About La Bettola Italiano

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.

558 23rd Street S
Arlington, VA 22202
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 12:00am, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00am

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(703) 271-0032

Website:
http://www.labettolava.com/

La Bettola Italiano Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

service

4.0

ambience

3.5

value

4.5

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92% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (17)
Great for Lunch (7)
Romantic (6)
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Casual (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Cozy (4)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Good for a Date (2)
People Watching (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Authentic (1)
Business Meals (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Fun (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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.

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food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

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!!

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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food5
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 2, 2017

This is a modest restaurant with excellent service. Unpretentious yet cozy, i went there for a meal on a business trip and was pleasantly surprised. Fresh hot bread, followed by the entre, also fresh and hot.Reasonably priced.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Casual
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food4
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Cute and cozy place. Reasonable prices. Service was very attentive and friendly. Food was ok but I've had better veal parm.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic
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food3
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Great friendly service. Food was very tasty and served promptly. Staff was very professional and eager to provide above par service.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Quick Bite, People Watching, Romantic, Cozy
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food5
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 3, 2017

An very intimate Italian restaurant, with very good food, reasonably priced, with good attentive service.

Tags: Authentic, Casual
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food5
ambience3
service4
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Staff not Italian but food was. Very nice staff. Not crowded. Quiet. In a row of bars and restaurants that fit the neighborhood. All around good!

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Fun
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food5
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on May 2, 2017

The food was outstanding and so reasonable! Would definitely go back if we visit D.C. again!

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food5
ambience3
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 (Austin)·Dined on April 27, 2017

The food and service was good. There was some strange music playing in the background that was probably more enjoyable to the staff than for my wife

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food4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 29, 2017

The service was excellent, food just mediocre. We were the only people in the restaurant and were treated very well by the wait staff. Prices were good, and portions were large. The bread was outstanding.

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food3
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service5
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 18, 2012

They were closing when we arrived at the scheduled time.The owner did offer us a free pizza to go, however.

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food1
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on March 25, 2012

Nice place to visit while in this area.

Tags: Special Occasion
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food5
ambience5
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 14, 2012

I found this restaurant via a menu placed in our mailbox and I was hooked. This restaurant has everything! While some dishes seem just "put together" with a few standard ingredients, the late night hours and delicious pizza redeem my review. The cute building with a patio that extends onto the sidewalk gives an openness to the view from any table. I plan to try more menu items to find the real gem. But the pizza.....

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2012

friendly inexpensive unpretentious neighborhood Italian/ pizza restaurant. Not elegant or trendy but very decent place.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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food4
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 1, 2012

Took a group here for lunch - the place is small, but the food was really good, and reasonably priced! Would recommend this to others!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2012

That was my first time at this restaurant and I loved it. I had a Living Social deal and they were very cooperative and professional. I enjoyed this restaurant and would definitely go back again!

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View
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food4
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 7, 2012

Food just was not tasty. Ordered the chicken with vegetables and pasta and it came out smothered with cheese (cheese was not mentioned on the menu).

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food2
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2011

La Bettola Italiano is a small restaurant that I have purchased take out from for sometime. This is the first visit to dine in the restaurant. While the food was very good the service was lacking. There were not enough servers and the ones there had trouble keeping up with the need. I would return because though the service was slow in comming it was always with a smile. It was obvious our visit was appreciated.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food4
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2011

I never got the chance to eat there because when I called to confirm the reservation before heading over to the restaurant, I was told their system showed no reservation. I asked the man I was speaking with to check again and he confirmed I had no reservation. This was a very important dinner for me, it was the night before my marathon and I made sure my family and I had a place to eat and I would get the kind of dinner I needed before such a big race. Instead I was left to figure something else out at the last minute. This was not the kind of stress I needed at the time. This was the first time I used opentable and it will be the last.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2011

We went as a group of eight (four couples) and we found the food to be quite good and reasonably priced. It's a small restaurant and our group took most of the space but that's what made it so special--they treated us well, fed us well, and just let us enjoy ourselves. Nothing fancy--but it had the feeling of a family-run restaurant that really cared. Wine choices were just red and white in carafes, but we didn't mind as the wine was good. All eight of us came out surprised at how good the whole evening was--food, wine, and atmosphere. We would all definitely recommend this place and we will be back ourselves again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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food4
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service4

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