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Landini Brothers

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2700 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.

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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 2700 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.7
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4.4
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful—a nice balance of relaxation and prompt service. That’s so hard to find in a restaurant.

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BryanR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

My wife and I have dined a Landini Brothers for the last 4 years and we were disappointed in the level of service. The variety of items on the menu and the list of specials were very good but the wine list was basic and not a wide variety to choose from. Granted, Covid-19 restrictions make it difficult for all restaurants and help may be hard to find who are willing to work indoors. We will continue to dine at Landini Brothers with the hope that things will improve. We were glad to see that outdoor seating had been expanded with the closure of King Street.

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emmaus81
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Landini Brothers outdid themselves. We have gone there many years for our Anniversary and they always make us feel special. Even in the current circumstances, we enjoyed a lovely dinner outdoors. The food was outstanding. - Jim & Kathy

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viprixreview
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a favorite neighborhood spot, Landini's is within walking distance of our home and we dine there or just partake of those great martinis at the bar, often, and are always rewarded with great specials, wonderful standby dishes such as the gazpacho with crab and avocodo chunks and attentive service.

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FrankieJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience! The truffle fries are absolutely perfect and beyond delicious! I enjoyed the rest of my meal too 😋

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Foodie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service2ambience5

I have been to this Lindini's several times and have had to excellent waiter. This time our waiter seemed to have no patience with the fact that we couldn't decide on the wine choice. I requested someone that knew what they served and who could suggest a good quality wine at a moderate price. She suggested an excellent wine and we were happy with it. Our main waiter after that forgot about us. It was already 8:30 so we were hungry it took him 15 minutes to come back and take our order. As if he just forgot about us. The other staff filled in by supply us with bread and water to try and make up for the slow waiter. Needless to say my tip was less then generous. for hundred dollar meal I will usually tip 30%.....For this waiter he got less than 10%.

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vipdales
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We sat at our table for a good 15 minutes before someone came over to give us water. I believe it was the busboy that actually took our order. He only did it because not one person came over to introduce themselves or take our order and we asked him if we could order. We overheard a waiter at the next table say that there was dinner specials! We wouldn’t know because no one told us! Someone brought or food and just placed it on the table and left. No one asked if we needed anything else or how the food was. The food was just ok. We were not impressed and the creme brûlée was cold when it was brought to our table. Overpriced for the quality and service we received. Will not go back or recommend this place to anyone!! I review almost every place we eat at and this is the first time I’ve ever left a review like this.

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AnneS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been going to Landini Brothers for over 35 years. The food and service are always excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve never had a bad meal here. Luis was amazing and attentive as always.

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AntoniaC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my husband's birthday, and from start to finish they made it festive. Our table had silver and gold star confetti, and a lovely birthday card. The waiter was superb and attentive. And they finished with a beautiful tiramisu cake with a lit candle (on the house)> My shrimp an scallops were superb, as was my husband's salmon. Great atmosphere , also, like dining in a Tuscan villa. Very highly recommended!

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KimberlylyS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Hostess wasn’t the brightest. We ask for outdoor seating and she said none was available in shade and tried to give us a table in complete sun, when there was an opportunity to sit in the shade under the tree. She did change us once we mentioned the other options. Server did not treat my friend and I the same way he treated other tables. He did not offer drink options and seemed put off by our presence while he was very hospitable and attentive to the other two tables that were seated after us. A little disappointing that we were maybe prejudged by staff for our age and dress (athleisure wear). Unfortunately the lack of service did result in a 20% tip). Food was amazing though and ridiculously affordable and a steal for the price. I love a place that makes all their pastas in house and take pride in a unique menu that sets itself apart from the typical Italian fare you see.

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GerardP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Landini Brother's never fails to deliver. It's always exceptional.

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vipMaureenH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the street dining in Old Town Alexandria. Feels like Europe.

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PickyEater
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the freshest food always the freshest specials outstanding service professional staff perfect for every day dining perfect for a special event. Go go go!!!

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vipElizabethR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food - service outstanding - great job with social distancing!

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vipLyssaS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My absolute favorite special occasion restaurant in Old Town.
I take my clients here after closings as it is so delicious and so memorable.
Love it!

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vipMarkF
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great meal!

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KalayaB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Perfect for a cozy date night! Servers are super friendly and food was awesome. Will be coming back

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2 birthdays celebrated and loved the cards & confetti. Thank you for still being what you were years ago. Classic and yummy!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a very nice Anniversary lunch at Landini Brothers. Everything was perfect, our table was decorated and they gave us a hand written card! It was so thoughtful. They even surprised us with a free dessert!

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vipunappreciated
Washington DC
93 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back in a long while due to the Corona virus. I thought, because they were slow, the kitchen didn't have to rush, that our meals we outstanding.
Don't get me wrong, the food is always good. But today is was amazing. Maybe absence makes the taste buds grown fonder,

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HeleneC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Were celebrating our anniversary. Server attentive and evening began with great hope. Unfortunately, half way thru our meal a party of eight drunk, loud, crude (dropped the F bomb every other sentence) were seated directly behind my husband. Please note the restaurant was 90% empty inside No offer of another table, no apology. Never again!

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Eddie
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the first time in a long time. So glad that we ventured out. We ate inside and recalled many other fine meals. We look forward to our next visit.

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CherylW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Chilean Sea Bass was fantastic. We also tried the grilled watermelon which was excellent. Service and ambiance very good. All Covid policies were followed.

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MichellB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great night out with a good crowd & excellent cuisine.

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AnneC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Landini's Brothers is absolutely fantastic with consistently wonderful food and service. Always very enjoyable.

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vipgoodcats
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a friend’s birthday and had a wonderful time. The food was delicious and service was great.

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TonyP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Everything great as always. The only thing was the worst table right by service Bar in a empty restaurant.

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vipFrankS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening as always.

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ScottC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food, incredible daily specials and a warm, cozy and comfortable environment. Highly recommended.

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DaveH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty and impressive as usual
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vipTracy
Washington DC
69 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Normally, I’d give them 5 stars but this time, we didnt have the best wait staff like usual. We were upstairs with waiters we’ve never had. We had to ask for bread, Parmesan cheese, a dessert menu, ect. It definitely wasn’t the norm. Unfortunate that it was my Husbands BDay and we brought friends with us. Food was outstanding though, as usual.

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ZoeM
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Each dish was superb! The grilled calamari, pasta, soft shell crab, and grilled veal chop, among other dishes we enjoyed, were prepared to perfection!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Edwin is are go to waiter - quick with a joke and great service!

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vipShayneS
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Not quite sure why but it had been several years since I had the opportunity to enjoy the quaint, wonderfully welcoming confines of the Landini Brothers restaurant. I did ask a couple of friends who all told me that I hadn't missed anything, because the once precious jewel nestled in Old Town had gone downhill. When I entered, I quickly found that nothing could have been farther from the truth. The service attention and ultimately the cuisine was impeccable. Starting with the creamy asparagus soup, followed up by the Linguine alle Pescatora with Maine diver scallops, shrimp, baby clams, fresh P.E.I. mussels and squid sautéed in garlic, crushed red pepper and white wine were phenomenal. Must say, this is still the Landini Brothers I love and I am very glad to have been reintroduced.

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vipAngela
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful team, outstanding quality service and ambiance (indoors and outdoors). Very blessed to have such a great family and their business in our neighborhood -- wonderful people. Very glad to be able to visit Landini Brothers and enjoy such great food during this time!

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vipTimbo
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pleasant outdoor seating. One of the best restaurants in Alexandria. It’s service sets it apart but the food is also excellent....not gourmet, but super Italian fare. Get the veal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We all blacked out and had a great time - exactly as expected. I rate the food 4 stars but don’t remember eating it.

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CharlieH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Drinks and dessert $140. Not an inexpensive place. But nice ambience and great service. This is a special night out place...anniversary, birthday, etc.

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John
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

From the start the service was slow and unresponsive. After we ate some bread and drank some water we got up and left. We talked to the hostess and it didn't make any difference. It was our wedding anniversary which they knew so we were really disappointed. We've been there before and were surprised that the service was so bad.

FAQs

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

Landini Brothers is rated 4.7 stars by 2700 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.