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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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