First time here. InterestingFirst time here. Interesting menu, very Italian based. Didn't see much
of the Morrocan, Greek, etc-inspired dishes. We ordered pasta dishes,
and both were excellent. Tiramisu was terrific. Very reasonable
and you can order 1/2 orders of pasta dishes. Didn't really like sitting
up in the "balcony." Found it a little cramped and lacking any atmosphere.
Will sit downstairs next time. Waiter was very knowledgable, attentive
and very funny. Felt like an old friend. Definitley will go back.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMSurpisingly goodMet my friend for dinner last Saturday. We chose this restaurant because it is on E 4th and Cleveland Independents had a gift card special. We were so pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food - delicious, and the price. 2 entrees, 4 glasses of house wine, and 1 salad was only $90. Great prices for a good dinner; especially considering this is just 2 doors down from Lola's. Only negative was the noise level. Did not deter us, but it was a bit loud.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMDrinks were very good. TheDrinks were very good. The chicken Marsala was not what I expected...it was better. Not a pounded thin filet, but a thick piece of incredibly tasting chicken in a tiny bit of broth keeping the wonderful risotto moist. The sautéed spinach was very fresh but could benefit from a bit more garlic. My table mates regretted ordering the small portion of lamb as they would have loved more. The restaurant is noisy and bustling, but I would definitely return. Enjoyed the evening tremendously.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a very good dinner.We had a very good dinner. Our waiter was wonderfully attentive without being over bearing. I had the Halibut - it was perfect. I have already recommended this restaurant to my friends. Nice dining experience. Think our waiter was Daniel.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMI had been to La Strada beforeI had been to La Strada before and jumped at the chance to go back. This time, we received amazing service! Our waiter was friendly, quick and never left us hanging. Before we realized we needed more bread or another beer, he was already delivering it. Considering we were seating on the second level, he was running up and down the stairs and made it all look effortless.
My food was good, but not something I would "write home about". The half rack of lamb only yeilded a few small bites of meat and the plate was piled high with quinoa to make up for it. The price didn't justify the food I was given, but I can't say anything bad about the taste or preparation.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious Fare, Unique AtmosphereWe made a last-minute reservation at La Strada before heading to Playhouse Square for a show, and our waiter was fantastic at moving us along at a perfect pace. He made an excellent wine suggestion for my meal, and we were both very happy with our dishes. My fiance ordered the pan-seared halibut special and I had the wedding soup, which was slightly peppery and delicious, and half order of the basil-pesto pasta dish, which was excellent. I love the Mediterranean atmosphere with the low lighting, colorful lamps and streams of lights and old world feel. We were on the second floor balcony overlooking the rest of the restaurant, so it was a very romantic and intimate dinner for two.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall, we had a very goodOverall, we had a very good experience. The food was very good, although my rack of lamb which was ordered rare was more like medium. My wife's chicken Marsala was the best we have ever tasted. We had a terrific server named Zan, who was attentive to the perfect degree and very personable. We were seated on the upper level overlooking the kitchen, and unfortunately, it was very noisy with lots of clanging and banging of pots and pans. We plan to return, but next time we will request a table somewhere further away from the kitchen.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went to La Strada for aWe went to La Strada for a special night out on vacation and loved it! The food was fresh, service was perfect. My only negative would be how dark it was at our table3/23/2013 12:00:00 AM