Simple laziness has spurred many culinary inventions, including the sandwich, the blender, and the pizza, which was invented as a way to wheel heavy ingredients from place to place. Savor other modes of Italian transportation with today's Groupon to La Strada in Long Beach. Choose between the following options:
For $30, you get Italian fare for two people (up to a $70.75 value), which includes:
- One appetizer (up to a $9.95 value)
- Two entrees (up to a $21.95 value each)
- Two glasses of wine (up to an $8.95 value each)
For $55, you get Italian fare for four people (up to a $141.50 value), which includes:
- Two appetizers (up to a $9.95 value each)
- Four entrees (up to a $21.95 value each)
- Four glasses of wine (up to an $8.95 value each)
La Strada entices eaters with a menu of house-made Italian cuisine composed of fresh ingredients and accompanied by house-baked bread. Synchronize chewing tempos on shrimp scampi engulfed in a creamy lobster sauce or smoked mozzarella surrounded by a moat of tomato-cream sauce. Grilled halibut filets strut to forks on cobbled paths of lobster ravioli and sautéed salmon court palates with a suit of fresh tomato, basil, garlic, capers, and black olives tied with a farfalle pasta bow. Rolled chicken breasts stretch to their breaking point after being stuffed with spinach, mushrooms, and feta cheese on a delicate cushion of angel hair pasta and a mildly spicy cream sauce. Chefs place the final touch on the La Strada eggplant parmesan by curling strands of spaghetti to spell their name in cursive atop oven-baked mozzarella. Diners can sip on a variety of wines to compliment their meal, uniting a Terramia chianti with rich tomato sauces, a Harlow Ridge pinot grigio with a light fish, or Red Diamond cabernet with their hand for a straight flush.
When she took over the neighborhood café La Strada nearly 20 years ago, proprietor Lisa Ramelow threw herself into perfecting the Italian eatery's cozy family vibe. In the flag-draped dining room, old family photos bedeck the walls, and french doors open into the street so patrons can fling meatballs into the mouths of grateful passersby. Rich sauces of tomato, white wine, and lobster cream drape over pastas, chicken, fresh seafood, and wholesome vegetables atop red-and-white-checkered tablecloths. Guests can also pair cheesy slices of pizza and fresh forkfuls of antipasti with sips from a long list of carefully curated wines.
4716 E 2nd St.
Long Beach, California 90803