Strada - Camden
40-42 Parkway, Camden, North-London, NW1 7AH
Strada's stylish interiors and contemporary, regional Italian cuisine have made it a diner's favourite all over the UK. The sprawling metropolis of London is home to a number of these superb eateries, so whether you find yourself in the cultural quarter of South Bank or on the chic streets of Kensington, you're never too far from enjoying the fine, fresh Italian flavours of Strada. Whichever Strada you choose, you can explore a menu of pasta, pizza, meat, fish and vegetarian dishes, all created using the finest and freshest ingredients. Popular dishes include starters such as gamberoni (king prawns) with garlic, white wine, chilli and lemon butter, and mains like the creamy risotto frutti di mare, packed with squid, mussels, prawns and clams. Saltimbocca maiale, which comprises fillet of pork with sage and Parma ham, is another deliciously authentic dish. Pasta enthusiasts will love rigatoni speck, and those with a penchant for hand-stretched, crispy-based pizza can choose from a range of fantastic toppings. If you're looking for a lighter option, Strada has introduced a new range of dishes with fewer than 600 calories - meat lovers should try the tagliata di manzo. To finish, choose a treat such as the traditional pannacotta. A special menu has been designed of the kids. They can feel like a grown-up with their own starter - antipasto or breadsticks - before tucking into a pizzetta, risotto, chicken dish or a choice of pastas. All this, plus a classic Italian dessert and drink, is available for less than £7. Add to all this a wine list that stays faithful to Strada's authenticity, and service that is friendly and efficient, and you have the complete Italian dining package.