Great food, wonderful staff-love
Great food, wonderful staff-love this place! The pizza continues to be just incredible-simple and great ingredients.
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Watching Palo Alto drinking Italien
The tiramisu is authentic - and that comment from my husband is saying a lot. The Italien wine list is well thought out and very extensive. Sitting under the awnings watching the Palo Alto foot and car traffic go by is entertaining. Nice local restaurant.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent food and service.
Excellent food and service. Seating outside is beautiful on a nice day.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lovely but busy atmosphere.
Lovely but busy atmosphere. The grilled bass was excellent, good lasagna and fresh pizza with a tasty charred crust. The fried calamari is a wonderful mix of asparagus and calamari with two great dipping sauces. Antipasto meats are fresh and cut just before serving. We have been many times and always enjoy the freshness and the Italian authenticity.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Still great food!
My husband and I have not been to La Strada since their chef left to open a new restaurant. However, the service was very good and more importantly, the food was still excellent.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was decent and service
Food was decent and service was very good. It was good enough to return again, but may not be our first choice.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
A bit of Sicily in Palo Alto
Having an owner who is from Sicily and eats in his own restaurant keeps La Strada authentic. Be sure to try the cannoli!
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
In the heart of shopping district
This is a good sidwalk restaurant in the heart of Palo Alto's shopping district, across from the new Apple Store location on University Ave. Free* public parking garage right behind restaurant makes it convenient. Approach from the west side of University if you want to avoid the gridlocked main strip entirely. Got a reservation on a weeknight with an hour's notice. Plenty of good bread to snack on, big variety of calorie count with meals, enough to please everyone, quality was great.
*Certain time limitations, so pay attention to that.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
La Strada is holding it's high bar!
This is our 4th or 5th Saturday night visit to La Strada. Each time at least one of the 4 of us considers their entree in the "best ever" category. This time 2 of us thought so: Gnocchi entree and lamb entree. The other two had high praise for their meals: risotto w/quail and grilled salmon with roasted veggies.
Saturday night, so can't get away from the noise, but all things considered, we still could hear each other across the table, which is impressive.
Very pleased that La Strada seems to be holding up it's quality level. Only complaint: wine quite pricey.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food with Fresh choices
We come to this restaurant for the whole grilled Branzino (after another Croatian restaurant down the road went out of business). The food is very good and fresh. We like the Calamari or Brushetta or Caprese for appetizers. The Branzino is large enough tobe shared. Dessert choices vary but the Panna Cotta is good
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM