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Alta Strada- DC, Washington, DC

Alta Strada- DC

4.5
4.5
687 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Alta Strada serves authentic, Italian food in the vibrant neighborhood of Mount Vernon Triangle in the heart of Washington, DC. James Beard Award-winning Chef Michael Schlow has made this restaurant his residence, where he rebooted the entire menu to appeal to the neighborhood and the city.

We have expanded our outdoor patio and covered all of the tables with tents and have installed heaters. Safety is our number one priority as we go above and beyond on the protocols laid out by the city, the CDC and WHO.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Experiences are available.
Private dining

Private dining

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Contemporary Italian

  • Hours of operation

    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

  • 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. To learn more about events please go to https://www.altastradarestaurant.com/private-events We cannot wait to cook for you!

  • Private party contact

    The Events Team: (844) 358-7398

  • Neighborhood

    Mt. 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

Experiences

  • Summer Restaurant Week at Alta Strada DC

    $40.00 per person

    Aug 15 - Aug 28, 2022
    Enjoy a soulful three-course Italian meal with flavors straight from Nonna's kitchen for $40 (plus tax), Aug. 15 - 28. Receive a $40 gift card when you dine 3 times for Restaurant Week at any Schlow Restaurant Group restaurant - Alta Strada DC, Alta Strada Mosaic or NAMA Sushi.

Offers

  • Daily Happy Hour is Back! (4-6pm)

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Thu - 5:00 PM - 8:45 PM,Fri - Sat - 5:00 PM - 9:45 PM
    Enjoy a DAILY happy hour from 4 - 6pm featuring $7 cocktails, beer and wine, plus specials on favorite apps such as Mimi's meatballs, arancini, crispy chicken wings and more!

Popular dishes

What 687 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseQuiet

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  • District of Columbia

    Romantic

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  1. SF

    SamanthaF

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    They made a mistake with order and refused to remedy it
  2. DK

    DanielK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great value for the price and super attentive staff. Recommend.
  3. B

    Basegod

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Branzino was very good! Also the agnolotti pasta was to die for! Great Italian restaurant, and reasonably priced for DC standards.
  4. M

    Michelle

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding!! Our waiter was very knowledgeable and provided a fantastic experience. They know what they’re doing and talking about, and you can tell making the customers happy is their main priority. I have to say, I enjoyed every single bite of my meal!!
  5. PG

    PeterG

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and Good food
  6. JC

    JohnC

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent with very good service. I thought it was on the expensive side for pasta.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Manager was welcoming and server was spot on attending to all our beds. The food delicious!!
  8. k

    kmasztak

    Pittsburgh

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Delicious food! Very limited gluten free menu
  9. JC

    JoeC

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Was in town for 2 nights. Didn’t want to do anything too fancy. The food was good but I felt it was overpriced. When you eat dinner in a booth I kind of expect booth prices.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner! Small neighborhood restaurant gem with all in-house made pasta. The staff was very attentive and specific in making recommendations. We even got a chance to speak to the chef who we gave our sincere compliments to. All the food was amazing including dessert. Will definitely return. Top notch restaurant.
  11. JM

    JMM1980

    Denver

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service. Food was delicious. Good portions. We will be coming back.
  12. CB

    ChristiB

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are from New York traveling to see our daughter in North Carolina. We decided to stay over in DC. I was looking up nearby restaurants and found this absolute gem! Food fantastic and service outstanding. Izzy our waiter was superb. The manager, Ben, was so hospitable. Can’t say enough about this place. Highly recommend.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Italian food and great service. Waiter made some great suggestions and we had an outstanding experience!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food was fantastic— pasta was perfectly al dente. Our server went above and beyond to meet our needs. Nice patio area for date night outdoor dining. Overall would recommend to a friend.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The seats were a bit hard.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was veryyyy good, no alfredo on the menu .

    Alta Strada- DCResponded on June 6, 2022Thank you! We are glad you loved our food. - The Alta Strada Family

  17. BW

    BobbyWorld

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been going to Alta Strada for a number of years and have ALWAYS enjoyed the place, people and the WONDERFUL FOOD. We go there for just dining out, special occasions and bring friends visiting DC. Gian Mario...Israel (Izzy) is awesome!
  18. DB

    DebbieB

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate outside. Service and food were great. Very relaxing.
  19. T

    Todster64

    Baltimore

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were great. Also, great hand made pasta selection.
  20. O

    Overpriced

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, the ambiance was nice, the service was great, but $30 for a plate of penne alla vodka with some chicken seems a bit overpriced.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall great experience
  22. J

    Jillian

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Could not believe how good the service was! It truly made the dinner next level.

    Alta Strada- DCResponded on May 20, 2022Thanks, Jillian! We are glad you enjoyed your meal and we will pass your compliments along. We look forward to your next visit. - The Alta Strada Family

  23. JE

    JoseE

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Mother’s Day
  24. d

    donnam

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. Service was prompt and so friendly!!

    Alta Strada- DCResponded on May 20, 2022Thanks so much for your kind words. We agree that our staff is the best! - The Alta Strada Family

  25. l

    luv2eat

    Washington DC

    85 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Wasn’t terrible, but just average which especially given the high prices, made for a less than great value. $17 for a Negroni? $17 for a less than full basket of calamari as an appetizer? Worse was the $32 for a small piece of branzino (with small being the operative word). And $28 for their hyped chicken parm is ok, I suppose, until you learn there is a $4 up charge for a side of pasta. In the end a very expensive meal at a restaurant that you don’t expect to pay those kind of prices.
  26. l

    ls55

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food, service, ambience -- all great! Highly recommend!
  27. RL

    RedLady55

    Boise

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alta Strada is our go-to place when you want a nice dinner with no hassle. The food is consistently of excellent quality and taste. The service was friendly, fun, and attentive. We had the chicken parmigiana (excellent, best I have had in ages), spaghetti AOP (pasta with simple red sauce, perfect balance of flavors), and the penne al la vodka with chicken (creamy tomato sauce, perfect balance of not too rich and very flavorful). I highly recommend Alta Strada on K Street NW.

    Alta Strada- DCResponded on April 23, 2022Thank you so much for your kind words! A visit from one of our regulars is always a treat. - The Alta Strada Family

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food was great and service was over the top!!!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    This place aims to be a nice Italian dining spot. The reality is that their aim falls far from the execution. From a manager scoffing at us when inquiring about their happy hour details, to it taking two people to open a bottle of wine, to being charged $6 per bottle for still water (when we specified that we’d prefer tap,) to openly being upsold at every single turn, the price you pay (literally with money, and figuratively with the atmosphere,) is far from worth the trip.
  30. JP

    JPTP

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I enjoyed the Shrimp Scampi appetizer as my main course. It was plenty to eat! My husband ordered the Margherita Pizza with Pepperoni and said it was the best pizza he's ever had

    Alta Strada- DCResponded on April 18, 2022Thank you! We are happy you enjoyed everything and we look forward to your next visit.

  31. g

    george

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Overall a disappointing experience. The server did a good job and the ambiance was ok. The food was disappointingly only average at best. They recommended their garlic bread with spicy dipping sauce which was ok except there was very little garlic and no spice in the sauce. I ordered the spaghetti and clams and was surprised to see and taste very little clams. Unlike other Italian restaurants the clams in this dish were not in their shells just in the sauce. I had to ask my wife to confirm there were some clam pieces in the sauce. On the other hand, the chicken Parma was very good and is recommended.

    Alta Strada- DCResponded on May 5, 2022Hi George. Thank you so much for your feedback and for recommending the Chicken Parm! We are sorry you were disappointed with the spaghetti and clams. We would like to make it up to you. Please email us if you are willing to give us another chance to impress you. - Sherry (SRG Manager)

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, generous portions and friendly staff

    Alta Strada- DCResponded on April 18, 2022Thank you! We hope to see you again soon!

  33. AW

    AWEK

    Las Vegas

    88 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience2
    The chicken parmesan was recommended as the go to dish. It was terrible, the chicken was both burned at the edges and very dry. The waitress or manager never came back to see how the food was and only returned when it was time for the check. I would NEVER recommend this place as I feel it was very overpriced for the quality of food and service.

    Alta Strada- DCResponded on April 18, 2022Hi Awek. Thank you for letting us know about your visit. We are sorry we failed to meet the high standard we set for ourselves at Alta Strada. Could you please email us and allow us the opportunity to make this up to you? - Sherry (Manager)

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Food was very mediocre, however the strawberry margarita pitcher was definitely strong & worth it. 10/10.
  35. GA

    GarrettA

    Miami

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The food was average in taste and was overpriced. Decent portion sizes, just the food was average. Nothing special that would make me want to come back. Service was good. The ambience where the table were located was nothing special but the bar area was nice.
  36. A

    Alexisrose

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the chicken parm and garlic bread. Great service and ambience.
  37. DS

    DanielS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was cordial and not over bearing. Comfortable setting.
  38. MO

    ManuelO

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and excellent service as always!
  39. v

    virginiavisitors

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great meal
  40. JC

    JayC

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We had chicken parm, spaghetti with clams and a pizza and everyone was happy. Meatballs and garlic bread where also really good.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Alta Strada- DC offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 629-4662.

Alta Strada- DC is rated 4.5 stars by 687 OpenTable diners.

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


Experiences are available.
Google Map for Alta Strada- DC

465 K St. NW, Washington, DC 20001

Additional information

  • Cross street

    K Street, NW between 4th and 5th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Mt. Vernon Square

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, 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

  • 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. To learn more about events please go to https://www.altastradarestaurant.com/private-events We cannot wait to cook for you!

  • Private party contact

    The Events Team: (844) 358-7398

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