I do like a bit of Italian food from time to time. I’ve been to Carculccio’s a number of times but haven’t been to Strada before. I decided to go in and try out their food.
Spacewise, the restaurant is rather dark and dingy which I didn’t like much (this was the one in the Mailbox) so sitting next to the window would not make a difference. In any case, I’m here for the food rather bright surroundings.
I had looked at the menu beforehand and so chose pasta and a small glass of red wine. I said small but they must have misheard me for they gave me a large glass!
The wine was il Padrino Rosso, Sicilia. Was good and not overpowering. Complimentary filtered water included.
I ordered the Rigatoni Speck which was Rigatoni in a cream sauce of traditionally Lombardian cheeses, gorgonzola & Grana Padano, finished with northern Italian smoked mountain ham and rocket.
It was very good. Pasta could do with an extra minute in the water. Ham was nice. The cheese sauce could do with a bit more richness to taste more in the mouth. It was very filling.
Overall, the cost was £9.95 for the pasta and £5.35 for the wine.
The service was very good, the chap who served me was rather delicious himself…
Worth a try.