La Tagliatella Restaurant - Clarendon
La Tagliatella Restaurant - Clarendon

La Tagliatella Restaurant - Clarendon

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.latagliatella.us/
  • Phone: 5712574600
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday – Thursday: 11:30am – 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:30am – 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Dessert, Italian, Pizzeria
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout
  • Special Events: Daily Happy Hour food and drink specials Mon-Fri 4-7pm and Sat/Sun 11:30-4
    Half Price Select Bottles of Wine Every Tuesday
    $3 Bellinis & Mimosas in the Bar and on the Patio All Day Saturdays and Sundays

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Garfield and Clarendon Blvd
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from La Tagliatella Restaurant - Clarendon
Welcome to La Tagliatella Clarendon. We are a European-based Italian restaurant specializing in the rustic culinary traditions of Northern Italy. We import many of our key ingredients: tomatoes from Puglia; parmesan cheese from Emilia Romagna; gorgonzola cheese from Lombardia; buffalo's mozzarella from Campania; mushrooms from Trentino's region and focacia from Genova...We offer insalate, antipasti, our very own proprietary pastas and sauces; Napoletano-style pizze and several veal or filet mignon entrees. And don't pass on our desserts - they are truly unique and delicious. We have designed our restaurant with a beautiful full service bar for diners to enjoy Happy Hour, bar dining and socializing while enjoying one of our Specialty Cocktails, great wine or draft beer.
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La Tagliatella Restaurant - Clarendon reviews from OpenTable diners
47 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (20)great for outdoor dining (16)neighborhood gem (16)fit for foodies (12)romantic (12)special occasion (9)great for lunch (8)great for brunch (7)kid-friendly (6)vibrant bar scene (5)notable wine list (3)hot spot (3)late-night find (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Good spot
    CCO1
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    Earlier reviewers noted being charged for bread. Our server brought us bread, even extra bread, and there was no charge. The service was quite good - attentive - and when our server was working other tables, the manager got us to go bags and settled the tab. The food is good, not great, but it's a nice place. We had our 11 and 8 year old with us and they loved the place.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place hang out & good food...
    KyriakiChrisVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    Valentina
    Dined on 10/8/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian in Clarendon
    evonovichVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    A welcome addition to the Clarendon scene. We sat outside (formerly the Restaurant 3 porch!) and had a great meal of Chianti Classico (Banfi) and pasta dishes. The only draw back was that when we asked for bread - the waiter hestitated and said "we have bread but there's a charge." A little odd, but we ordered it any way. It was hot and a light foccacia with different toppings. Loved it! The pastas are reasonably priced, but if they added 25 cents to each meal, I'm sure they could pay for the bread...something worth considering!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely setting
    CranberriesVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vile food
    LocalDiner
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    Ordered fresh pasta dish - it was inedible and tasted like flour. Also ordered salad with fried goat cheese - instead of being lightly flash fried it was saturated in oil and the texture was altered to a gooey substance. Never again!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for families and groups
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upscale Italian with Comfort
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/28/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hoping For More
    WishingformoreVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2013
    This was my second time trying La Tagliatella. An over-priced restaurant with mediocre food. Sadly and unlike every Italian restaurant I've been in, this restaurant does not provide bread with your dinner unless of course you purchase it. In lieu of bread, we were given a small bowl of miniature olives. The food was not well-seasoned and left much to be desired. I was really disappointed as I was 'hoping for more' the second time around.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Poor Service
    restaurantweeker
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    Maybe it is because we were there for restaurant week, but the service was just terrible. First, they didn't give us the restaurant week menu, we had to request it. The menu said first course came with unlimited focaccia and a salad but we were never given the bread. Without it, the first course would have been pretty lame for the price we were paying for it. Eventually we had to request it, just like we had to request the menus. Then I ordered a pizza without mushrooms. The waitress went to the kitchen and confirmed with me they could make it without mushrooms, yet somehow when the pizza came out it had mushrooms on it. Ordered 4 samples of gelato, she didn't explain the flavors, but they weren't what I ordered.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Vacation return
    Irishdiver
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    Outside dining, great wine list and food was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food and service amazing
    Lincoln
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Try the homemade pasta!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazingly delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/22/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top Notch Italian
    BillJ
    Dined on 8/21/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant Week Worked!
    jane
    Dined on 8/20/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great homemade pasta!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    Love the homemade pasta! Have enjoyed the food every time I went.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Homemade pasta worth the trip
    TeagirlVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Place is worth a try
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/15/2013
    Went there for the first time on 8/15/13. Our server was nice as was the hostess. It is a little odd they charge you for bread if you want to with you meal, but it's not run of the mill stuff either. Place was a little slow for a Thursday night, our server gave us plenty of time to talk and review the menu, sometimes almost too much time. Overall good experience. One thing that I did notice was the place didn't work as a team, servers appeared to be concerned with their areas. This isn't a big deal when the restaurant is slow but certainly something that could impact your experience on very busy night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Italian
    NancyVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service, great food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/7/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • pizza!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/7/2013
    la tagliatella pizza was delicious! perfect happy hour price too!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy - fattening !!! in a good way
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/6/2013
    You will leave here buzzed from the noise and good wine and possibly needing to unbutton your waistband, but it is a friendly little bar/restaurant with good quality ingredients in an accessible Italian menu. Also walking distance from Clarendon metro. A good choice if you're not watching your weight!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food and ambience!
    MarylandMike
    Dined on 8/1/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Extremely satisfying
    Steve
    Dined on 7/31/2013
    Reaally enjoyed the evening... good atmosphere + good service + really good food. + nice glass of wine = nice night!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent pizza
    Kiawah1
    Dined on 7/31/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    AlbenaVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Usually solid
    AlexEatsVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • There was an obnoxiously loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    There was an obnoxiously loud group that was dining in the same space. All the other diners were seemingly unhappy by their yelling and laughter. We couldn't even hear each other speak at our table. It would have been nice if the wait staff would have addressed it. We wanted to eat quick and get out of there!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A hint of Italia
    mellyVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't waste your time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/17/2013
    Bad service, mediocre food. Appetizer came 2 minutes before our meal. Was promised a free glass of wine after an accident with our bottle of wine (waiter error, not ours) and then charged for the glass of wine. Unimpressed!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Neighborhood Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/16/2013
    Salads were wonderful- very fresh. Penne Pasta was not cooked enough(tough and chewy)- sauce was excellent. Service was good - however, the waitress cleared the table before everyone was finished which made those still eating feel "rushed." No need to clear the table of dishes until everyone is finished! Wine on Tuesday evening 50% off - so that was a nice surprise.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Favorite Italian Restaurant
    swmboVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Heard good and bad before we went
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    I was hoping this place would be on the excellent end of the reviews when I went the other night. The service for our party of 4 was good and we would have been sat immediately without our reservation. The only good thing I thought was the pizza. The pasta was fresh but the sauces were lacking. We don't like cream based and almost all but a few are cream based. It's way over priced for why it was and I doubt I would ever return.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My first time there, recommended
    xxxx
    Dined on 7/9/2013
    My first time there, recommended by my daughter, good food and beverages. Service was good, very attentive, helpful and not pushy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must love pasta!
    KimmyB
    Dined on 7/2/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A good place to meet friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/1/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good spot for homemade pasta
    JeffVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of choices in the menu (maybe almost overwhelming), but something different I haven't seen before. The mix and match pasta/sauce is great for flexibility. The staff is very friendly and helpful! Portion size is almost too big, so most people can split one dish very easily.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I was impressed with the ambiance;
    giniroVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pizzas and pastas are great.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/23/2013
    Pizzas and pastas are great. Service was superb. Definitely a do-again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.