde aïoli

After enjoying in the drinks and happy hour treats, we were lead into the dining room and seated on Scaddabush's signature 'Kitchen Table' for a serious Italian feast!

The core concept to Scaddabush’s dining experience, which differs from other Italian restaurants, is their communal dining table, just like 'Nonna's Kitchen Table.' You don’t necessarily need a large group to be seated at the communal table as the whole idea behind it is to eat and socialize with others. Dishes that can be shared are encouraged, which is a great way to be able to try new foods without filling up too quickly.   

Below are the dishes we are shared together:
Casesar Salad – romaine, crispy pancetta, croutons, Grana Padano, house made dressing

Tuscan Salad - Baby red and green kale, arugula, marinated raisins, toasted pumpkin seeds, semi sun-dried tomatoes, cipollini onions, pecorino cheese, balsamic lemon vinaigrette

Pingue Proscuitto Focaccia crostini, fig jam, extra virgin olive oil, sea salt, house made Mozzarella

Pepperoni Bruschetta - Focaccia, roasted garlic, Roma tomatoes, Grana Padano, basil, pepperoni & balsamic reduction

Burrata Cheese - Infused with honey and truffle, focaccia crostini

Pesto Pollo - Fresh fettuccine, sautéed chicken, baby spinach, semi sun-dried tomatoes, basil pesto cream sauce

Meatballs – Classic and Stuffed on focaccia crostini, cheese sauce, garlic chips, fresh basil

Ravioli Zucca - Butternut squash ravioli, grated Grana Padano cheese, hazelnut butter cream sauce, roasted squash, fried sage

Diavolo PizzaSpicy chicken, mozzarella, pecorino, caramelized onions, roasted tiny tomatoes, balsamic reduction

Margherita PizzaFresh mozzarella, San Marzano tomato sauce, basil

Blood Orange Bellini – Smirnoff Orange Vodka, Cherry Heering, Cointreau, Proseccom, blood orange puree, sugar syrup, pineapple juice

The Butcher Pizza Bacon, Niagara Berkshire sausage, pepperoni, mozzarella, roasted garlic, red onions, San Marzano tomato sauce

Apple Ravioli - Sweet pastry, caramel apple filling, icing sugar, caramel sauce

Zeppole Deep fried sweet dough, dusted with citrus sugar, served with chocolate hazelnut sauce for dipping

Tiramisu Lady fingers, sweet marsala, espresso, mascarpone cream, cocoa 

From the entire spread that we got to sample, our favourites that we would recommend to you:
1. Housemade Mozzarella
2. Classic & Stuffed Meatballs
3. Pesto Pollo Pasta
4. Any of their pizzas

Scaddabush offers a casual, fun bar area for those of you looking for a spot to grab a few drinks after work, an intimate dining area with plenty of Italian cuisine to satisfy your tastebuds AND a great shareable menu and large tables for bigger groups. The Kitchen Table concept is sure to be a hit with diners featuring Scaddabush's generosity and playful staff.

 - We were invited as media, thus meal was complimentary but opinions are our own. -

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  1. Thanks for the review. It'd also be good to mention that this restaurant doesn't take reservations for large parties on Friday and Saturday nights.