The war on carbs lost another battle with yesterday's opening of Scaddabush, the 6500 square foot Italian Kitchen and Bar at Yonge and Gerrard. The chain – launched in July 2013 at Mississauga's Square One Shopping Centre and helmed by executive chef Steve Silvestro (Alice Fazooli's) – aims to bring Nonna's rustic home cooking (for 300 diners at a time) at mild prices to the downtown crowd, who can gorge on a glut of bruschetta, homemade pizzas, and pastas. The restaurant features "social sizes" – an elegant way of saying "super size" – to encourage sharing and a huge cocktail and wine list to lubricate the conversation. For the mega-Italian experience, watch mozzarella stretched in-house every day from 5-11pm, and if marriage is too serious a commitment, consider the Italian Wedding Soup, handmade mini meatballs and fresh penne noodles for $6.43. The space is lofty cool and the food is overflowing: Nonna has never looked so swish.
Scaddabush Gets Massively Rustic With New Downtown Location
by Nobu Adilman