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La Strada Ristorante Italiano

335 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301

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Menu
thin-crust-pizza
  • Thin Crust Margherita Pizza$19.50
    Basil, mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce.
  • Thin Crust Spicy Sausage Pizza$21.50
    House-made sausage, artichokes, mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce.
  • Thin Crust Wild Mushrooms & Fontina Pizza$21.50
    Truffle oil, val d’aosta fontina cheese, tomato sauce.
  • Thin Crust Vegetarian Pizza$21.50
    Grilled zucchini, eggplant, Roma tomatoes, caramelized onions, artichoke hearts, mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce.
  • Thin Crust Porchetta Pizza$21.50
    Roasted pork loin, onions, rosemary, mozzarella, tomato sauce.
  • Thin Crust Schiacciata Pizza$22.50
    Parma prosciutto, stracciatella cheese, arugula salad.
antipasti
  • Charcuterie Sampler$14.00
    Prosciutto, mortadella, finocchiona, bresaola & speck tirolese.
  • Italian D.o.p. Cheese Plate$12.00
    Four imported cheeses selected by the chef (please ask your server for today’s selection), served with pineapple chutney.
  • Bruschette$11.95
    Olives, artichokes, mushrooms, fontina, mozzarella, marinated tomato, and caponata relish.
  • Fresh Buffalo Mozzarella$12.00
    Sicilian caponata relish, oregano flatbread.
  • Totani Al Salto$11.00
    Fresh Monterey Bay calamari, sauteed with garlic, tomatoes, chili flakes, oregano, and peas.
  • Grilled Scallops & Prawns$11.00
    Warm barley, sweet peppers and green peas.
  • Kobe Beef Carpaccio$17.95
    Emon dressing, capers, onion confettura, shaved grana.
  • Golden Fried Calamari$19.25
    Crispy asparagus, lemon-mint, calabria peppers & spicy tomato sauce.
side-orders
  • Mixed Vegetables$8.00
  • Fior Di Latte Mozzarella$5.00
salads
  • Heart of Romaine Salad$10.00
    Garlic-anchovy dressing, grana cheese, crostini.
  • House Salad$11.95
    Organic baby greens, cabernet vinaigrette.
pasta-risotto
  • Casonsei Alla Bergamasca$17.00
    House-made sausage ravioli, amaretti, brown butter, pork guanciale.
  • Egg Fettuccine Bolognese$18.00
    House-made pasta, meat ragu, tomato sauce, shaved pecorino cheese.
  • Buckwheat Pappardell with Roasted Chicken & Vegetables$18.00
    Sun-dried tomato tapenade, cream sauce.
  • Paccheri Pasta$18.00
    Lamb ragu, stracciatella, parmesan cheese.
  • Gnocchi$17.00
    Sangiovese wine ragu, pecorino Toscana.
  • Butternut Squash Ravioli$17.00
    Wild mushrooms, sage tomato sauce, grana padano cheese.
  • Spaghetti Frutti Di Mare$27.95
    Clams, mussels, calamari, scallops, prawns, tomato sauce.
  • Risotto with Mixed Vegetables & Scamorza Cheese$18.00
    Parmesan basket, carnaroli rice.
  • Risotto with Sonoma Quail$21.00
    Wild mushrooms, carnaroli rice, swiss chard.
fish-meat
  • Petrale Sole Baked In Parchment$24.00
    Fregola, tomato, fresh basil, olives and capers.
  • Grilled Salmon Pantesca$24.00
    Oven roasted spring vegetables, pesto sauce.
  • Sauteed Salmon$25.00
    Roasted potatoes, grilled vegetables, shallots, grapes, prosecco butter sauce.
  • Chicken Alla Diavola$26.95
    Half semi-boneless spicy chicken, grilled vegetables.
  • Grilled Lamb Chops$29.00
    Asparagus, arugula, pecorino fresco, eggplant, aceto balsamico.
desserts
  • Soffiato Di Cioccolato "La Strada"$9.00
    Warm shokinag chocolate souffle with vanilla gelato.
  • Crema Bruna di Mando Rle & Vaniglia$8.00
    Creme brulee infused with almond & vanilla, almond "Fiorentino".
  • Tiramisu in Coppa$8.00
    Savoiardi soaked in "portioli" espresso, layered with mascarpone & caramel sauce.
  • Panna Cotta Con Fragole$8.00
    Chilled Italian eggless custard, with strawberry compote.
  • Gelato & Sorbetto Artigianale$7.00
    House selection of artisan gelato or sorbetto, housemade "cialda" basket.
  • Affogato Classico$7.00
    Vanilla bean gelato with a shot of "portioli" espresso.
beverages
  • Espresso$3.00
  • Macchiato$3.25
  • Cappuccino$3.50
  • Latte$3.50
  • Mocha$3.75
thin-crust-pizza-lunch
  • Thin Crust Margherita Pizza Lunch$19.50
    Basil, mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce.
  • Thin Crust Spicy Sausage Pizza Lunch$21.50
    House-made sausage, artichokes, mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce.
  • Thin Crust Wild Mushrooms & Fontina Pizza Lunch$21.50
    Truffle oil, val d’aosta fontina cheese, tomato sauce.
  • Thin Crust Vegetarian Pizza Lunch$21.50
    Grilled zucchini, eggplant, Roma tomatoes, caramelized onions, artichoke hearts, mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce.
  • Thin Crust Porchetta Pizza Lunch$21.50
    Roasted pork loin, onions, rosemary, mozzarella, tomato sauce.
  • Thin Crust Schiacciata Pizza Lunch$22.50
    Parma prosciutto, stracciatella cheese, arugula salad.
lunch-antipasti
  • Charcuterie Sampler Lunch$14.00
    Proscuitto, mortadella, finocchiona, bresaola & speck triloese.
  • Bruschette Lunch$11.95
    Olives, artichokes, mushrooms, fontina, mozzarella, marinated tomato, caponata.
  • Fresh Bufala Mozzarella Lunch$12.00
    Sicilian caponata relish, oregano flatbread.
  • Golden Fried Calamari Lunch$19.25
    Crispy asparagus, lemon-mint, calabria peppers & spicy tomato sauce.
  • Totani Al Salto Lunch$11.00
    Fresh Monterey Bay calamari, sauteed with garlic, tomatoes, chili flakes, oregano, peas.
  • Grilled Scallops & Prawns Lunch$11.00
    Warm barley and greens peas.
  • Kobe Beef Carpaccio Lunch$17.95
    Lemon dressing, capers, onion confettura, shaved grana.
  • Italian D.o.p. Cheese Plate Lunch$12.00
    Four imported cheeses selected by the chef (please ask your server for today’s selection), served with pineapple chutney.
  • Soup of The Day Lunch$7.00
    Please ask the restaurant for today selection.
lunch-salads
  • Heart of Romaine Salad Lunch$10.00
    Garlic-anchovy dressing, grana padano cheese, crostini.
  • Grilled Chicken Salad Lunch$14.00
    Fulton Valley chicken, gorgonzola cheese, toasted almonds, cabernet vinaigrette dressing.
  • Arugula, Beets & Burrata Cheese Lunch Salad$12.00
    Wild baby arugula, organic beets, burrata cheese house salad dressing.
  • Seared Ahi Tuna Lunch Salad$14.00
    Baby greens, quail egg, capers, black olives, roasted bell peppers, cherry tomato.
  • Seared Monterey Bay Sole Lunch Salad$14.00
    Wild caught Monterey bay filet of sole, romaine hearts, grilled spring onions, tomatoes, lemon and olive oil dressing.
  • Warmed Spinach Salad Lunch$11.00
    Bloomsdale spinach, bacon, red onions, walnuts, mushrooms, dry ricotta cheese, house dressing.
  • House Salad Lunch$11.95
    Organic baby greens, cabernet vinaigrette dressing.
pasta-risotto-lunch
  • Casonsei Alla Bergamasca Lunch$17.00
    House-made sausage ravioli, amaretti, brown butter, pork guanciale.
  • Salmon & Halibut Ravioli$17.00
    House-made ravioli, salmon, halibut, peas, brandy lobster cream sauce.
  • Buckwheat Pappardelle with Roasted Chicken & Vegetables Lunch$18.00
    Sun-dried tomato tapenade, cream sauce.
  • Paccheri Pasta with Meat Sauce Lunch$18.00
    Lamb ragu, stracciatella, parmesan cheese.
  • Gnocchi with Braised Masami Pork Lunch$17.00
    Sangiovese wine ragu, pecorino Toscana.
  • Butternut Squash Ravioli Lunch$17.00
    Wild mushrooms, sage tomato sauce, grana Padano cheese.
  • Spaghetti Frutti Di Mare Lunch$27.95
    Clams, mussels, calamari, scallops, prawns, tomato sauce.
  • Risotto with Mixed Vegetables & Scamorza Cheese Lunch$18.00
    Parmesan basket, carnaroli rice.

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