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Ristorante Murali
Ristorante Murali

Ristorante Murali Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.muraliva.com
  • Email: guest@muraliva.com
  • Phone: (703) 415-0411
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 10:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 11:30am - 10:30pm, Sunday: 11:30am - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Chef Luis Antonio
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Ristorante Murali offers set menus for catering.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining room wil hold from 50 to 160 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Riyad Bouizar (703) 415-0411

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Metro "Pentagon City Station", Metrobus
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Underground public parking and outdoor meter parking
A word from Ristorante Murali
From Venice to Pentagon Row in Arlington, Virginia, Ristorante Murali gives you the opportunity to experience fine traditional and modern Italian cuisine in a Venetian setting with rooms depicting murals from the canals of Venice and hung with exquisite Murano glass chandeliers. Conveniently located minutes from Washington DC and close to Maryland. Metro accessible with a large parking facility. Pentagon Row offers seasonal entertainment from ice skating in the winter to live concerts in the summer.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Good ambience to hold a conversation. Very much enjoyed the crabmeat ravioli."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The staff was a bit snooty. I frequently fine at upscale restaurants, and this place was like a caricature of an upscale dining experience, upturned noses and all."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We were introduced to the $19.95 3-course pre-fixe! Very nice and there are multiple selections. I chose: White-bean soup, spaghetti and meatballs, and tiramasu. The soup was perfectly seasoned...no need for salt...ground pepper set it off just right . The meatballs were seasoned just right. I'm not much a coffee person; but, dig tiramasu. It wasn't overwhelming, light and fluffy. The entire meal was awesome! Not gonna find a meal choices like this for $19.95. One negative: Restaurant is helpless. There some construction going on and you have to walk under some scaffolding. Positives: You can watch people ice skate, DSW and Bed Bath & Beyond as well as other popular stores are close by. Short walk from Pentagon City Metro station."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Comfortable dining place not to many ppl there. Its nice for a date night dinner or with a group of friends. You'll be able to talk and hear each other fine. The table was split the food and wines were affordable. Everyone seems to like what they had."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The food was overall pretty good. Service was terrible. We waited about 45 minutes for our entrees and the server was not friendly at all. The serving and bussing staff dropped/shattered/spilled about 5 different things during our dinner, which was super distracting. The young lady who was bussing our table seemed to be more attentive than our server. We tried tipping her separately, but she wouldn't accept."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The staff at Restaurant Murali is always top notch. They remember you from previous visits and always make you feel welcome. The food is delicious, too. Try the grilled calamari!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Lacks the maturity of the restaurants in the area, the menu looks great on paper but doesn't deliver. The lobster bisque tastes like it came from a can and the tuna entree is really a salad, the menu wasn't clear. The decor was appealing to the eye but the noise level and the TV's in the front of the restaurant converts the place into a sports bar atmosphere but conducive for a conversation over dinner."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I took a girl there for valentines day and we both had a good time. I had never heard of it prior to but chose it last minute on open table."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Had great, attentive service here when I went to dinner with a friend. Food is pretty decent, but does not feel as authentic as other Italian restaurants. However, the staff's friendliness and quick service more than make up for this. If you're in the mood for Italian in Pentagon City...this place is a good bet."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "Great place, great menu, great food, great presentation, great wine, great service, great price. Always! We probably eat dinner here once a month, frequently with business associates, have probably tried everything on the menu at least once, and have never had a bad experience"
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Murali was pretty average. We checked the menu ahead of time and had our minds set on the lamb shanks, but they didn't have them because of a party the previous night. The chairs are a little outdated and they use the same napkins that people may have blown their noses in for the bread basket. The ministrone soup wasn't bad at all. The food was alright, wish it was a little hotter in temperature since we were the only ones there, especially the veggies. No wow factor here, but it also wasn't terrible."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "I was disappointed with the food- not very good at all!"
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "This was a great restaurant that we stumbled upon, the food was excellent and the service was really good. we would definitely go back again"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "great service, good food,pleasant experience, you won't write home about this place, but it is a very good value for the area."
    Dined on 11/19/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/16/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/16/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 10/14/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/11/2013