Alta Strada- Wellesley

4.6
2007 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Whether nibbling on small plates at the antipasti-wine bar, sipping an espresso, or having a meal in the open dining room, Alta Strada will always be approachable and accessible to anyone and everyone. 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.

Support Alta Strada- Wellesley during COVID-19

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
What 2007 people are saying
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vipSB001
New England
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! As always.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Alta Strada is always wonderful. We love all the staff and the food!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, quality of food and service!

MP
vipMarianP
New England
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was delicious, service a little spotty, and it would have been better if the seating along the banquette was spaced further apart. Glad see that this restaurant is doing well.

LD
LDandSD
New England
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great meal (as always)!

BF
BruceF
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and unlike other restaurants we’ve been to, the portions were just right, not too much, not too little. Very attentive staff and a pleasant atmosphere with nice patrons at nearby tables.

CD
vipCharlotteD
New England
24 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The food was so so. The pasta and meatballs were the best part. It was way to night and vacuous. Probably won’t go back. Everyone was very friendly though.

DD
vipDiningDuringCovid
New England
119 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at Alta Strada is such a terrific experience. The service and the food are incredible. If are lucky enough to have Hannah make your cocktails, the experience is even better. The atmosphere is also wonderful and COVID protocols are observed.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great waiter and great food!!!

SG
SamG
New England
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service at Alta Strada in Wellesley is FASNTSIC. I would rate them higher than Any restaurant outside of Boston! No where in Metro-West is in their ball park.

DD
vipDiningDuringCovid
New England
119 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alta Strada has phenomenal service under Guy and Hannah’s leadership!! The food is spectacular and the atmosphere is always warm and wonderful!!

DD
vipDiningDuringCovid
New England
119 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alta Strada is an outstanding restaurant in Wellesley. The food and service are outstanding. Their signature cocktail - the Alta Strada is back and it is terrific!

ST
vipStevenT
New England
28 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding experience.. prolly the most authentic Italian cuisine in the Boston Metro area, and very worthy of a trek to Wellesley. The past dishes are extraordinary, we ordered four separate dishes, and shared all four. All incredible. Wines choices are awesome, and though a bit pricey pair well.

CD
ClareD
New England
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate outdoors on the patio last night and had an excellent dinner, but what I want to highlight is the professionalism of the waiters. I haven't had such attentive service in a long time: our main waiter refilled our wine glasses and our water, balanced the bottom of the table even though we hadn't asked him, timed our three courses perfectly, and was just the perfect amount of attentive but not intrusive. The other waiters were also eager to bring items we asked for and were friendly and graceful in serving us.
During these pandemic times, you wouldn't expect such perfect service, but we had it at Alta Strada!

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Veruca81
New England
17 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alta Strada is consistently excellent! The food is fantastic and the staff are friendly, skilled, and attentive. I highly recommend it. It's a relaxing restaurant experience with a neighborhood feel.

DS
DiningSpecialist
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Great ambience. Outstanding service. Will definitely dine at Alta Strada again soon!

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vipmommy77
New England
61 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

There was one waiter for the outdoor area on a Monday night. He did exceptional and was cool under the pressure! The food was very good. We will be back.

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Deane
New England
11 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

There is a new salmon dish... very nicely cooked salmon on a cold pasta salad. It was not to my liking for the fall. I preferred the salmon I had this summer with the chick peas.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice outdoor setup!

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harryf
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Reliably good nouvo Italian. A fine neighborhood go-to

MR
vipMichaelR
New England
22 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food was good, but too expensive for what you get.
We paid 5$ just because they don’t hold ketchup and provided my 7Y old a red sauce as substitute .
5.5$ for small cappuccino. 11$ for a side dish for salad (chicken breast). 15$ For an av glass of wine (Cabernet ) And in general pricing was high for small dishes of pasta and salad.
So mainly value for money is poor.

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vipKeith
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great place. Great food. Nice location.
Been there twice in two weeks. Love it.

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vipNatalie
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another lavish pasta night at altastrada

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining and service during Covid.

JM
JimMc131
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Apps, dinner, deserts, drinks, staff … all excellent! First time there, will definitely return, dined outside on a Saturday night that was weather perfect too.

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Korky
New England
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

You're paying for true quality here.
Can't go wrong.

DD
vipDiningDuringCovid
New England
119 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alta Strada is an outstanding restaurant in Wellesley. The highlight for me is not only the outstanding food but the terrific cocktails hand crafted by Hanna - The signature Alta Strada cocktail is fabulous!!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner and outstanding service as always!

DD
vipDiningDuringCovid
New England
119 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alta Strada is an outstanding restaurant with superb cocktails and excellent Italian food. The atmosphere is terrific as well.

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Lassiter
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We've always enjoyed coming to Alta Strada and have found it to be at least as good as the Italian options in Boston's North end and much more convenient.

My only complaint is that the menu seems to have become somewhat stagnant. In years past they seemed to change things up more often, or had specials, but for the last 1.5 years I think we've seen just one salad change on the menu. That's a shame, as we always looked forward to trying their latest offerings.

DD
vipDiningDuringCovid
New England
119 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alta Strada is fabulous at every level. The service is excellent and the food is consistent and fresh. The atmosphere is warm and friendly.

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vipMillers
New England
201 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Super HOT inside so bad I was sweating the entire time. Seemed badly mismanaged. Dirty plates never bussed. Crostini on the prosciutto appetizer was 100% shatter your teeth inedible. Truffle salad was ehhhhh. And the other 3 things were not what they used to be. Won’t rush back.

DD
vipDiningDuringCovid
New England
119 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alta Strada’s outdoor patio continues to be a great spot for dining this summer. The food and service are always spectacular.

RC
RobertC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Good food - delicious! - and good, unobtrusive service, and we were not rushed. Not exactly cozy but the acoustics and lighting were OK. Expensive drinks and wine. Easy parking in lot behind.

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Hiphopmogul
New England
16 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Neighborhood favorite- outstanding as always. Filet mignon was innovative and absolutely delicious

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Pica
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful restaurant.
Delicious food and friendly staff.
Always a pleasure to return to Alta Strada.

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Will
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great family dinner to send our kids off to college. Food was delicious, gracious service and a comfortable/fun atmosphere. Definitely going back again soon.

JQ
JulieQ
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food, very good service. Prices way too high for some items. A domestic beer was $12. The bread to start the meal has changed and was not good anymore. The meatballs also changed; they used to be crunchy and larger. They were tasty, but not special anymore. App prices all went up, too. Pizza was delicious and best value on the menu!

MK
vipMonicaK
New England
84 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!! Great service!!

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Lynne
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our outdoor dining experience was lovely. Food and Service very good.

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You can order delivery directly from Alta Strada- Wellesley using the Order Online button.

Alta Strada- Wellesley is rated 4.6 stars by 2007 OpenTable diners.

Alta Strada- Wellesley does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/alta-strada-wellesley/giftcards.

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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