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Landini Brothers

1891 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Special Occasion (48)
  • Good for a Date (44)
  • Romantic (42)
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Hours of operation
Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 11:00pm, Sundays: 11.30am - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(703) 836-8404
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Franco Landini
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Cross street
Lee Street and King Street
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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.
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Public transit
King Street Metro stop, about 16 blocks away from the restaurant.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 1891 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6  based on recent ratings
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 18 hours ago

Wonderful staff

JaneB (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

I chose Landini because I knew they would make my husband’s special birthday dinner special, attentive, delicious and memorable. I was right on all counts. Still they exceeded my expectations and we and a wonderful , romantic evening and the detail and attention given to my husband on his birthday was amazing .
The food was excellent along with creative presentation.

5.0  Dined 5 days ago

The ambiance was great and the food was delicious! Service was very good. Enjoyed the dinner very much.

lizziec (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

This was not our first visit (we’ve been fans for over 20 years.) It was delicious and we’ll be back again.

5.0  Dined 7 days ago

The food was delicious and the service excellent and friendly!

5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

As usual, the food was fantastic. We have been there many times are are never disappointed w/ food or drinks :)

Steve (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Something happened in the kitchen where our order was forgotten. Our waiter did everything possible to make amends. His service was impeccable and the meal (when it arrived) was excellent.

We have been to Landini Brothers numerous times and this was the first errant visit. I would go there again without hesitation and recommend it to anyone who has a high standard for service and food. It is one of the best (if not the best) in Alexandria.

SunnySquared (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Although noisier than expected, the food, drinks, ambience, and service all contributed to a very nice evening. Some servers were more knowledgeable on the wine list than others. We had a mix of specials and menu items. For USA Italian food, this was at the top in the D.C. area. Now for the food review: persimmon salad was delightful, the Parma ham was not as silky as expected, the shortrib over risotto was tender and flavorful but too salty, the sea bass was a wonderfully balanced dish thoroughly enjoyable, and we both wished we hadn't ordered the tiramisu. I suspect the chef uses whipped cream rather than mascarpone cheese in the tiramisu. Regarding the bar, it has the basics for making most of what D.C. expects, but what's available to the main dining room is embarrassing from an Italian perspective. They had no amaro selection! We asked for some specifically, and they admitted to having it in their cigar club but wouldn't serve it to us. Call me crazy, but local patrons shouldn't have to pay $15,000 to give themselves cancer in order to get a common Italian after dinner hospitality at an Italian restaurant.

chrisj (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Landini is always a top notch restaurant. All of the items on the menu are great. Service is alway exceptional and a very cozy atmosphere. Probably our favorite place. Not a cheap dinner though.

AMSL (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We went to Landini Brothers for Valentine's Day and frankly we were disappointed. The menu had clearly been changed to have fewer options and higher prices for the holiday, and it was more than I wanted to pay for the experience we had. The appetizer was good but the main dish for both myself and my husband were unoriginal and lacking in flavor. My seafood pasta in particular was almost completely flavorless and was mostly full on not very fresh seafood with very little pasta. We ended up skipping dessert and deciding not to visit again after paying our $150 bill.

vipOldtowndiner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Service was rushed. Artichoke appetizer was mediocre. Veal scallopi was very good. Overall experience was just OK.

OrsonS (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

As always, outstanding food. The main. attraction@

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Went for a Valentine’s Day dinner. Food and service were excellent as always. Food is always perfect and served quick. The servers have a great personality and are always friendly. Great for any occasion.

Grittygirl (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

We were very disappointed with the food and service at Landini Brothers. We were celebrating a friend’s birthday and the most positive thing I can say is that they diD observe that with a lovely tiramisu with a candle. Hooray! We were very disappointed in the food, but to the restaurant’s great credit, they did remove my husband’s very disappointing entree from the bill. ( he ordered. Pasta dish not usually on the menu, but they advertise on line they will make a pasta dish you want). My main course, the special of the day was good, so no complaints ther.e, But mty house salad was sad: my husband and one guest liked the Caesar: another guest of Italian heritage had the Tortellini en Brodo..very disappointing.

For a restaurant that charges top dollar it was beyond disappointing.

scott (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Terrific meal with equally great service from Sam.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Delectable Italian cuisine. The waitstaff were friendly and prompt. I love this place.

Ajlmnop (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

It was our first time at Landini Brothers and we were so impressed. It was a special occasion and they knocked it out of the park. Great wine, food, service and ambiance. We had a great evening.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Everything about our meal was amazing! Highly recommend.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

The food was delicious but the service was slow. The restaurant was not busy but our waiter was hard to find. Had to get up from the table after about 10 minutes, after our plates were taken away, to get our check. We were never offered coffee or dessert.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Amazing, amazing, amazing. Food was incredible. Service was impeccable.