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Whats the Italian for mixed bag
Member Name: stellios
Date: 14/11/09, updated on 14/11/09 (41 review reads)
Disadvantages: Everything else on the menu
I exclusively visit the Strada Manchester so my review is based purely on that outlet.
In terms of the building it is has been opened alongside several chain restaurants in the new Spining Fields area of town, conveniently next door to where i work which allows me to take advantage of the restaurant at lunch and in the evening
The interior is contemporary, relaxing but lacks any real character and i have never visited when it has been more than 50% full so you can feel isolated and cold when dinning.
Service as whole is friendly but at times lacks urgency especially considering they never seem to have much trade.
The lunch time menu is great a main and a beer for £7.95 although choice can be a limited you can guarantee to be seated watered and fed with 45mins.
In the evening you have a much more comprehensive menu to choose from. Most of the time i will plump for the fiorentina pizza which is by far and away the best pizza i have had from any franchise restaurant in terms of taste and portion size(it must be 12 inches) as for the rest of the mains its sadly a different story having tried dinning partners main course they tend to be bland, over salty and just don't come up to standard for the price tag.
Moving on to pricing i am fortunate to a have a dinning card to get me 50% off main courses but without you are looking at 2 mains and 2 drinks between £18-£25 add more for a bottle of wine.
Overall stick with the pizza and this place can mix with any of the franchises
Summary: Use it as a pizzaria