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Nov 9, 2009 08:02 AM

Trattoria Alberto

I'm going to Trattoria Alberto for dinner tomorrow night for a birthday party. Despite previously working down the street for 5+ years, I've never dined there.

I'm not eating pasta these days (low-carb diet...ugh!) so I was wondering how some of their entrees are. Maybe a shrimp or chicken dish (as long as it doesn't have breading). Any recommendations for this place?

Trattoria Alberto
506 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20003

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  1. Make sure you ask directly the price of the specials or when they say, we could make up that dish for you. It's like Da Mimmo--they intentionally avoid mentioning about the specials prices and they're like double.

    1. Their lamb chop is out of this world, a double cut that is thick and meaty. And perfectly seasoned and cooked. I believe you can order seafood and even poultry, so you shouldn't have a problem low-carbing it.

      Their food is fantastic, I haven't had a thing I didn't like there. Standouts from our visits includes a veal carpaccio in milk appetizer, the aforementioned lamb chop, and a seafood salad app.

      Enjoy! And please do report back. I would like to know what you ordered, and how your visit went. I am planning to go back soon, it's one of my go-to places when I want to feel like I'm back in Europe. :)

      10 Replies
      1. re: venera

        Thanks for the recs. Lamb chops could be yummy!

        1. re: Elyssa

          Elyssa, are you talking about Capitol Hill or Glen Burnie?

          1. re: Joe H

            Capitol Hill...didn't know there was more than 1.

            1. re: Elyssa

              That's funny...I had no idea there was one in Capitol Hill. Are the two related?

              1. re: Jason1

                unrelated, very different, glen burnie is tiny, almost a one-man show

                1. re: chowsearch

                  Which location were you referring to above about the specials?

                  1. re: Elyssa

                    Glen Burnie is famous for the walletbusting. Food's good. Decor looks like a KMart exploded.

                    1. re: Elyssa

                      I was talking about the one in Glen Burnie -- I had no idea there was another one on the Hill! Joe H, thanks for clarifying!

                      Elyssa, sorry, guess my recs no longer apply.

                      1. re: venera

                        Elyssa, when you go, can you ask if they're related?

                        1. re: venera

                          There's also one in West Chester just outside of Philly.