Introducing: Scaddabush, a new Italian restaurant at Square One in Mississauga
Contact Info: Square One, 209 Rathburn Rd. W., scaddabush.com
Owners: SIR Corp., the same company that runs Reds, Far Niente and Four, as well as chains like Jack Astor’s and Alice Fazooli’s
Executive Chef: Steve Silvestro, who’s also the corporate executive chef for Alice Fazooli’s
The Food: Simple Italian food, including house-made bread and pasta and hand-stretched mozzarella that comes three ways: plain, with prosciutto and fig jam or melted on crostini with anchovies and butter-lemon-caper sauce. Beef-and-ricotta meatballs are braised in Sunday sauce, a slow-simmered marinara, and served on a bun, over spaghetti or with crostini and onion chips.
The Drinks: Italian and Canadian bottles, plus pitchers of sangria and cocktails like a blood orange Bellini with cherry liqueur and pineapple juice. House-made syrups are infused with herbs from the terrace garden.
The Place: The oversized space feels cozy with farmhouse tables, vintage chandeliers and bookshelves crammed with books and preserves. The leafy terrace has pots of herbs as centerpieces and the tables are covered in gingham linens.
• 320 seats
• 50 mozzarella balls hand-stretched daily
• 5 hours to simmer the marinara-style Sunday sauce
• 3 Bellinis on the cocktail list: blood orange, lemon-rosemary and peach-mango