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Come to Stratford early and stay late! Construction delays may be significant in summer 2019 so be sure not to miss out on any fun!

Hwy 6 to Embro/401: Replacement of large culvert Aug-Nov

Expect delays but road will not be closed. Hwy 7 detour is suggested as above, if there is an overlap.

Hwy 8 between Stratford and Shakespeare: In progress

Beginning in early June, stretches of this road between the west end of Shakespeare and the east end of Stratford will be reduced on weekdays to a single lane, with flag people controlling traffic in both directions. Delays may be lengthy, so please allow additional time for your trip. (Both lanes are expected to be open on evenings and weekends.)


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    Dining Average price per entree, per person, as suggested by individual restaurants.
    $ = under $12
    $$ = $12 to $20
    $$$ = $20 to $35
    $$$$ = $35+

  • Photo of AO Pasta
  • Photo of AO Pasta
  • Photo of AO Pasta
  • Photo of AO Pasta
  • Photo of AO Pasta

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.




Don’t miss the fun due to construction delays!

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