Il Radicchio

4.6
202 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Italian
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Comfort Food
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
What 202 People Are Saying
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OT
Washington DC
16 reviews
4.0Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Friendly service from the minute we walked in... seated immediately and taken care of right away. Great meal-will go back again soon!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place

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t
Washington DC
69 reviews
4.0Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great Neighborhood Restaurant. Good food and excellent service.

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TT
1 review
5.0Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were looking for Italian food on our way to the theatre in DC. We were pleased to find it so easily. They were welcoming and food was delicious. Our waiter was authentic, helpful in making our choices and very attentive. If we lived closer, this would definitely be on our regular dining out list of places to enjoy. We highly recommend it to anyone looking for good local cuisine.

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TJ
1 review
5.0Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, fantastic service. I will definitely be back for the pasta!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
5.0Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and food!

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JJ
New England
1 review
2.0Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 2

Acoustics are bad. Very hard to have a conversation with someone at your table. Thought it was an Italian restaurant when it was basically a casual pizza joint. Food was okay. Service was great.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
5.0Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent, the food was outstanding, and it was an excellent setting for our birthday celebration!

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PD
Cincinnati
6 reviews
4.0Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Service was fantastic. Quick, pleasant, not overbearing and Sonya was a pleasure. Lasagna was delicious, tiramisu delectable and very good. Veal piccata was tough and the potatoes just so so. Overall, would go again and try something different on the menu. Price was super reasonable.

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Richmond
2 reviews
5.0Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food but a little noisy.

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MR
Washington DC
22 reviews
5.0Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is hands-down the best Italian in DC, IMHO. The food is made to order, so don't expect to be in and out quickly, but take the time to savor the great flavors. From fabulous salads and appetizers to flavorful, comfort-food Italian that won't leave you feeling weighted down, I've never had a bad dish here. If you're not sure where to start, it's always fun to pick your own pasta, sauce, and add-ons, or go directly for the gnocci or salmon. The service is great, too...we especially love Eddy!

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JR
Washington DC
4 reviews
5.0Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An outstanding family run restaurant. This place has great tasting, authentic Italian food. If you are a pasta lover you literally can eat all you want.

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j
Washington DC
17 reviews
5.0Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Glad we made a reservation for this place. It was pretty busy around 7:45. It’s also small but has a good feel to it. The food was very good - good specialty options and a make your own option for pizzas and pastas. The make your own pastas were an all you can consume at the premises type deal. The pasta was cooked a perfect al dente and the whole meal was very affordable. Kept wanting to come here for awhile so I’m happy we finally stopped by!

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AF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
4.0Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A rather unassuming place, looking more like the corner pizzeria that a very good Italian restaurant. The food is what you come for, very tasty and fresh. The create your own pasta (has a different name) is pretty much guaranteed to be a social experience as you mix and match sauces with your dining companions. We try to hit this place every time we are in town.

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B
Washington DC
11 reviews
5.0Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has to be the best restaurant in Arlington. Claasic Italian fare, not fancy but absolutely delicious.

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CL
1 review
5.0Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My friend and I just happened upon this place and were so happy we did! Definitely will go back!

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JD
Washington DC
16 reviews
4.0Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Every time. I go, I’m always reminded that I should eat here more often. Great menu and the build your own pasta is terrific.

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the place! It was our first visit, and we were very impressed. Our server was Marcello, and he was terrific! We liked the restaurant so much that we returned the following evening for dinner; Marcello was our server again.

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JK
1 review
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! Love the atmosphere and the staff

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
5.0Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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TI
Washington DC
2 reviews
4.0Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

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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TS
Chicago
4 reviews
5.0Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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TA
Washington DC
38 reviews
4.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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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JA
Washington DC
7 reviews
5.0Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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DW
Washington DC
1 review
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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JW
Washington DC
9 reviews
5.0Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service always amazes us. It's a small neighborhood restaurant that has been around for a long time - only gets better even as the area introduces more and more competition. Not fancy, no frills, just good food. Feels like you're in an Italian neighborhood spot. Never disappoints!

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K
Washington DC
2 reviews
5.0Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Up to its usual high standard.

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LS
1 review
5.0Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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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QL
Washington DC
6 reviews
5.0Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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S
London
12 reviews
5.0Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
3.0Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

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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PL
Washington DC
35 reviews
4.0Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great neighborhood restaurant.

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m
Washington DC
15 reviews
4.0Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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New York Area
1 review
1.0Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

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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SS
1 review
4.0Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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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c
Washington DC
10 reviews
4.0Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 3

The overall experience was good, but nothing to write home about. I'd go again during hh or on a night they had pizza specials maybe. The all you can eat pasta is great, except you have to pay for more sauce. And honestly, you get a measly amount to begin with. Also, wish the pasta was homemade - this just tasted like out of the box pasta.

I'd go again maybe, but not my first choice.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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C
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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

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c
Washington DC
11 reviews
4.0Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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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OT
Chicago
1 review
5.0Dined on March 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!

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