The restaurant opened by the Rubino brothers, is named in reference to "underground home dining". Strada 241 offers home cooked Southern Italian cuisine in a beautiful open and modern space.
Their dinner menu boasts antipastis and lots of oven-baked pizzas.
I ordered the linguini puttanesca pasta, which featured little-neck clams. I love clams in pasta and puttanesca pasta, so it was the perfect combo! Typically, puttanesca pasta is made with spaghetti and means "whore-style pasta". At another restaurant, a little Italian cook stressed that I should order something else off her menu, whispering what puttanesca meant. I love it! It's salty, full of garlic and lots of flavour. Why would I let a little Italian slang change my mind?
The meatball pizza was delicious, featuring fresh and local ingredients. They also provided their own chilli olive oil for dipping. yum!
|The Alessandro Pizza - tomato, Strada 214 meatballs and lots of cheese!|
|Beautiful open concept kitchen|
|Love this space!|
The room is great for groups and is also an all-day cafe. I look forward to trying it again. Anyone want to join?
Strada 241 // 241 Spadina Avenue, Toronto // 647.351.1200