September 2020 by Anastacia C.
This establishment's entire team including- waiters, hosts, and owner (Antonio/Tony)- are racist, disrespectful, and discriminatory. On 9/6/2020, I- a black female resident of Millburn and regular customer of La Strada for over 20 years- experienced blatant racism and disrespect as a paying customer. As I attempted to enter the restaurant through the back for the outdoor patio, I was rudely approached by a waitress and told "YOU CANNOT COME BACK HERE!" I then asked the waitress why that was and she stated that we had to go around through the front. I gave her abrasive and rude words the benefit of the doubt, thinking that this was due to new COVID19 protocols. I entered through the front- as directed by the waitress- and ordered and paid for my food. After paying, I asked the worker if it would be possible to sit in the back patio. He appeared to be shocked that we were sent from the back patio to come to the front and he began to explain that we could sit there. After experiencing the rude behavior from the waitress, I asked if we could be led to the back to be seated. The owner (Antonio/Tony) then stated that he spoke to the waitress and she would help get us seated. We then entered the back and the waitress told us that we could choose any open table to sit at. We then chose a table in the main seating area. Once we settled in our seats, we were rudely approached by a waiter and asked "Can you move from this table?" We then explained to the waiter that we were not willing to move from this seating as we were already settled in and told by members of the staff that we could choose any table. The waiter then rudely scoffed and said "we have reservations" so we then asked the waiter "if there were reservations for this section, why did the waitress tell us to choose any table?" He then laughed and walked away. While we were eating our food, we noticed countless white people walking through the back entrance, the same one we were scolded at by the waitress for entering, to be seated. Not one person that entered through that entrance (~15+ people) was rudely chastised as we were. I wonder why that is? The only difference between my party and the others was that we were Black and they were white. While we were eating our food, not one staff member approached us to check in, offer us water/utensils, or even asked if we needed anything. However, we watched from the side as the tables to our left and right received exceptional service. Once the wait staff noticed that my party was dwindling down with our meal, a waiter came up to us and asked, "Is there anything else? Are you guys done?" to which we responded "Oh, we're just finishing up." To this he said, "Yeah, because we need this table for other people" and walked away. Members of my party and I were confused by this as the parties to the left and right of us had been sitting at their tables for way longer than we had and they didn't at all bother to tell them they needed their tables. Again, the only difference between my party and those ones was that we were Black and they were white. After this encounter, we asked a bus boy if we could speak to the manager, to which he quickly replied "He's busy." We then waited until we saw a different worker and asked him to speak with the manager, he responded "Yea, sure" and went to get him. A couple minutes later, he came back and told us that the manager was busy, but we could go to the front to speak with him if we wished to do so. At this point, I responded that I wouldn't mind waiting until he had a few free minutes because I had never been to a restaurant or even just an establishment where a manager refused to come see about a patron asking to speak with them. Then, the worker explained that he wouldn't have any free minutes and we would have to go to front in order to talk to him. So we proceeded to the front of the restaurant to find the manager. He wasn&a
August 2020 by Sonal C.
One of the best vodka sauces I've had outside of Italy in a quaint little Jersey Italian restaurant!! The pasta melted on our tongues, too. We also had this amazing red pepper carrot vinegar Evoo dressing on our salad that was so unique and delicious, never had anything like it! Fresh ingredients & lovely service for a nice meal outdoor on their patio.
August 2020 by Susan Blanco
We came during Covid. Full menus. The food was delicious, we ordered salads, veal and salmon. The outdoor courtyard is shady and comfortable. The setting was attractive with nice lighting when the sun started to set. I plan on returning.
August 2020 by Judy R.
We ate on the outside patio and had a lovely time The food was piping hot and the service was wonderful Our waiter 's name is Rudy and you can't find better than him He was courteous and professional which made our evening very enjoyable We will be back
August 2020 by earl st. clair
The pizza is "mama mia" excellent. The patio dining is superb and you can bring your own wine or beer. Definitely will be back
August 2020 by Thomas Baker
I went here for dinner once with a friend about a year and a half ago. I ordered chicken parm and my friend ordered chicken marsala. I am writing this review now because the food still haunts me to this day. That's how bad it was. Insulting.Acidic jarred tomato sauce and chicken so thin and rubbery. Gross. I tried to give my dog the pasta with the sauce they served me and he didn't eat it. So yea, terrible insulting food. Do not recommend.
August 2020 by Robert H.
Great veal with porcini mushrooms, arugula salad, pan roasted potatoes with cherry peppers. Friendly servers, nice back courtyard spot. Keep up the good work!
August 2020 by Paige D.
Recommend the campania pizza and the chicken cardenal. sooooo good. no complaints from service or food
August 2020 by Sandy T.
OMG!!! I cannot say anything but fabulous things about this place!!! This was my first time eating food from La Strada. And it won't be my last. I was visiting a friend on Mechanic St in Millburn, and we decided to order some lunch. We called La Strada. They were so nice. Answered all my questions regarding the cavatelli and broccoli with chicken. The food came right on time. Everything cooked to perfection, including my extra garlic. I never had, in all my years of eating in Italian restaurants, cavatelli with broccoli and chicken this delicious. I am afraid to say, even better than my own. THANK YOU, La Strada!!! Enjoyed every morsel. Oh, and my friend's eggplant parm was perfect, too. And no skin on the eggplant! Just how I like it. You guys are the best!!!!
July 2020 by Jim C.
Just moved to this area and so happy to have this restaurant in the neighborhood. Food is made with high-quality ingredients for the price point. Pizza is outstanding (especially their thin crust!) Delivery was fast and the delivery driver is very courteous about contactless delivery and wearing masks. I will be having many dinners with our new friends at La Strada!
July 2020 by Aiden D'Souza
Pretty good pizza. The people who work there are quite nice. Overall a great place to go.
July 2020 by Duchetlyne G.
My husband and I absolutely love La Strada. This is our favorite restaurant and go-to spot for delivery any day of the week. We order a ton of food and none of it goes to waste. We usually save some for lunch the next day and it's just as delicious. Our usual is an order of chicken parm with angel hair, an order of penne vodka, the mussels app and some fries and/or buffalo wings (if we're reallllllyyyy hungry). All of the entrees come with salad, a yummy house balsamic dressing and a good assortment of bread. The food is always flavorful, hot and fresh. The delivery guys are super prompt and very nice! I highly recommend La Strada and can't wait to order some more soon (as in tonight for dinner!).
July 2020 by Lauren L.
This place never disappoints with their healthy and tasty arugula slices! Service is always friendly and efficient with reasonable pricing. There is also free refills with fountain drinks.
June 2020 by Elizabeth M.
Not sure why I haven't left a review until now?! This place is always delicious and consistent! We order regularly for dinners and have also used them to cater a couple of events. Their food is outstanding and the catering is reasonably priced. Some of our favorite dishes are the chicken/ flounder francaise, salmon fiorenza, bruschetta, and the baby loves their Shirley temple vodka sauce with raviolis. Always a hit!
May 2020 by Maddy W.
Always a great experience when La Strada delivers. I haven't had one meal I didn't like. Perfection. Delivery is always early. Food is always warm. Service is always great. Best on Millburn Ave.
May 2020 by Jasmine S.
A great place with both convenient and quick seating and a restaurant in the back. The prices are reasonable and they have a great selection of pizza available. I went with a friend and would definitely recommend the classic margarita pizza. The crust is very thin and crisp, and the pizza tasted great. My friend got the pizza with pasta on the top and loved it. Though a bit more expensive, it was definitely extremely filling, and she only had one slice. Overall, a great pizza place in the area, and I would definitely recommend it!
May 2020 by Dolores DiLeo
Crisis living has me ordering out and La Strada has been my go to source for delicious meals. Generous portions, for me, two or three meals depending on the entree. Today's choice, chicken cardinale was outstanding! Highly recommended!
April 2020 by Jf Changeux
Always good pizza and nicest guys
February 2020 by Edward Ho
Service is good here, they are attentive and polite. One of the waitresses was chewing gum the whole time, if I were a manager there I'd have her spit it out.
February 2020 by Matt B.
Perfect traditional red sauce joint. Baked ziti, chicken parm & pizza are exactly what I wanted them to be.
February 2020 by Bella M.
I've been coming here since I was a kid- decades. I remember my elementary school got pizza from La Strada for pizza day, and here I am as an adult, bringing my kids here. My regular used to be the Linguine Bolognese. I like most of the dishes here, it's a solid American-Italian restaurant. Generous portions.
February 2020 by Noelle Winer
Amazing food, good ambiance and great for families.
January 2020 by pogachels
We really enjoy the pizza here, but they don't like you to eat it in the back dining area of the restaurant and the pizzeria area up front is really not too nice. I wish the decor up front was more pleasant to dine in.
December 2019 by John S.
We stopped in here after a soccer tournament in Bayonne and the pizza and wings were pretty good. This place isn't that big but it was nice. The drinks were bottomless. The staff wasn't very social but they did their jobs.
December 2019 by Jonathan James
Consistently good. Friendly service. Casual setting.
December 2019 by Marta Ramos
Great food and great service.
December 2019 by Tahmid Chowdhury
A great pizza store with verity of pizza . Pizzas are always fresh . Crew members are very friendly. Fast service. They do delivery also . Inside they have a big seating area even they have seating area on outside. No parking lot but you could easily get paid street parking or there is parking lot nearby. Overall good experience.
December 2019 by MsChristine H
Don't believe the hype. I did my research before going here. I was was looking forward to it. Got great reviews. But this is an average place. Calimari was like rubber bands. Shrimp was tough. Not fresh. It was cooked, frozen then recooked with my dish. Even got them to bring me new shrimp and it was the same. The only saving grace was their tomato sauce. It was awesome. I don't know how this place got an average of over 4 stars, but it is not more than a 3. Maybe if you stick with stuff that has the great sauce you're good. Not going back. It's definitely not worth the cost. Although I think I would try the pizza because of that sauce.
December 2019 by John L.
Ordered delivery from here (cheese tortellinis in pink sauce and mozzarella sticks) and it arrived 15 minutes early, the delivery guy was nice and the food was really really good. I used to live in Millburn and I think you have actually improved over the years. Thank you La Strada!
December 2019 by Ana Filipa Silva
This is one of my favorite Italian places. They have real Italian fresh food that is delicious. The lasagna is my favorite but they have great pizza as well.