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Alta Strada Mosaic
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Clean menu provided to every guest
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- 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
Shrimp and Avocado
gem lettuce and radichio, pickled veggies, celery, herbs, lemon, & fennel
baby romaine, lacy croutons, parmigiano
Love! Great food and great service. Always a great experience.
The food was great. Mushroom Pasta and the giant Chicken Parm (I ate off it for three meals!) . Under these surreal conditions, it was nice to get out and have a meal. The staff took all precautions and I felt safe dining there and felt I respected the server and staff's safety. The service was fantastic. Please safely support our local restaurants and the restaurant industry!
The service is very sub par. We used to come here all the time but since the pandemic it’s seriously gone down hill, like they just don’t care. They should work to improve this, especially now. Waited a while for the host to greet us and she seemed bothered and looked unprofessional. Server also had an attitude. Asked me if I wanted anything besides water three times. I had informed her the first time that I was sticking with water. Food was good, it used to be better. Did not see the tagliatelle on the menu either.
The food is very good here. Their cacio e pepe is awesome. Our waitress was super friendly and efficient. My only complaint is that we had to wait quite a while for someone to come to our table. It became obvious that our waitress was busy, but the hostess or one of the other staff (there were a couple of them milling about) could have come to our table earlier and given us water and taken our drink order.
Great food, service, and setting!
My friend and I really liked the prosciutto appetizer. And my mushroom pizza was very good with a crust that was sturdy all the way through.
The food was good, although the menu somewhat limited. We had to rush through our dinner because of an approaching thunderstorm, which obviously the restaurant had no control over. The general outdoor area was quite busy with passersby. Hope to try this restaurant again in the future.
We love Alta Strada, so we were very excited to visit once they re-opened their outdoor patio after previously being closed due to COVID. Not only was the food as delicious as we remembered, but we were incredibly impressed at how well they adhered to social distancing guidelines: tables 6ft apart, all employees wearing masks & gloves, plus they required sanitizing our hands and wiping down of our table prior to dining. Outstanding service, delicious food, and a care for their patrons - what isn't to like?
We sat outside and the manager was very gracious. There were no tables in the shade and he was kind enough to move us when a table became available even though our food had already come to the table.
Enjoyed a great lunch outside with a friend!
under the new normal of covid 19 dining out experience, they are doing great. hope they can keep up and do well.
Had a nice lunch with friends—wait staff and host were so kind! Food was great—service was a bit slow but it was explained to us why and it was fine. Enjoyed just sitting drinking our drinks! Thank you!
Great food, great service and well respected social distancing/cleanliness.
We were seated outside which was nice because the weather was perfect, we are promptly greeted, I did not catch his name but he also was the host and the waiter. He was very hospitable and had a good suggestion for wine. Food came out in a timely manner and was delicious very fresh. We will definitely be back for dinner.
Really appreciate the effort the restaurant is making to clean all surfaces and tables during the recent Covid.
Excellent service, good choices on the menu of well prepared foods, extensive wine list and cocktail selection
Ate dinner here with a friend the other night. I had the Giant Chicken Parm which was perfectly cooked (chicken was juicy and not too much breading) and accompanied by spaghetti squash. I think if you wanted a very low carb option, you may be able to request it cooked without the breading.
I really appreciated the service - our server was very knowledgeable about the options and what was popular. He was very attentive and helpful in selecting both drink/cocktails and our entrees. Will definitely come back.
Excellent food with great service. Staff members, including hosts, wait staff, busers, etc. are always friendly and eager to please.
The food was delicious and the service was good! We had a slight wait for our dinners as the restaurant was busy, but they brought a complimentary salad during the wait. Everyone was very friendly and the ambiance was lovely.
Wonderful food and service!
It took a while to get our food as the kitchen was backed up. The restaurant was not full. However it was worth the wait!
My friend and I loved our server Julie/a? She’s was friendly and overall a joy to talk to. Food was good and she made great recommendations. Sad to see her leave this place but I know she’s do great at her new job!
The food was good, the service quite good, but the noise level (from 6:00 - about 8:00 p.m. was too loud. We were in a booth, four of us, and could barely hear each other talk. Finally, the 3% add on to pay for health care was unexpected and not appreciated.
So disappointed tonight. We’ve been here so many times and it’s always been fabulous. Tonight we had a disengaged frustrating server. The food took a long tim to come out and my husband’s pizza was overpowered with chili flakes making it inedible and we sent it back. My steak was overpowered with pepper and I left more than 1/2 of it. The server was unfriendly and almost seemed to avoid us. Overall, really poor experience and very disappointed.
Hi Mirna, Thank you for your honest review about last nights dinner. I want to apologize that your experience was not up to our service standards, or your previous fabulous visits. I am interested in hearing more about your evening and how the team can improve. If you would like to discuss further please give me a call at 703-280-0000. Thank you -Bethany
We ate lunch at 11:30 so there were only two tables occupied when we began and five when we left. We were celebrating my friend's birthday and she especially enjoyed the ahi tuna salad. I had the margareta pizza slices with a caesar salad. The salad was very tasty; the crust on the pizza was a bit tough. What I didn't like was the piece of 'waxed' (?) paper under both the pizza and the salad. Every time I tried to slice a bite of pizza, the paper got in the way and usually ended up sticking to the fork/pizza.
Observation: While it was quiet for us, I would imagine that when busy, the closeness of the tables might make conversations difficult. Also the size of the tables (small) for the size of the plates (large) made it feel crowded. Glad they did not seat others on either side of us. The waiter was most solicitous - pleasant change from a lot of restaurants.
Thank you for your kind and thoughtful review! After discussion with the management team we have decided to change the way we plate the Two-Slice lunch combo. No one has ever really brought it up before but we all agree the presentation and ease would be better without the deli paper. Thanks again for the suggestion, we hope to see you soon!
Delicious meal with very nice service. Our server Ms, Suluz was extremely helpful, friendly and professional. We will be back
WE <3 SULUZ! Thank you for the kind words and we are excited to host you again :)
Both my appetizer (Grilled Octopus) and chicken parmigiana were excellent.
Wine selection was good and reasonable. Service was excellent but the room was a bit noisy.
Thanks for the honest review, Richard!
Good music, loud when we got there, but quieted down considerably toward the end of the evening. Very friendly wait staff and hard working to make sure we had everything we needed. The place is really packed in with people, but we reserved through Open Table and were seated (4 of us) immediately.
Thank you LuLu! We hope to see you again soon
Great food, outstanding service.
Would love a bit more heating in the main space.
We chose Alta Strada based on its' reviews as a good Italian restaurant. The food was very good, especially the pasta dishes, but I found the menu to be a bit limited. Our waiter was very nice but a bit rushed. The plates did not come out all together and because someone different brought out the food, there was a mix up between the dishes but we sorted it out ourselves at the table. The waiter did a nice job explaining the different menu options and answering any questions that we had. Two of our parties members were celebrating birthdays that evening. I made note of it on the reservation and called ahead to see if the restaurant did anything special to celebrate. They told me they would bring out ice cream for the two guests, but nothing was offered or provided and I decided not to make an issue of it. I would not make a special trip to go back to Alta Strada, but if I were in the area I would probably go back again.
Our group of three shared a pizza which we all loved. I prefer a little more sauce and cheese but the crust tasted superb, although too thin to hold the weight of the toppings. It was flacid when picked up and the toppings fell off, but the big chunks of fennel sausage were so good it could have been an appetizer by itself. We had two meats on the pizza so can't say if lighter toppings would have stayed on better. My chicken parm was giant as described on the menu, easily enough for two. The chicken cutlet was an inch thick, but very moist and tender. I liked having the less fattening spaghetti squash with it instead of real spaghetti. Again I prefer more sauce, but what I had was very good. The chicken was wonderfully crisp and crunchy. One companion found her rack of lamb prepared just to her liking and her husband was very happy with his pasta and fennel sausage dish. I took a taste of it and would happily order it myself on another visit.
We were seated promptly upon arrival. But we didnt have a waiter even look our way for about 10 minutes. It was extremely crowded and we were practical elbow to elbow with the tables next to us. The food was great but not worth being packed into the restaurant like a can of sardines.
Good food, nice atmosphere.
We sat near the window which was also near the door. Every time someone came into the restaurant we got a very cold burst of wind. This location could really stand to have an added on entry way with another set of doors into the restaurant to prevent this. Unfortunate because the food was tasty otherwise.
The pizza was soggy and very greasy. Couldn’t pick a piece up without all the cheese and toppings falling off. Pasta was amazing.
Delicious food. Great spot not too loud or crowded. But if the place was full then I suspect this would be much less enjoyable. Pasta was too aldente for my tastes but all was very good.
We love Alta Strada’s brunch. The menu changes and there’s always something interesting. The food is always very good and consistent.
Food was average. It took a while to come out but tasted fine. I really disliked that the checks could not be split for my party. We were all high schooler and carry cash so having to split it ourselves was very bothersome and unnecessary.
Very friendly reception by the staff. The restaurant was noisy. The tables are close to one another. The service was excellent and friendly. The pizza we ordered was the best pizza we have had in the D.C. Metro area. I ordered extra sauce for my pizza. I did not like the oil used on the salad. Enjoy with friends.
The Tuesday half priced bottle nights are a great idea. It’s a nice place for a pre-movie date. The food is fantastic. Highly recommend.
Alta Strada Mosaic offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 280-0000.
Alta Strada Mosaic is rated 4.4 stars by 686 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.