Great new Arlington Italian option
I dined here on the first Saturday it was open, and I was pleasantly surprised. The server was attentive and knowledgable, the mixed drinks were tasty, and I loved the food. There are many pasta and sauce options, and the servings are generous enough for two meals each. My friend and I shared a salad, we each had a pasta dish, and we each tried a dessert. I had enough left over for dinner on Sunday. The tomatoes in the sald were amazing, I loved my pasta, and the chocolate lava cake with ice cream hit the spot. Make sure you have a reservation, as people were still waiting for tables when we left at 10.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
I was intrigued with this
I was intrigued with this place. It's very "Italian" inside with lots of gold molding, bold colors and there's pictures on the menu (which can go either way). Surprisingly it was good. We started with the Tominata which is basically cheese wrapped in a proscuitto-type meat with garnish and balsamic. DELISH. I had the Insalata al Rullo di Capra Gratinato - it was ok. I was blown away by the candied tomato, though. My friend had the Scallopine with Foie sauce - very flavorful. The side of gnocchi was grilled (interesting) but good. For dessert we had Cioccofondente. It's basically chocolate and cream dipped in chocolate and cream. WOW. Can't go wrong with that! Last but not least they know their wine. I got great recommendations. Bravo!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent very lovely decor
Excellent very lovely decor and atmosphere. Food was served in visually attractive way, and it was delicious. Pizza was delicious, too. Need to turn music volume up. Management and staff very attentive. Will be back for sure.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved the authentic italian
Loved the authentic italian "family-style" portions. Great for sharing - our server Catherine was outstanding and explained to us that the portions are bigger than normal and it would be a good idea to get a few items and share, as opposed to each of us getting our own huge entree. Loved the cozy vibe, very delicious, will definitely be going here again.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great decor, excellent food,
Great decor, excellent food, attentive staff and reasonable prices. Best higher end Italian in the area. If you remember Restaurant 3, you will be amazed at the transformation to the facility.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Did not disappoint, even with
Did not disappoint, even with all the hype. Really great food, incredible decor and the service was great which I was not expecting as it never is in new restaurants. Obviously they worked out all the kinks in advance of opening!
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
I love Italian food, and I go to Italian restaurant quite often.
I easily conclude that is the best Italian restaurant in the DC area period.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food, noisy neighbors
The food and service at La Tagliatella were very good. We had the ravioli, thin sliced pork with pasta and tomatoes and cheese as a starter. Everything was prepared as we liked and our server was courteous and efficient. The only downside was we were sandwiched between two tables populated with loud women. We weren't interested in their conversation but could hardly hold a conversation ourselves across the table without speaking loudly. We originally requested a booth to avoid this kind of issue but were denied because they are reserved for parties of four. We won't go back because of this but the food and service were fine.
4/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Much better than anticipated
I was pretty weary about trying this place after reading the somewhat negative reviews. I'm a pretty harsh critic of restaurants and wanted to give it a try myself. I was very pleasantly surprised; the long booth was really comfortable, the server was very friendly and helpful, and the food was delicious. I think some of the negative reviews are due to this being a new restaurant that is still working out the kinks. Based on my experience it seems many kinks have been addressed. Excited to go back again.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was a delight. Our server cared for our table well and with great pleasure. It's quiet enough to chat easily. I'll be back.
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great new restaurant
This is one of he newest restaurants in Clarendon and it s a good one. First, it is a block from the metro so very convenient! Once there, the building a decor is very apealing for both date night diners and happy hour go getters. Next the menu, little intimidating but the service staff is well educated and willing to assist!! Food is great and he assistance with sauce to pasta is great!!!
All-in-all great Italian restaurant and a must try!
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
It is really a neighborhood
It is really a neighborhood gem! The Italian food is delicious, and the environment is very welcoming. It is a great one!
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner last Saturday night
I was in a party of two and we found our dinner experience to be quite lovely! We were seated on time even though we were a couple of minutes late for our 7 o'clock reservation. We were at a window table and found it to be quite private even though the restaurant was pretty full. Our waiter (we think his name was Vadeem) was superb. He gave us fine recommendations, was not pushy or intrusive, and served our food with elegance. We started with the meat carpaccio, and shared a truffle pasta and a shirmp/scallop salad. We finished with a marcapone icecream, and got extra chocolate sauce - heavenly. We drank sodas and left completely satiated. Thank you for the experience, and I'm glad to recommend the restaurant to anyone. Sincerely,
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great night out
We had a great time and a great meal. The waiter was very attentive. The prices are reasonable and they really know how to cook pasta. We all tried different entrees and each each was cooked perfectly. We will be back.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great time for family & friends
Met 4 friends out for diner at La Tagliatella -only been open for 2 months. Food is supposed to be family style, but we each ordered a dish so as to try more of their menu (and have leftovers). Appetizers were great and good portion- had the caeser salad and eggplant/ mozzarella. Pasta entrees were great, though a little salty on the pescatore. Wine/ beer menu has a lot to choose from. Server was new and didn't know wine menu very well, but put in a good effort and found out answers to our questions. Overall, we would all go back. Like the decor and the vast amount of tables and booths. This restaurant would be a good option for friends, families and a casual date.
6/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
A must try.
Great restaurant! Believe me - it will become a fav.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife, niece, and I ate dinner here on June 16, 2013. It was our first visit but it won't be our last. The decor was beautiful, the food and drinks were delicious, and our server, Solomon A, was wonderful. We plan to tell our friends and colleagues about this restaurant. The Clarendon Metro station on the Orange Line is one block away.
Thanks for a great evening!
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pizzas and pastas are great.
Pizzas and pastas are great. Service was superb. Definitely a do-again.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was impressed with the ambiance;
I was impressed with the ambiance; it's great if you're looking to go out on a date. The food was pretty good but the service was what stood out. Our waiter was very friendly and patient. Being first-timers there, he took time to go through some of our questions and when we accidentally spilled a glass of wine, he didn't bat an eye and was very professional.
6/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
A good place to meet friends
This was our first time visiting La Tagliatella. We had been wanting to go for a while and we were not disappointed. We invited friends to meet us there, which is always a big gamble when visiting a new place. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Our waiter was very good and had some excellent recommendations. He helped in a big way making the evening so enjoyable.
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Must love pasta!
You could get the pizza, but the pick and pair pasta and sauces are amazing. They are served family style, which is great to be able to try everyone's, but our server didnt tell us this. He did do a great job of helping choose combinations. It was delicious. We can't wait to back!
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
My first time there, recommended
My first time there, recommended by my daughter, good food and beverages. Service was good, very attentive, helpful and not pushy.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
New Favorite Italian Restaurant
This was our first visit....won't be our last. From the friendly chat with the bartender to the attentiveness of the waiter, the service was impeccable. The wine list was nicely balanced. The four of us each got different meals and they were all outstanding. No room for dessert...maybe next time.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
A hint of Italia
This was my third visit to tagilatella, and I have to say it just gets better and better. When the restaurant first opened, it was different. It was something new that I had never seen a restaurant do before. A list of pastas, a list of sauces, pick and chose to find the best fit for your pallet. It was an awesome concept, but was missing something --- chicken. And low and behold; they LISTENED to their patrons and actually changed the menu! Amazing. It's nice to know that they were willing to adjust their idea to make the masses happy, instead of sticking to their guns and inevitably losing customers.
By the way, it's the best lasagna I've ever had in my life. Who needs the chicken on pasta, when the lasagna is incredible!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Been here 5 times since it's opening. Our second time, we did not have a good experience with cold food and other issues. They were very apologetic and made up for it, so we have been back since. Every other time was a solid experience. Expect the typical tradeoff of slower service outside as always, but excellent people watching in Clarendon. Choosing your own pasta/sauce combination is their novelty which can be fun or overwhelming depending on your personality. Portions are large so it's possible to get a reasonable dinner if you order smart.
7/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Really good food. I was surprise. Italian is my favorite but never try Northern Italy food. We all love it. Nice neighborhood, excellent service. Moreover you can do happy hour on the patio.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We followed prior reviews and ordered a couple of pizzas. Fantastic. Fresh ingredients and unique combinations that worked. Not a slice left behind. Prices very good and a value packed happy hour. Only complaint was the service. Not very helpful, not very friendly.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Reaally enjoyed the evening... good atmosphere + good service + really good food. + nice glass of wine = nice night!
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and ambience!
I very much enjoyed the dining experience at La Tagliatella. The Tagliatelle pizza with thinly shaved eggplant slices, tomatoes and cheeses with honey was quite tasty. My colleague had a delicious pesto pasta dish where the pesto just coated the pasta without any excess.
7/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
la tagliatella pizza was delicious! perfect happy hour price too!
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service, great food!
Great service, great food! We loved being able to pick our own fresh pasta and combine it with our own choice of sauces. The small dessert portions were perfect! Very reasonably priced, great atmosphere, convenient location. Definitely a return engagement restaurant.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
The menu was great - lots of pasta options. The service was exceptional... the waiter noted that the portions were large, so my guest and I split an entre which we still could not finish. Wine list very nice.
8/7/2013 5:00:00 PM
Homemade pasta worth the trip
I love pasta but have it very rarely. Not only was this worth the trip, but I'm already thinking about the next time I'll go back. Friendly service and great selection. Love that you can mix and match the pastas and sauces.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great homemade pasta!
Love the homemade pasta! Have enjoyed the food every time I went.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Restaurant Week Worked!
i know one of the goals of Restaurant Week is to entice us to try places we haven't tried before. Well, it worked!
We were a group of 4 friends from work who took a very quick Metro ride to the restaurant. We each ordered the from the Restaurant Week Menu [although we had to ask for it] -- we ordered salad, pizza and dessert and shared our pizzas. They are the very thin crust and were about the size of a dinner plate -- plenty to eat and each one was delicious and distinctive.
Also, they served us the most delicious Focaccia La Tagliatella -- could have just eaten that and been happy.
only downside is that it takes a bit more than 1 hr to do plus travel so lunch time for us was a treat. But i will be back for dinner!
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Top Notch Italian
Three of us ordered three entries to share among us (family style) Nothing dissapointed! The pasta is done to perfection al dente, the pizza was thin and crisp (eggplant) and tasty. The service was friendly and just right. Not hovering, but around enough to assure everyone was happy.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was really excited to try La Tagliatella and it did not disappoint. Our party of four decided to step outside our comfort zone and order entrees that we normally would not select. Everything was amazing!
Appetizer - Carpaccio Pepe Nero and it was deliciously tender and melted in your mouth.
Dinner - Veal Scallopine,Tortellone stuffed with Mushroom and Truffle cream sauce,Napoletano Brochette and the Sei Stagioni pizza. DELICIOUS!
Dessert - Tiramisú, Bocconcino and Mascarpone Ice Cream with Cioccolato. They were all so good!
While we had to roll ourselves out of La Tagliatella because we were so stuffed, we loved all the food and plan to return again. The service was great, atmosphere was lively and overall a great experience!
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
food and service amazing
We sat down at 5:30p for dinner, service was excellend and food was amazing. We eat dairy free and they provided us with selections thatcould be modified.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Try the homemade pasta!
Amazing fresh homemade pasta. Excellent service. We avoided for a while due to bad reviews. They appear to have gotten their act together--at least on the pasta and waitstaff side of things.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outside dining, great wine list and food was exceptional.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Upscale Italian with Comfort
Decor is upscale with lots to look at and a comfortable feel of a well-appointed Italian bistro. Menu is really nice, lots of choices. Our server was really very attentive and informed - took extra time to explain menu and made some excellent recommendations. Food was very good, but sauce portions were not generous enough, and our pasta dish needed to be reheated. Definitely a nice place and will no doubt return, but La Tagliatella needs to step it up.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for families and groups
Excellent signature cocktails. Very Good solid Italian food, but not quite spectacular. Our server was wonderful. Would recommend for a fun night out with a group or with kids (it's family-friendly, yet the bar offerings make for a nice night out for adults). Nice decor. Would go back.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
The beautiful decor made it feel like a special occasion, even at lunchtime. Exceptional waiter. Pasta very well prepared. Bombe dessert was yummy. Super-fast service.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went to La Tagliatella for my roommates birthday dinner and were impressed. The servicer had a weird attitude about him but the food was outstanding! Can't go wrong with any of the pastas.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Place hang out & good food...
it is not one of the best Italian place in the metro but it has its poteltial, give time and training to make it sophisticated but not stuffy and they will be fine.
the place is very youthful and you can have place to make it private, romantic and fun-noisy. it is in the heart of youthful-preppy Arlington area which add more excitement.
thank you for the good time. we enjoyed the experience and the ambiance. we will be back
10/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
everything was good except they forgot to acknowledge we arrived and cancelled reservation after we left? What a hassle to get that corrected. Even had to send a copy of receipt to get the points. Hostess needs some better training. But assuming that the food was great and they have a good wine deal before 7 pm. 1/2 price up to $75 wine. Cant beat that!
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great pasta and salads!
Wonderful place for a pre-marathon dinner with a group. Spicy pasta was a bit too spicy, though.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lots of options
The pasta selection is great- a whole page of the menu dedicated to different kinds of pasta and sauce. They even have a gluten free pasta option.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
A Nice Surprise
I just moved the the neighborhood back in the spring, but I'm only now getting to know the local restaurants. I passed this place a million times and always wondered what it was like. I met a friend for dinner and it was quite surprising! I really loved the CYO Pasta menu on the back. I have food allergies, so this was a really great way to get around it. The decor was really neat inside as well and it kind of reminded me of the inside of some of the opera houses in Europe. Will definitely come back!
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great menu options
Met a friend who is a vegetarian, so I was looking for more than the same old pasta and sauce or salad options. This menu was creative and had a lot of items that I wanted to try. She had a pasta dish with a mushroom sauce and I had risotto with chorizo. Both dishes were great. The receipt even had a $10 off your next meal coupon if you fill in a survey. The service was great too. I will definitely be back.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM