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La Bettola Italiano, Arlington, VA

La Bettola Italiano

4.8
4.8
100 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
LaBettola is an authentic Italian Cuisine, specializing in combining modern Italian cooking with traditional meticulous methodology. Every ingredient is prepared with your satisfaction in mind. We do not pride in or seek to pull in large number of people, our mission is to put a simple smile on the faces of those who honor us with their business. Instead of sales goals, our restaurant sets satisfaction goals, and every single one of our employees is invested in that achievement: The achievement of satisfaction. The happier the people who pass through our doors, the more fulfilled we feel. So in your decision to dine with us at our restaurant, please remember that more than anything else you could say to us, we will anxiously await a satisfied "we will be back" phrase. In return, we will go back to work, and ensure that your next visit is just as fulfilling as the last.

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2 people

7:00 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 12:00am, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00am
  • Phone number
    (703) 271-0032
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American
  • Private party facilities
    Did you know we have a beautiful second floor private area? Our lovely event space can seat up to 40 of your guests in a relaxed and intimate environment. Come and join us for a delicious authentic meal with your loved ones in celebration!
  • Private party contact
    Private Dining Coordinator: (703) 271-0032

What 100 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

100 Reviews
  1. JoshuaP

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a large group of family - 18 in total - and we had an amazing experience. Friendly and attentive service, excellent food, and a wonderful environment. Casual, homey, and warm. Highly recommend for a simple but thoroughly satisfying experience. And, as wonderful as the entrees were, the desserts are a step above!! Highly recommend.

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  2. EdwardJGerety

    Washington DC

    95 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Any meal here is always a treat from a date night with the wife, a family outing with the kids, or a business meeting. All goes well. The food is amazing and well thought out. The portion sizes are perfection, and if you leave hungry, see a doctor.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s a great place for families. The neighborhood is super cute and it’s a nice break from the city 🥰 Food was great, too!

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  4. REW4

    Atlanta Metro

    105 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Interesting small neighborhood restaurant is a very cool neighborhood. Very quiet day for a Sunday afternoon. Menu was interesting, great options. Wine list very tight. Food was good to excellent.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food, service and environment. Loved my lasagna and the brucheta, the environment gives that cute Italian vibe.
    La Bettola ItalianoResponded on March 11, 2024
    Thank you so much for your kind words! We're thrilled you enjoyed the lasagna, bruschetta, and the cozy Italian atmosphere. We put a lot of love into creating a delightful dining experience and hearing feedback like yours makes it all worthwhile!

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  6. OTVIP

    Pittsburgh

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food very reasonable price would definitely recommend and will definitely be back!!!
    La Bettola ItalianoResponded on March 11, 2024
    We're so glad you enjoyed your meal! It makes our day knowing we can offer delicious food at a great price. Thanks for recommending us, and we definitely look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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  7. KimM

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Ordered ziti and meatballs….not a place where you will get great homemade Italian food. Ziti was a pricey and portion was not the biggest. Their servers and staff are super friendly and helpful.

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  8. Warren

    Washington DC

    111 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    111 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Suspect it's really a great place for pizza and pasta dishes. Cute restaurant, nice patio and great, attentive staff. We went for lunch. Had calamari and each had a salad. Calamri not very good, friend really didn't like his Chicken Caesar as chicken really salty! (I tasted, he wasn't wrong) My Antipasto Misto was fine, though some of the meat on it had a slightly "off" color. Tasted OK. Might try again for pizza or pasta.

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  9. Suzeq

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I don't want to have to write review and resent requirement. I'll note La Bettola among the best on 23rd st strip for lunch in my view.
    La Bettola ItalianoResponded on March 11, 2024
    Thanks for letting us know about your experience at our restaurant. We truly appreciate you considering us among the best for lunch on 23rd Street. Your feedback is valuable to us, and we hope you'll return soon.

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  10. Eat2

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food is amazing and the staff are lovely. The noise level was the only detractor.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great entrees and service! Crab alfredo, veal picatta, fiesta del mare all were excellent.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Overall, I wouldn’t say this is a place I’d visit again. The pizza wasn’t close to average, and my glasses were all dirty. I had a speck of something floating in my Shirley temple, and it really caused some second thoughts as to how thorough they clean their dishes and silverware. The establishment is cute and small, but not enough to bring me back.

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  13. faainva

    Atlanta Metro

    82 reviews

    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    My wife and I have eaten here serval times. All dishes are very tasty with large portions (take home?). Meals are prepared to order so plan on some time between offing and being served. Staff is always friendly and attentive. We recommend this to anyone wanting a good Italian dinner.

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  14. AdamA

    Washington DC

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Apps, salad, pasta, chicken all very good. Pizza was a disappointment. Great service too! Id go back for sure.

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  15. faainva

    Atlanta Metro

    82 reviews

    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tasty good, large portions, friendly service. Our “goto “ for Italian in this area.

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  16. stewahol

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a nice little restaurant. The ambiance was relaxed and quiet. The food was excellent and my family enjoyed our visit.

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  17. CMCA

    Washington DC

    40 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Was disappointed with food, lack of staff and overall environment.

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  18. GfromSC

    Atlanta Metro

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Charming little place right off the main strip in Crystal City. The lobster ravioli was some of the best I've ever had and I appreciated the generous bisque like sauce. Also the delicious rosemary bread was fresh and hot from the oven and the Chianti was just like I remember from Italy.

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  19. Kelaura

    New York City

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The worst service I’ve had in a restaurant in decades. Extremely slow. Multiple tables took 2-3 hours to be served so it wasn’t just us. Clear mismanagement of the kitchen. Food is below average at best. Salty and flavorless. It came out cold. Servers started using plastic cutlery because they “ran out of clean stuff.” Manager was dazed, confused, and rude. 45 minutes to get a salad 1:30 minutes to get a pizza and some cold ziti. The bread was good but it took 45 minutes and we had to ask for it 3 times. Waiter added an automatic 22% tip to the bill without our permission for a table of 3. Give me a break. Save your money. This is a one star disaster.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience and amazing food!!

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  21. Kelaura

    New York City

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Worst customer service ever. Poor management. It took three hours to serve a couple salads a pizza and some ice cold ziti. I submitted a review last night snd they told OpenTable our family didn’t attend. But I have the receipt to prove it. Don’t go here. It is horrible all the way around. There were numerous tables with the same experience. To top it all off they added a 22% tip without our permission. It was a table of 3 and less than $100. They knew the servi ce was bad. And they took their top anyway. Ridiculous.

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  22. NinoR

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service, good prices, super fresh breads

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  23. faainva

    Atlanta Metro

    82 reviews

    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great, food was super, nice portions. Will dine there again.

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  24. BobL

    Atlanta Metro

    38 reviews

    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Not the fanciest place around but the food was good and the waiter attentive.

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  25. KMoH

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a memorable experience. My date and I enjoyed the restaurant’s ambiance. The food was great and the wine was plentiful.

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  26. ArlingtonResident

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Very poor service - it took our waiter exceedingly long to bring us water, drinks, etc.

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  27. jcanddc

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was terrible and service was also terrible. Would not recommend.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Fayetteville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband & I were staying in VA for Spring Break with my son & his friends - we were visiting the VA/ DC area all week! La Bettola restaurant was fabulous! Everything we ordered was delicious! Wait staff was very attentive & quality of food was extremely good! We ate out lunch & dinner everyday- the 4 boys kept saying La Bettola was one of their favorite!

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  29. DatewithMomma

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and experience. Portions were large. Waitstaff and management were very personable, kind and accommodating. Good came out quickly and hot. We will go back when we are in DC

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, nice quiet area, attentive staff

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a GREAT meal and experience. Highly recommend. The food is absolutely delicious !

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  32. RFCA

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent food. All hot flavorful and satisfying. I will go back. It is small and a little further up 23rd but worth the transit. Bread they serve outstanding. Waiter attentive to exactly right degree

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  33. GreyLight

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The server speaks so quietly it is hard to hear her (even though the restaurant is quiet), she seems very unsure of things. Maybe it’s a language barrier but overall it’s great. The food is great and the bread is amazing! I have been twice and the enjoyed the food with the exception of the fried entree a friend received, that looked like it came from a frozen box. My entrees were great though.

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  34. MattL

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always delicious, with wonderful, personal service.

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  35. JamesS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome! Great food and service.

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  36. HarrietS

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is made from scratch and delicious. The service was polite, friendly and never had to ask for anything. The temperature outside was cold but inside was warm. Having our own room sealed the deal. Walking distance from Marriott Crystal City. We will be back!

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  37. SunnyDay

    Oklahoma City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Group of 13 in our party. Great food and very friendly staff.

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  38. CFroe

    Washington DC

    115 reviews

    5.0

    115 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a family dinner that included two children. The menu had many options for them. Our server was attentive, helpful and charming. All entrees were generous in size and prepared deliciously. I liked that they included steamed broccoli. The freshly baked bread was a beautiful addition to our meal. The evening was perfect.

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  39. Lynnielaw

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very quiet at 1200 pm. Very enjoyable. !

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  40. KaijaD

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    They were very accommodating to our group of 14 that needed a reservation on a Sunday evening. The entrees took more than an hour to come out, which was tough for our schedule. But the food was delicious and the host was wonderful.

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FAQs

La Bettola Italiano does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats.

La Bettola Italiano is rated 4.8 stars by 100 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for La Bettola Italiano

558 23rd Street S, Arlington, VA 22202

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Arlington
  • Hours of operation
    Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 12:00am, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American
  • Phone number
    (703) 271-0032
  • Private party facilities
    Did you know we have a beautiful second floor private area? Our lovely event space can seat up to 40 of your guests in a relaxed and intimate environment. Come and join us for a delicious authentic meal with your loved ones in celebration!
  • Private party contact
    Private Dining Coordinator: (703) 271-0032
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