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A moment's walk from York Minster and the Theatre Royal, Strada has become a popular place to dine with locals and visitors alike.

The restaurant is located in a beautiful Grade I listed building and retains many of its original features. There is a rear courtyard garden with plenty of outside seating for al fresco dining.

Facilities

  • Outside seats
  • Private garden
  • Free wifi

Address

75 Low Petergate
York
YO1 7HY

Contact details

Tel: 01904 672 999

Opening hours

Mon - Thu:
11.30am - 10.00pm
Fri - Sat:
11.30am - 11.00pm
Sun:
11.30am - 09.30pm

Free O2 Wifi available at this location
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Read the latest reviews from our customers

Stephen Ellerington

My girlfriend and I enjoyed a wonderful selection of food at Strada York and everything was fresh, tasty and cooked to perfection. Service was excellent as always. The only problem was trying so much food between the two of us and resisting the urge to eat it all!

The basket of hand stretched garlic and rosemary flat bread was delicious and I would definitely try it again. The platter of Parma ham, Napoli salami, speck ham, buffalo mozzarella, vine-ripened tomatoes, olive tapenade and bruschetta pomodoro was irresistible and we ate it all plus the large green olives.

Of the main courses my favourite was the Quattro stagioni, four fabulous pizzas in one: Luganica sausage; Italian cotto ham; roasted artichoke and chestnut mushrooms. With four pizzas in one there is no danger of getting bored with this meal.

My girlfriends favourite dish was the risotto Zucca Pumpkin, butternut squash, pancetta, spinach and pine nuts. I enjoyed this dish too although I am not usually keen on butternut squash but the texture of the risotto was perfect and the ingredients combined to produce a marvellous flavour.

The traditional hand twisted Strozzapreti pasta, Luganica sausage, pancetta, and broccoli, with red chili butter & Grana Padano cheese was a nice filling dish. The Luganica sausage was very strongly flavoured.

The Orata al forno was wonderful whole sea bream, pan roasted with lemon & thyme, served with a green salad and roasted new potatoes. My dining companion was not keen on the appearance of a whole fish including the head but the light fresh taste was appreciated.

Saltimbocca maiale pork fillet with crispy Parma ham, mashed potato, green beans and a sage butter sauce was very nice. The tenderness of the pork fillet was delightful and I would recommend this dish.

I enjoyed the Pistachio gelato for dessert, beautifully fresh and light to finish off with after overindulging in five main courses.
We shared the Bunet Piemontese, a soft rich custard made with Italian chocolate, hazelnuts, crushed Amaretti biscuits and a generous splash of amaretto liqueur. I enjoyed this as it was very similar to a pannacotta, although much richer in flavour.

My girlfriend had the iced nougat semi-freddo ice cream with a shot of hot, fresh espresso poured over the top. I would take the ice cream without the espresso as I am not a coffee lover.

Natalie

Nestled within the quirky cobbled streets of historic York you will find Strada… though do allow plenty of time to hunt for parking should you chose to drive in as I did! Strada York is in the heart of the City and the festive buzz was all around which made our short walk even more pleasant then usual.

The restaurant itself has no bar, though it has plenty of character with its twists and turns, booths and feature mezzanine.

And on the aspect of character, the Strada team where full of it! Very busy as you can imagine with the lead up to the holiday season and with a very interesting restaurant layout to manage through, regardless we had smiles throughout our entire evening.

The highlights for my guests and I kicked off with the Large Green Castelvetrano Olives, fresh from Sicily; huge, plump, with an unusual light green colour, almost fruit like in texture and without the over salted taste that many olives have.

The Schiacciatella Aglio Flat Bread was just like being back in real Italy, crisp and light, perfect for sharing.

Moving on to the sharing platter, again the produce simple and vibrant, the buffalo mozzarella was fresh and the only element that lacked was the not so vine ripened tomatoes.

From the mains my personal favourite was the Orata Al Forno, the whole sea bream cooked to perfection as where the lush greens which accompanied it. And for my guests the Strozzapreti Pugliese stole the show. This classic dish from Puglia was simple yet different and the touch of chilli added depth and heightened the other flavours in the dish.

And on a final note for dessert, we all loved the Affogato which had the texture of homemade kulfi though we all felt that a classic Cioccolata Calda opposed to the rather strong espresso…and that isn’t just because I’m a chocoholic!!

Amy

The simplicity of the Schiacciatella Aglio Flat bread with a hint of rosemary scent was a great way to start my meal at Strada. I was also served Antipasto which was a great mix of Parma ham, Napoli slami, speck ham from Trentino wih Mozzarella, tomatoes, olive tapenade and bruschetta pomodoro.

My two personal favourites from the selection of main courses are Orata Al Forno (pan roasted whole sea bream) with lemon and thyme and Risotto Zucca (Pumpkin, butternut squash, pancetta and pine nuts) which were both pleasantly mild and plentiful. I was also extremely impressed with chewy texture of the hand twisted Strozzapreti pasta used in Strozzapreti Pugliese.

To finish off, I enjoyed a soothing scoop of Pistachio Gelato. If you are not so light-hearted, I would suggest that you go for the Bunet Piemontese which is a soft rich custard made with a fusion of Italian chocolate, hazelnuts, crushed Amaretti biscuits and a generous splash of a maretto liqueur.

All-in-all, to sum up my experience at Strada in three words: Fresh, fresh and fresh.

I would not compare Strada to other chain italian restaurants as the freshness and authenticity of the food at Strada reminds me more of dishes found in independent boutique Italian restaurants.

All-in-all, to sum up my experience at Strada in three words: Fresh, fresh and fresh.

Steph Baragwanath

The new menu from Strada does not disappoint! From the flatbreads to the risotto zucca and gelato, it’s fresh authentic Italian cuisine at its best.
Fab menu and fab customer service as always.

Emma Jackson

My husband and I visited Strada in York today for lunch. It was quite busy for a Wednesday lunch-time but we were quickly seated by the waitress.

Our food arrived promptly and it was delicious, possibly the best Italian food we’ve ever eaten.

My husband loved the Risotto Zucca while I enjoyed the Strozzapreti Pugliese the most.

All the food was freshly made and it was evident it was all cooked using quality ingredients.

The waitress was attentive checking to make sure we were enjoying our food and bringing fresh water.

It all made for a very pleasurable dining experience, one we hope to repeat soon.

The pistachio gelato is calling me back!