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

Alta Strada- DC

4.6
4.6
729 Reviews
$30 and under
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


Booked 23 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Contemporary Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm 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.

  • 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

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What 729 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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  1. E

    Enjoyingmealstogether

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary dinner with our children. Everything was amazing. Food was outstanding, service was outstanding and the chef was very accommodating for the children’s requests and modifications. The fettuccine was the best pasta dish I’ve ever had. Everyone else enjoyed their meals as well (calamari, shrimp scampi, spaghetti and meatballs, pasta divalo (sp?)). It was an amazing experience. Thank you.

    Alta Strada- DCResponded 7 days agoThank you so much for joining us on your special day. We are so glad the fettuccine was so impressive, and that your whole family enjoyed themselves. We can't wait to see you again!- The Alta Strada Family

  2. AT

    AlexisT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and the service was excellent! Thanks

    Alta Strada- DCResponded 7 days agoHello Alexis, Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you soon.- The Alta Strada Family

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere and wonderful service! Food was delicious!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a great time, the staff was very nice!

    Alta Strada- DCResponded 7 days agoThank you for taking the time to write about your experience. We are very happy you had such a good time. We look forward to your next visit.- The Alta Strada Family

  5. F

    Foodie

    Washington DC

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, Alta Strada didn't disappoint. You can't eat atmosphere, but a welcoming, friendly, caring staff that clearly wants to please enhances the pleasure of fresh, well prepared and well paced food, at a very fair price. Generous portions, as usual, provided next day's lunch.

    Alta Strada- DCResponded on November 9, 2022Hello! Thank you so much for the kind words. We love our staff and are so happy that you enjoy them too. We can't wait for you to join us again soon.- The Alta Strada Family

  6. d

    dvb1181

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Some dishes overpriced. $17 for calamari is expensive, especially since there was more filler, in the form of fried lemon slices and battered shishito peppers, than actual squid. Pasta dishes are large, but priced insensibly. A pasta entree is $23-$28 without meat add-ons, yet a side of pasta for chicken parmigiana was $4 and just as large. The server was attentive until time to have the check, but that seeks typical in DC-area restaurants.
  7. r

    remem86

    Washington DC

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very delicious dinner and wonderful service.

    Alta Strada- DCResponded on November 9, 2022Thank you for taking the time to rate us. We are very happy you enjoyed the food and service. we look forward to your next visit.- The Alta Strada Family

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner with the family! The serving team was attentive and fun! Big, delicious portions! Would dine there again!

    Alta Strada- DCResponded on November 9, 2022Hello, We are so glad you had a good time dining with your family. We look forward to seeing you again soon.- The Alta Strada family

  9. LR

    LoriR

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Birthday. Staff was wonderful food was amazing

    Alta Strada- DCResponded on November 9, 2022Hello Lori, Thank you for celebrating your Birthday with us. We are happy you enjoyed the food and our staff took good care of you on your special day. We look forward to seeing you soon. - The Alta Strada Family

  10. MK

    MichaelK

    Washington DC

    130 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    130 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our first visit to Alta Strada. We went on a wet and chilly Sunday night. The place is inviting, service was excellent and the food fabulous. The two of us shared Alta Strada's version of caesar salad, and it tasted appropriately of anchovies. We each ordered pizza and were not disappointed. One of us enjoyed a margarheta pizza, and the other the pizza of the evening -- white pizza with sausage and hot peppers. Both were excellent and, and additional bonus, we each left with half a pizza for this evening.

    Alta Strada- DCResponded on October 25, 2022Hello Michael, We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience dining with us. Thank you for joining us, especially on a rainy night. We look forward to seeing you again soon. -The Alta Strada Family.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service and staff

    Alta Strada- DCResponded on October 25, 2022Hello, Thank you for the kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your experience. -The Alta Strada Family

  12. MG

    MiriamG

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    I was very cold in the restaurant, the food was great but I could not feel completely comfortable because I had to have dinner with my coat!
  13. BB

    BugBowl

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience3
    Pushy rushed service, greasy tasteless America-Italian food.

    Alta Strada- DCResponded on October 22, 2022Hello. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are very sorry that we disappointed you. We would like the chance to make it up to you. Would you please email us at info@altastrada-cityvista? – Ben (Manager)

  14. J

    Jimm

    Detroit

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    FANTASTIC!!! Everyone congratulated us on the anniversary we were celebrating and they treated us like honored guests. The staff was knowledgeable about the food and wine, and they were friendly, attentive, and engaging. We will definitely be back.

    Alta Strada- DCResponded on October 22, 2022Hello Jim, Thank you for the great review, and we are so happy you joined us for your special day. We look forward to seeing you again soon. -The Alta Strada Family

  15. L

    Local

    San Francisco

    121 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    121 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    I read reviews and looked the menu over ahead of time; our expectations were solid but not so high. And yet we were somewhat disappointed. Service was fine if a little slow. The salad was quite good but overdressed. The pastas were a little boring, especially the cacio e pepe, which had little flavor of those main tastes (even with added pepper and parm). The parm came to the table in a little tiny dish, not offered freshly grated. Desserts were too sweet. With so many awesome dining options in DC, I would have to see a big jump up in the reviews before I consider returning.

    Alta Strada- DCResponded on October 20, 2022Hello. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are very sorry that we disappointed you. We would like the chance to make it up to you. Would you please email us at info@altastrada-cityvista? – Ben (Manager)

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such great service thank you!!!

    Alta Strada- DCResponded on October 21, 2022Hello, Thank you for your kind words. we hope to see you soon! -The Alta Strada Family

  17. LS

    LeanneS

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything here is fabulous -- staff, food, etc.! We have this on our "must-visit list" any time we're in DC.

    Alta Strada- DCResponded on October 21, 2022Hello Leanne, We are so glad to hear you had such a great experience with us and are honored to be on your "must-visit-list". We look forward to seeing you the next time you are in town. -The Alta Strada Family

  18. AE

    AviE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The service was great. The waiters were very nice and got all of our order correct the first time. Their dessert especially was amazing, we got their cheesecake brownie and it was amazing. The value of the food was good for the level of goodness that the food was.

    Alta Strada- DCResponded on October 21, 2022Hello Avi, We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your dinner with us. It's always lovely to hear how great the desserts are. We love for the last bite to be as good as the first. We look forward to seeing you again soon. - The Alta Strada Family

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    With a limited menu, it was confusing. We had to make several order changes to get everything right. I’ve never had to order pasta with chicken parmigiana. It’s always been included. Not here. Service was slow and we had a little trouble communicating with out waiters. Once we received our dinner, the food was good. Getting refills and additional items were a chore. To many options in the area to go back in the future.

    Alta Strada- DCResponded on October 21, 2022Hello, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are very sorry that we disappointed you. We would like the chance to make it up to you. Would you please email us at info@[insert restaurant email]? –Ben (Manager)

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Izzy had fabulous recommendations and was great with our group of 7. Very good food!

    Alta Strada- DCResponded on October 21, 2022Hello, Thank you for the great review. we think our staff is pretty fabulous too. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the food as well. We hope to see you again soon. -The Alta Strada Family

  21. MB

    MikeB

    San Antonio

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great experience and truly the best mid-priced Italian restaurant we’ve found in the District.

    Alta Strada- DCResponded on October 21, 2022Hello Mark, Thank you for the kind words. We are very happy you enjoyed your experience with us. We hope you stop by and join us for dinner again soon. -The Alta Strada Family

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    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.

    Alta Strada- DCResponded on October 8, 2022Thank you for your lovely review! We are happy you chose us for your visit with your son. We hope to see you all again soon. - The Alta Strada Family

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    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.
  24. MC

    MichaelC

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

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

    Alta Strada- DCResponded on October 3, 2022Hi 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

  25. JG

    JoeG

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 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 on October 3, 2022Hi 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

  26. 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.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent place.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and wine were excellent.
  29. 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!
  30. 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 !
  31. 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
  32. 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!
  33. 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!
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. LC

    LeahC

    Richmond

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 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.
  39. 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
  40. 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.

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

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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 4.6 stars by 729 OpenTable diners.

Alta Strada- DC does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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


Booked 23 times today

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

    Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm 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.

  • Private party contact

    The Events Team: (844) 358-7398

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