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Alta Strada

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92 Central St, Wellesley, MA 02482-5714 (Weston Road)
+1 781-237-6100
Today
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Alta Strada has been serving creative, homemade pasta dishes, apps, pizzas, and entrees for years. Their warming, homey atmosphere and friendly staff never disappoint. Do not miss the prosciutto with toasted house made bread, spread with fig jam and roasted hazelnuts!

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Thank lisa f
Laguna Woods, CA
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169 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a casual Italian eatery that exceeded all expectations! We had several appetizers to include the San Daniele Procuitto, the eggplant parmigiana - OMG, and the crunchy meatballs. We then had the Tri-color salad - the only disappointment. For the main course, we had the Branzino - OMG!! The fish was cooked to perfection and was on a bed... More 

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Thank Baltimore48
Austin, Texas
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my 2nd review of Alta Strada. My first experience was exceptional in every way; ambience, service, and food quality. The excellent gnocchi was the primary reason for the review. Upon returning for a highly anticipated repeat experience, I was surprised and disapointed to learn that gnocchi wasn't available that night. It was never clear whether their gnocchi chef... More 

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Thank Robert C
Jenn M, Manager at Alta Strada, responded to this review

Hi Robert, I am terribly sorry that you didn't enjoy your recent dining experience with us. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the gnocchi during your first visit, but unfortunately we only run gnocchi as an occasional addition to our regular menu. If gnocchi is not available on your next visit, may I suggest the ricotta cavatelli as a... More 

Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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61 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

My wife likes their pizza, but other than that not much to boast about. Pasta dishes tend to be dense and meats/fish uninspiring. No specials, so little inspiration to return.

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1 Thank Rob S
Manila, Philippines
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95 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Went here late on a Friday night and the place was packed. Salmon was ok but a bit underdone; however, it was cheerfully and quickly corrected. Fettuccine was done with a delightfully spicy pesto; well-cooked. The bread was nicely chewy. Good quality olive oil. Borolo red was good tho pricey. Wait staff was quick, attentive and intelligent.

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Thank elsbethcat
Near Boston
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63 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

This is a wonderful restaurant with delicious food. My only comment is that I wish there were more meatless options: I have switched to a largely plant-based diet and nearly every dish has cheese or some kind of meat.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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90 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

The appetizers were quite good, but the main course, halibut ,was dry and way too salty. The staff is friendly and the environment is fine, albeit somewhat noisy if most tables are taken. The wine list is good. Yet, we were quite disappointed since years ago when it was a relatively new place each menu item was really fabulous, and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Great experience at Alta Strada this past weekend. Wait staff was excellent. Food was fresh and well prepared. The ricotta appetizer was excellent. Also, we had the mascarporeos (I think that is how they spell it). It was a plate of homemade chocolate wafers with a mascarpone cheese spread. It was their take on an oreo.

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Thank EileenMBrooks
New Haven, Connecticut
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We had to wait half an hour even with a reservation made well in advance; waiters seemed unaware of the pronunciation of names of wines; we had to ask for bread, appropriate silver, etc.; staff seemed harried, but it was a Saturday evening,varied menu good;

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Thank CAVANCOM
Jenn M, Manager at Alta Strada, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to write about your dining experience. It is only through the feedback of our guests that we can continue to grow and improve. I apologize for the noise level in the dining room. With the brick walls and high ceilings, the acoustics can be fairly intense.This is an issue that we are acutely... More 

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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We had, of late, bemoaned the slippage in quality of good and service at Alta Strada. But things seem to be great again, and we could not be happier.

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Thank Barbara A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 31
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Saturday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 92 Central St, Wellesley, MA 02482-5714
    (Weston Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Wellesley
  • Phone Number: +1 781-237-6100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?