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May 16, 2013 08:29 PM

Stratford Festival 2013

Here are some additions/changes to the Stratford food scene:

Monforte on Wellington https://www.facebook.com/MonforteOnWe...
Wawa Grub http://www.wawagrub.ca
Pazzo's recent relaunch of its street level space, now featuring a Taverna http://pazzo.ca/taverna_dinner.html
Pazzo continues to have a pizzeria on the lower level http://pazzo.ca/pizzeria_dinner.html

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  1. prima...

    Is Pazzo Bakery still next door to Pazzo? Enjoyed their picnic-to-go.

    Especially the Blue Cheese Coleslaw. YUM!

    1. Thanks Prima for the latest updates; I've come to rely on your recos for Stratford.

      Not sure what we'll choose yet (so many choices, so little time) but will report back.

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      1. re: Steady

        Thanks so much, Steady! :)

        I haven't been yet, but I recommended Monforte on Wellington to a friend for lunch last week, and she liked it a lot. Monforte on Wellington has been posting photos of their daily chalkboard menu via Facebook.

        Kwfoodiewannabe, the bakery is still there. http://www.pazzobakery.ca/ Didn't get around to trying anything out last season, but I'll plan to visit this season.

      2. I enjoyed my first post-theatre meal of my 2013 Stratford season at Pazzo's newly opened Taverna, on their main floor.

        Friendly service and reasonable prices for a tourist destination like Stratford. Most of the food offered on the menu is contemporary Italian, with prices that are quite similar to Lil Baci Taverna or L'Unita. I think the quality was also similar to what the quality at Lil Baci Taverna, L'Unita or Terroni. Pazzo Taverna also has a raw oysters and chilled seafood section on their menu, which I did not try.

        I ordered the eggplant crostini (3 pieces for $9), the garganelli with Italian sausage, and the Baked Vesuvius (caramelized cardamom meringue,lemon gelato and limoncello soaked cake, similar to a Baked Alaska). Warm, complimentary foccacia, and good espresso. My dining companions liked their salads, mussels and porchetta.

        I'm planning to return for another meal in a couple weeks. http://pazzo.ca/taverna_dinner.html