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“Seafood was great. Good atmosphere”

La Strada Ristorante Italiano
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Ranked #46 of 356 Restaurants in Palo Alto
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Florence Street
Transit: The Palo Alto Caltrain stop is just a few blocks away.
petersam
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115 reviews
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“Seafood was great. Good atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2012

This was a very nice restaurant. The open kitchen made for a very nice atmosphere. I would recommend seating near there and not near the back of the restaurant. The good kitchen smells do not reach if you sit back by the bathroom hall.

We both had seafood - I had the salmon putanesca which was presented with a variety of vegetables and a truly flavorful sauce. I'd come here again.

Visited January 2012
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San Francisco, California
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“Another Nice Dinner”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2011

This is our second visit to this restaurant. Although it has been almost 6 months since we ate there last time. I would have given it a 4 stars if we didn't have to make special efforts to get an outdoor table. Our reservation did specify for an outdoor table but was told by the hostess that the only outdoor table available was reserved for another party. After I reminded her about our specific request for an outdoor table in the reservation. She somehow managed to arrange a table in the corner for us.

Well as for the food: We ordered bruschette and a mixed green salad as starters. The Bruschette was absolutely amazing, different though. Four pcs with different toppings and they were all so delicious. The entrees: buckwheat pappardelle with vegetable and chicken was very tasty and the dish arrived still quite warm. The pizza mushroom my husband ordered was excellent , real yummy! The dough was light and slightly charred thin crust, the mushrooms was so delicious and the Chicken Diavola was seared to perfection with so much flavors. The bottle of Italian wine, Dolcetto Rinaldi went so well with the food. Overall we had a great dinner and we will definitely return in the future.

  • Visited September 2011
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“Nice place, sit by sidewalk.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2010

Great atmosphere, especiall on the few tables close to the sidewalk on University Avenue. Great food, excellent Espresso and desserts.

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“Real Mozzarela di Buffala that tastes like it! The pizza are gorgeous too and for a reasonable price! Make sure to make...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2008

Real Mozzarela di Buffala that tastes like it! The pizza are gorgeous too and for a reasonable price! Make sure to make a reservation if you go on the week end

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“Best place for people watching on University.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2008

Best place for people watching on University.

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