Padella at the Westin Washington Dulles

Padella at the Westin Washington Dulles

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://padellaitalian.com/dulles/
  • Phone: 7037933366
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am-11:00am; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Saturday and Sunday: Padella Lounge 11:30am - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Luca De Marchis
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Valet available through the Westin Washington Dulles. Convenient Complimentary garage self park.
A word from Padella at the Westin Washington Dulles
Fresh, Simple, Italian...Chef Luca De Marchis presents a very approachable style combining local Virginia ingredients and Italian flair. Breakfast features a SuperFoods menu to begin your day in a healthy way, served a la carte or buffet. Lunch promises to be quick or leisurely with a full menu of salads, panini and pastas.
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Padella at the Westin Washington Dulles reviews from OpenTable diners
2 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.5
  • Food4
    Service3.5
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
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  • Never again
    WestinDullesRegular
    Dined on 11/5/2013
    It's hard to even write a review for the restaurant because no one would serve us. We had 7pm reservations and I started trying to get seated at 6:30pm. After 3 trips to the front desk to get someone to help us, no one ever showed up. NO ONE. There was no one walking around the restaurant and no one to help us get a seat. I was there for a 2014 planning session with my employees and can honestly say I will never be back. And instead of being punished through dinner, we grabbed a cab and ate at Morton's instead.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • When I arrived the reservation
    Michele01
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    When I arrived the reservation was cancelled though (not sure why) - but the restaurant was not crowed. The bar was crowded but not the restaurant. Food was a little expensive but good and very good service.
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    good for groups, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better Than Expected
    Eagle779VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    For a suburban hotel restaurant, Padella greatly exceeded our expectations. The bar was lively, we had an outside table in the restaurant with a nice view, the service was very prompt and attentive, and the wine list was good. The rockfish (mislabeled "Branzino") was very nicely sauteed, and the pasta bolognese was well prepared - al dente- and split in half in the kitchen for sharing. Overall, a really good restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average hotel restaurant
    PonnVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    Food is on par with Macaroni Grill or Carrabas, but priced at least 50% higher. Ambiance is bland and corporate, and not intimate or special enough for the prices. Service is inconsistent and not well coordinated. We had one good waiter, and three that were poorly trained (and two did not speak English well). If you are staying in the hotel and don't want to get out, then Padella will likely satisfy you - especially if you are on an expense account. I don't see the average quality and lack of value satisfying local customers.
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  • Wonderful space, inventive
    DowntownJonVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2012
    Wonderful space, inventive menu, but the food was bland and disappointing. The soup of the day was french onion. It was served in a regular soup bowl with melted cheese floating on top of a panache of caramelized onions. My guess is that the soup is not oven proof so the cheese was not melted (and thus no light charring) at the right temperature. The cauliflower soup was much better. The seared tuna salad was okay. The red vinegar dressing was emulsified so it was more like an aioli. It was okay. I usually eat at the Vinifera at the Westin in Reston but decided to give this place a try since it is much closer to my office. Lesson learned.
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  • There are not many restaurants
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/14/2012
    There are not many restaurants in this area. We chose it to celebrate an office mate's birthday. We enjoyed the build-your-own salad as an alternative to a Salad Bar because we could stay at the table and socialize for our short time limit. There were only 2 other tables in our section. We had to stop waiters to place our order, to get our check, to refill our water. So I would have to recommend it because there's not much else close by, but not because of the food or service.
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  • Better than average and more
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/11/2012
    Better than average and more economical than average for an airport hotel restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unexpectedly Solid
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/25/2012
    My wife and I stayed at this Westin for a layover on our way to a winter getaway. We met friends from DC at Padella for a late dinner. We were quite impressed by the cuisine and the excellent wine list. Airport area hotels rarely boast anything like this. While we waited at bar, the bartender offered us tastes of some of the fine wines. All were excellent. Although I'm not big on fried foods in general, the fried oyster appetizer was outstanding - very light and tender. The Linguini with Clam Sauce was equally memorable - perfectly prepared with just a touch of spicy heat. Service was cordial and snappy. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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  • It was Velentine's day and
    FoodieFromAldie
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    It was Velentine's day and I was glad to get a reservation for two at very short notice, the place was huge, and it was of course a busy night so I can understand if the service was a little slow. I ordered the Oso Bucco which came out as advertised. My wife enjoued her pasta dish and the portion was more than enough. I recommend the place but it is too big to ba a romantic setting, it's a hotel restaurant so it probably is better suited for business lunches and dinners. There is a spacious bar. The food is good, the bread basket especially, which came with a nice garlic-olive oil-cheese dipping sauce. It is a bit too pricey though, $30 for the Oso Bucco. Moderately priced wine list.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't go here on Valentine's day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    Went on Feb 14th, so I know they where much more busy than usual. But service (basically our primary server) was terrible. Example, of just a couple of about 5 things I could point out. We didn't get our bread until our main course came even after asking about it twice first when our drink order was taken, and then again when our soup appetizer arrived(which was pretty good except it had obviously been sitting for a while and really cooled down). We saw many other tables had their bread served before their appetizers arrived.
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  • what a find
    geril
    Dined on 2/11/2012
    what a great find in an out of the way location! Everything we ordered was wonderful....soup, salad and entree's. Great service. Pleasant atmosphere. Looking forward to going back.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Elsa was suburb and the food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 1/13/2012
    Elsa was suburb and the food was good for this tucked away location
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Padella is a very unique restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/13/2012
    Padella is a very unique restaurant in that you can make your own salad or pasta! It is a great place to have meetings! I am very happy I found it and will continue to go there.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • This is a "tucked away" hotel
    Buck
    Dined on 1/4/2012
    This is a "tucked away" hotel restaurant in a "tucked away" location -- i.e., a corporate office park. That being said, it is a great "neighborhood restaurant" for locals. Free parking, quiet ambiance -- and the food is great! New menu coming next week. Nice selection of entrees and apps, and a good wine list, fairly priced. Our server was very attentive and helpful. Tables are large and well-spaced, allowing for private conversations. Atmosphere of the decor was modern and sleek.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
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  • The food and service were
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2011
    The food and service were excellent. I would have ranked it higher, but the final bill was comparable to that of a 4 star restaurant, whereas the overall experience was not quite to that level.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Though we were the only ones
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/8/2011
    Though we were the only ones there when we arrived, the restaurant looked amazing and the food was fabulous! We were so excited to see the place and have it all to ourselves for our Mother's Day brunch. We loved the ambiance and the service, and have already noted that we would like to schedule another meal there in the near future... we highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Pleased with Padella!
    LisaL
    Dined on 3/4/2011
    Food is delicious - service and atmosphere remind you that you are in a hotel - they should make another wall between the bar or something. Again, food is fantastic - chef superb. Would gladly eat there again though!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Horrible service and mediocre food
    Mixed
    Dined on 2/14/2011
    Horrible service! Worst dining experience this year. 4 in party, we were seated for 17 minutes while wait staff walked by staring at us like zoo animals. Finally one in our party walked up front and asked if we had a server. Yambi the server abandoned us through out the mediocre meal to "service" hug, kiss & climb all over two old white haired men taking picture laughing having fun. We never got to see a wine list, I asked her twice so they made no money on drinks off of us. One ordered Iced tea and never received anything to sweeten it after asking three times. The food was ok. After we finished our meal we waited 20 minutes before I walked up front and asked for a check. Yambi ruined my day. Yambi was not worth the lousy 10% tip
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  • Padella was great for a New
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/31/2010
    Padella was great for a New Year's Eve dinner with friends. The dishes were all well-prepared, and we especially enjoyed the butternut squash soup and rack of lamb. The service could have been more attentive but was generally good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We stayed at this remarkable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/27/2010
    We stayed at this remarkable hotel with its very eco-friendly style that has lovely full gardens on its rooftops. There is also a full gym, lap pool, and gorgeous jogging area by a pond. The service is outstanding and friendly. We were here on a business layover and needed to rest and this Westin fit the bill with its "heavenly beds" in each room. As far as dining, we ate in Padella restaurant two evenings and really enjoyed the fresh pasta. My friend is a food TV show enthusiast so he raved about the fresh pasta with crab; and you gotta try the ravioli with suckling pig, yum! All I can say is the staffers from Fifi the hostess, Scott a server, and all the rest of the lovely folks couldn't be kind enough to giving us Metro directions.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Limited menu, superior service,
    RoyT
    Dined on 8/27/2010
    Limited menu, superior service, very attractive venue, plenty of parking
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The pasta here is made in-house
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 5/29/2010
    The pasta here is made in-house daily. It's worth getting! I recommend sitting outside on a nice day. It has a nice view of a pond and bridge.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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  • It was an excellent choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/9/2010
    It was an excellent choice for Mother's Day for our elderly mother. There were very few other diners, and our small group of five essentially had a room to ourselves. The service was exceptional, with 3 different staff members giving us special attention and they were especially kind and attentive to our mother. We had a leisurely meal and felt like we were being treated royally throughout. Everyone enjoyed the entrees as well. I highly recommend for the food, service, and ambiance.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • This is the best fair I have
    Lipsmackinu
    Dined on 3/10/2010
    This is the best fair I have had outside of Tuscany. The chefs knows how to craft some pasta. The osso bucco was fork tender. I am shocked this is a "hotel restaurant".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • Careful ordering Medium Well
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/14/2010
    Careful ordering Medium Well Steak.... mine came out Medium Rare and when I sent it back, it came back Medium. Mushroom Brie Tart was a bit salty. The Blue Cheese Salad / Pear was great. Chocolate Cake was very good. It's a nice restaurant; beautiful ambiance; but there is no dress code you have people coming from their hotel rooms with snow boots with only one shoe on (and barefoot)... to people with jeans and a t-shirt.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet