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For our return drive from Emerald Isle, NC to Albuquerque, NM, the Film & Food fam decided to spend the first night in Asheville again. Even though we could have driven more miles and made better head-way into the grueling drive home, the fam loved the city of A-ville so much we felt it worth another visit.

When walking through the Shop and Dine district on our previous visit, we passed by Strada Italiano and were halted in our steps by the appetizing aromas wafting through the air.  But on that day, our teen wasn’t in the mood for Italian food so we ended up at LAB (read our review here).  This time, however, we all wanted to discover what had smelled so appealing and made our way to Strada.

Start your meal off right with one of the fresh breads, baked daily and also for purchase. (Discount if you are also dining) Please excuse Mr’s un-manicured nails in the pic below. Our excuse: we were traveling.

Home-made bread with red peppers and the obligatory oil, vinegar, and herb concoction


Pepperoni pizza for the TeenGirl

We have a local place here in ABQ which we love (shout out to DaVinci’s Gourmet Pizza!) and TeenGirl said this pizza was even better. That is high praise because DaVinci’s is pretty amazing.  She had two slices left which she took back to the hotel and enjoyed for her “midnight snack.”

Penne with bolognese of beef, pork, and veal. Also a side of sausage. Meat!


Bistecca with chianti reduction, potatoes, garlic spinach, and cannellini

The focus here is on local, seasonal food.  Strada Italiano, open since March of this year, already has garnered a large local and tourist following due to the consistent adherence to “going green.” While you are there, check out the bamboo flooring. And sit in Alyssa’s section. She’s an awesome person and a fab waitress! <waves at Alyssa>

Strada Italiano

27 Broadway, Asheville

(828) 348-8448


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