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“Decent service and food”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Strada

Strada
Ranked #105 of 642 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Price range: US$19 - US$32
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Strada is located on the canal side of the fashionable and trendy Gunwharf Quays shopping destination in Portsmouth Harbour. This Italian restaurant is perfect for taking a break from shopping or visiting the many attractions the harbour has to offer. There's plenty of outdoor seating and a bar area for pre-dinner drinks. Strada Portsmouth is a part of the well-known group of contemporary Italian restaurants located on the high street serving good quality, simple, freshly prepared dishes using the finest seasonal produce available. The menus offer hand stretched pizzas, fresh pastas and risotto, as well as grilled meat and fish dishes.
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“Decent service and food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014 via mobile

We visited late on a Sunday afternoon so would expect it to be a little quieter which it was. Service was attentive enough and our four kids were well looked after by the waitress. Kids menu is good value, full menu is decent enough but maybe a little overpriced. Standard was good but lacked little flourishes such as being offered parmesan and dressings etc. My chicken burger in a flatbread was really good and my wife was very happy with her fiorentina pizza, the egg was perfect. The kids were happy which adds a lot of weight! A reasonable meal and pretty much in line with what you'd expect from a chain restaurant.

  • Visited August 2014
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Gosport, United Kingdom
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“slip in standards”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

We have eaten here several times and have always been very pleased with it, today was different. Slow service, pizza not up to usual Strada standard, topping very thin, salad had no dressing nor was any offered. The whole meal lacked the usual high standard of Strada.

  • Visited August 2014
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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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“Eruption”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014

The Vesuvio Pizza I tasted here was one of the best, so much so that my daughter insisted on trying it in addition to her own meal. Will order for her the next time!
The terrace seating and location of the restaurant are perfect, the day was wonderfully hot, however our service was barely look warm, the waitress possibly overcome by the heat.
She seemed to have problems remembering who ordered what and had to be asked a couple of times if there was any sign of our drinks on a day when even the awning had a mind of its own, opening and closing at will for no apparent reason.
I know waitresses rely on tips but perhaps a universal system should operate when the weather is so good, and the cold water jugs are filled up by 'service' and not reliant upon one person to do the job.
Great food, terrific atmosphere would recommend.

  • Visited July 2014
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Limassol, Cyprus
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“Grear Place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

I have been in Strada restaurant on 17/07/14 having a family dinner for my daughter's graduation. Food was excellent, service was superior! Next day we passed by and the place was busy and we asked if we could have a table for some drinks and althought the place was full they remembered us and found a table for us. Service is above all, well done.

  • Visited July 2014
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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“Great when the sun is shining”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

We are gradually working our way round all of the restaurants on Gunwharf Quays and this visit, decided to patronize Strada, mainly because it was a beautifully warm and sunny evening and Strada has a large outdoor terrace slightly raised above the walkway. The menu is fairly basic Italian. My starter was a Tricolore - bit disappointed when it arrived because it was just a couple of slices each of avocado, tomato and Mozzerella on a plate with a drizzle of olive oil - no decoration, not even a lettuce leaf. We weren't offered any bread. Main course was seafood risotto which was fine - rice was just right and there was a reasonable selection of seafood. Do wish when they give you prawns and mussels in their shells that they would provide an empty bowl and something on which to wipe your fingers afterwards. Service was good to begin with but deteriorated. Had to ask for the bill twice and then no-one came with card machine. Had to go inside to the desk. Would probably go back, but as there are plenty of other options, may try elsewhere.

  • Visited July 2014
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