AO Pasta is a casual, counter service Italian restaurant located in the heart of downtown Stratford. We offer a simple and honest, Italian-inspired menu using seasonal, locally-sourced products and authentic Italian ingredients. Our menu includes antipasti, seasonal salads, pastas, and of course, don't miss our signature “Arancini”, deep fried rice stuffed with mozzarella.
AO Pasta is owned by Chef Kris Schlotzhauer, a Stratford native, and Pastry Chef Suzy Schlotzhauer, from Calgary, AB. The two met while working together in Calgary, before moving across the country to Toronto where they worked in some of the city’s best restaurants. They moved back to Stratford to raise their young family and follow their dreams of opening their own restaurant. AO Pasta (named after their two kids, Axel and Olive) is their dream, and they can’t wait to share it with their guests.
**WE DO NOT TAKE RESERVATIONS. TABLES ARE FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED**