La Strada Italian Restaurant

★★★★★
  • 335 University Ave

    Palo Alto, CA 94301

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  • 650-324-8300

About La Strada Italian Restaurant

Hours
Fri-Sat: 11:30am-11pm, Sun-Thu: 11:30am-10pm

Food

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Amazing food!!! Great location!! A nice place to go with friends!! Never been disappointed in their service!

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Amazing food!!! Great location!! A nice place to go with friends!! Never been disappointed in their service!

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I don't understand why this place is so popular. The food is pretty gross and the flavors mixed together are all wrong. In addition, four of us got sick, fish was spoiled.

3
★★★★★

I don't understand why this place is so popular. The food is pretty gross and the flavors mixed together are all wrong. In addition, four of us got sick, fish was spoiled.

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Many restaurants in Palo Alto have been trimming back their dinner hours of late, due to the economy. Once I asked to be seated at about 9:40pm, and the staff said they can only seat me inside (which I refused, since I prefer the

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Many restaurants in Palo Alto have been trimming back their dinner hours of late, due to the economy. Once I asked to be seated at about 9:40pm, and the staff said they can only seat me inside (which I refused, since I prefer the

Pros: location

Cons: arrogant attitude toward customers

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The only thing that is bad about this place is that it can be a little too cozy. You know those places where you can hear the people's conversations from across the room, well La Strada can be like that. Food is great though.

3
★★★☆☆

The only thing that is bad about this place is that it can be a little too cozy. You know those places where you can hear the people's conversations from across the room, well La Strada can be like that. Food is great though.

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Maybe it's just my luck - but I never had such a bad dish in such a nice place. \r
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The mozzarella with grilled tomatoes and eggplants appetizer was very good and balanced. Obviously prepared before (as it was really cold). I would

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Maybe it's just my luck - but I never had such a bad dish in such a nice place. \r
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The mozzarella with grilled tomatoes and eggplants appetizer was very good and balanced. Obviously prepared before (as it was really cold). I would

Pros: very italian atmosphere - pretty packed and noisy (in a good way)

Cons: apparently you have to know what to order and what not to

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Strange place. I read several good notices and a strong Zagat rating so I thought it would be a good choice for a Christmas Gift Certificate for my brother in San Jose (I live in New York). I called in mid December and asked for a $100

3
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Strange place. I read several good notices and a strong Zagat rating so I thought it would be a good choice for a Christmas Gift Certificate for my brother in San Jose (I live in New York). I called in mid December and asked for a $100

Pros: Not sure

Cons: Incompetence

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Ok, so I have read the reviews and I though that it was worth trying for myself. I got a great review from someone I know but I think it was outdated. I tried the fried seafood appetizer, it was dried out and bland and the salad was tasty

3
★★★★★

Ok, so I have read the reviews and I though that it was worth trying for myself. I got a great review from someone I know but I think it was outdated. I tried the fried seafood appetizer, it was dried out and bland and the salad was tasty

Pros: Great location

Cons: Overpriced

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We have been here a number of times and continue to go back. Really enjoyed the oxtail risotto. The ravioli made with their homemade sausage is a bit oily. Wine list has its highs and lows. Great choice for appetizers include the

3
★★★★★

We have been here a number of times and continue to go back. Really enjoyed the oxtail risotto. The ravioli made with their homemade sausage is a bit oily. Wine list has its highs and lows. Great choice for appetizers include the

Pros: outdoor seating, homemade pasta

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Small portions of expensive, average food. Pretentious. Nice atmosphere, though.

3
★★★★★

Small portions of expensive, average food. Pretentious. Nice atmosphere, though.

Pros: atmosphere

Cons: price

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Four of us had an early dinner on New Year's Eve and thoroughly enjoyed it. The food was excellent, the service attentive, and the atmosphere festive. We appreciated the fact that we could order from the regular menu, even on New Year's

3
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Four of us had an early dinner on New Year's Eve and thoroughly enjoyed it. The food was excellent, the service attentive, and the atmosphere festive. We appreciated the fact that we could order from the regular menu, even on New Year's

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Went with a group a of people to have vin santo with biscotti at their terrace. We were ripped off 16 dollars per person for a ridiculously small glass, as small I have ever seen for wine, --which wasn't even poored before us, so for all

3
★★★★★

Went with a group a of people to have vin santo with biscotti at their terrace. We were ripped off 16 dollars per person for a ridiculously small glass, as small I have ever seen for wine, --which wasn't even poored before us, so for all

Pros: Ambiance

Cons: Overpriced, Service

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The ambiance was low lit, relaxing and comfortable while the food was excellent! My husband had pasta with Colorado lamb and I enjoyed an exquisite dish of house made, asparagus-filled raviolis topped with fresh cherry tomatoes and olive

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The ambiance was low lit, relaxing and comfortable while the food was excellent! My husband had pasta with Colorado lamb and I enjoyed an exquisite dish of house made, asparagus-filled raviolis topped with fresh cherry tomatoes and olive

Pros: Food, Prices, Location

Cons: Service a little slow

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The food was disgusting! We both left our dishes unfinished: "Spagetti with Clams" and "Wild Boar Pasta" The Clams' entree smelt fishy and was very oily. The Boar entree, special menu item, lack an extra special ingridient. The overall

3
★★★★★

The food was disgusting! We both left our dishes unfinished: "Spagetti with Clams" and "Wild Boar Pasta" The Clams' entree smelt fishy and was very oily. The Boar entree, special menu item, lack an extra special ingridient. The overall

Pros: location

Cons: bad food

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Everything from our seat on the front patio to the food to the service was wonderful! The impressive wine list allowed us to pick a perfect bottle that complimented the homemade pastas. I would highly recommend this place to any critic

3
★★★★★

Everything from our seat on the front patio to the food to the service was wonderful! The impressive wine list allowed us to pick a perfect bottle that complimented the homemade pastas. I would highly recommend this place to any critic

Pros: Food, Wine , Atmosphere

Cons: A bit pricey

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I was looking for a place that was romantic, not overpriced, and not so pretentious my girlfriend and I would feel out of place. We found just that at La Strada and much more. The food was spectacular (I had pizza and she had pasta, both

3
★★★★★

I was looking for a place that was romantic, not overpriced, and not so pretentious my girlfriend and I would feel out of place. We found just that at La Strada and much more. The food was spectacular (I had pizza and she had pasta, both

Pros: Great food, Wines, Service

Cons: Crowded, Minute variety, Clamor

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The waiter was fantastic, one of the few times I actually remember the service at a small restaurant. The place is packed on evenings with hip wine sipping crowd. nice place for a casual date. The food is edible biut nothing to write

3
★★★★★

The waiter was fantastic, one of the few times I actually remember the service at a small restaurant. The place is packed on evenings with hip wine sipping crowd. nice place for a casual date. The food is edible biut nothing to write

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The menu selection was unique, but the taste of the food was below average. The menu had oxtail risotto besides the normal seafood rissoto, and had wide homemade noodles besides the normal spaghetti & linguine fare. Unfortunately the food

3
★★★★★

The menu selection was unique, but the taste of the food was below average. The menu had oxtail risotto besides the normal seafood rissoto, and had wide homemade noodles besides the normal spaghetti & linguine fare. Unfortunately the food

Pros: Unusual menu items

Cons: Bland food, Slow service

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Service just killed this experience for me. We were sat at a terrible table and had to wait for a server just to come over and say hi. Order stuff to share and never get extra plates. Then they cleared the flatware and never replaced

3
★★★★★

Service just killed this experience for me. We were sat at a terrible table and had to wait for a server just to come over and say hi. Order stuff to share and never get extra plates. Then they cleared the flatware and never replaced

Pros: Street scene, Fancy meat slicer

Cons: service, food

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I went here on Saturday for a Birthday dinner. Party of 2. We waited forever once we got seated. They placed us between two other tables where we felt like we had to scream to be heard. Not private at all. The service was horrible.

3
★★★★★

I went here on Saturday for a Birthday dinner. Party of 2. We waited forever once we got seated. They placed us between two other tables where we felt like we had to scream to be heard. Not private at all. The service was horrible.

Pros: chocolate souffle

Cons: Service, service

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Perhaps it was my company or the air that night but I simply loved my expreience at La Strada. The staff was amazing and the food was impecable. Thank you from a picky New Yorker

3
★★★★★

Perhaps it was my company or the air that night but I simply loved my expreience at La Strada. The staff was amazing and the food was impecable. Thank you from a picky New Yorker

Pros: Friendly Staff, Amazing Food

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Classic Italian fare made with fresh, seasonal ingredients; space features heated patio and a private dining room.

 

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