You think you know what to expect with an Italian restaurant (lots of dishes ending with the suffix –ini, marinara sauce, waiters) but today’s Groupon will pleasantly surprise you. With this deal, $15 gets you $30 worth of food and drink at La Strada, an innovative restaurant with a buzzed-about weekend brunch menu.
If you’ve never consumed Italian before dark, La Strada’s take on the meal where breakfast and lunch do battle (and both win) is a stellar place to start. Dishes on the brunch menu average $8–$15, and the offerings are extensive enough to please every palate. Those with a sweet tooth will appreciate the ultimate waffles, airy squares soaked in frothy Kahlua whipped cream and topped with fresh berries. To satisfy a savory craving, try the shrimp, crawfish, and scallop omelette drizzled with tomatillo sauce. The bottomless mimosas, served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., are a popular way to keep the weekend party going strong.
For dinner, you’ll find plenty of pasta, chicken, seafood, and beef entrees averaging $15–$32. Cap off the meal and indulge in one of the homemade desserts, such as tiramisu or mixed berries doused in a Kamora liquor sauce. The well-curated wine list, which Wine Spectator awarded the Award of Excellence every year from 1999 to 2003, changes often.
La Strada’s modern décor (brick walls, teal prairie-schoolhouse chairs) makes it a smart place to take a date. The outdoor patio is perfect for packing in large groups of friends, while the interior dining room maintains a quiet elegance.
La Strada earned 3.5 owl eyes on TripAdvisor:
Wine Spectator awarded La Strada its Award of Excellence. The magazine also hands restaurants its Award of Ho-Hum-cellence to recognize restaurants that are OK, but not great. Here are the restaurants that won the Ho-Hum-cellence award for 2009:
- Shrug’s Seafood and Whatever Else
- Once-Baked Potato Hut
- Margaritas, Sangria, and…Uh, Margaritas
- Amicable Dan’s Emotionless Pizza
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