Your Neighborhood Pasta Joint
Alta Strada is a pasta joint that brings soulful, Italian classics—homemade bolognese, mozzarella and chicken parm to name a few—to your neighborhood. We know that authenticity matters, and our flavors are straight from Nonna's kitchen. Join us for happy hour, where locals enjoy a thoughtful wine menu and seasonal Italian recipes.
Alta Strada first opened in Wellesley, Massachusetts, in 2007. With a lifetime of cooking and a true love for Italian food, Chef Michael called it his dream restaurant.
Ten years later, Alta Strada has expanded to three more locations in DC, Connecticut and Northern Virginia. Each of our restaurants takes reservations, but we’ll always find a spot for you and your family.
With restaurants spanning the country, Michael Schlow is one of the most influential and respected chef/restaurateurs in America today. His ability to capture a variety of global cuisines and techniques has led to appearances on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Bravo’s Top Chef Masters, The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Rachel Ray Show, CBS This Morning, Nightline, and The Food Network.
He’s been the recipient of many awards including being named “Best Chef in the Northeast” by the James Beard Foundation, “Best Chef in the Country” by Sante Magazine, as well as the “Culinary Award of Excellence” given out by Robert Mondavi to only 6 recipients a year. His restaurants have been recognized as some of the best in the world by Esquire, Food & Wine, Conde Nast Traveler, and Gourmet.
He is the author “It’s About Time, Great Recipes for Everyday Life” and is regularly requested to appear and speak about the restaurant and
hospitality industry. Originally from Brooklyn NY, Michael travels extensively and enjoys golf, music and photography. He makes his home in Boston, MA with his artist wife Adrienne and his two daughters Petra and Axelle.