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Feb 17, 2013 01:25 PM

Altra Strada

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. 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

      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.

    2. 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

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

      2. 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!