Landini Brothers

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Italian
Franco and Noe Landini are the proud hosts of Landini Brothers restaurant. Located in the heart of Old Town Alexandria, and close to the Potomac River, Landini Brothers is a well-established landmark in Northern Virginia. It has been serving northern Italian food in the traditional Tuscan style since it opened in 1976. Franco's annual visits to his family and friends in Tuscany provide him with ample opportunity to learn about the latest advances in Tuscan cuisine—knowledge he brings home for the dining pleasure of restaurant guests. Come join us for brunch! Sunday at 11:30am to 3:00pm.

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

The Landini's would like to invite you, your family, and friends to join us on Christmas Eve. The owners, Noe and Franco Landini, as well as our Executive Chef of 40 years, Rigo Ramos, have hand written a specialized menu consisting of our most popular specials featured over the past 40 years.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come to Landini’s every year when we’re in National Harbor for meetings. Servers were prompt, friendly, and knowledgeable. Food was outstanding, oysters, avocado asparagus salad, rock fish and sea bass mains - all were delicious. Then the tiramisu and cappuccino topped it off. We travel and eat out many times yearly, and this is one of our fav places. We’ll be back.

k
Miami
40 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, wait staff, ambiance. Best in OT by a long shot.

j
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

the food was very well prepared. the pasta still needs o come out hotter than i received it

JA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and quality of dishes was excellent! The atmosphere is gorgeous and the lighting is just right. Always a great location for date night!

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been here a number of times, although this was the first with our newborn. The staff was very accommodating for the stroller and it worked out great. The food is always amazing and the service is great. It's a great place where you can actually talk to whomever you're with without needing to yell, which is a nice change. There were several large parties, but they were in private rooms so you could barely hear them at all.

DM
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was fabulous as always.. Big portions and tons of flavor

P
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place to celebrate or just enjoy a casual meal.

DT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Landini Brothers and have been going there for nearly 30 years. When I need a special place to take friends or to go on a date, this is my go-to choice. Consistently good food, thoughtful service, incredible ambiance and a specials menu that changes. What more could a person want?

PC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Took 2.5 hours to serve us and we didn’t get appetizers. The 185$ bottle of wine was finished when the food finally got there and that was supposed to accompany the meal. They forgot to bring the sides we ordered and also brought the wrong meal for one of the party. There were only 5 of us.

KK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as always. Recommend you ask for Mr. Ron. He is fantastic.

AN
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We’ve been twice in the past 9 months- both times we unfortunately experience horrible service. It took 30mins to get a drink and 90mins to get food. So sad to see an old town staple slip into such horrible management

SW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous dinner at Landini Brothers in Old Town! Their food is delicious and their servers are wonderful. Love this restaurant!

CO
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The bread came out fresh from the oven. The list of specials extensive. Started w/ an avocado stuffed with shrimp Louis and the tuna tar tar. The entrees where a bone in veal chop and veal fungi. Both were fantastic but it was the dessert that was off the hook! The lemoncello was what is probably the best restaurant dessert I’ve ever had.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place and love it every time ... which is often

B
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic Italian food and great service. Had the veal osso buco special and it was amazing. The wine list is extensive with a wide range of prices to choose from.

AP
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place to have a leisurely meal in a quiet atmosphere.

LL
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow wow wow! I spent a lot of time looking for the perfect spot for date night and Landinis didn’t disappoint! From the moment we walked in they were so welcoming.
Service was amazing, food was incredible, like every bite you can’t help but smile it was so yummy! The ambience is romantic too. I did notice there was no music, some soft traditional/authentic music would have been a nice touch but had no impact on our time!
I was in search of a nice steak, and although not a “steakhouse” they 100% had it down, better than other traditional high end steak houses!
I can’t wait to come back, I’ll be dreaming of the steak until then!

DC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is outstanding! Can’t wait to go back!!!! A great place to take out of towers.

D
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Louis is a OUTSTANDING customer friendly server

GREAT food

Thank you

E
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was an awesome experience. We arrived 15 minutes past our reservation time. I called letting them know we were running late and they were very accommodating. They didn’t know until we arrived that one person was celebrating their birthday. They decorated the table and left a birthday card. We asked to be seated in a particular section and they complied without hesitation. I would definitely return

OT
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious and the price was middle of the road for Old Town. When we walked into the restaurant, we were concerned that we had walked into a cigar shop as there was a heavy aroma of tobacco smoke in the air. They took us to the upper dining room and the smell disappeared or wasn’t as strong. Overall not bad experience.

BM
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Landini Brothers has consistently been a great experience. The food is always fresh, served hot and full of flavor. The service is outstanding- friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. We went here for our first date 25 years ago and come back when we need great Italian comfort food. We have never been disappointed!

Restaurants in Old Town have come and gone, but LD has stood the test of time! Thanks for continuing to be an outstanding restaurant for so many years!

GE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Your food and service were wonderful. We enjoyed returning to your restaurant and the waiter was most helpful suggesting delicious specials

R
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The crab pasta was really exceptional

f
Greensboro
28 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the BEST Italian restaurants we have ever been to, and we had a variety of menu items between the four of us. Highly recommend. Substantial portions, quality food that doesn’t break your piggy bank.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food Great. The only reason why I am giving less stars to the service is because I have a special occasion and I request in the reservation to have a special table. Not only they gave us a table in middle of the room, also they did not read the request until we were there being impossible to reserve a better table.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my Mother’s birthday and they made her feel so special with Happy Birthday Glitter on the table, a special birthday note to her and a yummy birthday dessert. Wonderful evening

CM
Baltimore
28 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and great service. Our waiter was very knowledgeable, knew all of the specials and the ingredients and how things were prepared. The Chilean Sea Bass and Veal special were excellent and we tried 4 different desserts and they were all delicious.

GC
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

This was our 2nd visit to Landini Brothers. The first visit was on a Saturday night. I ordered Linguini with White Clam sauce and it was spectacular. Wonderful full flavor, a slightly creamy texture with a delightful amount of olive oil and fresh baby in-the-shell clams arranged on top of the pasta as well as separately chopped fresh clams mixed into the Linguini (but not taking over the dish) it was just perfect.

Now our 2nd visit was on a Friday night. I ordered the same as above. How disappointing. I ordered a House Salad and requested “light on the dressing” because it was a cream base dressing. The salad was floating in dressing, lettuce was soggy, not very cold and neither was the plate. Next came the Linguini with White Clam sauce. First of all there were no fresh in-the-shell clams on “top” of the pasta; they were buried beneath the linguini. So when I placed my fork and spoon in the pasta I hit a clam shell. Ok, so I moved the pasta aside and pulled out the baby clam shells and ate them, they were delicious. Perfectly cooked. The Linguini was floating in olive oil and what tasted like butter? No flavor and loaded (I mean LOADED) with chopped clams to a point where it was difficult to eat the pasta. I’m not sure who the chef was this time but it was definitely NOT the same as my first visit.

Can I depend on consistency with Landini Brothers? I’m not sure. The service was fabulous and the ambiance is wonderful. Yes, I would definitely go back but order something different.....

CF
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Per usual, a fabulous meal with good friends!!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great! Awesome food.

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have yet to be dissapointed with this establishment. I would highly recommend for any occasion.

SB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

Bartender Mitchell was amazing with a great personality and service. The dinner service was not so good. After ordering the appetizers came out in an appropriate time, but then waited about 45 minutes to get our dinner after finishing the appetizers. Waitress never once apologized for the delay. The table behind ours got seated 25 minutes after us and served their dinner right when we got ours. Obviously the kitchen staff forgot our order.

M
Adelaide / SA
54 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Landini's honored my request for a table on the first floor w easy access to their handicapped rest room stall. Food was excellent as always.

LF
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely family dinner, celebrating a birthday belatedly without fanfare. Dinner was great and we all had a wonderful time. Unbeknownst to me (the birthday gal), one of the waiters overheard my granddaughter mention the event, and a serving tiramisu appeared with a lit candle! So special!

A
Washington DC
62 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a wonderful Friday evening meal at Landini Brothers, and with the variety of menu choices and the extensive list of daily specials, there was plenty to choose from. In fact, we might just have to go back soon to try some of our other top choices!

JO
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All around EXCELLENT. The Chef clearly takes his position seriously.

N
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A must stop in Old Town.

MC
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Landini’s is by far the best Italian restaurant in the DC metro area. I’ve been going for over 30 years. Never disappoints.

OT
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful meal and service. However, our reservation was for 8 pm and we weren’t seated until 8:30 pm. Seems odd to have been that busy on a Wednesday evening. We were offered a table in a different dining room, but we would have been the only guests in that room. Great otherwise.

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