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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

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (52)
Special Occasion (42)
Neighborhood Gem (34)
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Good for Anniversaries (31)
Authentic (31)
Romantic (29)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Cozy (24)
Fit for Foodies (24)
Notable Wine List (22)
Worth the Drive (19)
Business Meals (17)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Good for Groups (15)
Comfort Food (14)
Casual (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Fun (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
People Watching (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Scenic View (4)
Seasonal (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Waterfront (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on July 14, 2017

It's been many, many years since we'd been to the Old Town stalwart, Landini Brothers, it had been stodgy & very smoky
We were given a gift certificate here, of course, went back to use it
We were quite pleasantly surprised by both the ambiance & the food. The list of specials was extensive & varied...we were a table of 7 & each one of us thought our meal was exceptional
Service was attentive & our table was comfortable with a comfortable noise level
Not advertised-valet parking for $5-fabulous option on very busy lower King St!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Detroit)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Because Landini Brothers is normally an awesome place we chose to celebrate a birthday there. We ended up being served by the waiter from hell, Ronald A. We were one of 3 tables in the dining room so you would expect great service with business being slow but not tonight. Ronald would disappear for crazy amounts of time. It took 20 min to order or meal as he went into hiding. When the food came out my steak was not cooked right but I ended up eating it as Ronald never showed up until very long after we ate. Normally the waiter shows up after the food has been served to see if the food is OK but not Ronald he was in hiding again. One we were done and wanted our check it took another 15 minutes for Ronald to show up. I know waiting tables is hard and people can be demanding so I make allowances for that but when there are 3 tables service should no be so horrible.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 12, 2017

I found the food spot on including the veal pork chop. The prices seemed a bit pricey but it was Old Town, VA.

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Great food, great service, great catching up with my high school friend!!

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Landini's is an excellent Italian restaurant in the heart of Alexandria.

The dining area is pleasant and the tables are spaced well apart. Since the rooms are broken up, the noise level is not too high unless you have a real loud mouth in your room.

The menu is varied and imaginative. Good variety of appetizers, soups, salads and en-trees. Something for everyone. If they don't have it made to your liking they can vary it. The sign of a real chef in the kitchen (great to have if you have food allergies).

Alfredo has been working there for many years. He really knows the various food and drink options and what ingredients are in each en-tree and what can be changed if desired. A real pro.

Try Landinis. It never fails to please.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 8, 2017

The restaurant was beautiful to start. They had a great variety of Italian food. I got the shrimp scampi and it came with vegetables and potatoes. The entire plate was delicious. The wine was tasty as well. The service was great and everyone there was very attentive to our needs and constantly refilled our waters. Overall I was happy with the service and food. I loved the location as well. I had a reservation at 8 and showed up a few minutes late but our table was still ready and they were quick to seat us.

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Ordered the lobster pasta special which 2 of us heard as $29 and the other heard $39. Bill came and it was $41... It was a highly disappointing entree even if it had been $39. Very little lobster, even with it split open and on the plate. The other seafood pasta entree was just OK, and while the chicken with Bolognese was very good, it was a bit salty and I didn't realize that it did not come with a side of pasta - my fault not theirs. The upper dining room was quite dark and we had to use our phone lights to read the menu. Service was good and atmosphere charming, but overall was just an average experience particularly because of the lobster entree.

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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on July 8, 2017

dinner was great
our server, alfredo was wonderful!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Great Italian food..wonderful old world ambience. Susan makes the best martini ever

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 (Louisville)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Just moved to the area and my husband is from New York and loves Italian food. He was not to sure because he compares everything with New York Italian food and he was impressed with this restaurant and the food was exceptional

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Outstanding dinner. Loved the ambience, extensive menu selection and creative specials to choose from; extensive wine list too. We enjoyed veal scallopini - 2 variations and shrimp scampi my husband declared the best he had ever had. Home made pasta was perfectly al dente, and the heirloom tomatoes with cucumber made for a wonderful summer salad appetizer.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Always a reliable neighborhood Italian restaurant. Great service and setting on King St in Old Town Alexandria.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Excellent as always. Enjoyed the Spiedini of shrimp and scallops. My friends loved the short rib special. The gazpacho with avocado and fresh crabmeat was perfect.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 24, 2017

The food was excellent but the time between appetizers and the entrees was excessive. I don't if our order was lost or if the kitchen was overwhelmed

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Made our bday celebration amazing. Had a card and confetti on table and sang happy bday. My hubby loved it. Amazing veal parmesan and rockfish entrees.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Paleo Friendly, Romantic, People Watching
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 20, 2017

The Lobster Ravioli "special" was overcooked and watery. It tasted like canned food. I was shocked when I saw the bill and it was $45. It was also extremely loud where we were seated, which was by the bar. People should only be seated there when they request it. It was a weeknight and there were plenty of other tables. Lastly, our meals took FOREVER to come to the table and my husband and I were left bored with barely enough water while we waited. We will be eating at the Warf the next time we are in town.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Service was good, and waiter was very knowledgeable about menu and wine list. Had special veal chop and was excellent. Was there for business dinner. We were not rushed as we stayed and talked after dinner.

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 17, 2017

First visit to Landini Brothers was wonderful. Our server Alfredo was attentive and the food was excellent. I had the Rockfish Piccata (a special that evening) and my wife had shrimp/scallops. I highly recommend each. We sat in the "wine room" upstairs which, I would guess, is normally quieter than the downstairs areas. Aside from the couple having an uncomfortable argument the evening was perfect.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Had loved this place when my children were young because food was good and the waiters always made our visits a special occasion for our children. Had not been back in a number of
years and was glad to see the it has not lost its charm and that it has maintained the quality of
the food.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Excellent pasta, didn't leave anything on the plate. A must for dinner in Alexandria.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Awesome restaurant! Very nice dinner.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 12, 2017

We visited in mid June. We sat outside because the weather was fair. Got a table without a problem. The food was ok. The service was bizarre. Our waiter kept pulling up his pants and looked seemingly disinterested ...looking up instead of at us and kept pulling up his pants in a comical exaggerated way. Wished we had eaten inside with a different waiter, we might have felt differently about the experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Excellent food as always! The appetizers were particularly delicious.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 11, 2017

We were celebrating our first anniversary and put a note on our reservation. When we were sat at our table they had decorated it with heart confetti and included a card from the restaurant. It was a sweet touch to a delicious meal.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 10, 2017

We're regular diners at Landini's and have never had anything other than fantastic meals. It's a bit noisy but well worth it.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Started with pumpkin flowers with crab, which was a appetizer. Veal chop and soft shell crab dinner was excellent. Will definitely return.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 9, 2017

We were so happy that we chose Landini Brothers for a date night! We loved the specials for the night and promp service. This restaurant has been around a long time, and it shows. The food came out promptly, and was everything we expected.

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Ordered a medium rare steak and got it back medium well to well done. Was never given a steak knife and never had the chance to ask because I never saw the waiter again until I was mostly finished with the meal.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Always consistently great food. A little pricey but such a great ambiance and environment to dine and service is excellent. Fresh Rockfish special and the grilled veal chop simply can not be beat and the Spinach Angiolotti is still to die for! Been coming here for nearly 30 years and always love returning.

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching, Business Meals
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Excellent as always!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on June 2, 2017

We eat hear often and love it. Trusted good dinner with great wait staff! My only complaint, and this was the first time ever, was a long wait for our food to be served has never happened before. The wait staff even noticed it and gave us a free desert. Again outstanding trusted good food. Best place to eat in old town.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Authentic, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Had a lovely outside patio table on a lovely night. Server was nice. Husband I both got Veal-Chop & Scaloppini. Espresso. Tiramisu was ok. Cannoli was good

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 27, 2017

The best part of the evening was the beautiful ambiance and quiet atmosphere. The food was pretty good, notably both of our fish options were great. The tuna tartar app was fantastic (however the presentation was lacking, but overall flavor was superb) and my husband's main entree of rockfish was out of this world!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Great as always! Never let's you down. Will always make this a stop when in town.

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 27, 2017

The menu was rather conventional and narrow, although the wine list had a broad range of options, both regionally (within Italy), and w/r/t price. Each of us enjoyed our meal, although the general flow of the conversation was along the lines of "I thought that the (fill in the menu item) was much better at (fill in another DC/NoVA restaurant)". Nothing stood out, except for the warm bread and soft butter that was brought to the table with our drink orders.

The service was sluggish and unprofessional - Heaven forfend that I ever hear another server respond to my expression of gratitude with, "No problem"! It is my default assumption/expectation that bringing me my appetizer (or refilling my water, or seasoning my salad with freshly ground black pepper, etc.) will not present the wait staff with "problems" - so, I have no need to be told that executing such services was indeed not problematic. A murmured, "Certainly", or "Of course", or (is this too much to ask?) "My pleasure, sir" would be most welcome.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 26, 2017

The restaurant accommodated my request for specific seating! Excellent food!

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on May 22, 2017

Jose was our waiter , he did a great job even though our reservation was later, due to my son's graduation.

All the other folks were grumpy

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 22, 2017

Although the food was good, we ordered seafood, my wife had muscles and I had the seafood mix in both the appetizers and entree. Unfortunately, we both experienced improperly cleaned muscles with sand still in some of the muscles. Initially, my wife received the wrong entree dish, but to be fair, my wife and I have both had authentic Italian in Italy and it is always compared to that experience. Server was good and responsive to our requests. Food quality for US standard was above average, but as mentioned, we have had authentic Italian and its difficult to compare to American Italian. Overall, I thought for the price, the quality was lacking but just could have been an off night for the preparer.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Excellent location in Old Town, Great food, service and ambience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Excellent meal, all homemade! Great service and comfortable atmosphere. Not crowded or loud.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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