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Strada: "Good quality Italian food" Top 5 Page for this destination Strada Tip by toonsarah

Strada, London: 16 reviews and 35 photos

  Ravioli con pesto e pomodoro
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  • Ravioli con pesto e pomodoro - London
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  • Pannacotta - London
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This is a smallish chain of Italian restaurants where we have consistently had good-quality food and friendly service. There are a number of branches in central London, of which we have visited two: Panton St (near Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus) and Great Queen Street (near Holborn). The décor is restrained and modern – think plain wood tables and brown leather seating rather than Chianti bottles hanging from the ceiling!

Favorite Dish: The menu is quite varied. Starters include antipasto misto, bresaola, and several salads (my favourite is insalata di spinaci, with avocado and bacon). There are several pasta dishes and risottos (I can recommend the latter, and the ravioli con pesto e pomodoro which I really enjoyed on my last visit), pizzas cooked in a wood-fired oven, and a good selection of other main courses – another of my favourites is the salmone con lenticchie, a roasted fillet of Scottish salmon wrapped in pancetta and served with braised lentils, green beans and a mustard dressing. For dessert there are traditional Italian favourites such as tiramisu and pannacotta. There are usually a few specials too.

A three course meal will cost between £20 and £35 per person, depending on what you order. There are sometimes special offers - check the website below for details of any current ones. The wine prices are average for London, and a reasonable number are available by the glass. I also like the restaurant’s policy of providing free filtered tap-water as a matter of course.

Address: 39 Panton St, London, SW1Y 4EA, UK
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: A very short walk from Picadilly Circus
Phone: +00 44 (0)207 930 8535
Price: US$41 and up
Rating: 4
Theme: Italian

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 27, 2011
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