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“Good and reliable”
Review of Strada - CLOSED

Strada
Price range: US$19 - US$32
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Strada Colchester is an Italian restaurant that boasts a charming rear garden for al fresco dining, a beautifully designed bar area for pre-dinner drinks, and a restaurant split over two floors of a listed building. Located on North Hill, Strada Colchester has retained the original architectural features of the building's exterior. Strada Colchester 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.
Brighton, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
97 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Good and reliable”
Reviewed 6 March 2014

I haven't eaten at Strada in a while but do tend to find Strada/Pizza Express/Prezzo all a bit samey but they are great for a quick bite to eat or catch up with friends or to take advantage of a voucher.

My starter was great but the chicken for main was pretty average; it was rather plain and bland despite lots of flavourful things served with it (lardons, mushrooms, potatoes etc.) which was a bit of a let down, however I would generally go for a pizza or pasta dish which in the past have always been very good and rather generous on the portion size.

Would return again but probably only with a voucher and not for a special occasion.
Staff were brilliant, incredibly friendly; in particular a reasonably young man behind the bar. One thing I thought they were outstanding on was the reception from staff you received upon arrival and likewise when leaving they really do add to the experience.

  • Visited March 2014
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English first
Level 5 Contributor
90 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“A large party well catered for”
Reviewed 2 March 2014

I booked a party of 17 into Strada on line with great success
We had a lovely evening of great food, great atmosphere and great service. Couldn't fault it

Visited March 2014
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Thank Julesmar
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Colchester, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
196 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Consistently delivers”
Reviewed 20 February 2014

Visiting on a mid week evening, it was quite busy but the service was quick and friendly, Miguel always seems happy to be at work!

Our party of four opted for Aglio and Pesto to start, both were delicious as usual and did not last long. Starters were parma wrap scamorzas and spiedini di polo, both from the specials menu, both delicious.

Mains consisted of Saltimbocca, Salmon Lenticchi, pizza Margherita and Pollo Funghi. Half of the pizza was left purely due to the size, with all of the other mains being demolished.

The food was spot on and decent value.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank legend187
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Wivenhoe, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
131 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Consistently good”
Reviewed 19 February 2014

This restaurant is something of a family favourite. The food is consistently good, the service is attentive and the prices are reasonable. On this occasion we enjoyed an offer of the second main course ordered at £1.25 which was an added bonus. Difficult to fault.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Ian G
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essex uk
Level 5 Contributor
34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“New years eve & still got order wrong.”
Reviewed 8 January 2014

We have been before so thought would make lovely idea for new years eve, there was 3 course meal for a set price.

Food was average & only warm, plus the main wasn't what was on set menu ! Waitress did notice & offered us a discount because she couldn't believe chef got it wrong on a set menu aswell.

Got to say don't think we will return , only because food was average & for a Italian doesn't offer much choice on there day to day menu.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank angiemc00
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