Strada is a loving example of where Chef Anthony Pontarelli’s background started. Strada means street in Italian. Chef Anthony, better known as “Chef Tony” came from humble beginnings, growing up in a family where love is expressed through food and “breaking bread” with those that you love and are close to. Sharing emotion through food and understanding that food is also a love language is something that Chef Tony has cultivated his entire life.
How many of you have grown up with your mother wanting to feed you when you have had a long day? Perhaps creating a special recipe for your comfort? The Italian culture takes pride in expressing love and care through food.
We introduce Chef Anthony Pontarelli, a man who does things his way, maks food with INTENT. Intent to reach you emotionally and with the passion most have never experienced or have forgotten.
Chef Tony has over 40 years experience in traditional Italian cuisine. He has created food his was, a way that will impress those fortunate enough to partake in his passion for cuisine.
Every dish you experience from Chef Tony is cooked to order and will emotionally bring you to Italy, walking along the cobblestone streets, taking in the fresh ocean air, filling your lungs and heart with passion for life.
Make no mistake, enjoying Chef Tony’s creations is an experience one shall never pass up. We encourage you to experience the life Chef Tony’s cuisine has to offer.
Strada is a Ristorante & Wine Bar, you will experience the fullness Italy has to offer nestled conveniently right here in the heart of Chicagoland. Come and join us for an experience you will not forget, regret and want to recreate over and over again. We welcome you.