Alta Strada Mosaic

4.4
724 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Whether nibbling on small plates at the bar or patio, sipping an espresso, or having a meal in the open dining room, Alta Strada will always be approachable and accessible to anyone and everyone. Michael Schlow brings Italian to DC with a true smile and the genuine desire to take care of you while you’re “in our house”, Alta Strada will focus on the foods of Tuscany, Emilia-Romagna, Piedmont, and the Amalfi coast, while attempting to fill the much needed gap in Italian restaurants in America. Simply put, Alta Strada will be the place where you’ll find a perfectly made bowl of pasta, crispy thin pizza, gorgeous and abundant antipasti, and fantastic wines, all at a reasonable price, in a setting that could be found on a stylish via in Milan or Rome.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 724 people are saying
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Curl
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alta Strada Is one of my favorite restaurants in my neighborhood. I go there for brunch every other weekend. The food is delicious and the staff are warm, friendly and knowledgeable.

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Madison
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were exceptional! It was our first time at this restaurant and we will definitely be back.

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AndreP
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Already did a Yelp review.
Food and service were great.
I like the atmosphere of the restaurant. Prob the best place in the mosaic district.

Go at least once and enjoy!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, good service. Music was a little loud at times but it was the Beatles so...forgiven.

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CarolynS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very comfortable patio with great distance between tables and respectful wait staff. QR code menu and payment option was a nice touch.

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EugeneL
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved. Food was good, Ambiance was AMAZING and welcoming vibes feels and good amount of people masks on, great service!!

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vipEmilyG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best Italian we’ve had in the area!

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JodeeG
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent food, great location, nice ambience, friendly service though could have been a little more attentive.

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diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Comfortable space, music a bit loud. Our server, Evan, was delightful. Food was good--fresh though not exciting. Kitchen accommodated special order though food took a very long time.

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MichelleM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service was great. Will definitely go back and am looking forward to it!
Try the Cacio y Pepe, simple but delicious!

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vipBarbara
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another enjoyable meal. My husband loves the chicken parm and I get the mushroom penne. Both done perfectly. Attentive staff and outdoor dining available.

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md123
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and staff

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Drew
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal enjoyed in the outdoor seating. Chef Patrick never disappoints.

KR
vipK8Rose
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had indicated that we were sharing two birthdays, but only one dessert was brought out with a candle. Not a big deal, but I mentioned it 3 times; when I made the reservation, when we sat down and when ordering the desserts. Only real glitch in the celebration. The food was very good.

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vipScott
Richmond
105 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food. Outside dining is well done and safe

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vipBillM
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice experience, food was very good and nice sized portions. Service was a bit slow as the server was also making drinks at the bar. (We were not sitting at the bar). They also did not serve bread with the meal , which they said they had not done since COVID, not sure how that ties together since they sold garlic bread. Would definitely go back again.

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AlexaR
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Alta Strada was so great! The octopus appetizer was incredible- so tasty. The caprese (buratta) was also very good. The pass the cranberry and spritz cocktails were great! The sangria was decent but in my opinion too small of a serving, tons of ice. Our entrees were rigatoni a la vodka and baked ziti, both very yummy. Tiramisu was yummy, I am not a cannolli person but my brother liked them. Our service was excellent, Evan was great!! Would definitely come back.

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SharonK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food, great location (especially the outdoor area!) and great wine! Would recommend

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vipPapa
Richmond
97 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipSallyT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was excellent — great food and good SD
Outdoor space was somewhat of an issue as folks wondering close without masks

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JCFoodie
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Awful service, very bland food, manager didn’t hardly do anything.

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CarolineT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten here a few times and it is always fabulous. Food, service, wine, and overall experience doesn't disappoint.

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LorraineC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was very good and service was excellent. Restaurant Week choices very excellent with large orations.

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vipLoyalLTPatron
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The pros: yummy cocktails, lovely patio, social distancing guidelines in force.

The cons: Mediocre food, MIA server who never inquired if our food was satisfactory, dirty restrooms. My Cacio e Pepe was nothing more than over cooked spaghetti doused in Parmesan and some pepper - the worst I have tasted.

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PamelaS
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Summer restaurant week

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vipBillM
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great dining experience. Superb service and a gourmet meal to top it off! I have not been for a while and I wonders why? We won’t wait so long next time.

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vipJanine
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went her for restaurant week, outdoor dining available and comfortable. Appreciated the warning when the reservation was made that outdoor tables are in the sun in the afternoon. Trsut them. Very sunny. Burratta app was the winner of the day. Ceasar salad was tasty and perfectly dressed. Service was good. Everything seemed clean and like they were following protocol. Heard one table ask to move the table to avoid the sun and they were promptly, but kindly, told no. Good job, Alta Strada!

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Drinksonu
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed. Covid days so limited menu. We went simple and the food was good, for the local area, a real nice option. Would eat there again no doubt. Rigatoni was spot on

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TaylorC
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Food was fantastic. Service was beyond awful. Took a VERY long time to receive drinks and really any service. Our server never delivered our food or even checked on us. Food was amazing. Drinks and service ... awful.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and the staff was attentive. Will be back.

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CarmineP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent outdoor dining experience! Great service and great food.

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IzzyA
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went there in the afternoon with a couple of classmates and the end of our semester! The food took a little longer than expected, but when the food came it looked very delectable! The pasta salad was so good, I think it was better than the sandwich I ordered! It was very quiet in the afternoon, and all of the people working there were very polite. They asked us repeatedly if everything was okay,but not in an overwhelming way. I believe all my classmates and I really enjoyed the food and service!

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vipMThreeZeroto167
Washington DC
90 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went in for two of my triplets 17th birthday the food (very good) and service (excellent). Furthermore they immediately recognized my kids birthday upon arrival and also wished them happy birthday.

From a Covid perspective they also had great table spacing and all staff wearing masks and gloves that I saw. I'd definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall1food5service5ambience1

There was no AC inside on a hot summer day.

Alta Strada Mosaic
Responded on August 1, 2020

Hello and thank you for your positive review in regards to food, service, and value! We were struggling with our AC the past two weeks and thankfully after closing down for repairs twice for lunch earlier week we have made the repairs! We are so happy to report it is once again cool inside :) We hope to see you again soon! -Bethany

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food on a small and limited menu. Service was fantastic!

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vipRichieS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the staff was incredibly friendly. The food was to die for and the gelato was orgasmic. The baked ziti was Magnificent and so was the salmon. Spaghetti sauce was spectacular. Overall, my experience was remarkable and I would definitely return. I cannot wait for my next experience at Alta Strada. I could bathe daily in the gelato.

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Bulldog
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

This used to be my favorite restaurant, but the menu has changed taking off two of my favorites, the tagliatelle pasta and the ricotta appetizer. We were told complimentary bread was no longer provide due to sanitary reasons but we could buy garlic bread if we wanted it. Service was the worst I’ve experienced in three years there. Had to ask for our water to be filled up and then the waiter forgot. Desserts were also substandard.

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EboneeJ
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, the service was outstanding. Everyone was so friendly. I will probably visit next weekend.

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Alexandra
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love! Great food and great service. Always a great experience.

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JanetS
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. Mushroom Pasta and the giant Chicken Parm (I ate off it for three meals!) . Under these surreal conditions, it was nice to get out and have a meal. The staff took all precautions and I felt safe dining there and felt I respected the server and staff's safety. The service was fantastic. Please safely support our local restaurants and the restaurant industry!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Alta Strada Mosaic using the Order Online button. Alta Strada Mosaic also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 280-0000.

Alta Strada Mosaic is rated 4.4 stars by 724 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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