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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
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
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Hanover, NH
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73 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
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. It is not handicap accessible. Overall a less than memorable experlience.

Thank elro
Potomac, Maryland
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400 reviews
330 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
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, but the tartufo had alcohol to flambe, which we didn't like. Service was very good.

Thank RonFG
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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
Annapolis, Maryland
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48 reviews
34 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 23 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 21 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 21 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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265 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 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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400 reviews
330 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 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

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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
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?