La Tagliatella Restaurant - Clarendon
La Tagliatella Restaurant - Clarendon

La Tagliatella Restaurant - Clarendon

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.latagliatella.us/
  • Phone: 5712574600
  • 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
44 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (21)neighborhood gem (17)great for outdoor dining (16)fit for foodies (12)romantic (12)special occasion (10)kid-friendly (7)great for brunch (6)great for lunch (6)vibrant bar scene (4)notable wine list (3)hot spot (3)late-night find (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good...not great--but still good!
    Mithanicus
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 24 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 158 reviews are from the La Tagliatella Restaurant - Clarendon reviews archive.
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
  • Lovely dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Found the restaurant on Open Table as we were visiting from out of town and wanted something close to our hotel......what a great find!!!! Our waitress was fabulous at directing us to a perfect entrée selection and a nice bottle of wine!! Highly recommend!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Four of us had a great lunch
    plzd2eatVIP
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    Four of us had a great lunch today. We ordered a pizza and 3 different pastas. Service was prompt and food was delivered quickly. Everyone commented about how good the food was and how nice the restaurant looked. I'm very surprised there were not many more people there. They do not know what they are missing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A GEM IN CLARENDON
    Omar2VIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    A nice place to have a special occasion and very romantic, the service team are excellent indeed. A must visit restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Review for Tagliatella
    Jaime
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    The pasta was delicious and fresh. My fiancé and I loved the peppercino and pesto sauce. The server was also very attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High quality Italian food!
    Speedpass
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    I have been to quite a few Italian restaurants in the DC Metro area this place can go head to head with some of the more expensive ones and shine over them.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service!
    AngelikaVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    The chicken parm which is off the menu is incredibly tasty! Great location in Clarendon and close to all the bars for after dinner drinks and fro-yo! We enjoyed our dinner there!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Great Service!
    Matt331
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Went to La Tagliatella for a late dinner this week. It was our first time there so we had no expectations. We had reservations and were seated right away. The appetizers were delicious, the pasta menu was phenomenal! Great service and definitely a place to return to in the near future.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place
    Raymo853
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    I dinned at La Tagliatella without knowing nor reading anything about them. It was a great surprise, the food was good, the choices good, the service top notch and the ambiance was great. The noise level was so nice and quiet, not because it was empty but because the place is well designed and the patrons tend to not be noisy. Plan to patronize them again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was okay -- Cesar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    The food was okay -- Cesar salad was presented well and tasted good, but the pasta was nothing to write home about. They have a concept where you can pick your type of pasta and your sauce, and then add protein if you want. We did this and all members of the party felt it was fairly bland. The service was awful, we waited 30 minutes for our dishes to be cleared even after we specifically asked for them to be cleared.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday dinner
    drbob
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    Our waiter was attentive and perfect Appetizers were very good - carpaccio and focaccio I asked for a side of bolognese and it was there in a flash Chicken Milanese was excellent We had a pizza with duck that tried too hard - not a good topping on a pizza But the pizza was thin crust and very good on its own No room for dessert
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reviews are about right
    Galah
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    Good experience, nice place, good food, service was OK.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic