Trattoria da Claudio

Authentic Italian Cuisine

Claudio’s approach to food embraces Italian core values while incorporating flavours of world cuisine. A commitment to locally-sourced ingredients brings the highest quality of freshness to your plate. Respect for nature has Claudio supporting the amazing local, organic and sustainable Nova Scotia farming community, including all Canada and Italy.

“Nothing is more precious than what our planet can offer us. If we respect it, we benefit by eating well. Eating well is not just enjoying the freshest flavors, it means giving back to the earth and letting it guide us.”


Discover Halifax's Dine Around Halifax returns!

All throughout February, savour special menus from your favourite Downtown Halifax restaurants February 1 – 28, 2023.


50$ plus taxes per person

One choice of: Appetizers, Main Courses with Dessert.
* Wine not included
* Friday, Saturday and Valentine’s Day excluded

1569 Dresden Row, Halifax, NS


Authentic Italian Cuisine
Claudio Pontorno

Meet the Chef

Claudio Pontorno
Owner/Executive Chef

I was born in Sicily, Italy under the culinary prestigious and important influence of my Grandmother, my Mother and my Aunt.

I literally used to steal ravioli from my Grandmother's table, hiding down and consequently trying to avoid the wooden spoon when she tried to throw it to me once I got caught.

Unquestionably, these three figures represented my true passion, love and inspiration for food. Three figures for three essential components.

Passion makes you sacrifice and you don't feel any fatigue (almost). Love is determinant because you need to live your life with love at 360 degrees. Inspiration feeds your passion and is inevitable to experiment and also make mistakes to lead you in the right direction.

After 30 years in this industry, I still hold very tight these strongholds and paramount to finalize my culinary work and project, attentively and meticulously delivered straight in your palate.

The key for authenticity is a daily effort to respect Nature and its cycles, the tradition, which without it, there would not be the progress of the exploiting of flavours for the palate's explosion I want to offer you even with the simplest dish ever cooked.


We cater to your office or any venue for your meeting or corporate event, lunch or snack time.

Private Party

Your private party can be at your house or anywhere you want. We can set our kitchen and cook for you or simply organize your menu in platters or individual courses.

Special Events

Your Wedding or any other special occasion to celebrate. At your location or we can find one for you, we can provide a memorable food service for any kind of budget.

Chef at your house

Tired of a crowded restaurant? We provide a 5 star service with a customized menu, up to 9 courses with wine pairing for a stellar dinner with your partner or friends.

Buon Appetito!

All of our pastas are freshly made from scratch to cater to our guest's allergies and dietary restrictions.
We believe in the most natural and healthy ingredients.

Authentic Italian Cuisine

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