Osteria Marzano
Osteria Marzano

Osteria Marzano

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.osteriamarzano.com/
  • Phone: 7033139700x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday thru Wednesday: 11 am to 10 pm
    Thursday and Friday: 11 am to 11 pm
    Saturday: 4pm to 11pm
    Sundays: 4pm to 10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Chef Carmine Marzano
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We will begin catering about one month after our opening day (mid July)! Please stay tuned for more details to come..
  • Special Events: Osteria Marzano will be hosting many special events, whether its a celebrity appearance or live entertainment! There will not be any events scheduled until after our grand opening. All dates and events will be posted on our website.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: We are closest to the Springfield Metro Station (Blue line). There is a shuttle that runs between the metro station and Metro Park (our development), Monday through Friday, every 15 minutes. The closest bus stop to the restaurant is the one in front of the "6363 building," on Walker lane.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: You are welcome to park on either the street or the covered parking garage directly behind our office building!
A word from Osteria Marzano
We invite you to taste the best that Italy has to offer! Watch our vibrant chefs create delicious meals made to order while enjoying warm, welcoming service in a comfortable, upscale, modern Italian setting that features a full dining room, extensive 40-seat bar area and outdoor patio dining.
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Osteria Marzano reviews from OpenTable diners
109 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (62)fit for foodies (61)special occasion (41)great for lunch (26)vibrant bar scene (22)notable wine list (21)good for groups (20)romantic (15)great for outdoor dining (13)hot spot (7)kid-friendly (6)great for brunch (6)late-night find (4)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great Overall Dining Experience
    WestAlexDiner
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Booked a table at Osteria Marzano for a 25th Birthday celebration dinner for my daughter. We were seated right away and enjoyed several great appetizers, including the Tuna Tartar and veal vitello tonnato. All of our dinners were equally good including two of the specials, seared tuna and the risotto. Service was prompt without being overly attentive.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible service you're out of here
    LindaGVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    3 times there and 2 out of 3 is horrible service...............forget about it! No people there and long wait for food and totally missing service even though we were the only people there............need I say more
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  • Always terrific!
    WileyCoyote
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Tried a few pasta dishes for the first time and OMG-they were fantastic. Consistently exceptional Italian food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • alexandriajscVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Great as always. Food is consistently unique and amazing. Try the specials - can't go wrong.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Empty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We were one of three tables in the restaurant on a Fri. lunch. I think the city emptied out as it was a nice day to take off. The $10 lunch combo (soup or pasta and salad) I ordered. The agnoletti with veal was good but a tad oversauced. My friend had the mezzeluna stuffed with zucca with a butter/sage sauce. Delicious. The salad portion was small. Given the price and quality, I thought this was a "steal" and I'll definitely go back. Ordered the sea bass stuffed ravioli last time for dinner and they were worth the long drive to get to this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outside dining was relaxing
    shelford
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The food was amazing. My family of loved all of their entrees - including the Caprese salad and calamari we shared. The key is finding where to park and enter with this tucked away place. It is in a newly developed office park and the sign to turn in is very small and the only signage we could find beyond the parking garage was the 2 hour parking signs. We took a chance and entered into the office building and it was on the same floor to the right. Very modern. We chose to eat outside and we almost felt like we were at our own private restaurant. It was very relaxing and I will definitely be taking my family here again soon. Lots to choice from and is reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    Datslib
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    I had the zuppa di pesce, which was so-so ($29). I would have liked to have had some fish in the dish and a tastier broth, and the calamari was chewy. My partner had the veal parmigiana ($25), which was very disappointing. The veal was tough and had an "old" taste, like it had been in the freezer far too long. To the restaurant's credit, the dish was not put on the bill after we complained.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Inconsistent
    ThadVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We want to love this place because of the location. The service is usually good and the ambiance is attractively modern. However, the tables for two are NARROW and very close to the guests seated at the next tables, so that no privacy is possible. The food looks pretty on the plate but over 4 meals it has been consistently under seasoned. And finally, on our most recent visit the sauce for my veal piccata was tasteless and watery...clearly no butter was used to thicken it, which is the normal preparation. Two of us had one inexpensive bottle of wine, we split a pasta dish as an app, and had one entree each - the bill before tip was $103, which is way too much given the significant kitchen errors. This was our 4th try and we won't be back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Definitely worth finding (use map).
    MMilesM
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    This is our family's new favorite in northern VA. Excellent service, menu, food, service and decor. (Carlyle just got bumped.)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 60 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 229 reviews are from the Osteria Marzano reviews archive.
  • 2nd time
    kljhn
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Still delicious, good service, with hot food hot and cold served cold. Very accommodating service, salads were fresh and crisp. Food was very tasty. Easy to park and enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will go again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Osteria is right across the road from where we live, but even if it wasn't I would make it a point to go again. The food was very good, our server was friendly and attentive, and the restaurant has an enjoyable atmosphere. The only downside of Osteria is that the tables are fairly close together, so you have no choice hearing the conversations around you. Still, it was quiet enough my wife and I could carry on a conversation without talking too loud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    There are enough selections that every person could find something to eat. The prices aren't that bad. The desserts were alright, nothing that wowed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Slow and awkward service
    Veggielover
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We were seated at an unstable table. After several requests to have it fixed, we were told to trade tables with a couple sitting in another room. Not sure why that couple got stuck with the wobbly table! After that, we waited a long time to even get the server's attention. Our waitress was efficient but not exactly friendly. I felt like I was annoying her. The food was very good, however, with generous portions. The Nutella pizza was good but not that special.
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  • great food, mediocre service
    Mima
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    This was my third visit to Marzanos. The food continues to be excellent, but the service spotty. This time I was with 3 women friends. When the table next to ours was occupied by 2 couples, the server's attention went to them. They got their drinks and dinner well before us. They were checked on during the meal. We were not.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Flavor Challenged
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    The calameri was inconsistent - many pieces were pretty chewy while others were tender. Overall it lacked flavor. The pasta and duck ragu was nice but lacked any flavor - very bland. My wife's risotto special (scallops) was fine but uninspired. The biggest sin was the travesty they called strawberry shortcake. If you are going to serve something so far from what people would expect by the name you should warn them. This was two dense dry pieces of something that resembled coffee cake with some whipped creme and strawberries in between. We did not eat half of it. Finally, I am used to paying a premium when buying wine by the glass but the pour of pinot grigio I got for $12 was almost a crime - I felt ripped off.
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  • Great Mother's Day
    Mrsolara
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Took my girlfriend there on Mother's Day. They were great to accommodate my late arrival and the food and service were outstanding. We had a magnificent time together. Wholeheartedly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Osteria Rates my 5 Star Rating!
    PSUDanoVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I seldom issue a 5-star rating, but this gem hidden in an office building definitely has rated it! From the food to the service to the ambiance, this is a great place. I chose the Veal Scaloppini and was not disappointed--a generous portion with a nice side of pasta. My wife chose lobster ravioli and was stuffed. They were out of a reasonably priced Tuscan that I chose from the wine list and they upgraded me to a better bottle at the original price. I highly recommend this restaurant!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely atmosphere, great food!
    CarolK63
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I love the feel of Osteria Marzano. They have a vibrant bar scene for happy hour, with amazing margaritas, great wine selection and wonderful, tasty food. The almond crusted halibut served with haricots verts and risotto was delicious! Our waiter was pleasant, attentive and very knowledgeable about the food and made excellent suggestions. Can't wait to dine at Osteria Marzano again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go back again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Thoroughly enjoyed dinner on Saturday night, our third time there. The waiter was professional and efficient and kept the dinner moving along nicely. Drinks and appetizers appeared quickly, and we were allowed to enjoy them and the plates cleared before dinner was brought. Dinner was hot and a good portion on all the entree's ordered. All the food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food uneven & lackluster service
    DCDiner
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We were looking forward to this was our second visit because we really enjoyed our first dinner here. We sat in the bar because happy hour specials are only available there, which is odd because the bar dominates the restaurant and every table in the house is near the bar. There is a lively happy hour crowd. Mussels were tasty- but gritty. Ack! Fish was cooked perfectly, though. Our waiter disappeared after our first drink, so had to ask other staff to send her over for food, more drinks. One of the people we happened to flag down was the manager, so you would think she would have ensured service. But no. We were hopeful this would be our neighborhood go-to restaurant but will now continue the search.
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  • Diego
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Very good spot , upscale w/o the prices, located in the burbs. Alternative to Mike's American Grill and above other local Italian restaurants in the area. Risotto dishes are excellent; Veal chop and osso buco are notable, recommended. Seafood dishes provide great alternative to meat, brazini or seafood medley pasta recommended. Have made a meal of there antipasti selections, excellent! Areas to improve: Scalloppini dishes, veal - heavy sauce. Gnocchi, too soft - second try, excellent. Rice balls (arancini) with real pancetta excellent, however, received them with cold center. All are fixable and restaurant is less then a year old, working out the kinks. Have eaten there 7 times, will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Second visit
    Mima
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    The food here is very good and we appreciate the half price wine night on Sundays. The half size salads are perfect to accompany a meal. The bread is very good as are the pasta sauces. We were disappointed on this visit with the service. We brought guests with us and were embarrassed.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WOW and in my neighborhood!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Loved it. Amazing food! Wonderful service, thanks Marisol!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A delightful evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    My husband and I took my mother for dinner here for the second time. From start to finish it was a delightful evening, the host and hostess were engaging and upbeat; our server, Angel, was knowledgeable, professional, friendly, and engaging. He recommended the tuna special with pesto so both my husband and I had it. It was delicious!! The tuna was cooked perfectly and set on a bed of homemade pasta with homemade pesto that was a perfect accompaniment. The pesto had excellent fresh flavor and a perfect proportion of olive oil to basil and garlic. My mom had the linguine with clam sauce and she really enjoyed it, lots of fresh whole clams. We sat outside even though the evening was a bit cool and thoroughly enjoyed it! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced, but good service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    This was our second time at OM. Had same server as previous time; he was excellent. Unfortunately, we ordered the appetizer special he recited to us without hearing the price. $16 for a small ball of mozzarella with six or seven shavings of prosciutto with the slightest drippings of balsamic drizzle. Would have just ordered caprese for half the price. Ordered Short Ribs Dinner...very good; however, the polenta it was served over had huge hard chunks in it. I mentioned that to the server and he brought me a new side of polenta. The new polenta was much thinner, but still had huge chunks in it. This place lacks a little bit in quality, but I will still try again. I'd give it a 7 1/2 or 8 out of 10.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Inventive Italian
    Toolsmith
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Our second visit, and we'll be back. Food was excellent (again) and service was snappy. A little on the spare and noisy side but still pleasant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovely surprise in the neighborhood
    kljhn
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We had dinner before attending the theater and the restaurant was attentive to our time demands while serving us in a relaxed manner. The food looked and tasted delicious. There were 6 of us and we all had different entrees, all were excellently prepared and tasty. Will certainly go back!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will Go Back Again
    JPK2011
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    This was my second time coming to Osteria Marzano. I tried a different dish this time, the beef short ribs with polenta, and it was really good. I came with a teenager and our waitress did a good job explaining the food items to her. All the staff there were very polite to us.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Restaurant, Odd Location
    Eric
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    This is a great new restaurant in an office building near the Inova Healthplex in Fairfax. This was our third visit and we will come back again. The burrata (fresh cheese made from mozzerala and cream) with prosciutto was a great starter followed by the duck and risotto special. Desert was a nutella pizza, very unusual and tasty. Our previous dinners were on Sunday nights when it was quiet even in the bar. Friday night there was a DJ and the restaurant was very loud.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice place in an office park
    SBS50
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    This restaurant is a welcome addition to the improving Kingstowne area food scene. We've had several good places for a while, but largely ethnic, or chain, or family places rather than a more adult place. This is an Italian place of course, but stylish, adult (large and busy bar in the middle of the room) and with some very interesting menu choices that tell you right away this is not a Macaroni Grille! Three friends had the short rib ravioli, duck ragu pappardelle, and pasta Bolognese. All were very good and nearly entirely consumed. Good, house made ciabatta and focaccia too.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • freindlly service, good food.
    joan
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    freindlly service, good food. Nice we went on Sunday and had 1/2 price on a very good wine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So excited!
    Sheila
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    There are so few nice dining options around the Franconia/Kingstown area, especially if you want to steer clear of chain restaurants. Osteria Marzano is a hidden gem on Beulah near the hospital. I never would have found it had it not been recommended, but I'll definitely be going back! The food was great and they have a excellent bar. There is a great vibe, the ambience is upscale and energetic. I'll be going back A LOT!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unexpected gemin Springfield
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Excellent Ialian restaurant near Springfield Mall was quite a surprise. Diverse menu, nice atmosphere and reasonable prices. Strange parking set up. Poor indicators as to main entrance. But menu and cooking are quite fine.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Local Restaurant
    Aidan
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    If you want to have seriously great food and atmosphere without trekking into DC, then this is your place. It's a real treat to have such consistently great meals in the Springfield/Franconia area. If you appreciate good food and attention to detail, then you will enjoy yourself very much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great upscale Italian!
    BobbyP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Really good Italian restaurant convenient to Springfield, Alexandria and Annandale area. The ambience is different from what I expected...modern, with clean lines and cool layout. Food was excellent. Shared mussels for an app, then veal marsala and fettuccine with a veal Bolognese sauce. Great dishes. Cannoli and brûlée for desert with good coffee. Couldn't ask for a better meal. Service was friendly, attentive and knowledgable. Owners daughter stopped by to chat, a nice touch. Restaurant seemed full on a Saturday night, a good sign. Nice to see this type of restaurant in the area. Will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice evening
    Atewell
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    The waiter did an outstanding job.He had good suggestions. The bread is excellent. We had mussels for an appetizer-outstanding! Both our meals were both delicious. The waiter asked how we liked the dessert. it was something like 3,cream puffs,and we told him it was fine, just not our taste (we did eat it all). He offered to bring a different one, which we declined. We will definately return with our foodie son and his girlfriend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great little place
    Rater2
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Delicious food. Great service. Great prices. Bar scene is a bit noisy and makes conversation tough.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Mediterranean dining experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Excellent special occasion choice. We were there for almost four hours! The entire staff (the hostesses, the bar, waitress, and owner) was engaged and focused on making each customer feel welcome. We enjoyed the Tagliere di Formaggi. The chardonnay was crisp, "green" and delectable. Our meal choices (Veal Scalloppine, Branzino, Chicken Parmigiana, and, Fettuccine alla Bolognese di Vitello) were wonderfully prepared and came from the kitchen while still hot. Our waitress was superb. She observed from a discreet distance, was not intrusive, and adroitly swooped in to remove plates and refill drinks. Desserts were well prepared and authentic (crème brulee, tiramisu) and the carrot cake was filled with nuts, raisins, and not too sweet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overall review
    YaYa
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    The service was most professional and very friendly. It was very easy to make reservations on line with a call back the day before as a reminder. Well done!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • delicious lunch
    afhj
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    I had seen a newspaper review of the restaurant and ordered two dishes that the reviewer recommended. Each one was super delicious, especially the bonet dessert. The service was inobtrusive and we were given second glasses of club soda without being charged for them. Also excellent espresso!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate