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Best Contemporary Italian Restaurants in Annandale


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A photo of Alta Strada Mosaic restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Fairfax
Booked 11 times today
Situated in the heart of the Mosaic District, Alta Strada Mosaic has been consistently lauded for its outstanding Italian cuisine. With numerous rave reviews for their diverse and captivating flavors, Alta Strada Mosaic has been recognized for its exceptional service, exceptional food such as their fresh pasta and perfectly grilled octopus, and well-crafted cocktails. Customers have lavished praises on their delightful staff who go out of their way to ensure a memorable dining experience. The fresh and delectable Italian dishes draw similarities to the authentic flavors experienced in Italy, adding to the credibility of its cuisine. Altogether, Alta Strada Mosaic presents an incredible Italian dining experience, with high recommendations from customers.
A photo of Corso Italian restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Arlington
Booked 9 times today
Cheesetique - Shirlington is highly recommended for its excellent American cuisine. Many patrons have praised the quality of their food, with one customer stating that the grilled cheese with Asian pear and prosciutto was the "best grilled cheese I have ever had." Others have highlighted their creamy mac and cheese, or the unique cheese curds and brie pear prosciutto grilled cheese. As the reviews indicate, the restaurant offers a variety of dishes, all with a strong emphasis on cheese. Overall, the dining experience at Cheesetique - Shirlington is enjoyable, with many diners expressing their intentions to return and savor more of their offerings.
A photo of Idylwood Grill restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Falls Church
Booked 7 times today
Idylwood Grill is a hidden gem where Contemporary French and American cuisines beautifully converge. Despite its unassuming location, it has won the hearts of diners with its exceptional food and service. Renowned for its artistic interpretation of classics, the restaurant serves up palate-pleasers like the "light and delicious" stuffed flounder, filet mignon, beef bourguignon pappardelle, and more. Each dish is "beautifully prepared," with sauces that win praise for their perfect pairing. The establishment's attentiveness to detail extends to the wine selection, with the French Pinot noir being a noted delight. As one satisfied customer sums it up, "It’s a dependable, yummy place to spend your evening," and another promises, "We would gladly come back and eat our way through the menu."
A photo of North Italia - Tysons restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Tysons Corner / McLean
Booked 54 times today
North Italia - Tysons, located in the heart of Virginia, is a gem for exquisite Italian cuisine. Known for its delightful dishes and remarkable service, this restaurant has won the hearts of its patrons, as evident from the glowing reviews. Their menu boasts of traditional Italian favorites - pizzas, pastas, and small plates like Italian meatballs and arancini. Reviewers particularly praise the squid ink pasta, butternut raviolis, and Bolognese pasta. Moreover, they speak highly of the attentive service, relaxed atmosphere, and generous portions. The grilled branzino with vegetables and a variety of desserts, including tiramisu and budini, come highly recommended for their bursting flavors.
A photo of Modena restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Downtown
Booked 6 times today
Modena, located in the heart of downtown DC, is a gem of Italian cuisine lauded by diners for its splendid and innovative dishes. As diners reveal, the place stands out not only for typical Italian dishes but also for its creative takes on classic recipes, making it one of the best Italian joints in the city. Gluten-free options, including homemade pasta, are available and highly praised. The reviews stress the restaurant's "consistent and creative" fare, excellent service, and lovely ambiance, making it perfect for date night or special celebrations. Notably, the meals stand out for their beautiful presentation and deliciousness, with some even calling Modena's food the best Italian cuisine they've tasted outside of Italy.
A photo of North Italia - Washington DC restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • West End
Booked 51 times today
Located in Washington DC, North Italia offers a splendid selection of authentic Italian dishes. Reviews for the restaurant consistently mention the quality and taste of the food, with one customer stating that North Italia serves the "best Italian food in DC." The restaurant's menu highlights the depth and diversity of Italian cuisine, featuring items like 'Spicy Rigatoni Vodka', 'Cacio e Pepe Pizza', and a variety of fine Italian wines. The restaurant's service and ambiance have also been praised, making it a preferred dining spot for locals and tourists alike. Another reviewer recommended it as a perfect pre-theatre place due to its proximity to Kennedy Center.
A photo of Il Piatto restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Downtown
Booked 41 times today
Il Piatto, a standout in the bustling restaurant scene of Washington D.C., has been widely appreciated by its patrons for its authenticity and quality in serving Italian cuisine. Located just two blocks from the White House, it's ideal for those seeking to revel in the delightful gastronomic experience Italy offers, amidst a relaxing ambiance. Reviewers rave about their extensive selection, ranging from arancini and Italian Benedict to ragu and limoncello custard for dessert. Patrons emphasized the courteous and professional staff, the beautifully prepared dishes, and the inviting ambiance. With top-notch food quality, affordability, and a prime location, Il Piatto has won over the hearts of many.
A photo of Claudio's Table restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Palisades Northwest
Booked 43 times today
Claudio Pirollo grew up in Belgium where he soon discovered his passion for cooking as he wandered around his father’s fine Italian épicerie (grocery store) and watched his mother prepare dinner every day. The dual influence of Italy and Belgium triggered Chef Pirollo’s aspirations to develop his knowledge and experience with different flavors.A Trattoria is not a pizzeria, it is an Italian-style eating establishment that is generally much less formal than a ristorante but more formal than an osteria. It is similar to what the French call Bistrot.Trattorias are traditionally family owned, casual, rustic neighborhood restaurants found throughout all of Italy that offer fresh, regional, local and family specialties on the menu.
A photo of Mele Bistro restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Arlington
Booked 9 times today
Earning its reputation as a local gem, the Mele Bistro is celebrated for its delightful Italian cuisine. Reviewers rave about the fresh pasta, fish, meats, and specially made cocktails, consistently complimenting the high-quality food and attentive service. Ardent fans frequently comment on the marvelous bread service, delectable ravioli with light tomato sauce, and seafood medley in a garlic wine sauce. Customers also applaud the accommodating special requests and the wonderful ambiance, both inside and on the patio. The Mele Bistro experience is topped off by the staff's warm hospitality, resulting in many declaring it their favorite Italian restaurant in Arlington.
A photo of i Ricchi restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Dupont Circle
Booked 5 times today
i Ricchi is a gem of a restaurant, boasting of authentic Italian cuisine. The restaurant is recommended by reviewers as the best Italian restaurant in DC, delivering consistently high-quality dishes paired with friendly service. From the menu, standout dishes like "Rigatoni with 12-hour Beef Ragu", "Branzino", and "Risotto with Shrimp and Asparagus" are repeatedly deemed as "out of this world". The restaurant's fried calamari, in particular, is consistently hailed in reviews as the best in the region. The excellent service from the staff, including the owner, who personally interacts with patrons, adds a touch of personal warmth to the dining experience. The restaurant is also highly recommended for special occasions due its sophisticated ambiance and exceptional food.
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