Landini Brothers
Landini Brothers

Landini Brothers

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.landinibrothers.com/
  • Phone: 7038368404
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 11:00pm, Sundays: 11.30am - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Franco Landini
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lee Street and King Street
  • Public Transit: King Street Metro stop, about 16 blocks away from the restaurant.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Street parking is available or there is a parking garage located right behind the restaurant on Lee Street. Colonial Parking $10.00 flat rate. WE NOW OFFER VALET SERVICE. Friday and Saturday nights, starting at 5:30pm until 11:00pm, for $5.00.
A word from Landini Brothers
Franco and Noe Landini are the proud hosts of Landini Brothers restaurant. Located in the heart of Old Town Alexandria, and close to the Potomac River, Landini Brothers is a well-established landmark in Northern Virginia. It has been serving northern Italian food in the traditional Tuscan style since it opened in 1976. Franco's annual visits to his family and friends in Tuscany provide him with ample opportunity to learn about the latest advances in Tuscan cuisine—knowledge he brings home for the dining pleasure of restaurant guests. Come join us for brunch! Sunday at 11:30am to 3:00pm.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Landini Brothers reviews from OpenTable diners
137 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (81)special occasion (77)romantic (61)fit for foodies (54)notable wine list (49)good for groups (40)great for outdoor dining (31)great for lunch (24)vibrant bar scene (13)hot spot (11)scenic view (6)kid-friendly (6)late-night find (5)great for brunch (5)Show More
  • Nice Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Very nicely decorated restaurant with friendly service. The food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Outside Dining in October!
    CraigVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Dining outside in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia is always a treat....but, in late October? With very comfortable weather, outdoors at Landini Brothers was perfect. While it had been months since I'd been able to stop in for a lunch or dinner, we were greeted like the old friends we actually are. The specials are always delightful and the menu has a great range of offerings. On this particular day, the cold lobster salad was a great choice...it is always enjoyable. My friend put down the menu and just described how he would like the salmon served. It was prepared exactly as requested. The service is excellent and friendly, never leaving you waiting, but not hovering about, either. I made the commitment to return soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great selection & portions!
    John
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We went through the menu but when our server told us about the specials, we just had to change our minds. I had the veal and it was absolutely great. My wife had the Chilean sea bass which was just right for her. We were seated on the second floor which was not as cozy as the first floor but good for 5 or more covers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • KathywithaK
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Everything was outstanding! We were visiting D.C. and staying in Alexandria, VA. Next time we travel to D.C. (from South Carolina) we will dine there again!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great experience
    anniespaVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    My sister and her husband were in town from California, and staying in Alexandria. The preferred an Italian restaurant, so I went on line and found Landini Bros. To our surprise, it was a great experience. We were seated promptly. Our server Alphonso could not have been more pleasant and accommodating. Three of us wanted dishes not on the menu, and they made them for us with an "Of course we can". The food was excellent, the wine list more than adequate in all price ranges, and not too overpriced. Highly recommended, would look forward to going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for romantic night or b-day
    Elyse
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    I made a reservation through Open Table for my boyfriend's birthday and I was very impressed with them! They had confetti on the table, a birthday card, and came with with a dessert/candle and sang Happy Birthday. It was a great personal touch. The food was also excellent and will definitely become a regular restaurant for us to celebrate happy occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Excellent seafood: the smoked fished linguini was unique and delicious. Would like a better selection of soups.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • can't wait to go back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This place never changes and that is good. Food is well prepared, wait staff thoughtful and efficient, wine list not to pricy, just a real nice experience for good Italian food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 2nd floor bust
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We had a late reservation and we were seated on the 2nd floor dining room. The service was bad and our view of the kitchen/dishwasher was upsetting. The wait staff would keep the kitchen door open and have large group conversations which was very rude. We considerd leaving beause it took 10mins just to get our drink order. I am not sure we will ever done there again.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for the group
    Gnocchi
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The restaurant has a great range of Italian food for all tastes. The locale is inviting and warm.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceptional experience in Old Town
    Myrtle
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    The menu is varied, the preparation exceptional! We ate there a week ago and enjoyed it so much went back with friends this week!! The osso buco and soft shell crabs were the best I have ever eaten!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    This was a birthday celebration. My friend and I arrived to find festive table-level, simple but distinctive decorations ) surrounding a card from the management and staff wishing me a happy birthday --- a lovely way to start. Our lunches were delicious - and the complementary salad fresh and flavorful. A on the house tiramisu with candle arrived - large enough to share. My friend and I agreed it was the best we have ever had - and we are tiramisu lovers. It was a wonderful birthday lunch at one of the requested window tables overlooking lower King Street's Old Town view. Kudo's to Landini Brothers for making this such a fine experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for an Anniversary
    emmaus81
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    This was the second time we went to Landini Brothers for an Anniversary and it's always a special treat. It's located in a wonderful section of Old Town Alexandria and the food is delicious. I recommend this to anyone who is looking for a special dinner. The service was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Landini's Never Disappoints
    Thomas
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    I have been coming here for years. It is the only place I will order veal. The service, food ,and drinks are always exemplary. Without a doubt, one of the best restaurants in the galaxy! Thank you again for a wonderful dining experience. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I always get a good meal at Landini Brothers. I love the veal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    StaceyTVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Service is professional but a little icy. Otherwise no issues. Food is good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    ET1963
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Great food, descent priced for a hot spot in Old Town Alexandria. The Linguine alle Pescatora is my favorite. Go early, gets really busy after 7pm
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SwitzerlandVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Alfonso provided excellent service, and when our dinner honoree requested a dish (eggplant parmesan) not on the menu, he took said "no problem"! The branzino special was outstanding, and were the shrimp scampi and the angnolotti stuffe with spinach, and of course, the eggplant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous food and atmosphere
    TeresaVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Landini Brothers continues to be one of my favorite restaurants in Old Town. I don't love their wine list by the glass, but their list of bottles can't be beat, especially if you enjoy Italian wines! At my most recent visit, I had the chilled artichoke which is so good I have tried to make it myself at home. Also, I enjoyed the linguini with white clam sauce which was delicious. The waiters are thoughtful and attentive. I would highly recommend Landini Brothers!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Restaurant
    FunTime
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We always have a good time and good food and good service
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience in Old Town
    prestoVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We have consistently enjoyed this restaurant and its food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Awesome, as usual. Best Restarant in DC area. Great Service, Food is excellent, great ambiance.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    unappreciatedVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food is always great but the service was outstanding on our last visit. The bottle of wine we ordered was out of stock and our waiter suggested another wine, I was very pleased that the price of the wine suggested was within $3 of the bottle I first ordered. Most servers would try to up sell. I showed my appreciation by giving a larger tip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We split oysters Rockefeller and they were very nice. My wife's tortellini was excellent and the veal chop was tasty but tough and gristly. We'll come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another home run
    Kiawah1
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Landini's never disappoints. Attentive service, great pace, great food. Thanks again for getting it right every time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Italian in Alexandria!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Amazing service combined with great atmosphere, superb wine list and amazing specials nightly! ENJOY!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodfirst
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Very nice place. Not the first time there, and always seems to be very good. Accommodated late arrival with ease. Nice setting, great location in Old Town, professional and attentive waiter, everybody loved thier food. Formal dress not required, so it made logistics easier. This restaurant is in the top tier of eatieries just below the no kidding halo-type restaurant category occupied by places like Vadalia, Vermillion, etc which require a bit more thought, preparation, dress, and $$'s to indulge in. Excellent food great location, easy to make happen.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Time Visit
    ZeeMusic
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I came to landini brothers for the first time on a date and the staff was phenominal. They were attentive and extremely friendly. Not only I had a great date but I had great food that was fresh and perfectly cooked. I would definitely come back and recommend this place for anyone that wants authentic Italian food that comes within inches of food from Italy, and I just came back from Italy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Excellent Service and Great Food! Very accommodating. Would return again when visiting!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Landinis - Fabulous Italian Food!
    SusanVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Best Italian food in Alexandria. Warm and Friendly plus delicious fresh seafood, pasta and Veal. Will definitely return to this lovely gem. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perhaps a little over rated
    MomnipVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This is a very cool Old Town Alexandria place. Our server rattled off an impressive list of specials and was friendly enough and tried hard. He took our order for 6 people without writing anything down, and then had to come back to double check everyone's order. Our appetizers were not served before dinner and he only caught that when the folks who delivered the dinners reported back to him. The appetizers were prepared in advance since he immediately produced them (as ordered but hot items were cold and salad not crisp). They came off our bill per his doing, but still not a great dining experience. This place is LOUD, so don't take folks with hearing challenge. I will probably try another place the next time I am in town.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible food
    FoodzgoodVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    As always, the food was delicious, I had the pasta romana and my husband had the pasta with clams. There is always enough to take home especially if you have the delightful, crusty, warm Italian bread with olive oil. The waiter was distracted and not particularly helpful - but that is not any different from any visit to Landini - but you don't come for the waiters or the dark room, you come for the food! It's worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • anniversary dinner
    MasVino
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My husband and I experienced a wonderful dining experience for our anniversary. We were promptly greeted upon arrival and immediately escorted to a table that was inside but with a great outdoor view upon the bustling streets of Old Town on a Saturday evening. The table was adorned with celebratory jewels with a note from Landini Bros. congratulating us on our anniversary. Definitely a nice touch! Both our meals were spectacular, to include the squid appetizer, my order of the special veal topped with crab meat and my husbands with the Linguini al Pescatori (tons of seafood!!) They surprised us at the end of our meal with a complimentary tum cake topped with a candle. Thanks for a great evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food but service lacking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The meal was good, but the server never went the extra mile to see if we wanted apps or even drinks! We were shocked that there was no attention to the minor details especially since there are so many other very good restaurants in the area. So close yet so far from a recommendation.
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  • Not As Good As Before
    CapitanSourceVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Landini Brothers has been a King St. institution for years. The last two times we've been there we've thought the food quality has slipped, although the portions are still ample. They've taken many of the old standbys off the menu. The hostess definitely thinks she's doing you a favor giving you a table (we had a reservation) and the servers attitudes have gone from charming and funny to arrogant and boorish. Try a la Lucia instead.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not outstanding
    Alexandrian
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I am split on how I feel about Landini Brothers. First, all of the plates at my table of six were cleaned, so that's a good sign. The food was good, not outstanding, but I have high standards for Italian food. The sauce on my vitello ai funghi was yummy, however, the veal itself was dry & disappointing. My husband ordered the clams & mussels: note to patrons - you only get shellfish- it is not served with any pasta or bread, so be prepared to order extra or eat only shellfish... Our waitstaff seemed a little overwhelmed by our party (lots of apps & wine but it was later in the evening when it wasn't too crowded). The meal and service were good but not inspiring. Nothing particularly bad, but probably will not return for a while.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • gastron
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Lobster linguini was phenomenal. Lots of great wine bottles under 30.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Landini
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The service, food, and atmosphere was premium. I would recommend them to anyone that enjoys fine dining.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We love this place
    MichelleC
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We love Landini brothers and have NOTHING bad to say. It is truly one of our favorites! I wish that we could make it here once weekly. The food, as always was wonderful, the wine was delicious and the service impeccable. Totally a restaurant you must try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outside at Landini's
    EddieVLunch
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I booked our Open Table reservation for 4 with a sidewalk table request given the great weather and sure enough, they held one for us even though their website said it was really "first come first served" outside dining. With a great table and lots of great conversation and people watching, Sam,our waiter, gave us the run down on specials (he was a former kitchen worker and knows the menu backwards & forwards) and was patient with some indecision on our part. With a bottle of Prosecco & very good salads cleared, the crabcakes (wonderful) and penne pasta (tops) and lobster + tuna carapaccio arrived. A delicious bottle of Montepulcianio D'Abruzzo chosen from an broad wine list did a terrific job of pulling the 4 different meals together.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet