Ever since I went to Scaddabush for my birthday a few years back, I have been raving about the fresh mozzarella! This weekend, we finally went back so my family could try it. I’ve been to two of the downtown Toronto locations: Yonge & Gerrard and Front & Simcoe. They have six other locations: Oakville, Scarborough, Vaughan, Square One, Sherway Gardens and Richmond Hill. I went to the Yonge & Gerrard one for my birthday and we went at about 10:30 and it was super busy still. For Front & Simcoe, we had a reservation at 6 and it was obviously super busy especially since we went on a Saturday which was also St. Patrick’s Day.
Peach Mango Bellini- Sparkling wine, peach schnapps, Cassis, mango purée
Fresh Mozzarella (Naked)- Extra-virgin olive oil, San Marzano tomato jam, sea salt, focaccia crostini
Fresh Mozzarella (Prosciutto)- Fig jam, extra-virgin olive oil, sea salt, focaccia crostini
Straight Up Meatball (stuffed)- Our signature meatball with focaccia crostini, three-cheese sauce, poor man’s Parmesan, Sunday sauce, fresh basil
Pizza (Mario)- Prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, San Marzano tomato sauce, baby arugula
Zucca Ravioli (social)- Butternut squash ravioli, Grana Padano, hazelnut butter cream sauce, fried sage, poor man’s Parmesan
Fettuccine Capri (large)- Shrimp, scallops, PEI mussels, squid, roasted red peppers, tomato sauce, orange gremolata
Zeppole- Deep fried sweet dough, dusted with citrus sugar, served with chocolate hazelnut sauce for dipping
Favourites: fresh mozzarella (naked & prosciutto), straight-up meatball (stuffed)
The mozzarella is only available after 5pm each day. So, if you want to try it, you have to go at dinner time, not lunch.
I feel like their best dishes are the appetizers and the pastas. Especially since the mozzarella is made fresh and so is the pasta. I think we all got full on the appetizers before the pasta even came and I think we could’ve skipped dessert. For me, I would prefer to get appetizers instead of the desserts.
The pizza tasted like other flatbread pizzas I’ve had.
The zucca ravioli was good, but quite sweet. We probably could’ve ordered a large instead of the social. We brought the leftovers home and I ate it the next day by frying it up with a runny egg, it was delicious.
My dad ordered the fettucine capri. Although I like seafood, I don’t love seafood pasta, but it was good, especially the pasta itself.
My sister and brother-in-law shared one of the new features: Chocolate Bomba- Sponge cake, mascarpone panna cotta, Nutella mousse, chocolate ganache, toasted hazelnuts, strawberries, citrus sugar. My sister said it was good, but very rich, so I think it could’ve been split between three people or maybe if we hadn’t ordered so many appetizers. I didn’t really like the zeppole because it had a bit too much of an egg taste for my liking.
Next time I go, I might try the chicken parmesan or get the spaghetti and meatball.
Have you tried the fresh mozzarella at Scaddabush?