Alta Strada- Wellesley

4.6
2032 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.

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 2032 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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vipNeurosurgeon
New England
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always!! Love the friendly atmosphere!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious food with interesting twists and great service! definitely try the marscaporeos. cute lights and decor. overall a lovely place!

JL
JaimeL
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Alta Strada is a wonderful gem of a place in Wellesley. The food never disappoints, the ambience is relaxing, and service is generally impeccable.

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vipJimmy
New England
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fantastic. Pasta dishes were well cooked and delicious. The garlic bread is a must!

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vipNeurosurgeon
New England
19 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alta Strada is an outstanding Italian restaurant in Wellesley. The atmosphere is outstanding, the food is fresh and great, and the service is exemplary. We were served by Eric yesterday who designed a new cocktail just for my wife.

CV
vipCarnivorewithVeganWife
New England
12 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal. We started with the garlic bread served with tomato sauce. Had the penne a La vodka as main meal. A treat since not all Italian restaurants have on menu. We went early (5:15) and was very quiet. Other parties were very spaced out which was nice due to covid.

MH
vipMamaHawk
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always an enjoyable experience. The service is excellent and fun, and I really appreciated the extra effort to promote COVID safety. Thank you!

JQ
JulieQ
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant. The food was excellent! Pizza is amazing! Pasta dishes, salmon, everything was delicious. Warm and caring service.

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vipMarybeths
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food & service

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vipNeurosurgeon
New England
19 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alta Strada is consistently outstanding. I came early on a Friday night. Was greeted with a smile and had a spectacular dining experience. Alta Strada cocktail is excellent!

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vipNeurosurgeon
New England
19 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alta Strada is outstanding. The food and service are consistent and excellent! Their signature cocktail is the Alta Strada. Some a better at making it than others.

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vipJimmy
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. Garlic bread a must. Service was great.

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vipNeurosurgeon
New England
19 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alta Strada is an outstanding place for an authentic Italian dining experience in Wellesley! The food is fresh and the atmosphere and service are consistently outstanding!!

BD
vipBethesdaDad
New England
31 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience4

Reading other reviews, I guess we had a below average experience. While the decor is attractive, the noise level pleasing, and the service excellent, three of our four dishes were so bad we didn't finish them. Only the garlic bread was good, and three pieces for $8 is rather expensive. But not compared to the entrees at $24 each which we didn't finish. Maybe the regular chef was not cooking that night? I don't know what the problem was; I only know that was one of the worst meals we've ever had at a somewhat upscale restaurant. And definitely the worst value at any restaurant at its price point.

JL
vipJeanL
New England
16 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I had a wonderful night with my granddaughter to celebrate her 12th birthday. We were welcomed by the owner, and I casually mentioned the occasion. The meal and service was outstanding, and she even received a surprise dessert to celebrate!
Thank you so much.

HM
HelenM
New England
12 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food is always quite delicious, and the service is very good. The noise levels were a reminder of why we don't go to Alta Strada more often...it's deafening and takes away from a nice evening out. It's interesting on this survey that the worst noise level is referred to as "energetic," which would denote a positive experience. It isn't!

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vipNeurosurgeon
New England
19 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is no place better than Alta Strada and now Izzie has mastered the Alta Strada cocktail! Making it even more special!!

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vipR111
New England
18 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A gem in Wellesley!

HM
HerbertM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

WE had a most delicious dinner last evening ranging from salads through past selections and dessert. I would go right back in a minute. One small complaint is that we had to wait a long time to get our check at the end of the meal. If we had gotten done sooner, our table could have been used for another party on a busy Saturday night.

PG
PeterG
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Especially fabulous servers and busing staff. They really took care of us well!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service drinks garlic bread Caesar salad entrées and dessert all terrific… Will be back

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful!

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vipNeurosurgeon
New England
19 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alta Strada is an outstanding restaurant in Wellesley! The food, ambience, and service are all terrific. Guy - The Manager - always drops by to say hello and makes us feel totally welcome. They continue to make their signature cocktail - the Alta Strada - just perfectly!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing night. Great food and service.

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vipNeurosurgeon
New England
19 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love dining at Alta Strada. The food, ambiance, and service are always outstanding! Hannah makes it particularly special. She has an incredible talent with making cocktails - particularly the signature Alta Strada! She always makes us feel welcome with her warm genuine personality.

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Debrorah
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant! We go there frequently, they periodically change their menus…food has always been incredible. We have “eaten our way thru the menu” at least twice. Staff is polite, friendly, professional.

CJ
ChipJ
New England
11 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Got together with my old fraternity brother from California and his wife and her sister. Had the Zecca Eggplant which was delicious. Fun time!

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vipNeurosurgeon
New England
19 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Alta Strada continues to be one of the best restaurant experiences in the Boston area. The service is excellent and the food is fresh and very good. The Alta Strada is their signature cocktail and it is excellent!

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Mosquito
New England
12 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing. One of the few places where I would try anything on the menu.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner outside with heaters. The Lune was amazing. Ravioli the best my husband has ever had. The Caesar salad was a little different with the garlic crumbs - we loved it. Also very fun beer and wine and drink selection. I wish they had outdoor seating thru the winter.

DL
vipDianaL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was incredible, and the cocktails were great. Keep in mind though that the chicken parm doesn’t come with pats (comes with broccoli), so you might want to order a side of pasta. The mushroom pasta was soooo good. Highly recommend that dish.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service by Izzy, GM Guy came over to check on us. Very nice ambiance. Menu reduced through COVID but food was excellent.

NF
vipNewtonFoodie
New England
20 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super as always!

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Sarge
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food is consistently good, and the service attentive, even when crowded. The only criticism one could make is that the noise level is very high--of course, people are enjoying themselves, but it's often hard to hear a partner or a friend across the table from you because of the nose level.

This is especially true at prime dining times on weekends.

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vipNeurosurgeon
New England
19 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Alta Strada continues to be an outstanding place for dinner. The food is fresh and the service is outstanding. We come here often.

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FatemaF
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite Italian place in the area. Excellent food and service.

TB
vipTracyB
New England
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

opening bar for seating would be welcome

need background music one can hear / it’s muffled and adds nothing at that level

AC
AlexandraC
New England
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience1

Terrible experience, will not be returning very expensive for mediocre food. Avoid it!!

DD
vipDiningDuringCovid
New England
123 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alta Strada on a Thursday night is really active. The dining room is full and lively. The food is always outstanding and fresh. And when Hannah is there the signature Alta Strada cocktail is divine.

FS
FarahS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a great place ! Delicious food

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Alta Strada- Wellesley is rated 4.6 stars by 2032 OpenTable diners.

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