Il Radicchio

4.5
285 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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L
New England
15 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice local restaurant with good Italian food reasonably priced!

SS
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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
24 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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

KN
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

FR
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

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
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Normal food. Pasta was just ok.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

BH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite place for spaghetti ! Always get the pistachio cream sauce and the Bolognese.

JP
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service; our favorite Italian restaurant in the are.

JC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a very casual place, without tablecloths or cloth napkins, but with comfortable, cushioned chairs. It was not too noisy even though it was fairly busy, so it was possible for the three of us to converse without shouting. The service was very good, although we did wait a bit for our wine to arrive. The arugula salad was good, and plenty for three people, the special risotto with scallops was excellent, as was the linguine di mare. The veal piccata was delicious, but one of the three pieces of meat was a bit tough and didn't get eaten. We would definitely go back if we need to dine in this area again.

R
Washington DC
99 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great stop in Arlington...fun place...good food...good service!!

C
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Why this place is booked a lot is beyond me. The food was average. The pizza was not anything special, the crust and sauce were not as tasty as they looked. The place is casual with kids and young families. I was hoping for quaint Italian cafe, the outside looks so cute, but the food was a big disappointment.

CL
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal. We loved our server, and several managers came by during our meal to ask us how it was. Just great all around. (And a quick kitchen!).

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delightful, charming Italian trattoria, with generous tasty portions of rustic food.

GG
Richmond
19 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and drinks were amazing. We will be back!!

WJ
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Authentic Italian in a rustic setting. Loved it. Highly recommend! Location is opposite of the busy Clarendon area, but easily walkable.

SE
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Il Radicchio is a small cozy Italian restaurant. The staff are friendly, helpful, and helped make my husband's birthday into a really nice evening. The ambiance is peaceful - the walls are decorated with cute farm animals that gives it a woodsy comforting feeling. I highly recommend the Penne Pollo - this dish was so good, I just had to soak up all the sauce into the bread before I left. My husband got the all you can eat pasta and built his own dish with all of his favorites. The tiramisu is very good as well. Not to mention, the prices are very affordable. This place makes for a nice evening out with family or someone special.

m
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, good value. Nice neighborhood restaurant. Friendly, efficient staff.

DC
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service! They couldn't have been nicer to us that evening.

T
Washington DC
83 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

As usual, we greatly enjoyed our visit. The only downside is that because the gorgonzola-pistachio pasta is so delicious, we never try anything else. Our friend, for whom this was the first visit, ordered the mushroom pasta and wished she'd chosen gorgonzola-pistachio. we will definitely be back!!

WE
Washington DC
147 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Had no chicken - at all!!! I’ve never been to a restaurant that ran out of chicken, especially when it’s one of their featured entrees!!

JB
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place. The service is attentive without hovering, and you can carry on a conversation without shouting across the table to be heard. The salads are great, and they have a nice selection of Italian wines (by the glass or bottle). The pizza is a good, wood-fired pizza, but we prefer the pasta dishes. There is a great neighborhood feel to the place. Good for groups, or a quiet evening for two.

DC
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Create your own pasta dishes tasted good, but for the final price, not good value.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the quaint ambiance, homemade fresh pasta, and cappuccino with foam milk floating on top like what we see in the streets of Italy!

SG
Washington DC
99 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food is consistently good. This time we’re seated upstairs and it was freezing.

EQ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sweet Mom+Pop Italian Bistro. Casual. Great place for a date or family dinner.

B
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent menu and food execution. Ambiance is very neighborhood casual which is what I was looking for. Service was good but a little rushed.

RS
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I live in New Jersey and we come to Radicchio every year to celebrate our anniversary. It very cozy and intimate. The food is delicious and the service is wonderful.

FF
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food and service was great/ will definitely recommend

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice food and service , worth to try !

MM
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Snagged a reservation at the last minute for Sat night, and loved the homey atmosphere, attentive service and menu choices. Our arugula salad was lightly dressed and enough for 2 (maybe 3) and a perfect accompaniment to our pasta ravioli and spaghetti and meatballs entrees. Delicious. Tables included couples, families, an adult group of 8 and smaller tables on the two floors. Most seemed to be ordering pizza, which looked delicious. It was our first visit; may try the pizza next time. Definitely a friendly, home style dining experience. Prices were easy on the wallet; one-half carafe of house red was $18.

JF
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice. No music, no noises, easy to have a conversation, quiet, pleasant. Good food.

HC
New England
12 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

My husband and I had a wonderful time at this restaurant. The food was delicious, and for that we'll definitely be returning. We had marked on OpenTable when making the reservation that we were celebrating a special occasion, but the server and restaurant never acknowledged that. Was slightly disappointing, but did not take away from a pleasant evening. It's a charming neighborhood restaurant with delicious fare.

JD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We come here at least once every 2/3 weeks. The food is always nice and tasty and the Service is always great. It’s a little crammed in their and the tables are getting a bit used, but the food and service easily makes up for it.

LA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service, food, and environment! Great for a date night or low-key quality meal out. Will return and highly recommend!

J
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Got some wine, an appetizer and two pasta plates. Very good and nice service. Cozy atmosphere

OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed the experience at Il Radicchio. It was recommended by a friend as one of the more authentic Italian restaurants in the Arlington area and we agree. We will return again.

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