Landini Brothers
Landini Brothers

Landini Brothers

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.landinibrothers.com/
  • Phone: (703) 836-8404
  • 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
147 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (87)special occasion (78)romantic (63)fit for foodies (54)good for groups (50)notable wine list (50)great for outdoor dining (29)great for lunch (27)vibrant bar scene (17)hot spot (15)kid-friendly (10)late-night find (7)scenic view (6)great for brunch (4)Show More
  • very good restaurant
    bjgs
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    the Service was great - the veal cooked perfectly and the tiramisu excellent - we will definitely keep it on our favorites list.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Choice
    TryNewSpots
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Excellent food and wine. Presentation along with service both stand out. Park and walk, or use Valet but traffic near Landini Brothers can be heavy.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    I have booked a table here for several business dinners. It is always a great choice, and my most recent visit did not disappoint. The food was outstanding and Sam, our waiter, delivered exceptional service. The rest of the staff was also friendly, fun and professional. Love this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We went here based on a friend's recommendation. Dinner was great. The food was delicious and wonderful service. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Alexandria!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious food!
    Sam78
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I has the Pork Chop and it was juicy and tasty, even though I ordered it medium well. The place is very nice, great lighting and good acoustic for a pleasant dinner (romantic or for a small group).
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful birthday dinner!
    foodieintrainingVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I'd never been to Landini Brothers before and we were looking for something that would appeal to 4 people with varied tastes. Everything we had was excellent and the service was impeccable. I've recommended it to several people who live near Alexandria and I'd be happy to eat there again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere
    Sheila
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We took my husband's boss and wife to this restaurant and they were so impressed. The food was great, the service was impeccable, and the cappuccino was one of the best I've had. I love that the building is historic and looks it, inside and out. Quick walk to the water after dinner. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Meeting New Friends
    Stephen
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Two couples meeting for the first time were seated at a corner table where we had no problem conversing without the usual background noise. The service and food were outstanding and we left quite satisfied with our dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Restuarant
    eatingout
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Thoroughly enjoyed our evening dinner at Landini Brothers. The entire affair for the six of us was such a great experience. The restaurant is about 200 years old and has been restored to perfection, without taking away from the historical value of the times. Service and food was outstanding. We have put Landini brothers on our list to return upon our next trip north from our home in Florida.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Graduation
    Tim1026
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Chose Landinis based on recommendation of my nephew, who wanted a special dinner following his high school graduation. The food was excellent, especially the veal, good Pinot Grigio, and fantastic desserts including a special one for my nephew.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Italian!
    Madi
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    I took my daughter here for her graduation lunch with our family. It was perfect. The service was excellent and the fieldstone room was beautiful and with an old world charm. The food was good. My only observation is that their pasta dishes were limited for lunch. Overall we really enjoyed it and will return.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Genuinely good, hot Italian cuisine
    Experienceddiner1
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Nicely prepared, served HOT! Thank you, Landini Bros., for a nice birthday celebration! The four of us had a very enjoyable meal. Great bartender as well...the Maker's Mark Manhattans were LARGE and perfectly concocted.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Near perfect Italian in Old Town
    joeswickVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Go to Landini's for a fine evening out to enjoy super well prepared Italian dinners. Gazpacho (hey-that's not italian) was spicy, and garnished with crab and good. Grilled Veal Chop was very thick - a treat to savor. Other veal & pasta dishes rate too. Lobster and pasta was a nice treat. Fully priced, it's a special occasion treat. King St in Old Town has scores of quality restaurants. Landini's rates a return visit
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • shirleyVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
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    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always great food and service
    Phil
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Delicious with great service! The wait staff is authentic and the feeders are good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    Timothy
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    I always enjoy Landini's. I always get the veal, as did Linda. I had the saltombocca, she limone. Excellent as always. We also enjoyed a bottle of chardonnay. The wine list is extensive and moderately priced. I like the dining room. Thye bar side can be a little noisy, but still OK. Service was top notch, professional and not obtrusive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovin Landini
    ALWlovesfood
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We spent a lovely evening here celebrating my BF's birthday. We ordered Cakebread chardanay and had some fabulous food. I highly recommend this resturant!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Service and Food
    vegasmattaes
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The only thing better than the food is the service. Definitely on the list for a return visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really excellent italian food
    JohnBull
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We like Italian food all four of our group having lived in Germany or Rome) for many years. The crusty, warm bread was outstanding. Started with the tuna tartare with avocado, others the salad. Then had the linguini pescatore and others the vangole all were excellent. The real reason to give this restaurant very high marks was the pacing of the meal. We started with cocktails and were neither rushed to order or to finish for the appetizers. The main meal was well timed giving plenty of time for animated conversation. Our waiter was knowledgeable and helpful. The house Chianti was very nice. Since one member of our party was having a birthday, the meal was finished with the presentation of an excellent piece of Tiramasu (with candle)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not what it once was
    Gilbert
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Landini Bros was once my favorite restaurant when they lived in Alexandria. The restaurant used be famous for its red sauce, but I don't think there is anything to rave about at this restaurant anymore. My family had a terrible experience. The service was slow, removed, and unkind. The waiters seemed like they were all In a hurry, except for when it came to brining out our food. The main courses were unoriginal and not fit for fine dining. The entree of fried calamari was just a giant plate of fried calamari with no sides or variety- something suitable for an Applebee's appetizer. I will say the wine was excellent, but overall I felt unwelcome and dissatisfied. I think Landini brothers is solely surviving on location and tourism.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappointed!
    Kathyp
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Landini Brothers remains one of my favorite restaurants!! The food is consistently great and the staff is friendly, efficient and accommodating.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oh well
    kggoatVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    This restaurant always has great food but the service can be very spotty. We arrived on time for our reservation and had to wait almost 30 minutes for a table. Once seated (at a table that would handle 8 and we were 3) the waiter seemed annoyed that his party would be so small. There was little expression of helpfulness, we had to ask for a wine list, and he seemed annoyed at our questions. We will come back but we hope we receive a better waiter.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • JoneZ
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Outsanding food and wine. Staff was very profesional and courteous.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    The food was absolutely wonderful and the ambiance was great. Excellent choice for our visit to Old Alexandria.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Dinner
    Keng
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We had an 8:30 reservation. We walked in a few minutes early and they sat us right away. The service was quick and responsive without interrupting too much. Food was great. A very nice experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Decent
    TReyVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    This is in a great area but seems like it was great 10-20 years ago. It appears as if the menu, food, and staff are holding onto the old glory and have not updated much of anything. Good wine selection help also seems nonexistent.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Okay
    joejoe
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Unfortunately, my biggest complaint is the wait time. Arrived at 7:50pm, table was ready at 8:00pm, appetizers came out at 8:30pm and entrees came out at 9:00pm. We almost left and went to McDonalds when the food finally arrived. My wife and I were very upset. I don't know why this happened but paying close to $150 is uncalled for when your food comes out ONE HOUR later.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worst dining experience in years
    CHfoodist
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    My wife ordered lobster tails with spaghetti while I ordered Chilean Sea Bass with rosemary, lemon and olive oil, a special"fresh catch of the day". Both dishes were terrible! The lobster portion was miniscule and the meat tough; and the dish came to the table looking as if the overcooked spaghetti had been thrown on. My sea bass was obviously a frozen filet that had a texture and taste of freezer burn. I will never be fooled again into dining at a restaurant just because it has been around for 35 years.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meal.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Excellent food; 4 of us had fish or seafood and everyone was happy with their choice. Limited outside seating so we were inside. Pricey but wonderful italian food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our favorite place in Old Town
    OTB1VIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    We live in Old Town and this is by far our favorite place to dine, splurge, embibe and have great times! The staff here is great! The food and drinks are always wonderful. Our favorite waiters are Alex and Sam..and the bartender...those three guys are awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • law school graduation dinner
    sdunn
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Perfect dinner celebration. Private dining room for our group of 8. Everything was delicious. Most of us got specials, I got the rockfish, it was amazing. Def recommend this for a special occasion!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Casual yet elegant dining
    DebB
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    As a local, I had never been to and knew about this restaurant until a client suggested it for dinner. Excellent food and service. Really gives you the feel of Old Town. It was a bustling place on a Thursday night. Pricey but worth it.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not the best night
    Champagne3VIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    maitre d' was not attentive to original request for a quiet table. We had to request to be re-seated. Several wines on wine its were our of stock.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • SwitzerlandVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    The rockfish and pasta specials were both outstanding. Service was superb as always.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cheech
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Food was good. We asked to be seated outside since the weather was great. The outdoor dining area was very tight, so we kept getting bumped. We didn't see our server as frequently as we would have liked, but this was probably due to our request to eat outside. We had a very pleasant meal until the table next to us changed and one diner began smoking, which blew directly towards us. We left soon after. Overall we both enjoyed our meals and dining experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Noise Was a Problem
    Marlowe17
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    The food was well-prepared and the service was attentive, but the noise level--bolstered no doubt by the slate floor in the dining room in which we were seated--made it difficult to engage in conversation. We were glad the restaurant was busy, but of course this only complicated the noise issue.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Short of expectations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    I would not go back. The service and atmosphere was good. No one had knowledge of wine, according to the waiter. The Calamari was average, the sauce was very good. The SPECIAL veal of the evening was good, but again not great.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful anniversary dinner
    ProgMetalVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Had a wonderful anniversary dinner. Selected almost all items from the extensive list of that evening's specials. Oysters Rockefeller were excellent, as were the specials of sautéed Rockfish and lobtster linguini. They mixed a great appletini for my wife. We shared a cannoli for dessert that I have to say is one of the best I've eaten in a long time - that shell was perfectly crispy. Our waiter was perfectly attentive. Great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • better than expected
    Birdie
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    3 of us had veal all excellent and tender... yum.. unlike everyone else the decor seemed fine to me. We had a great meal and the BEST tiramisu outside of florence italy! Very light and oh so delicious... higly recommend.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Classic and clubby
    MumbaiVIP
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    A great sit. Classic Italian with refreshed menu. Clubby feel. NYC in old town.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.