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“Good food and service”
Review of La Strada

La Strada
Ranked #498 of 2,840 Restaurants in Ottawa
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: The Glebe / Dow's Lake
Reviewed March 5, 2013

My family has been going here a few times per year since it opened. The food has always been good. The breaded zuchinni sticks have just the right amount of coating which makes them healthy and crispy, and I recommend them. The service is also attentive. The only negative for me would be the view out the windows onto Bank St. Perhaps a painted blind or artwork screen would be useful to hide the street.

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Reviewed February 27, 2013

The significant other and I have been many, many times; we've never disappointed.

We've even held pre-wedding, birthday, anniversary "family dinners", and most recently my surprise retirement dinner -- always, always what we expect.

Food is well prepared, always fresh and delivered not only on a piping hot plate, but the food is also piping hot.

Wait staff always serve with a smile; no fear of asking for "no sauce" "less sauce" "more sauce" "on-the-side", etc; they have even created a dish that was not on the menu.

Nothing pretentious here. Forever and always on our list of really good, decent places to eat.

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Reviewed February 24, 2013

Just back from a birthday celebration at La Strada. Nice to see the place was almost full - and a nice cozy atmosphere made us feel comfortable and welcome from the start. We all had our old favourites: Pasta in Brodo, Caesar Salad, Veal Piccata, Lasagne ... and a HUGE bonus for those trying to eat gluten-free: seriously delicious gluten free pasta pomodoro. Service as always was professional and friendly, attentive but not pushy. We're glad this Glebe stalwart is holding its own. We'll be back soon.

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Reviewed August 20, 2012

We recently visited La Strada for our anniversary dinner and had made reservations in advance for Saturday evening. We arrived to a fairly empty restaurant, with only three other tables with customers (e.g. about 80% empty). With an entire restaurant of tables available, the host choose to seat us at what was obviously the worst table in the restaurant - the smallest table right beside a large post. We thought maybe this was because the restaurant was going to be packed shortly, but it remained fairly empty while we were there. We dine out often, so choosing to seat your guests at the worst possible table when the rest of the restaurant is available is insulting. As we constantly juggled plates from the appetizers around this small table, we commented to the waitress that there was not much room, but to no avail.

The food was comparable to other Italian restaurants. However, from the outset this insulting seating choice cast a negative shadow over our anniversary dining experience.

There are many excellent Italian food restaurants in Ottawa offering the level of service one would expect for fine dining. In the future, we will choose one that is not so clueless about how it treats its guests.

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Reviewed April 23, 2012

Fetuccini with shrimp and cream sauce excellent. Wine list good.
Quiet private and service excellent. Service personal and efficient.

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