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About Argia's

Nestled in the heart of downtown Falls Church, Virginia, Argia’s is a family owned and operated restaurant that provides an opportunity to experience authentic, world class Italian cuisine in a cozy, relaxing ambiance.

Conveniently located at the intersection of Lee Highway and Route 7 in Falls Church, Argia’s is accessible to clientele from across the Washington DC metro area.

124 N. Washington Street
Falls Church, VA 22046
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Pizzeria, Contemporary Italian

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday: 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday & Saturday: 11:30 am - Midnight
Sunday: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(703) 534-1033

Website:
http://www.argias.com/

Catering:
Argia’s at your home, office, or event! We are proud to offer full-service catering, from the smallest intimate gathering to the largest corporate conference across the Northern Virginia area. Our catering menu brings the best Italian food, and delicious memories, to you and your guests.

Parking Details:
Free public parking lots directly behind our restaurant, as well as adjacent to our entrance.

Executive Chef:
Steven Benincasa

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Celebrate Christmas Eve with us! Enjoy our full a la carte menu along with our Executive Chef's Features including Zuppa Di Pesce made with Seven Fishes, Clams Oreganata and Christmas Zeppoli.
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Argia's Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 27, 2011

Nice Happy Hour, good food and service. Have been there several and will definitely go back. Argia's is probably the best restaurant in Falls Church.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 26, 2011

As always, Argia's has great Italian food - very generous portions, good (and fairly-priced) wine list, and the fact that they offer half-size plates on many items is great. Even the half-sized portions are large. A warm and fun and delicious place we come back to often.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 26, 2011

This is just a very solid neighborhood Italian restaurant in Falls Church which is hard to find these days. Try the mussels you won't be disappointed.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 25, 2011

I was expecting a little more from this place. The food (especially considering the price) was just ok. The service was incredibly slow. It took about 20 to 30 minutes to get our appetizers. It took another 45 minutes or so to get our food. It took our waiter another 25 minutes to bring our to-go dessert and pick up our credit card to pay the bill. All in all, it took over two hours to dine there on a moderately crowded Tuesday night.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2011

As always we had a great time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2011

This was my first visit, and obviously the restaurant is popular. Restaurant was very crowded and noisy; chairs not very comfortable. Beyond that, the food was very flavorful. Although my lamb shank was slightly dry, it tasted great. The chicken scalloppini was very good. Wine was affordable. Service was excellent. Will probably return to try more items. Monday's a good day because bottles of wine are half off on Mondays.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2011

Argia's is like our favorite old Italian restaurants we grew up with in New Jersey, but with a wonderful upgrade in style and variety. The staff greats you like they've missed you and is willing to accommodate any whim, whether to split a few appetizers with a glass of wine or have a feast, the portions are large, always giving us a taste to take home, and the menu, unlike the places of our youth, changes nicely with the seasons to present surprises and keep things interesting. They keep us coming back.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 21, 2011

We had a very pleasant evening, even though it was very crowded. The fryer was broken so no calamari (disappointment). The food is always good and the portions not too large. Great family place.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2011

I have always loved the atmosphere of this place. The special pasta dish was outstanding and the service was excellent!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 21, 2011

Frankly it's not that great. The food is meh, it's not bad, but it ain't great. The service was rushed, he always seemed to be flying by on his way to deal with something else.
We'll be back, it's convenient, but destination dining it isn't.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2011

Our waiter was helpful, cheerful, and attentive. I ordered the Italian shrimp & grits (polenta), an appetizer large enough for a meal. The shrimp was overcooked to gumminess and overall the dish was too salty. Definitely not on par with true southern shrimp & grits. Spinach salad large enough to share was fresh and the amount of dressing was minute-perfect. The gnocchi & sausage was tasty; warning: the sausage is spicy hot. The wine choices were many and of good variety. We met a friend, but it felt like a neighborhood place or dinner before the state theater. I would go again and try something that's a house specialty.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 15, 2011

Had mussels over spaghetti. It seems the mussels were steamed separately as the broth in the spaghetti sauce had no seafood flavor. Amount of spaghetti was stingy. However, quality of mussels were top notch -- big and juicy. My husband enjoyed his spaghetti and meatballs but also felt spaghetti amount was too low.

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on October 7, 2011

We love eating on the patio weather permitting. This has been one of our favorites for many years.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 5, 2011

Originally being from NY the bar for Italian food is set quite high. I made the mistake of ordering the Lasagna. It unfortunately does not compare to our home recipe. I found the tomato sauce a bit bitter for my taste as well. I'm willing to try again because the seafood looked and smelled delicious, but I'm afraid I'm not a fan of therr pasta.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 3, 2011

Always tasty and fresh food here.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 3, 2011

Informal place--lots of families. Good for pizza, ok for pasta.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 1, 2011

Great food. Everything we've ever had has been very good. The food and drinks came quickly but getting water was very difficult.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 1, 2011

Great variety of dishes and the specials are definitely worth a listen. The risotto with sea scallops was perfect. It may be hard, given how great the food is, but try to save room for dessert. Then there was the bread - WOW! We will be going back....soon and often! Parking is a challenge on Saturday night so a week night would probably be easier and quieter as well.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 30, 2011

My wife and I returned to Argia's for the start of a date night. Our server was engaging and helpful without being overbearing, the menu and specials gave us plenty of good options to choose from, the salad and entrees were delicious, and the drinks complemented the food well. A great place to have an enjoyable dinner!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 25, 2011

We have been going to Argias for years and really love the food and service and their house chianti is very good. We especially enjoy the mussels Argia style which are the best I've ever had (and I've had mussels all over the world). The caprese salad is excellent and especially fun when served familgia style. I always get the spaghetti and meatballs (with extra marinara sauce). Argias is a great asset to Falls Church the NoVa dining experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 24, 2011

As always - we love Argia's. The food is fresh and creative and the service is top notch. It's a little loud in the dining room but that is the way a bistro is.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 23, 2011

The family portions are HUGE! We wish our waiter had helped us order appropriately. We took more than 1/2 home and I suspect much of what was on the platter never made it into the leftover container. There was so much food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 22, 2011

Just ok. Food was not remarkable adn it was too noisy. Waiter was very nice and efficient.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 21, 2011

Usually go there for the mussels but this time they were not good. I got too many empty shells and a few leathery mussels floating in the sauce.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 20, 2011

Argia's food is delicious - but what keeps me going back time after time is the incredible service! The waitstaff is friendly and funny.....my iced tea glass is never empty.....and my bread basket remains full. Yeah! A restaurant that gets is right.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 19, 2011

Argia's fit the bill for a quiet lunch with a very elderly relative. The tables are spaced far apart so you never feel cramped. The food is always decent and reliable and reasonably priced. I wouldn't go here for gourmet cuisine but for anything else, absolutely!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 17, 2011

We love Argia's -- the food is always delicious and the service is very friendly and helpful.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 16, 2011

We love coming to Argia's! The food is great and the servers are always friendly.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 11, 2011

As usual Argia's provides excellent food and service

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 11, 2011

Argia's continues to be a neighborhood favorite!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 4, 2011

We went here for our first anniversary, as we had done our rehearsal dinner here the year before. If it was possible, it was even better the second time around. Our waitress was delightful and we really enjoyed conversing with her as she took our order. We ordered a fantastic bottle of red to start us off. The food was all fantastic - we split a salad - my wife had Chicken Marsala and I had the gnocchi. I can tell you that my maternal grandmother was an Italian immigrant and used to make gnocchi for my family growing up - it was one of my favorite memories of childhood. This gnocchi was the closet to hers I have ever had. We also had the Chocolate Mousse Cake. This is not to be missed. Lighter than any mousse we have ever had!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 4, 2011

We have been coming to Argia's for several years and it's still a very pleasant place. We came with an elderly relative and the service could not have been better. She is very impatient and the waitress brought her soup out right away, without even being prompted! The tables are not packed in so it is easy to converse without any problem. If the food were a bit better this would be a rave. Unfortunately it is just ordinary. Large portions but nothing special. Not bad however, and on balance a very good choice for a family group or pleasant night out.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 2, 2011

I've lived in the neighborhood for years but only just got around to trying this restaurant. The "solo" sized salad and mussels were both quite large -- I have no idea h9ow bit the "famiglia" sizes would be! The daily pasta special was simply wonderful -- it sounded good but the taste was well beyond expectations. So keep your ears open to see what the server recommends before you order! If you find the inside a bit noisy due to the somewhat echo-y walls, ask for a table outside on the lovely back patio.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 2, 2011

Our trip to Argia's was fine. The wait staff was friendly and helpful, and offered a bread basket as a starter, which was warm, fresh and very good. We had spaghetti and meatballs (very good and the highlight of the trip) and a chicken fettuccine with corn and asparagus (which was unremarkable - wouldn't recommend). We did enjoy a nice bottle of wine, a 2007 Sangiovese from Cosentino in California...it paired well with the spaghetti and served as our dessert as well.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 30, 2011

Food and service were great. Very personable and an enjoyable place to go among friends.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 28, 2011

Really enjoyed a night of good food and catching up with friends. The pasta here is really good and the Sunday all-you-can-eat Spaghetti special was terrific. Highly recommended!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 26, 2011

Overall, it was OK -- the soft crab was chewy --

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 24, 2011

We had a nice dinner experience here at Argia's with an old friend visiting Falls Church. The pasta was great, the service was very good. Argia's is a reliable place for dining in the City of Falls Church, has great Italian cuisine and we highly recommend it.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 24, 2011

Waiter got our order wrong - didn't listen. Manager worked hard to make it right - appreciated that. Food was delicious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 23, 2011

Not conducive to conversation. Very loud. Poor acoustics.

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