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La Strada

335 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 324-8300 · $$$ · Italian
Rating: 3.5 out of 5"415 Yelp reviews


  • Mon - Thu11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Fri - Sat11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Sun11:30 AM - 10:00 PM


The Giovannotto family and Chef Augustus Remo welcome you to La Strada Ristorante Italiano in the heart of downtown Palo Alto. Chef Remo's seasonal menus meld the finest of Italian ingredients with the freshest local produce. In addition, a daily "La Cenetta," a 3-course dinner, offers the savvy palate with Moreitems a bit above and beyond the seasonal menu. Each and every dish from the traditional homemade pastas and pizzas to the most contemporary dishes exhibit the expertise and precision of Chef Remo's training and passion.

Good for

Lunch · Dinner

Popular menu items

Pot · Margherita · Spicy Sausage · Porchetta · Latte

General info

Business Casual · Casual · Romantic · Elegant



Latest reviews

  • Rating: 5.0 out of 5"by Integrus I. at Yelp User Review4/1/2014Great surprise.I was expecting some Italian-wannabe-American food, but they served amazing quality food on the contrary to my expectations.Their squid pasta, salmo ravioli, and lasagna are all good.Wine selection is also good but the glass wine potion is too small. More
  • Rating: 1.0 out of 5"by Jacqueline C. at Yelp User Review3/29/2014Not what I expected. Both fish dishes were disappointing. Cheese platter was served with no crackers or bread.Cannoli left a lot to be desired. Can't even make a decent cappuccino. Would not return. More
  • Rating: 5.0 out of 5"by Jen Jen W. at Yelp User Review3/24/2014I LOVE this place! the food is excellent and the service is great! It's also very kid friendly.I will be returning soon :) More
  • Rating: 1.0 out of 5"by Daniel X. at Yelp User Review3/23/2014The food is decent, but the service is very sloppy. I told two different servers that I would like to get a pitcher of water on my table, but they just acknowledge my request and did not follow through. Incredibly bad restaurant experience. More
  • Rating: 3.0 out of 5"by Joanne C. at Yelp User Review3/5/2014My SO and I ordered and appetizer and an entree to share because we're having a late lunch and had a big dinner planned. Appetizer: kobe beef carpaccio ($12). Loved it! It was really good and different. Loved the parmesan cheese shavings with the capers. Everything went well togetherEntree: … More