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Trattoria Alberto

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506 8th St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-2834
+1 202-544-2007
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
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Annapolis, Maryland
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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 were fresh. I ordered the Linguine alle Vongole. I think it was made with cream... More 

Thank LehoTravels
Washington DC
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116 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
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 lot of older couples and families with kids. The prices are good, too. Trattatoria is... More 

Thank mojoWashingtonDC
Oaxaca, Mexico
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93 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
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 tongue of a man's dress shoe would have tasted better. And my "oil and garlic"... More 

Thank Karl W
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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
Salem, Oregon
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 we entered. Lovely ambiance-from the crisp tablecloths to the knowledgeable wait staff. I had the... More 

Thank runningparis
Washington, DC
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260 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
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 share. The salad was plentiful and fresh but all iceberg lettuce. My daughter ordered penne... More 

Thank StLawrencelover
Potomac, Maryland
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380 reviews
312 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
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 homemade pasta dishes--linguine with clams, primivera and a special agnalotti. We really couldn't enjoy dessert,... More 

Thank RonFG
Jupiter, Florida
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

After a week in D.C. we had dinner at Trattoria Alberto. We were in the last hour of service and the place was nearly empty. My girlfriend and I each ordered a cocktail. She had a appletini and I had a great gin martini from their cocktail list. The bread was something to be desired. I ordered the chicken cacciatore... More 

Thank MarshaMarshaMarsha76
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

This was a very good restaurant . The service was good and the waiter was polite and helpful. We had chicken with Marsala and another chicken dish. Both meals were of good quality and tasted great lovely flavours. The Merlot was smooth and of generous proportions. The price was reasonable for the food served. We enjoyed our meals very much... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

I've taken the husband and my staff here many times over the years, and every time it is fantastic! I think the people complaining about fresh pasta don't know what fresh pasta tastes like - its not your Cisco crap from TGIF's. This is the real deal - and I make my own pasta at home every once and awhile.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 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
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?