For his next D.C. venture, it looks like Boston-based chef/restaurateur Michael Schlow is going Italian. The owner of Tico and The Riggsby will open a third location of Alta Strada at 465 K St. NW (formerly Kushi), according to a liquor license notice.
Schlow already has Alta Strada locations in Wellesley, Mass. and at a resort and casino in Mashantucket, Conn. Both outposts offer a wide range of antipasti, like homemade ricotta, as well as pizzas, pastas, and "old school favorites." The Massachusetts restaurant's website describes Alta Strada, which opened in 2007, as Schlow's "dream restaurant."
The liquor license notice further states that Alta Strada will seat 150 with a sidewalk cafe for an additional 50.
Y&H has contacted Schlow's publicist for additional details. Stay tuned.