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The Strand Urban Italian

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2 E Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85004-2573 (1st Street)
+1 602-253-1600
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Houston, Texas
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76 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was the second time I came here, both times with my daughters. The place was not even half full but took our waitress a while just to stop by. By the time she came, we were ready to order our dinner. My daughter and I ordered Bolognese, my other daughter ordered linguini pomodoro with shrimp. When our order finally... More 

1 Thank iamnomad2017
London, United Kingdom
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183 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu was Italian but the atmosphere in the restaurant was lacking Italian charm. The food we had was well cooked and well presented and tasted fine but missed out on the Italian extras like olive oil and fresh Parmesan.

Thank Suzanne N
Atlanta, Georgia
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130 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There's nothing really wrong with this place but not anything outstanding either. The food was okay, the drinks were okay, the service was okay. That said, I would not choose to eat there again because I just wasn't unimpressed and there are so many other places to eat in town

1 Thank SJRAtlanta_Georgia
Hudson, Massachusetts
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631 reviews
421 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

LOVED that artichoke flatbread pizza! Great service, good outdoor people watching seating. Reasonably priced. Definitely would go back for pizza when in town. Good food! Nice wine list. Just a great place to crash for a nice glass of wine, pizza, people watching and a casual/relaxed evening.

Thank Rita V
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4 reviews
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

This little hip Italian restaurant was awesome! Quickly seated upon entering. Not very crowded, although it was a Thursday night. A little pricey, but more than worth it! Excellent wine, and delicious Italian entrees! Thankfully not over portioned- just perfect for someone wanting a late dinner but not feeling stuffed. Service was friendly and attentive as well! Definitely would come... More 

Thank Rob G
Halstead, Kansas
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487 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Our server was excellent and so was the food! We will definitely be back! And the angry shrimp was the best!

Thank beth ann k
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88 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

I found this little gem to go to before going to a Phoenix Suns game. I walked to there from my hotel and sat outside to take in the amazing weather. The Chicken Alfredo was incredible!! Service a little slow but I wasn't in a rush.

Thank fern23
Fort Worth, Texas
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53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is located in an ideal part of downtown, close to talking stick arena and chase field. There was hardly anyone at the restaurant, so we received pretty good service. The food was decent. Don't know if I would go back anytime soon since I would try other places in the area.

Thank alshelt
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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82 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Great little place very close to other downtown attractions. Friendly service and good food at very reasonable prices. Beat the lunch rush for outside seating if you can!

Thank K C
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Whine in Phoenix for a convention, I went on a food tour that included this restaurant. The bruschetta and the penne pasta with bolognese sauce were excellent. So over the next several days I went back twice!

Thank Kenneth U

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 E Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85004-2573
    (1st Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix
  • Phone Number: +1 602-253-1600
Fairly new place in the Cityscape complex

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?