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About Strano! Sicilian Kitchen & Bar

We wanted to create a neighborhood restaurant that reminds you of the 'old country': our menu is based on simple Sicilian recipes where the taste and quality stands for what we believe in. Chef Josh frequented the local bustling food market in Palermo then worked side by side with Chef Vincenzo to create the traditional Sicilian dishes. In Taormina, not far from Mt. Edna, Josh learned true Sicilian cooking from true Sicilians. Chef Josh became vehemently passionate about using natural ingredients to create delicious and delicate cuisine. With immaculate service, our wait staff and bartenders are sure to enhance your dining experience. Our classy innovative cocktail service featuring fresh ingredients and wide rage of house-made specially crafted infusions are sure to catch your eye. Espresso service and full menu available at the bar for your convenience as well. We are very passionate in our food and our service creating a place you long to come back to again and again.

948 South Cooper St
Memphis, TN 38104
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Sicilian, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Monday - closed
Tuesday 11 - 2 pm, 5 - 9 pm
Wednesday 11 - 2 pm, 5 - 9 pm
Thursday 11 - 2 pm, 5 - 9 pm
Friday 11 - 2 pm, 5 - 10 pm
Saturday 10 - 2 pm, 5 - 10 pm
Sunday 10 - 2 pm, 5 - 9 pm

Cross Street:
Young Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(901) 275-8986

Website:
http://stranoskitchen.com/

Entertainment:
Piano bar, singer songwriters perform

Catering:
Chef Josh will work with you to create a customized menu to meet your tastes and preferences. We can deliver our food to your office party, celebration or special event. We have a very experienced kitchen staff that will expertly prepare your desired menu .

Parking Details:
Strano offers a private lot on the corner of "Meda" and "Young" for your midtown parking convenience

Executive Chef:
Josh Steiner

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We will make any special event a wonderful delicious experience including, wedding receptions, office get together, holiday events, graduations, tail gating,

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Strano! Sicilian Kitchen & Bar Ratings and Reviews

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food

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

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88% would recommend it to a friend

Business Meals (8)
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Romantic (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Fun (6)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Authentic (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Scenic View (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Cozy (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Casual (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Organic (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Healthy (1)
People Watching (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
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·Dined 7 days ago

Great Service ! Please be sure to ask for “Biscuit” as your server! Food is always amazing ! I have not had a dish that I did not think was impeccable in taste and presentation! Patrick the bartender is awesome- be sure to stop in and see him for Happy Hour! And to bring the dining experience altogether is Chef Josh! You can find him greeting guests in between creating delicious meals from the kitchen !

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Fun, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly
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 (Memphis)·Dined on November 5, 2017

One of the best hidden gems in Memphis. Creative cuisine with stellar ambiance... 100% recommend and must try

Tags: Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Romantic, Cozy, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Seasonal, Casual, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Dinner was Perfect! My tenderloin was spot in, a perfect mid rare!! Everyone in my party left happy!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 21, 2017

One of my favorite places here in town. Quality and complex flavors without straying into pretentious realms. Specials are varied and interesting. Always lovely service too.

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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Had high hopes. Tasted like boxed pasta with jar sauce- Ragu is better flavor.

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·Dined on October 12, 2017

We were literally the only patrons in the restaurant but we had the worst table in the entire place. We were seated at an wobbly table by a curtain by the door that employees use to get food etc. I could see it if the place was packed but I am not kidding when I say we were the only two people in the place. Plenty of window seats with a view and I was so shocked that I did. It ask to move. Other than that the food was good.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Memphis)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Poor service, but it was the kitchens fault, not the server. 15 minutes after taking our order, they first mentioned that they had not made lasange that day. Then they broke the pizza coming out of the oven and had to make another. It took another 20 mins and then the pizza was undercooked. We asked to speak to the manager and they said there wasn't one there. Need a manger to avoid these things.

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

My family and I decided to go to Strano! after church one Sunday. It was delicious! I had a pizza, which I would highly recommend.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Worth the Drive, Spicy, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Scenic View, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Nashville)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Made a reservation. Got there and waited for 5 minutes for the hostess to come to the hostess stand. Was told no reservations!! It was 6:10. Was told 30-45 min wait and that they were closing at 7. As we were trying to decide if we would stay she literally walked away. We went a couple of doors down. Ate and was done at 7:15. Walked by your restaurant and you were still open!! Staff was too busy taking selfies with each other while we were waiting at the hostess stand! Absolutely horrible!!!!

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vip
 (Memphis)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Chef Josh and his staff are always professional and inventive. I am never disappointed when I eat here.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Had reservations from brunch with bottomless mimosas. Arrived and they were out of champagne at 1. Please project better. So disappointing.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on September 5, 2017

A terrific first visit to Strano's will definitely be leading to future visits. The food was top notch with excellent service and ambience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 30, 2017

The environment was very romantic and we had excellent service!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, People Watching, Romantic, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fun, Healthy, Organic, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Memphis)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Being a lifelong midtowner, I really wanted to like it. But, Bolagnese lacked creaminess and flavor, fried olives seemed like something from Pete & Sams, and dessert was dense and almost stale - like it had been frozen. Too many good restaurants out there to go back.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on August 23, 2017

I eat here often and it always extremely good. Their meatballs are the best I've had. I highly recommend it.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Memphis)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We loved our dinner at Strano. Service was awesome and the entire meal was fabulous!

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 (Western KY)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Our food was wonderful and the ambience was inviting. But the service was "sketchy". We will recommend this restaurant to friends.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Memphis)·Dined on July 28, 2017

We had great meals and excellent service. The ravioli of the day was fantastic!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Casual
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·Dined on July 24, 2017

Loved the experience. Italian food with a twist! Healthy options, and the food was delicious.

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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Very good food and service, we will definitely be going back soon!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Was in town visiting our daughter and chose this place to eat on a Saturday evening. We loved the authenticity of this place. The bread was good; the pomodoro pasta with chicken was delicious. Our service was good as was the menu selection. Overall, I'd recommend this place for a good Italian meal in a nice pleasant and cozy environment.

Tags: Hot Spot, Cozy, Authentic, Healthy
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 (Memphis)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Awesome service. The staff was friendly. We felt at home

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 1, 2017

This was my first time a Strano. The food was amazing! The atomosphere and service was spot on. It was my Anniversary, so this great experience only made it better. To our surprise the food was very reasonably priced. We will return👌🏼

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Memphis)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Strano is a nice, low key restaurant with very good Italian food. The pleasant design combined with generous distance between tables makes it perfect for conversation and relaxed dining. Service is good, food and wine selection varied. We've never had a bad experience here.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Memphis)·Dined on June 17, 2017

We had a good experience at Strano's this past Saturday night. We were with good friends and had a variety of taste experiences. The spinach pie was delicious as was the meatball appetizer! Salad crisp and cold; we all loved the blue cheese, etc on the chopped salad. Eggplant Parmesan tasty and hot; recommend. Pizza good and bad; 4 meat delicious! Smoked salmon pizza may be good to other people; not my taste at all. The spicy tomato; smoked salmon and cheese was an awkward salty combination.... couldn't eat but a few bites and had rest thrown away. Wine was reasonable and we liked the nice Italian selections. Bella was a good waitress; experienced and friendly.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 15, 2017

As soon as I walked in I was greeted by Steven the bartender and made to feel at home. The meal was fantastic with great service and again felt at home. I had the homemade blue crab ravioli as an appetizer and it was great. Wait I forgot the bread - made fresh daily which I found out and it was fantastic. And my old fashioned to start out with was fantastic. I then had the pan grilled cod with a pico de gallo sauce which included hazelnuts - again fantastic. I then ordered the lemon cake with a great presentation and with great flavor. Loved it. This is a restaurant that is creative, a great value and is family friendly and they have a great staff and great menu. What a great find.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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 (Memphis)·Dined on June 11, 2017

We were there on a quiet Sunday evening and were quite satisfied with the service, the wine, and the food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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 (Memphis)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Great Italian in Cooper Young

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 (Memphis)·Dined on June 4, 2017

I was really impressed!!! The ambience was everything and the food was delicious!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Paleo Friendly, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Memphis)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Restaurant was not open. Very disappointed. Went to other local eatery in the area.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Food good, service good. Had us outside, but didn't tell us. No umbrella to shield from sun, so after speaking to them, they did move us inside.

Tags: Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Casual, Great for Brunch
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 (Memphis)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Just disappointing. The Bread was burnt, and when we asked for more to go with our meal. The server said at first that they were out of bread. Then came back and made the excuse that the bread they had was reserved for other reservations.

So I ate my bowl of pasta with no bread.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on May 12, 2017

A favorite. We come here often. Food is alway excellent.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Best brunch I have ever had. And I am a brunch freak of nature. Amazing food. Thx

Tags: Healthy
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 (Memphis)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Nice atmosphere. Okay service. The food was disappointing. We had the meatballs for an appetizer and my husband had the chicken parm and spaghetti and both were very bland, hardley any flavor. I had the house ravioli and it was good but not great.

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Romantic, People Watching
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 (Nashville)·Dined on April 29, 2017

excellent service by Kelly the new bartender, chose to eat at Bar! Excellent attention to us.
Loren

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Great food and very pleasant service make this one of our go-to places in Memphis. Wonderful fresh pasta dishes and tasty wine. Fabulous desserts. You can't go wrong here!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Memphis)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Delicious Italian food in a quaint chic atmosphere.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Ordered medium rare steak - it was cooked to barely rare. The chicken was so overcooked it was rubbery. This restaurant used to be one of our regular dining spots. No more. The last few visits have been very disappointing. Too bad. Great location and great room. They need a serious kitchen overhaul.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on April 16, 2017

We had Easter Brunch with the in laws this Sunday at Strabo! We started with a basket of Zeppoles, which comes with both a strawberry and a chocolate dipping sauce. The zeppoles aren't particularly sweet, but pair well with the sauces. And a basket for the table of 4 was plenty. DH had the breakfast grilled cheese, the father in law had a breakfast bowl. The mother in law got the salmon and goat cheese pizza ( which is huge, and she took most of that home ). I had the avocado toast with a side of bacon. The bread for the toast was toasted perfectly, and topped with a fried egg, garnished with a green salad. The side of bacon was very generous. We all had a mimosa. Given all that, the price we paid compared to other brunches around town is a bargain. Brennan Villines was playing as well. An enjoyable brunch!

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