Alfio's
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Alfio's

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.alfios.com/index.html
  • Phone: 3016579133
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact the restaurant for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Taso 3016579133

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Alfio's
Alfio's Northern Italian Cuisine has been serving the Washington, DC metro area for the past 22 years. Alfio's takes pride in providing an enjoyable dinning experience, from our friendly staff to our gourmet Italian dishes. Welcome to Alfio's
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Alfio's reviews from OpenTable diners
  • basic Italian-American fare
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/3/2013
    Decent service, good basic food. Not fancy but very convenient. Valet parking is a good feature. Nice outdoor seating area in good weather.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed!
    Anne
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    Alfio's was a favorite spot when I was young (30 years ago!) I was back in Chevy Chase and thought we would give it a try. What a disappointment! The food was mediocre at best and the waitress was awful. When I asked about wine because no wine list was provided, she informed me that I could choose from "red or white". I finally was able to pull a few choices out of her and then received a small glass of what was clearly box wine. I ordered a chicken breast grilled with olive oil, lemon and oregano. What I got was a huge, flat piece of chicken with burnt oregano all over it. There was no lemon anywhere. It was served with a side of uninspired pasta. I should have known it was going to be bad when we walked in and saw a salad bar!
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  • The Dover Sole was excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/13/2013
    The Dover Sole was excellent -and has been a draw for us
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • They greeted our party of
    Harvey
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    They greeted our party of 8 profusely. They had out table ready. Service was excellent, and food was good.
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    good for groups
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  • This was the first time I
    Corgidog59
    Dined on 12/8/2012
    This was the first time I have been back to Alfio's in like 20 years. Food was very good but both my appetizer and main course were served warm and not hot. This is why I rated the food 3 stars and not higher. The restaurant was full so that was a good sign. They do have valet parking which makes things so much easier as parking is not readily available on the street.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • It is a very comfortable place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/19/2012
    It is a very comfortable place for anyone who just wants to relax and enjoy good food.
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    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • Dover sole and trout stuffed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/24/2012
    Dover sole and trout stuffed with spinach were tops, really couldn't have been better Hats off to Alfios Ambassador and mrs Richard carlson
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  • Alfio's has a great salad
    SusanVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2012
    Alfio's has a great salad bar, which includes mortadella, provolone, and salami. You can always get the salad bar for the main course and make a sandwich for an inexpensive dinner. Or, you can't go wrong with the more traditional Italian dishes, like linguine with sausage and peppers or spaghetti and meatballs. They also make a good drink.
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    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • A Surprising Find
    SSNative
    Dined on 4/28/2012
    My wife and I took out my dad and his wife while they were in town visiting. We came across Alfio's at the very last minute and had not thought ahead of time about it or researched it at all. The restaurant was fairly small and did not have a large dining area. The dining room was full of older people and the bar was empty. We were a little cautious upon being seating. However, the food was surprisingly outstanding. I had some kind of charcoal chicken that was very good. Everyone else's meals were also good. The desert was a little sub-par, but the apps and dinner were very good.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were looking for "traditional"
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/10/2012
    We were looking for "traditional" Italian food and found it here. Probably not for foodies, but great for a kid from New Jersey.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Fantastic Alfredo Sauce
    KDCT
    Dined on 1/26/2012
    Excellent Italian food!! The Alfredo sauce is the best I have ever tasted...including during my trip to Italy!!!
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Comfort Food / Wonderful Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 1/22/2012
    Always a great evening. Food good, service always wonderful - a place we will return to time and time again!
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Nice salad bar. Generous
    A20815
    Dined on 1/14/2012
    Nice salad bar. Generous and delicious menu. specials wel-priced.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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  • Traditional Favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/15/2011
    An old family favorite. Dependably good food and service. Love it! Will come back time and time again!!!
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Large portions of very good
    Ginahi
    Dined on 10/16/2011
    Large portions of very good food. Excellent salad bar. Great service.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • a neighborhood gem
    A20815
    Dined on 9/18/2011
    very pleasant and excellent service.good salad bar.relatively quietdinner was very good with the exception of the callamari which should have been cooked a little more.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • Very tasty entree's and quality
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/27/2011
    Very tasty entree's and quality service. We loved the old world yet somewhat kitzchy decor. Salad "bar" underwhelming however and table bread could have been improved in that it was a less than fresh - warming up before serving might help as well.
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  • Always a great time at this
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/9/2011
    Always a great time at this friendly neighborhood place. Comfort Italian food! Great service!!!
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    great for outdoor dining
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  • Love the place. Salmon terrific,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/24/2011
    Love the place. Salmon terrific, pasta dish tasty, veal as well. We'll be back again and again.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • The food was very ordinary
    Jack
    Dined on 6/18/2011
    The food was very ordinary and the wine list was woefully inadequate.
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  • Been going here for years.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/14/2011
    Been going here for years. It's our comfort Italian food restaurant. Familiar menu, nice unusual salad bar, enjoyable, personable staff.
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    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Overall good classic Italian.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/8/2011
    Overall good classic Italian. Friendly, ok service (forgot my second glass of wine), good food overall. Reasonable prices. Spaghetti as a side dish with marinara sauce should be avoided (soft spaghetti with tasteless marinara). Nice renaissance decor. Pleasant enough.
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    good for groups
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  • Sad to say we had a terrible
    DuckieVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2011
    Sad to say we had a terrible experience. With 2 toddlers we were seated at 6:15 and didn't get out before 8. Restaurant served a loud, rude tour bus that arrived after us first. Waitress warned of "hot plate" then put it right next to child. House wine was not drinkable.
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  • Good neighborhood restaurant.
    GreatVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2011
    Good neighborhood restaurant. Represents a good value for the quality of food. Service has always been very good.
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  • Yummerz!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/8/2011
    I have been to Alfio's on many lunch occasions and they have catered to my office several times. It is the BEST Italian food in all of the DMV area! Their ingredients make you feel like the "Eat" portion of "Eat Pray Love". Their cheese and sauce is so flavorful and fresh. I still do not understand how they can make wood fired pizza taste so amazing. However, I did not have such a pleasant experience with our server. The person had an attitude. Luckily the trumped the service on this particular night. Fortunately, this type of service is a rarity and I will still recommend this restaurant. The locals into eh area know about it, but others should experience it as well.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • This was the first time that
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/24/2011
    This was the first time that we went for dinner to Alfios'and we were very pleasantly surprised. The food was very good, the restaurant quiet and the service adequate. The salad bar had a lot of choices of fresh ingredients with a variety of meat and cheese. The warm meal (veal), side vegetables and pasta were perfect. The wine was great. We will certainly return.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    KDCT
    Dined on 3/2/2011
    Our third evening at Alfio's in the past month...just a pleasure to dine there! Outstanding Italian food!!
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  • Simple with some old-style
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 2/21/2011
    Simple with some old-style Italian kitch. Service is great and the owner is so welcoming. Good salad bar and great lunch specials.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch
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    KDCT
    Dined on 2/16/2011
    Absolutelu outstanding Italian food at an incredibly modest price!! Dinner for 2 without alcohol is easily less than $50...appetizer, salad, entree, and dessert. We will be back again!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Had not been to Alfio's for
    PastaBeaVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2011
    Had not been to Alfio's for over 30 years. The food was very well prepared and as tasty as I remembered it to be. The salad/antipasta bar was well stocked with meats, cheese and vegetable selections. The service was lacking. There were times that the wait between our waiter's visits seemed everlasting and the restaurant was not crowded.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Italian-American food, a throwback
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 1/29/2011
    Italian-American food, a throwback to the '60s, and not in a good way.
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    KDCT
    Dined on 1/29/2011
    We just returned from a trip to Italy...Alfio's red sauce & alfredo sauce were the best we have ever tastasted!! Just outstanding flavors! And, Alfio's is extremely reasonably priced! Dinner for 2....less than $50! We will be going back to Alfio's!
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  • Hosted a special retirement
    LidoLouVIP
    Dined on 12/13/2010
    Hosted a special retirement dinner with about 10 people. Started with drinks and appetizers at Alfio's beautifully refurbished bar area...we left the bar for a private area within the restaurant which was set up in advance per our special request. All raved about their great meals (Veal Piccata with Lemon Butter Sauce, Fresh Mushrooms & Capers and Veal Saltimbocca alla Romana, Pasta with Clams and Frutti di Mare among others) and some house wine (Chianti). Thanks to Tasios and Jimmy, and staff for a great evening!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • This restaurant has been around
    ToCCResidentVIP
    Dined on 12/4/2010
    This restaurant has been around for a long while. Its virtue as far as our household is concerned lies in its early bird special menu. Its clientele is primarily elderly, with a lot of people being regulars from the apartment building that houses the restaurant. The valet parking is a virtue in Friendship Heights.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • The food was very good and
    John
    Dined on 11/13/2010
    The food was very good and the waiting not too long. The waiter who seated us did not take our name. I don't know if we got any points for having been there.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Tucked in an apartment building,
    DCfoodie1VIP
    Dined on 11/12/2010
    Tucked in an apartment building, with free valet parking in Chevy Chase, this is a good place on a busy Friday night. Slightly odd salad bar, but really good pasta and fried calamari. Gnocchi was home-made and tasty. Spagetti and meatballs was good. Delicious chocolate mousse. It is an old crowd, but easy to get in and good.
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  • This was our first time eating
    AndreaKVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2010
    This was our first time eating in this restaurant and we really enjoyed it. Had a wonderful dish - Frutti di Mare - which I would definitely order again. Salad bar should be updated to reflect today's preferences and the veal dish that my husband had wasn't great, but definitely worth a return. Lovely atmosphere, too - very much like Italian restaurants that I remember while growing up in NYC in the '60s and '70s.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Lovely place for a family
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/23/2010
    Lovely place for a family meal. Welcoming with very good service.
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  • Looks can be deceiving. The
    RobFromDCVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2010
    Looks can be deceiving. The food is generally the star at Alfios. They offer all of the Italian standards. We especially like the salad bar and the rum cake.
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    good for groups
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