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About Landini Brothers

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.

115 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 11:00pm, Sundays: 11.30am - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Lee Street and King Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(703) 836-8404

Website:
http://www.landinibrothers.com/

Parking Details:
Street parking is available or there is a parking garage located right behind the restaurant on Lee Street. Colonial Parking $10.00 flat rate. WE NOW OFFER VALET SERVICE. Friday and Saturday nights, starting at 5:30pm until 11:00pm, for $5.00.

Public Transit:
King Street Metro stop, about 16 blocks away from the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Franco Landini

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Landini Brothers Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 24, 2012

Party of four, with two visiting from out of town, we had hoped for an al-fresco dining experience with good food. While none of the four dishes were of memorable quality, one pasta was horrible, the most bland sauce with water-logged pasta. After trying a few bites, we called the manager over to take the meal back, all in a polite manner. Imagine the surprise when the check was tendered and the charge was still on there. Manager refused to remove charge, which will ensure I'll never bring another group back to this house of customer service horrors. Two doors down you'll find both better food and better service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2012

Food TERRIFIC and we love the front room where the bar is. Great for people watching and vibrant atmosphere. Try the spirulina pasta a la carbonara or with seafood.... wowzer! Only place I've found that has it and it's one of the new super foods. Service is tops!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 20, 2012

We had a lovely meal at Landini Brothers. Recommended by a local, we decided to give it a try. We were easily able to get a reservation for Saturday on Friday night, we were seated right away, and the service was excellent. I had the lobster pasta special, and the other 2 had veal dishes (rumored to have the best veal in Alexandria)and all were highly satisfied with their meal. The caprese salad was delicious and flavorful, I asked for easy dressing on my caesar salad and did not get it so that was the only less than delicious thing we ate. The waiter was attentive and we had great service. I would definitely go back here.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 20, 2012

We went there with friends for dinner. Food was delicious. Waiter seemed a little overwhelmed, but they seated all his tables around the same time. We loved the ambiance of this old restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 13, 2012

Way to LOUD. Bad seat outside kitchen, asked to change, was told sorry that's it. Food was just ok, can get as good or better at our local neighborhood joint for half the price. Waiter got drink order wrong, coffee was burnt and dessert was frozen, Other than that, I got to enjoy the company of my wife! Would not return.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 13, 2012

I have had dinner at Landini's many times. The food is always delicious and they always have some interesting off menu specials.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 12, 2012

My two sisters and I were in Alexandria/DC to celebrate a milestone birthday. We chose Landinis from the internet based on the reviews, the location, the ambience, and the menu. We were pleasantly surprised by the specials for the night, and two of us chose from the special menu listings, Crabcakes and Fried Softshell Crabs. Both were excellent choices. My birthday sister was treated to a dessert and song. The night was fabulous! We could not have picked a better place for the occasion.
Billie Belue, Yorktown VA

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on October 11, 2012

This place is strange. The food was OK, nothing special. The service was good. The ambiance was live and fun. When it the place dies down later in the night you could hear the music that they play, which is - classic rock. Pink Flyod and Led Zep - fine with me but very, very strange for this venue.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2012

A old standby worthy of repeat dining.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 6, 2012

We had 7:30 reservations and had to wait about 10 minutes for our table. Our table was right beside a station where all the waiters came to put in their orders and ring up checks so we were not real pleased with the location but were told we didn't have any options unless we wanted to wait about a half hour. Oddly, other were seated at better tables shortly after we were seated. Our waiter was OK but didn't seem to have much of a personality. Food was slow in coming but the place was packed so we understood. The food was excellent and the portions were substantial. I'd return to Landini Bros. and would have no problem recommending to others.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Naples)·Dined on October 5, 2012

The food was really execellent. The wait staff made great recommendations and they were really nice, but they were really undersatffed/stretched and we had to wait a long time to order and between courses.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 3, 2012

Nice italian restuarant with good seafood options. Not the most creative menu, but still very good. Hand made pastas and fresh ingrediants with a nice wine selection make for a good experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 29, 2012

My wife had the veal scalopini and it was excellent! I had the veal parmagian and it was a bit overcooked. We had a corner table which was quiet - vs a table in the middle of the restaraunt where it was louder. Good for a small group or for two.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 29, 2012

I made reservations for my anniversary and requested an upstairs table where my girlfriend and I had our first dinner. The reservation was for 7pm. When we spoke to the hostess at 7pm, they acknowledged they knew our reservation was for the specific table, but were told it would be a couple of minutes to get it ready. Five minutes later, they told us that the table would not be ready for another 20 minutes because a large group had the room where the table was. We decided to take a table that was ready and then waited 10 minutes for a menu. After a tough start, the service, food, and wine was a 7/10. Not sure we'll be going back because of the lack of attention to detail.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 29, 2012

My best friend and I went for my birthday celebration dinner. I specified Birthday in my reservation, however there was no mention or recognition of it at the restaurant BY the restaurant. We were seated at a table by the back door which was not pleasant at all. It took forEVER to get a waiter and then it took FOREVER to get our food. I had to ask twice if our server could be sent over, and when he came by, I asked him to please check on our food. We ordered pasta off the regular menu - so it should not have been such a long wait for food. The food itself was good. The bread was warm and fresh. We did not bother to stay for dessert since the meal took so long to get. I was really disappointed.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 21, 2012

Landini's remains our favorite Italian restaurant in Alexandria. The ambiance is very nice, the staff are professional and welcoming, and the food is always outstanding. The wine list is very good, there's always something really good by the glass, and always a number of specials that are always delicious. Nice outside tables right on King Street and a bar that's always busy. Dress a little nicer than you might; it's a nice place!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 20, 2012

Good -- loved the outdoor area on King St.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 17, 2012

I have been coming here for years. Superlatives will fail in providing an adequate review. The only place in the world that knows how to make veal. Best on the planet!
Please....never close.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2012

Good solid food - outstanding service! Ate there for lunch/brunch on a Sunday. Prices were good - menu was simply, high quality, and good value. Good people watching when you sit outside watching people in Old Town Alexandria.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 16, 2012

Great experience for family as it has been for so many times in the past.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 15, 2012

An excellent experience. Very accomodating and helpful staff.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 15, 2012

Always consistently good food, service, atmosphere!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 15, 2012

arrived early on a Saturday night for 730 reservation and was seated within 15 minutes of arrival. Waiting at the bar was challenge as it is small and crowded with tables right there so constantly having to avoid servers with food while waiting for table and trying to enjoy a drink.

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 14, 2012

What a find... we were visitng Old Town Alexandria, and Landini's bubbled to the surface of every online search we did for high end restaurants. It is a beautiful space, the servie was superb, and Italian food at close to its best. We'll be back!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 10, 2012

Always enjoy a trip to LB, and have had many over the years. Downside is never the food and seldom the service -- it's the noise level . The old stone walls are an echo chamber.

By the way, why do Open Table ratings score noise levels as 'moderate' to 'energetic'? Not descriptive, not helpful, and a weak point in assessing a restaurant.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 8, 2012

Restaurant could not have been more accomodating. Unfortunately our large (8) party was seated next to another large party that had spent considerable time in the bar prior to being seated. When we requested another table they were able to re-seat us within 10 minutes into a quieter space.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 8, 2012

Excellent food and wine selection. Saturday was busy and service was adequate at best. But it is so worth it!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 8, 2012

Consistent excellence is the hallmark of Landini.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 8, 2012

Good service, excellent food, charming location what more could you want. You will never be disappointed at Landini Brothers.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 2, 2012

Food was very good.
We ate outside and enjoyed the Labor Day weekend fun.
One of our very favorite local restaurants.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 2, 2012

Excellent food; excellent service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2012

We were visiting my best friend in D.C. over the labor day weekend and went to this restaurant to celebrate her 25th wedding anniversary.

We ordered several appetizers, drinks and a bottle of champagne to toast their anniversary.

The food was excellent and the waiters were very attentive.

When told that we were celebrating an anniversary, they brought us a dessert on the house, which was a pleasant surprise.

Would highly recommend this resaurant and hope to be back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 1, 2012

This was my second time dining at Landini Brothers for dinner. I thoroughly enjoyed both of my visits. The wine list is quite extensive, and the food is very authentic. I requested a quiet table for two for my husband and I to enjoy my birthday dinner. We were seated upstairs, which is much quieter than downstairs (where I sat on my first visit) where the bar is located. The restaurant is less than two blocks from the waterfront, so I enjoy the location as well. I hope to have the opportunity to dine there again soon.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 31, 2012

This has been our third time here. This time we brought my fiancee's parents, who were in town for the long weekend. It was a treat to finally be able to share this wonderful tasting restaurant.
I normally get the same dish, pollo al la Bolognese (which is the most amazing chicken dish have ever come across), but this time one of the nightly specials caught my attention. I had the Lobster pasta, which was incredible. It was rich and full of flavor.
We started with the calamari pesce (one of the best calamari's) and the vinaigrette infusion artichoke ( there was not a lot of flesh and it was a bit if a boring dish).
My fiancee had the veal parm, which is a hefty and yummy dish.
The parenttals had a seafood pasta and a veal chop

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 25, 2012

Never a disappointment dining in this restaurant. Consistently excellent food and service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 24, 2012

First it took 10 minutes to get the waiter's attention for glass of wine. When my date arrive we ordered dinner. I ordered off the menu, my date ordered plain spagetti and meatballs(not on the menu). The food came it was hot and very good. The waiter never returned to ask if the food was ok, to bring us dessert menus, nothing. We sat for 20 minutes after having our table cleared. I finally got up to find a manager told her what was going on; she said I am sorry and promptly made excuses for everything. She then told me when I come back next time I can get a free desert. I told her there wouldn't be a next time. When the check came and I was additionally aggrivated to see they had charged 22.95 for spagetti and meatballs!!!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 23, 2012

We have dined at Landinis quite often over the years and have enjoyed each occasion. The food is some of the best of the Italian restaurants in the area and the service has been attentive and helpful.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 20, 2012

Landini's has been a favorite for many years. If you want excellent Italian this is the place to go. Old Town Alexandria has a great jem on King Street. Never been disappointed with the food, service. If you are looking for inexpensive this is not the place but Landini's is worth every penny spent. Everytime I visit Old Town Alexandria, which is about every 8 weeks or so, we stop in for dinner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 18, 2012

Latest dining experience at Landini Brothers (5th visit) was surprisingly marked by below average service. I had to place my initial drink order 4 times; 3 times with our assigned waiter, then finally with a water-pourer just to get it. Ironically, when it arrived, the server had his hands so full that he dropped off the unopened bottle on the table and apologized for being unable to open it because his hands were full and he was so busy. No problem, I was so thirsty at that point I would have drank from the faucet in the kitchen...so opening it myself was easy. The waiter was semi-attentive, but clearly over obligated. As usual, the food was absolutely excellent - credit to the chef and cook staff for whom the waitstaff did not do justice.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 17, 2012

The food was good, though the dinner salad was lacking. I did not understand the playing of classic rock in the restaurant, this was a terrible decision made by management.

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