The Strand Urban Italian is a restaurant nestled in Phoenix’s CityScape plaza. The Strand offers a fast-casual experience where diners order at the counter, find a seat and are served their meal within 10 minutes. Well..not really. We had a large crowd of us from Phoenix One that took over the restaurant, so our order took a bit longer than that. But they do donate $2 from each pizza ordered to Phoenix One. I order the sausage and mushroom pizza and had a great time with good friends. We walked here from our church event and enjoyed the beautiful lights of downtown Phoenix.