Landini Brothers

4.8
2898 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Landini Brothers is always a great dining experience! 5-stars!

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CynthiaN
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff was phenomenal, very knowledgeable about the specials and the food. Very attentive to our needs. Great place to eat!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, great service.

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vipElizabethS
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service was slow and pasta dishes were cold. But we still love landinis

Landini Brothers
Responded 6 days ago

Elizabeth S Thank you for coming in, dinning with us and giving your feedback. I am so sorry to hear that the pasta was cold and service was slow; that is not our level of service or the experience we hope to give. I will chat with my team and work on improving. Thank you for the 4 stars, we hope to see you again soon. Cheers! Landini Brothers Management

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CrashBritton
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Right away the lighting, the decor was amazing! Very low lit and felt like i was transported back in time to the 20s. Food, service, coctails, and food were all fantastic! 10/10 will be going back.

Landini Brothers
Responded 4 days ago

Crash Britton I am so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to Landini Brothers. We truly appreciate your business and thank you for the kind remarks. I will be sure to pass along your compliments to my team. Hope to see you again! Cheers! Landini Brothers Management

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DavidH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great business lunch. They do an outstanding job. The food is first class and tremendous service. Thanks.

Landini Brothers
Responded 6 days ago

David H. I am so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to Landini Brothers. We truly appreciate your business and thank you for the kind remarks. I will be sure to pass along your compliments to my team. Hope to see you again! Cheers! Landini Brothers Management

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WilliamS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Landini Brothers food and service is always consistent. The wait staff memorizes several specials and with detail. As soon as you sit down, you are served even when the restaurant
is very busy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and lively atmosphere

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Keha
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comfortable, special dining experience. Great food, great service and ability to enjoy your dinner companions without excess background noise.

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vipMortG
Washington DC
97 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We opted for sidewalk dining, so the noise level was low (there's no vehicle traffic allowed on the section of King Street that Landini Brothers is on).

I opted for the Insalata Caprese (vine ripened tomatoes, topped with milk mozzarella, oregano and fresh basil leaves, garnished with olives) for my first course, and the Insalata di Mare Calda (a combination of shrimp, sea scallops, clams, squid and mussels, seasoned with garlic, extra virgin olive oil, crushed red pepper and parsley). Both were perfectly prepared and light and refreshing.

The meal was accompanied by focaccia served with butter. I asked for olive oil and was presented with a can of Landini Brothers Extra-Virgin Olive Oil. The bread was also excellent for mopping up the dressing from both salads.

My wife had the Insalata Tommaso (a mix of greens, vegetables and tomato in a vinaigrette dressing) for her first course and the Penne alla Romana (penne pasta sautéed in a sweet mild Italian sausage, tomato and creamy Parmesan cheese sauce) for her main. There was enough penne for her to take home and eat for lunch the next day. I tried both of her dishes. The salad was excellent, with fresh greens, tomatoes, and a bright vinaigrette. The penne was also excellent, rich with both the Parmigiana and the sausage, and definitely filling. We were too full after two courses, so I can't comment on their dessert selection.

The service was attentive and definitely not overbearing. The waitstaff was there to satisfy our every request.

If you're ever in Old Town Alexandria and are looking for an excellent Italian dinner (or lunch), this is the place to go!

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vipLisaF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Service was extremely slow and multiple requests had to be made before the server delivered. We would have stated fir dessert but gave up as we couldn’t stand it any longer.

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vida
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Wonderful service and accommodation by the Maitre D and Ivan our personal and popular server.
Food tasty and struck notes of joy. Georgetown friends impressed!!!!

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localdiner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrating birthdays and was an awesome experience with amazing food, good service and nice atmosphere.

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2pdubs
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dining experience at Landini’s. The food was superb!

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vipLyssaS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Team meeting outside on a gorgeous spring day… Landini brothers never disappoints. Special occasion or every day life celebrations… My favorite place in old town.

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vipBeverlyd
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

I've been going to Landini brothers for over twenty years. Tonight was very disappointing. Service was very slow. We normally request a waiter name Louis but he was working outside, our service was slow, water, drinks. Food was amazing but service was not the same. Louis stop but brought us our drinks and water we were very pleased.

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vipSearching
Washington DC
85 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very impressed! Everything was superb, from appetizers to dessert. Very extensive wine list.

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vipskeelka
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a terrific meal and a great table! The wait staff was impressive and so was the food. Had a great night out.

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vipGogrady
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

it always good here. Usually a meal I think about for weeks. this time wasnt so memorable but it was kind of my fault...I didnt realize my veal would be breaded and fried (which I didnt want). But still it was good, as were the appetizers and salads.

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vipSwitzerland
Washington DC
224 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kevin was very attentive and provided prefect service. The Caesar salad with grilled shrimp and the rockfish special were both outstanding.

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ALang
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recognized our anniversary and took great care of us. Food was really delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good, the service was fast. The wait staff was very attentive. The ambiance excellent. The entire experience was great.

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vipTracy
Washington DC
73 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As usual, the food and drinks were excellent. Tammy makes a mean Martini and was very friendly also. Service was very good. I get the Short ribs on Risotto whenever they have it because it’s to die for!

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NATALIED
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Unfortunately my lobster tails were chewy and overcooked.

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OpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant in old town - we were seated at a big round table in the corner which they had specially prepared with birthday decorations. Waiter was helpful & efficient. He offered good food & wine suggestions. Food was exceptional. Two had the short ribs (special) and loved it. I had the rockfish which was perfectly prepared with lemon butter. Definitely will return!

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vipAnneC
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Landini's is consistently excellent. I have never been disappointed with their cuisine, service, and ambiance. It is the reason I keep returning.

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vipTheresaR
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Landini’s is our favorite Old Town restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian in Alexandria. Great service and food!!

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CherylG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All around wonderful! Grazie mille! You helped us celebrate a special birthday in the most enjoyable of ways.

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RobertR
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have lived in Old Town for 5 years, and this was the first time dining here...... big mistake on our part! The food was delicious but the service is why we will return many times in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We made a reservation for 2 pm and specified outdoor as a requirement since we would have our dog with us.

When we got there it was apparent they gave away our table to someone else and then tried to explain that our reservation was mixed up with another party. In response they sat us about 25 mins later outside but in direct sunlight. Most of the other tables were under cover.

Once seated we didn’t get an apology or any further check in. We have been going to this restaurant for over 25 years and this was by far the worst experience. We will think twice about trusting them for any special occasion in the future.

Landini Brothers
Responded on April 6, 2021

Mr. Fisher As explained when you checked in, our patio is first come, first serve. (Just because you come with your dog, doesn't mean you skip the line). We do not take reservations for the patio (also noted online and over the phone). We have six 4top tables, only two are located under the canopy. I'm sorry you were seated 17 minutes after your reservation time on Easter Sunday, but that happens when guests have special requests. We do our best to honor ALL our patrons requests.

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AnneB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Standard Go To that never disappoints! Old School charm and food in the heart of Old Town!

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vipsascha
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great food and service, will be back another time :)

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NewmanW
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve dined here several times before, and this visit did not disappoint. The food was excellent. I was able to get a simple bowl of penne with red sauce, and it was delicious. The prosciutto with melon was fabulous. Our servers were great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service, and atmosphere. Our favorite restaurant in Old Town!

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vipDavidCooper
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best Italian restaurant in Old Town, bar none!!

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Shes
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Server was great as well with suggestions and service.

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Dking
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place for a romantic evening or a night out with friends

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always!

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GeorgeB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first meal with the Landinis. We thought everything was great. Has a quiet corner table upstairs overlooking King Street. We are early and the restaurant wasn’t crowded but when we left, people were waiting to get in.

The warm bread served in a brown paper bag was wonderful as well.

We will eat here again in our next visit to Old Town !

FAQs

Landini Brothers offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 836-8404.

Landini Brothers is rated 4.8 stars by 2898 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.