A Perfect Venue
As always, Da Domenico is a special place for me. Outstanding Food, outstanding service and a place where very private conversations can be conducted
3/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food is superb and the
The food is superb and the atmosphere charming. One of the the owners, Ambrose, is truly delightful and makes every dining experience extra special.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
This is by far my favorite Italian restaurant in the area. It has been around forever and there's a reason for that. All the food I've tried has been great. My favorite dish is the chicken parm, but the linguini with clams was amazing as well. They are known for their pork chop and veal which I plan on trying next time, since my family members are obsessed with it. The wine selection is great too. They have two parts of the restaurant, the back section is quiet and romantic. If you are going for a special occasion I recommend getting a booth in the back. The front of the restaurant is more lively, so it really depends what you are looking for. But I recommend all to give it a try.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
This is a nice, old-fashioned
This is a nice, old-fashioned Italian restaurant. The staff is friendly and welcoming, the tables are nicely spaced and the food is good. I enjoyed my Bolognese, the sauce was rich and hearty. The opening Caprese was marred by underripe tomatoes but the mozzarella was excellent. The wines are a bit pricey.
4/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Italian food...and opera
Da Domenico was fantastic. Great food, great service, nice ambiance. A little on the loud side, but part of that was the owner breaking into an opera song every now and then. We definitely intend to return.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Highest standards always
Da Domenico maintains the highest standards in all respects.The service on April 15 was especially attentive and congenial.The lobster bisque was especially tasty.
4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Italian melody of food and song !
Candle lit & Linen service, lovely salads (Insalata Mista & a tomato Caprese), food was excellent !! Very nice list of wines with a nice emphasis on some great Italian wines.
Special treat that night in that the Maitre'd came and sang a lovely Italian opera song... All in all wonderful experience!
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Coming from New York, I had low expectations, but i was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food; so delicious and the service was excellent! I will visit again!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Da Domenico offers the best veal chop I have ever tasted. I've tried them in other excellent restaurants, but no one can compete with Da Domenico. The other night I also had calamari - another outstanding offering at this lovely restaurant. In addition to the fabulous food, the service is absolutely flawless.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Totally enjoyable experience.
Totally enjoyable experience. Great for families and friends.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great celebration
The service and ambiance was lovely, and we didn't feel rushed at all which is rare now when going out to eat. The food was good, but not to the level I expected.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great service. Accommodated my youngest child with a small bowl of pasta and meatballs when she wanted something else. Food was excellent, and is always a great place to dine.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was my first time to the restaurant and it was my birthday. The owner/host sang italian songs, they sang happy birthday to me and brought me a piece of declious chocolate cake! Everyone was very friendly and attentive to our needs. I had the gnocchi and added shrimp- it was delicious. Highly recommend this restaurant!
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Glad we finally went to Da Domineco. Seen the sign for years just never remembered to go and try it. Will go back again. Food was good and there are other things on the menu I want to try next time.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our waiter was excellent. We were not rushed and he listened to how we wanted to dine for the evening. We ate and enjoyed our wine at our pace. Very enjoyable evening.
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great dining experience
Food is always outstanding as it was this time; the service is fantastic and very responsive to every request. The management was very attentive to the dining experience and helpful with contacts for obtaining a particular wine we were looking for. AND, Ambrose with his Italian opera was FANTASTIC.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Special Occasion with a friend
The accomodations were great with seating for privacy. The staff was excellent, attending you all of your request.
The food was excellent. I can't wait to return for dinner again. We truly enjoyed this exceptional dining experience. I plan to share
this dining experience with my friends and business assiciates.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great night out!
The veal chop was great but the 'Cleopatra' was better. The Cleopatra is seafood pasta dish with scallops, shrimp, mussels, and lobster. The past was cooked perfectly, not quite al dente, but certainly not cooked too long either. The recommended wines were good matches, especially the red with the veal chop. To top things off, the tiramisu was above average but the crepes and strawberries were excellent.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
An unexpected find!
Came down for a concert at Wolftrap and we were looking for a non-chain Italian restaurant near our hotel. So glad to have found Da Domenico! We sat in the back room, which we preferred to a table in the front room/bar area. I had the Linguine Cleopatra which had mussels, shrimp, scallops, and 1/2 lobster tail in a lobster brandy cream sauce - it was yummy! I started with the Insalata Misto, which was good, too. My husband had a salad special, buttermilk mozzarella with heirloom tomatoes. It was creamy and delicious! He ordered the veal Parmesan for his entree, and was sorry afterwards that he didn't go for it all and get the veal chop.The tableside serenades were an unexpected treat that truly added to the charm of the place! A great find!
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good first experience
My husband and I drove by this restaurant quite a few times but never went because it was not easy to figure out how to get to it! The place was empty when we went and we were placed in a nice large booth. Our server was very sweet but rather pushy and treated us (mid 20s) a bit like first time diners with no knowledge of good food and wine. The food was very tasty and not too heavy as American-Italian food often is. We requested red wine and my husband had one picked out but the server said "I will get you something very nice!" and did not give us an option. She came back with two glasses of cheap Montepulciano that I could recognize from first sniff. The only thing we didn't like was the wine that was pushed upon us. So be assertive!
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Suprisingly delicious dinner made a Tuesday night special and memorable. Food exceeded expectations. Husband had seafood linguine with champagne sauce. (Think shrimp, muscles rivaling the best Belgian spot & 1/2 lobster tail.) I had lemon picatta veal & the special tomato salad. We (with some help from our clever and fun server) talked ourselves into a bottle of Italian wine (another special that night). The decor throws you back into an 80's fine dining experience but ironically it is a refreshing change to the over-used hip vibe that has become the norm. Perhaps is was the need for a respite, the fact that it was a Tuesday and the bottle of wine but something tells that it was really the great food that made it such a pleasant suprise.
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
The whole experience was excellent! Food and service exceeded all our expectations! Would highly recommend.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Italian Food and Service
Da Domenico has been around for decades. The food is outstanding. The service is attentive yet not obtrusive. It is one of my top 3 Italian restaurants in NOVA.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Veal chop (house specialty)
Veal chop (house specialty) is excellent and the sauce made for it is truly outstanding. Seafood meals ordered by my family members were also excellent. Service staff was very attentive and very nice to the entire table. This place is a real gem. It would have a line out the door if it was on a main street somewhere but it is hidden out of the way by old Route 123 and Pinnacle Drive. I never knew it existed but definitely plan to go back for that veal chop again and again!
7/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another perfect evening at Da Domen
I have never had a bad experience here. They have famous veal chops, best in the area for over 30 years and all of the pasta dishes and desserts are heaven. There are private seats with cushions and curtains if you want a romantic hideaway during dinner. The wine menu is comprehensive and the service is phenomenal.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I went to Da Domenico for her birthday and everything was perfect, as always. We hadn't visited in over a year, but our waiter recognized us. The menu is new, but the food is still great. I ordered the famous veal chop, and as usual it was delicious. 16 oz veal chops are hard to come by, but Da Domenico consistently serves large, tender pieces of meat. My wife had the penne with chicken, artichokes and sun-dried tomatoes in a tomato cream sauce. She loved it, and the portions were large enough that she had lunch for the next two days. For dessert we split the Chocolate Mousse Cake, it melted in our mouths. Everything about the evening was perfect, which is what we've come to expect from Da Domenico.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Service and Great Food
The food was Delicious, and the Service was Excellent!
7/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our party had salads, the
Our party had salads, the filet mignon and the lasagna. Our lasagna was very good and the filet mignon good but not exceptional especially considering the price. We enjoyed the salads very much, particularly the house special with pears. The service was outstanding.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
This hidden gem is not easy to get to, but well worth the effort for anyone who has an epicurean palate and an appreciation for impeccable service. The decor could use a touch-up, especially the ceiling.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent. We had not been
Excellent. We had not been in awhile and we were extremely pleased. There are a hidden gem.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Service & Excellent Food
This restaurant is a local gem that I would most certainly recommend to my friends. I will be visiting this restaurant again in the near future.
8/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
The Veal Chop lives up to the hype
The veal chop was definitely the most amazing I have ever had, it just melts in your mouth. Very pricey, but worth it. The restaurant seems heavy on veal dishes, even my wife's Lasagna was made using veal. I think our waiter was a bit pre occupied doing something, he wasn't as attentive as I thought he should be. But it was the best Italian food I have had in a while.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is odd. Da Domenico had
This is odd. Da Domenico had no record of my reservation. When I returned home, I received an email saying the restaurant cancelled it. Now I'm getting an email from Open Table asking about my reservation? I'm very confused.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Italian food
This is a gem great food knowledgable wait staff great wine comfortable atmosphere !
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was not my first time
This was not my first time here. The food and service is consistent and very good. the folks are very warm and appreciative of choosing their restaurant. They have been in businees for over 30 years.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
An Excellent Dining Experience
Our dining experience was a wonderful one. I had requested a private booth towards the back of the restaurant which was honored. The wait staff was immediately attentive, and checked on our table throughout dinner.
The food was exceptional, and of course, the signature dish being a veal chop, was so very tender and delicious!
Pricing was on the high side for the specialty, but overall the rest of the pricing was not out of the ordinary for a fine dining establishment.
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great veal chop.
I eat here every time I'm in the area.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
1st time there. D's was recommended
1st time there. D's was recommended by good friends. We can see why. Excellent food, top notch service, and great atmosphere.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Da's for lunch
Da's is a place to go for a quiet dinner, or great group lunch. There is a server at Da's named Betty and she is our favorite. We have been going to Da's forever, and have loved every meal. The veal chop is superb. Go to Da's, ask for Betty!
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Veal Chop Is Divine
We went to DaDomenico to relive some memories while we were visiting NoVA. I am so happy to say that the veal chop is just as tender and delicious as I remembered it. Our lobster bisque was served at a tepid temperature but a brief word was all it took to have that corrected. The second try was hot, velvety and heavenly. The Big Finish was a happy birthday surprise for all of us. We had mentioned on Open Table that this was a birthday celebration but this was not remembered until we brought it up again. They went over the top to make it up to us with 4 free desserts and 4 glasses of sparkling wine on the house. It was a great walk down memory lane and everyone had a lovely time.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect Date Night
Date night was almost a week ago and we are still talking about how good a time we had at Da Dominico. The food was delicious, the service was speedy, the staff was warm and made us feel at home. Occasionally at finer restaurants my boyfriend and I (ages 25/27) get ignored or less attention because of our age, but not here. We were treated like their top priority and Da Dominico deserves the highest ratings!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
A perfect dinner for two....
We have been to Da Domenico numerous times & it was always good, but every aspect of our dinner this time was terrific! Our server was friendly & professional & gave us time to enjoy our drink before we ordered. His recommendations were spot on. We shared a Caesar salad & chocolate mousse cake dessert. Main course was shrimp scampi & veal piccata.....It's Sunday morning & I am salivating as I write this.
The restaurant was only about half full on a Friday evening, so we were a bit worried that things may be slipping here, but that was not the case at all & I highly recommend Da Domenico for a quiet, romantic Italian dinner.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food / Service - LEGIT
Great food, very friendly waiters/ staff. Authentic Italian atmosphere, Italian servers (some not all). Best gnocchi ever, awesome veal chop. Great specials, great food. Give it a shot, you won't be disappointed. Did I mention the food is always amazing? I have ordered many dishes and have never been unhappy. The food is amazing! Fun place to take a date, friends, parents. Not the best for young children but I'm sure they are more than welcome. Sort of a small restaurant, so make a reservation. Gets semi busy Fri/Sat night as well as weeknights.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Too good to miss
A really great place to enjoy a dining experience. The food was excellently prepared and reasonably priced. The interior of the restaurant is very nicely done so don't be fooled by the outside which is a little blase'. The staff is very friendly and accomodating. It is almost as if they had invited you into their own home for dinner.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food as always.
Excellent food as always. Service was fir since it took so long to get our food and then to get a correct bill. We needed separate checks and it took quite awhile to get them. Then it took quite awhile to get the slips back to sign and tip.
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM