Alta Strada Mosaic

4.6
783 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 & 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 783 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JoeToo
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The octopus was excellent. The pasta was not. Their QR-code menu fails on phones that have security suites installed; fortunately they had a paper copy available. Some of their anti-covid procedures are obsolete.

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PGates
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Entrees were great! Special was good and reasonably priced, arugula salad didn’t have shaved parmesan cheese instead it was grated, not the same thing :(

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vipMike
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. We will be back

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OCForever
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The place is nice, the service outstanding, but I wasn't too impressed with my entry. The salmon was pricey and I was expecting the best. It was way too salty...the entire entree was like that! The salad was nice and fresh. I would still recommend the place. Maybe it was just a bad day for the chef

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food was good but the service was practically nonexistent. They got my husband’s order incorrect and our waiter only checked on us once - once we received our meals. We even had to track him down for our check. I understand it’s still pandemic times and we were there at lunch on a weekday, which is slower, but it was frustrating to have such minimal service.

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JonathanM
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exactly service everyone was so nice. Definitely coming back

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BeverlyP
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

very good enjoyed by all in party would come back again

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Lt18
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's hard to believe that you can get Italian food this good in NoVa! So good! Everyone you who works there is so kind and welcoming! I hesitate to say too much because I want to be able to get a table

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vipLeslie
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We have been coming to Alta Strada for years now. The food was very good. Did not disappoint. My Rigatoni Bolognese was fabulous. My husband always get the Giant Chicken Parm, to be honest, was a little less "giant" this time, but equally as wonderful as in the past. Also, they use to give you a complimentary basket of hot sour dough bread with oil olive, but now there is a charge for it. Understandably so, with so much loss of business during the pandemic. I would highly recommend Alta Strada for a lovely meal out!

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vipBethB
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We ate outside on a sunny day. I had the mussels and my friend ordered the eggplant parmesan; both were very good. Our waiter could not have been more delightful: both attentive and friendly, but not obtrusive.

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bethe
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stellar service and good selection of choices - salmon eggs benedict is amazing!

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LindaN
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely mother’s day brunch there for two. Sat outside and had a delicious carbonara. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive but never bothersome. She didn’t hover and we never felt rushed. The food was great and my Aperol spritz was delicious.

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ShanPC
New England
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the Alta Strada in Mosaic! It was my birthday and my mom and I were frantically searching for a last-minute birthday dessert. All the other restaurants in Mosaic were closed (or closing and unwilling to take a last-minute order), but Alta Strada made us some DELICIOUS cannoli even though they were about to close. Really made my birthday and we swore we'd go back soon.

Well, this time we went for Mother's Day brunch and it was excellent! Highly recommend the Lemon Ricotta pancakes - so light and fluffy that you can eat a lot of them (yay!) and the creamy ricotta on top is perfect.

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vipThanhN
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

came for Sunday brunch and waited for 40 minutes for our meal, food was good but wait was long

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Birch was great. The good is consistently delicious. It is also a good value.

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vipScott
Richmond
113 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, excellent food at a great price. Very nice wine list, and impeccable service in a safe outdoor setting.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Evan, our waitress was exceptional as was the food. Thank you!!!

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Giancarlo
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and great service, waiter Carlos from Peru is the best!

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RebeccaN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It’s one of my favorite Italian restaurants in Northern Virginia :)

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience5

Sent my food back because it was SO salty, I felt salt on my mouth for days, and they didn’t comp it from the bill. Sad that that was our first time out since COVID. Their DC restaurants are SIGNIFICANTLY better.

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vipSWalker
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The ambience was nice, service was good but for some reason all of our dishes were wayyy too salty.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

The service was very good- the staff was incredibly kind. The food, however, was mediocre at best. Neither me or my date finished our meals.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
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
14 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipMarissaJ
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 10 April 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
23 reviews
Dined on 10 April 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
100 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

100%. A favorite

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on 3 April 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
4 reviews
Dined on 29 March 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
20 reviews
Dined on 29 March 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
28 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their food is terrific - especially the pasta dishes!

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ROBERTB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 27 March 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
9 reviews
Dined on 24 March 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
78 reviews
Dined on 14 March 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
7 reviews
Dined on 13 March 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 2 March 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
4 reviews
Dined on 28 February 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 26 February 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 20 February 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 16 February 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!

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 783 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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