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The Dining room at Alta Strada in Washington, DC - Alta Strada- DC, Washington, DC

Alta Strada- DC

4.5
4.5
708 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Alta Strada serves authentic, Italian food in the vibrant neighborhood of Mount Vernon Triangle in the heart of Washington, DC. Alta Strada was born from the simple wish to share great ingredients, honored flavors, and a warm welcome with neighbors and friends. Always expect housemade pasta, authentic Italian classics, and great reds (cocktails too)—all enjoyed in our dining rooms, patio spaces, or in the comfort of your own home. Alta Strada's full bar, shady patio and welcoming dining room are a short stroll from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

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2 people

7:00 PM


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  • Order online
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Private dining

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Contemporary Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 629-4662

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Michael Schlow

  • Catering

    From celebratory dinners, to business meetings, or cocktail receptions, leave the event planning to Alta Strada. A dedicated staff will ensure your guests an event to remember. To learn more about catering please email info@altastrada-cityvista.com.

  • Private party facilities

    From celebratory dinners, to business meetings, or cocktail receptions, leave the event planning to us. A dedicated staff will ensure your guests an event to remember.Learn more about events at www.altastradarestaurant.com/private-events We cannot wait to cook for you!

  • Private party contact

    The Events Team: (844) 358-7398

  • Neighborhood

    Mt. Vernon Square

  • Cross street

    K Street, NW between 4th and 5th Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Just a few blocks from both the Green/Yellow (Mt. Vernon Sq./Convention Center & Gallery Place/Chinatown) and Red lines (Gallery Place/Chinatown) of the Metro.

  • Additional

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

Offers

  • Daily Happy Hour is Back! (4-6pm)

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Thu - 5:00 PM - 8:45 PM,Fri - Sat - 5:00 PM - 9:45 PM
    Enjoy a DAILY happy hour from 4 - 6pm featuring $10 cocktails and wine, $8 margaritas and draft beers, plus specials on favorite Alta Strada apps such as Nonna's meatballs, calamari fritti, prosciutto di parma and more!

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What 708 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were visiting our college age son who wanted to go to an Italian restaurant with good chicken parm! Since we are from Nj, this isn’t an easy task. Alta Strada was the perfect place. They were extremely hospitable, service was excellent, and the ambiance comfortable and casual. We started with a few margarita pizzas that were delicious with a light crust.The Linguini Bolognese surpassed my husband’s expectations claiming it was one of the best. The Pasta with Vodka sauce was very good with just the right amount of crushed red pepper. The topper of the night was that the Chicken Parmesan was a huge hit with my son. He loved it! The menu selections are limited but you can’t go wrong with homemade pizza and fresh pasta.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    I chose this restaurant based on a review in Thrillist but the experience was pretty average. The decor was in rough shape and they didn’t have some of the items they listed on their online menu. I ordered the pasta vodka which was spicy as expected. My wife ordered a side of spaghetti with her chicken and it was unexpectedly spicy, almost to the point of being inedible. The only bright spot was the service.
  3. MC

    MichaelC

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and drinks! Some of the best I’ve had in a long time. Will definitely be back.

    Alta Strada- DCResponded 3 days agoHi Michael. Thank you so much for your kind review! We are glad you enjoyed your meal and we look forward to seeing you again soon. - The Alta Strada Family

  4. JG

    JoeG

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My son and I went there for dinner last night. First the service was awesome. The pasta bolognese and garlic bread was one of best we’ve had . Place is great all around.

    Alta Strada- DCResponded 3 days agoHi Joe. Thank you for your lovely review. We are happy you and son enjoyed your dinner and hope to see you again soon. - The Alta Strada Family

  5. SH

    SwatiH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Extremely rude service. We booked an 830 table and had barely walked in when the manager started loudly and rudely telling us we had 10 minutes to order before the kitchen closed and stating hours different from what's on their site. When asked why they allowed 830 reservations and even later ones online they said they had no idea what was available online. If Alta Strada was an in and out place I'd be fine but it's an Italian spot where you plan to get a few drinks and apps before moving onto mains. The food was also sub-par compared to normal. Sad, used to love this place.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent place.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and wine were excellent.
  8. K

    Kay912

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Made me feel very special on my birthday. Server seemed a little pushy, asking each of us whether we wanted to add chicken, shrimp, etc to our pasta but maybe I’m being overly sensitive. Ricotta agnolotti and garlic bread were both delicious!
  9. j

    julior

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    Food was NOT good ,unfortunately I chosed this Italian restaurant out of many of them and I regret it !
  10. MO

    ManuelO

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! Also highly recommend Nama Sushi next door
  11. JG

    JamieG

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dining experience! Great food and outstanding service. Highly recommend!
  12. A

    Austin

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing time! Service was great, food was exceptional—we’ll be back for sure!
  13. PC

    PCat

    Washington DC

    124 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    124 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The Restaurant Week menu was excellent and gave us a chance to sample all the best items. The burrata was awesome and the fettucine alfredo the best that I've had.
  14. MR

    MichaelR

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Be ready to wait. Simple dishes take too much time. We bought a bottle of wine and battled fruit flys after it was opened. One dive bombed my wife’s glass and when brought to their attention, they removed the glass full of wine and replaced it with an empty one. I know insects are sometimes uncontrollable, but fruit flys exist for other reasons. They need some bar maintenance. This place needs new management. Be wary.
  15. SJ

    SwaJaf

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food and drinks were phenomenal. The only aspect that marked them down was the service/time. Completely understand if they were busier than they expected or were short staffed, but that was never explained to us. It took about 30 minutes between the courses (from a pre-fixe menu) and the waiter didn’t come around to let us know or to refill waters after asking. It’s the not knowing that made us feel there was a lack of caring. All dishes were phenomenal. Waiter was very nice. Could just use that added courtesy and would’ve given them 5 stars. Will definitely go back to give it another shot.
  16. AS

    AimeeS

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    The food was delicious and the restaurant week menu was great! I felt like we got a great deal and it was a fun opportunity to try a new restaurant. The chocolate cake dessert was particularly delicious.
  17. LC

    LeahC

    Richmond

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    We went for restaurant week and the food did not disappoint! The food tastes fresh and the meals are a great portion size. Service was slow and drinks were slightly overpriced, but I would return for the food.
  18. CJ

    ChuckJ

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and the food was excellent. A great place to dine if you are looking for good food accompanied with excellent service
  19. LF

    LindaF

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I left the restaurant happy and very FULL. So good. Thank you.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our waiter was very knowledgeable about both the wine and food items. All of the service staff was wonderful! The food was fresh and well seasoned. I will definitely be going back.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks. Amazing price
  22. SF

    SamanthaF

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    They made a mistake with order and refused to remedy it
  23. DK

    DanielK

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great value for the price and super attentive staff. Recommend.
  24. B

    Basegod

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Branzino was very good! Also the agnolotti pasta was to die for! Great Italian restaurant, and reasonably priced for DC standards.
  25. M

    Michelle

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding!! Our waiter was very knowledgeable and provided a fantastic experience. They know what they’re doing and talking about, and you can tell making the customers happy is their main priority. I have to say, I enjoyed every single bite of my meal!!
  26. PG

    PeterG

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and Good food
  27. JC

    JohnC

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent with very good service. I thought it was on the expensive side for pasta.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Manager was welcoming and server was spot on attending to all our beds. The food delicious!!
  29. k

    kmasztak

    Pittsburgh

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Delicious food! Very limited gluten free menu
  30. JC

    JoeC

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Was in town for 2 nights. Didn’t want to do anything too fancy. The food was good but I felt it was overpriced. When you eat dinner in a booth I kind of expect booth prices.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner! Small neighborhood restaurant gem with all in-house made pasta. The staff was very attentive and specific in making recommendations. We even got a chance to speak to the chef who we gave our sincere compliments to. All the food was amazing including dessert. Will definitely return. Top notch restaurant.
  32. JM

    JMM1980

    Denver

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service. Food was delicious. Good portions. We will be coming back.
  33. CB

    ChristiB

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are from New York traveling to see our daughter in North Carolina. We decided to stay over in DC. I was looking up nearby restaurants and found this absolute gem! Food fantastic and service outstanding. Izzy our waiter was superb. The manager, Ben, was so hospitable. Can’t say enough about this place. Highly recommend.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Italian food and great service. Waiter made some great suggestions and we had an outstanding experience!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food was fantastic— pasta was perfectly al dente. Our server went above and beyond to meet our needs. Nice patio area for date night outdoor dining. Overall would recommend to a friend.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The seats were a bit hard.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was veryyyy good, no alfredo on the menu .

    Alta Strada- DCResponded on June 6, 2022Thank you! We are glad you loved our food. - The Alta Strada Family

  38. BW

    BobbyWorld

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been going to Alta Strada for a number of years and have ALWAYS enjoyed the place, people and the WONDERFUL FOOD. We go there for just dining out, special occasions and bring friends visiting DC. Gian Mario...Israel (Izzy) is awesome!
  39. DB

    DebbieB

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate outside. Service and food were great. Very relaxing.
  40. T

    Todster64

    Baltimore

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were great. Also, great hand made pasta selection.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Alta Strada- DC using the Order Online button. Alta Strada- DC also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 629-4662.

Alta Strada- DC is rated 4.5 stars by 708 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


Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Alta Strada- DC

465 K St. NW, Washington, DC 20001

Additional information

  • Cross street

    K Street, NW between 4th and 5th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Mt. Vernon Square

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Contemporary Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Just a few blocks from both the Green/Yellow (Mt. Vernon Sq./Convention Center & Gallery Place/Chinatown) and Red lines (Gallery Place/Chinatown) of the Metro.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Michael Schlow

  • Additional

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

  • Phone number

    (202) 629-4662

  • Catering

    From celebratory dinners, to business meetings, or cocktail receptions, leave the event planning to Alta Strada. A dedicated staff will ensure your guests an event to remember. To learn more about catering please email info@altastrada-cityvista.com.

  • Private party facilities

    From celebratory dinners, to business meetings, or cocktail receptions, leave the event planning to us. A dedicated staff will ensure your guests an event to remember.Learn more about events at www.altastradarestaurant.com/private-events We cannot wait to cook for you!

  • Private party contact

    The Events Team: (844) 358-7398

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