Alta Strada is a little Gem in Wellesley HIlls, right in my neck of the woods. I have previously been there and last night I got to experience this place again. I will say one downside of this place is that its often loud because of the open-air layout, nevertheless delicious. For an appetizer, we ordered crunchy veal meatballs. These are really good sounding in the first place and are even better than they sound. Pan fried, crisp, and served with spicy tomato sauce and a sprinkle of cheese, they're the perfect way to start your meal. Also, they give you bread that comes with this awesome olive oil. It has an indescribable flavor, though it is not very complicated. For my entree, after intense debate, I chose pappardelle bolognese over cheese ravioli in red sauce. Both dishes were very simple (my brother ordered the ravioli) yet delicious. I managed to finish. Next came dessert. First of all, they have something called mascarporeos (below).These are literally one of he most delicious things I have ever eaten in my life. You get a bowl of light-as-a-cloud mascarpone cream which is like whipped cream but lighter and a hundred times better. On the side you get these delicious rich chocolate shortbread cookies, which you use to scoop the mascarpone. I have never really been a fan of shortbread cookies but these ones were just perfect. The item as a whole is ten-star Rik's Picks rating. The stuff is amazing. We also ordered a chocolate tart which was super strong and some sorbet and gelato which included the suprisingly good flavor of grape. They homemake these ice creams and the falvors change daily. This was a great experience.
I have said enough for what I think about this place. It gets the highest rating yet. I will mention that there is another location at the Foxwoods Resort-Casino in Connecticut.
Alta Strada Wellesley
92 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02482
Rik's Picks rating:********* (9)