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About Geranio

Geranio Restaurant redefines Italian Cuisine in Old Town Alexandria by serving Chef/Owner Troy Clayton's modern Italian Cuisine in a warm romantic atmosphere. You will be catered to by professional & unobtrusive staff with more than thirty years of combined experience serving Geranio's guests. Geranio's Wine Spectator Award winning wine list will provide the perfect compliment to your meal.

722 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
Columbus Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(703) 548-0088

Website:
http://www.geranio.net/

Catering:
Limited availability, please call for details.

Parking Details:
Garage parking available on Alfred Street. Parking validation is not provided. Ample street parking near the restaurant.

Public Transit:
King Street Metro

Executive Chef:
Troy Clayton

Private Party Facilities:
Geranio Restaurant has several attractive private dining options and caters to all types of business dining, rehearsal dinners as well as birthday and anniversary celebrations. Several rooms can accomodate 15 to 55 people and smaller groups can often have a portion of the smaller rooms privately.

Private Party Contact:
Troy Clayton: (888) 916-0619

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Indoor Smoking Area, Private Room

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Details
Sun 9:30PM - 10:30PM

Mon - Thu 9:00PM - 10:30PM

Fri - Sat 9:30PM - 10:30PM

Geranio Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (31)
Good for a Date (27)
Special Occasion (24)
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Romantic (22)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Authentic (20)
Cozy (19)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Worth the Drive (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Casual (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Seasonal (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Business Meals (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
People Watching (4)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Fun (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Scenic View (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

We enjoyed a lovely dinner and attentive service that was accommodating to our finicky son and a take home order for another family member who could not join us. The timing of the drinks to the serving of our entrees was perfect.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Geranio’s is a real gem. The butternut squash soup is the best I’ve ever tasted. Authentic Italian cuisine is carefully prepared and always delicious. The cozy old world ambience is complemented by gracious and unhurried service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The food here is really good and in this area one might expect to pay more for food this good. The wine was also outstanding. My wife and I both ordered lamb shank with the $9 glass of chianti. We were at this restaurant on a Friday night and the restaurant was quite full. This is a good sign and an indicator that others like this restaurant, too. However, it was really noisy and I don't think the noise level had much to do with where we were sitting. It was very difficult to have a conversation. I think that in the future we will go to Geronio on a different night.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Unfortunately, the night we were there an office party was going on in the next room which created more noise than usual. But, overall, the food was very good, staff attentive (even in spite of large group in next room), and comfortable surroundings. I would definitely go again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The service was very slow and food wasn't delicious as before

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We hadn't been to Geranio's in a few years, and remembered it as an OK restaurant; reliable but not fantastic. We were pleasantly surprised with both the quality of the food and the service. Very friendly/welcoming wait staff and food better than we'd remembered. We will definitely go back more regularly.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Geronio’s never disappoints. Elegantly prepared northern Italian classics (risotto, cream sauces, fish, veal) beautifully presented. We had delectable fried (lightly and crisply) calamari for appetizer and the heavenly 1/2 lobster in pink seafood sauce (w giant shrimp and scallops therein). Multi Bene!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Authentic, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The seafood pasta special (featuring a whole lobster, scallops, mussels, and shrimp) was fantastic and HUGE! We are both big eaters and we still opted to share it, and they very generously plated it individually for us (including a split-down-the-middle lobster), which was a really nice touch in the service. The only thing I'd critique is - bring back the gnocchi in lemon cream sauce for the regular menu! We had it as the appetizer special and were reminded of what we were missing.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Found this restaurant online. Lovely atmosphere, great food, nice Birthday environment. Would definitely recommend to others. No problem with seating mid week, plenty of attention from wait staff. We ordered lobster risotto, lamb special and mussels for an appetizer. Wine was very reasonable. Would recommend to others.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Very friendly reception. Homey. Food was mainstream higher end Italian (not red sauce on pasta) and done well

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Excellent menu with something for everyone. Both of us enjoyed our choices. The pasta with tuna is a very tasty dish as is the seafood risotto.
Their wine list is noteworthy with a range of prices.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Authentic
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We are regulars here at the Geranio because of their Osso Bucco. It's so good and orders placed before 7pm get 10% discount!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

I would just like to thank Mr. Rodger, he was outstanding and very friendly. He make the night more than wonder. The food was great and would love to go back. I can honestly say him alone really put the cherry on top! Thank-you again!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (West Virginia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We dined at Geranio with friends and family. It was a purely social occasion to get together with my nephew and a French exchange student he and his wife were hosting for a few weeks. The service was good and attentive. The food was good but the menu a bit outdated and tired. A refreshed menu would go a long way to make us want to return soon.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Geranio has been my go-to spot for special dinners, out-of-town guests, and consistent great meals for years now, and I have yet to be disappointed. I've taken guests there from around the world and all over the country and everyone goes away pleased with the quality of the food and the discreet service. This time was no exception. Keep up the wonderful work!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food is excellent. Lots of choices. The lobster risotto is worth the price. The bread is served warm and fresh. Red wine by the glass - great choices. Nice Italian decor and atmosphere.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Had a delightful dinner here after a long day playing "tourists". Service was attentive but not intrusive...and we were not rushed.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food, service, and ambiance are all great.
There's a reason it's been there for 40 years.
Just happy the quality remains the same.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent original plates at a reasonable price. Old building interior added to ambiance. Great experience from appetizers to desserts!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We were looking forward to trying Geranio's after a long absence.
It was a busy Sat. night --but the service was OK.
My date didn't like his veal chop and found it quite fatty.
My swordfish was fine.
All in all it was quite expensive for dinner and one drink.
We were a little disappointed.

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food3
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Awesome food and service. If you want Italian food, definitely recommend it.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 5, 2017

We had the veal shank special it was delicious 😁

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 3, 2017

We went as a part of a big group and were seated in a private section, very helpful for the 17 of us.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

My friends and I celebrated my birthday at Geranio after I received a $20 birthday gift card via email. Even though I made note of the gift card in my reservation, it took several conversations to get it approved during our dinner. I personally was disappointed in the service; we sat for a while before being served and the waiter rarely checked in with us. I ordered the risotto with parmesan, zucchini and asparagus; it was tasty but the risotto was a little gummy and the vegetables were limp. The atmosphere was cozy as always.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Went for my birthday dinner, everything was spot on. I love this place for dessert, usually, but they have shown that their food is consistently excellent across the board. Staff are always friendly, too.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Service was prompt; server was attentive. Overall the dinner was good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 24, 2017

This place is hard to beat for value, menu, and wine list. There was a slight bobble on our last visit as the squash dish was cold on a very otherwise nice plate of food. They heated it up and we enjoyed our meals. No harm done.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 23, 2017

This was my first time dining at Geriano. I read the raving reviews on Yelp. We had the mushroom risotto for an appetizer and it was delicious. I had the chicken Marsala and it was the best that I have ever eaten. The staff were very professional, exceptional and extremely friendly. My friends also enjoyed their meal. I will definitely return and spread the word about this exceptional restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Fabulous from gnocchi appetizer to true Caesar salad with anchovies, excellent main courses with wonderful distinctive sauces and wine. Truly a memorable culinary experience!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Food and service were excellent. We are seated upon arrival. Chef came and discussed menu options. We both went with tuna offerings which we really enjoyed. We were seated in the quieter of the two rooms. Will definitely go back again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 7, 2017

Best Italian food & mushroom rossoto in old town!! That's for real!! Don't go anywhere else!!

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 26, 2017

I’m a regular, but they nearly lost me when the receptionist could not find my reservation. That problem was fairly quickly resolved when a knowledgeable waiter showed her how to find it.

I like Geranio because the menu is delightful and the corkage fee is $15.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Went for Alexandria Restaurant week . Great options on a four course meal. Each course was delicious. Great service too. Very attentive.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We enjoyed a large group dinner to celebrate a birthday. It was a busy Saturday night during Restaurant Week so it was a little slower service than some might prefer. The food was excellent and they offered a good wine selection on the wine list. I would return again, it seemed a good spot for date night.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 26, 2017

good food as usual. it was very busy so our dessert took a long time to be served, but all the dishes were delicious.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Tried Geranio for Alexandria's Restaurant Week. The food was great; the service was excellent and the menu was had a nice variety to choose from. Great for date night or to meet up with friends.

Tags: Scenic View, People Watching, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Romantic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Geranio during Restaurant Week was fantastic. They served four courses, true Italian style, full course meal for the occasion for one price. The food was delicious and well presented.

Tags: People Watching, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Food was great my girlfriend is still talking about the risotto. I enjoyed everything and we ended up talking with the lady at the table next to us who raved About her food. All together a great date night

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Really great food. Came here for restaurant week and couldn't have been happier with it! Only bad thing was that the waiter mixed up our temperature requests for our meats but the kitchen quickly fixed it and it barely disrupted the dinner. Two thumbs up, would definitely go back.

The risotto is a must have!! Delicioso!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Our Go-To Italian Restaurant Let Us Down -

We have been going to Geranio for years but our last visit was most disappointing because of the poor service. The food was quite good as always. But the waiter was so slow and unattentive that our dining experience was ruined. We arrived about 6:00pm and never left until after 8:00pm. We sat at a cleared table for about 30 minutes before we were able to order desert. We were not aware that we were dining during Restaurant Week and I hope that was the problem. Note to the Owner/Chef - don't participate in Restaurant Week unless you have adequate servers available. We will reyurn again, of course. But just not during Restaurant Week

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Business Meals
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