Alta Via

4.8
754 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Modern Italian cooking that celebrates the way we like to live and like to eat; fresh, clean, active.

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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
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 754 people are saying
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vipEllenR
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Superb cuisine in a relaxed contemporary setting. Gracious waitstaff.

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GMan
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Mother's Day Dinner: Service and food were a little slow. Service was very friendly. Food was very good.

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GeorgeC
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, and setting! We will definitely be returning!

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BeverlyB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’re there for Mother’s Day. Excellent food and service. Was a little disappointed there wasn’t a special menus for mother’s day

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ScottG
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere, quality of food and timely service were perfect and our waiter was outstanding. It is a very romantic setting for a date.

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SusanN
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food could not be better. We just moved to the Pittsburgh area three years ago. This is the beat restaurant we have found, and we love to go out. Food is absolutely wonderful and the service is great. We also feel safe there - Covid-speaking.

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vipChristineC
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Excellent cocktails. We are hooked

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service! We will be back

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LisaK
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a nice return to fine dining with our whole family after months at home during Covid. The food was exceptional, and it was a reasonable cost for five adults, all with cocktails. My sole question is what is the point of asking if it is a special occasion at the time of making the reservation, and then asking whose birthday when we are seated, but then do nothing? It was fine, but seemed like a pointless question.

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BillK
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Have been here several times. We enjoy the food and the drinks. Ask for Wendy to serve
you. She's great.

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NicoleC
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of all time favorite places to eat! Always can count on good food and drinks!

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MarieM
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect Friday night date spot. Food, drinks, service, ambience was all great.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Alte Via did not disappoint! Wonderful evening out.

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margaretW
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sever was amazing. It was Excellent food and experience.

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MarandaF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best Italian restaurant. The service was amazing and we took the recommendations from the server and she, Wendy, did not steer us wrong. We will be back soon!

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vipMarkW
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quality of the bchicken is reminiscent of what we’ve had in Paris. Absolutely wonderful. Excellent also for vegetarians as the beans and greens, cauliflower/Brussels sprouts, and mushrooms can stand on their own.

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TomW
Pittsburgh
17 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, Great experience. Will return!

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vipChristineC
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love all the dishes. Great appetizers. Wonderful cocktails. A great place!!!

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vipFuturewoman
Pittsburgh
26 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I like how they change the menu for the seasonal ingredients. This time they have lots of spring vegetables incorporated into their menu. Great service.

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vipHanna
Pittsburgh
63 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Firstly, covid precautions are nicely observed. Staff were all pleasant and efficient. The food was tastefully prepared and presented and we thought it was a good value for the price. Restaurant ambiance is restful and relaxing. Really good pasta! Will return.

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BillK
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This a great place for dinner. Our waitress Wendy was wonder full.

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vipMyrnaP
New York Area
99 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

They are doing a great job during COVID with spacing and making people feel secure coming there. For us it is only our second dine in in 13 months. I did think there was less care with the food. My fish and Vegas were very oily. One pasta my husband had -the sauce was broken. And the artichoke appetizer - the same. I understand what they are dealing with and I commend them. They insisted on not charging me for my fish which I felt was unfair to them. In a normal world yes - this world no. I think everyone is really trying and I truly appreciate it.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious service was great. Had appropriate covid-19 protocols in place!

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vipMichaelE
Pittsburgh
174 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really great place for Italian food. The homemade pasta is so good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful restaurant for foodies.

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JonK
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Alta Via is good choice for regional, creative Italian cuisine. There are some seasonal changes to the menu and the food is consistent in quality. Stracciatella, ricotta and burrata are made in-house and are excellent. The servers are knowledgeable and helpful. Reservations are important as the restaurant can be quite busy during peak hours even on week nights. BYOB is available for $15.

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Debbie
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The overall experience was great! The food prepared for us was superb! The wait staff was friendly and professional... environment was clean and inviting! We will definitely dine here again! So looking forward to more beans and greens!

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SheriL
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had many appetizers and entrees that we shared with 6 people. Everything was so well prepared and serving sizes were perfect.

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jillH
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good, greens & beans were outstanding, soft burrata appetizer with grilled
bread topped off the apps. I could have been very happy at this point. But, no had to have more and glad we did.
We shared pasta dishes; Gemelli was my favorite, perfect balance of flavors. The lemon kept the dish light.
Also had the Lumache (meatballs) very good.
Bottle of decent wine for $40.
Will most definitely go back.

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Backinpgh
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a special birthday dinner at Alta Via. I had a coupon that couldn't be used for a "dual pasta" option I had hoped for, but was very satisfied with the rock shrimp pasta I chose with the assistance of our excellent server! Prices are relatively steep here, but the quality and careful preparation of every dish can't be beat. Love the baby artichokes!
We sat in the bar area in order to have a booth, but the larger/open restaurant area is excellent also with tables appropriately spaced. All safety protocols are in place/we felt very comfortable eating inside. Go if you can!

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vipOpenTable Diner
8 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

My server was incredulous when I said I felt I had the worst table in the restaurant. She could not understand why even though I looked directly into the kitchen and watched as dozens of remnants were scraped off plates into the garbage can for two hours

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easter dinner was excellent!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I was in town visiting family and celebrating my mother's birthday. The food was incredible, everyone loved their dish. The service wasn't fantastic, but that was specific to our server. We interacted with other employees who were great. Would definitely recommend!

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MattL
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we we were seated, our experience was flawless. Our server deftly walked us through the menu, helping to stage our order so that flavors and portions were were balanced through the night. I highly recommend the arancini, burrata, and their meatballs, however their menus will change throughout the year, contouring the best fresh produce available at the time. I was amazed at their Tiramisu which was lauded as their signature dessert. This is a dessert far easier to maim than it is to elevate so I was skeptical about it being a 'signature'. This was the best Tiramisu I've had. Anywhere.

The Big Burrito Group has nailed this concept, having found a team of professionals capable of making Alta Via feel like a generations old, family-run Italian restaurant. They care about what they do and that comes through in both their food and the diners' experience. I will remember this meal for a long, long time.

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ChrisL
Pittsburgh
21 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! The short rib pappardelle was incredible. Extremely courteous and kind service. Highly recommend!

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MaryAnnG
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was better than expected. We had a free meal Big Burritto coupon. I had lump crap pasta & my husband had, veal meatballs. It was great service, she knew the menu very well and suggested an excellent wine for me.

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vipjebpgh
Pittsburgh
16 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Alta Vista has a terrific sampling of Italian cuisine -- everything we tasted on our visit was exceptionally well prepared. Definitely worth the visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Hannah is so great! :)

FAQs

Alta Via is rated 4.8 stars by 754 OpenTable diners.

Alta Via does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://secure.bigburrito.com/.

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.