La Tagliatella Restaurant - Clarendon
La Tagliatella Restaurant - Clarendon

La Tagliatella Restaurant - Clarendon

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.latagliatella.us/
  • Phone: (571) 257-4600
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday – Thursday: 11:30am – 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:30am – 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Dessert, Italian, Pizzeria
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout
  • Special Events: Daily Happy Hour food and drink specials Mon-Fri 4-7pm and Sat/Sun 11:30-4
    Half Price Select Bottles of Wine Every Tuesday
    $3 Bellinis & Mimosas in the Bar and on the Patio All Day Saturdays and Sundays

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Garfield and Clarendon Blvd
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from La Tagliatella Restaurant - Clarendon
Welcome to La Tagliatella Clarendon. We are a European-based Italian restaurant specializing in the rustic culinary traditions of Northern Italy. We import many of our key ingredients: tomatoes from Puglia; parmesan cheese from Emilia Romagna; gorgonzola cheese from Lombardia; buffalo's mozzarella from Campania; mushrooms from Trentino's region and focacia from Genova...We offer insalate, antipasti, our very own proprietary pastas and sauces; Napoletano-style pizze and several veal or filet mignon entrees. And don't pass on our desserts - they are truly unique and delicious. We have designed our restaurant with a beautiful full service bar for diners to enjoy Happy Hour, bar dining and socializing while enjoying one of our Specialty Cocktails, great wine or draft beer.
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La Tagliatella Restaurant - Clarendon reviews from OpenTable diners
41 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.7
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
76% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (17)neighborhood gem (15)fit for foodies (12)great for lunch (9)romantic (8)kid-friendly (8)great for outdoor dining (8)great for brunch (6)special occasion (5)vibrant bar scene (4)hot spot (4)late-night find (3)notable wine list (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Waiter was subpar and arrogant
    B1Diddy
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    While in the DC area I sought out OpenTable to find a decent restaurant. As a professional waiter, I'm a pretty good judge of the experience. We were not greeted till about 5 minutes after arriving. During the dinner our waiter, who did not introduce himself at all, was smug and arrogant especially to my less than worldly guest. His ONLY redeeming quality was that he secured a onion free sauce for one of our allergic party. It was not busy at all and still our plates were sitting in front of us for 10 minutes after we half completed them because, lets face it, they were unimaginative and uninspired. As a server, it is difficult to leave less than 18%, but I was sorely tempted. There will be no return trip!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing ...
    FoodieX2VIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    The menu offered tantalizing possibilities with a good selection of pastas & sauce choices. Alas, the execution left much to be desired. The "homemade" pastas were good, the sauces - not so much. The cream sauce i ordered was not creamy at all, the Caesar salad dressing was more like an ordinary vinaigrette. Service was rushed & made us feel like they were more interested in turning the table than providing us with a good dining experience. Not in a rush to go back ...
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice experience
    DCdiner2014
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    It was my first time trying out this restaurant. I was meeting a work colleague and appreciate that it was quiet enough to have a comfortable discussion. The service was prompt. The bruschetta was delicious and the bellinis a delight. The fresh homemade pasta was also a nice treat. Would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food, good wine
    Mike
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Went here for a dinner with work colleagues. Nice atmosphere, food and wine were very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Good
    OriginalDC
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    I went here on a Monday night (also Columbus Day) so the restaurant was pretty quiet. The Service was a bit spotty, but nothing I would complain about. On the whole our waiter was around when we needed him and managed to come by to ask how we like our food before we had just taken the fifth (or so) bit or were in the middle of chewing. Over all it was a really nice dining experience and I would definitely go back again!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Solid Italian meal
    KP1111
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Great selection of fresh, homemade pasta and variety of sauces to mix and match to your taste! Right portion size as well
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Light and Delicious
    FrequentDinee
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    When my family and I went here for dinner, we ordered three different dishes - one salad, one pasta, and one pizza! Everything was delicious and light! The salad portion was huge; and the honey avocado dressing was the perfect accompaniment for the fresh veggies. The pasta was freshly made - I love the bite that it had; and the bolognese sauce was well seasoned! The pizza crust was thin and crisp; and the pizza wasn't at all oily or greasy! A great meal overall, definitely give it a try if you're craving some good Italian food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was not great
    Slump
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    They close kitchen at 10 am ..the food served was not hot and meat not cooked well..overall for the menu price its not a good value..
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Casual Italian
    DCarlingtonFoodie
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Extensive menu and not too expensive. Great for a low-key Italian dinner
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • pretty good not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Pasta was pretty good but i grew up in new jersey so its hard to find marinara sauce that compares this far south. Tag's white sauce was awesome but there marinara didnt have much pop (flavor). Overall this seemed like a good date night place for clarendon and it didnt destroy my wallet. My date seemed to really enjoy it so mission accomplished
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Plenty of options
    VeryAuthenticVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We had a party of four which went to the restaurant for a late night bite once friends arrive from out of town. We were seated promtly as there were not many diners in the restaurant around 8:30pm on a Wednesday night. Plenty of options for places to sit and the services was actually great. Food came out quickly although not the best pasta and pizza I've had before before great location in Clarendon.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Only one complaint
    Bojangles
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Tables were extremely close together to the point where I was involved in the conversations between the couple to my left and the couple to my right. Did not have any privacy which makes it difficult for a date.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food - great service
    parisiensVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    This chef at this restaurant adds some changes to classic Italian food. For example, the Caesar salad has whole anchovies in the salad instead of ground up in the dressing. The seafood sauce was very flavourful. The Chef's pairings of pastas and sauces are quite good. Most are combinations I would certainly not think of.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    CNote
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We had a party of 7 which was handled great. The menu choices and quality of the food was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Best Sangria
    EchoVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This place is the best for happy hour. Great drink and food specials. The sangria is awesome.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ok
    CambridgianVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    we went here for lunch, and were almost the only customers. I think that was because it was late July, and pretty much no one is working at that time of year in DC. The staff was attentive, but then forgot us as often happens in an empty restaurant. They worked hard to make up for it, and the food was decent. I think this might be a lovely place for dinner.
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  • late night crowd
    mommaVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We went with family of relatives and had early reservation. Sadly, it was empty. But the service was good and so was the food. Just not indicative of the ambiance.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Dinner
    dineforfive
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The staff helped us celebrate our anniversary by preparing a table with champagne and strawberries. They were all very attentive. My husband and I really had a nice time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 23 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.6
    • Food3.7
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 172 reviews are from the La Tagliatella Restaurant - Clarendon reviews archive.
  • Wonderful Dinner
    yummy
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I've eaten here before and have never been disappointed. However, I tried three new dishes on this trip and they were all amazing, The service and timeliness of our meals coming out was splendid. They topped it off with a slice of mousse to celebrate my husband's birthday. Absolutely loved everything!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food, location, bad atmospher
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Margherita pizza and lobster bisque were great. Good wine selection. The physical condition of the menu was extremely poor and a major turnoff. Tables by the window are low quality and too close together.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, not great
    Katie
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Restaurant wasn't too busy for a Saturday night, so easy to get a table. Service was just okay - very business-like and not a lot of enthusiasm, but quick delivery of food and drinks. Hostesses and server looked ready to get out of there and go home already. Food was fine and cocktails were strong. Would have preferred patio table since there were obviously some available, but didn't seem worth asking.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not bad
    Brian
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    My girlfriend wasn't overly impressed with the way her pasta was prepared, but it wasn't bad. My food was good, not great, as well. It wasn't a bad experience, but it was nothing special.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good...not great--but still good!
    MithanicusVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The food's a little too salty. Most places with this problem don't have decent food, but this place does--they just go overboard on the salt.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Waitress was wonderful, extremely attentive and helpful. Seemed to actually enjoy her job and care about us, rare find sometimes! Good deals on happy hour specials.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New Experience!
    heroseagain
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Thus was my first time dining here and it want be the last. Food was great and service was even better. Love the surrounding. Great location.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great birthday dinner!
    GiGiB3
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I went there for my birthday dinner before heading out to the bars in Clarendon. The server was super nice and helpful! The food was delicious. Everyone got a different dish and all were fabulous! Reservations were easy to make through Open Table and we were seated right away. Only issue is when I tried calling the restaurant, it just rang...not sure if something was up with their phone. But everything else was great! Will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    DCProfessionalsVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    La Tagliatella has a pleasant atmosphere but the food and service are disappointing. Now we know why the restaurant was almost empty early on a Sunday afernoon.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful!
    VerySatisfied
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    The whole experience was terrific. The service perfect. The food amazing (although the portions are quite large!) I would go there again in a second.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • eh...
    zandeli
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Food was only ok - VERY salty. Ordered filet 'medium rare' - came out super-rare. Send it back, came back still what I would consider rare... Manager came by 20 min later, with meat only somewhat eaten, and claimed medium rare is purple inside. Idk about that - that's not what I consider medium rare - we expected a nice reddish pink in the center, not still essentially raw...especially after we sent it back once... Manager offered to remake it, but we said no, not necessary. He did take about $10 off the bill, which we didn't ask for but was appreciated. Had driven by the restaurant many times and wanted to try for a few months now... unfortunately, probably won't go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No more brochette bread sticks!
    EdinArl
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    I took my wife to La Tagliatella for Valentines Day and she raved about the bread sticks. That was the main reason for her requesting this restaurant for a belated Mothers Day dinner. We were very disappointed to find that the brochette bread sticks were no longer on the menu. That said, my wife's chicken piccata was excellent. My lasagna was ordinary.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent italian...
    Carlos
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Very good food. Abundant portions. Carbonara sauce was excellent. Good wine list and very friendly staff... Going back soon!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, Too Much Noise
    LeeDVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We like the menu and the many choices you have to mix and match pasta with sauces. The food is good. We do not like the noise. It is almost impossible to talk to someone across from you at the table. The ratings call it energetic and call it obnoxious. Why restaurants think their patrons don't want to hear what anyone is saying to them and having your ears blown out is fun I will never figure out. Unfortunately for us the noise level will keep us from going back very often.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • one of my faves
    yummy
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My daughter & I eat here often. We brought my husband along and he loved it as well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh
    raaoneVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    I had won a gift certificate here so we went on a Friday night. I made a reservation but likely didn't even need one at 7:30 pm - wasn't too busy. The food was ok, but not anything to rave about or even go back for. Unless you like cream sauces, there isn't much that goes together well with the pasta dishes. The service was relatively attentive but discombobulated; brought the wrong wine, flat soda, etc. Little things but enough that my mom, who was in from out of town, was a little put off by the whole experience. Not the best start to our Mother's Day Weekend.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time
    LeeGVIP
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Everything was very good and at a good price point; appetizers, dinner and wine. I thought the restaurant was a full service authentic Italian. It was pizza and pasta with limited entrees; although very good.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Value
    DaGoods
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Compared to other places in the area, La Tagliatella is very affordable, though the food was excellent. Definitely worth checking out for a date or a group get-together. Scenery struck me as upscale-casual.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just OK
    TreatyourselfVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    This is the second time my boyfriend and I have visited. The first time was pretty good. We had two pizzas and a ports bello, tomato, mozzarella appetizer. Decent food! Second visit, nothing special. When we dine, we do like to experience great food, new flavors, something unique about the place where we are, but we came to the conclusion mid-meal that this place just doesn't offer anything special for us.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dont expect to get your way
    DontGetOutMuch
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Food was pretty good, but service was slow, We weren't able to get anything prepared how we wanted it, only how it was showing up on the menu. They gave us a hard time about getting a side of pasta with a meal saying that they can't do side portions of pasta. Yet a DIFFERENT meal came with a side portion of pasta. Guess they couldn't take it off one meal and put it on another...??? What kind of Italian restaurant refuses to give pasta as a side??
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for my Birthday
    Danie13
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Went here last week for my birthday with friends and it was a great choice! It's hard to get reservations for more than 8 on a weekend in Clarendon but they were very accommodating. My friends and I had all never been there and our waitress was excited to explain the menu and make recommendations for all of us. The build your own was neat and all of us loved our dishes. In the end I would say I'll definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We were seated promptly and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We were seated promptly and our server was great. She explained all the different sauces and pastas we had questions on. Food was delicious, nothing like freshly made pasta! We chose the restaurant for the location and selection.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.