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
148 reviews since July 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (87)special occasion (80)romantic (62)fit for foodies (55)notable wine list (52)good for groups (52)great for outdoor dining (32)great for lunch (26)vibrant bar scene (16)hot spot (14)kid-friendly (10)late-night find (7)scenic view (6)great for brunch (4)Show More
  • A GREAT ITLATIAN RESTAURANT
    DaveG
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Just great food. While moderately busy, not noisy at all. Wait staff attentive, didn't hover. Everyone loved their food. Our first trip to Landini's after moving from area over 8 years ago. Restaurant is still as good as ever. I highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion. You will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love Landini Brothers!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Took my work team here to celebrate a new contract we won. Food was great as always...one of my favorite restaurants in Alexandria
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and staff!
    DeanDine
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Terrific meal with a wide range of options, all of which were excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is great!
    CB1107
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Fabulous Veal Chops and steaks. Good wine selections and a real Old Town gem. Service is usually spot on, we just hit an off night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service but too noisy
    Swinva2002
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    The ambiance and service at Landini's is very good; very "classy". The food was good-to-very good. I would definitely go back but if you're looking for a somewhat quiet place for easy conversation you should asked to be seated in an area that is more subdued.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • well done in every way
    RoyG
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    This was a special lunch at a a special place. We wanted a quiet spot for the five of us and had a perfect table in the back corner. The menu and specials made the choice difficult, but two of us had special veal dishes, two had terrific pork chops, and one had a delightful seafood pasta. Desserts were dangerously delicious chocolate treats. The waiter was knowledgeable and managed to be there when needed and unobtrusive otherwise. The special lunch was indeed special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A dependable choice
    pmjedwardsVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Great food, reasonable price, well-selected wine list. What more can one ask for?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome place
    PFunk
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Great place for an evening drink with appetizers, or a sit down meal with a bottle of wine. Fun bar scene and great atmosphere in the dining room.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Classic
    Alexandrian
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Landini Brothers has kept its quality for the 30 years I have been eating there. Great place to bring friends and family!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Even tourists deserve better!
    Fluffmuffigan
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Gorgeous location in the heart of old town. But ... Absolutely dreadful food and service. The menu has not been updated since sometime in the early 1970s. Linguine and clam sauce? Really???
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice but Disappointing
    Antonio
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The restaurant has a good visual atmosphere but for those of us looking for a romantic real Italian dining experience ... This is not the place.... Classic rock and roll music playing in the background ruins the experience ... Will be looking for a more authentic Italian restaurant next time ...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    luv2explore
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Love Landini's for special occasions - always great food & service is excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An old world feel
    PFunk
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Landini Brothers is tucked into a beautiful spot on King St. The atmosphere is polished and on the darker (light-wise) side. Great drinks at the bar and an excellent menu. I'd recommend the artichoke for an appetizer.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Landini's is great!
    McgreleVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Landini's is always good but on Saturday evening it exceeded our expectations. The food was absolutely perfect and the staff made the entire experience wonderful. This is one of our favorites.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just OK
    Comingback
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    People in the area rave about this landmark restaurant. It was great to be able to sit on King Street on a sunny day and enjoy the people watching. However the food and service were lackluster. Just ok. Still worth the experience overall.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
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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
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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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    • 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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  • 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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    • 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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    • Ambiance
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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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    • 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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    • 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
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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
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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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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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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    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic