Alta Strada- Wellesley

4.5
1966 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.

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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 1966 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.3
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4.3
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Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Michelle
New England
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! I would definitely recommend this place and return myself as well. The food and drinks were great, the service was fantastic and I had a lovely time. The ambiance was perfect and I felt safe and the place looked clean.

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suey
New England
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall1food1service3ambience2

I had been here several times in years past but not for a whlie. So disappointed-food was mediocre at best and I did not even finish mine. Will not be back!

DD
vipDiningDuringCovid
New England
97 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sitting on the Patio for dinner on a nice summer night is just perfect at Alta Strada. Had the signature Alta Strada cocktail and dinner. Always an excellent experience.

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PatriciaT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Professional service and delicious food! We loved our fish dinners!

LS
vipLeighS
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, service, and outdoor experience.

KK
KerryK
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great time sitting outside and having delicious food. Service was excellent. Might want to decorate the outside seating to be more inviting.

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

Food was wonderful, service was great!

DD
vipDiningDuringCovid
New England
98 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love coming to Alta Strada - one of our favorite places in the Boston area. The service is warm and friendly. The food is consistently good. The atmosphere is great.

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vipAndrewA
New England
10 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Guy is the hostest with the mostest! Marty and Hannah are fantastic. Food quality is top notch. Do wish they had a steak option. Always consistent.

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Natalie
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, Altastrada delivers. My family and I always have a wonderful meal here! Highly recommend the fioretti pasta, mimi's meatballs, and of course the bolognese.

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Debrorah
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit- so much to choose from, and it all looked yummy- we started with San Daniele prosciutto with burrata and fig jam, then for entrees, we had Chitarra with shrimp, spicy Tomato, asparagus, and Artisan Fioretti with brown butter, sage, backyard tomato, spinach and prosciutto… we ended the evening with
Tiramisu cake, and ricotta vanilla cheesecake: brownie, strawberry sauce, chocolate pearls….
EVERYTHING was delicious!
(We are going to have to eat our way through their menu)

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Great food and service as always. Time to ditch the plastic and the masks. It’s over.

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BobM
New England
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely, unplanned evening out at Alta Strada. The food was memorable, especially the green salad with fresh peas and the pasta with prosciutto and spinach. We'll be back.

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vipFoodie
New England
13 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my husband’s birthday and I called ahead and they brought out dessert with candle!

Always wonderful food and service!

DD
vipDiningDuringCovid
New England
98 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Alta Strada'a Patio is wonderful - The service is phenomenal and we always feel welcome whenever we come for a wonderful Italian meal in Wellesley. The food is very good.

JP
JimP
New England
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous dinner, service was excellent, can’t wait to go back and try the other many delicious dinner options!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall2food5service5ambience2

The AC was not working and it was very very hot in the restaurant.

Additionally, masks were still required to and from table and there were clear dividers between the tables.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience1

It was 90 degrees and the air conditioning was broken so it was brutally hot in the restaurant so it completely ruined the experience and they didn’t do anything to try and make anything better for us

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PaulaG
New England
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great overall, the only bummer is that the a/c was not working.

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RogertheLodger
New England
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food, interesting choices, friendly service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fantastic dinner at Alta Strada—Sat outside on the shaded patio and enjoyed the excellent food and service from Eric and Hannah. I had the arugula salad , fresh pasta and branzino, accompanied by a bottle of yummy rose. Too full for dessert , but menu looked awesome
Can’t recommend enough !!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

It was great! Service was slow but we have wonderful food and drinks so it evened out.

KD
KateD
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious - the service was excellent!

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vipKathy
New England
11 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside on a beautiful night though they do have heat lamps. We started with the fig and burrata appetizer and then had the spring pea salad with salmon on top. The salmon was cooked perfectly, in spite of asking for differences in how well done it was cooked. Our server was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Outdoor dining setting is pretty lame. Was hoping for a little more effort to make it feel like a nice restaurant.

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vipAllisonF
New England
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waitress was amazing—food was tasty, but shrimp were a little small and over cooked.

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vipTimP
New England
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Not cheap, and the ambience is hard to rate too highly, since they've set up in the back on the parking lot. But the food and service were lovely, they've made the very best of the location and we were comfortable and happy, and we definitely recommend this place and will return.

CG
vipChuckG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Restaurant woefully understaffed. Took 30 minutes to sit down and then another 15 minutes to even see a waiter. It wasn’t the staffs fault who were there but it felt like 1/2 of the employees didn’t show up for work.

DD
vipDiningDuringCovid
New England
98 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Alta Strada is always outstanding. Great patio, wonderful service, great drinks, and good food, Alta is the perfect spot on a Saturday night!

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Artthermom
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great gluten free options for dinner and dessert. Our group had pastas and pizza plus appetizers. All wonderful.

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vipkhof
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Too noisy and too crowded especially right after Covid.

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vipjohnc
New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great casual place. Very good bar

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Lovefood782
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service!

MG
MarthaG
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazingly delicious and staff was very accommodating.

DD
vipDiningDuringCovid
New England
98 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You know a restaurant is a classy place when you arrive for their final reservation of the evening a few minutes late and are still greeted with a smile. I asked if I was too late, and the answer was "of course not" and was welcomed with a warm friendly attitude. The food is excellent and the atmosphere is terrific!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome food. Every time. Manager came and asked how we are.

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pedidoc
New England
15 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our go-to restaurant. The food is reliably delicious. This time we enjoyed the ravioli with corn and the fioretti with brown butter. The pre-Covid ambience was pretty lively, though we appreciated the lower noise level this visit.

AM
vipAlexandraM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE THIS PLACE. The new spring menu is creative and delicious

DD
vipDiningDuringCovid
New England
98 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Alta Strada is one of our favorite places. Excellent food - great service.

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Alta Strada- Wellesley is rated 4.5 stars by 1966 OpenTable diners.

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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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