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ABOUT

AO Pasta, opened June 2018, is a casual, family-friendly, counter service Italian restaurant located in the heart of downtown Stratford. We offer a simple and honest, Italian-inspired menu anchored by our pastas and made-to-order sauces. Our menu is complemented by seasonal dishes, salads, and our signature “Arancini”, deep-fried risotto balls 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 in 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 that dream, and they can't wait to share it with their guests.  

 

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BEVERAGE MENU

Available at both lunch and dinner

MEDIA

Stratford Beacon Herald

Stratford Beacon Herald

“When Kris Schlotzhauer and wife Suzy opened a new restaurant in downtown Stratford near the city’s busiest intersection last week, their goal was to foster a casual, informal setting.

“Cheap and cheerful, that’s what we wanted to create,” Kris said as a group of four friends shared a hearty laugh a couple of tables away. “This is what we want, people loud and boisterous and having a good time.”…”

TVO

TVO

“I have been back in Stratford for two years now, and I thought long and hard about what kind of concept I wanted to do here. In the end, I found a gap in the market between the casual-fine-dining spots that dominate Stratford's restaurant scene and the quick-service restaurant.”…”

Waterloo Region Eats

Waterloo Region Eats

“Stratford-born Kris Schlotzhauer opened AO Pasta on Erie Street in downtown Stratford in June, 2018, with the intent of re-vectoring the concept of a restaurant and professional kitchen in order, really, to make it more humanly possible to work there.

Long, long hours, tip culture, expensive ingredients (if you want good ones) and customers looking for impossibly cheap food have made the business difficult — to say the least…”

CONTACT US


38 Erie Street
Stratford, ON, N5A 2M4

phone: 519-305-3838


**WE DO NOT TAKE RESERVATIONS. TABLES ARE FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED**

WINTER HOURS

Lunch: Tuesday - Friday

11:30am-2:00pm

Dinner: Thursday - Saturday

4:30pm-8pm

 
 

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