Alba Osteria Opens in Mt. Vernon Square

425 I Street, NW from early November

“Dear PoPville,

Alba Osteria is officially open! I went to happy hour tonight with a friend, and so far I like it, so I thought I’d spread the news….

During happy hour, all of their draft beers are $4, including a pretty decent selection of local and other craft beers. There are a few random meat-based food selections, plus all of the pizzas are half off (so about $6-7 each, I guess) and there are a lot of vegetarian options there. I was worried about the atmosphere but it was pretty nice and low key. It also wasn’t too loud or anything … although it was far from filled when I was there from about 5:15 to 8:30 or so. Hooray for new places in the (work) ‘hood!”

Their facebook page says:

“Guests can anticipate cuisine from Chef Roberto Donna’s home region of Piemonte, Italy with a focus on the town of Alba. Guests can anticipate an expansive salumi and formaggi counter, plus a selection of antipasti, house-made pastas (available in small and large portions), and Neapolitan pizzas. A variety of daily specials displayed in “Italian sized” portions will also be available for sharing in the traditional Piemontese fashion.”

Their hours are:

Monday – Thursday
11 AM – 11 PM
11 AM – 12 AM
10:30 AM – 12 AM
10:30 AM – 11 PM

Check out the dinner menu after the jump.