La Bettola Italiano

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$30 and under
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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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JG
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service. The waiter took great care of us, and comped a piece of cake to our birthday girl. Everyone at the table remarked how good the food is.

f
Atlanta
29 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My wife and I enjoyed dinner here for date night. Good value for the money, but was not serving alcohol, had a sign for Apple Pay, but machine not working, sometimes the music was a little to pound. All in all we will be back.

PZ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Excellent welcome and attentiveness. Food took longer than expected. Tables, chairs and menus were a little old and tired. My wooden chair was worn to the point that it was rocking back and forth and a bit unstable. Dining area was small and quaint. But the cash register is right in the midst of the dining room and the device used for card transactions was loud and noisy (beeping when entering card info); very distracting to diners. Food was average. Hot and moderately well presented, but somewhat bland. It wasn’t bad food, just not particularly interesting. I wine list, but they had a small collection of decent wines. The only problem was that with no wine list you were forced to ask the waiter the prices - which is a bit awkward.

All in all, it was an average experience. This could really be a quaint and great little local Italian restaurant with a few minor changes and upgrades.

DN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service! Visited from NY and would definitely return :)

KB
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

This was our first visit and we will be back! Enjoyed our dinner very much.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The whole experience was run by one server as they were understaffed but he did a phenomenal job keeping up with seating guests, taking orders, running food and drinks, settling the checks and making us feel welcome.

The food was fabulous and the price was very reasonable. I enjoyed the small dining room and was happy we stumbled across this on our vacation.

LS
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were visiting and looking for a restaurant near our hotel. We really lucked out. It Was a great dining experience. Food was great. We are in our 60’s and My brother joked that it is only the 2nd restaurant that we have every agreed has great food.

N
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Overall very good service and friendly staff. The food took about an hour to come out, however it's important to note that I was in a party of 15 people. The appetizers were delightful and the entrees were not bad

BM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was delicious and the service was great! We were the only patrons inside, a lot of people were picking up orders though. I will definitely come back (maybe just order for take home!)

PM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Sooooo good! And excited about the leftovers.

SC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fabulous. They accommodated our large group with 3 tired kids upstairs & were quick to offer food & beverage suggestions.

MP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was super impressed with the food & staff. I’m not going to lie I was a little scared when I walked in & the place was empty. But everything was amazing.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was very good but very hot. Almost too hot to enjoy.

GD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Definitely needs coordinated, timely, and correct delivery of food.

CJ
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Small initimate dining; food super good, setvice a little slow

CL
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently excellent food and service. Highly recommended.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GREAT RESTAURANT! My cheerleading team and I were in town for a competition and we saw this place on open table and decided to go because the prices were good. Highly impressed!! Food portions were huge and the man who owns the restaurant was SO NICE! 10/10 recommend

OT
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The staff was wonderful! We had 12 people in our group and they handled it great.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks to it being Super Bowl Sunday my Mom and I were the only ones there! So, naturally we had great service and a very quiet meal. The menu choices were more than ample and we ended up with a medium (12") Pizza Primavera and Chicken Alla Nonna. We started with very hot loaf of bread which we enjoyed with the olive oil provided. The pizza is thin crust (which WE liked) so thick crust people be aware. The taste combo of the toppings was very good. My chicken was well prepared and had lots of artichoke hearts, mushrooms, and capers (the larger ones). The ziti was also cooked well and the light tomato sauce was just right. We would definitely return for another meal here.

V
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. I had the pesto and a cannoli. Will be here for Italian whenever I come to DC

La Bettola Italiano
Responded on January 2, 2019

thank you for sharing your experience with us. we are proud to have you at our restaurant, see you soon. labettola manager

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N
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

The service was solid although the restaurant was not crowded and seemed to be training new help. The staff was courteous and attentive.
This is a solid value although you will get some uneven food quality for the value. My bread was hot and appeared to be homemade- great. You could dip it in the virgin olive oil set on the table. The veggies appeared to be frozen broccoli and spinach that was reheated. Not the end of the world but also not the highest quality fresh vegetables that other restaurants provide. I had chicken Florentine and a half carafe of Chianti. Good table wine to accompany the meal. They made a fresh brew of coffee to finish the meal. I would return for every day dining.

La Bettola Italiano
Responded on December 19, 2018

thank you for sharing you experience with us

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F
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Went in with high hopes and made a special point to try this place out. This restaurant is not owned by Italians anymore. Despite few people there, the server looked like she was doing us a favor. She spent most of her time on the phone chatting and only came by one time to check on us (only three tables were occupied). The salad was wonderful, but the entrees were bland. My veal was fine, but the clams and pasta were in a watery soup. Yuck. We had to ask if they had dessert. Yes, she said, but they were not make in house. We had two blah tiramisus. With a carafe of house red wine, the bill was $140 for three, so not cheap.

La Bettola Italiano
Responded on December 19, 2018

thank you for sharing your experience with us. we are new management here to do better job. we sorry for your previous experience with her and she is not here any more. we asking to give a try a gain you will be surprised with our new team. the clams over linguine in white sauce is one of our best dishes i think the kitchen did not do good job but we will make it happen for your next visit thank you again for feedback

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Exceeded our expectations. My wife is from Northern Italy. I’ve had a difficult time finding Italian restaurants in the DC/VA area she likes. She thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. It’s also kid friendly with a nice but simple kids menu. We’ll be back for sure!

La Bettola Italiano
Responded on December 19, 2018

thank you we proud to here that from you, and thank you for taking time to share your experience with us

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KM
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was very cute and cozy. Very quiet and we were able to enjoy the food and our conversation. I was a bit disappointed with the dessert. My tiramisu was frozen. Other than that, my shrimp linguini was salad was delicious. The tomato sauce is homemade and light.

CR
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

In town for motorcycle ride (Rolling Thunder) relaxing meal at a good price, located near other bars and hotel. We will return next time we’re in DC pentagon area

CL
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a terrific spot. Food is on point, service perfect. Doesn’t look like much from the outside, but is a hidden gem.

C
Baltimore
27 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

I would recommend with reservation. The food was good but not great, creative or memrable. the offereings are many and perhaps the pizza subs type items were better. Nicer atmosphere than your typical pizza palor but not the dinner menu i was expecting. No real wine selections. Just an unknown house red, white, blush or chianti was available.

OT
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Although the bread was the best part of the meal and the salad was okay, the main dish was really bad. In fact, this could be the worst veal parmigiana I ever had. Firstly it was not a piece of veal. You had to search for the medallions which were buried in massive amounts of cheese, sauce and breading.
The service was prompt and the prices were reasonable but what is the good of it if the food was lousy.
Maybe we should have stuck with the pizza but then we should have gone to a local pizzeria.

AW
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and Service were excellent. I enjoyed the lobster ravioli and my 9 year old had the tortellini. Perfect size portions. The fresh bread is excellent!

GF
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Took a large group here for a business dinner and had a great experience. Food was outstanding and prices were reasonable. Service was attentive.

CL
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent. Food was delicious, service attentive. Would return in a heartbeat.

BF
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The place is small and unassuming, but the food is absolutely fabulous.

AS
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Good service, food nothing special and no wine selection, only house wine available.

s
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Friendly and professional staff.
Tomato sauce was a bit too watery.
Overall good experience and I would return.

C
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very pleasant, clean quiet atmosphere, limited seating. Good flavors and portions.

F
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place , nice portions and great service!

MS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolute winner, small restaurant in size but dont miss this gem!

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food! Very attentive service.

TR
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice Italian place with good food and reasonable prices. Better to bring own wine due to
Limited wine choice but the Italian wine available is also good for the price. Recommend the large sampler and the manicotti.

b
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Bettola Italiano was a wonderful place to have a very good meal with friends. The host was very attentive and made excellent meal suggestions to both of my friends.
All of the food was excellent... from the warm bread with olive oil to the main courses ...mine being the lasagna.
Great food, reasonable prices, excellent service.
We will definitely be returning on a regular basis!

Thank you La Bettola!!

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