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Alta Strada- DC
We have expanded our outdoor patio and covered all of the tables with tents to protect everyone from the sun and rain. Safety is our number one priority as we go above and beyond on the protocols laid out by the city, the CDC and WHO.
Weekend BrunchStarting Jul 12, 2020Enjoy weekend brunch in Alta Strada's extended patio space. We've got a summertime menu filled with shareable appetizers & entrees that pair perfectly with your favorite brunch cocktail.
Bottomless Beverages ($29)
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
tomato + basil + mozzarella
Eggplant Parm IL Pelicano
This is not quite fast food--the setting will remind of that, but the food is a bit above what you'd get at fast food Italian. Is it good? Well, it's fast. We enjoyed it. But would I go back? Probably not. The menu is pretty generic, the arugula salad was only OK, but the garlic bread was good. The salmon was too salty but on a great plate of roasted veg. You won't go wrong here, but also, you may not love it.
The food was fine - not as good as I remembered it from the last time we were there- but so overpriced! That put a damper on everything.
Delicious food, we had the eggplant parm and Ricotta ravioli. Great service!
Excellent service and ambiance!
Had a wonderful Socially Distanced Labor Day brunch for our little Quaranteam this weekend at Alta Strada. The seating was outdoor and well separated, the servers were very safe and great about their masks and gloves, and we felt very comfortable eating there in current times. We also LOVED all the dishes we got. We all live in the neighborhood and frequently would come for large brunches in the past while they did unlimited food and drink, so we were excited to come when bottomless drinks returned (no unlimited food yet for obv. reasons) and to try the new economical Brunch menu (one food item req per order for the unlimited drinks). Everyone was thrilled with their dishes, we will be back soon!
The restaurant's patio is very well done--together with other patios on the street, it makes one feel like you are sitting in Europe. The staff is very diligent about its Covid preparations. All of the food we had was very good--the pitcher of mango margaritas, the shrimp appetizer, and the chocolate cake stood out.
Lots of bug bites sitting outside. Solid food. Nice staff.
We went here for restaurant week and all of the food was very good! Outside patio tables were well spaced. Will definitely go back.
Best bolognese I've had locally and abroad. Delicious, authentic, quality Italian dishes. The Tiramisu is a must as well!
I have been here 4 times and carried out a few other times - I’ve had an amazing meal every time! The staff is attentive and kind and the food is always fresh and hot (even when you carry out). I would highly recommend Alta Strada for any occasion or everyday dining!
Very nice employees; attentive to our wine needs, very professional throughout. Great place!
Mediocre pasta. Could have made it better at home myself. Not worth $40 with a drink.
We were a party of 6 and had the best time! Restaurant week portions were huge and our server was very attentive. Everything was so flavorful! You can tell they were making each dish to order instead of bulking up due to restaurant week. We will definitely be back.
Honestly the food was overrated and expensive. Wasn’t bad, but wasn’t impressed either.
Delicious Italian style pizza. The shrimp bruschetta makes a great appetizer.
Overall great experience - they had all of the Covid best practices in place. Would recommend going to anyone.
Brunch was delicious!!!
Overall very solid
It was very nice to be back, we ate outside and felt very safe, staff was great!! Very enjoyable night!
I would have wished they wiped down the outside seating with disenfective after the previous party got up. Masks are just enough in today’s environment.
Best pizza in DC! Just like in Italy.
Our first sit-down meal in months! We were seated outdoors at the edge of the tented area, but as the evening wore on and the danger of rain was gone, staff pulled back the tent curtains, giving us a gentle breeze. My entree of spaghetti with clams was cooked just right (al dente), and my husband had his favorite dish, baked ziti with sausage. Always a treat eating there. We've sustained ourselves with weekly pick-up from them, but a sit-down meal is better, for sure.
Great food. And they remembered my birthday!
Everything was delicious and the outdoor seating was lovely.
I went tonight with Alta Strada only offering outdoor dining and had a great experience. The service was friendly and helpful without being intrusive and all staff were wearing masks and careful about cleaning. They also let us order from both their menu and their pop up sushi restaurant next door. Everything was tasty and well-served, I'm glad they're in the neighborhood!
The food is consistently excellent. The service is great. The staff are constantly sanitizing, and from what I’ve observed are going above/ beyond the district’s guidelines. Highly recommend.
This place was amazing, the owner was extremely professional and took pride in his restaurant and staff. They had a very minor hiccup with staff communication and his professionalism and how he handled the situation made me not even think twice that it occurred. The food is amazing and affordable, I will 100% be coming back here!
Great experience on the patio. Excellent service!
The outdoor seating was nice!
Tables outside well spaced...excellent attentive service...chef in the kitchen👏👏
Great food with attentive and helpful service. Very comfortable atmosphere but not fancy. Though not a huge menu, it is plenty varied to satisfy everyone with a good wine list. Prices are about as expected for DC. Definitely would go back.
Great atmosphere, excellent service, and the food was even better. Definitely recommend.
Very delicious and great value! Wonderful wine and wide array of options!
The brunch food, drinks, and service was great! The one part about the bill that we did not understand was that they add a 3% charge on the bill for some reason that is NOT the gratuity but do not explain reasoning behind it.
A great neighborhood spot with amazing service and tasty food. This is a real go-to place.
Accommodated our large party .
Great Brunch and fun and friendly staff
Awesome bottomless brunch! Everything was great!
Great food at a very competitive price for DC brunch.
Unfortunately, the service was sub-par, with long waits between ordering dishes. Often the table had finished the dishes ordered and were left waiting for the server to return for new orders.
Went for a large group bottomless food & drink brunch. The meal was an excellent value, the food was delicious, and the drinks were strong and had a great variety of options. The ambiance of the restaurant was great, and would recommend for big or small brunch parties. Definitely will return!
Alta Strada- DC offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 629-4662.
Alta Strada- DC is rated 4.5 stars by 532 OpenTable diners.
Alta Strada- DC does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/altastradadc/giftcards.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.