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DaDomenico Ristorante

4.3
918 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Romantic
  • Business Meals
WINNER-2014 Open Table Diners Choice Award.
"The BEST Veal Chop in the DC area"- Washington Post
Da Domenico Ristorante' is the gem of Tyson's Corner and has been serving excellent Classic Italian and fresh Tuscan cuisine for 34 years! Come and experience the Old World charm and superior service of this McLean VA icon. You'll love the menu and the fresh daily specials created by Chef Giovanni


Dear Guests,

We thank you so much for your continued patronage and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience but DaDomenico Ristornate’ will no longer be accepting any coupons from RESTAURANT.COM
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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
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Phone number
(703) 790-9000
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Giovanni Ganzler
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Chain Bridge Road & Leesburg Pike
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Private Lot
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Public transit
Tysons Metro Station and Greensboro Metro Station
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Special events & promotions

Open on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve
See our special Christmas and New Year's menu online
www.dadomenicova.com


Happy Hour Monday-Friday 4:00pm-7:00pm.
BEST Happy Hour drink specials in Tyson's Corner. (Due to VA ABC laws, we can not advertise our excellent Happy Hour drink prices. Call for details.)

The General Managers Cocktail Party & Networking Event
(Every 3rd Thursday of each month)
4:00pm-7:00pmpm
Happy Hour Drink Special
34th Anniversary


Wine Dinners
(Check back for details)
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 918 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.1
service
4.1
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Quiet
85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 7 days ago

Food was OK, just a little warmer than room temperature. Service was horrible, not friendly at all.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

The service was great! Everything was fresh and seasoned well. The pasta was cooked perfectly.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Fantastic food and service. This is a little known hot spot in Tysons Corner. It is now my go-to restaurant to take clients at lunch and for evenings with my wife. We love it!! Super impressive!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Very good veal and service

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

This place is a throwback to the family owned italian restaurants (read non-chain). There was no input from a focus group in terms of this place but that it what gives it charm. The food is very good not great, the ambiance is a bit dated but that in itself is the allure. The achilles heal is the service, I had to walk the staff through the service (e.g. can we get bread, can you take our drink order, will you please bring a menu). The place was about 25% full, not sure what the staff was doing on a Saturday night at 7 but they must have had a meeting in the back. It is also off the beaten path. In short, they are an interesting place to try being held back by poor management.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The restaurant was almost empty and we had to ask a couple of times for several things like lemon for ice tea. The salmon was overcooked, too dry and the coffee was cold. Others said their dishes were good.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Our dinner was excellent! There are very few good Italian restaurants in this area and DaDomenico is, in our opinion, the best. The food is always fresh, abundant and perfectly prepared. The wait staff is friendly and helpful, close by but not overbearing.

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2.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Love this classic style, old school haunt that harkens back to the trusty 80s family italian restaurant. The food is fine but the service during our last visit just wasnt up to speed for what we paid. Long waits, inconsistent timing, etc just couldn't justify the $100+ tab for two. Part of me hopes they can update and improve without giving away that nostalgic charm.

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2018

The place needs a decor refresh

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Very quaint Italian restaurant, hospitable and good service. The food was very good with everything we had. They even treated us to a sample of a creamy dessert that was excellent. Would recommend and would go again when we're in the area.

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4.0Dined on February 26, 2018

The food and service were great. The atmosphere is a little dated the same song kept playing in a loop, but our waitress kept it friendly and fun.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

The food was outstanding!!! The service was great.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

We had a great meal. The veal chop was excellent and so was the veal Marsala. I highly recommend this restaurant since it is an excellent meal was beginning to end.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Da Domenico probably started when Tyson's Corner Center was about the only other thing around the area. Now, it's at the end of a closed road because of the mushrooming development in "America's Next Great City." Let's hope it holds on because the food certainly makes it worthwhile. Everything we had was delicious starting with the simple but very flavorful Bruschetta. For one of the main dishes we had the Monte Cristo which came with at least six large shrimp topping a generous portion of long pasta in a light sauce. The other was the Pollo Romana, lightly breaded chicken breast in a fresh mushroom sauce. Both dishes would be hard to top at any other Italian restaurant. For dessert we had the Dark Chocolate cake which while excellent seemed a bit overpriced at $9.00. We topped it off with double espressos which had just the right balance of strength and bitterness. As long as it's there, we will return to Da Domenico.

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Sorry. Usually we love it. Been going since the original owners in the 80’s. But Valentines at 7:25PM it was chaos.
No host, hostess or owner. Tables available but wait staff was in the weeds (It was before 8). There was a couple waiting in front of us and we stood there for 5 minutes. When 3 more couples arrived we called it quits. We wanted to get home before 10 and it looked like that was not going to happen. Our first date was there 34 years ago...our last there was 2/14/2018.
Too bad. We didn’t eat there but the review would not let me submit without all answers. The food is usually great. The ambiance has gone down since they packed the bar area and glassed in dining area with more tables. The noise was low because the place was only 1/3 full.

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Been coming here every Valentine's Day for the past 4-5 years. Every year the quality of service lessens. Luckily the quality of food remains delicious. I understand that Valentine's Day is like Superbowl for restaurants, but you would expect to get all the help you can get and then some. The host/manager/waiter consistently left the door causing a line to form multiple times. Our server was nice but definitely overworked. Everyone around us definitely had a hard time getting service. Food was delicious but probably last time we return.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

I had looked at the menu on Open Table and found the prices to be reasonable. However, when we showed up we were given a Valentine's Day menu with prices that appeared to be about 50% higher. Also, the service was not that great and portion size on my linguine with clams was pretty small for $27. I'd consider going again, but only if I checked the prices on their website and brought a printout with me.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Da Domenico is our go-to restaurant for Valentine's Day. As always, it was wonderful!

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Area staple consistently cranking out very good standard Italian fare. Items from the grill are their best dishes.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was excellent! An old time favorite for us for many years.

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Lovely Staff and wonderful food. Great choices on menu.

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5.0Dined on January 11, 2018

Recommended by a friend and found DaDomenico's charming and delicious. The staff couldn't have been better. The food well YUM !

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5.0Dined on January 4, 2018

Food was excellent and great service. We will be going back soon. Prices reasonable.

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3.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Overall a good meal, but one of our dishes was overlooked. This was after specifically asking for it (salmon) to be cooked so there was still pink. Not only was it over cooked, the waiter didn’t seem to care when we pointed it out.

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4.0Dined on December 24, 2017

This was our third year in a row to celebrate my husband's birthday on Christmas Eve at Da Domenico. The food wasn't as good as usual, but we were there early in the day and maybe the kitchen hadn't geared up yet. We've been for Valentine's dinner, too. The back room is charming and romantic.

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Haven't been here in years. Food was wonderful. Staff was great I can't stop talking about it. I will go again soon and hope all my friends will also.

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

We went for a special occasion dinner after a night at the movies. It was a perfect end to a wonderful evening. The food is amazing, the waitstaff super attentive, and I always look forward to finding an opportunity to drive from the Frederick area to enjoy this restaurant.

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4.0Dined on December 8, 2017

I took my team out to lunch, 8 people, and everyone enjoyed their meal. We had dishes ranging from chicken to veal to linguini and clam sauce. All were very good and the guys really enjoyed the flavor and authenticity.

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3.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Maybe it was so quiet because of the time...that was the best feature, along with very good waitstaff/service. The bread and our wine selection was nice, but the food was just OK. Linguine Cleopatra was very heavy and the some of the seafood in it was rubbery when it should not have been. Veal dish looked mass produced, with slices of cheese melted on top. The decor is ok but facility really needs an overhaul. The ceiling was downright scary.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

This place is a hidden gem! Tough to find if you use their actual address as it’s actually on pinnacle drive not chain bridge. The pasta dishes we all had were delicious. Veal was tasty and service was professional which is very rare these days. Great place.

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Great food and ambiance. Candle lit and romantic although the ceiling could use some work.

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3.0Dined on November 18, 2017

DaDomenico seemed authentic. The food was good but nothing outstanding for the cost. Most of the party ended up getting the specials as presented by the waiter which in all cases was priced more than most menu items. The only person getting the lasagna on the regular menu said it was good. The sauces were good, the pastas seemed authentic but not served al-dente as I would expect at higher priced restaurant. The mussels were disappointing and the sauce seemed a bit thin on flavor--i'm used to sponging the sauce with bread and it wasn't worth it. I've had better at home.

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

We all felt so special, we were treated with smiles and extremely courteous service. The food heavenly, my chicken Marcella so tender I thought it was veal! Our guest could not stop complementing her delicious choice of a meal! Delicious, delicious, delicious.

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5.0Dined on October 20, 2017

Food and service were excellent. Authentic Italian food. Appetizers (San Gennaro, calamari and prosciutto/mozzarella) very tasty and done well. Chicken parm was a if hit as was the ravioli and fish special. We will definitely be back next time we are in the area.

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5.0Dined on September 9, 2017

The food was amazing. Delicious and authentic. The atmosphere was quiet and enjoyable. There was also a larger group seated who were having a great time talking and laughing and it was not bothersome at all. Good restaurant for a date or for a family dinner.

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4.0Dined on August 12, 2017

The food is very good; it was authentic, the portions were good and presentation and the service was good too. It is family business that is very comfortable but nothing fancy.

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4.0Dined on August 11, 2017

I returned to this resturant after 17 years (anniversery dinner) and can honestly say noting has changed. As I remember, the food and service remains great! What I did expect some change was the inside decor and furnishings, but it has not. The place looks exactly as it did way back when and therefor looks very dated. If you can get past that, then not a bad choice for casual lunch or dinner.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2017

Yummy. The food is excellent and the staff is very responsive. Hard drive to get to though with all the Tysons road work. Worth the hassle.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2017

Excellent dining experience for special occasions and for hosting friends from out of town

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2017

The meal was excellent. The waiter did not rush us. Construction is a bit of a problem, hope they finish soon.

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