New Openings: Spuntini Cocktail Bar
Goodfella’s Pizza's co-owners Rick Taddeo and Rocco Giovannelli are at it again with another noteworthy restaurant concept in Streetsville called Spuntini Cocktail Bar. Spuntini translates to ‘snacks’ in Italian and the menu features oysters, appetizers, cocktails and martini’s . They are veterans in the restaurant/franchise world, being the OG founders of both Gino's Pizza and 241 Pizza (they've since sold the businesses) and founders of Mississauga’s only Italian restaurant specializing in southern Italian cuisine and Napolitano pizza. The franchise duo is also set to open their second Goodfella’s Pizza in Toronto (Mississauga represent!).
The new resto concept has been in the works since last year and will be located in Streetsville, conjoined with their Goodfellas Pizza restaurant. It’s an entirely different concept, focusing on small Italian plates, oysters and martinis making it the only “oyster bar” in Mississauga. The gorgeous space is made up of reclaimed wood and a bar showcasing their selection of oysters.
Although the resto will be an extension of Goodfella’s, the space itself will have its own identity and from the sounds of it, I think it could be an entirely separate concept which will outgrow the space very quickly.
Grand Opening Date: November 12, 2015.
What was in the space before you took it over? Nail Salon
What is the restaurant unique for? Casual rustic Italian small plates, oysters and martini’s.
Signature Items: Oysters and Bravi Ragazzi Martini (campari, aperol, sweet vermouth, peach juice, lemoncelllo, dry gin, gold schlager and peach schnapps served on the rocks).
What’s Up and Coming? Happy Hour (Monday-Friday between the hours of 3-6pm).
Number of Seats: 20
Is there a patio? Yes and it seats 60.