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Trattoria Alberto

506 8th St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-2834
+1 202-544-2007
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“veal” (9 reviews)
“piccata” (2 reviews)
“pasta dishes” (3 reviews)
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506 8th St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-2834
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was tasty but unimaginative and overpriced, especially the salad antipasti. Our waiter recited the specials of the day but failed to inform us of their prices. The restaurant is located on a busy street where parking is difficult to find at dinner time....More

Thank elro
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family came here to celebrate. Can't beat 1/2 price wine on Sundays. We shared some apps--fried calamari, antiposto and garlic bread--which were very good. We had a variety of homemade pastas, swordfish and veal boehner for our main--all delicious. The pistasio dessert was great,...More

Thank RonFG
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a two level, smaller restaurant. The ambiance is amazing and the food was fantastic. Great wine, great food, good service.

Thank FOCO-Ohanadventures
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Had lunch out with a couple of friends. Nice ambiance and decor. Tried many items and after having lived in Italy a few years were were all disappointed. The fresh bread and Calamari Fritti were good. Fried Mozzarella sticks (not really Italian) were greasy. Salads...More

Thank LehoTravels
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Trattatoria Alberto has been on Capitol Hill's Barracks Row for many years. They've periodically updated both the menu and the interior, but have never changed the vibe: romantic yet friendly. The pasta is particularly good, and the wine choices are terrific. You will see a...More

Thank mojoWashingtonDC
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Twice ate decently here so booked for Valentine's night. Horrible, horrible meal. My friend had to send her fish back to be cooked. It was nearly raw. My bread crusted veal consisted to three pieces of thin, dried out mystery "meat." I swear that the...More

Thank Karl W
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Alberto's is a Capitol Hill fixture, formerly Nico's (after the late owner). The food is outstanding. We typically order the specials (me the veal, her the fish). Often half price wine specials before 7:30pm.

Thank dcsween
Reviewed 22 November 2016

So this is from my visit two years ago, but was reminded, and thought I better get in my review! I was visiting my son, and we came across this place while walking. The half price for any bottle of wine caught my eye, and...More

Thank runningparis
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I went for an early dinner on Friday night. We were seated promptly and given menus right away. Our waiter was attentive and brought us each a glass of wine and water. We studied the menu and ordered a house salad to...More

Thank StLawrencelover
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Our first visit here, but hopefully not our last. It was truly outstanding. The rooms are cozy, but there are several, so you don't feel crowded. Simeon was an excellent server. We started with a simple salad and the huge antipasto. We all had different...More

Thank RonFG
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 506 8th St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-2834
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-544-2007
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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