Il Radicchio

4.6
181 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Italian
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  • Casual
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary Italian, Italian
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Hours of operation
Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(703) 276-2627
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
N. Rhodes St.
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Parking details
Free Parking adjacent to the building, and ample street parking.
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Public transit
Courthouse/Rosslyn/Clarendon
Additional
Delivery, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Server was nice and knowledgeable about their food. Wine was from Italy and very tasty. The house salad and Lobster Ravioli was very very good!

Last night of our stay in Rosslyn Arlington and have to say this was our best dinner of the week!

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

I had never eaten at this little gem. I am very picky about my Italian food and I am not Italian. The amount of food is just right. Their "Build" your own menu is a very good option to get what you want. The bruschetta is excellent--an excellent breath of offerings 6 pieces from 5 different styles all hard choice.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

I loveil Radicchio! We always take out of town visitors there. Great Italian food, particularly the choice of pasta sauces (my favorite is the pistachio/ gorgonzola sauce Great house Chianti too!

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

We really enjoyed our meal here. It was no frills neighborhood Italian. We sat outside which was nice (except for the loud buses!). We all ordered pasta and there was plenty of food and lots left. And the prices were very reasonable! We definitely would go back.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

The pizza is great and there are many options of house wine to choose from if you don't want to splurge on a whole bottle

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Always a pleasure. Consistent and delicious food, great service.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Up to its usual high standard.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

We had a party of 6 for a birthday. The ambience was really nice..felt like a cozy Italian neighborhood restaurant. The Food came out on time and the wine pours were good. Food was good. The service was excellent. It was my friends bday and they brought Him a piece of tiramisu cake and sang Happy Birthday. It was a really enjoyable evening at this gem!

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Lovely meal, good service, quiet so you can talk to the person you are with, will definitely go there again.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

4 different main courses and all very good. Service and atmosphere also very good

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3.0Dined on April 27, 2018

It was my boyfriend’s birthday and I was just really disappointed in the quality of the food. The tomatoes weren’t that great and the mozzarella was the same quality as what you can get in the grocery store.

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4.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Great neighborhood restaurant.

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4.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Pleasantly surprised by our dining experience. Good food, good prices,good atmosphere.

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1.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Unfortunately we did not have a great experience at il Radicchio. The table was not cleaned properly, it was oily, I did not have the feeling of being a really clean place.We had to ask 3 times for bread as the waiter always forgot to bring it us. Then, we had to wait for our food more than an hour, everybody else got their food before us and we were there waiting. Honestly all that wait was not even worthy it, the food was extremely salty. I have never had such a bad experience in a restaurant so far. I am sorry, but I will definitely never come back or either recommend this place to anybody.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Overall a good meal. Made reservations (which had very limited times available) but the restaurant wasn’t very busy. That was frustrating. Otherwise, nice experience and will try it again.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great meal! The food was delicious and the service was impeccable. Can’t wait to come back!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great food and excellent service. We had the classico pizza and would definitely recommend that .

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Finally, a really good Italian option in the DMV area! My friends and I had been struggling to find good pasta in this area but Il Radicchio delivered! The artichoke ravioli was tasty, and we finished our evening with a limoncello gelato dessert. We'll be back here soon!

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Wonderful!

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

We had dinner with my parents who were in town visiting our new baby. We asked that we have a table with some space for the stroller. They seated upstairs and it was perfect. All the other tables had small children so we all joked together that we were in the kids section. Our server was a little overwhelmed since he was the only one working on that floor (with a food runner). Our entrees came out before our appetizer so we sent them back. We were given the wrong check when paying. Regardless of those two things we had a lovely time. I love this restaurant and will continue to be a patron. The only other thing I didn’t expect was my dads entree was the create your own pasta bowl. He ordered linguine with puttanesca and it’s served where the sauce and pasta are separate. Not what we were expecting but again not a deal breaker.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

This is great place to eat. The food and service were great. Reservation is a good idea. It is popular.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Always good service, and the staff have been there for years. We like the bruschetta and do-your-own pasta best.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Recently went on a trip with our group of 6 traveling to DC. The food was excellent! Best Italian food I’ve ever eaten. We are all very pleased with our meals! Everyone’s favorite dinner of our trip.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

One of the best Italian meals I have ever had! The moment you enter this restaurant, you notice how packed it is...for good reason!

Food and drinks came out quickly. The prosciutto wrapped scallops were so good...as was the gnocchi! The wine was also delicious...and brought me back to Tuscany.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Great food. My son loved the pizza. The pasta is presented in a unique manner with the toppings served individually. Would go back.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

This has been a fabulous local restaurant for many years, The Italian menu is out of this world and the staff are highly professional and pleasant. The food is consistently delicious and beautifully presented .I had the scallops which were wrapped in prosciutto, served with grilled mushrooms and arugula. I had grilled asparagus with Parmesan sprinkled over it. This girl from New England thought the scallops were cooked exquisitely!!!

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We all had the spaghetti where we tried a few different sauces. I had the Radicchio sauce and it was one of the best sauce I've ever had. Others in our group tried other sauces and they were happy with their selection.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

It is our favorite, local restaurant. The food, and service, is always good. We particularly enjoy their classic pizza, salads (enough served for two) and their soups. Salmon, roast chicken and pasta dishes are very good, too.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

It is always a wonderful meal no matter what is ordered.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Great local joint with terrific food.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

A wonderful little neighborhood place. It’s in a old building in a rapidly developing area...always afraid it will be knocked down to build yet another high rise. Love this place!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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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3.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Eh, it was ok Italian. Little cheese on the pizza.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent food and cozy atmosphere

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 8, 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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5.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined on February 2, 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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