Alta Strada Mosaic

4.5
736 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
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 736 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 2 January 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 2 January 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 1 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Brunch and Amazing Service!

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vipJasmika
Greensboro
6 reviews
Dined on 31 December 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 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service. Had a great time there

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and ambiance!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 December 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
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 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 6 December 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 3 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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Curl
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 22 November 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 6 November 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 2 November 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 1 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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CarolynS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very comfortable patio with great distance between tables and respectful wait staff. QR code menu and payment option was a nice touch.

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EugeneL
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved. Food was good, Ambiance was AMAZING and welcoming vibes feels and good amount of people masks on, great service!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was good food in a convenient location

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vipEmilyG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best Italian we’ve had in the area!

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JodeeG
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent food, great location, nice ambience, friendly service though could have been a little more attentive.

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diner
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Comfortable space, music a bit loud. Our server, Evan, was delightful. Food was good--fresh though not exciting. Kitchen accommodated special order though food took a very long time.

MM
MichelleM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service was great. Will definitely go back and am looking forward to it!
Try the Cacio y Pepe, simple but delicious!

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vipBarbara
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another enjoyable meal. My husband loves the chicken parm and I get the mushroom penne. Both done perfectly. Attentive staff and outdoor dining available.

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md123
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and staff

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Drew
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal enjoyed in the outdoor seating. Chef Patrick never disappoints.

KR
vipK8Rose
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had indicated that we were sharing two birthdays, but only one dessert was brought out with a candle. Not a big deal, but I mentioned it 3 times; when I made the reservation, when we sat down and when ordering the desserts. Only real glitch in the celebration. The food was very good.

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vipScott
Richmond
108 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food. Outside dining is well done and safe

BM
vipBillM
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice experience, food was very good and nice sized portions. Service was a bit slow as the server was also making drinks at the bar. (We were not sitting at the bar). They also did not serve bread with the meal , which they said they had not done since COVID, not sure how that ties together since they sold garlic bread. Would definitely go back again.

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AlexaR
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Alta Strada was so great! The octopus appetizer was incredible- so tasty. The caprese (buratta) was also very good. The pass the cranberry and spritz cocktails were great! The sangria was decent but in my opinion too small of a serving, tons of ice. Our entrees were rigatoni a la vodka and baked ziti, both very yummy. Tiramisu was yummy, I am not a cannolli person but my brother liked them. Our service was excellent, Evan was great!! Would definitely come back.

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SharonK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food, great location (especially the outdoor area!) and great wine! Would recommend

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vipPapa
Richmond
97 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipSallyT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was excellent — great food and good SD
Outdoor space was somewhat of an issue as folks wondering close without masks

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JCFoodie
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Awful service, very bland food, manager didn’t hardly do anything.

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CarolineT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten here a few times and it is always fabulous. Food, service, wine, and overall experience doesn't disappoint.

LC
LorraineC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was very good and service was excellent. Restaurant Week choices very excellent with large orations.

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vipLoyalLTPatron
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The pros: yummy cocktails, lovely patio, social distancing guidelines in force.

The cons: Mediocre food, MIA server who never inquired if our food was satisfactory, dirty restrooms. My Cacio e Pepe was nothing more than over cooked spaghetti doused in Parmesan and some pepper - the worst I have tasted.

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PamelaS
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Summer restaurant week

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vipBillM
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great dining experience. Superb service and a gourmet meal to top it off! I have not been for a while and I wonders why? We won’t wait so long next time.

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vipJanine
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went her for restaurant week, outdoor dining available and comfortable. Appreciated the warning when the reservation was made that outdoor tables are in the sun in the afternoon. Trsut them. Very sunny. Burratta app was the winner of the day. Ceasar salad was tasty and perfectly dressed. Service was good. Everything seemed clean and like they were following protocol. Heard one table ask to move the table to avoid the sun and they were promptly, but kindly, told no. Good job, Alta Strada!

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Drinksonu
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed. Covid days so limited menu. We went simple and the food was good, for the local area, a real nice option. Would eat there again no doubt. Rigatoni was spot on

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 4.5 stars by 736 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 bookings at the moment.

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