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“Good food. Good atmosphere.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Strada - York

Strada - York
75 Low Petergate, York Y01 7HY, England
01904 672 999
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Ranked #245 of 735 Restaurants in York
Price range: $23 - $38
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Doing business, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: A moment's walk from York Minster and the Theatre Royal, Strada York has become a popular place to dine with locals and visitors alike. The restaurant is located in a beautiful Grade I listed building and retains many of its original features. There is a rear courtyard garden with plenty of outside seating for al fresco dining. Strada York is a part of the well-known group of contemporary Italian restaurants located on the high street serving good quality, simple, freshly prepared dishes using the finest seasonal produce available. The menus offer hand stretched pizzas, fresh pastas and risotto, as well as grilled meat and fish dishes.
North East England
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Good food. Good atmosphere.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013 via mobile

Had lovely meal here. In great location and waitress lovely. Went extra mile to make us happy and full! We sat upstairs right at the back, great for us as friends that had a lot to catch up on but we were only people there for most of our meal so atmosphere marked down a bit.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Mansfield, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Reasonable meal in very hot restaurant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

We visited as a family of 5 on the Friday evening between Christmas and New Year.

Whilst the staff were professional and efficient, a bit more warmth and a few more smiles would have been nice. We hadn't booked, and whilst we were grateful that they managed to find us a table in a busy restaurant, it did feel as though it was a bit of an inconvenience for them.

We had a couple of garlic breads between us to start - the pesto & tomato topped bread was delicious.

For mains, I had the rump steak salad on which the steak was tender, but overcooked and very dry - it badly needed a dressing. My wife had a chicken dish in a white wine sauce that was so overpowering with garlic, that you couldn't taste anything else. The kids meals were good, with my daughters ragu sauce on her pasta bolognese above average for the usual kids pasta meal.

Ice creams for dessert, which were nice.

We were seated upstairs on a cramped 'balcony' area in the apex of the ceiling. To be fair, we weren't forgotten about, and the the service was attentive, but unfortunately, with all the heat in the restaurant rising it was uncomfortably hot up there, and we couldn't wait to get get out into the fresh air.

Overall an average meal we felt, in a chain restaurant, but there are nicer Italian restaurants with more authentic food in York.

Visited December 2012
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Huddersfield
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4 restaurant reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Great restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

We visited just after xmas, late tea/early evening. The food and service was really very good. It was nice to sit in the window and watch the world go by. It wasn't too pricey either. I would definately go again.

Visited December 2012
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Scarborough
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Good meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Ate a very nice Italian meal on our first night in York. Service was good and friendly, the food was exactly what we expected. Slightly over-lit for my taste and lacked a tad in the atmosphere department, but then it was in the usual post Christmas lull period. Would go again!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“A Taste of Italy in York”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

Strada is nestled in the narrow streets of York. It is deceptively large but you don't realize that when you go in at first. We had booked a table as it was the last Saturday before Christmas and the atmosphere was really good without being rushed and packed.
We had eaten there and other Strada before so knew the food would be good. We shared some flat bread with garlic & oil (light, thin garlic bread really) & a tricolore which is mozzarella, avocado & tomatoes. Both dishes were excellent.
For our main course my husband had linguine with all sorts of things from the sea - prawns, mussels, clams. I had a risotto of spinach, panacetta, pine nuts. Both were delicious.
The service was very good without being over the top.
The only down side was the sizeof the table. It was a table for two but once you put a bottle of wine, a jug of water & 4 glasses there was very little room to share any dishes and it felt a little cramped. However, if you just had a plate each this would not be a problem.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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