Last week, we spoke to Alessandro Stratta about his culinary journey. The globe-trotting chef won a James Beard Award for Best Chef: Southwest for his time at the beloved Mary Elaine's at The Phoenician, among other accolades and accomplishments.
After a cancer diagnosis came a lifestyle change — which resulted in Stratta's latest, health-focused restaurant, Stratta Kitchen.
It opens today at 11 a.m.
Stratta partnered with Genuine Concepts (the people behind The Vig and Ladera Taverna y Cocina) last fall to get things moving on this fast-casual, light-fare eatery, which has a Mediterranean-leaning menu.
That menu will change frequently and includes several dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegetarian options. It’s divided into four sections: greens, grains, The Goods, and To Share or Not to Share. Options include vegetable and potato frittatas, whipped ricotta cheese and walnut romesco, and some baked artichoke, spinach, and goat cheese dip.
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Big salads, too, packed with options like golden beets, Tuscan kale, and Moroccan-spiced eggplant. Grains include the Cali Coast quinoa dish, and among the protein entrees are Alaskan sterling salmon, steak, and chicken and house-made herbed turkey sausage and grilled wild mushrooms.
Wine and craft beer, too.
Stratta offers lunch and dinner for dine-in, takeout. and delivery. Stratta Kitchen is open from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily at 8260 North Hayden Road, suite A102, in north Scottsdale — in the Mercado on Hayden shopping center.
See what Valley restaurants are offering takeout, delivery, and dine-in services. Find Stratta Kitchen and many more Phoenix-area eateries in our Phoenix Restaurant Directory.