Il Radicchio

4.6
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316 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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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.3
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Miami
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always delicious and consistently good!!!!

RS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

WK
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JD
Washington DC
31 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.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic local Italian restaurant.

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

Great as always

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

C
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

SF
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful food and friendly service.

FR
Washington DC
21 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.

N
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

OT
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.

BS
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

k
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely little neighborhood gem! We we in town for one night and were so happy we stopped in.

CK
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We decided to try Il Radicchio because it was not far from our hotel. We did make an online reservation beforehand.

We were greeted warmly and seated promptly. We decided on a bottle of wine, orecchiette with mushrooms and marinara sauce, and lobster ravioli. Both were fantastic. The pasta serving was generous enough that we had some left over to save for lunch the next day.

Total bill was approximately $80.

Enjoy!

K
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

We had reservations but ended up having to wait about 15 min past that for our table. We ordered wine, however only had 3 people drinking because I am pregnant, our waitress accidentally poured wine into my full wine glass. Next we ordered appetizers and food... she never brought one of the appetizers. My husbands veal was super tough and the broccolini tasted like cooking gas.... our waitress never came back after entrees and we had to ask another server for the check and boxes. Aside from the veal... the other meals were tasty but the service put a damper on the experience.

TG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great meal!

H
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food as usual; great service as usual; a neighborhood gem!

CR
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Friendly, neighborhood place. In retrospect we would have been better off with pizza or pasta rather than more complicated entrees. Will try that next time.

DD
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner, amiable atmosphere

SC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends birthday

MA
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice spot for dinner with colleagues. The service was attentive but not obtrusive. The food was good and the pasta stood out as fresh.

K
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This is a great place for informal dining with friends or family. The pasta sauce was delicious and the salmon was huge. I’ll go back.

DO
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was outstanding. Very busy and the wait staff was a little slow to come back for orders and get attention for the bill. Otherwise really good. I had not been there in quite some time and will come again soon.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience1

We were upstairs and it was painfully loud,making conversation impossible at times. I literally couldn’t hear the person across the table from me. My friend told me that’s unusual, and I do think the noise was mainly coming from one large party

N
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a neighborhood gem. Feels like I’m at someone’s home eating a great meal. Love the place and the staff!!!

MF
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A dinner at Il Radicchio is becoming a tradition when I am visiting my daughter. This was my third visit and will return next time I am here.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Ran out of my fav dish!

M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, family atmosphere, reasonable prices. So glad we went!

WW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, excellent food. Great service and a quiet, ambient atmosphere. Will absolutely come here again.

L
New England
15 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice local restaurant with good Italian food reasonably priced!

SS
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great family owned restaurant! We have been coming to Arlington for the past 15 years and we were always interested in Il Racicchio but never ate there until this year. We're going back tonight for our 3rd time. Great food, cozy atmosphere, and excellent value.

A
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite restaurants. The staff is professional, the food is excellent, and it is a great place to get together with friends.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went to il Radicchio for an impromptu weeknight date with my wife. It was inexpensive for the quality, with lots of variety on the menu. Great casual wine selections well. Volume allowed for easy conversation. Overall, a it was a wonderful neighborhood restaurant to which I hope to return soon.

P
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The lasagne remains a hit! Thank you for such great service.

KN
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great gem of a restaurant. Our waiter was wonderful recommending substitutions that were perfect. They had carafes of Chianti’s that were fabulous

KA
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A very wide selection on the menu of both food and beverage. Service is always so welcoming. Highly recommend!

FR
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food is usually very good to excellent. We love the artichoke ravioli, the eggplant parmesan, the pasta with bolognese sauce, and especially some of the bruschette. The servers work hard and move fast, but because the place is usually quite crowded, you can't always find perfection in the service.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Normal food. Pasta was just ok.

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