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Altra Strada

johndory Feb 17, 2013 01:25 PM

Any advice for navigating the menu at Alta Strada in Wellesley? I can't find any specific recommendations from the recent archives, although some posts suggest that the kitchen has unspecified strengths and weaknesses.

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  1. hotoynoodle RE: johndory Feb 18, 2013 07:50 AM

    i went once when it first opened. too long ago to recall what i actually ate, but it seemed just like an ok suburban restaurant. a place that succeeds due to lack of viable options. not awful, but certainly not a destination.

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    1. re: hotoynoodle
      Framinghound RE: hotoynoodle Feb 20, 2013 05:15 AM

      Agree completely. Went for lunch last week, food was OK, overall I would say "meh." Maybe not a lot of better options in the area for lunch, although I would say Blue Ginger would be a better choice.

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      Klunco RE: johndory Feb 18, 2013 08:02 AM

      It's been a while since I went but I've always found it a solid choice given the other options in the Wellesley/Weston/Needham area (although Sweet Basil in Needham is great).

      You can't go wrong with the anti-pasti; lots of solid preps and probably the best stuff on the menu. The mushroom lune is another favorite. I remember finding the wine list rather pricy, but in the half dozen or so times I've been there, the choices have always been good.

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      1. re: Klunco
        kt1969 RE: Klunco Feb 19, 2013 03:49 PM

        Second on the mushroom lune. Seem to remember portion is pretty small, but delicious.

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        sallyt RE: johndory Feb 19, 2013 05:20 PM

        I like it - I work nearby, so have only been for lunch, but it's delicious. Good service, for the most part, and great pastas and salads. Here's a thread that's about 15 mths old, but not much has changed!


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