Alta Strada Mosaic

4.5
746 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
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
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 746 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Mary
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fast service, great food, lovely environment, everyone is spaced out and it felt safe.

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RicardoF
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great service from our hostess Erin. Nice selection of appetizers and entrees.
Plenty of free parking is a bonus.

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vipJudy
Washington DC
93 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service at Alta Strada is excellent. A big shoutout to Andy the manager and to Sue my frequent server. They both always remember my name, like the TV show Cheers! I can’t get enough of their pasta with mushrooms. I ask for penne and for the addition of perfectly cooked salmon which is well worth the $10 up charge. Also love the tiramisu. There’s a reason I’m a regular there!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lucas the waiter was great !

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Easytoplease
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Excellent brunch menu.

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Roman
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service, nice ambience, what else do you need? I will come back for sure!

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hm13
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience1

Our server was amazing and the food was great. Specifically, their cheese and charcuterie board rival those of restaurants twice as expensive. However, I just couldn't get past the ambiance and décor; I felt as though I were in an olive garden. Although the place felt cheap, we were happy with our meal and again, the server was phenomenal. This would be great for lunch or a casual dinner but maybe not for date night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place so much!!! The food is absolutely excellent!!

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Curl
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent brunch fare and amazing cappuccino!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was amazing!! The server was new so I can’t judge too much but the environment was comfortable. I would definitely go back

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TreBan101
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Evan, our waitress was was very cool and friendly. The slow cooked salmon was delicious. All my friends enjoyed their plates as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was great. They respect the space between tables.
Only one thing we didn’t like. .... caprese salad was not available in the menu. Which was very disappointing.
We will definitely come back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Brunch and Amazing Service!

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vipJasmika
Greensboro
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Had to wait 15min after our reservation time to be seated because hostess was busy dealing with online orders. Burrata was good but should come with some sort of bread. Cacio e pepe was pretty much just pasta with cracked pepper with relatively no cheese. Penne alla vodka was good. Did not get a refill on our waters until we were done with our food.

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Sara
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service. Had a great time there

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and ambiance!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and drinks were amazing! We had the sweetest waitress. One of our favs to eat at

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fresh fantastic food
Specialty cocktail list is phenomenal!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good experience! Waiter didn’t mention that tip was already added on because we were a group of six...was about to add additional tip! Would have been nice for him to mention. Short ribs tasted more like pot roast. Everything else was good.

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vipRonz
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, as usual.
Food, service, atmosphere.
Great to see this place open and serving in such depressing times.

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DrewF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

food and service were great. Definitely will be back in the near future.

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Curl
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
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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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was good food in a convenient location

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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
5 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
9 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.

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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
108 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
16 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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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 4.5 stars by 746 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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