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“Fabulous italian food, great service!!!”
Review of Trattoria Alberto

Trattoria Alberto
Ranked #796 of 3,284 Restaurants in Washington DC
Price range: $15 - $25
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Description: Fine Italian dining in a friendly, neighborhood setting. A Capitol Hill Tradition for over 25 years. Located on Barracks Row – Just 2 blocks from Eastern Market Metro. Hours:Lunch Monday - Friday 11:30am - 2:30pm Dinner Monday - Sunday 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Reviewed September 26, 2013

My husband and I discovered this little family owned restaurant only by chance but we've been going back for many reasons. This is a family owned restaurant which is always better because i feel they put more effort in the quality of food than big food chains and you actually know where the money is going. Everything we've had there has been great and the service is just excellent. The avocado and hearts of palm salad is delicious and a fresh change from the typical salads that italian places have to offer. My husband always orders the minestrone soup and he loves it (he says is his second favorite. mine is of course his favorite, haha :P). I've had several different pastas but the one i always recommend is the classic Alfredo which is creamy and delicious. The raviolis with pink sauce is also a good dish to order. I don't usually order veal at many places because i think it is a meat that can easily be ruined but the one they prepare at this place is always great (it's basically the only place i order veal). I would recommend the veal piccata although the veal parmesan is also good.
I've had some of their specials and they are usually good but most of the time i order from the menu.
The ambiance is very chill and great for a good dinner date with your significant other. It is also a family friendly restaurant. Unlike other places that have music blasting, this place usually has soft music, either classical or something italian so it is a good place to go out to have a nice meal and good conversation.
The desserts are good. We haven't had all of them but the one we always order is the tiramisu which is made in the restaurant. They also have a good variety of digestives and good coffee.
The prices are reasonable and the wine list is great. They have a wide range of good wines and even if you order some of the cheaper ones on the list you'll enjoy a very good wine.
The service is wonderful. Since we've been going there for a few years now we know the family that owns and runs the place and they are always willing to accommodate our needs (a big party or a romantic dinner w/hubby) even if they have a busy day or we just show up late and without a reservation. They always welcome us with a smile and treat us very well. Every time my in-laws are in town they insist we go there at least once.
I would definitely recommend this place for everyone :D

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Thank Alia P
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

This is a true hidden gem and as a local I hate to admit this out of fear that I may not be able to get a table in the future. The new owners have really stepped up the food quality and the service has always been perfect. I cannot give this restaurant a higher recommendation.

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TAonCapHill, Owner at Trattoria Alberto, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2013

Thank you for the great review. We're glad you enjoyed your meal and like the recent updates. We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed July 9, 2013

This restaurant is one of our favorites! We have never been disappointed, the food is excellent and the service equally as good. Everything is made fresh from appetizers to dessert. Try the fresh pineapple martini.... soooo good! Outdoor dining in the nice weather and great ambiance on the inside. We took family who were visiting from Chicago and MI and they all said it was one of the best meals they had ever had.

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Thank dwrbdr
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TAonCapHill, Owner at Trattoria Alberto, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2013

Thank you for the great review. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed June 23, 2013

Went here for dinner before the Marine Corps Evening Parade. The service was great. Server was very attentive and friendly. However, the food didn't match the service. Serving size was appropriate, but the flavor just wasn't there.

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Thank LRD
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TAonCapHill, Owner at Trattoria Alberto, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2013

We're honored that you chose to celebrate your anniversary with us. We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed May 14, 2013

We enjoyed a very pleasant evening here. I always enjoy a good meal but i also appreciated the fact it had a pleasant ambiance...relaxing decor and we could hear each other conversing. We both had veal dishes after the antipasto appetizer...both the piccata and the scallopini were very good. The wait staff were efficient and it is always a positive sign when you see repeat customers
entering and being warmly greeted.

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Thank phantom12345
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