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Alta Strada Mosaic, Fairfax, VA

Alta Strada Mosaic

4.2
4.2
953 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Contemporary Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (703) 280-0000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Zachary Ridenhour

  • Catering

    Alta Strada offers extensive private event options. Please email eventsdc@schlowrg.com for parties and experiences. For any groups under 16, please reach out directly to info@altastrada-mosaic.com.

  • Private party facilities

    Alta Strada offers extensive private event options. Please email eventsdc@schlowrg.com for parties and experiences. For any groups under 16, please reach out directly to info@altastrada-mosaic.com.

  • Neighborhood

    Fairfax

  • Cross street

    Strawberry Lane and District Ave

  • Parking details

    Ample free street and garage parking.

  • Public transit

    Dunn Loring-Merrifield Station is 1 mile away

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Summer Restaurant Week at Alta Strada Mosaic

    $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 - 4:00 PM - 8:45 PM,Fri - Sat - 4:00 PM - 9:45 PM
    Enjoy a DAILY happy hour from 4 - 6pm featuring $6 cocktails, beer, wine and favorite apps such as Mimi's meatballs, Caesar salad, $3 salumi & cheese and so much more!

Popular dishes

What 953 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. H

    Hany

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Don’t go to this place! Food I has no flavor at all!! We paid. &300 + for a party of 7 for food that has no flavor!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The food was overpriced and not very good. There are many other Italian restaurants with better food and lower prices.
  3. N

    Naveen

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Decent food. A little overpriced for the quality level. Ambience is nice, especially for a spot in the suburbs.
  4. MG

    MarevaG

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The food was good but not to crave for and overpriced for what you get. This was our first time and while, again, the food was good and the service as well, it is not worth the price! But good to try once.
  5. J

    Joeever22

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner.
  6. f

    foodie4life

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was amazing and that made all the difference. The burrata appetizer was quite good as well.
  7. TN

    TomN

    Washington DC

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another excellent meal at Alta Strada! Very good, fresh food and terrific service.
  8. GC

    GinaC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious! We started with the meatballs and moved on to the 5 Lilies and Branzino. Desert consisted of gelato and the peach panna cotta. Our waiter was attentive and knowledgeable about the dishes the chef prepared.
  9. RM

    RichM

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great service and atmosphere. Good menu and food quality. No complaints.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    It’s okay, nothing to write home about. Met my expectations for DMV Italian food.
  11. AB

    AprB

    Washington DC

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The fettuccini alfredo with chicken was delicious. We will be back.
  12. J

    jisforJoe

    Washington DC

    68 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great place to enjoy happy hour. The service is always very friendly.
  13. A

    Allen

    Richmond

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was good. The kitchen didn’t make sure thee was no dairy in the mussels. Server was excellent.
  14. X

    Xanadu6

    Washington DC

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We went on a Saturday night which is usually pretty busy in the Mosaic District, but they took reservations and had plenty of tables available. It was our first-time dining at Alta Strada. My husband and daughter stared off with the ALTA STRADA’S FAMOUS GARLIC BREAD Spicy Tomato Sauce and my son and I split a Mixed Greens Salad. We ordered the gluten free PENNE ALLA VODKA pasta with chicken, which had a spicy kick to it. The noodles were done perfectly! We also ordered GF FETTUCCINE Roasted Mushrooms, Truffle Crema, Parmigiano which was also delicious. My daughter ordered the MAINE MUSSELS “en BRODETTO” which she said were delightful and my husband had the TAGLIATELLE. We all ended up taking to go boxes because the portions were pretty big. We really enjoyed our meal and will definitely be back.
  15. J

    jisforJoe

    Washington DC

    68 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent food and top-notch service. Will definitely come back for more.
  16. LA

    LisaA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Atmosphere and service was great. I thought the food was average and overpriced. $14 for a glass of sangria was expensive for the size. Dessert was good but my ravioli was very salty
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Service was painfully slow even though the restaurant was less than 50% full. Was charged for a “free” Father’s Day beer. In no hurry to visit Alta Strada again.
  18. LP

    LaurenP

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Fathers Day
  19. J

    Julie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Service was a little slow, but we weren't in a hurry anyway
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience1
    Very good food atmosphere and service
  21. PB

    ParagB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Little Overpriced, but the food was really good. I think charging 8$ for chicken to pasta is too much
  22. S

    Scott

    Richmond

    119 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    119 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Reliably excellent. The menu selection is always great, service on spot and one of the best wine lists around. Nice casual atmosphere
  23. M

    Mitch

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Classic Italian pastas done very well. Exemplary service.
  24. FO

    FamilyOuting

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was perfectly prepared. Service was very good. Will definitely be back again.

    Alta Strada MosaicResponded on June 8, 2022Thank you so much for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again soon. - The Alta Strada Family

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Our server was overwhelmed by his job. He forgot to put in our order and blamed it on their system. The manager said there was nothing wrong with the system when he came by to see how our dinner was. We sat there for an hour to wait for our food. It was good not great. We were told they were going to take our meals off a bill and they did not. They also wanted to give us a dessert to take home. We waited 10 minutes and it never showed up and we left. We had been excited about eating there But unfortunately we left with a sour taste
  26. KJ

    KaylaJ

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The brunch was AMAZING. The sangria was perfect and I love how shaded the outdoor patio was- we weren’t too hot. I will definitely be back. Both of our dishes were very tasty.

    Alta Strada MosaicResponded on June 6, 2022Hi Kayla. Thank you so much for sharing your experience. We are glad you loved your brunch. We look forward to seeing you again soon. - The Alta Strada Family

  27. RH

    RonH

    Washington DC

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place in 50 characters or more. the food, the service, the staff. the staff are the real stars to be honest. we come back because of the amazing people this place has.

    Alta Strada MosaicResponded on June 8, 2022Hi Ron. We are honored and humbled by your kind words. We look forward to your next visit. - The Alta Strada Family

  28. C

    Cynthia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    We ordered pizza and a salad, both came out at the same time, within 5-10 minutes of ordering. The pizza was obviously not cooked fresh. It was either frozen or warmed up. It was barely warm. The tossed salad was also nothing to write home about. The poor quality of the food does not warrant the high prices ($20 for a 10" margarita pizza with some arugula thrown on top). Since we only tried the pizza, I can't attest to other dishes. What we saw ordered by the other diners looked much better.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff. My waiter was very helpful and attentive! Food was great too!
  30. MG

    MarieG

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious - shared a pizza and a salad for lunch. The service was excellent as well. We'll be back!

    Alta Strada MosaicResponded on June 6, 2022Hi Marie. Thank you so much for your kind words. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your lunch. We look forward to your next visit. - The Alta Strada Family

  31. NV

    NicoleV

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience2
    Pasta is definitely box pasta like you get at a grocery store. Service was great but felt bad because we won’t be going back for the food.
  32. RJ

    RJF1

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was very good and the service was exceptional, but I found the prices to be expensive for a family of five. You can get similar Italian food at other local restaurants for much less.
  33. A

    Anon

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    It was a birthday celebration, but it was so hot in the restaurant it was uncomfortable to be there longer than necessary. It kind of ruined the dinner
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience4
    I am giving 5 stars for the manager. What are the baked ziti. The tomato sauce was very spicy. I left about half of it. When the waitress asked me how it as and I said too spicy, she gave me a free dessert. The manager then came over to me and apologized. Later sh she refunded me the cost of the meal. She turned a bad situation around. I would definitely give them another opportunity. The presentation was good and the Caesar salad excellent. It’s great to see management that really cares
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    Very loud. They were out of every seafood menu item so there were maybe 5-7 things to choose from. The drinks were pricey and took well over 15-20 mins to get to the table. We ultimately ended up getting up and going next door to Matchbox
  36. CG

    CeliaG

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    Started well and the food was terrific, but on a busy Saturday night, our table was forgotten after the meal wad served. Won’t go back!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great! Everything was wonderful!
  39. JF

    JackieF

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You’re the best!
  40. W

    Will

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Servers were extremely nice and the food was fantastic! Very delicious brunch spot in a great part of town. The shrimp and grits were fantastic!

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

    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 4.2 stars by 953 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


Booked 35 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Alta Strada Mosaic

2911 District Avenue, Suite 150, Fairfax, VA 22031

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Strawberry Lane and District Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Fairfax

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Contemporary Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Ample free street and garage parking.

  • Public transit

    Dunn Loring-Merrifield Station is 1 mile away

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Zachary Ridenhour

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (703) 280-0000

  • Catering

    Alta Strada offers extensive private event options. Please email eventsdc@schlowrg.com for parties and experiences. For any groups under 16, please reach out directly to info@altastrada-mosaic.com.

  • Private party facilities

    Alta Strada offers extensive private event options. Please email eventsdc@schlowrg.com for parties and experiences. For any groups under 16, please reach out directly to info@altastrada-mosaic.com.

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