5 – 10pm Every Night


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The People

Dustin Dockendorf, Co-owner & Wine Director
Lucais Syme, Co-owner & Head Chef

About Autostrada

What’s in a name? An autostrada is an expressway or toll road in Italy.

The concept is a simple one. Autostrada is all about pasta, which is something that Chef Lucais Syme (formerly of La Quercia, founder of La Pentola and co-owner of Cinara) does exceptionally well. The menu features several pastas and a range of tasty traditional set-ups like salumi, terrines and vitello tonnato and risotto.

Designed by artist and professional gilder, Jonathan Syme (brother to Chef Syme), the 30 seat Italian-themed pasta and wine bar is bright with high ceilings. The dining room is dominated by a mural piece by Jonathan depicting a be-goggled man racing a shoe-styled vintage race car. The artwork pays homage to the album cover art of the children’s record “Ice Cream Sneakers” that the brothers listened to when they were kids. The space also features a gas-less open kitchen and a short, five seat bar featuring several wines by the glass, good beer and a few vernacular cocktails (eg. Negroni).