Located opposite the Comedy Theatre just off Haymarket and Leicester Square, this Strada Italian restaurant on Panton Street draws in both theatregoers and actors alike. The restaurant is perfect for business lunches and has a full bar area. Strada Panton Street is a part of the well-known group of contemporary Italian restaurants located on the high street serving good quality, simple, freshly prepared dishes using the finest seasonal produce available. The menus offer hand stretched pizzas, fresh pastas and risotto, as well as grilled meat and fish dishes.
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39 Panton StreetLeicester SquareLondonSW1Y 4EA
- +44 20 7930 8535
Typical tourist fare. Well prepared & nicely presented, but nothing outstanding. Price was very reasonable for London.more
This is not a good Italian restaurant. We had to ask the server to check on our food, turns out she forgot about it (place was not busy) and by the time she brought it out the food was cold. The pasta sauce was from a can, there was barely any shrimp on my shrimp pasta, the pesto sauce also seemed to be from a can. I probably could've made a better seafood pasta. My friends Meatball Focaccia...more
The lunch menu has pizzas for £8.95 but they're half the size of their normal menu pizzas, one of which is cheaper (margarita). We were seated quickly and then forgotten. The plates we were given were dirty and two were taken away to be replaced (slowly). A friend's order of olives was completely forgotten. Lunch took almost two hours due to the poor service.
The pizza was okay but I...more
I've been to Strarda in Holborn before and been pleasantly surprised. The Leicester Square branch is a horrible shock. Don't go! Why?
Poor, chaotic service:
- half of our party's food arrived late for all three courses - completely randomly each time
- they forgot drinks each time we ordered
- we had to hunt-down waiters/waitresses to ask were people's missing food was
- main courses...more
I've been visiting Strada for years and it's always reliable homely Italian fayre. They do a fab selection of pizzas and pastas, which are 1000 times better than the likes of other Italian chains, such as Bella Pasta or CafeUno . It's not even that more expensive. The waiters are always friendly, and there are nice touches, like the free bottle of tap water that they put on your table. It's...more