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Trattoria by Michael Schlow brings everyday Italian eats to the Mt. Vernon neighborhood.


Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sat.-Sun.

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Alta Strada, Washington, DC

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Alta Strada Restaurant Review

: Michael Schlow’s Italian trattoria in the Mt. Vernon neighborhood focuses on simple fare from Tuscany, Emilia-Romagna and the Piedmont areas. Its casual setting reflects the overall simplicity of the venue and menu, with a large pizza oven quite visible from the limited seating spaces. The lunch lineup has assorted antipasti, the most delightful of which is the prosciutto with fig compote and crostini. If you add on the salad with the creamy burrata spiked with truffles and with arugula, you will find it a standout choice. Sandwiches, pastas and several pizzas balance out the offerings; the pizza chef needs to keep a closer eye as the crust may get too dark. Dinners will present some heartier entrées, including roasted branzino and chicken with lemon and garlic. Choose from a Nutella tart, house-made gelati and tiramisu for dessert. The restaurant has an extensive wine list and assorted specialty cocktails. Happy hour and late-night menus are available.

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