What is Urban Italian

Come experience Urban Italian with us at The Strand

"Urban Italian" is a unique blend of both traditional and contemporary offerings that will set a new standard for Italian cuisine.  Because of the diversity of our customers we go to great lengths to provide dishes that will satisfy everyone. Both of our Master Chef's, Andre and Adriano, are from Italy making the authentic Italian influence clearly present in our food.

We offer many traditional dishes including, but not limited to Creamy Alfredo packed with parmesan cheese, homemade Bolognese simmered in Chianti, and a hand-breaded Chicken Parmesan worth writing home about.  Aside from the classics we offer a nice blend of new and unique items including salads and gluten free options where the focus is fresh, light and healthy.  A few, but not all of our healthier options include a whole wheat Primavera, caramelized pear and fig salad, and our fresh vegetable Quinoa E Verdure.

We’re confident we can cater to the health conscious friend or spouse that accompanies you to dinner, as well as the guest seeking traditional hearty Italian fare.  As such, we offer an extensive menu with a diverse array of pastas, entrees, panini sandwiches, salads, pizzas and more. The Strand also offers an expanded beverage program that includes a great selection of Italian inspired boutique wines, local craft beers and a frozen margarita that is second to none. Our portions are generous and our prices are affordable.



While The Strand provides a quality dine-in option for its customers, we have also geared our operation for quick and efficient pick-up or delivery. Our dining area has a much different style than the typical Italian restaurant.  We’ve created a dramatic, visually striking interior that showcases the fusion of traditional and contemporary. The hip and modern space features a wall mural of the Galleria in Milan, taken by world famous Italian photographer Maurizio Marcato. The mural captures landmarks like the Cathedral and the Ray Ban Factory serving as a tribute to the Milanese influence on our Italian cuisine. Our dining room features comfortable leather booths, our signature spaghetti light fixtures, and discreetly placed HD televisions. The bar provides a warm and stylish area to relax and enjoy a beer, signature cocktail, or one of our many wine offerings.



Our delicious Italian fare, unique beverage options and contemporary ambiance give The Strand enormous versatility.  This versatility makes it a great option for lunch, dinner and late night dining. We are located in the heart of downtown Phoenix across the street from Talking Stick Arena, just blocks away from the Convention Center and Chase field.  We think you will agree The Strand is a very unique and sophisticated urban eatery.