La Strada Dolci e Caffe - Italian Bistro

4.4
73 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
An absolute gem in the heart of Birmingham! The drinks are delicious, the atmosphere is warm and welcoming
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OT
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing and of great quality ! It was as if we were transported back to Italy : Do not walk out without trying the Italian hot chocolate - decadent

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, very good service, great coffee and beverages

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LR
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful brunch with my husband. We shared crepes and frittata that was outstanding! Best latte I’ve had in a long time! Highly recommend 😊

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JA
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Appetizers and pizza were great. Excellent ingredients. The pasta and veal were mediocre. Not terrible. Great location and venue so depending on what you’re looking for it could be okay. I would not recommend for a traditional dinner. Drinks and appetizers or wine and pizzza before a movie I would come back for.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birmingham’s best kept secret. The food is excellent and the service makes an everyday meal feel like a special treat. This place is a gem. Delicious Italian food.

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S
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food, atmosphere and the service! My only complaint is they pour a short pour.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s a gem. A very special place. Our favorite The service is amazing and food is outstanding and very authentic Italian.

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f
Detroit
61 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the food was amazing. Service impeccable. The wine delicious and was a great pairing with the food choices we made. They had several specials that evening: We chose the Lasagna Bianco and the swordfish, a ceasar salad to share and then their housemade Ricotta Cheesecake (which you have to reserve a piece especially if you'd like one.) Overall a wonderful evening and will definitely be back.

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RO
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was outstanding-- very attentive and helpful in selecting our entrees. We all like to share our meals, so we all ordered something different. As expected, some of the selections were more flavorful than others, so we know which entrees to steer toward in the future. In all, we were very impressed with the ambiance and the service, and we will definitely return in the future.

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R
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was outstanding.
All four of us enjoyed the service and the quality of the food.
We will definitely look forward to coming back.

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K
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and wonderful service! Authentic feel and finally some good Italian in Bham!

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d
Detroit
18 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always fantastic. Hospitality is warm. Service is skilled and friendly. Great atmosphere, a bit of Italy in Birmingham

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OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Emily was friendly, prompt and professional. It was a noisy setting but the food was delicious!

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JD
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

very expensive. the seats are very uncomfortable. the food was very good.

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LH
Detroit
16 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Honestly I brought 7 people for a business dinner. The table and food were great. The service was very slow and I had to flag down a waiter several times throughout the night. We were waiting a little while for 2 people but took time to get water and drinks. I wanted some appetizers while waiting and finally placed order. That was disappointing but otherwise everything else was great. I have been there twice before and had not had this problem

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D
Detroit
17 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had veal cheek special. It was great! I would get it again

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RL
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very authentic Italian Cafe...everything house made...desserts were to die for...fabulous wine selection. Very good.

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MM
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This has the most authentic Italian cafe/restaurant vibe I’ve been to in the US. It is very difficult to notice that it is even present from the street. And the food is terrific.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Gathering with friends

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DD
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Good food. They seemed unprepared for the crowds of restaurant week,even tho they had a restaurant week deal. Way understaffed. Took forever to get service. Had to go find our own pepper, cheese etc. would have ordered ore drinks but was not asked...Best tiramisu ever.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Poor slow service. Very noisy.

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j
Detroit
29 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

I was completed disgusted with the service we received. The timeliness of service began with waiting for drinks....all the way till the time my son was falling asleep at the table waiting for some gelato only to be told 20 minutes later there wasn’t anymore. Not acceptable to not have been pre-warned that service may be slow or if short staffed. We came in at 6:00 and there was barely anyone there...we left at 8:00!!!

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JS
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. Absolutely excellent and authentic.

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j
Detroit
31 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

At first I thought they were short staffed, then I realized we just weren't being rushed! Food was excellent.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Mozzarella cheese was INCREDIBLE! Service was nothing special.

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W
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great restaurant noise level that evening was a bit much

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DS
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic delicious Italian. Seems a hidden gem in Birmingham. We will be back!

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F
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I was surprised at the quality of the food, really great! The best charcuterie board in Birmingham!

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JJ
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been going for dinner every couple of month for the past two years and we've never been disappointed. We've been to Italy multiple times and it's as close to central Italian food as you'll find in this area. Highly recommended.

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B
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Too noisy, food was good, pricey, waiter was fine.

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MT
Detroit
28 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A taste of Italy in the Birmingham area.

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OT
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere!!

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A
Miami
34 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific food, by far,p La Strada is heads & tails above the quality at any other Italian restaurant in the Detroit area. The preparations are creative andperfectly prepared. The service is attentive and everyone is friendly. All in all La Strada is a winner, a can’t miss!

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f
Detroit
26 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A gem.
This is on our short list of go to’s.
Good for all occasions.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Need to work on lowering the nose level! need to put in acoustic panels that lower the noise level

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JB
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food.

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OT
Detroit
127 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service excellent. Small variety but good food. A little gem.

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L
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Strada Dolci was amazing. The homemade pasta was the best I’ve ever had. And the entire meal was delicious and far exceeded our expectations. We will definitely be back soon.

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r
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service and surroundings were excellent. Love this place great food . The veal was exceptional cannot wait to go back.

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J
Miami
42 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had 7 in our party and everyone enjoyed their food. Three people had pasta and two of them said it was the best pasta they had ever had. I split the filet with another in our party and it was delicious. Two people had pizza and they ate every bite. I was disappointed in the way they handled dessert. I had indicated that we were there for a birthday when I made the reservation but they took no notice, even though we came with gifts. I thought they could have offered a free dessert to that person or recognized it in some way. We were supposed to get up out of our seats and go to a case of desserts to decide what we wanted. No one was there to explain what any of the desserts were. I didn't like the way that was handled at all. We had some leftovers and some desserts that we wanted to take home. They knew we didn't come together yet only one person was offered a bag. No one asked if we wanted coffee. I will be back since the food was so good.

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