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Ratings & Reviews Summary for La Strada Italian Restaurant


What people are Saying:

* Warm and friendly

* Prompt seating

* Romantic

* Good for kids

* Good for groups

* Great Italian food


Facebook Accolades

What a great night Saturday night, we came for dinner with friends. Seeing you and the staff, the food was outstanding, as was the service. It is always such a good time. We had a great evening celebrating Valentine’s Day, one day early. We thank you all.
- Joanne S.


Martino, thank you so much for such a wonderful retirement party today. Everyone had such a great time. My brother in law said he was telling a friend in SF about coming to the east bay for Italian food, and his friend said IF YOU ARE LUCKY, YOU’LL GO TO LA STRADA ! When my BIL said he WAS going to La Strada, his frien...d told him he had to get the Polenta! Your food and great service is known far and wide, with good reason. And now tales about your polenta will go back to Washington state, San Diego, and all across the bay area.
- Glorya N.


You and your staff at La Strada did a great job last May making my mother’s 95th birthday celebration a very special occasion! Thank you!
- Marlene G.


La Strada is - and has always been - the best of the best!!; I could eat your excellent polenta every day but dare not... And, your female waitperson (your one and only) is truly the greatest!!! My daughter is coming “home” for a few days’ visit (from Tulsa) on Thursday and I’m so looking forward to turning her on to... your fabulous cruise. Thank God for the basics we take for granted; thank God for you and La Strada!!!
- Bill Z.


New Year’s Eve at La Strada in San Pablo! Great service and great food. We celebrated my Birthday and had a great time.
- Brian S.


Great food, great atmosphere! As I’ve been dining there since we moved here from Miami, friends introduced us to La Strada, and it’s been 7 1/2 yrs now. Had my son’s 18th birthday celebration there in Oct and everyone LOVED the food! Thanks for such great service, and thanks to Gino who knows what I like as soon as we sit down!! Thanks
- Marcia L.


We have been going there since it opened. It is our favorite Italian food place in the whole bay area.The service and the food are the best.
- Jami H.B.


User Reviews for La Strada Italian Restaurant Citysearch (3), Judy's Book (1), (5), All (9) Wonderful


Posted by jillibeann

Wonderful Italian food and excellent service. I can't wait to go back. The food was fabulous and and there was no waiting for our table. Easy to get to and park - not too far from Hercules/Pinole area but worth the drive.

5 Star Rating: Highly Recommended


Posted by ohitikawin

A wonderful Italian restaurant with very comfortable ambiance. One of the best I have eaten at outside the East Coast. Very comfortable family type restaurant with true Italian food, exquisite food!! One of my all time favorites. Plus, it is affordable; you can take the family out for lunch or dinner without paying a small fortune. Great Italian

5 Star Rating: Highly Recommended


Posted by jgieseke

What a pleasant surprise to find excellent Italian Restaurant in San Pablo! Once inside, the ambiance is old world Italy. Service is great and food wonderful. Everything we've had from the pastas to meat dishes are wonderful. The Veal Marsala is the Best! Fine for kids and will provide bowl of pasta with any sauce you want for a lower price. Tiramisu is so good that we will often get it to go for a small dinner party at home. Prices are reasonable as well. Highly recommend for any occasion. Pros: Great Food, Nice ambiance, Good Parking User review from

5 Star Rating: Highly Recommended


Posted by Vote! at

Excellent service and superb food! La Strada has so many wonderful dishes it is difficult to choose. Calamari, Lasagna, Tiramisu... all perfect. They have all of the other standards as well. The specials are also so good, my mouth is watering just thinking about them.


Posted by Jane Goodall at

Very traditional family style Italian restaurant with actual Italians cooking and serving. I went in on a Thursday around 7:30 and the place was about half full but ALL of the patrons were seniors except me. In the back there was some kind of association or Chamber of Commerce dinner going on so it seems like a community gathering place. Around 8 the families started coming in. The food was quite good and the service attentive. I was especially impressed with the earnest teenage busboy working his tail off to do a great job. User review from 4 Star Rating: Recommended


Posted by J D at

This is an old style Italian restaurant. The decor is charming as well as the Italian songs that play throughout. You won't find bread and butter on your tables here. No, no, this is authentic. You eat your bread with olive oil, the way it should be. The prices are reasonable and they usually have very good specials. All of the Pastas are winners as well their Ravioli. If you like Fettucine Alfredo, they have an excellent one here, too. All in all an excellent place to have a very nice dinner. User review from

5 Star Rating: Highly Recommended


Posted by allyson yoshii at Great food. Great service. A very pleasant and enjoyable dining experience! I recommend the Fettuccini A La Strada & the Fettuccini Ai Carciofi. Two of my most favorite dishes! Try it, and I'm sure you'll agree! Rating: North Beach Style Italian Dining, Excellent service, great selection of entrees. Staff makes certain your dining at La Strada is a wonderful experience. Especially good: Champagne Veal, Scallopini, and you can't miss with any of the Pastas.  


For reservations, please call (510) 237-9047.