Alta Strada Mosaic

4.3
855 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.

Offers

  • Daily Happy Hour is Back! (4-6pm)

    Multiple dates available

    Sun - Thu 4:00 PM - 8:45 PM, Fri - Sat 4:00 PM - 9:45 PM

    Enjoy a DAILY happy hour from 4 - 6pm featuring $6 cocktails, beer, wine and favorite apps such as Mimi's meatballs, Caesar salad, $3 salumi & cheese and so much more!

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
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 855 people are saying
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MattC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent lunch menu, and service was very strong (Thanks Sergey!). The butternut squash soup was some of the best either myself or my client has had. Great place for a business lunch.

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Elizabeth
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

The server did a great job but the reason why I only gave three stars was he was NOT wearing a mask. Also the 80’s club music was too loud. But the food was great.

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vipjbsb
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience1

Food good, service and waiter slow, too loud and over priced. Jb

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Cookie
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Happy hour wine-cheese-salumi is great. Other items that we saw seemed appealing. Shared a margarita pizza that was meh and the baked ziti that was fabulous. The tiramisu and coffee were terrific. We’ll return.

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KatherineK
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The menu was a surprise, not too many traditional pasta dishes. It has cheeseburger on it. But the food taste good and definitely a come back place

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Priced high for the quality of the food.

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DONALLT
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very kind Service, wonderful food, value Price, outstanding place

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MichelleC
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely date night. The tagliatelle and chicken parm were both great. Very attentive service.

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vipRobW
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food, portions! Staff were all great and took the time to sanitize seating after use too.

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ASHFairfax
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Our waiter was amazing. He kept us informed that food would be a little delayed and offered free dessert due to that. We really appreciated him letting us know. Once food arrived, it was amazing...as usual. We will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience1

Food was about the same as Olive Garden.

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TrinhN
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was good. The service was good. There were good vibes inn the atmosphere.

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vipRosie
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Nice place to dine. Nice ambiance. Miss their tortellini however!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful. However a little slow to get started.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gino took good care of us.

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AWilliams41
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had told them in our reservation that it was a special occasion and they offered some champagne for a toast and it was lovely. We felt really cared for and will definitely be back.

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BridieW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our Alta Strada lunch. Our server was excellent and the food was fantastic! Mosaic is always fun to visit and the Alta Strada vibe is energetic and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Dinner was enjoyable.

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AdrienneG
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful experience at Alta Strada. Excellent service, atmosphere, and food. We sat outside and enjoyed the view. Looking forward to returning.

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vipSheri
Charlotte
17 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Jack greeted me at the door with a great big smile. Service and food was excellent.

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vipDilge
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were there for brunch and we had the best waiter always on top of every order. The service was fast, our coffee cups were always full. Thank you Sam for your service.

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ChristinaK
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and service were good, garlic bread and bolognese were the best, but very expensive for what it was.

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richardp
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

good experience, would recommend to others. outdoors very noisy early

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vipSoup
Washington DC
126 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had the baked ziti, the shrimp scampi (which does not have pasta but has an amazing broth) and the garlic toast. Our only recommendation would be to make the garlic toast pieces a bit smaller and to bring a spoon for that amazing scampi broth!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Staff was unprofessional. Plenty of tables were available outside but wouldn’t sit us outside. Waiter was snarky and didn’t like yo be bothered. Not going back.

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BenS
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall a very pleasant experience for brunch on Sunday morning. Food and Service were excellent. Noise level was a bit high, but some of that was due to the Sunday Morning Farmer's Market held every Sunday. Ricotta Pancakes were wonderful, and the bacon (requested to be cooked crispy) was also excellent and plentiful.

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LucT
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went to Alta Strada to celebrate our anniversary. The service was impeccable. Carlos was super attentive and accommodating, one of the best servers we’ve ever had. The food was delicious and perfectly cooked. The tiramisu is a must!

The only thing I would change is giving a little bit more time between the appetizers and entrees but obviously that is not always possible.

The experience was amazing and the ambiance was great. 10/10 would recommend.

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ChuckD
Oklahoma City
16 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carlos was very knowledgeable on the menu and most helpful. His recommendations were excellent. The next time we are in northern Virginia we will be sure to eat at Alta Strada Mosaic. We had a great experience.

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vipTheLawrence5
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and will definitely be back. Good was amazing and server/bar tender was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I didn’t like that all waitstaff working outside did not wear masks

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WilliamK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh pasta with incredible pizza and the Chicken Parmigiana was excellent. I have to mention the cocktails from their vast selections were tops.

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new2Vienna
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We ate outside right next to the play area. Beautiful evening and fun to hear the kids playing on the green area. I had spaghetti with clam sauce. Very good! could only eat half the portion. Others in group had bolognese, ravioli, spaghetti with AOP sauce. Everyone enjoyed. The garlic bread was excellent. would be nicce if bread was complimentary.

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Allegoria
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We were the only table there at noon and nobody came over until we flagged down staff about 30 minutes after we sat. Food is mediocre at best... did not realize Italian pasta sauce is loaded with black pepper. Was suppose to get cheese with meatballs but that was forgotten.
Would not go back considering it was not even very reasonably priced. Not worth it.

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vipChristopherB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Not very please with the eggplant parmesan. Burnt around the edges, dry on top and greasy underneath. Service was terrific and appetizers were good.

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LisaC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The restaurant was not busy at all at 7:00 on a Thursday. We were seated promptly and the waiter arrived soon after. He suggested a nice reasonably priced wine. The menu is simple but all of the dishes were delicious.

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vippbackus
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

The eggplant parmigiana was full of grease, we could have measured out a cup full of oil/fat. The pizza crusts were very hard. The chicken parmigiana was tasty but incredibly salty. The branzino was good but quite small for the price.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the best time with zoey!

Thank you!

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Lt18
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service! They always go the extra step to make you feel so welcome

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vipTomG
New Orleans
19 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience2

Service was terrible. Server had too many tables.

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vipPawmate
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Well leaving it up to you I was below average slow. Waiter took forever to bring additional requested condiments. Food was okay only average

FAQs

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

Alta Strada Mosaic is rated 4.3 stars by 855 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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