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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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Halstead, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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212 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I came here with a food tour. We tasted bread with pesto, bruschetta, tortellini, bolognese & sangria. It was a nice atmosphere with good food.

Thank Mama_Clark_KC
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

A little Italian eatery that is definitely delightful. Great good and great service and very reasonable prices for the food they served.

Thank mtan2017
Phoenix, Arizona
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Their Angry Shrimp or Ala Vodka is amazing, Love this place! Friendly staff and very accommodating. Compared to other venues in the area good prices and better vibe.

Thank Sherri W
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79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

I went here with my family before attending a show downtown. I would suggest making a reservation as they were quite busy. We didn't have one but as long as we promised to vacate the table within an hour (because there was a reservation at that time) they were okay seating us. We agreed and were in and out in... More 

Thank Karen H
Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

We ate here twice for our evening meal. The restaurant is easy to find, just across from Talking Stick Arena. The atmosphere is very relaxed, you can sit at the bar or at a table inside or outside. The food is excellent and there is a good variety for an Italian restaurant. What makes this place great is the people... More 

Thank mickytill

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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?