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Landini Brothers
Landini Brothers

Landini Brothers Details

  • 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.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "The food was ok, not great, certainly didn't warrent the prices ($40 steak). The restaurant is dark and the decor is dated and dingy (floors need vacuuming, fixtures had dust, etc). No issues with the service."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Always a wonderful time and a wonderful meal. the service was fantastic And the rockfish was out of this world."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "As always, the food at Landini's was excellent. I ordered the artichoke appetizer and after getting over the shock that it was a whole artichoke that I had to eat with my fingers, I really enjoyed it. We both had pasta, one with a sausage tomato sauce and one, a seaweed noodle with crab and lobster. Very enjoyable. The only minor negative was a very aloof waiter who did what he needed to do but acted as if he wanted to be anyplace else and that we were a bit of an annoyance - but this did not mar an enjoyable dinner."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Noise level on the main floor of the dining area was to loud to have a pleasant conversation. To say it was energetic was an understatement"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The food was very good, but we thought it odd that the Italian dishes were served with fingerling potatoes and haricots vert. If you wanted pasta, there was an extra charge."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We go there when in the mood for a very good Italian meal. The clams Casino were terrific and pasta Romano excellent."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Complacency appears to be setting in at Landini Brothers. There was nothing remarkable about our recent dining experience. They are fortunate they're in Old Town and have a rather captive crowd. They're also fortunate that a great new place like Osteria Marzano in Kingstowne is not nearby."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Best Veal ever! Great atmosphere! The only reason I don't rate the service poor is because they were nice and tried. But it was 45 minutes between ordering & eating."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Food and service fantastic. Beware of table just off hostess stand. Constant bumping during a busy Friday nite. Gratefully, we were offered a second chance the following night. Nice window table was reserved for us by mgmt. along with free cocktails for our inconvenience experienced the night prior."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Consistently excellent in terms of food and service; our party of six was entirely pleased. The tiramisu is definitely worth saving room for--a version that rises above the rest of the pre-fab slabs found at lesser Italian restaurants."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We loved it, the food was great, the ambiance was nice...a lovely spot"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "As expected, the service and ambience was outstanding. The food would have been outstanding, but for the shrimp in the shrimp scampi that was not very tasty, limp and not up to the excellent quality of the rest of the meal . The veal that I had was nicely done and the wines were excellent."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "As always, Landini offered great food and wonderful service. We had a party of five - three newcomers who were wowed and vowed to return. The menu offers something for everyone and the specials were superb. Only downside is noise level. On a Wed evening, restaurant was full and the noise was surprising loud."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Always good food and experience. Good service. Noise level great for kids, but not the best place for them."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "I basically assume any restaurant in the heart of a heavily touristed area will be average at best. Landini Bros. defies this. Besides the food taking a bit too long to arrive, it arrived hot and the attention we got from our server and the busboys kept us from getting itchy. The veal chop was cooked to perfection and others at the table liked the pastas and the seafood. I'll return."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We ate at Landini Brothers for our anniversary dinner on Saturday March 15th. We love authentic Italian food and there's no question that it's hard to find a legit Italian restaurant doing it right in DC. So much so that we have tempered our expectations at nearly every Italian restaurant we've gone to. Landini Brothers may not quite live up to Little Italy standards, but it's pretty darn close. And apparently they've been doing it for over 35 years, which just lends creedence to their ability to create and serve good food and happy diners."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "If you want true authentic Italian food, this is the place to go. The pasta is downright delicious and brought me back to Italy. The Caesar salad looks basic and boring, but the dressing is amazing. The spinach-filled home made pasta and the sweet sausage penne pasta pasta were wonderful and I'd go back in a heartbeat. My party was tucked away in a back corner of the restaurant, but we were far from forgotten. The service was fantastic and the noise level was nill to none, so we could easily visit and catch up."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We enjoyed the delicious dinner at Landini Bros. The menu was great, but the specials offered even more fantastic choices. I have rarely had shrimp stuffed with crabmeat that was as moist and delectable as theirs was. Yum!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The seaweed noodle lasagna and the steak and cheese panini were both outstanding, and the service was superb as always."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "My friend and I came in from out of town and took two couples here for dinner. We all loved it. The server was very good. We were so busy talking when we first got there we didn't have time to study the wine menu. We just ended up telling him to bring a bottle of whatever he recommended. It was very good! Everyone loved their entree. And the dessert I ordered--gelato with cherries was so yummy and small enough to not be too much after cleaning my dinner plate. Good evening! Word of caution: probably not a good pick if your group is going to get loud or rowdy. The rooms of the restaurant are smallish and most are seating twos. It wouldn't be appropriate to ruin the ambiance with a loud group."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "The food was overall very good and portions are perfect. However the only complaint I would have is that their Caesar Salad came with only romaine and dressing (which was delicious), but no croutons or Parmesan. The service was good and the specials were plentiful. We have been going to this stalwart of the Alexandria "Old Town" establishment for over 35 years, that speaks for itself. Great building, location and ambiance."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "As usual, dinner was great. We had the Veal and Chicken Calabrese, Agnolotti Alla Florentina and the Penne Alla Romana. Also, we all had the Ceasar Salad. The Ceasar here is our favorite. I only wish it had croutons. The bread is always warm and wonderful and the Calabrese is my favorite. Service here is wonderful as well. We can always come here and know we'll get a good meal."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Celebrated wife's birthday at location with another couple after the restaurant was recommended by a friend who works in Washington D.C. Everything was perfect and the chief was accommodating to a special food request. There was no left overs to take home and we each had a different selection from the menu. I would highly recommend this restaurant anytime you are visiting the area of the National Harbor."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Landini Brothers has never disappointed me. They always have great food and service."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "The food was great and the ambiance was also very nice. Our waiter on the other hand was not. As our waiter first approached our table we were expecting introductions etc. BUT he asked "what would you like to order for drinks". We had not yet been given a wine list of menu yet either. We ended up having a good 15+min wait between when our appetizer was cleared off our table and our main course arrived. During this wait, we realized that all tables around us were served with bread and butter but we were not.. As our waiter was nowhere is sight, we asked a bus woman to call him. Although we could see through the glass of the kitchen door that she spoke to him BUT it took him another good 5 min to come."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I was expecting better service. The entire experience was mediocre. Hardly worth the cost."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "My fifth time at Landini Bros. Not ever disappointed. Veal is their specialty tender as always. Great place to eat."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Let me start by saying I usually love Landini Brothers. But this visit, there was nothing to love except the ambiance in the room & the great table. Service was slow, spotty & inattentive. Drinks came at staggered times which was difficult. Some of the food was good enough. But some was bad enough to be sent back. They did take the food off the bill but were defensive about it and uninterested in why it was unacceptable - overcooked, rubbery and can't cut with a knife, were the complaints. The valet was a plus. Confusing though as you pay up front and then receive a ticket which has to be stamped at Landini's in order to get the rate you already paid for? To be fair, as I started out, I really do hope this was just an off-night."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I took several friends for a late lunch on a week day. We asked for the dinner menu and with no hesitation we received the menus. The service is fantastic and the food is fabulous. It was terrific, as you could get half orders of pasta as an appetizer, which left room for a mouth watering entrée. Everyone was very impressed and enjoyed the total experience. I will name it as my favorite restaurant! Will return very soon."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Only concern is when they want to seat 2 people at their tiny 2-top tables, which may be fine for women, but not for a man. Insist on a 4-top table."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Great food, great ambience, perfect vibe for a romantic dinner."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Great food, great atmosphere. A must go to whether you live in the area or are visiting."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Every time I come to Alexandria I have to go to Landini brothers. Consistently good food and service. The only drawback is the parking, we use the parking garage behind for convenience but very expensive."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Landini is one of the best restaurants in Alexandria. Wonderful location, eat outside when weather permits. Service is excellent. Menu is varied and always includes many specials. Best veal in the entire area. Am a frequent visitor to Landini."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "We go to Landini Brothers a few times a year usually with friends, and we've never been disappointed. I'm a fanatic for pasta with seafood, and it's always fresh and tasty. Both the seafood and pasta are perfectly cooked - never overdone, mushy or rubbery. The linguine with shellfish has more seafood than pasta, a refreshing change from most restaurants. My husband enjoys the veal, which was tender and not overseasoned. The wait staff is professional and well-informed. We will be back, and we will continue to recommend Landini Brothers to our friends."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Great Food and Service for business or pleasure. I ordered the fish with crabmeat and it was superb! Drinks are generous and the pasta is always on the money."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "For the first time in 33 years, I walked away disappointed. The food and wait staff were all still on par with most of my previous visits (except for one appetizers not being served). This time however, there was a totally rude, obnoxious table of 10 or so in the main dining room. I spent a career in the military so I get some off-color and crude things happen, just not in a restaurant like this mid-evening on Saturday. While my wife and I with decade's long army friends were next to this table, there were also families with younger children 12-16 years of age at surrounding tables. My issue is that management could see the behavior, but did nothing. I have come to expect far better service from Landini's over the last 3+ decades."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "The food was great. The wait staff were well-informed. They didn't hover and you were eating.."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Landinis is tried and true and the food is always terrific."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "With great ambiance, terrific staff, and delicious food you can't go wrong."
    Dined on 1/20/2014