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La Strada Ristorante Italiano

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335 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1716
+1 650-324-8300
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good56%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“quail” (3 reviews)
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Open Now
11:30 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
$$ - $$$
335 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1716
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Reviewed June 10, 2017 via mobile

We were jus passing by and decided to stop for lunch. The place doesn't look really appealing, but the quality if food is very good. We had calamari and prawns which were almost outstanding, soup of the day was good too. Pizza was OK though....More

Thank Reloncher
Reviewed March 29, 2017

We eat at La Strada fairly often as it is reliable, modestly priced, with good service and food. But his time, my wife and I both ordered a "Spaghetti Frutti di Mare" which semi-shocked us as to how truly excellent it was. Presentation was even...More

Thank Paulamalu
Reviewed March 8, 2017 via mobile

My friend's and I had a great time getting together here for lunch. The restaurant has good service and food. We are going again soon.

Thank Shirley C
Reviewed February 25, 2017

I had a coworker in town and we went to La Strada for dinner. I work in the area for a number of years and had walked by it but never tries it. I have been really missing out. The service was very good and...More

Thank Fred L
Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

Good solid Italian restaurant with the usual menu. Nice outside seating either under cover or not and plenty of inside seating. Waiters very attentive. Food good. During a three day trip I ate everyday in each of the Italians on this Main Street and they...More

Thank drdave10
Reviewed October 22, 2016

We came here as a group for a dinner and were not disappointed. Good knowledgeable service and a great range on the menu. We took a mix of starters and then a la carte for main meals. Good food and wine.

Thank LDGK90
Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

A nice place on the main avenue tonhave a good and reasonable meal. They have good and reasonable priced appetizers, pastas and pizza. Love to sit and watch people walk by, eating a good Italian meal with wine😄i tried their spaghetti in wi e and...More

Thank TuttieG
Reviewed October 17, 2016

Nice restaurant on busy university avenue, but you can find a table easily. The food is surprisingly good (and not heavy).

Thank foggy27
Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

Nice restaurant with great outside tables. Also has inside tables, I just happened to sit outside. Salad I ordered was excellent and service was great. I thought the place was excellent overall. Nice crowd for lunch, so many people agree. Price was average for the...More

Thank Tom D
Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

Our large family group - 6 & a toddler stopped into La Strada on University Avenue in Palo Alto for lunch last week. We were graciously accommodated without reservations. Everyone enjoyed their food! I really liked my entree salad with filet of trout on it....More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 335 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1716
    (Florence Street)
  • Public Transportation: The Palo Alto Caltrain stop is just a few blocks away.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-324-8300
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