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2 of 5 bubbles Review of Strada

Ranked #108 of 642 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Price range: $19 - $32
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Strada is located on the canal side of the fashionable and trendy Gunwharf Quays shopping destination in Portsmouth Harbour. This Italian restaurant is perfect for taking a break from shopping or visiting the many attractions the harbour has to offer. There's plenty of outdoor seating and a bar area for pre-dinner drinks. Strada Portsmouth 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.
Gosport, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2014

I have been meaning to write this for a couple of months so it's a bit late. Anyway, we have been going to Strada in Gunwharf since it changed from Tallulah's years ago. We love the food, especially the Gamberoni prawns which are my favourite. We have also visited the Strada at St Catherine's Dock in London too which was brilliant. We booked a table at Gunwharf to eat after the fireworks display last November. We were shown to our table and that was it. No-one asked if we wanted a drink and we felt invisible. Another table which had a different allocated waitress, were served their drinks and their orders were taken. We were still ignored. Eventually, someone realised we hadn't been served and asked us if we wanted a drink. When the wine arrived (which wasn't cheap), the waiter proceeded to knock the bottle off the tray and it went all over my husband. I'd had enough by then and decided to spend our money somewhere that wanted our business so we left and went somewhere else. We both felt very disappointed as we really love the food at Strada and were really looking forward to it. We will return in the future some time and hopefully the service will have improved.

  • Visited November 2013
    • Service
Thank LCT1959
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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311 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Slooooow service”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2014 via mobile

This was a b'day treat for my 11 year old son. The food was fine, the price was reasonable (we had a voucher - take a look online, there's usually vouchers available for this chain) and the restaurant appeared clean.

Wasn't too impressed that when I took my 3 yr old to the ladies toilet, a male member of staff barged in as part of a tour for a new member of staff. Was hugely unimpressed when it took a little over 30 mins from asking for the bill to getting it - the staff seemed to vanish at this point. Our 3 yr old got v bored and the evening rapidly turned sour.

Thank 639AnnaP
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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256 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Another good meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

Been here a few times and to be honest it's never failed to be pretty good. Obviously they push the Italian theme and it does fall short of genuine Italian nosh but it does deliver on quality and value. Service was friendly and attentive and food was very good. Maybe there are better places but this is a nice environment and very easy.

Thank HampshireNat
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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Best Restaurant in Gunwharf”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2014

Hello again Stada! We're back using Strada after about nine months off because they stopped taking Tastecard. This has to rate as one of the best places to eat in Gunwharf. We rarely eat any of the pasta as we love their main courses such as the Saltibocca and the Sea Bass too much. The Rib Eye Steaks are great too as are the Lamb Shanks. Starters and desserts are good too, the Affogato and the Pannacotta desserts are to die for! Nice surroundings, excellent service and good house wines make it a nice place to be. They have some good lunchtime deals too. Go there, you won't be disappointed.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Phantasy
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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“Overrated !”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2014 via mobile

My review is based on what I had and how much I paid ! ⭐️⭐️⭐️

I had a boring tasteless penne arrabiata and I am sure everyone can make something similar at home ! I was expecting something nicer from a restaurant like Strada !

Starter was nice .. Mozzarella cheese with olive oil and it looked irresistible ❤️

Juice : no fresh juices or smoothies just normal packed juices !

Won't go again it wasn't worth the time and money !

Thank Gacilla
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