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Alta Strada- DC

4.5
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517 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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 to protect everyone from the sun and rain. 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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Special menus

  • Weekend Brunch

    Starting Jul 12, 2020 · Sun 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM, Sat 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    Enjoy weekend brunch in Alta Strada's extended patio space. We've got a summertime menu filled with shareable appetizers & entrees that pair perfectly with your favorite brunch cocktail.
  • 3-Course Restaurant Week Menu

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     $35.00 per person
    Aug 17 - Aug 30, 2020 · Sun - Thu 5:00 PM - 8:45 PM, Fri - Sat 5:00 PM - 9:45 PM
    Enjoy a special 3-course menu during Summer Restaurant Week in DC! Menu includes your choice of an appetizer, entree or pizza, and dessert for $35 per person. Summer Restaurant Week is 8/17-8/30. View the menu on our website: altastradarestaurant.com/washington-dc.

Offers

Bottomless Beverages ($29)

Starting Jul 12, 2020 · Sun 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM, Sat 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Enjoy an unlimited selection of brunch beverages for $29 (1.5-hour limit). Choose from: Mimosa, White Peach Bellini, Strawberry Bellini & Bloody Mary.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 517 people are saying
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AlexG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Delicious Italian style pizza. The shrimp bruschetta makes a great appetizer.

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JasonR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great experience - they had all of the Covid best practices in place. Would recommend going to anyone.

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vipKaitlynnS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Brunch was delicious!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall very solid

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vipFoodie64
Baltimore
46 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very nice to be back, we ate outside and felt very safe, staff was great!! Very enjoyable night!

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BigAd4444
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience2

I would have wished they wiped down the outside seating with disenfective after the previous party got up. Masks are just enough in today’s environment.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pizza in DC! Just like in Italy.

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vipLuciaH
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first sit-down meal in months! We were seated outdoors at the edge of the tented area, but as the evening wore on and the danger of rain was gone, staff pulled back the tent curtains, giving us a gentle breeze. My entree of spaghetti with clams was cooked just right (al dente), and my husband had his favorite dish, baked ziti with sausage. Always a treat eating there. We've sustained ourselves with weekly pick-up from them, but a sit-down meal is better, for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. And they remembered my birthday!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Everything was delicious and the outdoor seating was lovely.

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MKopeck
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went tonight with Alta Strada only offering outdoor dining and had a great experience. The service was friendly and helpful without being intrusive and all staff were wearing masks and careful about cleaning. They also let us order from both their menu and their pop up sushi restaurant next door. Everything was tasty and well-served, I'm glad they're in the neighborhood!

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SeanD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is consistently excellent. The service is great. The staff are constantly sanitizing, and from what I’ve observed are going above/ beyond the district’s guidelines. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing, the owner was extremely professional and took pride in his restaurant and staff. They had a very minor hiccup with staff communication and his professionalism and how he handled the situation made me not even think twice that it occurred. The food is amazing and affordable, I will 100% be coming back here!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience on the patio. Excellent service!

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MorganneB
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor seating was nice!

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vipDelta2
London
8 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Tables outside well spaced...excellent attentive service...chef in the kitchen👏👏

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food with attentive and helpful service. Very comfortable atmosphere but not fancy. Though not a huge menu, it is plenty varied to satisfy everyone with a good wine list. Prices are about as expected for DC. Definitely would go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, excellent service, and the food was even better. Definitely recommend.

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vipDeirdreW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very delicious and great value! Wonderful wine and wide array of options!

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vipNoopz
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch food, drinks, and service was great! The one part about the bill that we did not understand was that they add a 3% charge on the bill for some reason that is NOT the gratuity but do not explain reasoning behind it.

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Claire01
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great neighborhood spot with amazing service and tasty food. This is a real go-to place.

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vipHungry
Detroit
20 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Accommodated our large party .

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Brunch and fun and friendly staff

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vipapollo
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Awesome bottomless brunch! Everything was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Great food at a very competitive price for DC brunch.
Unfortunately, the service was sub-par, with long waits between ordering dishes. Often the table had finished the dishes ordered and were left waiting for the server to return for new orders.

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vipLorettaM
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a large group bottomless food & drink brunch. The meal was an excellent value, the food was delicious, and the drinks were strong and had a great variety of options. The ambiance of the restaurant was great, and would recommend for big or small brunch parties. Definitely will return!

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JamesL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Got to come to Alta Strada on a Valentines special menu. While this place is usually known for their home style Italian, when they decide to pull out the stops on a classy date night menu with beef tartare and Ny Steak they really shined! Every part of the meal was delicious from complementary champagne to tiramisu. The only thing we would have wished for was a little more attentive service but who doesn't like a little more time with their special someone.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went in this past month for the Valentine’s Day special. Food was great, server was very attentive. The lobster ravioli was delicious, as well as the steak. Would highly reccomend.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

I came here with my boyfriend for our anniversary and the beginning of dinner was sub-par. I put a note in my reservation that I wanted a nice table and got sat in a dark and tight space. I asked to change tables but the manager said they were unavailable. This was fine, but when the food got to our table I was underwhelmed. Definitely not worth $19. It was good, but not great. Service was good though. Probably won’t be coming back.

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ctlovestovisitandeatinny
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience5

Overall a very good experience but with a few quibbles: our server was a bit intrusive, repeatedly came over to "check" on us when we were in the middle of the meal, he wasn't really offering anything and it got overly repetitive. My entree was not as described: I ordered shrimp piccata which on the menu made no mention of chili oil. I had asked the server several questions about dishes letting him know I could not do anything spicy but the shrimp was spicy, The waiter should have known that. A manager did come over when I said I could not eat the dish and graciously and quickly replaced it, also sending over a free dessert. That was handled perfectly but it should not have happened. The menu should be clear and the waiter should have known.

LH
vipLuciaH
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The PEI mussels in wine sauce were outstanding as usual, as was the shrimp piccata entree, a first for me. My husband went for the sausage rigatoni, the usual for him that he claims is delicious. The staff was very helpful in turning down the really loud music (probably turned up for the Friday evening happy hour crowd at the bar).

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vipEarl
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service was excellent.

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TamaraE
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Tried it for the first time as a result of restaurant week. Had the brunch but had to pay extra for the full brunch. However the food was excellent especially the Brussels sprouts and French toast sticks! Yum!

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JoeF
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service by our waiter, who brought out a free piece of cake when he heard it was my birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed dinner, we were visiting from out of town, discovered Alta Strada searching for DC Italian restaurants, and loved the place - great casual vibe and delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went during restaurant week and luckily the restaurant was not crowded. Although my guest had already been seated when I arrived, they could not locate my OpenTable reservation, finally offered to find a table only to realize they had already seated my guest. This was no big deal, but it should not have happened. The service was friendly and good but the sever could have contributed more to our experience. The manager did ask around to see if people were enjoying their meals which was unexpected and nice. The food was quite good and the portions were appropriate. We would go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome. One thing - my cacio e Pepe was a little spicy. Would’ve liked if some one let me know.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. The wait staff was extremely friendly and attentive. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipOmnivore
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was very good except for Brussels sprouts which were way too salty. Wine was just ok - Chianti overpriced for the quality. Service was good - not intrusive. Have been here several times, and still like it very much

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JoeA
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our first visit during restaurant week. We enjoyed a great meal. Service was excellent. We’ll be back!

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 517 OpenTable diners.

Alta Strada- DC does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/altastradadc/giftcards.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.

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