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La Strada Italian Kitchen & Bar, Birmingham, MI

La Strada Italian Kitchen & Bar

4.5
4.5
169 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

La Strada Italian Kitchen &; Bar, located in downtown Birmingham, is an authentic European-style cafe opened by restauranteur Zharko Palushaj in late 2015. The menu features lunch and dinner items, including an assortment of sweet and savory pastries, salads, sandwiches and pastas - all made fresh daily. Guest favorites include the Spaghetti alla Carbonara and Margherita Pizza as well as a wide assortment of specialty honey and teas. The cafe has recently been granted a liquor license, which will allow guests to enjoy a selection of European beer, wine, and champagne.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (248) 480-0492

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Zharko Palushaj

  • Catering

    Please contact the restaurant for catering.

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact the restaurant for private events.

  • Area

    Birmingham

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

11:30am-4pm. We proudly serve the best of food to the best of people. Please accept our appreciation and sincere thanks for letting us serve you. Sometimes in the rush of business life, we fail to say "thanks" loud enough. But you can be assured that your patronage is never taken for granted. Our aim is to please and satisfy. To serve you is a real privilege and pleasure, Thank you

Antipasto

  • Pepperoni ArrostitiUSD 9.00

    Roasted peppers, garlic, basil, EVOO

    • Insalata di MareUSD 15.00

      Mediterranian octopus, calamari, shrimp, celery salad, EVOO, lemon

      • Caprese

        Gourmet seasonal tomatoes, basil-pesto, EVOO, balsamic riserva

        • Mozzarella di Bufala CampanaUSD 12.00
        • Burrata-PugliaUSD 14.00
      • Prosciutto e MeloneUSD 11.00

        Prosciutto San Daniele, fresh melon

        • Polpette di VitelloUSD 13.00

          Veal meatballs in tomato sauce

          Zuppe e Insalate

          Add: Apple-Sage Sausage - $5, Natural Chicken Breast - $6, 3 Jumbo Shrimp - $12

          • MinestroneUSD 6.00

            • Tre ColoreUSD 11.00

              Arugula, endive, radicchio, EVOO, balsamic riserva, Parmigiano Reggiano

              • BarbabietoleUSD 14.00

                Golden beets, medley tomatoes, cipoline, burrata, EVOO, balsamic reserva

                • Insalata Di CasaUSD 9.00

                  Artisian mix, creamy balsamic

                  • Zuppe del GiornoUSD 7.00

                    • CaesarUSD 11.00

                      Romaine hearts, prosciutto speck, medley tomatoes, Parmigiano dressing

                      • TonnoUSD 15.00

                        Flott tuna, roasted red peppers, mediterranean olives, medley tomatoes, EVOO

                        Panini il Classico

                        Served with lettuce, tomato, provolone, creamy balsamic dressing

                        • Pistachio MortadellaUSD 10.00

                          • SoppressataUSD 11.00

                            Mild or Spicy

                            • Prosciutto CottoUSD 11.00

                              • Prosicutto SpeckUSD 12.00

                                Panini

                                • Burrata BLTUSD 14.00

                                  Apple wood smoked Italian bacon, burrata, spicy avocado-mayo

                                  • BresaolaUSD 15.00

                                    Dry cured filet mignon, stracchino cheese

                                    • San DanieleUSD 14.00

                                      Prosciutto di San Daniele, fresh mozzarella, vine tomatoes, arugula, EVOO, balsamic riserva

                                      • PolloUSD 14.00

                                        Natural chicken breast, prosciutto cotto, zucchini, provolone

                                        • Italian Sausage BurgerUSD 15.00

                                          Truffle Mushroom, broccoli rabe, mozzarella

                                          Pizza

                                          Add: Prosciutto Cotto - $4, Soppressata (Mild or Hot) - $5, Prosciutto San Danielle - $7

                                          • CapricciosaUSD 18.00

                                            EVOO, tomato sauce, mozzarella, mushroom, roasted peppers, olives, artichokes

                                            • FiorentinaUSD 18.00

                                              Ricotta cheese, organic spinach, gourmet mushrooms

                                              • Fig Marsala-Prosciutto SpeckUSD 18.00

                                                EVOO, fig marsala compote, balsamic aged pearl onions, prosciutto speck

                                                • Margherita

                                                  EVOO, tomato sauce. Choice of:

                                                  • Domestic MozzarellaUSD 14.00
                                                  • Il Fior di LatteUSD 16.00
                                                  • StracchinoUSD 17.00
                                                • ParmigianaUSD 17.00

                                                  Eggplant, EVOO, tomato sauce, mozzarella, parmigiano

                                                  • BiancaUSD 18.00

                                                    EVOO, mozzarella, prosciutto San Daniele, arugula

                                                    • TunaUSD 18.00

                                                      EVOO, tomato sauce, Sicilian tuna, roasted peppers, olives

                                                      Pasta

                                                      • Tagliolini Pomodoro E BasilicoUSD 13.00

                                                        Handmade linguine, peeled cherry tomatoes, shallots, EVOO, fresh basil

                                                        • Gnocchi TartufoUSD 17.00

                                                          Potatoe Gnocchi, truffle sage

                                                          • Fettuccine BologneseUSD 15.00

                                                            Hand made fettuccine pasta, meat sauce

                                                            What 169 people are saying

                                                            Overall ratings and reviews

                                                            4.5
                                                            4.5 based on all time ratings
                                                            • 4.6Food
                                                            • 4.4Service
                                                            • 4.3Ambience
                                                            • 4.2Value

                                                            NoiseModerate

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                                                            1. V

                                                              Visitors

                                                              Detroit

                                                              12 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              1.0

                                                              12 reviews

                                                              Dined on 9 April 2021

                                                              overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                              Restaurant accepted reservation 2 weeks ahead of time. I called before.going there to ask a question and no one answered. Parked and walked there to find out they'd been closed for 5 days and another week more for maintenance. They did not cancel the reservation or contact us.

                                                            2. JB

                                                              JuliaB

                                                              Detroit

                                                              1 review

                                                              1.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on 1 April 2021

                                                              overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                              I had a reservation for a birthday party. When we arrived, the restaurant was closed “ for electric repairs”. I understand that everything might happen bit why nobody called or text me to inform me about it? Very poor service this time, it was very rude.

                                                            3. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Raleigh

                                                              27 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              27 reviews

                                                              Dined on 11 March 2020

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Great place with amazing food . Zharko is great and always have a surprise for us

                                                            4. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Detroit

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              Dined on 8 March 2020

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              We had such an amazing time, from the service to the food!

                                                            5. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Naples

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              2.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on 8 March 2020

                                                              overall2food3service2ambience3

                                                              We did not have a good experience this time. The service was not good with the male server. It got better when one of the managers took over waiting on us. The food was marginal. 2 of the party got the Veal Marsala and said they wouldn’t order it again.

                                                            6. P

                                                              Pasifae

                                                              Detroit

                                                              47 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              47 reviews

                                                              Dined on 7 March 2020

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                              Great veal meatballs and excellent lentil soup. Love this place.

                                                            7. CP

                                                              CPD1988

                                                              Hawaii

                                                              6 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              6 reviews

                                                              Dined on 2 March 2020

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                              Great restaurant that was not crowded at all. They also don't do tipping so the menu may look pricey, but it is not.

                                                            8. G

                                                              Giovannaz

                                                              Detroit

                                                              26 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              3.0

                                                              26 reviews

                                                              Dined on 1 March 2020

                                                              overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                              I was so anxious to try this restaurant but I have to say I was disappointed. They need to update the website because the menu was totally different. Options are very limited, portions are small and prices high for what you get. The burrata appetizer was 3 very thin sliced half slices of tomato for $14. The bruschetta was delicious but only 4 very small pieces of bread over toasted. Service was slow.

                                                            9. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Naples

                                                              7 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              7 reviews

                                                              Dined on 29 February 2020

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Excellent food and service.

                                                            10. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Chicago

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on 29 February 2020

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Best restaurant, food and staff in Birmingham! Felt like I was back in Italy. An absolute pleasure.

                                                            11. GF

                                                              GayleF

                                                              Detroit

                                                              6 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              6 reviews

                                                              Dined on 27 February 2020

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              My new favorite restaurant. The experience was perfect from beginning to end. Excellent wine selection, strong menu and out of this world desserts. Multo bene

                                                            12. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Chicago

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              1.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on 23 February 2020

                                                              overall1food3service1ambience1

                                                              Went to dinner with my single mother. Waiter obviously thought we weren’t going to spend any money so did not cater to us at all. We spent 20 minutes waiting for bread and drinks and then another 45 minutes waiting for our meals which was chicken and mussels. We left before dinner could get to us, not worth being treated disrespectfully.

                                                            13. SH

                                                              StevenH

                                                              New York Area

                                                              8 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              8 reviews

                                                              Dined on 22 February 2020

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Excellent fresh food and delightful service. Looking forward to returning soon.

                                                            14. AZ

                                                              ArthurZ

                                                              Detroit

                                                              19 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              19 reviews

                                                              Dined on 18 February 2020

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                              We love Zarko and his crew...for years!!!

                                                            15. J

                                                              mayurJ

                                                              Tampa

                                                              1 review

                                                              4.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on 15 February 2020

                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                              The Seating was cramped and not that comfortable. Wine and the food was very good. They did not have Maccallan Single Malt( my personal favourite) service was very good

                                                            16. GR

                                                              GRfoodie5

                                                              Grand Rapids

                                                              9 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              4.0

                                                              9 reviews

                                                              Dined on 14 February 2020

                                                              overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                              Outstanding service at this “no tipping” restaurant!

                                                            17. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Detroit

                                                              1 review

                                                              4.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on 14 February 2020

                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                              Great meal

                                                            18. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Detroit

                                                              8 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              8 reviews

                                                              Dined on 14 February 2020

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Lovely dinner. Our server AJ could not have been more helpful and enjoyable. The food is delicious. We all agreed it is probably the best Italian meal we’ve had outside of Italy and the bruschetta is the best we’ve ever had. I love the fact that they take reservations because it is not a very large place and I don’t prefer to wait for a table.

                                                            19. KZ

                                                              KateZ

                                                              Indiana

                                                              4 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              4 reviews

                                                              Dined on 9 February 2020

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              If i could give them 10 stars, I would. We went there for brunch. The food was perfect, very special. Their egg special had shaved fresh truffles on top...unbelievable! The atmosphere was wonderful. The service was exceptional. I can't wait to go back!

                                                            20. FT

                                                              FarisT

                                                              Chicago

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on 9 February 2020

                                                              overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                              Food was absolutely delicious!! They do not allow for tipping which was weird. Again, food was delicious!!

                                                            21. BF

                                                              BethF

                                                              Detroit

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              Dined on 9 February 2020

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              We had a fantastic dinner. Our server,Mark, was great! The house made cheesecake is a MUST HAVE.

                                                            22. LG

                                                              LauraG

                                                              Detroit

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on 7 February 2020

                                                              overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                              Great overall experience except for the smell of burnt toasts.

                                                            23. SH

                                                              SaliH

                                                              Grand Rapids

                                                              7 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              7 reviews

                                                              Dined on 2 February 2020

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Great food

                                                            24. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Naples

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on 1 February 2020

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience2

                                                              Went for dinner, service and food great! I the ambiance could be improved if they had curtains between the office building entrance and the restaurant. It’s too bright with the bright led office entrance lights. I will be back for sure because that was the best tiramisu I’ve ever had! Service was excellent!

                                                            25. LG

                                                              LauraG

                                                              Detroit

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              Dined on 26 January 2020

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Cozy, cute place. Our meal was delicious! Service was great too.

                                                            26. RS

                                                              RobertS

                                                              Naples

                                                              1 review

                                                              4.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on 25 January 2020

                                                              overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                              Excellent food . The only improvement would be to serve better Italian bread. A very good restaurant

                                                            27. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Detroit

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              4.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on 23 January 2020

                                                              overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                              Very very good. Get desserts elsewhere, not a specialty.

                                                            28. M

                                                              Mort

                                                              Detroit

                                                              8 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              4.0

                                                              8 reviews

                                                              Dined on 16 January 2020

                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                              Good food and great service made for a very pleasant dining experience. Will definitely go back to try their beautiful desserts.

                                                            29. r

                                                              robino

                                                              Detroit

                                                              4 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              3.0

                                                              4 reviews

                                                              Dined on 15 January 2020

                                                              overall3food2service3ambience5

                                                              Thought the establishment is beautiful , very European , quaint and romantic , it lacked delicious food . My gnocchi was bland , the brranzino was loaded with bones . When we told the waiter , he said the chef doesn’t normally serve it that way but didn’t offer any consideration . They are a non tipping resteraunt , gratuity is added into the prices . That would not be a problem , except when u are unhappy with your meal , u have no recourse, if they aren’t willing todo anything

                                                            30. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Detroit

                                                              9 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              9 reviews

                                                              Dined on 11 January 2020

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                              The service and the food are great, porcini is fresh and very good, very recommended! Don’t leave without try the desserts, are really, really good!

                                                            31. JH

                                                              JohnH

                                                              Philadelphia

                                                              62 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              62 reviews

                                                              Dined on 11 January 2020

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              We've ignored this place for a few years for reasons I don't know why. All of the sudden we decided to try it for dinner on Saturday night and we loved it. The pasta and gnocchi were fantastic, as was the swordfish. Drinks are poured generously, and the atmosphere is quite charming. Given it's in Birmingham we expected the usual price gouging, but we were pleasantly surprised with the prices being very reasonable. This place really should be a must for people who like Italian.

                                                            32. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Detroit

                                                              4 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              4 reviews

                                                              Dined on 10 January 2020

                                                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                              Excellent food, atmosphere, and service!

                                                            33. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              New York Area

                                                              5 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              4.0

                                                              5 reviews

                                                              Dined on 1 January 2020

                                                              overall4food5service5ambience2

                                                              Loved everything but atmosphere could be upgraded! Food and service amazing.

                                                            34. s

                                                              skaner

                                                              Detroit

                                                              62 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              62 reviews

                                                              Dined on 28 December 2019

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Little hidden away gem. Thought we would try it and we were not disappointed. Pasta was delicious and it was quiet enough to have a normal conversation . Will return.

                                                            35. JP

                                                              JackP

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on 24 December 2019

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Love the European atmosphere and the wait staff and the menu choices everything tasted great

                                                            36. BD

                                                              BigDaddy

                                                              Detroit

                                                              4 reviews

                                                              4.0

                                                              4 reviews

                                                              Dined on 21 December 2019

                                                              overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                              Loved this spot and support its transition to no tipping service. Our housemade pasta was delicious and our server was fantastic.

                                                            37. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Indiana

                                                              1 review

                                                              4.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on 18 December 2019

                                                              overall4food3service4ambience5

                                                              Pasta was a little tough :/ otherwise great though

                                                            38. KS

                                                              KellyS

                                                              Washington DC

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              4.0

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              Dined on 15 December 2019

                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                              The white truffle was disappointing. Not nearly as flavorful as it should be.

                                                            39. P

                                                              Pasifae

                                                              Detroit

                                                              47 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              47 reviews

                                                              Dined on 14 December 2019

                                                              overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                              I love dining here. Tonight we shared veal meatballs, minestrone, the pear salad, and Strozzapreti Emiliana pasta. Everything was delicious. Highly recommend.

                                                            40. N

                                                              Nikki

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on 14 December 2019

                                                              overall5food3service5ambience5

                                                              I had a great experience dining here for breakfast with my family . Our server was excellent. She was very attentive and hospitable. The food was OK. I would say it lacked flavor and there was not many options to choose from. Overall, I would recommend LA Strada to a friend. It’s a beautiful atmosphere and a they have friendly staff.

                                                            Safety precautions

                                                            • Cleaning & sanitising

                                                              • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
                                                              • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
                                                              • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                                                              • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                              • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
                                                            • Physical distancing

                                                              • Limited number of seated diners
                                                              • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                              • Extra space between tables
                                                            • Protective equipment

                                                              • Waiting staff wear masks
                                                              • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                                                            • Screening

                                                              • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                                              • Staff temperature check required
                                                              • Contact tracing information collected

                                                            FAQs

                                                            La Strada Italian Kitchen & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (248) 480-0492.

                                                            La Strada Italian Kitchen & Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 169 OpenTable diners.

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                                                            Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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                                                            Additional information

                                                            • Area

                                                              Birmingham

                                                            • Hours of Operation

                                                              Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                                            • Cuisines

                                                              Italian

                                                            • Dining style

                                                              Casual Dining

                                                            • Dress Code

                                                              Casual Dress

                                                            • Parking Details

                                                              None

                                                            • Payment Options

                                                              AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                            • Executive Chef

                                                              Zharko Palushaj

                                                            • Additional

                                                              Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                            • Phone number

                                                              (248) 480-0492

                                                            • Catering

                                                              Please contact the restaurant for catering.

                                                            • Private party facilities

                                                              Please contact the restaurant for private events.

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