Before seeing The Heart of Robin Hood on a Sunday night, Kevin and I had an early dinner at Scaddabush Italian Kitchen & Bar (382 Yonge Street). The restaurant is close to the Ryerson University campus and just a short walk halfway from either College or Dundas station.
According to their website, Scaddabush “is Italian slang for a bit of everything.” I had walked by this restaurant a lot as a student at Ryerson and had heard good things about it. Kevin signed up for their emails and we got a coupon for $10 off a $30 meal (yay!), so we made a reservation for 5:30pm and were in for a delicious dinner!
The interior of the restaurant is spacious and beautiful! I especially like the lighting, which is dim enough to create ambiance but not so dark that we can’t fully appreciate the visuals of our meals or take photographs of the food and ourselves. Since it was still pretty early, the restaurant was mostly empty still, but it was super busy by the time we left around 7pm.
The menu doesn’t necessarily have a huge variety, but definitely enough that we took a while deciding what we wanted! Everything sounds so good, too. *_* We decided on sharing a cocktail, appetizer, main, and dessert.
Highly recommend this one for sweet-toothed alcoholic-beverage lovers. The sugary fruity flavours were really strong in this one!
with extra virgin olive oil, focaccia crostini, San Marzana tomato jam, sea salt
This is a pretty unique offering at this restaurant: fresh mozzarella cheese made in-house. We chose the Naked Mozzarella, which was prepared by Chef Rob that particular night. I LOVED IT, cutting huge chunks from it to go with the focaccia crostini and sea salt. I had some of the tomato jam (not pictured above) as well, but wasn’t really keen on the sweetness of it. In any case, I would order this again just for that mozzarella. *_*
Kevin and I shared a pizza for our main. It was definitely big enough for both of us, especially after having the mozzarella beforehand. The presentation was gorgeous, and the pizza itself was served fresh from the oven and seasoned so well! The oregano was a standout. A little greasy, but delicious.
Due to a nut allergy, we opted to get the chocolate panna cotta sans almond biscotti. The balsamic strawberries in this was pretty strange and interesting for me, and I never got used to the taste: I think I would have much preferred just straight-up strawberries. It contrasted with the super sweet and super tasty Lindt chocolate flavour~
Kevin and I agreed this was a great date restaurant – delicious food, a cool atmosphere, and very friendly service. It’s really worth noting that our server for the night, Ben, was pretty great, especially considering we were his only table all the way upstairs. The prices for the food aren’t extravagant for their quality, too. I hope to have another meal here again sometime!