April 2018 by CarolineinTroy
Taking a stroll downtown Birmingham we came across La Strada. Having heard the ear catching music as we passed by we figured why not. Although the restaurant's name suggests Sweets and Coffee they also serve dinner fare. The Pizza looked appetizing as did the pasta dishes. If you are in the mood for coffee...head to the back. Huge red Velour chairs are waiting for you! Violinist (solo artist) was superior. His repertoire consists of modern Italian pieces and Tango by Piazzola. This entertainment adds much to the environment. This evening they were short waitstaff so service was slower than molasses. Only one waiter! But we weren't in a hurry; so we just dallied over our French press coffees, delicious desserts while taking in the ambience. The mascarpone cheesecake is light; not too sweet. Based on my interaction with the staff they are genuinely Italian homemade desserts. French press carafe holds approximately 3 cups of java. I will definitely give this location another try for dinner......If and when the entertainment is engaged. Reservations are accepted. Outdoor seating available.
April 2018 by LindaMarieU
Absolutely fabulous Italian fare.....extremely tasty bruschetta, broth based minestrone, homemade pastas and traditional meat based entrees. Wide variety of very very delicious Italian desserts. Our waiter was extremely helpful and attentive as well as knowledgeable. Will return soon again and again.
March 2018 by Nancy B
Great spot in downtown Birmingham to hang out and relax after dinner. Delicious coffee and desserts. Friendly service. Many comfortable areas for small or large groups.
December 2017 by William Cooper
Elegance and a taste of authentic cuisine rarely replicated. There is no better place to grab a cappuccino. The food is delicious and prices are reasonable. Go here and treat yourself.
November 2017 by Kabir Sethi
The ambiance was great. It's maybe the only thing I payed for that I was satisfied with. We ordered three coffees, 2 cappuccinos and a latte. We received 3 cappuccinos, a latte isn't supposed to have any foam. Mine did.
We did not try the food, perhaps that may have been redeeming. However, the desserts were also surprisingly sweet and did not complement the coffee.
Perhaps it was an off day.
However, the server was friendly and looked after us well.