With an old building and Italian chef, one local woman’s dream is coming alive with her new restaurant, La Strada 88
- Restaurant at a glance
What: La Strada 88.
Where: 18939 E. Highway 88, Clements.
When: Open daily at 11 a.m.
Specialties: Homemade Italian (pastas, steaks and chicken, seafood and veal, pizzas).
Open late: There are late night appetizers on Friday and Saturday nights and the bar is open until last call.
Information: 209-603-9451; also find La Strada 88 on Facebook.
Posted: Friday, July 5, 2013 8:44 am
A year ago, the brick building from the late 1800s sat empty and appeared lifeless. Weeds grew abundantly along the parking lot. The chains and doors were secured to ward off vandals. The soft, fading shadow sign painted on the red brick continued to dull from time.
But today, the chains are removed, the weeds are gone and, in the kitchen, thin discs of dough are being tossed high into the air while loud Italian is yelled back and forth between stations.
Friday, July 5, 2013 8:44 am.