Your local Strada is currently set to Westfield
We're on the second floor of Europe's largest shopping complex at Westfield Stratford City.
Serving a delicious menu of regional Italian dishes including pizzas, pasta, risottos and some fantastic meat and fish secondi, it's the perfect spot for a mid-shopping lunch break or a relaxing leisurely dinner.
Getting here couldn't be easier by train or by road. We're situated just minutes away from Stratford's train and tube stations, and the A11, A12 and A13 major roads circle Westfield for easy access.
Mon - Sun:
11.30am - 10.00pm
Read the latest reviews from our customers
As a family we enjoy eating out and are always looking for family friendly restaurants which also serve a variety of high quality food.
We were extremely impressed after visiting Strada restaurant in Westfield Stratford to celebrate our daughters 8th birthday.
The service was excellent and the food was fantastic, there was a wide range of food from pizza, pasta, risotto, meat and fish dishes. Highly recommend Strada to everyone!
Delighted to be chosen as a reviewer, I was keen to see how the new items on the menu tasted!
And from the outset we were not disappointed. From the plump, juicy, green olives that oozed freshness and flavour, to the Antipasto sharer that was a rustic delight of colours and textures, beautifully presented on a slate board. The olive tapenade was a success, with a slight hint of anchovy flavour. We liked the fact that it was not fully blended to a smooth paste, but had some roughness to it. Our favourite was the flat bread - soft, warm bread that had a deep rosemary and garlic flour. Great for dipping in extra olive oil and a splash of balsamic.
Again we were delighted with the selection of main course. The stars of the show being the Seabream and the Risotto. The Seabream was bursting with zesty, citrus taste, crispy skin on one side and slighty juicy on the other side where it had been sitting in its own juices. We were surprised by the generous size and would be more than happy and satisfied if we were a first time customer and this plate of food arrived in front of us. Perhaps it needed a touch more sauce so we could dip the potatoes in.
The Risotto had a golden tinge of colour, countered with the bright green spinach scattered and folded through. Soft, creamy, oozy and gooey - the perfect balance of flavour and texture. Small bursts of saltiness from the pancetta added an extra depth to the overall dish and a nice contrast between crispy pancetta and soft rice.
The pizza was deemed to be a ‘safe bet’ by all. Crispy but not a hard base, covered with a rich tomato sauce. Our favourite topping being the Luganica Sausage. A simple and classic meal that will never fail to disappoint.
I enjoyed the Strozzapreti a lot. The fact that a different shape past was introduced showed Strada moving away from its competitors by offering something different. The simple yet gutsy sausage, pancetta and broccoli ‘sauce’ was cooked to perfection, the chilli adding some bite afterwards.
The Saltimboca received mixed reviews from my fellow diners. Overall we all enjoyed the deep and intense, sage butter sauce. Some felt the Pork fillet was a little on the tough side, but others disagreed. I thought it was just a touch overdone, but nothing to complain about. I happily tucked in and enjoyed it.
To finish we all enjoyed the Bunet Piemontese. Soft and not too sweet, the custard was set well and combined with the crushed biscuits was a real treat. We liked the fact that you could eat a whole one and not feel like you’ve had chocolate overload.
The Affogato was also well received, I would have happily eaten it with or without the Espresso. The Semi-Freddo was set well and had great bites of nougat throughout. The addition of pouring hot espresso over it was a sensation of hot and cold working well together. We felt the Pistachio Gelato almost acted like a palate cleanser. Not to over powering or too sweet, great if you want something fairly neutral.
All in all we were very impressed with the menu and standard of ingredients and cooking. Our service was friendly and attentive, but not over the top. Dishes were described well and wines were also recommended. We would not hesitate to visit this branch of Strada again.
The Strada restaurant in the Westfield shopping centre in Stratford (made famous by the recent Olympics) is situated on the second floor of the mall, next to a large casino. The staff were very welcoming and we were quickly seated at a very comfortable table for four.
Our drinks arrived promptly closely followed by fresh green olives and a basket of hand stretched garlic and rosemary flatbread. The olives were deliciously fresh with a subtle taste, and the bread combined a wonderfully crisp exterior with just the right mix of butter and herbs – a great appetiser and a great start to our meal.
Next came a wonderful platter of antipasto – comprising a delicious cornucopia of cooked Italian meats, mozzarella, bruschetta with delicious chopped vine tomatoes and a rich Tapenade – great for dipping. Freshly topped basil complemented the whole.
We were almost overwhelmed with the sheer volume of the main dishes which followed: Strozzapreti Pugliese, a spicy pasta sausage dish with pancetta, broccoli, red chilli butter and grated cheese; Risotto Zucca, with pumpkin, butternut squash, spinach and pine nuts; Saltimbocca Maiale – pork with crispy parma ham, green beans and mashed potato; Quattro Stagioni Pizza – always a winner! and Orata al forna – a whole sea bream, pan roasted with lemon and thyme and served with a green salad and roasted new potatoes.
With the exception of the green salad, (which seemed ‘limp’ among such exotic fayre) there was absolutely nothing to disappoint here! Everything was freshly and beautifully cooked to perfection and comprised the finest quality ingredients. And amazingly, we four left just enough room for the delicious desserts which followed:
Affogato – an iced nougat ice cream with a shot of hot espresso; Bunet Piemontese – a rich nut chocolate style pannacotta, made with Italian chocolate, hazelnuts and crushed amaretti biscuits; and, finally a Pistachio Gelato – especially made to a traditional Italian recipe. All three desserts were fabulous and provided a perfect end to a near–perfect meal
After coffee, we left for home, thoroughly replete, having enjoyed a great dining experience in a lovely restaurant with a restful and pleasant ambience.
Of course, we felt indebted to Strada for the experience and to the delightful staff, led by our hostess, Julia, for the warmth of their welcome and their cheery, friendly and attentive service. We shall certainly visit Strada again and eagerly look forward to our next trip. Bring it on Strada!
Gorgeous food, the starter was enormous, but delicious.
We had the pizza, would have been nice to have a choice of toppings.
I had the pork, mashed potato and green beans. very filling.
We had the pistachio ice cream for desert, very plain though.
Staff were amazingly attentive.
Another fab dining experience at STRADA WESTFIELD on Saturday.
My niece Rebecca was celebrating her 21st birthday and all of the staff especially the General Manager Nader treated us like royalty. She felt even more special at the end of the evening when the staff gathered around our table and sang ‘happy birthday’ !!!
A perfect end to a wonderful evening of ‘scrummy’ food, and great service.
I went to eat in Strada c/o Westfield Stratford on 02/12/12 together with some friends.
To be honest, everything was very good.
We started with green Olives as starter, that before to eat, in appearance they were appeared fake, but, once we eat, we were surprised from its taste, really genuine, followed by Italian antipasto made from salami, ham and typical mozzarella di bufala.. everything delicious.
As main course we chose pasta “Strozzapreti Pugliese” that was also very very delicious, only thing was that the pasta lacked a little bit of salt but the sauce was perfect.
Nothing to say about the pizza, i think was the most good i have eat since I arrived in this country, around 1 year ago. The same was for my friends. The taste It’s very similar to Italian’s one.
The other dish was “Orata al forno” really well cooked, the taste was superb, thanks to the perfect side dish that the chef has created and the presence of slices of lemon that can’t missed to enhance the flavor of fish cooked in that manner.
The dessert, “Affogato” was good, but for us nothing specially, we talked together about the reason, and we believed that was due to the espresso that lacked the taste and creaminess typical of italian espresso, but again, was good but nothing specially for us.
Of course we were all Italians, so our taste about Italian cousine it’s very personal and can be different from many other guest that the restaurant can have, but we want say that we remained amazed by the taste considering us totally outside Italy and we plan to go to eat again in the future and would certainly recommend it to those who will ask a good place to eat Italian here in london.
Thanks to Strada for the opportunity give to me and my friends to try it’s menu and particular thanks to “Gigi” that served us for all the evening in perfect manner despite was his birthday and in double shift.
My family went to Strada in Westfield on Saturday I evening. would like to thank you all for inviting us - we had a wonderful time.
We started with Olives, bread and the antipasto selection - all of which were wonderful - our plates were cleared.
For the main I chose the Saltimbocca Maiale - which was the only disapointment of the evening - the pork was tough - the sage was bitter and the parma ham on top was not crispy - more of a slimy texture - the mash was very runny almost soup like.
Hubby went for the fish which was perfectly cooked, light and very tasty.
Daughter 1 is a coeliac and opted for the risotto - it was wonderful - definately the best of all the dishes we tasted. We will definately be coming back for more.
Daughter 2 opted for the Pizza and again it was lovely - the base was light and crispy - it was huge - probably too big even for an adult - but she made a fair dent in it and enjoyed it.
For desert I opted for the Bunet Piemontese - when it arrived it looked rather unattractive - but one mouthful and I was hooked - it was lovely - the right balance of hazlenuts and alcohol.
Hubby opted for Affogato as did Daughter 2 - both loved it - the portion was large - but they both had a good go at it and enjoyed it.
Daughter 1 tried some ice cream which she enjoyed - as its hard for her to find interesting things to eat - often the menu for her is Jacket Potato or Omlette - she is keen that we go back soon.
All in all we had a wonderful time - the staff and service were brilliant ( Particularly our waiter Nial - he managed to be very attentive without being overbearing).
We managed to try most things on the menu and were really impressed. The only disappointment being the pork dish which we all agreed was a fail.
Many thanks for chosing us - we used to go to Strada quite a lot, but having had a few disappointing meals have not been for quite a while. This experience has been so positive we will definately be back.