After an unexpected closing of Fiore's Ristorante Toscana last month, Anthony Cerrato opens his new Italian restaurant called Strada Italiano. Strada is part of the Booker Cerrato Group (Eric Booker and Anthony Cerrato) which also owns Sazerac.
|A peak in the window of Strada|
Strada means street or boulevard in Italian. Broadway is a main boulevard within Asheville and is an up and coming food destination within the city. I feel like Broadway, as a high trafficked street, is the right location. We want to keep the food fresh and the restaurant fun and affordable. My family is from all over Italy and the cuisine is Italian regional using family recipes as well as researched recipes in order to use the fresh products from Western North Carolina. Strada is a truly authentic Italian restaurant combining the best of Italy and Western North Carolina. Now I can do everything that I wanted to do that I wasn’t able to do previously.Strada takes the history of old family recipes and concepts and adds fresh ingredients with Anthony's personal touch. Some old favorites can be found on the menu alongside of some new menu offerings as well. Strada Chefs, Cameron Langston and Chris Bangert, worked with Cerrato on new menu items. This includes stepping into a lunch menu that is authentic Italian using traditional ingredients such as chick pea flour, which is gluten free, to make the lunch wraps.
|Bread is baked in-house and available for purchase to take home as well|
|Pesce Fritto is an appetizer of battered White Fish and Scagliozzi (fried polenta sticks) with Marinara ($7.)|
|The Gabriel is a delicious salad with caramelized Pancetta, Fennel, Arugula Citrus Vinaigrette ($12)|
Asheville, North Carolina 28801