Alta Strada Mosaic

4.6
761 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Whether nibbling on small plates at the bar or patio, sipping an espresso, or having a meal in the open dining room, Alta Strada will always be approachable and accessible to anyone and everyone. Michael Schlow brings Italian to DC 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 & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 761 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
Value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a lovely time. Goop was amazing, service was wonderful. We were never rushed. An outstanding evening!

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Zarinasagi
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it! Amazing service, yummy food! Great healthy options

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vipMarissaJ
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Went out to dinner with my friend. We waited quite a bit of time before we even got acknowledged once we were seated. But once I let the hostess know the bartender helped us right away. She was great! Food was good, but by far the cannolis were the best.

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vipSatisfiedDiner
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Per our request, we were seated outside. Our waiter, Carlos, was very accommodating. Drinks, appetizers and meals were very satisfying.

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vipPapa
Richmond
97 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

100%. A favorite

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We had a great meal and very attentive service. The food was delicious, very generous portion sizes and served quickly and hot! We are very appreciative of the COVID measures they have in place also. (I’m sorry I don’t take a picture of my husbands Gigantic chicken Parm. Seeing is believing, and he said it was delicious. Andy is a really good manager.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I took my three grandchildren (ages 15, 13 and 11) to dinner on Monday. They loved the food and I appreciated the great service from an attentive staff. We’ll be back!

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vipJill
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The pasta was delicious. I'll definitely go back. Wine a bit pricey. Should have some lower range options.

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viplouis
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Their food is terrific - especially the pasta dishes!

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ROBERTB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The food was good not outstanding.
Service was good, we had a great table outside.
Yes we will come again.

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MichelleM
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food has been fantastic every time we have visited. Our server Evan was very friendly and welcoming. Anytime we are hungry for Italian food we go to Alta Strada!

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TheChefsMom
Washington DC
76 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

My companion and I split the meat pizza, which has a wonderful crust but could have used more pepperoni. Nicely sauced. We shared the ziti with meat sauce and really liked that, too. One friend had same pizza and also liked it. We had the chocolate gelato, which was excellent. Our waited was very good, but I like my water glass refilled and it never was.

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ismaz
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great dishes and good portions. We loved the arugula salad, fettuccine, meatballs and tiramisu!

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vipItalianGirl79
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Definitely one of the better Italian restaurants in NOVA, and the service can't be beat!

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MickiK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My expectations were exceeded. The decor was charming, food delicious and service perfect. One of the best dining experiences I've ever had!

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Mary
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fast service, great food, lovely environment, everyone is spaced out and it felt safe.

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RicardoF
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always great service from our hostess Erin. Nice selection of appetizers and entrees.
Plenty of free parking is a bonus.

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vipJudy
Washington DC
93 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service at Alta Strada is excellent. A big shoutout to Andy the manager and to Sue my frequent server. They both always remember my name, like the TV show Cheers! I can’t get enough of their pasta with mushrooms. I ask for penne and for the addition of perfectly cooked salmon which is well worth the $10 up charge. Also love the tiramisu. There’s a reason I’m a regular there!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lucas the waiter was great !

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Easytoplease
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Excellent brunch menu.

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Roman
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service, nice ambience, what else do you need? I will come back for sure!

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hm13
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience1

Our server was amazing and the food was great. Specifically, their cheese and charcuterie board rival those of restaurants twice as expensive. However, I just couldn't get past the ambiance and décor; I felt as though I were in an olive garden. Although the place felt cheap, we were happy with our meal and again, the server was phenomenal. This would be great for lunch or a casual dinner but maybe not for date night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love this place so much!!! The food is absolutely excellent!!

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vipCurl
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent brunch fare and amazing cappuccino!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Food was amazing!! The server was new so I can’t judge too much but the environment was comfortable. I would definitely go back

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TreBan101
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Evan, our waitress was was very cool and friendly. The slow cooked salmon was delicious. All my friends enjoyed their plates as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was great. They respect the space between tables.
Only one thing we didn’t like. .... caprese salad was not available in the menu. Which was very disappointing.
We will definitely come back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing Brunch and Amazing Service!

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vipJasmika
Greensboro
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience2

Had to wait 15min after our reservation time to be seated because hostess was busy dealing with online orders. Burrata was good but should come with some sort of bread. Cacio e pepe was pretty much just pasta with cracked pepper with relatively no cheese. Penne alla vodka was good. Did not get a refill on our waters until we were done with our food.

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Sara
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and wonderful service. Had a great time there

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food and ambiance!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and drinks were amazing! We had the sweetest waitress. One of our favs to eat at

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always fresh fantastic food
Specialty cocktail list is phenomenal!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Good experience! Waiter didn’t mention that tip was already added on because we were a group of six...was about to add additional tip! Would have been nice for him to mention. Short ribs tasted more like pot roast. Everything else was good.

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vipRonz
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great, as usual.
Food, service, atmosphere.
Great to see this place open and serving in such depressing times.

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DrewF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

food and service were great. Definitely will be back in the near future.

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vipCurl
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Alta Strada Is one of my favorite restaurants in my neighborhood. I go there for brunch every other weekend. The food is delicious and the staff are warm, friendly and knowledgeable.

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Madison
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service were exceptional! It was our first time at this restaurant and we will definitely be back.

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AndreP
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing. Already did a Yelp review.
Food and service were great.
I like the atmosphere of the restaurant. Prob the best place in the mosaic district.

Go at least once and enjoy!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Good food, good service. Music was a little loud at times but it was the Beatles so...forgiven.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Alta Strada Mosaic using the Order Online button. Alta Strada Mosaic also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 280-0000.

Alta Strada Mosaic is rated 4.6 stars by 761 OpenTable diners.

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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