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Altura

617 Broadway E. (Roy St.) Send to Phone
Capitol Hill destination for Italian cuisine and dazzling desserts.
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Altura Restaurant Review

: An antique wooden angel overlooks the dining room of Altura in the quaint Capitol Hill neighborhood. The warmly lit space, which can feel a touch cramped, has tables along one side and a marble counter facing the open kitchen. Redefining seasonal Italian dishes, chef Nathan Lockwood's menu showcases premium ingredients prepared with his signature precision. Guests can opt for the seven-course chef's tasting menu ($123) or compose a prix-fixe with three, four or five courses (ranging from $63 to $83) from 20-plus possible items, deciding which will be appetizers, first courses or main courses. (A la carte is possible, but there are no individual prices indicated.) Professional waitstaff helps navigate the menu, and portion sizes suit each course. Choices for starters have included albacore crudo; chicory salad with Honeycrisp apples, hazelnuts and Gorgonzola; and seared foie gras with pineapple quince, huckleberries and fennel. Inventive pastas range from risotto mantecato with guanciale, pumpkin and crispy kale to pappardelle with a spicy Calabrian-style rag├╣ of braised tripe and beef. Pan-roasted Pacific cod may be accompanied by scallops, grilled radicchio, lentils and blood orange. Desserts, such as a chocolate-pistachio crostata, also dazzle. The menus may be accompanied by wine pairings, which won't disappoint, or select from the fine and fairly well-priced wine list offering Italian vintages. There are also a few craft beers and even flights of grappa.

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