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The Dining room at Alta Strada in Washington, DC - Alta Strada- DC, Washington, DC

Alta Strada- DC

4.7
4.7
900 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Alta Strada serves authentic, Italian food in the vibrant neighborhood of Mount Vernon Triangle in the heart of Washington, DC. Alta Strada was born from the simple wish to share great ingredients, honored flavors, and a warm welcome with neighbors and friends. Always expect housemade pasta, authentic Italian classics, and great reds (cocktails too)—all enjoyed in our dining rooms, patio spaces, or in the comfort of your own home. Alta Strada's full bar, shady patio and welcoming dining room are a short stroll from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Wine Bar, Contemporary Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (202) 629-4662
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Michael Schlow
  • Catering
    From celebratory dinners, to business meetings, or cocktail receptions, leave the event planning to Alta Strada. A dedicated staff will ensure your guests an event to remember. To learn more about catering please email info@altastrada-cityvista.com.
  • Private party facilities
    From celebratory dinners, to business meetings, or cocktail receptions, leave the event planning to us. A dedicated staff will ensure your guests an event to remember.
  • Private party contact
    The Events Team: (202) 629-4662
  • Neighborhood
    Mount Vernon Square
  • Cross street
    K Street, NW between 4th and 5th Street
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Just a few blocks from both the Green/Yellow (Mt. Vernon Sq./Convention Center & Gallery Place/Chinatown) and Red lines (Gallery Place/Chinatown) of the Metro.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 900 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

  • District of Columbia

    Italian

  • District of Columbia

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

900 Reviews
  1. KatieCav

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I went to Alta Strada for dinner before a show at the Capital One Arena. It was amazing. Their staff and team were so sweet and so much fun. They are clearly very passionate about customer service and their food! We loved our entire experience and already decided to make that our go to spot before shows!!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    It was a good experience overall, service and food were good. The noise level was higher than expected. I recommend it for a birthday dinner with friends or a date night.

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  3. JaneO

    Washington DC

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was extraordinary! The best garlic bread; delicious octopus and uniqu and delicious fried oysters. Then the entrees were just as special-boar pasta, penne with vodka sauce and shrimp scampi. The service was great ( thank you, Israel) -our server anticipated our needs-refills, doggie bags AND dessert.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Love love love. Very good food and good service. Would recommend!

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  5. BradyF

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had the Chicken Parm, Spaghetti and Meatballs and everything was amazing. Food and drinks were great and so was the service.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful Valentine’s Day dinner with my girlfriend and her daughter. All the food was delicious as always, and the staff were super accommodating to us in figuring out a kid-friendly dinner and dealing with her being under foot around the table. Speedy service but let us relax at the table despite a busy night. Thanks much!

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  7. Riri

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We stumbled across this amazing restaurant because we couldn’t make our prior reservation and I’m so glad we did. Everything was awesome from the food to the phenomenal customer service. We will definitely visit again!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. Will be back to eat when k travel back

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  9. chuckg

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    baked ziti. baked ziti. baked ziti. baked ziti. baked ziti

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  10. SJJaxon

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The baked zitti was perfect. It's rare when you don't have to add salt or pepper to dish. This is that. Seasoned and cooked to perfection. I'm very picky about resturant tomato based pasta dishes. It was DELICIOUS! I'll definitely be back to try more dishes as the prawns looked absolutely delightful.

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  11. Bill

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The cream vodka sauce pasta is fantastic, as is the tiramisu. Not much of a beer selection. Great service. Nice ambience. They add 5% for the "wage pool" and are clear that the extra 5% is not part of the tip. I hate that. If you can't afford to pay decent wages at current prices then raise the prices by 5%. And what are tips for if you are already increasing the price 5% with an additional charge? But that bit of unpleasantness does not come until the end. Other than that, it's a great dining experience.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I can't say enough about this place, the food was amazing, the service was impeccable and we will most certainly be back. I had the baked ziti and my husband had the wild boar. Israel was our server and he was so knowledgeable and professional! He made me the most awesome mocktail too!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Fayetteville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Absolutely love the team at this restaurant. The waiter we had, and the manager could not have been better. Great food…we will be back again

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. The DC Restaurant Week options were tasty and plentiful.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Yummy drinks, food and dessert. Portions were generous even during Restaurant Week.

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  16. Denae

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing. Ambience is great. The service was great. Everyone was very nice and accommodating. Our server Israel was so sweet and knowledgeable, we loved him.

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  17. Mr202

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was amazing and the baked ziti was amazing

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  18. JakeC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal. Food was very timely in coming out and the service was great. Only gripe was the price, but at the end of the day I can't complain too much about paying for good food.

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  19. VeraO

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent customer service! Great food, lovely location, will definitely be back.

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  20. alexanderf

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ate with my girlfriend for our anniversary, great service and great food. And gifted a tiramisu for spending our anniversary there!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great ambiance (date night), and great host/servers! Had mastery over the menu and knew exactly what to recommend and which items complimented others!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I keep coming back here! Been about four times, and I always have the best time. The food is amazing, i love the ambiance, and the drinks are great too. Huge fan and will continue returning!!

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  23. SeanZ

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing as well as the atmosphere. They have the best red sauce I've had in a long time.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely experience and everyone who approached our table was warm and welcoming

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was great for our double date with our friends.

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  26. AryG

    Baltimore

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The pasta was al dente, you have to try the bread, meatballs are also a must. Drinks were mediocre and for $18-20 a drink, that was a disappointment. Also the “still” bottle of aqua panna was overpriced. I will eat there again but it will likely be to go.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food. Excellent service! Highly recommended

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  28. lindab

    New York City

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite neighborhood restaurant. Food always excellent, service exceptional. We are warmly greeted by the managers and servers . Pasta dishes are always Al dente and the sauces are delicious.

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  29. Anitasol

    Miami

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service! We loved everything we ate and the servers were excellent!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Out of 3 dishes on a very small menu, and final bill was really high for what we got. That said, service was outstanding and food that they food have was really good.

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  31. ScottN

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great. Service was great. Beer was overpriced.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff were very accommodating and kind. Food was great and very fresh. Small restaurant with a very comfortable home like feelings.

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  33. BerkshireMom

    Greater Boston

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food & service - the gluten free options and the knowledge of the wait staff was terrific. It wasn’t the most romantic setting but the quality of the food and the attentive service more than made up for that!

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  34. lindab

    New York City

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our favorite neighborhood restaurant. The food and service is always amazing. The atmosphere is friendly and homey. The chef is creative and we enjoy trying new dishes as well as our usual favorites.

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  35. Jerry

    Palm Springs

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good classic Italian fare. Great location in DC - worth a visit.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous experience—absolutely delicious food and the staff was so kind. They even treated us to dessert & limoncello because we were celebrating a special occasion! Would highly recommend.

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  37. DCdiner

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent place for straightforward Italian fare. Chicken Milanese is one of the better versions I've had. Simple, classic, and thoroughly enjoyable.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It was so good and I appreciated the service and their time.

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  39. DenysW

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Your food is amazing!!! I ordered the Penne Vodka and got the garlic bread for the table~so delicious!! We will be coming back!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here so we took our waiters suggestions for food and drink and both were phenomenal.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Alta Strada- DC using the Order Online button. Alta Strada- DC also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 629-4662.

Alta Strada- DC is rated 4.7 stars by 900 OpenTable diners.

Alta Strada- DC does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Alta Strada- DC

465 K St. NW, Washington, DC 20001

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    K Street, NW between 4th and 5th Street
  • Neighborhood
    Mount Vernon Square
  • Hours of operation
    Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Wine Bar, Contemporary Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Just a few blocks from both the Green/Yellow (Mt. Vernon Sq./Convention Center & Gallery Place/Chinatown) and Red lines (Gallery Place/Chinatown) of the Metro.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Michael Schlow
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (202) 629-4662
  • Catering
    From celebratory dinners, to business meetings, or cocktail receptions, leave the event planning to Alta Strada. A dedicated staff will ensure your guests an event to remember. To learn more about catering please email info@altastrada-cityvista.com.
  • Private party facilities
    From celebratory dinners, to business meetings, or cocktail receptions, leave the event planning to us. A dedicated staff will ensure your guests an event to remember.
  • Private party contact
    The Events Team: (202) 629-4662
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