Il Radicchio

4.6
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343 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Italian
IL Radicchio, an Arlington, VA Courthouse-Clarendon neighborhood favorite since 1994, has been pleasing palates with its rustic, authentic Italian cooking for the past 20 years. Il Radicchio’s atmosphere is welcoming with a locals-only secret kind of vibe. The décor features horseshoe imprinted concrete floors, a wood-fired brick oven with an open concept kitchen facing guests, over-sized windows with city street views and a charming country touch with murals of farm animals dancing on the walls. During warmer months they invite guests to enjoy the al fresco style dining on their patio, perfect for people watching!
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a hidden gem!

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Lovetoeat
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

My party of four enjoyed our dinners at Il Radicchio very much. Authentic Italian dishes prepared and served with care in a family atmosphere. I am disappointed, however, that at last check I had not been awarded my Open Table points.

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Brendan
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely great all around. Great service, great food. And made my birthday a very special day!

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HawksBoone
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly service. We were able to get a seat on a Sunday night. Great salads and we also enjoyed the spaghetti and meatballs.

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vipMelissaC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great prices for amazing food: a bottle of wine, appetizer, two entrees and two desserts was under $100 which is amazing for the area. The ambience is very neighborly and the service was perfect. Will definitely be taking this a new date night staple!

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DinnerOut
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quickly becoming my favorite little restaurant!! It's quiet. The food is wonderful. The service is excellent!

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RONL
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Very nice small neighborhood restaurant. Food was quite good, wine list is quite limited and the value is great. We will return.

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Mark
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reminds me of beloved Italtian restaurants in Philadelphia. Enjoy!

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vipBobB
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

they are always very good to my wife and I with seating and service--a joy to go to

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RickG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here with family who was in DC from
Georgia for the weekend. Everything in DC was booked up and I knew Arlington had great restaurants. Italian was what everyone wanted. Manning the reservation on OpenTable was seamless.

This place was great. Great neighborhood family atmosphere. We got there about 6:30 for a 7pm reservation and were immediately seated upstairs. The menu was laid out well and there was a nice selection of normal Italian cuisine. I ordered Linguini de Mare. It was excellent. Everything everyone ordered was great, everyone was pleased. Service was great. When we left around 8 pm the downstairs seating area was packed. It was a great lively atmosphere and you could tell that just about everyone in there were neighborhood folks.

Highly recommend....

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CarolS
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I do insist on a restaurant which is quiet, where one can converse, and this was good.
The food is always exceptionally good at El Radicchio. There was a bit too much oil on my radicchio salad, but the spinach was very fresh. I ordered the Trebiano wine and really liked it.

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vipGrace
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this neighborhood gem! The pasta was excellent. Get the make your own pasta! I ordered penne with both the Alfredo sauce and the pesto and both separately were good, but mixed together were amazing too. There’s actually a sauce that is both of them mixed together, but I personally like to have them separate just so I can measure as I please how much of each sauce I want on my pasta. The wine is relatively inexpensive, which was a nice surprise. We ordered the Rosé which was dry and went well with our meal. Overall, it was a great dining experience and I look forward to coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Awesome food.

Service a little slow but friendly.

Repeat customer and will continue to dine there.

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vipChristineO
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

The food is fantastic --great value for the price. However, the last two times I've gone to Il Radicchio they sent our group upstairs which is less desirable. We had made reservations in advance both times (saturday nights). We showed up and there was a table available on the main floor but they wouldn't give it to us because it was being held for another group who showed up well after us. This has happened twice and I'm not happy about it. Plus, there was a very loud group of 20 people sitting next to us. So loud another smaller group left. However, the food is great. Perhaps a mid-week visit would be a better experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have eaten at Il Radicchio for years. They remember us even after being away for a while. The food is superb, all of it. And they have decent red wine, too.

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SaraN
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Honestly, I am baffled by the high marks on this restaurant. We were placed upstairs, it was cold, loud and looked and felt like I was in someone’s empty attic. The food was okay, but I can make more delicious sauce at home. The waiters were nice but they forgot to bring our drinks until the food came, they offered a salad for the entire table of five and it was large enough for maybe two. I was NOT impressed. Well there’s an Arlington restaurant off my list.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

We love the food here--especially the bruschetta on lovely grilled garlicky bread topped with chopped tomatoes and basil. The food is never greasy, but served at ideal temperature. The eggplant is great, the pastas are great, you might pass on the veal, but everything is well-prepared. Service is friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and quaint place. It was a place to go to if you want to feel cozy with your family or significant other.

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DavidS
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We were greeted immediately and seated. We are off of water and requesting our drinks upon being seated. Excellent service.

I had the artichoke ravioli. Very skimpy on the filling. The sauce and mushrooms were outstanding, almost over powering the Skippy ravioli.

The wife had make your own pasta and it was more than ample. She enjoyed it very much and that’s what I would get if I go back again.

Wish they would serve cocktails instead of just beer and wine.

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vipMomRucifi
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite place for Italian. It's the one place that everyone in the family loves without complaint. The food is wonderful, fresh and tasty every time. I'm the kind of person who usually settles into one thing that's my go-to at a restaurant, but everything I've tried at Il Radicchio is so good that I can't find just one favorite! As good as the food is, the people are even better. The waitstaff is warm and genuinely friendly. They're happy to recommendations if you ask, but they don't push you towards the most expensive items on the menu. We recently celebrated my son's birthday at Il Radicchio and the folks there made it truly wonderful.

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vipJANJ
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Neighborhood Restaurant. Food and ambiance is always excellent.

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MarkB
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This restaurant lived up to its reputation. My husband and I were in Rosslyn for a Christmas visit with family and had an evening to ourselves. Il Radiccio was walking distance from our AirBnb, so we decided to give it a try based on Open Table Reviews. We had a first floor corner table, nice and quiet. We ordered wine, salads, lasagne and chicken parmigiana, and shared the frozen lemon dessert (cannot remember the name), and both of us enjoyed it very much. We will definitely return the next time we are in Rosslyn.

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HeatherB
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another wonderful dinner at Il Radiccio! This has become our favorite restaurant since moving back to the area from Europe a few months ago. The food and service are always excellent. Recommend sitting downstairs if they have availability- we sat upstairs and the service was still excellent but atmosphere wasn’t quite as fun as our normal table downstairs. Highly recommend this restaurant!

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vipLeaS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious food - consistently good - friendly service - excellent value!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent! Very accommodating staff.

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vipCelina
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, definitely fresh and delicious! I got the pick your own pasta and the pesto Alfredo was beyond anything I’ve ever tasted! was a little disappointed in the bacon wrapped scallops it was 2 for $11 not great but everything else was beyond tasteful even there wine selection! will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always delicious and consistently good!!!!

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RobertS
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well worth the visit. Will be back again soon. Great atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An absolutely lovely dining experience. Delicious food in a cozy space.

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WilliamK
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always - TERRIFIC. friendly, efficient seevice. Nothing better than their gnoche!!

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vipJimDLS
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very tasty entres. Good beer and excellent bread to start. Very attentive, but not intrusive=ve service. All very nice as always. Very comfortable with good food and ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic local Italian restaurant.

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HeleneK
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was excellent. Always a great trip to this restaurant.

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Carolina
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, exceptional wine list, attentive service in a low-key casual setting.

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SueF
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful food and friendly service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food is always good here. The menu doesn't change, but it doesn't need to. There's a full assortment of pastas, meats, pizzas, all made with care.

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Chuck
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just the best neighborhood restaurant; good food and excellent service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate there for a pasta dinner before the Marine Corps Marathon - food was wonderful and service was great despite being very busy. Would definitely recommend.

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BeccaS
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was soooo good. Very friendly service, casual atmosphere.

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Il Radicchio does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Il Radicchio also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 276-2627.

Il Radicchio is rated 4.6 stars by 343 OpenTable diners.

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