Very accommodating, friendly
Very accommodating, friendly staff. Went out of their way to make out-of-towners feel at home on Easter Sunday. Priced very reasonably and all four of us loved our selections. We are from New York where we are somewhat spoiled with great Italian eateries. Ristorante Murail did not disappoint! Planning to be back in Crystal City soon and I will be back!
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food is fantastic and
The food is fantastic and the staff is terrific. They are friendly and attentive. Love this place. Special kudos to Manager/Owner Danko and staff Ronald.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We sat outside and had a good
We sat outside and had a good meal. Seafood salad and hot vegetable appetizer followed by chicken picatta and lamb sausage in pasta. Efficient professional service. We always enjoy Murali's.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
All in all just short of excellent
Mussels had a very good sauce, but other restaurants offer better variations on this dish. The wine with dinner was very pleasant. The Lamb Shank was excellent. Meat was falling off the bone and the saffron Risotto was very creamy. The cannolis were good, but the portion was a little smaller than at other places. The creme brulee was ordinary, and the coffee was very good. The service was unfailingly excellent and timely. We spent a very pleasant couple of hours there, for a small mother's day celebration, a day early.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Lunch Menu
The food and service for lunch were both outstanding; I had a business meeting combined with lunch and my colleague was very impressed with his food. We would both recommend this restaurant in the future.
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Prom Night Dining
My friends and I had a great time at Ristorante Murali before going to our High School Prom. The food was really good and the atmosphere made us all feel so classy; like we were in "Breakfast at Tiffany's". The wait for food was a little slow, but overall we had a great time.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Food, Unpretentious
A pleasant treat from the usual snobbish DC restaurant, everything was good about this place, and prices were very moderate for the area.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've eaten at Murali's about a dozen times--great Italian food, great atmosphere, great service. My restaurant of choice in Pentagon Row.
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Ristorante Murali is one that has never let me down. I have eaten there several times and have never ever been disappointed.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love this place!
I've been going to Murali for many years now, and have even hosted a few parties there. The food and service has always been impeccable. The dining room is lovely, but patio dining is great there too.
My only wish is that they would have a happy hour!
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chicken parmesean craving
So I craved chicken parmesean for a entire week. They had it, I ordered it. It was super fabulous, and fulfilled my craving.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a restaurant that
This is a restaurant that we return to several times over the year. It is always dependable food and service. We thought the grilled calamari appetizer, which we always look forward to, might have had less calamari this time. I had their garden pizza for the first time and I recommend it! Good thin crust with a very nice sauce. The chicken piccata was also quite nice.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
First DC area experience
This place is a gem! We had a very friendly staff the whole evening there. The drinks at the bar were excellent. There was a varied menu and we were very happy with our dinners. We were ready to go back another nite for dinner but got side tracked. Would definitely recommend this place.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious food, and great ambiance
I enjoyed dining at this restaurant! I came with a friend for lunch, and it was mostly empty. There is a good selection in the menu. The service was also great. I would consider dining here again!
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a Favorite spot
Murali's is a favorite spot of ours to meet friends who live in Rosslyn or DC area, and for just my husband and me when we are in the area. The servers are welcoming and attentive and helpful with recommendations if anyone is undecided. Every pasta dish we have tried has been delicious as have their pizzas. We have never had their yummy looking dessert s because we are always too full. I particularly like the mushroom ravioli, and next the pumpkin ravioli. It is so rich that I always have enough leftover for lunch the next day! On this visit, my friend had a large salad topped with grilled shrimp. She was delighted. The shrimp was grilled just right.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dining in near NoVA suburbs
My husband and I hosted 3 college students for dinner. The pasta and sea bass dinners were excellent. Easily accessible by subway; just walk through the Pentagon City mall food court to Pentagon Row. Murali is just off the plaza near the ice skating rink.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was solid well cooked and flavored. I went with chicken marsala. The pricing was right in line with the entire quality of food and enviornment. I would recommend it for date night or small party of 4 or less. Good location around things to see afterwards.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM