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kt1969 Oct 6, 2011 11:10 AM

Hi,

Going to Alta Strada for dinner tonight for a Mom's Night Out thing...wondering if anyone had advice about good things to order...couldn't find much in older posts.

Thanks!

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Alta Strada
92 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02482

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    jpcat Oct 6, 2011 11:47 AM

    I've had the Mama Zecca's eggplant appetizer and really enjoyed it. On our two visits, we've stuck to pasta favorites that were brought from big brother Via Matta - spaghettini with garlic, oil and tomato sauce. and fedellini with tiny clams.

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    Via Matta
    79 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116

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      Klunco Oct 6, 2011 12:47 PM

      I've enjoyed the anti-pasti selections. The homemade ricotta is great, as are the white anchovies, eggplant caponata and the crispy veal meatballs.

      Haven't tried much besides the pasta which has always been good. The mushroom lune and the sacchetti with leeks and prosciutto are favorites.

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        sallyt Oct 6, 2011 01:14 PM

        I LOVE the mushroom fettucine pasta - it is amazing. I second the sacchetti - I don't eat prosciutto, so they make it without as well. The spicy chitara is great... All of their entree salads are very good too. I only eat there at lunch, but the food is fantastic. Get the mascarporeos for dessert - also the vanilla panna cotta.

        Have fun!

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          kimfair1 Oct 6, 2011 01:16 PM

          Haven't eaten there, but if they have some of the same pastas that Via Matta has, the Bolognese is my go to dish there. I also agree that the panna cotta and marscaporeos are also great.

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          Via Matta
          79 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116

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            JoeM Oct 6, 2011 01:16 PM

            The marscaporeos

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              kt1969 Oct 6, 2011 01:26 PM

              This is all very helpful...keep it coming! What the heck is a mascarporeo? That sounds obscene. In a good way.

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                sallyt Oct 6, 2011 01:31 PM

                It is - it's dark chocolate wafer cookies that you dip into a mascarpone concoction. SO good!

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                kt1969 Oct 6, 2011 07:33 PM

                Went with the mushroom lune and the mascarporeos, both of which were yum, so thanks to all!

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                  amidli Oct 13, 2011 12:24 AM

                  i went to wellesley, moved to china after graduating and still dream about the mushroom lune and homemade ricotta. so glad those two items are still on the menu!

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                    BostonMAC Oct 13, 2011 06:45 AM

                    Yes, my recommendation exactly! The Mushroom Lune are amazing and the Eggplant appetizer is also another fave.

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