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About Il Radicchio

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!

1801 Clarendon Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary Italian, Italian

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
N. Rhodes St.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(703) 276-2627

Website:
http://www.ilradicchio.com/

Parking Details:
Free Parking adjacent to the building, and ample street parking.

Public Transit:
Courthouse/Rosslyn/Clarendon

Additional:
Delivery, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Il Radicchio Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Cozy (16)
Casual (13)
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Comfort Food (11)
Good for a Date (10)
Authentic (9)
Special Occasion (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Worth the Drive (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Fun (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Romantic (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

This place is the best kept secret of Arlington! Everything on the menu is amazing and it’s a great value. The eggplant Parmesan is delicious! It’s perfect for everyday dining or a special occasion.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

Excellent food and cozy atmosphere

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great food, friendly and attentive staff, a real neighborhood gem!

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Three friends got together after not seeing each other for several months. We sat upstairs which was nice, and the food as always was very good.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Love Il Radicchio - it’s like being at your grandmothers house for a great Italian dinner! Or just pizza. Or all-you-can-eat spaghetti!

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The restaurant itself is on the smaller side,but tghe food was very tasty!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We hadn't been here in years, my memory was that it was just ok but what a pleasant surprise! the service was outstanding to begin with. It's such a cute, cozy place and the food was very good. I had a caprese salad and the eggplant parmigiana. The wine selection, although not extensive, was very good. And we split the tiramisu - delish! the only thing I would skip is the bread. Not worth the calories, pretty tasteless. But all in all, a really great place and we'll definitely return!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Good value; home style Italian food; good bruschetta; lots of pasta choices; overall nice little neighborhood italian

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was excellent as was service! Entrees were reasonably priced and incredibly tasty. 4 people, split a moderately priced bottle of wine, yet we were surprised by our tab so will definitely go back but share more next time. Portions were large enough for leftovers to take home.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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·Dined on January 26, 2018

I have lived near this restaurant for many years and finally tried it. I got penne with chicken, spinach and tomato; my brother ordered the four cheese ravioli. Both dishes were very good. We liked the sauces. The wine was reasonably priced. I ordered a sundae-like dessert (I don't remember exactly what it was called) and it was ok. I would probably not order dessert next time I go, but I would definitely go back for the pasta. I'd like to try the pizza as well.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Early dinner on a Sunday night. Quiet but still cheery. Excellent food. Salmon on radicchio salad fantastic. Pastas great. Pizza aok but other dishes better. Very friendly staff - attentive but not intrusive. Parking lot and easy street parking. Will go back.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Cozy, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Four hometown friends enjoyed a pasta dinner with red wine and even split a dessert. Fantastic food and my go to Italian restaurant in Arlington

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Authentic, delicious Italian food in a cozy family-oriented restaurant. Excellent and friendly service. Good wine list. Very reasonably priced. Would definitely visit frequently if I lived in the Arlington/DC area.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We shared a chicken penne pasta and a pizza and they were very plain, bland and generic. You could go to a fast food italian place and save some money. The salad was good, the wine was bad, the lemon custard tart was good, but I suspect not made there. I might try take out sometime if I get an italian craving. There isn't much over here.

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 (London)·Dined on December 28, 2017

This is the kind of great but unpretentious Italian food you can find in NYC or Philadelphia but far too rarely in the DC area. Fresh ingredients prepared well. Wine list is not extensive, but well matched with the dishes. Friendly service in a cosy setting.

Tags: Cozy
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The lobster ravioli was delicious and fresh. Everything was wonderful, exactly what I’d expect from an Italian restaurant!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 20, 2017

A neighborhood gem.....great food and service. Choice of pasta with choice of sauce is my favorite....all you can eat! Richie, the owner, is very personable & visits the tables to answer questions and listen to feedback.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Il Radicchio is a wonderful local trattoria in a cozy house-like structure. The meatball appetizer is a wonderful find and the rotisserie chicken is very well done. The star of the menu, though, is the unlimited pasta with delicious homemade sauces -- the rosa and sausage and leek are both outstanding. Coupled with a simple, yet efficient wine lists (the house reds for $30 a full carafe are the way to go) and you have a wonderful, reasonably priced date night.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Love love LOVE! The servers are amazing and I cannot say enough good things about the food!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 15, 2017

We really enjoyed our dinner. Intimate atmosphere.
Good service.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Finally, my boyfriend and I have discovered fantastic Italian food in Arlington! We came here for his birthday and the staff really made it special for him. The food was absolutely delicious - we got bruschetta, pasta, salads, and the prosciutto wrapped scallops of course. The only thing we were even *slightly* disappointed with were the scallops, because you only receive 2. However they were very large! For the first time ever at a restaurant, so much seafood was included in the linguine di mare that I couldn't finish all the pasta. And in love pasta!!
Overall 10/10 for Arlington, maybe 9/10 for all-time Italian food (we're from Philly). We will definitely be back and highly recommend it.

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

Marvelous as always! From the wine to the service to the delightful food, this is our favorite date night spot!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We had a big group and needed to fnd a restataunt witH parking close to DC. Pasta is a favorite so the mix and match menu looked good. Food cam out warm and plentiful, but not great. RATHER SMALLER PLATES AND BETTER SAUCES.

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Loved this neighborhood gem! We will go back regularly.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Delicious lasagna! Recommend for anyone craving Italian comfort food in a casual setting. Buon appetito!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 27, 2017

My wife and I spent time at I’ll Radicchio 15 yrs ago around the time of our wedding. To celebrate our anniversary we traveled from Alexandria to I’ll Radicchio. I ordered the Pomodoro sauce and spaghetti and my wife ordered the seafood dish with light butter garlic sauce. Sadly both dishes were very disappointing. However the service was good and the people were pleasant in the complementary desert was the best part of the experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great staff, great food, great experience, nice cozy atmosphere!

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The staff and service was excellent. All the food was great but especially the lobster ravioli. I would definitely come back just for that!

Tags: People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great, casual spot to carbo-load before Marine Corps Marathon, but make a reservation weeks in advance so you don't have to wait (place is small)!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Making the reservation on Open Table was easy and my gnocchi with the mushroom sauce was A-MAZING!!!!!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Fantastic suggestions and service!! Can't go wrong with any of the dishes :)

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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 19, 2017

This is an awesome restaurant. Food was incredibly fresh and authentic! I was so impressed by it warm and cozy

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I love the food, atmosphere and the staff! Always a great place for family and friends!

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Food was delicious until I bit into a little piece of plastic :(. Service was fabulous. Would try again...

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We have been in neighborhood for over 25 years and are delighted to have this restaurant revitalized and thriving under new management. We love bringing friends for a casual dinner in which we share a salad, family style spaghetti bowl and our individual choices of sauce. The bolognese is very traditional and flavorful but exploring options like the puttenisco is also really interesting. The desserts are absolutely decadent. Kudos to the owner/manager and very diverse and friendly staff for this neighborhood gem. We were there on a Sat at 6pm and the place was packed inside and out. Nothing fancy, just good food and service. Making a reservation seems like a good idea these days.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

This has been our family’s gathering place for “carb loading” in advance of the Army 10 Miler Race for the past 9 years my son and I have ran the race. Many happy memories and seemingly familiar faces each year. Though from 5 hours away from Arlington we always find our way there!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 6, 2017

What a find! Great menu selection. Food flawlessly prepared. Great service. Quiet enough for conversation among the eight of us.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Savannah)·Dined on October 4, 2017

There were several families represented in our group. Some folks had dietary issues, more than a few had hearing issues. The restaurant was charmingly authentic and the food was great. Everyone found something to suit their needs and we were able (as the weeknight evening got a bit later) to hear each other very well. We appreciated the kind service we received.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Il Radichio remains one of my very favorite restaurants in NOVA. Always a great experience.

Tags: Casual
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Delicious Italian food reasonably priced and great service. Great location too.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining
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